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Automation & Machine Designer, Design Engeer, Industrial Designer

San Antonio, Texas, 78247, United States
August 16, 2018

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Cristian Alejandro Sanchez Ramos

**** ********** *** *******, ***** 78247 210-***-****


Dynamic, creative, and skilled Inventor, Intuitive Engineer, Industrial & Product Designer, and Entrepreneur with a diverse background and a broad range of proven skills that include the ability to:

Create free-hand drawings, 3D CAD models, clay/wood/metal/composite one-off working prototypes, detailed manufacturing packets, and product development for multiple industries that include automotive, aerospace, medical components and production parts for an array of industries.

Utilize effective communication and interpersonal skills to enhance team efforts, create consensus, and provide the leadership and passion that gets results.

Integrate cutting edge solutions into manufacturing, design, and prototyping with a focus on creating high-value products that meet/exceed consumer expectations.

Function as a key player in the movement of products from concept through design, prototyping, and production.


VT-SAA (DRB Aviation), San Antonio, Texas 4/18-8/18

Aerospace Design Engineer – Contracted to help expedite the development of custom interior work on a private luxury VIP 737-700 Boeing Business Jetliner. Created numerous components from decorative parts, structural components, internal accent lighting, cockpit avionics and redesign/repurposed/reverse- engineered Boeing components to suit project needs all while being heavily involved in researching process specs, MS specs, and current industry guidelines & requirements.

Produced numerous IR documents ahead of schedule from day one so that production could begin manufacturing components prior to the aircraft being delivered to our facilities.

Was able to understand the company’s internal processes within the first week and was “flying solo” shortly thereafter with minimal guidance and/or supervision.

Was recognized and rewarded for putting out the most engineering documentation with minimal amount of errors in the department within the first few weeks of employment.

ACT Clean Technologies, San Antonio, Texas 8/17-3/18

Sr. Automation & Machine Designer- Responsible for the conception and follow through creation of industrial automation wash and passivation systems for Gas & Oil Corporations.

Within the first few weeks of hire created numerous sales renderings which were awarded seven contracts.

Developed a new innovative machine completely new to the industry.

Created two complete machines with full engineering documentation within my first six months for large oil & gas companies, Tomax and Schlumberger.

KNIGHT AEROSPACE, San Antonio, Texas 11/16-8/17

Sr. Design Engineer – In charge of developing cutting edge solutions for the Aerospace industry.

Sole Designer for the Chilean Military VIP Lavatory Palletized Module System for the C-130 Hercules, completed the project within the first 3 months from date of hire.

Developed a sealed pressurized double door system for Biological Warfare transport module.

Designed numerous one-off design solutions for the company’s flag ship product, the Medical Transport Module System.

Implemented numerous cost reduction techniques, and acting as a department lead in resolving complex design problems.

SOFTEST DESIGNS CORPORATION, San Antonio, Texas 4/14 – 10/16

Lead Designer/Project Engineer – Successfully turned around a backlog of delayed contracts for this company that designed OEM parts for automobile manufacturers. Worked closely with the CEO and recruited/hired quality team members and provided the technical leadership and management that resulted in generating over $1.8 million in annual sales.

Created turn-key automation and test systems for client projects that included: Tesla Pressurize Field Test Machine; Toyota Tacoma Fan Shroud Pressure Tester; Toyota Tundra Center Console Machine; Toyota Tundra Dash Clip Robot Arm; GM Omega Airbag Cover Station; Audi Q5 Logo Staking Airbag Machine and Trim Staking Machine; Audi Modular Assembly Stations; and Bendix Automotive Black Box Test Fixture.

Managed multiple ongoing projects from design, prototyping, and completion. Coordinated with manufacturers’ representatives and vendors during the build process and established requirements for onsite support and training.

Technologies included PLC and HMI Display Programming, pneumatic systems in motion control, various 3D Printing Technologies and automation systems for automobile assembly lines.

Quoted projects and maintained customer relations.

UNBOX DEVELOPMENT, San Antonio, Texas 12/13 – 4/14

Product Design Consultant – Turned clients’ visions into marketable products and provided the technical expertise to overcome technical hurdles and accelerate product development.

Worked with Vapor Way Company to create a unique line of vapor pens. Transitioned the company from a middleman supplier to the creation of a niche market that provided consumers with uniquely different yet interchangeable vapor pens.

