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Electro- Mechanical Test Engineer, Project Manager

Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, United States
October 15, 2018

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Robert Mitchell Cell: 724-***-****


System engineering, testing, and program management of production equipment, optical, medical, and robotic devices

Program manager for $1M to $2.5M test systems

Experience in CAD, finite element analysis, dynamics, heat transfer, robotic motions, fluid flow, optics, mechanical and air bearings

Presented papers at technical conferences including:SAE, AIAA, SPIE, and ION

USA citizen

FDA training for medical devices

Membership in the following societies:

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Society of Professional Optical Engineers (SPIE)

Institute of Navigation (ION)


GSHP 2017 - Present

Facility Manager – manage maintenance/improvements of facility buildings/utilities

-Facility requirements for new equipment



-Contract terms and conditions

-Vendor selection

Statistical evaluation of life cycle component purchases

Bayer 2015-2017

Electromechanical Validation and Verification Engineer

-FDA training on medical devices

-Develop procedures for testing automatic syringe injection stations

-Laboratory testing of injection stations due to LCE changes from obsolete parts

-Subcontract vendor interface

-Resource and material requirements

Ideal Aerosmith 2005-2014

Advanced Systems Manager - preliminary design of production test equipment

-System engineering and program management of production equipment, optical, and robotic devices

-System engineering of electric and hydraulic robotic simulators for aircraft and automotive testing

-Optical alignment procedures using theodolites and autocollimators

-Human factors/interface engineering using MIL-STD-1472

-Pressure/temperature sensors,position sensors, hydraulic/pneumatic piping, flange, fittings

-Preliminary design team for non-magnetic three-axis positioning table for magnetometer calibration for oil/gas drilling

Carco Electronics 1998-2004

Sr Mechanical Engineer - design,test,install electric/hydraulic test equipment Program Manager - team of engineers, electrical/mechanical technicians

-MTBF and MTTR of electric/hydraulic test equipment

-Medical devices: motion tables for vestibular testing

-Life cycle component purchase analysis

-Optical alignment procedures using theodolites and autocollimators

-Human factors/interface engineering using MIL-STD-1472

-Pressure/temperature sensors,position sensors, hydraulic/pneumatic piping, flange, fittings

Relevant Experience

Facility requirements for new equipment

Quotations, Negotiations,Subcontract procurement,Contract terms and conditions

Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Outlook

Finite Element Analysis (ANSYS)

Drawings and part lists similar to MIL-STD-100 formats

CAD: Solidworks, AutoCAD

Component specification/vendor selection

Work breakdown structures, value stream analysis, and MS Project Schedules

ERP: Sugar, Sharepoint

Heat transfer & vibration analysis

Machine foundation design

Welded construction of steel and aluminum

Heat treatment & machining of steel and aluminum

Program cost summaries, budget & schedule variances

Cost/schedule risk mitigation

Schedules: critical path, resource requirements, milestones Program Team Commendations:

•Boeing “Brimstone Program”

•Contraves “LRBA Program”

•Sandia National Labs “FBIA Centrifuge”

•Naval Undersea Center “HWIL Simulator ”


BSME and MSME - University of Pittsburgh

Program Management – American Management Association

5S Lean – Enterprise Minnesota

Six Sigma – Catalyst Connection

ISO:9001 – Ideal


Published papers at trade conferences include:

1. R. Mitchell, “Selection Criteria for Hydraulic and Electric Motion Simulators”. Proceedings of SPIE 2004 Symposium, Paper No. 5804-5, March 2004

2. R. Mitchell and J. Marchetti, “Improved Position Accuracies of Multi-Axis Motion Test Simulators”, AIAA Modeling and Simulation Technologies Conference, Paper No. 2006-6361, August 2006 3. Mitchell, Robert and Schultz, Barb, “A Case Study: Improvements in Automotive Motion Simulators Using Six Sigma Methodologies” SAE Automotive World Conference, Paper No. 07AE-42, April 2007 4. Mitchell, Robert, “Laboratory Motion Testing of MEMS Inertial Measurement Units (IMU)” Institute of Navigation 63rd Annual Meeting, Paper No. F3-2:35(4), April 2007 5. R.Mitchell, “Major Discriminators in the Facility Design of Infrared Flight Motion Simulators”, Proceedings of SPIE 2010 Symposium, Paper No. 7663-16, April 2010 6. Mitchell, Robert, “Dynamic MEMS Feedback Sensor Testing for Automotive Systems” UKIP Vehicle Dynamics Expo 2011, No 15:40, October 26, 2011

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