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Design Engineer Mechanical

Milford, CT
March 29, 2019

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Robert C. Whitmore

Woodbridge, CT *****

203-***-**** SUMMARY

Creative, results focused Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with the experience to produce immediately. Extensive aerospace design and project management background. Prototyping business owner skilled in bringing concepts to manufacturable products in a streamlined process. Complete familiarity with advanced manufacturing processes and materials technology, and extensive connections in the prototyping and manufacturing world. Effective communicator, manager and estimator, with a successful track record of schedule and budget reduction. Multiple self-authored patents with manufacturing rights sold. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, CT 2005 – Present

Staff Mechanical Engineer (Helicopter Propulsion), 2017 - Present Task Manager for propulsion systems, responsible for the design, budget, schedule, and integration of helicopter engine external systems.

• Received “Outstanding Contribution to the Corporation” award for cost savings in design/integration.

• Project completions averaged under budget.

• Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Senior Mechanical Engineer (Helicopter Propulsion), 2005 – 2017 Design Engineer responsible for turbine engine inlet and exhaust systems, pneumatic and fuel systems, and fire containment.

• Design upgrades saving over $300k per year in replacement costs. Rapid Product LLC, Woodbridge, CT 1993 - 2005

Owner (Prototype Manufacturing and Product Design) Manufactured prototypes for trade shows, marketing, and engineering test. Services included product design, molding and pressure casting of complex components, material and process selection, tooling, and manufacturing coordination. Customers included: Pitney Bowes, Bic, Bar Plate, Leviton, and Gillette. OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Textron, Lycoming Division, Stratford Ct. (Gas Turbine Engines) Design Engineer and Prototype Facility Supervisor

Designed turbine engine external systems, and managed prototyping facility utilizing 3-D printing, created new fabrication methods for aero test rigs, composite components, and functional prototypes. EDUCATION & TRAINING

University of Bridgeport - Three years: Industrial Design major Fairfield University - One year: Engineering major 3-D Systems - SLA 500 Operation, Management, Installation A.S.M. - Composites I & II

T.C.I. - Advanced Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

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