Aided in the redesign of Ubertronix’s Strike Finder with modern electronics components and a Touch Screen interface. The new product resulted in strong customer demand reflected by a waiting list of customer orders while achieving a 300% increase in retail price.

Worked with technologies that included injection molding, product redesign, and brand management.

KINETIC CONCEPTS, San Antonio, Texas 3/11 – 11/13

Senior Product Designer – Contracted by the company to resolve design & production issues and led a team of Designers and Draftsmen.

Personally developed three medical devices that went into mass production within the first 12 months:

Power Drive Attachment System: Utilized data from multiple market sources to design a system that met requirements for approval and certification.

Enterprise Bariatric Bed: Lead Project Engineer who worked closely with inside and outside manufacturing resources and to create a product for mass production that met federal guidelines.

Proxymotion Patient Assist Lift: Designed, set up and trained assembly line workers on the critical steps in the assembly process for this new product.

Recognized as the CAD Guru and played a key role in formulating new product ideas, cost reduction solutions, resolution of design problems, hardware integration, and manufacturing techniques.

Facilitated team meetings and provided input used to formulate direction of projects as well as product design.

Conducted extensive research to source unique products from specialty contract manufacturers.

Created in-house working production ready and 3d printed rapid prototypes in the Fabrication Lab that significantly reduced development time and resolution of production issues.

Performed extensive research on development of a biomechanical artificial human hand prosthetic. Utilizing 3D SLA printing technology to print the “bone structure” and overlaid the hand with a synthetic “skin” (Dermasol Thermoplastic Elastomer) for life like pliability of cutaneous and human like skin texture.

LUCIFER LIGHTING COMPANY, San Antonio, Texas 1/09 – 3/11

Design Engineer/Draftsman – Contracted by this manufacturer of high-end residential lighting products and provided the technical expertise that eliminated a two-year backlog of Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) within six months.

Created new high-end Down Light Housing fixtures that reduced the cost of manufacturing by 80% over the existing product.

Initiated multiple process improvements that:

Streamlined the production line and optimized the use of resources. Reduced assembly time as well as reducing software support.

Reduced redundant assembly line processes by sourcing pre-manufactured materials from vendors.

Conducted time-motion studies of assembly line operations and worked with team members to eliminate inefficiencies and redundancies.

Personally developed prototypes in house and created drawings of undocumented products that were in the market place.


Quality Control/Quality Assurance – Cott Beverages, San Antonio, Texas

Monitored three production lines for this beverage company and conducted testing of products to ensure consistency, correct volume and product. Identified production issues and worked with management to initiate changes.

Fabricator/Technician – Lone Star Off Road, San Antonio, Texas

Used various welding techniques (MIG, TIG, and Stick) to create custom suspension systems and interior modifications for off road clients. Created hand-drawn renditions for customer approval and manufactured/installed suspension enhancement products.

Machinist/Welder - The Machine Shop Inc. – Boerne, Texas

Operated manual and CNC, 2 & 3 axis machines, created production parts from engineering blue prints.


Professional Development:

Completed courses in CADD modeling, IC Design, Programming, Solidworks (2008-2017), AutoDesk, Cadence, and Altera from Austin Community College, Austin, Texas.

Completed courses in Design, Drafting, Architecture and Model Making from San Antonio College, San Antonio, Texas.

Trained in Welding and Automotive Repair, Tom C. Clark High School, San Antonio, Texas.

Technical Skills:

Creating a Documentation, Bill of Materials and Procurement, Product Life Cycle

MIG, TIG, & ARC, Welding; Plastics Design, Injection/Blow Molding, Hot & Cold Plastic Staking

Freehand Sketching, Solidworks/CAD (10+Years), AutoCAD, knowledge of basic human anatomy and kinesiology for applicable to the Medical R&D Industry, ERP/MRP/PDM Systems, Cadence Virtuoso Integrated Circuit Design, Windows and MAC applications, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access).

Own and operate two 3D Printers: Experience with multi-head extrusion 3D printers, Stereo lithographic Printer (SLA/SL), & Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) 3D printing Technology.

Understanding and application of L.A.S.E.R. & Optical Technology: Experience with DPSS engraving/burning LASERs & Knowledge of high power CO2 laser cutting systems. Experience specifying and integrating this technology for safety curtains, optical/LASER part in place sensors, and Light sensing electronics(PCB LED pick-ups)

Experience with ergonomic design and Human Factors Percentiles

Experience Developing products for various Military & Aerospace Standards and DOD contracts

Knowledge and application of ISO, ANSI and GD&T standards

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