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Mechanical Engineer

Detroit, Michigan, United States
February 18, 2019

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*** ***** *****, *******, ******** 48214 313-***-****

Senior-Level Mechanical Engineer

Accomplished Mechanical Engineer, with over 20 years of product development. Skilled at designing, researching, developing and manufacturing automotive, aerospace, military & industrial components and providing solutions for the improvement of systems and processes. Results oriented, decisive leader that maintains high standards and meeting deadlines of this fast-paced, high-turn industry

Key Skills/Credentials:

PTC Creo Elements/Pro, Siemens PLM Software NX, SolidWorks and AutoCAD

MatLAB, CATIA, ANSYS, C++, Python

NDT/FPI Level II, NAS 410 Certification

Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, FrontPage, Outlook, Publisher & Project Professional

Content Management: Blackboard, D2L, Quick books and TenantPro

Six Sigma Green Belt, CompTIA Security + & CISSP (tbd.)

Unigraphics, UGNX

Solid & Parametric Modeling

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T)

Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

ISO 9001 Standards

Operating Systems: Windows, Mac/OS

Macromedia (Adobe): Dreamweaver, Contribute, Flash, Breeze, & Captivate

BSME, MSME, MBA & Ph.D. all from accredited United States Universities

Newtonian & non-Newtonian Fluids


DAWIA Defense Acquisition Uni. Levels I & II

Valid DoD Security Clearance

Related Professional Experience

US TRANSCOM, DOD, 709 Ward Drive, Scott AFB, IL 62258 10/2016 – 7/2018

Computer (Systems) Engineer

Led requirements analysis; re-validated/clarify REAN Cloud migration requirements, identified & resolved IT issues the following contractors: Jacob Industries, Atlantic electronics, AWS, and Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH)

Negotiated and resolved controversial issues; managed stakeholder relationships across different US-TRANSCOM organizations & external agencies and provided supervision for team work and consensus on key integration issues relating to insider threat

Identified and mitigated threats and vulnerabilities relating to social engineering, malware, software & network-based, physical and wireless; managed data, application and host security and implemented and configured security parameters on network devices and technologies

Troubleshoot and mitigated security incidents and recommended funding to improve network engineering & Information Assurance (IA) systems

Worked with appropriate teams to ensure confidentiality, availability, integrity, non-repudiation, and authentication for mission critical data

Led cross-functional teams and coordinated testing across multiple agencies (Navy, Air Force, Marines, Army and Coast Guard,) installing of equipment (hard drives, ram, processors) & different software including, C/C++, MatLAB, PATRAN, & NASTRAN for both the Macintosh and windows operating systems

Prepared and conducted internal engineering meetings, and with major customers, and stakeholders and kept decision makers informed and ensured programs met design milestones

Led cross functional teams to address the following security vulnerabilities – defense in depth – host, application, operating system, user, physical and all sublevels in between; updating security patches/hot fixes, closing un-used ports/servers, installing firewalls & virus/spyware protection for windows and Macintosh operating systems

BROWARD COLLEGE, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 7/2014 – 9/2016

District Director of Engineering

Oversee all engineering and IT design groups, provided design direction on products, parts and components used in aviation NDE/T, automotive design & manufacturing, industrial machines and other applications. Lead evaluation and analysis of designs produced by direct reports.

Projects & Results:

Managed all phases of the design process for a multitude of products, components, parts, assemblies and subassemblies, including drafting, dimensioning, tolerancing, prototyping and documenting results. Known for quality excellence and a “do-it-right-the-first-time” design standard

Designed innovative component/module replacements for existing machinery that improved functioning and extended the life of equipment thought to be obsolete for a fraction of the total replacement cost.

Developed new assemblies that accelerated client production line speed by up to 15%.

