Ronald Dwain Burfield Res. Ph. 601-***-****
*** **** ***** ***** *********: Secret, Active/current
Ballground, Ga. 30107 3rd investigation complete
Aircraft / Mechanical Design Engineer (CATIA, Ver. 4 & Solidworks)
30 years design engineering experience as follows:
Composite Structures: 83 mo. CATIA: 31,600 hours logged (3D & 2D)
Env. Control System: 86 mo. CADAM: 3,300 hours logged (2D)
Fuel System: 50 mo. PRO-E: 1,000 hours logged + class
Hydraulic System: 51 mo. SOLIDWORKS: 13,000 hours logged + 6 classes
Oxygen System: 20 mo. 2006 - 2014 CosmosWorks/Simulation, Prototypes
Electrical System: 15 mo. Manufacturing: 120 mo. (manageing Budget &
Schedule, MS 2010)
ARINC/YULISTA/US AIR FORCE Project Lead/ Lead Engineer Aug. 2009 – Present
Aircraft mod engineer for 170 mechanics in 2 buildings & designed Mods C-130 CWB Program
Installed 67 wing boxes, answer engineering requests (202s), work with optical & NDI. (Solidworks)
EJM AEROSPACE June 2008 – Jan. 2009
Designed mods. for ECS cooling, bleed air, & crashworthy seat. C-130 (Solidworks)
OCEANEERING Nov. 2007 – June 2008
Designed layout for Oxygen system components, Structure, tubes. Sundancer Space Pod (Solidworks)
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Aug. 2006 – May 2007
Designed layout for ECS Defog components, tube routing paths, HALO Program
valves, brackets, and diffusers.
NORTHROP- GRUMMAN (Bethpage) April 2005 - Mar. 2006
ECS cooling requirements & Oxygen system design. E2-D Advanced Hawkeye
LOCKHEED MARTIN (Fort Worth) Nov. 2004 - April 2005
Designed canopy seals, structure, and linkage in the cockpit area. JSF - F-35 Program
LOCKHEED MARTIN (Fort Worth) July 2003 - Mar. 2004
Fuel system & Hydraulic system changes. UAE Program
LOCKHEED MARTIN (Fort Worth) Mar. 2001 - Sept. 2002
Designed ECS PAO System (Radar Cooling) & Pack Installation. UAE Program
EATON AEROSPACE - VICKERS FLUID SYSTEMS Aug. 1999 - Aug. 2001
Designed hydraulic system schematic & Comp. For Lockheed Prod. JSF. (CATIA-Ver.4)
Designed hydraulic system schematic for Cargolifter, A380 & Mako Fighter.
Hydraulic tube routing for Raython Hawker Horizon & Donier 728 regional jets.
BF GOODRICH/ROHR (San Diego) May 1998 - Dec. 1998
Designed primary & secondary thermo seals for panels. X-33 Program
Designed Arc Jet Test for Composite/Metal transition seals. (CATIA - Ver. 4)
LOCKHEED MARTIN (Skunk Works) May 1997 - Apr. 1998
Fuel System & Environmental Control System Joint Strike Fighter
Designed tube routing paths, tubes, brackets, 10 fuel tanks, fuel transfer & vent lines,
Air - Air Refuel system & door linkages, condenser, mix muffs.
LOCKHEED MARTIN (Fort Worth) Aug. 1995 - Feb. 1997
Fuel System, Hydraulic System & ECS F-22 Program
Designed tube routing paths, tubes, brackets, fuel tanks conduits, bleed air lines and
components. Released 35 drawings. (CATIA - Ver. 4)
GULFSTREAM AEROSPACE Jul. 1994 - Jul. 1995
Environmental Control System & Electrical System GV Program
Designed ECS tube routing paths, tubes, brackets, intercostals, ram air inlet
and door assy. Also designed Electrical routing paths. (CATIA - Ver. 4)
LOCKHEED AEROSPACE (Fort Worth) Sep. 1986 - Jul. 1994
Environmental Control System - F-22 Program Nov. 1993 - Jul. 1994
Designed ECS tube routing paths, tubes, brackets, bleed air lines & valves.
Electrical Test Equipment - F-22 Program Mar. 1993 - Nov. 1993
Designed electrical / mechanical test components for (3) F-22 test systems.
Revised electrical routing. (CATIA )
Non Destructive Testing Group - F-16/F22 programs Jun. 1989 - Feb. 1993
Designed and fabricated 50 composite panels / shapes.
Performed ultrasonic C-Scan on 250+ panels / shapes to support research.
Participated in the following research / testing projects: Foreign Material Inclusion Testing, Composite
Multiple Transducer Project, Transducer Shoes for Scanning Angles, Dry Couplant Transducer Evaluation,
Eddy Current - Ballistic Coating Measurement, Composite Panel Porosity Study, Thick Reference Panel
Composites Group - F-16 / F-22 Programs. May 1987 - May 1989
Performed exploratory processing of thermoplastic composite materials.
Developed solutions to consolidation and forming problems.
Designed new tools for use with autoclaves, presses, tape-layers, and waterjet cutters.
Participated in the following research / testing projects:
Waterjet Microcatcher Wear Patterns, Tooling Mandrels for Tape Winding, Waterjet Deflection
Measurement, Thermal Conduction Testing, Methods of Graphite Spiking, Large Composite Part Problems,
and YF-22 Producability.
Industrial Engineering - Cruise Missile Sep. 1986 - Apr. 1987
Participated in standards development and manufacturing planning with regard to the following production
equipment: Electron Beam Welder, Polymer Foam Injection Machine, X-Ray & Dye Penetrant N.D.T. Areas,
Anodizing Areas (30 Vats), Drilling Area, Deburring Area, and Sawing Area.
U.S. AIR FORCE- Medical Laboratory & Weapon Systems Jan. 1983 - Apr. 1991
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY - COMMERCE Aug. 1990 - Aug. 1992
Master of Science Degree in Industrial & Engineering Technology
THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON Aug. 1987 - May. 1989
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology
COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF THE AIR FORCE
Level II Certification in Ultrasonic Testing & Eddy Current Testing. 1989
Aircraft Weapons Systems Technician (5 level) Jun. 1985 - Jun. 1986
Medical laboratory Technology (Certified Level 7) Mar. 1983 - Jun. 1984
STARK STATE COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY (Canton, Ohio State University)
Associate of Applied Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology Jun. 1980 - Jun.
Associate of Applied Business Degree in Business Management Jan. 1978 – Jun. 1980