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Engineering Design

Clio, Michigan, United States
December 10, 2018

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Wayne Thomas

Clio, Michigan ***** 810-***-****


Machinist, Mechanic, Fabricator (1/2001 – present)

I worked as a machinist, race and stock engine builder and auto mechanic.

I’ve been self employed as an auto mechanic, “Wayne’s Garage” for the past 6 years. I also do machining and fabrication. This seemed to be the best way to use my engineering background and earn a living.

Northern Gage Design (1/2000 – 12/2000) Tool Designer

Design of Gages (Test Fixtures) used to verify the accuracy of components, often stamped parts.

Pinecrest Engineering (8/1997 – 12/1999) Cad Detailer and Designer

Detail drafting and design of stamping die and functional gages (test fixtures), CNC programming.

Verstand Engineering (4/95 – 8/97) CAD Detail Draftsman

Detail drafting and design of transfer assemblies, fixtures, gages, castings, weldments.

Fabricaraft Awning Company (3/92 – 3/95) Designer, Purchaser, Graphics Artist

Start to finish, I generated an artistic presentation of the awning system, once sold I engineered the system’s structure laid out the graphics design, purchased all materials and estimated its completion date.


Northwest Michigan College, Traverse City, MI

Associates of Applied Science, Engineering Drafting and Design

Collin College, Frisco TX

Cad refresher courses, AutoCAD 2011, 2012, 2013

Skills and Awards:

Northwest Michigan College Certificate of Achievement in Drafting and Design


Richard Minor

Engineering Instructor, Northwestern Michigan College


Steve McClelland

Engineering Group Leader, Verstand Engineering


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