Evaluated design models for ISO, DFM and form-fit-function compliance resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars saved

Provided mechanical design in the areas of sheet metal/welded assembly; injection molding; tubing/hose/fitting; fastening; corrosion control; wiring harness; ferrous and aluminum casting; bearing system/gear; pneumatic controls; and vibration isolation

Evaluated personnel, division’s budget and reviewed contract changes of the different teams and presented program reports to management (cost projections and schedules using MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)

AIMS COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Greeley, CO 6/2013 – 7/2014

Director of Engineering & Technology

Oversee all engineering design groups, providing design direction on products, parts and components used in biomedical instrumentation, automotive manufacturing, industrial knitting machines and other applications. Lead evaluation and analysis of designs produced by direct reports.

Projects & Results:

Mechanical testing using the following machines - bend tester, compression tester, extensometer, fatigue tester, torsion tester, universal tester, etc. of rubber, ceramics, plastics, metals, composites & alloys for biomedical devices, automotive, manufacturing, etc.

Supervised various aerospace Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) projects and programs related to project/program from requirements analysis, procedures and proposal – liquid penetrant, x-ray, visual inspection, radiographic inspection, eddy current, magnetic and particle inspection

Conceptual 2D & 3D Design and Development of hydraulic/lubrication components and sub-systems, using AutoCAD, Pro/E CREO, Unigraphics & SolidWorks

Performed thermal fluids calculations using CFD techniques

Modification & Conceptual 2D sketches and 3D layout Design & Development using AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, Siemens PLM for industrial engineering, welding, manufacturing engineering, and Oil & Gas

Engine and engine sub-system design and 100k simulations for the Ford F-Series and Ranger programs

Designed and assembly of a Vibration Analysis Liquid Composite Molding (VALCM) that consisted of different lubrication and hydraulic components and sub-systems of transmissions, a motor and other mechanical systems

BAKER COLLEGE, Flint, MI 12/2010 – 6/2013

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Providing technical design direction on hardware, mechanical products, machine parts and components for global ISO manufacturers

Designed automated material handling equipment layouts using AutoCAD

Performed mechanical and structural engineering 2D & 3D analysis using FEA, CAE and CFD techniques

Tested elastic & non-elastic materials using data acquisition software (WinDag), acquired strain data, principal stress, structural testing, torque measurement by utilizing computer simulation methods

Performed the following tests: vibration, mechanical, shock and impact testing (medical manufacturing and electrical components of various sizes). Used tests results in investigating tensile, compression, fatigue, flexure, ductility, shock, vibration and shear properties

Directed different engineering projects in statics, mechanics of materials, engineering dynamics, laboratories, parametric 3-D (AutoCAD, 3D-CAD, etc.), engineering problem solving, service process design and improvement, maintenance and safety, material processes and foaming, quality assurance, writing and presentation of technical reports

Associate Director of Physics and Technology, BSU, Bemidji, MN 8/2009 – 12/2010

Mechanical Engineer / Research Associate. WSU, Detroit, MI. 7/2006 – 5/2009

Created detailed mechanical drawings for piece parts and assemblies from PTC Creo and Siemens NX models. Maximize form, fit and function through meticulous design-model evaluation

Conducted in test planning, execution, analysis, and documentation of component/system-level ballistic tests and controlled damage experimentation

Generated engineering drawings for machining of various components as well as assembly drawings using SolidWorks CAD package

Directed different engineering projects in statics, mechanics of materials, engineering dynamics, Non-destructive testing of different materials- composites, metals, rubber, plastics, alloys, with the assistance of Pro/E, Solid Works, parametric 3D, Unigraphics, and AutoCAD

Designed and manufactured a Vibration Assisted Liquid Composite Molding (VALCM) apparatus to be used for generating different velocity and vibration profiles. Said invention simulated peripheral arterial diseases, heart attacks and strokes used in calculating the degree of abnormality from healthy individuals

Studied pulsatile flow of non-Newtonian fluids in a porous media as experienced on clogged arteries and industrial molding of polymers and other melts (liquid composite molding) using Acoustic Emission

Analyzed the formation of plaque in Orto-scoliosis diseases, stenosis, aneurysm and tumor development using techniques in computational fluid dynamics sponsored with a grant from NSF

