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Electrical Engineer Design

Davisburg, Michigan, United States
August 24, 2018

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Electrical Engineer with ** years of experience in the automotive industry OEM and Tier 1 suppliers. Strengths in electrical system design including power distribution and wiring from concept through production. Focused on design, manufacturing and quality improvements. Demonstrated skills in providing system level design and testing. Able to develop excellent working relationships coupled with the ability to provide focused direction.


Catia V5 Drafting Class, Tata Technologies, Sterling Heights, MI (Aug 2018)

Safety Standard ISO 26262, A123Systems (Oct 2014)

Advanced Electrical Vehicles, University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit MI (May 2011)

Completed Black Belt Training (Apr 2004)

Obtained Green Belt Certification (Mar 2003)

BS in Electrical Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit MI (May 1996)


A123Systems, Livonia MI Sept 2014- Mar 2018

Battery Pack Electrical System Engineer

Designed electrical system power distribution for Li-Ion battery pack, including low and high voltage wiring. Eliminated HV connectivity issues, reduced warranty and returns. Per customer request reduced issues with relay performance resulted in customer dissatisfaction. Supporting multiple programs simultaneously from 12V all the way up to 720V battery packs. Lead system validation, DVPR plan, managed IQFEMA documentation. Conducted troubleshooting of battery performance (overheating of the modules during pulse stress).

CHRYSLER CTC, Auburn Hills, MI July 2011-Feb 2014

Design and Release Engineer, Electrified Powertrain 2013-2014

Managed the Design and Release of On-Board Charger Module for Fiat 500e. Directly involved in the module validation, conducted weekly reviews and directed the supplier to perform testing including, durability and worst case analysis, reviewed DFMEA and DV/PV. Use of CAN to collect data.

Electrical Engineer, Product Development 2011-2013

Lead Department of Energy project of vehicle electrification. Retrofit current production vehicles designed and released necessary wire harness jumpers to help with the transition of IC to plug in hybrid vehicles. Conducted test all the hybrid-electrical components. Troubleshoot vehicles using CDA (Chrysler Diagnostic Application) and collected data using Canalyzer.

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dearborn, MI July 2001-Apr 2009

Electrical System Engineer, Product Development Center 2006-2009

Designed and tested system schematics for current and future model Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX, 2007-2009 in the US and Canada managing suppliers on site. Lead the design of the under hood wire harnesses.

Resolved testing equipment connection issues that allowed building two different platforms on the same line (Oakville, Canada)

Reviewed and proactively resolved problems, on time delivery, release and follow through on projects.

Verify parts on the breadboard for electrical system on the future Ford products ensuring electrical integrity of the design.

Electrical Engineer, Product Development 2004-2006

Conducted change control management on Lincoln LS and Ford Thunderbird. Supported the PVT engineer at Wixom Assembly Plant.

Eliminated all fasteners containing chromium plating and other hazardous materials by leading and collaborating on use of environmentally friendly materials.

Channeled change improvements to the correct resource ensuring implementation of cost reduction and process improvement ideas.

Plant Electrical Engineer, Wayne Assembly 2001-2004

Managed daily plant engineering activities with the Plant Vehicle Team. Supervised and worked with suppliers, wrote reports for senior management, ran line trials, initiated and approved electrical changes on Ford Focus.

Eliminated 10% of things gone wrong (TGW), by training operators on proper installation and testing procedures.

Increased customer satisfaction by increasing the length of the antennae, improving the remote control range by 70 %.

Eliminated false readings during electrical testing which reduced testing time at the end of production line.

AEROTEK for FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dearborn MI May 2000-July 2001

MCR, Material Cost Reduction Engineer, Contracted to Ford

Led electrical task force concentrating on MCR on Ford Focus. Supported hoist reviews of the competitor’s vehicles. Directed suppliers to conduct testing including environmental chamber tests, durability and validations. Conducted line trials to prove the changes.

Saved the company $4.2M in material costs in one year through benchmarking competitive products and implementing design, usage and material cost improvements.

Created a cost avoidance opportunity by optimizing wire harness usage by analyzing supplier harness options, avoided harness content give away and increased commonization.

YAZAKI-NA, Canton MI Sep 1997-May 2000

Packaging and wire harness design engineer

Managed packaging of wire harness design, supported the builds at various Ford plants. Designed and oversee the manufacturing of the wire harnesses. Conducted cost reduction efforts, including testing new designs on line. Interacted with Ford personnel and suppliers.

Launched the 2002MY Ford Explorer successfully.

Reduced TGW (things gone wrong) by 15 %

Reduced $2.5M in material costs


Green Belt, Certified in 2003

Completed Black Belt training only

Design for Assembly

Design for Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Global 8D (G8D)

Tolerance Design

Supplier Engineering Design & Development

Thermal Protection of Vehicle Components

Design for Repair Efficiency (DRE) High Voltage (up to 900V DC) safety training

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