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Engineer Design

Dearborn, Michigan, United States
April 08, 2019

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Julian P. Thornton

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Dearborn, MI 48124 • 313-***-****(C) •

Professional Summary: Detail oriented professional with technical background. Broad knowledge of mechanical, electrical equipment, ASTM material testing, computer modeling and design of elastomers, weather-stripping, belt line glass seals, programming systems and machinery. FEA applications, Linear, Non-linear, stress- strain analysis. FMEA. Creation of 2D/3D CAD documents for production. Development of Logic control sequencing for test fixtures and machinery. IT of support peripheral computer systems.

Core Qualifications: Machine related: Production equipment control as function of quality control and PLM. Predictive and preventative maintenance. PLC controls.

Design analysis: MARC Linear, Non- linear FEA, Solidworks, Hypermesh. Optimization analysis for elastomer seals using simulation, correlation studies. ASTM protocol for data analysis and lab testing, testing rubber coatings and seal performance. Curve fitting.

GD&T and laboratory applications: Weatherometers, ozone exposure, Instron: tensile, friction and rheometers. Oscilloscopes, Multi-meters, Line tracing equipment. PLC controls. Load cells and fixture jigs. 3D Stratasys prototype machines.


Schoolcraft College. Livonia MI. 2010

B.M.E.T. – Biomedical Engineering Medical Technology.

Wayne State University Detroit, MI. 2000

B.S.M.E.T. Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering.

Kern Inc. Detroit, MI. 09/18/2018 to 03/21/2018

Service Technician: Monitor daily production, scrape rates, perform predictive and preventative maintenance procedures on servo controlled,class II light sensor machinery.

EHD Technologies 04/2018 to 09/2018

Program Launch Technician. Evaluate work cell timing cycles, robot performance. Quality assessment, implementing improvements to reduce cycle times and decrease scrap. Work time element and cycle time studies to verify production performance. Implement design and PLC changes to improve cycle times. Contract for launch duration.

McKinely Properties, Taylor MI.

Maintenance technician. 2017 to 2018

Responsible for all aspects of apartment maintenance, to include electrical, plumbing, security and company growth.

Hollingsworth, Dearborn, MI. 2016 to 2017

Quality Control Leader.

Ensure correct sequence of packing and part orders are processed. Instruct personnel, train and maintain order of operation. Creating ISO certification strategy, documentation of process and control of work flow.

Fresh Horizons, LLC .

Business Development. 2011 to 2016

Buy, repair and lease residential homes. Manage all aspects of house repair: HVAC, plumbing, electrical, flooring, tile and room refinishing; drywall and painting. Fine wood working design and build.

St. John Hospital, Detroit, MI. 2010 to 2011

Schoolcraft College Sponsored Internship.

Evaluated, tested and performed required maintenance on specific hospital equipment; IV pumps, EKG machines, NIBP and monitoring systems. System administration, Ubuntu, and Microsoft server application for Nurse call system, computer support to include beeper, scanner and GUI interface software. Equipment was tested for performance capability per equipment manuals and specifications. I applied correct resources in a timely manner, ensuring that the equipment was returned to service efficiently.

Fairlane Meadow Apartments, Dearborn, MI. 2008 to 2010

Maintenance Technician.

Performed maintenance to apartments: Plumbing, Electrical, Drywall, Painting, Appliance repair, installation.

Mopec Inc., Oak Park MI. 2007 to 2008

Design Engineer.

Utilized Solidworks to design and draft autopsy equipment. Built, HEPA waste collection table, Tested and optimized air flow for performance. Cooler rack, rotating and elevating autopsy table. Implemented quick response design methods to facilitate tooling methods. SAP interface. Modeled kinematics of articulated hinge. GD&T, tolerance stack analysis. FMEA, BOM creation, production and logistics.

Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, MI. 2003 to 2007

Maintenance Engineer.

Preformed predictive preventive maintenance to kitchen equipment, hotel plumbing, water heating and HVAC systems. Testing of subsystems, operational check of equipment. Operated low pressure boiler, performed predictive and preventive maintenance of system . Duties included motor and belt replacement, filter changes, operational checks of pressure, amperage, water and air flow. Predictive and preventive maintenance of all kitchen equipment, steamers, broilers, coolers dishwashers and holding units. Installation of Cat 5 cable throughout facility. Guest room checks and service of all plumbing and HVAC systems.

City Case, Taipei.Taiwan. 2001-2002

Design Engineer.

Innovated esthetic, computer cases that conformed to a strict design envelope. Eliminated residual mold stress and short shots, through applying MoldFlow simulations. Design iteration of hand drawings into 3D SolidWorks files, Pre/Process for 2D mold flow. Interacted with die shops for manufacturing details. Pre–production and failure mode analysis. Creation of internal/external company technical documentation.

Engineering Technology Associates, Troy, Michigan. 2000-2001

Product Support Engineer/Model Development.

Meshed full body BIW structures for crash analysis models. Provided modeling solutions. Customer contact for software bug tracking and subsequent software modification. Performed model development, DOF compatibility, boundary and element assignment. Initiated FEMB27 release presentation with Power Point. Developed software manuals for customer training. Assembled presentations for software release with Power Point software. Performed installation and debugging of software.

Newcor Rubber and Plastic Group Inc, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. 1998-2000

Product Design Engineer/Analyst, Sealing Engineer, Elastomers.

Responsibilities included all phases of seal design, geometry, material selection, and durability. Developed primary and secondary shift boot designs for Chrysler Corp and General Motors resulting in a 50% part count reduction for steering column sealing boots. Managed CAE/CAD data transfers between design software platforms, DFMEA resolution, GD&T application. Built and analyzed 3-D elastomer models, multi-body contact models. MARC and Hypermesh applied to generate data on seal performance. Generated technical reports of data, problems and solutions to ensure seal performance. GD&T, tolerance stack analysis. FMEA studies for design modification, PPAP.

British Tire and Rubber, Madison Heights, Michigan. 1996-1998

Finite Element Analyst/Design Seal Engineer, Elastomers.

Customer driven design studies for, A/B/C-pillar glass run channels, belt-line and hood sealing applications. Continued material testing, model generation studies leading to a patent application for material characterization of natural and synthetic rubber, TPE. Meshing, Multi-body contact models, Non-linear analysis. Applied MARC and Solid Works. Analyzed four programs of sealing systems, FMEA problem solving design studies to include physical water and wind testing. Generated material curve fit models foam and other elastomers. Applied ASTM methods in laboratory for fatigue, friction, exposure, material composition.

Standard Products, Dearborn Michigan. 1994-1996

Finite Element Analyst/Designer, Seals/Weather-Strip, Elastomers.

Built, processed and analyzed FEA models to quantify seal performance in terms of deformation shape, seal pressure, insertion/extraction forces for door seals, spring clips. Performed Instron based correlation studies in addition to curve fitting for material models. Meshing, Multi-body contact, Non-linear analysis. MARC user. Software installation, update and data archive. Achieved (4.3-9.6)% accuracy in compression test/FEA correlation studies. Customer presentations of MARC Non-linear FEA capability. 2-D Contact analysis, deflection, compression analysis. Frictional tests of extrusion coatings, ASTM methods. Instron and durability tests. Developed PLC window cycle machine.

United States Marine Corps, Sergeant. 1982-1988

Administration, Logistics, Training and personnel file maintenance.

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