Mechanical Design Engineer
Mexico City, MEXICO
Experienced mechanical design engineer with 10+ years of experience. Expertise in leading global teams, developing staff, and ensuring customer success. Possess strong knowledge of CAD/CAM software and manufacturing processes. Team player, shares his knowledge with colleagues. Professional history includes a variety of positions ensuring a “big picture” approach to project execution.
Manufacturera Century (Compressor & Blower packages), Mexico City
01/2017 - actual
Design and production advisor
Successfully achieved 70% of product standardization through design optimization.
Improved blueprint generation by 75% by creating a SolidWorks parametric program.
Implemented KPIs to monitor plant floor performance and support annual company targets.
Established CNC training program for new-hire engineers.
Serves on decision committee for investments in capital equipment (new machines) and software investments.
Total Shield (Automobile armoring), Mexico City
01/2015 – 10/2016
Overlooked the activities of 30 staff members from different departments (production, ballistic design, quality control, raw material cutting, and aftersales services) to ensure the proper functioning of the plant according to ISO 9001:2008.
Standardized ballistic designs to improve assembly process by 30%.
Developed a cost model to ensure the economic performance of the production.
Improved the production workflow to decrease raw material delivery by 25%.
Improved the overall process quality to reduce warranty cases by 40%.
Evaluated new working methods as part of the continuous improvement of the armoring process.
Developed a maintenance planning for the waterjet cutting machine of the company, to achieve 70% of preventive operations (previously 100% corrective operations).
Participated in the ISO 9001:2008 recertification of the company.
DEMAC Precision Machining (CNC machining workshop), Mexico City
09/2013 – 12/2015
Small Business Owner
Built a small business from the ground up in order to support manufacturing clients in Mexico City. Set company vision, led engineering, and established an operating model.
ABB Group (Railway traction transformer), Geneva, Switzerland
09/2008 – 08/2013
Lead mechanical engineer
Managed a 4-person engineering team to ensure technical objectives were met on time and according to international standards.
Provided coaching to develop staff and reviewed all deliverables (blueprints, BOM, instruction manuals, technical documentation) for validation.
Consulted with key customers and technical specifications, including Bombardier, Alstom, CAF, and Stadler.
Actively participated in audit and approval of suppliers.
Participated in the optimization of the CAD system to improve blueprints generation.
Relevant projects supervised: Arlanda Express (Sweden), KZ4AT (Kazakhstan), TCDD E68000 (Turkey), ZNLE Griffin E4MSU (Poland), FLIRT (France and Switzerland).
ITESM (University education), Mexico City
07/2003 – 12/2007
Full-time professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department
Courses to students: Computer-integrated manufacturing, Automation of manufacturing systems, Advanced CNC programming, and Engineering projects.
Courses to companies: Computer-aided manufacturing and CNC programming.
M.S. in Industrial Engineering (manufacturing option)
Kansas State University 08/2000 – 12/2002
“Assessment of a new driven rotary cutting tool on high speed machining of Ti-6Al-4V.”
B.S. in Industrial Engineering
Kansas State University 08/1998 – 05/2000
D.U.T. Génie Mécanique et Productique
Associate’s degree in Mechanics and Manufacturing
I.U.T. of Annecy, FRANCE 09/1996 – 06/1998
MS Office – Visual Basic
Design for manufacturing
GD & T
CAD parametric programming
Finite element analysis
Attention to details
French: Native speaker