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Design Engineer Mechanical

Fort Worth, TX
January 29, 2019

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Mihai Ivasiuc

Mechanical Design Engineer

Permanent: 2104 Serene Ct, Keller, TX 76248

Cell: 817-***-****



Over 20 years of experience in design engineering and systems administration, including 15 years in design, manufacturing, quality control, and planning.


Catia V4 and V5, Creo 3.0, AutoCAD, MSOffice Software, Finite Element Analysis (FEA). Advance Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (PPAR), Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Design Operational Entities (DOE), Draexlamaier Management System (DMS), JIT, Toyota Production System (TPS)

Fluent in three languages; Romanian, English, and German.


Transilvania, University of Brasov, Romania, MSME, 1995


HUF North America, Milwaukee, WI

March 2017 – December 2018

Product Designer

•Develop complete solutions for Car Access Security and Immobilization in Catia V5 and Creo 3.0

•Involved in multiple product designs (3D and drawing) with the expectation to meet the required deadlines of the customer while maintaining the quality and technical requirements GD&T as well as ASME/ISO of the customer

•Application of Engineering principles of Mechanical Design, Kinematics, First order structural analysis, dimensional management, Manufacturing methods, and DFMEA.

•Interface with sales and customers on RFQ items, BOM, exploded views, knowledge of similar HUF projects, and benchmarking studies.

•Interface with Product Costing, Manufacturing and other HUF Departments.

•Communicate and write effectively paying special attention to accuracy of work.

•Examine and analyze new designs to determine feasibility of operations, tooling, manufacturing and applications.

•Thorough understanding of the following manufacturing processes as related to product design: Die Casting, Plastic Injection Molding, Stamping, Fine Blanking, Torsion and Compression Springs.

•Problem solving using 8D's, Red-X, and other tools.

•Initiate, support, and participate in VAVE activities

Grote Ind, Madison, IN

September 2016 – March 2017

Mechanical Design Engineer Checker

•Ensuring new product drawings are fully defined and have proper GD&T;

•Includes ensuring best selection of datum’s, geometric controls and material condition modifiers based on part functionality, inspect ability and design limitations;

•Communicating with cross-functional team members to gain best results (Inspection, Quality, Design, Engineering, etc.);

•Checking CAD model integrity; checking tolerance stacks & 3-D CAD lay-outs; ensuring proper application and interpretations;

•Assisting / creating tolerance stacks & 3-D CAD lay-outs when needed;

•Communicating solutions for design issues effectively;

•Mentoring designers on proper GD&T application & interpretation, meeting specified deadlines and communicating status reports for project deliverables;

•Suggest DFM (Design for Manufacturing) changes to ensure/improve how a product can be manufactured;

•Suggest innovative solutions for improving products, and their dimension structures;

•Suggest how to dimension properly to inspect via functional gages when necessary;

•Work within a document management system to look up information as well as route/approve CO’s (Change Orders)

•Work with engineers to convey requirements to models and drawings;

•Produce high quality detailed engineering drawings on Catia;

•Apply and interpret Geometric Dimensioning and tolerance (GD&T);

•Document release through the formal company change control procedure, review engineering assembly and detail drawings in compliance with ASME Y14.5M;

•Work with CAD Designers and Engineers and checking the accuracy of all engineering drawings;

•Knowledge of assembly and fabrication processes and familiar with shop practices such as milling, grinding, lathe work, molding, threading and assembly.

Recaro Aircraft Seating, Ft. Worth, TX

August 2008 - May 2016

Mechanical Design Engineer

•Design and drafting aircraft seating –assemblies and detail parts- for major airlines and aircraft companies (Recaro is ”preferred supplier” for Boeing and Airbus) using Catia V4 and V5 as well as custom PDM software. Creating and updating BOM for projects. Additional responsibilities included developing test plans and data transmission to supplier and customers.

•Create, implement and finalize design change proposals/notices (DCP/DCN's), work instructions or MPI’s, BOM’s, and process the documentation.

•Perform file maintenance of BOM’s, parts drawings, DCP/DCN’s, process alerts and other customer documents.

•Coordinates DCP/DCN status with customer and implements cost changes and effective dates.

•Ensures projects are in compliance with document control policies and procedures.

•Ensures data accuracy and completeness of documentation including logs, reports and distribution.

•Manages and tracks product configuration and manufacturing/customer requirements.

•Responsible for interface between program manager, engineering, manufacturing and materials to ensure appropriate changes are documented.

•Collect and report process performance metrics.

•Track work completed by customer program for reporting purposes.

