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Mechanical Engineer Design

San Diego, California, United States
November 26, 2018

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*****-** ******* *******

San Diego, CA 92128

Email: Phone: 619-***-****


Highly efficient project manager and mechanical engineer; with over twenty years’ experience. Demonstrated success in the engineering plastics industry. Strong engineering professional, skilled in Product Development, Medical Devices, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design for Manufacturing (DFM), and Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Tenacious professional, team player, with resilient design, analytical, interpersonal, organizational and effective communication skills. Experience includes:

Project Management

Plastic Injection Molding

Medical Devices

ISO 13485

ISO 14971

Product Development

Business Development

Solid Works

Product Verification


ENPLAS AMERICA - San Diego, CA Jan 2017 – Aug 2018

Application Engineer

Responsible for identifying customer needs, developing designs, and supporting rapid prototyping and manufacturing for life sciences, medical devices, IVD including microfluidics and other biotech customers for entire West Coast Region.

Managed, cultivate, and expand projects with new and existing customers. With a strong emphasis on working with R&D teams to identify their technical plastic consumable needs.

Provided customers with design for manufacturing (DFM) assistance; which included tooling and material selection, per ISO 13485 and/or ISO 14971 requirements.

Worked with customer on design of injection mold; including gate and ejector pin location. Using Solidworks; establish initial cavity and core layout including, if required multi-cavity design.

Provided tooling engineers with preliminary mold design; worked internally with engineers to establish proper cooling line locations and cavity design for proper material flow.

Experience with many thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers; including various grades of PP, PC, COP, and COC.

Design experience with over-mold elastomer materials including ZTPE and TPU.


Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Responsible for the design, analysis, and documentation of all light pipe/guide and panel mount indicators. Utilizing SolidWorks for all new product design as well required changes to existing designs. Industries included, consumer electronics, aerospace, and medical device companies.

Expert in company’s light modeling software tool. This was used to incorporate angle of refraction and reduction in light calculations used for simulation and verification of custom light pipe designs; provided customers with in-depth, detailed reports, specifying all statistical data, indicating illumination output of design.

Managed cross functional teams along with; out sourced engineering firm(s) when work load required. This included timeline, component selection, and approval, budgetary and quality of 3D CAD part and assembly models, Bill of Materials (BOM), along with 2D drawing review and approval.

Responsible for design, documentation, and qualification for company’s New Product Introduction (NPI). This included injection molding tool approval at the supplier.

Direct production line quality inspection and verification in accordance with company’s six sigma quality standards.

Experience with various regulatory certifications including, IP, NEMA, CE, UL

ISO 9001 internal auditor.

CYMER/ASML - San Diego, CA Jan 2013 – May 2015

Mechanical Design Engineer

Responsible for the design, analysis and documentation of various optical and laser mounts for EUV Lithography imaging technology.

Engineered optical test fixture to verify laser beam efficiency; utilizing NX (Unigraphics) 3D CAD software as well as TeamCenter PLM for model and drawing release.

Designed equipment mount to hold an internal spatial filter used to test the focal point of the high-powered laser.

KIC THERMAL - San Diego, CA Mar 2011 – Dec 2012

Project Manager/Mechanical Engineer

Project Manager for company’s new thermal profiler, responsible for the all scheduling, budget, mechanical, electrical and software related.

Managed effort to qualify company’s first product that met all required EU safety, health; and environmental protection requirements to obtain CE certification.

Responsible for all engineering aspects towards the design of company’s thermal profiling equipment utilized in the oven environment of the printed circuit board industry.

Developed and implemented company’s Engineering Change Order (ECO) process.


NOVARTIS RESEARCH FOUNDATION (GNF) - San Diego, CA May 2003 – Mar 2011

Design Engineer

Responsible for the design and documentation of various mechanical parts along with managing large Pro Engineer assemblies. At times more than 500 items.

Project lead responsible for various engineering of system level design, including Robotic interaction.

Pro-Intralink (PLM) database administrator; responsible for reliability and stability of CAD database. This includes server allocation, program version updates, and training.

LIGHTPOINTE COMMUNICATIONS - San Diego, CA Jun 2001 – Mar 2003

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead responsible for the design, component selection, and analysis of all mechanical designs, including, machined aluminum, sheet metal, and laser implementation designs, towards the production of Free Space Optical (FSO) equipment.

Project lead; responsible for changes to current product to meet qualifications per National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) standard.

Designed lens Gimbal mount. Centered and aligned four lenses to specific laser focal point in order to improve laser transmission efficiency.

QUALCOMM INCORPORATED - San Diego, CA Mar 1996 – May 2001

Design Engineer

Project engineer, accountable for the design of new silicon rubber keypad from concept to production, met all production qualification standards within required deadline and budget.

Project lead responsible for instituting design changes on mock-up phone, which resulted in savings of 25% per phone, for a total company savings of over $100,000 dollars.

Led the development and qualification of plastic casing to encompass battery packs within required budget and deadline, including qualification of injection molding tool.

Led implementation of design improvements and conducted needed qualifications of a new battery supplier, resulting in an overall cost savings of 30% per battery pack.

APPLIED DATA TECHNOLOGY - San Diego, CA Mar 1994 – Mar 1996

Mechanical Designer

Designed various mechanical parts, numerous mechanisms, along with the creation of all equipment installation designs, and BOM component selection; towards the production of ACMI recording equipment for the Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.

Revised over 150 component source control drawings per ANSI Y14.5 standards, meeting all contract requirements.

Led project that created electronic links between AutoCad and MS Word for source control drawings, significantly improving usability and user interface.

UNITED STATES NAVY Jun 1986 – Feb 1994

Radioman Second Class (E-5)

Responsible for all shipboard, shore-based satellite (SATCOM) and wireless Naval Communications Systems.

Achieved position of divisional Leading Petty Officer and Watch Supervisor; with up to six (6) direct reports; which resulted in numerous awards and commendations.

Held Top Secret security clearance.

Awarded two (2) Navy Achievement Medals.

Awarded Navy Good Conduct medal

Received honorable discharge.


Proficient in Pro-Engineer, Pro-Intralink, SolidWorks, PDM, NX (Unigraphics), Team Center

Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, and Outlook

Active US passport


A.S. (honors) - Electro-Mechanical Design – The New England Institute of Technology, Newport RI

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