Joelton, Tennessee 37080
OBJECTIVE: Mechanical Engineer / Senior Product Designer / Project Designer
**** ** **** THE TRANE CO.
Sr. Designer (Apr. 2005 to Apr. 2012)/ Principle Designer (Apr. 2012 to Nov. 2018)
(Mar. 2008 to Nov. 2018)
Lead Designer in the New Product Introduction design team for large commercial HVAC units.
Major work assignments included;
Part of the design team for the refrigeration conversion to R410A on the Intellipak 1 rooftop packaged units and split system condensing units to meet regulatory requirements and lead the production introduction design team for these units. On time implementation.
Part of the design team to convert design specials to the R410A refrigerant.
Part of the design team for implementation of evaporative condensing in standard production Intellipak 1units. On time implementation.
Lead Designer in domestic and international design team for implementation of micro channel condensing coils in Intellipak 1 units and split system condensing units. On time implementation.
Lead Designer in domestic and international design team for the implementation of direct drive plenum supply fans in conjunction with a premium micro channel condensing system for improved unit efficiencies to meet customer requirements. Implemented 4 weeks ahead of schedule.
Lead Designer in domestic and international design team for implementation of variable speed compressors, final filters, and a replacement solution for Intellipak 1 units. On time implementation.
Lead Designer in domestic and international design team for implementation of Title 24 compliant economizer and exhaust dampers.
Lead Designer in domestic and international design team for implementation of higher efficiency gas heat exchangers for new efficiency requirements. On time implementation and exceeded sales targets.
Lead Designer in domestic and international design teams for all aspects of airflow and refrigeration in a new ground up HVAC platform to meet changing market requirements. On time implementation and exceeded sales targets.
Lead design reviews and cross-functional team meetings with an emphasis on team communication. Involved at some level in all aspects of the design work from concept to production implementation and continued production support. Responsible for creating and maintaining designer project schedules, coordinating, and assigning designer tasks. Participate in cross-functional team meeting to set program schedules. Provide direction, work checking, and evaluation of team designer resources. Participate in problem solving and direction setting team activities. Extensive training and development of Chinese and Indian designer resources to understand our systems, manufacturing processes, and standards to use in our design projects. On-going evaluation of design team performance including myself with active responses and adjustments as appropriate for improvements. Provide production support for the manufacturing facility including training and problem solving activities. Use of Pro Engineer Wildfire and CREO CAD systems with Windchill file management system. Use of Windchill PLM system for bill of material creation and modification and for the Engineering Change Order process. Extensive sheet metal and tubing design work. Use of applications such as Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote and Outlook for daily activities.
(Apr. 2005 to Mar. 2008)
Part of the Design Specials team for large commercial air conditioning units. Duties include custom designs for special applications required by the customer. Provide production support for the manufacturing facility such as helping solve problems and making engineering changes to improve the production process. Use of Pro Engineer Wildfire CAD system with Pro Intralink file management system. Use of Matrix PLM system for bill of material creation and modification and for the Engineering Change Order process. Use of Configure to Order system for processing of custom sales orders. Use of applications such as Word, Excel, and Outlook for daily activities.
1989 to 2005 MURRAY, INC.
Sr. Product Designer (Mar. 2001 to Apr. 2005)
Design work on all aspects of riding mowers including frame systems, motion drive systems, blade housing drive and suspension systems, steering systems, grass catching systems, and complex aesthetic body parts and covers. Design work on all aspects of go-karts including frame systems, steering systems, and drive systems. Experienced in design of sheet metal, drawn metal parts, wire formed and tubing parts. Experienced in the design of plastic parts using the processes of injection molding, blow molding, and vacuum forming. Use of three-dimensional surface and solid CAD modeling techniques. Use of Pro Engineer CAD system. Spent three years of extensive travel to China as we set up factories to produce our products. Duties included sourcing components, approving finished products and components, teaching the Chinese to understand our products and how to produce them, and redesigning our units to meet their production processes. Responsible for the successful production transfer of go-karts to China.
Product Designer (Dec. 1993 to Mar. 2001)
Design work on all aspects of riding mower and go-kart systems, use of three-dimensional surface and solid CAD modeling techniques.
Sr. Draftsman (Sept. 1992 to Dec. 1993)
Create and modify two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models, design and layout work for new parts and modifications of existing parts.
Draftsman (Jan. 1991 to Sept. 1992)
Create and modify two-dimensional drawings and three-dimensional models.
Engineering Test Technician (1989 to Jan. 1991)
Test products, research and development, use of strain gage and photoelastic methods for analyzing stress, build and operate test fixtures, technical analysis and reports.
1981 to 1989 APCOM, INC.
Engineering Lab Technician (1984 to 1989)
Test products, research and development, design and build test equipment, build prototypes, technical analysis and reports, CAD work on components used in gas and electric water heaters.
Draftsman (1981 to 1984)
Prepared mechanical drawings, plant layouts, forms, charts, and graphs.
EDUCATION: B.S., MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY, 1988
Major: Industrial Technology with Electro/Mechanical emphasis
REFERENCES: Available upon request