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Engineer Project Manager

Edmonds, WA, 98026
August 15, 2012

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Re: #****** - Mechanical Design Engineer

With over 17 years of proven Manufacturing, Mechanical and Design Engineering experience in the aerospace, medical, consumer electronics, and nuclear fields, I have a diverse array of creative problem solving skills and in-depth knowledge from which to tackle new challenges. I have safely, efficiently and successfully led teams and I have hands-on experience with every aspect of product and project management.

While employed at Pacific Tool, I was solely responsible for the mechanical development and production of a leading edge MRI medical device. Under my leadership, the product design cycle was reduced from 48 to 32 months, while meeting strict budget and regulatory parameters. Crucial, complex decisions concerning design, personnel, capital tooling, suppliers, and materials were inherent in achieving customer satisfaction, manufacturability, regulatory compliance, while meeting schedules and budgets.

As a Project Manager for Mackie Designs, I successfully completed four major projects and continuously managed two others before I was recruited to assume the leadership role as the Manufacturing Engineer for an assembly line of electro-mechanical digital audio recording products. My creative problem solving and can-do management style aided in my promotion to Mechanical Engineer for research and development of new products in collaboration with European and Asian design and manufacturing teams.

While employed by NW Technical Industries I was given a project regarding the explosive bonding of an aluminum tube to a larger steel tube. More than a half dozen engineers and experts in the field had attempted and failed in this intricate assignment, so it had languished without a solution for many years. My rigorous and detailed record keeping combined with meticulous, materials testing resulted in deciphering a finite matrix of variables that produced a consistent and hugely profitable product. I accomplished this unaided and during ‘down time’ over the course of a year. Ownership awarded me with a scholarship to complete my Mechanical Engineering degree.

My problem solving talents and adaptability earned me a US Naval Submarine Commendation during a sea-trials emergency.

Problem solving is my passion; diverse engineering experience is my tool. My resume begins to tell my story. A personal meeting with you will supply vivid details. My references and recommendations will more than support my abilities and can-do personality.

Thank you for your time and consideration.


Michael J. Elliott


Michael Elliott

425-***-**** |

Mechanical Design Engineer

Manufacture Engineering | Solidworks™ Designer | Project Management

Qualifications Summary

Product Development and Manufacturing

Design For Manufacturability / Profitability

Production Drawings and Work Instructions

Supplier and Customer Liaison

Electro-Mechanical Consumer Products

Safety & Quality Assurance & MRB

Excellent analytical, technical, interpersonal, organizational and management skills. Dedicated and highly motivated, with a high level of attention to detail. A reputation for getting the job done, the problems solved – on time, below budget.

Skilled and experienced at taking products from concept to design to prototyping to production.

Graduation from Navy’s elite Nuclear Power School brings the benefit of a proven engineer with outstanding leadership, technical ability, maturity, problem solving, and teamwork skills.

Qualifying Experience

Contract Engineering:

Mech. Design & Manufacturing Engineer, Starbucks Coffee Company, Seattle, WA (3/2012 – present)

Manufacturing Engineer, Crane Aerospace, Lynnwood, WA (5/2011 – 2/12)

Mech. Design & Manufacturing Engineer, BlueView Technologies, Seattle, WA, (9/2010 – 3/2011)

Manufacturing Engineer & Project Manager Ingersoll Rand, Kent, WA, (5/2010 – 8/2010)

Mech. Design Engineer, Leviton Mfg. Inc., Bothell, WA, (3/2010 – 4/2010)

Design and Manufacturing Engineer, Seabird Electronics, Bellevue, WA (10/2007 – 11/2009)

Mechanical Design: R&D, product improvement, testing and manufacturing tooling

Manufacturing Engineer: Process improvements, material testing and selection, vendor selection

Design and Manufacturing Engineer, Pacific Tool, Redmond, WA, (9/2004 – 9/2007)

Medical R&D Manufacturing Lead: Conceptual, design, R&D, prototyping, pre-production, and manufacturing of a cutting-edge MRI medical device

