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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Detroit, MI
September 12, 2018

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Walter Baker 586-***-****


Senior Mechanical Engineer experienced in Military and Commercial Vehicle Systems and Integration, specifications and evaluation, Project Management, Product Engineering, Team Leadership, vehicle and component testing and design. Defense Acquisition certified in Systems Engineering and Logistics, including Earned Value Management, Milestone Maintenance, Technical Performance Measures, SWAP-C and CDRLs. Expert experience in technical writing and presentations, government proposals, and contracting. Computer proficient in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Pro E, and all Microsoft Office programs. Trained in Total Quality Management, Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and ISO standards.


Project Coordinator, 5/2017-present

Chimney and Brick Repair, St. Clair Shores, MI

Provide data for preparation of preliminary project budget from estimate.

Prepare and organize the general projects filing system.

Maintain project schedules.

Assist Site Manager with equipment rentals, materials and necessary documentation to support the project.

Prepare project documentation and correspondence in proper format and written in accordance with company guidelines.

Maintain customer contact and support throughout the project.

Test Engineer, 10/2015-6/2016

SGS Advanced Testing & Engineering, Troy, MI

●Managed the design, scheduling, oversight, hands-on support, and analysis of prototype testing for multiple customers

●Assisted in establishing and updating of test laboratory policies and procedures

●Provided engineering support for the re-working, repairs and improvement of existing test equipment

●Created precise technical reports processing the achieved test results considering customer and internal requirements

●Assisted in the development of internal quality control and reliability programs

Graduate Student/Part-time Employment, 04/2012-8/2015

University of Michigan, Dearborn, MI

Senior Systems Engineer, 05/2012-10/2012

AM General, Livonia, MI

●Provided analysis and evaluation of emerging critical, foreign and domestic, vehicle system requirements

●Responsible for all cross-functional internal coordination and compliance with CDRLs for AM General’s contract award under the U.S Army’s, Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program

Senior Mechanical Engineer, 12/2002-5/2010 (Secret Clearance)

U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC), Warren, MI

TARDEC Liaison to Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition Logistics & Technology) (ASA(ALT)); National Automotive Center Advocate to TARDEC Strategic Plans and Programs; Team Leader, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Special Projects; Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative, Future Tactical Truck Systems (FTTS) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator (ACTD)

TARDEC Liaison Officer to ASA(ALT)

●Provided Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) oversight for all basic and applied research and advanced technology development programs at TARDEC in the focus areas of Ground Systems; Power, Mobility, Survivability, and Robotics; Force Protection Technology, and Vehicle Electronics and Architecture

●Coordinated all program information with the executives in the Office of the Director and TARDEC Program and Budget Office as appropriate

●Responsible for the analysis of funding profiles and programmatic characteristics of all TARDEC programs.

●Assisted the Director for Technology and DASA(R&T) in defending the Army S&T programs and budget to Congress, to Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and to senior Army leadership

Team Leader, Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Special Projects

●Oversight of requirements definition and documentation for 4 modified Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) light and heavy manned ground vehicle systems

●Provided training and oversight for a team of Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in the acquisition of 4 modified COTS light and heavy manned ground vehicle systems

Contracting Officer's Technical Representative, Future Tactical Truck Systems (FTTS) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator (ACTD) program

●Responsible for Government technical contract oversight (cost, schedule, performance) of Lockheed Martin’s 18 month / $9 million demonstrator (build and test) program

●Participated in the initial analysis and development of all system requirements of the 4 year / $40 million FTTS program, leading to the successful transition to the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle program of record

●Led teams of approximately 15 senior SME’s of various engineering disciplines in the evaluation, documentation and selection of Contractor proposals for contract awards

Design Engineer, 06/2002-12/2002

Norgren Automotive, Clinton Township, MI

●Modified tooling components in a company-wide cost reduction initiative.

Implemented ISO requirements within the R&D department

●Provided on-site customer support for Norgren products in established customer plants

Product Engineer/Program Manager, 06/2001-12/2001

Hayes Lemmerz, Northville, MI

●Established and maintained product development timing, controlled all product drawings, DFMEA and DVP&R from initial to final release

●Provided on-site engineering support for all customer production trials and launches.


University of Michigan, Dearborn (Expected Completion 2018)

Masters of Science, Engineering Management

Michigan State University (1996-2001)

Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering

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