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Engineer Mechanical

Charlotte, NC
October 08, 2018

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Ph: 704-***-**** / Email:


Skilled Development / Design Engineer with extensive experience in product design. Adept at identifying solutions to problems and challenges, collaborating cross-functionally and managing multiple projects in a complex environment. Skills include product development and design, six sigma methodologies, project management and team building. Experience with injection & compression molding, thermoforming, machining, sheet metal forming, casting, forging and additive manufacturing.


Sr VA/VE Engineer (Danaher 6/2017 - Current)

Manage VA/VE projects for dental medical devices at multiple business units

Collaborate cross functionally to achieve $2.2M in cost reduction via component & process redesign YTD 2018

Utilize lean six sigma tools and methods to reduce cost and improve quality of processes and products

Create project business plans with associated technical budgets, resource allocation, and schedules

Mentor junior engineer in VA/VE methodology, opportunity identification and implementation

Utilize Solidworks to redesign products from concept through production; perform heat transfer and stress analyses

Develop and perform verification and validation test plans to comply with FDA CFR 820

Advanced Product Engineer (Electrolux 3/2016 - 6/2017)

Manage North America regional Engineering Change for Conversion (ECC) projects at Anderson SC, Juarez, Mexico and St Cloud, MN production facilities with focus to reduce labor costs and scrap rates

ECC projects reduced costs by $750k for 2016 and projected $1.1M for 2017

Manage medium to high level quality improvement projects including concept generation and decision making, design reviews, prototype building and evaluation, DFMEA, tolerance analysis, design of experiments, process capability, milestone management and production trials

Investigate and prescribe materials and manufacturing processes for components and sub-systems with the aim of reducing costs and improving quality

Performed design verification testing to meet agency requirements (UL / IEC)

Generate novel technical innovations to gain competitive advantage; 2 patents submitted

Implement effective designs for automated manufacturing, ergonomic considerations and error proofing

Mechanical Engineer Consultant (Champ Venture 2002 – 3/2016)

Developed products for company portfolio and provided contract engineering services to various small and large technology companies. Project activities include:

Identify innovative product ideas, conduct market and technology research

Design prototypes, perform simulations to verify design and reliability testing

Collaborate with global suppliers to source and manufacture components and assemblies

Manage business development including licensing options for patent pending products

Lead design reviews, support prototype builds and testing

Performed various design simulations, created 3D models and drawing specifications

Senior Development Engineer (Chemring Detection Systems – 2015 Contract)

oDeveloped electro-mechanical detectors / sensors using Solidworks

oDesigned rotating machine components, machined metal and plastic components, and additive manufacturing components

oDesigned prototypes for successful bids for multi-million dollar military contracts

oPerformed stress, thermodynamic, and kinematic simulations

oPrototyped and tested per military specifications

oCollaborated cross functionally with R&D staff and supported manufacturing transfer

Senior Development Engineer (Zimmer – 2014 Contract)

oRemediated medical device design projects per FDA QSR guidelines

oHelped develop design verification protocols, analyses and reports

oPerformed root cause analyses and assisted in solution implementation

oPerformed GD&T, tolerance, stress and kinematic analyses for cast, forged, machined and compression molded orthopedic implant components

oRecommended design changes and initiated engineering change notices

oMentored Junior Engineers and Co-op students

Design and Process Improvement Consultant (Integration Station, Charlotte, NC – 2012 - 2014)

oCollaborated with therapists to develop handheld occupational therapy tools

oDeveloped and modeled 3D Solidworks electro-mechanical prototypes for in clinic evaluation and tests

oManaged six sigma process improvement project that reduced billing cycle times by 50%

Design Consultant (Dyme Fitness, Charlotte, NC– 2008 - 2011)

oDesigned various fitness equipment and structures in Solidworks (sheetmetal, tubing)

oPerformed structural analyses to ensure safe operation under load

oPerformed tests on equipment to validate simulation

oBuilt equipment in collaboration with machine shop

Senior Design Consultant (Amphenol T & M, Mundelein, IL – 2002 - 2004 Contract)

oDeveloped and tested wireless antennas for mobile devices

oDesigned injection molded plastic and cast metallic components

oPerformed GD&T, tolerance, and stress and analyses changes and initiated engineering change notices

Product Account Manager (Allgon Telecom 2000 – 2002)

Promoted to Product Account Manager responsible for global accounts in excess of $10M

Managed product strategy and technology roadmap for next generation antenna solutions for select accounts

Led cross functional product development teams and managed global supply base

Managed internal development schedule to align with customer expectations

Led Six Sigma Supplier quality improvement initiatives with European based suppliers

Lead Mechanical Engineer (Allgon Telecom 1998 – 2000)

Led mechanical team (5 MEs) developing antennas for wireless telecommunications startup.

Led cross-functional global Six Sigma project to reduce plastic component defects

Development Engineer (Motorola 1993 – 1998)

Designed mobile devices and accessories from concept to final production and release

Helped reduce costs in excess of $8 Million dollars through redesign and quality improvement


Masters Business Administration, Nova University, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 1999

Masters Mechanical Engineering–Design & Manufacturing, Georgia Institute of Technology 1993

Bachelors Mechanical Engineering, University North Carolina-Charlotte, 1990


Design for Six Sigma (DFSS), Lean Principles, DFMEA / PFMEA, FEA, GDT

Mobile Telecommunication, Consumer & Industrial Products, Medical Devices, Appliances, Toys


Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, SAP, Solidworks, EPDM, CATIA, Teamcenter, Minitab


Six Sigma Black Belt Professional, Management and Strategy Institute, 2014

Certified Solidworks Professional (CSWP), 2014

Marketing, Sales & Communications, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2017

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