•Transform manufacturing process steps into work instructions or MPI’s.

•Present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

•Determine relevance to daily responsibilities interpreting OEM and customer product specific documentation

•Create and maintain item master and bill of material structures, processes, production, and document changes.

Goodrich - Landing Gear Division, Ft. Worth, TX

October 2005 – June 2008

Mechanical Design Engineer

•Worked closely with lead engineers to produce layouts and details for landing gear structure consisting of shock strut, drag brace, and retract actuator assemblies. Layouts involved defining structural clearances in dynamic assemblies as well as developing systems support structure and routing for hydraulic and electrical functions. These layouts were generated in Catia using advanced assembly features including kinematics functions to review clearances.

•Developing detail drawings and fully annotated models for release into the production PDM system, preparation of bills of material, and maintaining system weight status.

•Provided a wide array of services including planning, fabrication and customer support in accordance with Department of Defense contract administration;

•Establishing detailed procedures that involve testing of the product at various stages of the manufacturing process to manufacture legacy parts 95% for government contracts;

•Control and continuous improvement of integrated systems in order to provide to customers high-quality goods and services in a timely, cost-effective manner;

•Prepared, provided and evaluated documentation regarding contractor earned value management;

•Functions of production engineering that involves selection of the processes to be used, determination of the sequence of all operations, and requisition of special tools to make a product.

•Developed and improved manufacturing processes by studying product and manufacturing methods;

•Scheduling process networks, multi period planning and optimization, data reconciliation, real-time optimization, flexibility measures, fault diagnosis;

•Studied operations sequence, material flow, functional statements, organization charts, and project information to determine worker functions and responsibilities;

•Established and documented best engineering practices and methodologies;

•Enhanced efficiency and optimize productivity, with a focus on safety;

•Identified and implement opportunities to reduce production process costs;

•Provided manufacturing decision-making information by calculating production, labor, and material costs; reviewing production schedules; estimating future requirements;

•Developed production and design standards for new processes. Conducted cost analyses for management review;

•Discussed product and process standards and manufacturing capabilities with vendors for equipment purchases, etc.

Consolidated Metco, Portland, OR

April 2005 – June 2005

Mechanical Design Engineer

•Design mechanical parts and assemblies for Freightliner trucks and other commercial vehicles including plastics using mold flow analysis.

Draexlmaier Sisteme Tehnice, Draexlmaier Group, Brasov, Romania

December 2002 – September 2004

Mechanical Design Engineer

•Design and drafting of molds using Catia V4 and V5 for wood, aluminum and plastic parts including plastic injection molds, and jig design.

•Performed mold flow and finite element analysis (FEA).

•Developed work instructions and control procedures in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001, the VDA 6.1, the ISO/TS 16949 and the DIN EN ISO 14001 standards requirements.

HIBROM, Draexlmaier Group, Brasov, Romania

December 2001 – December 2002

Catia System Administrator

•Installed, extended, maintained and administrated the UNIX (AIX) workstations network and peripherals.

•Designed and implemented a series of applications using Java and Korn Shell. Implemented the Catia V5 standards and work environment for each customer. Assured accurate data transmission with customers and contractors via TCP/IP protocol as well as data conversions to and from other CAD systems.

•Developed and implemented quality rules and procedures according with DIN EN ISO 9001, the VDA 6.1, the ISO/TS 16949 and the DIN EN ISO 14001 standards,Draexlmaier Management System (DMS), JIT, and TPS.

Rolem Draexlmaier Group, Brasov, Romania

September 1998 – December 2001

Mechanical Design Engineer

•Mechanical design using Catia V4 and V5 (solid modeling, parts, assemblies, and drawings) for instrument and door panels, including wood ornaments to manufacturers specification (Daimler-Chrysler, Toyota, BMW, Porsche, Audi).

•Created designs from customer’s concept.

•Modified and optimized previously released designs, in cooperation with CNC programmers, process engineers and manufacturing engineers.

•Performed kinematic and sheet metal design.

•Responsible for Mercedes SLK and Audi A3 reports, providing analyses of product, tools and manufacturing processes including solutions for improvement.

Rolem Draexlmaier Group, Brasov, Romania

August 1996 – September 1998

Programmer and System Administrator

•Responsible for computer network in excess of 150 workstations and peripherals (hardware and software) using NT4.0 and Novell.

•Developed and maintained the accounting and storage custom software to conform to the company’s requirements.

•Designed the departments ISO 9000 schematics in conjunction with company and group quality policies. Was a contributor to the company’s quality manual.

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