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Engineering Design Engineer

Austin, TX
March 23, 2018

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Michael Knowlton

978-***-**** ● ● 6117 Jumano Ln. Austin TX, 78749


Smith & Nephew (Medical Devices) - Austin, TX

Engineering Technician May 2015 – Present

•Design fixtures and tooling for manufacturing using Solidworks

•Develop parameters for all types of medical device manufacturing equipment

•Work with Engineering to develop, design, and build prototypes that contribute to new

products and/or company objectives

•Conduct testing to demonstrate performance of devices, including verification and validation activities

•Identify and coordinate with outside vendors and suppliers on sourcing materials and equipment to support R&D activities

•Write manufacturing instructions (MPI’s), create drawings, write protocols for testing and validation, write test reports, and maintain an Engineering laboratory notebook

Tolteq (MWD Tools, Oil and Gas Industry) - Cedar Park, TX

Engineering Specialist November 2014 – May 2015

•Design MWD tools with Solidworks CAD software

•Create machine drawings for new product and product improvement

•Inspect FAI parts and disposition nonconforming materials accordingly

•Work with production team to train and instruct how to properly assemble new products

•Work with Technical Document control on assembly procedures

•Process ECN’s through a formal meeting with both external and internal customers

•Train others on basics of GD&T

•Develop and create wiring harness drawings for MWD tools

Tecomet Inc. (Medical Device Manufacturer) - Wilmington, MA

Associate Design Engineer October 2013 – November 2014

•Conduct process analysis and root cause analysis for manufacturing processes

•Work on programs and solutions for increasing uptime and for problem or process related issues

•Create and manage Bill of Material (BOM) utilizing ERP systems to maintain/manage; engineering changes effectively, product configurations, and complex assemblies

•Develop, implement, measure, standardize, maintain, and improve manufacturing processes

•Screen and inspect customer models up against customer drawings prior to releasing to floor for manufacturing

•Develop and create internal drawings for various manufacturing processes (Operation Sheets).

•Design and draft work holdings/fixtures, utilizing Siemens NX (FKA Unigraphics) and Solidworks; for all manufacturing processes

•Program Zeiss CMM (Calypso) for spinal and small extremity medical devices

•Provide and communicate technical instruction and coordination with internal and external customers

CMM Programmer /QA July 2012 – October 2013

•Apply knowledge of GD&T to program Zeiss (calypso) software for CMM inspections

•Develop metrology practices and strategies for incoming developmental projects

•Work from blueprints, drawings, process sheets, engineering change orders and written and verbal instruction to inspect mechanical parts, subassemblies and assemblies against required quality standards

EDM Machinist April 2011 – July 2012

•Set-up, Program, and operate Fanuc Wire EMD machines, die sinker EDM machines, and Laser Marking machines

•Measured parts via Optical Comparators with the use of overlays and machinist hand instruments

•Actively participated in design of fixtures and tooling for CNC, CMM, and Laser markers

Goodrich (UTC Aerospace Systems) - Peabody, MA April 2010 - April 2011

EDM Machinist

•Develop new ideas to drive out waste and find the LWW to carry out a process

•Setup, program, and operate Wire EDM machines, Solid (Ram) EDM machines & (Drill) EDM machining centers

•Machine parts in accordance with standard operating procedures and work instructions

•Complete necessary documentation including tool books, maintenance logs/ tags and quality document

Goodrich (UTC Aerospace Systems) – Foley, AL June 2008 – April 2010

Assembler II

•Assembler for various stations along V2500 program

•Work with stand work to construct thrust reversers according to and exceeding expected TAK time

•Responsible for identifying problems or non-conforming product

•Diligently work to improve processes according to the guide lines and culture of lean philosophy


BS in Operations and Project Management (graduation 5/18)

AS in Engineering CAD Technology – Middlesex Community College (2014)

Computer Aided Design certificate – North Shore Community College (2012)


Zeiss Calypso (Basic)

Zeiss Calypso (Advanced)

Seimens NX (Design Essentials)


Siemens NX (Unigraphics)

Zeiss CMM Programming (Calyspo)



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