Michael P. Blessing, Mechanical Engineer
**** *. ***** **., ***** d’Alene, ID
E.I.T. License, Tennessee #26773
Mechanical Design including Hydraulic/Fluid Systems, Heavy Machinery, HVAC and Material Handling
Engineering and Production Management
Product Lifecycle Management
Design for Manufacturability
Quality Metric Tracking
SolidWorks 3D design software including Simulation FEA and PDM
Autodesk Inventor and Simulation FEA
AutoCAD including LT, Land Desktop and Building Systems
ANSI and ISO drafting standards and GD&T
Technical Liaison for Customer Support
Electronic BOM creation and maintenance utilizing Sage 300 ERP, MAS 200 and Accpac
Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Project, Publisher etc.
International Waterjet Parts Inc., Coeur d’Alene, ID 10/2013 – Present Engineering and Production Manager
General Management of all company performance goals with overall P&L responsibilities. Direct responsibilities include managing engineering and product development, CNC production, BOM’s, quality, sales, purchasing and inventory, maximizing productivity and minimizing operating costs.
Cross training employees in sales, shipping, production and assembly.
Engineering design and product development utilizing SolidWorks. Spokane Industries, Spokane, WA 1/2013 – 10/2013
Engineered and designed stainless steel vessels and equipment for Agricultural, Beverage and Chemical applications utilizing Autodesk Inventor with Simulation FEA software.
Lead design and manufacturing reviews with production managers to streamline the fabrication and assembly of products.
Lead engineering and design of an automatic below liquid manway operating with pneumatically actuated double cam locking system capable of providing leak free sealing with an equivalent fluid force of 43,000 lbs.
This auto manway was developed for non entry, self cleaning wine fermentors up to 42,000 gal capacity to minimize production downtime, reduce the exposure of laborers to CO2 and also to control the flow rate of product leaving the tank. The design is patent pending. International Waterjet Parts Inc., Coeur d’Alene, ID 3/2010 – 1/2013 Mechanical Engineer
Product development and design of ultra high pressure water jet systems and components capable of generating pressure in excess of 60,000 psi and delivering a waterjet stream approaching MACH 3.
Other responsibilities include project management and capitol requests, failure analysis, product testing, BOM maintenance, detail drawings and technical instructions, quality metrics tracking, vendor relations, RMA maintenance and inventory control support.
Worked with customers and distributors worldwide as technical support for troubleshooting customer systems and supplying recommendations to solve their performance issues. K&N Industrial Equipment, Spokane, WA 8/2008 – 1/2010 Mechanical Engineer
Was a part of a successful engineering and design team responsible for the design and rehabilitation of large scale Electro Mechanical systems for the US Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and various PUD’s.
Effectively communicated my designs through structural calculations, weldment design, sizing of drive motors, gearing and other components, generation of detail drawings and technical instructions for assembly, costing and BOM’s, along with startup and functional test procedures.
Assisted in the writing and construction of electro mechanical operations and maintenance manuals for final submittal
Matcon Inc., Chattanooga, TN 9/2007 – 5/2008
Efficiently designed custom racking and conveyor systems for John Deere, Carrier, Komatsu, Volvo, Caterpillar and other industrial manufacturers utilizing SolidWorks 3D design software and Cosmos FEA software.
Performed structural hand calculations to check the FEA results obtained from Cosmos.
Lead meetings with the manufacturing department to review my designs to discuss dimensional constraints and areas of improvement to streamline the design for manufacturing L.J. Farrow Engineering Consultants 2/2007 – 9/2007 Engineering Intern
Performed design and drafting of site construction plans including grading, storm drainage, sanitary sewer systems and erosion control using AutoCAD Land Desktop and Excel spreadsheets.
Worked multiple projects while producing high quality, detailed engineering drawings for construction
Prepared SWPPP permits and NOI documents
Fastenal Co. 8/2004 – 2/2007
Successfully and efficiently managed the branch warehouse and support employees
Managed inventory through cycle counts, helping pack and palletize orders and delivered to industrial manufacturers per their request
CNL Design Inc. 10/2003 – 8/2004
Design Drafter/Engineering Intern
Responsibilities included design and drafting for residential and commercial construction projects involving architectural, electrical, plumbing and HVAC under the guidance of the engineer and architect Education:
2010 – Association of Energy Engineers, Certified Energy Manager (CEM) Course
1.2 C.E.U. / 12 P.D.H.
2004 – 2008 – BSME, Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee
Completed degree with a 3.425/4.0 GPA in Engineering
Co Captain of 2008 SAE Mini Baja Design Competition leading frame and suspension design
Co Captain of 2008 ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition
Captain of Tire Recycling prototype design team for a private investor
Member of 2006 SAE Mini Baja Design Competition
2002 – 2004 – AAS, Mechanical Design/Drafting, North Idaho College
Completed the degree with a 3.357/4.0 GPA
Participated in project to digitalize and rapid prototype a design for Tapmatic in Post Falls, ID