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Engineer Manufacturing

Valencia, California, United States
August 26, 2018

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Diverse experiences with aptitude in engineering, manufacturing, design, quality assurance, science, finance and environmental consulting. Accomplished strengths: problem resolution; technical report writing; project planning; teaching and meeting deadlines. Personal characteristics: high emphasis on dependability; self-motivation; capable organizational skills; proficient people skills; effective oral and written communication.


MEDTRONIC, Inc., Diabetes Division. Northridge, CA Sept 12, 2011 – Medical manufacturer in the development of technologies providing management and control of diseases effecting human cardiovascular systems; diabetes; physio-control restorative therapy; neuro-modulation disorders and spinal injury conditions.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

R&D engineer to support DVT & Qualification testing of a Hospital Venture project. Development of a continuous glucose monitoring system (Sentrino®) for management of Type I and Type II diabetes.

Functional verification, system analysis and risk assessment of a glucose sensor system to ensure reliable detection and prevention of hypoglycemic and hyperglycemic events in hospital patients using clinical study product approved for international release in the UK and regions of Europe, specifically Denmark, Italy and Germany. Travel required to off-site suppliers. Provide engineering support in Operations for testing, process improvement and mistake proofing of an implantable sensor for insulin patients.

ST. JUDE MEDICAL INC, Cardiac Rhythm Management Division. Sylmar, CA July 24,1994 – April 20, 2011

A major manufacturer of cardiac rhythm pacemakers, implantable ventricular/atrial endocardial pulse generator leads and defibrillator ICD devices.

Senior Design Assurance Engineer

Resolved manufacturing flow-line processing issues of implantable pace makers (pulse generator), cardiovascular leads and ICD devices. Performed CAPA, PIR, dFMEA/pFMEA, product risk assessments, mitigation and fault isolation . Wrote detailed manufacturing procedures, specifications, operating procedures, engineering tests plans, reliability reports, qualification and process validation plans & reports for US, Puerto Rico and Malaysia facilities. Master molds and injection mold dies to manufacture silicone components on implantable cardiovascular leads. Design/develop “soft” tooling, sustaining production fixtures, integrate an automated robotic pattern recognition vision system for progressive in-line detection of defects during the manufacturing cycle.

R&D specification review. Approve pre-production drawings prior to manufacturing release. Performed design verification tests (DVT). Investigated patient field complaints & device explant studies. Evaluated product defects, functional performance evaluations and root cause analysis with R&D. Established corrective action requirements to ensure compliance and reliability. Travel to off-site and overseas locations.

Participated in Material Review Board (MRB) and Engineering Change Board for review/approval of document changes. Contributor in off-site manufacturing issues at supplier facilities and nonconformance issues.

ISO 9000 certification activities and GMP procedures. Support FDA audits, inquiries and observations. Wrote engineering reports with foreign contractors to release the building and facility systems at new sites in Puerto Rico & Malaysia.

Certificate of Appreciation Award that reduced product defects and manufacturing time/costs. Certified Six Sigma Green Belt recipient for mistake proofing manufacturing issues on medical devices. Diagnostic trouble shooting techniques and implemented quality functional changes that improved product reliability. Interfaced with Regulatory, Health Care officials on various matters.


Division of Vickers Corporation, a major manufacturer of military, commercial and industrial hydraulic actuators and flight control systems.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Performed failure analysis & fault isolation on hydraulic electromechanical aviation control subsystems (servo-valves and actuators). Problem solved pre-production and full-scale development flight control systems deliverable to Boeing, Lockheed.

Wrote manufacturing procedures and illustrated component assembly diagrams. Designed production tooling, fixtures and assembly aids. Defined & implemented test requirements for servo-actuator components used on flight control systems.

Corrective Action Committee member. Implemented advanced process enhancements in production. Received Achievement Awards for multiple cost saving and mistake proofing concepts.


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A major environmental consulting firm for corporate clientele and Government agencies.