Conducted tests and post processed data

Alcoa Howmet Casting, One Misco Drive, Whitehall, MI 5/2009 – 12/2009

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Designed parts for plastic injection molding utilizing knowledge for sheet metal processing and metal casting

Lead engineering design through concepting, design, BOM, assembly and detail drawings

Performed on-site analysis for data gathering prior to design

Developed design documentation aligned and traceable with project contractual requirements

Performed NDE/testing on aerospace systems and components related to project/program from requirements analysis per engineering principles, procedures and proposal

Interfaced with customer engineering and end-user contacts during project design and implementation cycle

Designed complex electromechanical assemblies using SolidWorks and AutoCAD

Designed automated material handling equipment layouts using AutoCAD

Performed mechanical and structural engineering calculations, testing of elastic n non-elastic materials, 2D and 3D calculations

Acquired strain data and calculated principal stress, validated FEA and CAE models for material development and testing, computer simulations, structural testing, torque measurement, Industrial process control, etc.

Fabricated prototypes using in house 3D printing and desktop CNC Machine

Conducted vibration, mechanical shock and impact testing of aviation and military components of various sizes to determine tensile, compression, fatigue, flexure, ductility, etc.

Managed domestic and international manufacturers, suppliers, prototypes and mold makers

Wrote and disseminated technical reports

Phoenix Management, East Jefferson, Detroit, MI 3/1999 – 6/2007

Project Manager

Supported the planning, design, and development of tools, engines, machines, etc.

Reviewed product specifications and define project scopes of work

Supervised installation, operation, and maintenance of equipment for all properties

Planned workforce utilization, space requirements, and equipment layouts to optimize workflow

Generated and distributed documentation records, including status reports, punch lists, material requirement calculations, and hydraulic calculations using Quick books and TenantPro to team members and supervisor

Established and facilitated maintenance and safety procedures using TenantPro

Developed and reviewed tooling specifications with planning and design teams to drive product development

Authored assembly process procedures such as maintenance, process guidelines, and testing protocols.

Provided technical support to prepare and coordinate designs for industrial projects using MATLAB & SolidWorks

Interpreted designs and schematics, and reviewed drawings and sketches to support construction work, change orders, and calculate estimates

Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, MI 09/1989 – 03/1999

Product Design Engineer

Durability & Testing, Front End Engineering and New Model Programs

Backed by advanced skills in DFM best practices and numerous CAD/CAE/CAM tools, ERP systems and database/data-storage programs. Earned consistent recognition as a visionary-solutions engineer

Designed and developed hydraulic/lubrication components and sub-systems including hydro pumps, hydro-mechanical devices using automotive hydro mechanical viable transmission systems. In-addition performed thermal fluids calculations for a VALCM

Input results from structural testing and torque measurements and the WinDag software to compute mechanical and structural engineering 2D and 3D calculations to validate FEA and CAE models supported with computer simulations

Vibration and mechanical testing of automotive components – performed mechanical shock & impact testing, tensile, compression, fatigue, flexure, ductility, 4 poster vibration, bulk porker, shear test

Designed and developed whole and sub-system transmission of the Ford F-Series (150, 250, 350, and heavy-duty trucks) including heavy duty gearsets

Extreme weather durability testing for rough road ground vehicles

Designed engine and engine sub-system and tested parts of Ford F-Series and Ranger front end components.

Created 2D and 3D drawings for prototypes and manufacturing

Used Matlab scripts to compute thermal and structural analysis of engine components and assemblies.

Conducted thermal and structural analysis of components using FEA analysis

Conducted engineering analyses to identify and model the effects of threat-target interactions on ground mobile systems, subsystems, and components to include residual functions, capabilities, and performance.

Prepared engineering input data required for modeling and simulation of vehicle systems

Used multiple testers {bend, compression, extensometer, fatigue, & torsion} to conduct testing of rubber, ceramics, plastics, metals, composites & alloys

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