Tool Design. CAD. SolidWorks. AutoCad. Mechanical Design. Tool Maker. Machinist.
Professional Objective: (Rockford IL area)
I would like to be part of a Tool Design team in the Machine Tool, Automotive or Aerospace industry.
I have Tool Design experience with many companies in the Rockford and surrounding areas including Woodward Governor, GE, Honeywell, Dura, Rockford Process Control, and Wahl Clipper.
Proficient with computers, SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Mechanical Desktop, Machine shop background in high precision machining and inspection techniques. Familiar with Feature Cam Software, NC, CNC machinery, Surface grinding, Spin grinding rounds (surface Grinder), and Wire EDM programming/operation.
Liaison between machine shop and customers. Interpret prints for shop, coordinate corrective procedures for shop errors and print errors with customers, Process jobs for machine shop, order components, coordinate outside treatments and vendors to complete jobs. Machine shop supervisor for 2yrs in 1981.
Capable of artistic 3D sketching in pencil to clarify concepts for approval.
Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL
Computer Technical Specialist: Associates degree 2002
Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Certificate 1992
L.A. Trade Technical College, Los Angeles, CA 1970
Motorcycle Repair: Completed 2 year course.
Top Notch Tool, Inc., Loves Park, IL
Liaison between Shop and Customers (manager) 2005 to 7/3/15 Tool Designer, Quality Inspector
Wire EDM operator/programmer
Precision Surface Grinding .0001 round and flat)
NC Vertical Mill operator/programmer
Manual Lathe operator
General Design & Tooling, Loves Park, IL 1996 – 2005
Self Employed Mechanical Designer of Inspection Gages, Holding Fixtures
and Special Task Machines.
Gage designer, Contracted for internal gage design
at Honeywell, Freeport IL for 2 years
Valk Corp, Loves Park, IL 1987 – 1996
Gage Designer (1992-1996)
B & B Tool Co. 1983-1987
Gagemaker/Toolmaker /Jig Bore Operator
Prior to 1983:
JT&M Inc., Milton WI Machine Shop Supervisor
Prent Corp. (thermoforming) Janesville WI Tool Maker
Wise Garden and Motorcycle: Beloit WI Motorcycle Mechanic
Imperial Motors: Wichita Falls TX Motorcycle Mechanic
Hobbies: R/C Model Aircraft, Classical Guitarist, Golf