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Mechanical Design Engineering

Hayward, California, United States
October 03, 2016

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Cesar A. Rodas

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Hayward, CA **545

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A mechanical designer /equipment engineering position for a leading edge organization where I can leverage my experience and expertise towards making significant positive contributions to the organization and team.


I have extensive professional experience in mechanical and equipment design for both the medical device and I.C. chip industries. Activities include Mechanical design for product development including components and tooling, design of injection-molded plastic parts and drafting. Engineering design control activities include documentation control, creation of bills of materials, isometric illustration, engineering change order creation and implementation. In depth knowledge of FDA documentation requirements (IQ, OQ, PQ).

Expert in design and fabrication of complex 3-Dimensional assemblies using SolidWorks, Pro/E, AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, and Inventor Expert with geometrical dimensioning and tolerancing to ANSI Y14.5 standards. I have extensive experience creating 2-D, 3-D layouts, assembly drawings and renderings.


January 2008 to Present – Contract/Consulting

Abbott Vascular - Redwood City, Menlo park CA October 2008 to January 2016

Product/Equipment Design Engineer

Responsible for designing manufacturing related Equipment, Fixtures and Tools to improve the manufacturability for a Mitral Valve repair device. Observed manufacturing staff to optimize assembly process in order to reach goal of 1500 production units per month. Also, responsible for creating and releasing documentation for all manufacturing equipment including old or existing mfg equipment.

Novo Nordisk Delivery Technology/Inopla – Hayward, CA January 2007 to October 2007

Sr. Equipment Engineer

Responsible for supporting manufacturing ramp up of complex web handling equipment. Designed tooling and fixtures for assembly and manufacturing.

Designed material handling system for an advanced CMP tool.

Boston Scientific - San Jose, CA - April 2001 to November 2007

Sr. Product/Equipment Designer Engineer

R&D: Design and development of new injection –molded catheter handles. Designed fixtures, automated production equipment. Supported Manufacturing Engineers, Technicians - designed process and assembly tooling. Familiar with company PDM System for the documentation and release of final design for manufacturing equipment and tooling. Develop maintenance and calibration procedures for product assembly related equipment and tooling. Generated Installation Qualification Protocol(IQP) for new equipment; activities included use of an HP Data Acquisition Device to generate Temperature Analysis Excel Spread Sheet grafts used to generate acceptance criteria.

Manufacturing: Created tooling and equipment for the manufacturing and assembly of catheters use in cardiac procedures. Supported “Manufacturing Engineering” efforts –updated and modified existing fixtures to accommodate new technology. Designed PLC controlled mechanisms and equipment using servo, stepper motors and pneumatics.

Credence Systems Corp - Fremont, CA - August 2000 to April 2001

Mechanical Engineer

Created preliminary designs for next-generation test head for semiconductor test system. Designed “cost-reduced” outside panels for existing test systems, including research into RF and EMI shielding and ergonomic requirements for operator safety. Attended company-sponsored classes on structural analysis and thermo-fluidic dynamics.

Quester Technology – Fremont, CA - March 2000 to August 2000

Mechanical Designer III

Responsible for implementation of Engineering Work Requests originated by marketing from Customer Tool Configuration Specifications, created ECO’s and documentation of changes for present product specifications. Maintained 3-D layouts generated in Mechanical Desktop, support Product Design Engineering for Continuous Vapor Deposition, liquid process, and ozone (O3) process equipment.

Asyst Technologies, Inc. - Sunnyvale, CA - January 1999 to March 2000

Senior Staff Mechanical Designer

Responsible for the mechanical design of test fixtures for wafer handling robots used in CMP process, and CVD process. Maintained 3-D Layouts used by Mechanical Design Engineering.

Interfaced with Manufacturing Engineering for product revisions and documentation, coordinated design efforts with Production Engineering to finalize production prototype and assembly.

E-Flow – Sunnyvale CA, - September 1997 to August 1998

Senior Mechanical Designer

Responsible for mechanical design for gas delivery systems for semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment. Worked directly with customers to determine requirements and specifications. Maintained 3-D layouts of customer’s product. Interfaced with customer’s process and mechanical engineers to develop solutions to improve process efficiencies. Researched customer requirements and produced cost estimates and schedules.

Applied Materials CES Div. / 300mm RTP – Santa Clara, CA - February 1994 to September 1997

Senior Mechanical Designer

Responsible for mechanical design of components and assemblies for semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment. Coordinated design efforts with Production Engineering to finalize production prototype engineering. Worked with Customer Engineering Services to design gas panels to customer specifications. Supported Applications Engineers by creating gas flow diagrams for gas delivery systems. Produced 3-D layouts and assembly drawings for system.

Relevant Job History

Data East USA, Inc – San Jose CA, - July 1992 to August 1994

Mechanical Designer

Verifone, Inc. – Redwood City, CA, - April 1991 to August 1992

Electromechanical Designer

Metra Instruments – San Jose, CA, - December 1988 to December 1990

Electromechanical Designer

Nanometrics – Sunnyvale CA, - September 1988 to December 1988

Electromechanical Designer

AG Associates – Sunnyvale CA, - February1986 to September1988

Electromechanical Designer

Taylor Made Office Systems – So. San Francisco CA, - October 1985 to January1986

Field Service Technician



Santa Clara, CA

Autodesk Inventor r4

Parametric Technology Corporation

San Jose, CA

Introduction to PRO/E

Heald Institute of Technology

San Francisco, CA

Associate of Arts in Electronics and Mechanical Design/Drafting

Go Engineer

Santa Clara, CA

SolidWorks 2008 Essentials and Advance Training

Society of Plastics Engineering, Inc.

San Carlos, CA

Designer’s Guide to Injection Molded Part Design


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