Sedric D. Harris
My background is in Aerospace, Oil and Gas, and Manufacturing primarily in the design of various parts and components according to ANSI, ASME, and DoD(Military)Standards and GD&T. Engineering(detail) drawings are/were produced using various computer platforms for Parametric design including AutoCad and Inventor (Pending Certification) often from initial concept to checking, revisions-ECP’s and ECO’s, testing, production, installation and reverse engineering with a combined total of ten years of experience. Adept in the usage of Microsoft Office Suite.
June 2014- Current
G.E.-Oil & Gas- Research and Development (Unconventional Resources)
Determine requirements for Prototype; specify components & detail, design and layout to properly condition 3 equipment & personnel enclosures for a remote site.
Prepare detailed, complex assembly and detail drawings, showing the interrelated dimensions and position of parts and assemblies from layouts, designs and working drawings, including necessary projections, sectional views, and standard specifications. Using AutoCAD and Inventor to detail and layout parts, components, equipment and overall Parametric design.
Performs diverse engineering activities involving Prototype evolution and design.
Assist with the research and development of Prototype.
Determine capacity requirements from equipment specifications, anticipated personnel traffic, infiltration and ambient conditions.
Assist with the redesigning of various Prototype design features for cost effectiveness and/or for improved performance.
Specify detailed requirements based on above analysis.
Maintenance of engineering integrity of, and design modifications to, Prototype.
Analyzes engineering sketches, specifications and related data and drawings to determine design factors such as size, shape, weight, and arrangement of parts and equipment.
Sketches rough layouts and computes angles, weights, surface areas, dimensions, radii, clearances, leverages, and location of various parts and components.
Coordinates with and supports Prototype Project Personnel- electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, project manager, lead engineer, etc, for specific phases or aspects of the project such as technical studies, prototype design, preparation of specifications and technical plans and prototype testing.
Assist with the installation and commissioning of units.
April 2012 – June 2014
VMC Group - Houston, TX
Develop detailed mechanical, piping, HVAC engineering designs.
Develop designs on Inertia bases-curbs (steel and concrete), mounts and skids in an effort to isolate and/or limit vibration and/or thwart seismic forces which would otherwise cause damage once component(s) are operative.
Create 3-D, 2-D, conceptual models/layouts.
Interface with engineers, clients, and vendors on design specifications.
Develop formal assemblies and detailed drawings from approved models/layouts.
Performs static load and stress analysis including wind and seismic loads
Design components and modifies existing designs to develop or improve them.
Gather information, makes studies, and performs calculations.
Use Submittal Designs and info from various vendors to aid in the design of various components.
Coordinates design criteria with engineering, manufacturing shop, and planning in accordance with contractual specifications.
Prepare detailed, complex assembly and detail drawings, showing the interrelated dimensions and position of parts and assemblies from layouts, designs and working drawings, including necessary projections, sectional views, and standard specifications.
Review engineering sketches, drawings, specifications and related data to determine proper and consistent application of standards across documents and drawings related to a project.
Provide layouts and drawings utilizing AutoCAD 2013, LT, 2D, 3D, Inventor and manual drafting resources for mechanical, piping and HVAC systems.
Collaborate with manufacturing shop to insure design integrity.
Modify drawings in direct correlation with ‘as builts.’
Works under the immediate supervision of the Engineering Manager and assists all levels of engineers with their tasks and assignments within established deadlines.
Check and verify engineering data including calculations and BOM’S.
Process drawings and related documentation for approval and stamping by Professional Engineer.
Utilize Microsoft Suite- Access, Visio, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Project. Other duties as assigned.
May 1993 - 2001 and 2002 - 2009
Allied, Inc - Houston, TX/ Mobile, AL
Responsible for all aspects of facility including but not limited to manpower, recruiting, profit & loss
Hired, trained, coached, mentored, motivated, disciplined up to termination and evaluated employees
Intermediary between executive management and commercial real estate companies for expansion purposes
Implemented new work processes
Procured and provided necessary tools and equipment to complete projects
Conducted field investigation trips to work sites
Company representative to the U.S. Government as it pertained to the servicing of government contracts; human resources; negotiated rates; conducted safety meetings, etc.
April 1987 - May 1991
Science and Technology, Inc (SCITEK) - Huntsville, Alabama
Worked from sketches and verbal information supplied by Project Manager and/or Engineer and determined the most appropriate views, detail drawings, calculations, and supplementary information needed to complete assignments
Edited (redlined) drawings and standard detail drawings into specific layouts, assemblies, sub-assemblies, and installation of standard manufactured missile parts by utilizing CAD(CAD/CAM, AutoCAD, and Versa Cad) and Manual (by hand) drafting resources to produce project drawings
Created and revised drawings and bill of materials on equipment including: Machinable Parts, Pumps, Engines, Electric Motors, Vessels, Piping, Valves, and Instrumentation.
Produced engineering drawings for dimensional accuracy and fit including tolerance build up (stack-up) and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T): conformed to drafting and design standards and specifications particularly ANSI/ASME Y14.xxx and Department of Defense (DoD, Mil-Std) standards
Handled routine paperwork, correspondence and file maintenance associated with the design and maintenance of products including BOM’S, the sending and receiving of drawing files(.dwg) and revisions in the form of Engineering Change Notices (ECN’s) or Engineering Change Proposals(ECP’s).
Provided engineering support for the U.S. Missile Command in Huntsville, Alabama working under the Technical Data Management Services (TDMS) contract. This contract directly impacted the U.S. Army’s Trident, Sergeant and Hellfire missile systems primarily in the critical design phase.
AutoCad – Mechanical 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 (2D AND 3D), Revit, LT, Inventor-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, Civil 3D, 3D Max
Microsoft Office Suite- Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Calendar, Visio and Project
Photoshop and Illustrator
Basic knowledge of Rapid and Virtual Prototyping and PLM.
American Design and Drafting Association (ADDA) - Certification Pending (Mechanical Design)
ITT Technical Institute - Computer Design & Drafting - Graduated April 2013 (3.75 GPA)
Alabama A&M University - Huntsville, AL - Mechanical Design
Murphy High School – Mobile, AL
U.S. Army Reserve (926th Engineering Battalion) - Discharge