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Engineer Manufacturing

Colorado Springs, CO, 80908
December 31, 2018

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P: 775-***-**** A: Colorado Springs, Colorado ****8 E:


Quality Control & Assurance Certified Welding Inspector Welding SME Product Design Manufacturing Engineer Senior leader and go-to expert with 20+ years of achievement Managing multimillion-dollar projects in the government, military, and private sectors. Non-linear thinker with superior diagnostic and analytical skills. Adept at Quality Control & Quality Assurance Management, Process Improvement, Manufacturing, Inspection, and Compliance. Skilled in analyzing operations and implementing strategic processes and technologies to improve productivity and efficiency. Expert in facilitating change to support organizational operating, financial, and quality objectives through strategic planning and practical implementation. Experienced project mediator with talent for resolving daily challenges while ensuring projects are completed within tight deadlines. Extensive experience solving technical problems, establishing teamwork, improving departmental processes, and maintaining a positive environment. Expertise in a range of engineering design disciplines (i.e., machine design, welding, machining, test instrumentation, etc.). A strong proponent of Digital Manufacturing thru Solid Modeling based strategies. HIGHLIGHTS

● Featured in the May 2017 issue of Nuclear News for spearheading an innovative, multimillion-dollar project (a dual-masted gantry crane that sits over a nuclear reactor for water-jet peening)

● Water Jet Peening gantry was awarded the National Engineer Award in 2017

● Subject Matter Expert in design, material processing, machining, GD&T, Quality Assurance / Quality Control, fabrication, assembly, load testing, and welding

● Major clients include Lockheed Martin, General Atomics, Sandia National Labs, Oak Ridge National Labs, and Los Alamos National Labs, US Army, USMC, Bechtel, AZZ / WSI


Corporate Management Profit & Loss Client Development & Relationships Contract Negotiation & Bidding Project Management

Risk Management Quality Assurance Audits Capital Projects & Procurement Safety Compliance Training & Developing Teams

Human Resources Government Contracting FAR & DFAR ITAR and other sensitive items ISO 9001:2015 and AS9100 CONSTRUCTION, MANUFACTURING & ENGINEERING EXPERTISE Heat Treatment & Metallurgy Product Development Industrial Equipment Design & Fabrication Structural Steel Detailing (AISC)

Quality Assurance/Quality Control NQA-1 QC-1 Mechanical Inspections using: Micrometers, CMM’s, Faro Arm and Faro Laser

Hydrostatic Testing Vacuum Testing Pressure Decay Testing Load Testing Hydraulic Design Pneumatic System Design Electrical design (industrial and controls) as per NEC code Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (ANSI Y14.5) Weld Inspection: AWS/ D1.1, D1.2, D1.6, D17.1, D14.1. D14.3, D14.3, D14.4, D15.1, ASME/Section V, IIIV, IX, B31.1, B31.3, B31.8, API/650, 1104 Welding: (GMAW, SMAW, GTAW, SAW, FCAW, PAW, EBW) Machining (Manual and CNC) Tool & Die Materials: Carbon Steels, High Temperature Alloys, Titanium Alloys, Aluminum, Non Ferris, Carbon Fiber, and Plastics Structural Steel Fabrication and Erection

Commercial and Industrial Construction Construction Management PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Quality Control Inspector, Welding / Senior Manufacturing Engineer AC FIRST, AECOM BAGRAM, AFGHANISTAN DECEMBER 2017–PRESENT Oversee and direct Quality Control and Welding Inspections across 11 locations while managing over 22 personnel Achievements:

Established and spearheaded the company’s welding program throughout all of Afghanistan Saved the government $500k on one of many projects by providing direct support to military units throughout the country Mitigated multiple inherited non-conformances, which resulted in acquiring ISO:9001:2015 Certification Dramatically improved the adequacy and accuracy of weld inspection SOP and work instructions, which prevented a violation of the PWS and CAR

Successfully trained, re-qualified, or qualified 18 welders Created company’s Mechanical Inspection Standards, SOP’s and Inspection forms Responsibilities:

● Develop weld procedures; conduct load calculations for safety equipment and other structural weldments

● Design machined or fabricated components

● SME for the machine shop; advise the shop lead on machine operations, tooling requirements, and machine repair

● Maintain the creation of MAC charts; track all jobs through their lifecycle; make recommendations on issues related to shop activities; supervise the technical aspect of the shop P: 775-***-**** A: Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908 E: STUART GREG SAWIN

Senior Manufacturing Engineer / Project Engineer

SPRINGS FABRICATION COLORADO SPRINGS, CO JUNE 2014–DECEMBER 2017 Oversaw large high profile multi-million dollar projects as a key member of the special projects group and product development team Achievements:

Increased profit margins for a massive, multimillion-dollar project by 10% over bid estimate. Consistently raised profit margins on multimillion-dollar projects, prior to joining profits margins were 0-7% resulting profit margins have increased to 25-33% since joining the company’s special projects group. Responsibilities:

● Project Engineer, Quality Engineering, Process Programing and drawing review for manufacturability

● Conducted and oversaw Weld, Mechanical Inspection, Design, and FEA analysis

● Oversaw the product development team and life-cycle of each project.

● Reviewed contracts and specifications for compliance

● Implemented Engineering Change Notices, Non-Conformance Reports, and Corrective Actions on projects AWS Certified Welding Inspector, AWS Certified Welding Educator, Subject Matter Expert, Metalworking Instructor/Writer

(Government Contractor)

US ARMY 59TH ORDNANCE BRIGADE, TRACK RECOVERY METALWORKING DIVISION FORT LEE, VA FEBRUARY 2011–JUNE 2014 Key team member tasked to institute AWS SENSE Program and National Institute for Metalworking (NIMS) Program Achievements:

● Modernized the machining and welding programs at US Army Ordnance Corps & School Responsibilities:

● Instructed and educated military personnel on basic to advanced skills in manufacturing and repairing components and assemblies for compliance with military specifications.

● Created lesson plans and instructions.

● Maintained and repaired 53 milling machines, 72 lathes, and other ancillary equipment. PREVIOUS HISTORY

CEO / Project Manager / Project Engineer

Industrial Fabrication and Machine Inc. Gardnerville, NV 1996–2011 A Licensed Structural Steel Construction Company and a full service Machine Shop Manufacturing Engineer, Supervisor

Omohundro Inc. Minden, NV 1994–1996


Mastercam Solidworks AutoCAD Mathcad PTC Windchill Featurecam QuickBooks Microsoft Office Suite Syspro Fedlog GCSS ARMY


AWS Certified Welding Inspector #13020311

Multiple AWS and ASME weld certifications

Licensed Structural Steel Contractor C14 all sub categories in Nevada from 06/2001 to 05/2011 Army Basic Instructor Course

Support Cadre Training Course

DOD Information Assurance Awareness FY 2019

O.P.S.E.C. Awareness: Protecting Critical and Sensitive Information FY 2019 AT Level 1 Awareness Training FY 2019

SQS Safety Training 2018

Qualified to ANST level II Magnetic Particle Testing Qualified to ANST level II Liquid Penetrant Testing GCSS Army Certified at Manager Level


Engineering News Report: National Engineer Award 2017 A multimillion-dollar waterjet peening project that I was the Sr. Manufacturing Engineer on the special project team.

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