Career Objective: Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineer
Production line and plant layout.
Steel Plant Design: Electric Arc Furnaces, Degassing Systems, Material Processing.
Heavy industrial equipment design (Industrial Gearboxes, Coal Mining)
Design for Assembly/Manufacturability, Geometrical Dimensioning and Tolerance.
Development of testing procedures/experimentation and statistical analysis.
Mechanical Engineering Experience: machine design, stress analysis, gear design, splines and keys, bearings, shafts, and fabrications.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing skills (Yellow belt Six Sigma), processes and principles.
Mechanical Engineer, Tenova, Pittsburgh, PA (March 2018 – Present).
-Design/development of Plant Electric Arc Furnace/Melt Shop systems, equipment, machinery.
oDesign/development of degassing lance system.
oDesign Vacuum draw down Degassing chambers.
oDesign Electric Arc Furnace water cooling systems
oDevelop improved Electric Arc Furnace Roof and Electrode Systems.
Consultant (Self-Employed), Pasquinelli Engineering Consulting, Pittsburgh, PA (March 2017 – March 2018).
-See my Consulting CV for details.
Tooling/Mechanical Engineer, Powerex Inc. (Contractor), Youngwood, PA (October 2016 - March 2017)
-Developed nonexistent organizational system for tracking production and testing tooling of semiconductor manufacturer.
o Instituted tooling identification and "history" tracking system, including a special numbering system just for tooling.
oSetup and conducted experiments for testing-tooling optimization.
oInvestigated new materials to optimize tool function.
oCoordinated with fellow colleague to develop and implement new preventative maintenance plan.
oCompletely redesigned testing press to document missing information and ease operation and maintenance of said equipment.
Mechanical Engineer, Wabtec Inc. (Contractor) Wilmerding, PA (March 2016 – October 2016)
-Design and development of commuter rail lavatory system.
Applications Engineer (Mechanical Engineer), Horsburgh & Scott, Cleveland, OH (Aug 2014-Apr 2015 &
Aug 2015 - March 2016)
-Developed solutions large industrial, low-speed/high-torque gearbox solutions for customers.
-Reviewed and analyzed problems to determine solutions to customers’ gearing requirements.
-Developed rough conceptual layout and design of gearbox based upon applications.
-Analyzed and performed stress, force, and torque calculations to validate concepts which included:
oGearing geometry and ratings calculations.
oDetermination of bearing type and life requirements.
oShaft-torque and bending analysis.
oGearing housing design and layout.
-From development and analysis quote pricing and delivery of gearbox for customer.
-Lubrication system layout and design as required.
-Interface with customers by in person, by phone, or e-mail to determine problems and develop solution strategies resolve issues in the most timely and economic manner
Engineering Manager, HAZEMAG America, Uniontown, PA (Apr 2015 - Aug 2015)
-Design Engineer and Engineering Department manager, of manufacturer of impact crushing machines.
Project Engineer, Westmoreland Mechanical Testing and Research Inc., Latrobe, PA (Nov 2013 – Jul
-Oversee, manage and coordinate multiple projects involving the testing and research requirements for many different customers.
Mechanical Design Engineer, Caterpillar (Bucyrus), Houston, PA (Feb 2009 – Nov 2013)
-Key member of design team involved with design and launch of new continuous miner.
-Analysis, review, and improvement of existing and legacy designs and product line.
oDesign of gearing, bearings, & shafts
-Research and design of long-term new projects including:
oGearbox for cutter-head of large-size machine.
o"Wet-head" attachment to existing cutter-head.
-Develop analysis tools and programs to stream line design analysis including:
oGear design review
oSplines and keys
oBearing selection and life calculations
oBolt-torque and bolting stress.
Project Manager/Industrial Engineer, CTI Biofuels LLC., Pittsburgh, PA (Oct 2007 - Jul 2008)
-Track and manage projects, products and operations for biofuels startup company.
Self-Employed Contract/Consultant Engineer (2003 - 2007, and 2008 - 2009)
-(List of clients and companies available upon request)
-Examples of Past Projects:
oProcess improvement for Paintball manufacturing company to develop new processes and production testing.
oWorked with auto-riveting manufacturer on the design and automation of systems.
oLarge machine and fabrication design.
oPart of a product development group involved in the design of an innovative bio/medical artificial
oblood/oxygenation pump system.
oInvestigated non-conformance issues effecting production requiring an engineering solution.
oDesigned production tooling and fixtures for parts undergoing New Product Development.
oTested/Experimentation protocols development and implementation for new product development.
oInvolved with concept design and detailing of cryogenic motor/generator for US Air Force/US Navy/NASA
oAutomated work-cell stations and pick-and-place electro/mechanical work centers.
oPlant layout and production line streamlining.
Tooling Development Supervisor, EPG Inc, Aurora, OH (2002 - 2003)
Design Engineer, AGI Schutz Merchandising (AG Industries), Cleveland, OH (2000 - 2002)
Manufacturing Engineer, Formtech Enterprises, Stow, OH (1998 - 2000)
The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (1997)
-BS Industrial Engineering (Specialization: Manufacturing Engineering)
oNote: Pittsburgh native, born, raised, and educated
Additional Technical Skills
-CAD (Pro/Engineer, Solidworks, Inventor, AutoCAD)
-CNC programming (Esprit/W, BobCAM/NC-Gibbs)