Oak Creek, Wisconsin www.linkedin.com/in/david-pluskota-86164589
Design Engineer with extensive experience in product development CADD design, GD&T and welding symbol application and strategic development planning. Strong background in product development processes/procedures and sales support.
CADD software: SolidWorks (18+ years), Unix, Cadkey, AutoCAD, Wind Chill
Engineering: design and process FMEA, corrective action, GD&T, CE mark, tolerance stack, risk analysis, design history files, bill of materials, engineer change orders, instruction sheets, Fixtures/Gages
Tools: MS Word, Excel, Project, Power Point
MRP systems: Reliance, Oracle, QAD, Q&MIS
Industries; Medical Instruments, Metal Fabrication (heavy gauge), Point of Purchase, Metal Fabrication (sheet metal), Refrigerator, Food and Janitorial.
Processes: Injection molding, Vacuum Forming, Extrusions, Sheet metal, Machining/Turning, Assembly, Laser Marking, Mold Bases.
Patents: Refrigerator handle patent, #D337932
WELDALL – Waukesha, Wisconsin - Leader in design, development and manufacturer of custom weldments
DESIGN ENGINEER – Successfully completed contract assignment April to August 2018
Designed and detail weldments and fixtures using CADD, SolidWorks, software, per company and/or customer standards/requirements. Reported to Engineering Manager.
Created models and drawings of large weldment fixtures.
INTEGER (Greatbatch Medical) – Fort Wayne, Indiana - Global leader design/development of medical devices.
DESIGN ENGINEER 2010 to 2018
Designed and detailed medical instruments using CADD, SolidWorks, software, Served as Primary Engineer for product line of medical instruments. Key interface between Greatbatch and manufacturing facility. Assured that quality, testing and manufacturing practices were followed.
Reported to Product Development manager.
Transferred all components and assemblies to Greatbatch Medical, for proper ownership, following approved procedures and process.
Created tolerance stack Excel program. Reduced time of calculated minimum/maximum results.
Facilitated internal engineering SolidWorks best practices group. Reduced SolidWorks down time and improved completion time of models/drawings.
TELEFLEX MEDICAL – Kenosha, Wisconsin - Development and manufacture of medical instruments.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER / KMEDIC PD TEAM LEADER 2000 to 2010
Designed and detailed medical instruments using CADD, SolidWorks. Served as Interface/Liaison with German facility in the areas of forged/machined medical instruments. Reported to Engineering Manager.
Managed/Led transfer of Product Development from NJ. to WI over a 12-month period to ensure smooth transition of product line and engineering staff.
Created production instruction sheets and laser marking drawings. Reduced/eliminated laser down time.
Prepared Engineering Department budget, for product line transfer. Achieved company overall product transfer cost goal.
Work experience prior to 2000 available upon request
Marquette University – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Certificates in Management Practices and Advanced Management Practices
MAP – Managerial Assessment of Proficiency
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Earned 60 credits toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology
Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Journeyman Certificate in Sheet Metal Fabrication
Milwaukee Trade and Technical High School – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sheet Metal Fabrication Diploma