Environmental Scientist I

Wrote engineering proposals and environmental management plans/reports. Participated in the design, implementation and management of a heavy metal waste water control system used to remove trace elements of selenium, mercury, lead, arsenic, and chromium from food service processing water. Filed environmental impact permits with the California State Water Resource Control Board. Wrote Industrial Pollution Prevention Plans and Storm-Water Discharge Procedures for industrial clients.


Division of Textron Corp., a manufacturer of military & commercial electro-mechanical servo devices, hydraulic actuators & flight control systems.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Failure analysis on servo-actuator production discrepancies. Designed/implemented advanced process improvements for electro-mechanical systems for various projects as: (i) The MX Missile Thrust Vector Subsystem manufacturing test time reduced from 11 to 2 hours; (ii) AAH-64 Apache Helicopter monosphere bearing replacement time reduced from 14 to <1 hour; (iii) B-1 Bomber rotary launch system assembly and test reduced from 5 to <2 hours.

Achievement awards for the design, development and implementation of: (i) F/A-18 Aileron manifold poppet gauge; (ii) automated computer insulation resistance and hypot verification test equipment; (iii) automated electronic test consoles and test algorithms for the MX Missile Subsystem; (iv) implemented a new bearing replacement process on AAH-64 Apache pylon system.

Traveled to military facilities to trouble shoot control system malfunctions installed on various classified/restricted aircraft: B1-B bomber for rotary launcher over-shoot; F/A-18 Hornet for aileron seizure; C-17 Globe Master III transport for mono-ball alignment; AAH-64 Apache Helicopter and MX missile program to meet compliance for Mil-Std criteria.

Wrote procedures for chrome a metal plating processes in compliance with EPA and CAL-OSHA requirements.


Division of IC Industries, a major manufacturer of military & commercial electro-mechanical servo devices, and hydraulic pumps.

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Conduct fault isolation tests on electro-mechanical servo actuator aviation controls. Development of an optical flow grind system to improve diametrical tolerance less than fifty-millionths clearance for the sleeve & spool on hydraulic servo assemblies.

Root cause analysis performed to resolve an F-16 servo electrical failure; scrap losses decreased 52% to Implemented advanced processes proposed to DCAS to recover servo coils rejected for dielectric failure; recaptured 90%. Eliminated corrosion defects on high pressure hydraulic jet nozzles due to contamination. Eliminated suspended ions in DI process water for EDM procedures.

SUPPLEMENTARY EXPERIENCE: (details available upon request)

Technical Support Representative: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CORPORATION, Ventura, CA 1982 - 1984

A major manufacturer of computer equipment and electronic consumer products.

Applications/Systems Engineer: STRONG STEEL CORP., Ventura, CA 1980 - 1982

Division of Furtura Titanium Corporation, a major manufacturer in the design and fabrication of industrial systems.

Investment Financial Consultant: E.F. HUTTON/DEAN WITTER-REYNOLDS INC., Ventura, CA 1977 - 1980

A major financial company for corporate and individuals with capital investment requirements.

Biological, Chemistry, & Physical Science Teacher: SACRAMENTO SCHOOL DISTRICT, CA 1974 - 1977

A public educational school system within the Sacramento area.

Plant Engineer: CAMPBELL SOUP COMPANY, Sacramento, CA 1972- 1974

A major manufacturer in the food processing industry.


Bachelor of Science - Biological Science/Chemistry: California State University, Sacramento, CA.

Credentials in Teaching: Biological Science, Life Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics: California State University, Sacramento, CA.

Juris Doctorate law studies at Ventura College of Law

Certified Manufacturing Engineer Curriculum: U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA.

Associate of Science, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: Sacramento College, CA.

Associate of Science, Electronics & Engineering: Ventura College, Ventura, CA.

Environmental Engineering Curriculum: California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, CA.


Graduation with Great Distinction (3.5+ GPA)

Dean's Honor List

Academic Achievement Awards (references available upon request)

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