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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Coeur d'Alene, ID, 83815
April 14, 2016

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Michael P. Blessing, Mechanical Engineer

**** *. ***** **., ***** d’Alene, ID


Technical Summary:

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.


Career Summary:

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

Mechanical Engineer

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

Mechanical Engineer

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

Warehouse Manager

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

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