St Johns, FL 32259
Excellent record of successfully completing multiple simultaneous projects; capable of designing a wide range of products including spinal implants and instruments for the orthopedic industry, automated systems, subsea electrical and optical connectors; extensive knowledge of engineering practices, GD&T and documentation, expert in analytical troubleshooting and rapid solutions. Experience:
GE Oil & Gas Jacksonville, FL
Design Engineer (Contract) 2017 to April 2018
The World's first and only full-stream company delivering integrated oilfield products.
Designed, quoted and assembled three automated test stations and a custom lapping machine.
Worked with manufacturing engineers and operators to design and implement manufacturing fixtures for instrument assembly based on quality and safety needs.
Created and maintained operator work instructions for instruments assembly. Teledyne Oil & Gas Daytona Beach, FL
Project Engineer 2010 to 2016
Manufacturer of electrical and fiber optic interconnect solutions for subsea Oil & Gas, Defense and Oceanographic customers.
Performed design reviews while overseeing drafting activities.
Reviewed assembly and component drawings.
Interfaced with customers to ensure technical requirements and expectations were met.
Provided technical support to manufacturing including MRB related rework processes.
Created procedures and test standards to facilitate manufacturing. US Spine Boca Raton, FL
Design Engineer 2007 to 2010
Participated in the design of the Facet Gun which enables spine surgeons to lock the facet joint in two simple steps and deliver the Facet Bolt in order to stabilize the spine.
Designed spinal implants and surgical instruments using SolidWorks.
Responsible for all designs from conception through product launch.
Maintained device history files and gathered information to ensure compliance with FDA Design Control regulations and to support 510(k) submissions.
Worked closely with spine surgeons In order to provide them with custom implants and instruments to meet their needs for a specialized solution to correct complex spinal pathologies such as scoliosis, kyphosis, trauma and tumors.
Responsible for producing functional prototypes of spinal implants and instruments using in house stereo lithography rapid prototyping (SLA).
Supported the CAPA/Complaints Management processes by investigating root causes and implementing solutions.
Coordinated the clinical evaluations of new products.
Interacted with product suppliers to facilitate and improve product manufacturability. ForHealth Technologies Daytona Beach, Florida
R&D Mechanical Design Engineer 2006 to March 2007
Manufacturer of world’s only robotic syringe filling machine capable of producing up to 650 syringes per hour primarily for 250-bed (or larger) hospital Pharmacies.
Wrote, designed and produced supporting documentation such as Engineering Procedures, Engineering Change Notice, Bill of Materials, Test Procedures, Test Specifications and other technical papers to support R&D as well as FDA requirements.
Trained manufacturing personnel in preparation of Work Order Travelers (WOT) to provide detailed information on how changes are to be implemented, installed, and maintained.
Coordinated field testing of products and systems performed by field staff.
Provided concept and completed the design resulting in more than 250 part reduction of a single sub-assembly for significant cost savings. Constant daily effort to direct methods and concepts that result in immediate cost savings.
Gosiger Dayton, Ohio
Senior Robotic Systems Design Engineer 2005 to 2006
Integrator of robotic systems including gantry, automatic loaders, and automated pallet systems.
Was instrumental in bringing new ideas, cost savings and creativity to the department.
Designed automated systems based on Fanuc robots, end-of-arm tooling, conveyor systems, material handling and pick & place devices to interact with industrial robots.
Assist the assembly of mechanical components in house as well as the installation at customer’s site.
Automated Solutions Group Charlotte, North Carolina Project Engineer 2002 to 2005
Hired to bring creative design, new products and ideas to the company.
Designed custom automated equipment. Established and maintained BOM and assembly instructions.
Compiled and organized internal documentation, vendor submittals, operation and maintenance.
Worked with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities.
Developed design schedules and provided technical support.
Reviewed customer specs to determine design and test requirements.
Ensured execution of changes to manufacturing processes and policies by providing CAD support. Advanced Motion & Controls Montreal, QC Canada
Automation Engineer 2000 to 2002
Size step motors, frequency drives and Toshiba robots.
Maintained and expanded client relationship through delivery of high quality work.
Provided technical support for multiple automation products.
Generated 3D drawings and BOM for workstations, machine enclosures, supports and fixtures using Bosch Aluminum Structural Framing System.
Scheduled, coordinated and conducted equipment demonstrations and trade shows. Education:
University of Superior Technology of Montreal – BS in Automated Manufacturing Eng 2000 Skills: SolidWorks, PDMWorks, AutoCAD, Catia, GD&T, DHF, ERP (IFS, Accpac, ACT, Tribute), MS Office Suite, Design for Manufacturing, Analytical Troubleshooting, Reverse Engineering. Languages: English, French, Albanian, Italian, Greek Henor Hysa