Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Cell. ph. 574-***-****
Engineering professional with test design expertise, Electronics and Aerospace Engineering education, Research and development in heavy industrial machinery, automotive, and aircraft industry. ISO 9001, QS 9000, TS 16469 environments.
Exova – A Short Term Contract 2015-2016
Lead Test Development Engineer
Developing test procedures
Training engineers and technicians in different test methods
Using MTS 329 Road Simulator for Military tests
Developing test equipment and instrumentation
Training engineers and technicians in strain gaging
Volvo Construction Equipment 2009-2014
Technical Product Manager
Troubleshooting motor grader technical problems
Solving production and maintenance problems resulting in 80% reduction of the warranty claims (saving $1,786,000 per year)
Guide R&D (6 engineers and 3 technicians) / Process activities based on customer feedback
Redesigning the engine coupler and braking system, thus increasing 20% sales of the Motor Graders ($48,760,000/year)
Conducting FMEA / root cause analysis / fish bone diagrams
Provide technical/strategic exchange globally
FEA, vibration and application analysis
Developing new test procedures
Reviews cost models and sales prices together with the Sales Director
Testing of Construction Machinery
Robert Bosch Corporation, South Bend IN 1998- 2009
Senior Engineer, Automotive Braking Systems
Led stress lab, testing brake parts using strain gaging, finite element analysis (FEA using CATIA V5), in-vehicle and shaker testing.
Reproduced actual field conditions into electromagnetic and hydraulic shaker tests (within 5% accuracy) to perform fatigue and noise simulations.
Developed force transducers (within 0.5% accuracy) for electric brake booster prototypes used on electric cars.
Performed ultra sound clamp force measurements on bolts for calipers and other brake parts.
Saved $50,000 per year per shaker by changing type, voltage, coil connection, and controllers.
Saved $12,000 per year by submitting 40 Kaizen ideas.
Increased lab safety and efficiency by employing 5S techniques.
Teleflex / Comcorp (Automotive braking systems), Detroit MI 1997-1998
Senior Development Engineer
Developed “Brake by wire system” for the electric car.
Developed new qualifying tests for brake, clutch and accelerator pedals.
Designed and built electronic test controllers specific for our tests department (the proper controllers were not readily available on the market).
Gates Power Drive Products, Inc. (R & D for Engine accessory belt tensioners), Windsor Ontario, Canada 1989-1997
Test Development Engineer
Introduced new test techniques and recommended new test equipment.
In charge of instrumentation inventory.
Designed special sensors based on strain gages for dynamic testing of accessory spiral belt systems.
Performed more specialized tests.
Developed and build an accessory spiral belt crank shaft pulley transducer (to that time the only top secret crank shaft pulley transducer in the world was owned by Toyota).
Champion Road Machinery, Ltd. (Production of Motor Graders), Goderich
Ontario, Canada 1982- 1989
Designed and built electronic transmission shift controller.
Designed and tested motor grader hydraulic system.
Designed and built special sensors for motor grader testing.
Performed stress analysis applying strain gages to the grader’s parts and their plastic models.
The Buffalo county Road Maintenance Dpt. had to buy 18 new Motor Graders. Champion graders were much cheaper and did an adequate job. The Caterpillar graders were considered Cadillacs of the trade and the management of Road Maintenance Dpt. preferred to purchase them. So they had to come up with a good reason not to buy Champion. They told us that for safety reasons we have to use specific turn signals. They demanded a certain sequence of signal flashing which of course was impossible to achieve with those turn switches. I spent a whole week refabricating those switches to achieve the needed result. Not having any more excuses the Buffalo guys had to buy our graders. This resulted in a $ 4,680,000 sale.
DeHavilland Aircraft of Canada, Ltd. (Production of Aircrafts), Toronto
Ontario, Canada. 1980- 1982
Troubleshooted strain gage data acquisition systems.
Designed and built different electronic devices for simulated lightening tests.
Participated in research, testing and processing of test results.
“O.B.R.W.S.O.I.K” Center for Research and Development in the field of
Engines for Ships and Railways. (Durability Research), Warsaw Poland
Junior Electronics Engineer
Responsible for strain gage measurements in connection with durability model research.
Designed instruments and testing devices.
Repaired electronic test equipment.
Participated in research testing and processing of results.
University of Notre Dame Indiana
Master of Science, Aerospace Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Electronics Engineering
Technical University of Warsaw, Poland
Microsoft Office, Matlab, CATIA V5, Abaqus
Polish, English, Czech, Russian