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Senior Design Engineer - CATIA/SolidWorks/Creo 3.0

Vancouver, Washington, United States
August 26, 2018

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Randall Finch

Principal Design Engineer

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Work Experience

Principal Design Engineer - CREO 3.0 (WINDCHILL)

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories - Livermore, CA

November 2017 to March 2018

• Project planning and creation of a complex Assembly structure (Skeleton).

• Kinematics and Mechanical Design for NIF diagnostics.

• Calorimeter placement for 48 different polar Laser directions.

R&D Mechanical Engineer - CREO 3.0 (WINDCHILL)

RLA Engineering - Vancouver, WA

November 2016 to March 2017

• R&D Engineer for 3D printing exterior components of sheet metal design and deviations.

• Packaging defined by external envelope designs.


• Prototyping and support for Hewlett Packard.

Principal Design Engineer - CATIA V5 (ENOVIA LCA)

XDIN - Greensboro, NC

April 2014 to August 2014

• 3D Modeled (CATIA V5) a complex piece of support structure for injection molded polymer parts.

• Project finished 2 months ahead of schedule.

• Learned Volvo's modeling techniques and Enovia system.

• Performed packaging studies (DMU) and interfaced with Volvo management daily to achieve desired


Principal Design Engineer/Owner - CATIA V5/SOLIDWORKS

SST Consulting - Seattle, WA

December 2008 to April 2014

• Engineered and designed two (2) different flywheel housing castings and machining 3DModels and


• All patterns NC machined from the 3D Datasets.

• Designed and modeled Nacelle (Cowl) components - graphite composites.

Test Lab Engineer - CATIA V5 (ENOVIA LCA)

Boeing - Everett, WA

March 2007 to December 2008

• Test Lab Design Engineer and ME support for 787/747 cabin systems and test racks and fixtures.

• CATIA V5 with a Flat file system.

• Prepared and released part orders and shop work orders.

• Test fixture and component placement design.

• Electrical Routing and Schematics.

Research and Development Engineer - CATIA V5 (ENOVIA LCA)

Goodrich - San Diego, CA

February 2006 to March 2007

• R&D Engineer and ME support for Pratt and Whitney GTF engine Nacelle Prototype.

• Generated original and innovative design solutions and concepts when faced with design constraints,

optimizing design manufacturing and reproducibility utilizing CATIA V5 and VPM.

• Design and drafted primary and secondary structure.

• Nacelle skin and structure design of frames, exhaust plumbing, and air intake system.

• Digital mock-up packaging studies.

Principal Design Engineer - CATIA V5 (ENOVIA LCA)

Boeing - Renton, WA

April 2005 to February 2006

• Designed (2) complex pressure boxes structure and Fairings to withstand a 31 KIP load (Bird strike).

737 P-8A Poseidon (Military conversion). Nose (41) section left side and right side forward of the door.

• Existing 737 structure (Green structure) had to be modified to accept the new sensor arrays/pressure

boxes/ electronics/fairing support structure.

• The fairing required an O-Give curve and surface model.

• Coordination with the systems group was critical to achieve release date.

• Led 4 other individuals to achieve completion dates.

Lead Design Engineer - CATIA V5 (METAPHASE)

Northrop Grumman Corporation – El segundo, CA.

April 2004 to April 2005

• Responsible for the design and release of all models and drawings for lower composite skins and

mating structure for the DARPA funded JUCAS military project.

• Led five individuals and was responsible for (NAVY required) "Earned Value" tracking and reporting.

• Resolved on-going issue of sizing (Stress).

• Fastener patterns were a challenge and required extensive collaboration.

• NAVY requirements were challenging as well.

Principal Design Engineer - CATIA V3-V4/VPM

Freightliner/Daimler Truck - Portland, OR

April 1993 to April 2004

*Conceptualized and lead innovator, intelligent designs for heavy automotive products with respect to project

schedule, manufacturing, maintainability, cost, weight, qualification, specification compliance, and

customer requirements.

• Class 8-5 Truck - Body (Class "A" Surfaces), Styling. (Alias).

• Chassis Engineer for suspension, steering, and clutch mechanisms and systems (kinematics).

• Several designs of mine saved the company millions of $'s in cost savings and are still on the trucks


• Designed and Studied most components/systems under hood to rear axles. EPA requirements

mandated many iterations/configurations.

• Point-Man for my 2nd line level supervisor - for complex 3D models/GD&T DWGs. Anything molded -

metallic or plastic, sheet-metal, progressive die parts.

• Became a Detroit Diesel employee to work on EPA required changes, packaging studies using

digital mock-up skills were essential. I worked with EGR, ACCERT, and COMMON RAIL fuel system


• VPM, Flat-file systems, specialized with model conversions.

Lead Tool Designer - CATIA V3

Utica Enterprises - Utica, MI

April 1989 to April 1993

• Collaborated and provided top level service to Sikorsky's (RAH-66 Comanche helicopter) tooling staff.

• Led a team of 5 designers.

• Designed mill fixtures, drill, assembly and floor jigs, components and Kevlar composite lay-up tools


• Provided our services to Chrysler for various fixtures.

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