Mechanical Tooling/Testing Engineer: Designed, manufactured, prototyped, tooling and test fixtures

QA Engineer: Performed Internal Audits for ISO 9001 compliance. QC inspections, CMM programming

Contract Engineering:

Process Engineer, Integrated Technologies Inc, Bothell, WA, (5/2004 – 9/2004)

HAZWOPER, Environmental Maintenance Technologies Inc, Seattle, WA, (2/2004 – 2/2004)

Quality Inspector, Hexcel, Kent, WA, (8/2003 – 9/2003)

Project Manager, IBM Global Services, Seattle, WA, (12/2002 – 3/2003)

Manufacturing Engineer, Mackie Designs, Woodinville, WA, (10/1999 – 11/2002)

High-end, cutting-edge digital recording industry equipment: including PCB, mechanical, final assembly and testing

Manufacturing Engineer: Designed and utilized detailed manufacturing plans using Lean Manufacturing methods including - Continual Improvement, Pull-Push Systems; Error-Proofing, Cell-Manufacturing; Self-Inspection, Line Balancing; Card-Pull. Also Continuous Flow Manufacturing, Ergonomics, and initial production line set-ups. Developed work schedules, BOMs, work instructions, routings and inventory controls. Designed assembly tooling and final packaging.

Product Engineer: Developed ‘Design For Manufacturability/Profitability’ plans, proto-typing, alpha/beta/omega testing, product critiques and improvements, packaging, final testing/inspection and domestic and international governmental regulations

Project Manager: International liaison for overseas product development, electronic component miniaturization, global barcode reading system development, Safety Committee member, Manufacturing Standardization, Electro-Static Control (ESD) program, Manufacturing Ergonomics

Quality Inspector, University Swaging, Ballard, WA, (8/1996 – 8/1999)

First-Part, In-Process, Set-up, and Final Inspection of airline, helicopter and military aircraft, and marine craft parts. Document control, Rockwell Hardness / Eddy-Current, and regulations compliance (ISO 9001, FAA, Mil-Spec, etc.)

Constant Product Design, quality standards and production assessments made based on development experience, SPC (Statistical Process Control), customer feedback, and personnel factors

Individually trained Final-Part Inspectors and managed/taught the after-hours training for a wide variety of industry related subjects

Explosives Engineer, NW Technical Industries, Sequim, WA (8/1993 – 7/1996)

Prepared metals for bonding and forming for this supplier of explosively bonded dissimilar metal and shaped metals

Licensed Explosives Blaster and Haz-Mat Transporter with over 1,500 successful shots.

Assisted and implemented design team decisions concerning material selection, proto-type testing, man-hours, tooling, scheduling and governmental compliance

Extensive shop experience with mills, lathes, saws, welding (MIG & TIG), etc.,

Nuclear Mechanical Engineer, US Navy, Fast-Attack Submarine “USS Billfish,” (4/1988 – 4/1991)

Operation and maintenance of nuclear, mechanical, propulsion systems. Specific duties included: Emergency Nuclear-grade Welder; Chemical-Biological-Radiological Control Trained; Preventative Maintenance Coordinator

Completion of an Nuclear Engineering Degree, equivalent of a 5-year degree

Graduated in top 8% of class; overall program completion rate is only ~20%

Naval Commendation for problem-solving skills during a high-pressure sea-trials emergency

Education and Training

Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Kennedy-Western University, Thousand Oaks, CA, (‘04)

HAZWOPER Certification, Environmental Maintenance Technology; Tacoma, WA (’04)

Associate of Arts, Pre-Engineering, Peninsula College, Port Angeles WA (‘95)

Naval Nuclear Power Plant Certification, Naval Nuclear Power School, Orlando, FL, (‘89)

Additional Courses, Seminars, On-The-Job Training In: Safety; MSDS; CPR; Fire Fighting; First Aid; Haz-Mat Driver’s; Alcohol and Drug Awareness; Sexual Harassment; Nuclear Grade Welding

Computer Skills: SolidWorks, Agile, Oracle, CMM programming, AutoCAD, MS: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook

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