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Engineer Checker

Decatur, Illinois, United States
October 12, 2016

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Johnnie F. Sykes

Decatur, IL *****217-***-**** •

Senior Engineer Checker / CAD Operator

Broadly skilled design engineering professional offering a proven capacity to evaluate and investigate pertinent details on production engineering design, 3-D models, and drawings including all related design data for high-quality and efficient project results.

Extensive knowledge of manufacturing engineering principals and requirements with the confidence to make innovative design recommendations.

Establish strong partnerships with inspection, quality, design, and engineering teams to generate exceptional results.

Recognized for expertise in developing and delivering training, and engaging and coaching teams to high-performance.

Detail oriented with the ability to work in a fast paced environment where critical deadlines are common and must be met with quality results.

Core Competencies

Project Management • 3D CAD & Design Tools • Leadership & Development • Global Experience

Design Requirements • Training Facilitator • Quality Assurance • Process Improvements • Six Sigma Green Belt

Professional Experience

Caterpillar, Inc.

Senior Checking Engineer G23 • Decatur, IL • 2009-2016

Offered technical expertise and training to detailing, checking, engineering, and engineering drawing standards (EDS) releasing.

Checked design layouts/3D models and engineering drawings that graphically represent design form, fit, and function of moderate to complex designs.

Served as primary point of contact for modeling, drawing, and noticed issues at the business unit.

Provided mentoring and training related to interpretation and application of corporate product and process standards, GD&T (ASME Y14.5 – 2009 Standard).

Participated in design review meetings to provide guidance regarding interference, proper clearances, cost, and stack up analysis to ensure proper assembly and performance repeatability.

ISE Senior Checking Engineer EDC-I G23 • Chennai, India • 2007-2009

Accepted an overseas assignment to work with the detailing, checking, engineering, and EDS releasing teams to provide engineering drawing and change notice quality.

Provided consultation to improve team’s application of Caterpillar Standards, resulting in a more in-depth understanding of platform specific detailing requirements, and use of engineering drawings and notices by downstream groups including purchasing, manufacturing, supply chain, and parts departments.

Managed overall design quality, gathering data to improve engineering drawings and notice quality.

Checking Engineer G22 • Decatur, IL • 2006-2007

Worked with Design Engineers to provide training, coaching, mentoring, and workload management.

Audited engineering drawings and notices for design intent, quality, and conformance to corporate product and process standards and GD&T (ASME Y14.5 – 2009 Standard).

Collaborated with detailing team in India through e-mail and teleconference meetings.

Drawing Quality Team Leader (Contracted to Caterpillar by Volt) • Decatur, IL • 2005 to 2007

Draftsman, Top-down Modeler and Design (Contracted to Caterpillar by Butler) • Decatur, IL • 2003 to 2005

Draftsman (Contracted to Caterpillar by CDI Corporation) • Decatur, IL • 1988 to 2003

Education & Certifications

Computer-aided drafting (AutoCAD) certificate, Richland Community College, Decatur, IL

Associate of Science in Tool Engineering Technology, ITT Technical Institute, Evansville, IN

Training & Certifications

Welder two years of experience: Stick, Electrode, Solid Wire, Cutting Torch

Machine Operator: Drill Press and Press Brake Machine, Plastic Injection Mold

Equipment Operator: Scissor Truck, Heavy Duty Forklifts three different types

ISO 9000 Certification, OSHA, GD&T Advance Geometric Tolerancing (GD&T)

Foreign Cultural Training - Indian

Drafting Skills

Computer-Aided Drafting: PRO/E,CAPT, AutoCAD and Computer Vision

Manual Drafting: Inking on Mylar, Lead on Vellum

Notable Accomplishments

Garfield & Pershing Early Learning Centers: Utilized woodworking skills to create a model of a Motor Grader machine to provide a hands-on demonstration of the assembly line process at Caterpillar. Workshop featured in the Decatur’s Herald & Review.

Co-wrote and illustrated a children's book - ‘The Village of Spence Hill,’ a multicultural bedtime story.

Received Historical award for restoring a 108 year old home in Decatur, IL.

Built a log home that was featured in the Log Home Living Magazine 2002 Midwest region issue.

Assistant Minister at Jasper Street Church of Christ: Teach an adult Bible class and Sunday school to high school seniors.

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