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Engineer Sheet Metal

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
May 16, 2018

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Charles A Wiechard III


Native American citizen Stable long-term career. CAD design. PTC Creo Parametric product development design specializing in plastic or die cast piece parts and assemblies. Project management. Structural and thermal analysis. Manufacturing liaison.


2018-Present Design_Ex St. Petersburg

Design Development Engineer

Product concept and engineering design development – plastics, sheet metal & pneumatics/hydraulics.

Product technical management.

PTC Creo 5.0, Creo Simulate 5.0, Solidworks 2018, Moldflow 2016 & MS Office 2016.

2016-2017 Abacus Engineering St. Petersburg

Design Development Engineer

Product concept and engineering design development – LED street lighting.

Thermal Analysis.

PTC Creo 3.0, Creo Simulate 3.0, Moldflow 2016 & MS Office 2016.

2013-2016 Project 111 St. Petersburg Industrial Designer/Product Development Engineer

Product concept and engineering design development - corporate gifts and electronics.

Structural analysis.

Moldflow analysis.

Product technical management.

Manufacturing liaison.

PTC Creo 3.0, Creo Simulate 3.0, Moldflow 2015, Solidworks 2016 & MS Office 2016.

2012-2013 OOO Planar Lighting St. Petersburg

Chief Design & Development Engineer

Development and design of light-emitting diode devices for illumination of office, home, floor spaces and outdoor illumination.

Thermal and Structural analysis.

Project management and engineering documentation.

Industrial consultation – sheet metal and aluminum manufacturing.

PTC Creo 2.0, Creo Simulate 2.0, Solidworks 2013, AutoCAD 2013, Ansys Workbench 14.5, Microsoft Office 2012.

2007-2011 OOO Infotex St. Petersburg

Chief Design & Development Engineer

Engineering product development, design and industrial consultation for existing and new lines of products/ - manual tools, boxes for tools and organizers.

Project management and engineering documentation.

Products: products for home and commercial construction and repair, hand tools, tools boxes, tool cases, organizers, saws and saw blades.

Pro/E Wildfire 4.0 & 5.0, Pro/Mechanica, Solidworks, AutoCAD.

2006-2007 OOO Oxonium St. Petersburg

Chief Design & Development Engineer

Conversion of electro-chemical sensor product line to plastics.

Design of tooling and fixtures, stamping and forming dies.

Analysis – Moldflow, Mechanica

Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 & 3.0, Pro/Mechanica, AutoCAD

2004-2006 Geiger International Atlanta, GA

Designer 4

Design and documentation - corporate office furniture.

Pro/E drafting, part modeling (solids and surfaces) & large assembly using family tables to provide part instances and motion analysis. Detailing. CMS (Product Center 8.2) Pro/E file management.

PowerTerm DEC data entry (special product requests and hardware inventory). SPR dwgs - ACAD R14-2005.

Training: Softech Product Center 8.2.

Products: high-end corporate office furniture (workstations and conference centers) and seating.

Pro/E 2001 & Wildfire 2

2003-2004 Modular Design Works Norcross, GA


Machine precision piece parts, assemblies, tooling and injection molds using Bridgeport mill, engine lathe, surface grinder, EDM sinker and CNC 4 axis VMC.

Part and assembly design and programming (2D and 3D) using Mastercam 9 and SolidWorks 2004.

1998-2003 LXE Norcross, GA

Mechanical Designer

P.A.C.E. Core Team Member (Mechanical) - designed and implemented (as vendor liaison) various mechanical component and assembly designs for projects. Approved vendor piece part dimensions and assembly fit. Performed Accelerated Life testing (vibration and shock - three axis, and drop - six sides) on hand-held or vehicle mounted terminals to determine point of RF and/or component failure. Prepared reports (MS Word) for system integration tests. Worked as mechanical engineering team member with electrical and manufacturing engineers.

Organized and outfitted model shop; fabricated various parts and assemblies for engineers and myself.

Used Oracle 8 for inventory of piece parts, reference drawings and master and sub-assemblies.

Installed and maintained computer hardware, client and server software (Win2K & NT 4.0 Drivers, Pro/E workstation, Pro/E FlexLm license and IntraLink server, and NetManage InterDrive (NFS) Internet Access Suite and ViewNow client). Assisted with various networking issues.

Created 2D drawings, 3D models and assemblies in Pro/E and MicroStation; drafted change notices and new drawings. Modeling, sheet metal, assembly, heavy surfacing and design development in Pro/E.

Begin MET degree at Southern Polytechnical State University. Self-studied Pro/E part modeling, advanced assembly, sheet metal, and advanced surfacing. PTC courses: Foundation, Advanced Surfaces and Advanced Rounds.

Products - Hand-held and vehicle mounted RF computer terminals (specialty in plastic housings and over-molds), NEMA 4 access points, radios, tooling and jig and fixture design.

Promoted to Mechanical Designer I - 2000

EMS Stock Option Award - 2003

Optimized piece part mold-ability and assisted tooling vendors with mold design/tolerance issues to ensure maximum quality at minimum cost.

1998 AMF Bakery Systems Norcross, GA

Engineering Assistant

Plotted AutoCAD (R12, 13 & 14) drawings in all sizes.

Created new detail drawings, layouts and revisions - AutoCAD.

Computer maintenance and filing.

Products – automated production lines for the baking industry.

1994-98 Plastic Technologies Co. Monroe, GA


Built injection and compression molds.

Led and trained mold building teams.

Mold design and CAD training in AutoCAD R12 & 13.

Involved in mold design concepts.

Products: Plastic injection and compression-molded piece parts and assemblies


2004 Herman Miller Zeeland, MI

Softech Product Center 8.2

2002 Parametric Technologies Corp. Alpharetta, GA

Pro/Engineer Advanced Rounds

2000-1. Southern Polytechnic State Univ. Marietta, GA

English Composition I & II

Pre-Calculus and Calculus I

Engineering Graphics I & II

1998 Parametric Technologies Corp. Alpharetta, GA


1998 CSI Roswell, GA


1997 Gwinnett Technical University Lawrenceville, GA




Computers & IT, Photography (Art Institute of Atlanta, industrial photography), music (various instruments), chess, tennis, cycling, football, baseball and movies. Public speaking

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