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Design Engineer Mechanical

Texas, United States
October 02, 2016

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Bruce D. Barker

I hope to provide new ideas, concepts, and designs for my employer while extending my career to be one of the best designers in the fields of Engineering and Mechanical Design.

Professional Experience:

Dixie Iron Works Alice, TX April 2010 to April 2016

Mechanical Designer, Process Developer

My responsibilities were designing and developing work processes and procedures. This involved TOC as well as lean manufacturing techniques.

Was responsible for designing large fixtures for testing as well as designing blast cabinets for recertification of valves manifolds and other high pressure equipment testing to over 23,000 PSI.

Designed automation equipment to assist in eliminating labor cost. Most of this was being done in a paperless environment.

Used SolidWorks, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint as well as Microsoft project.

Loram Maintenance of Way Hamel, MN. June 2003 – October 2009

Mechanical designer

Designed construction equipment for the rail road industry.

Worked on rail grinders, shoulder ballast machines as well as the Raptor a 1/4 mile long rail train for handling the new rail design.

Gained extensive experience with heavy frame weldments and design.

The software used was Mechanical Desk Top and Inventor along with a PDM System.

Inline Automation Minneapolis MN February 2002 to June 2003

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Designing and building high speed feeders and conveyor systems for the Paper industry Using Mechanical Desktop 3D.

Digital Tool Ramsey, MN November 2000 to January 2002

Mechanical Design Engineer

Digital Tool needed a project Designer for a machine for Medtronic.

This was a crimping machine for a pace maker lithium battery. The project was done for the Brooklyn Park facility.

This was a 3 or a 4 week project and was completed and shipped about 01/10/02.

ADC Telecommunications Minneapolis, MN October 1996 to August 2001

Mechanical Design Engineer - Adv. Manufacturing Techniques

As a member of the AMT group, I have worked in all phases of new technology research and development, including machine-building for fiber-optics machinery used in the Telecommunications industry.

Over the past year have been designing primarily fixtures and fixturing components, which are currently in the patenting process.

Utilized AutoCAD r.14 and 2000, and am learning Mechanical Desktop.

Developed equipment that went on to be patented.

Phoenix Engineering Corp. Oakdale, MN October 1994 to October 1996

Mechanical Design Engineer

Involved in Special Machine Designs and Builds. (SMB)

Designed the smallest cartoner on the market, (which is currently in the stages of being marketed as such.)

Designed a high-speed chopper for the electrical connector web-handling industry. Specifically, this intermittent motion cam-operated chopper cleans, checks, and chops 300 good piece parts per minute off of a web coming out of a progressive die. Bad parts were discharged at end of the machine. This machine is also being marketed as a standard product line.

All Engineering and Design accomplished on AutoCAD r.12 with Vermont’s Systems on-screen digitizing tablet.

Straub Design Company Minneapolis, MN July 1990 to August 1994

Project Designer

Designed for many different projects, including unwind-rewind machines and flat-surface tape applicators.

All work completed utilizing AutoCAD r.12.

Theile Engineering Minneapolis, MN September 1987 to April 1990

Packaging Equipment Designer

Designed all types of packaging equipment, including Continuous Motion, Intermittent Motion, Cartoners, and Case-Packers.

Designed machines for the pharmaceutical industry.

Designed sheet metal chutes, Guard covers, doors, and panels.

Douglas Machine Corp. Alexandria, MN September 1985 to May 1987

Packaging Equipment Designer

Designed all types of packaging equipment, most notably Cartoners.

Designed machines for the pharmaceutical industry (Upjohn Wyath labs)

All designs completed utilizing CadCam on an IBM 3400 Mainframe computer.

Minnesota Automation Crosby, MN January 1983 to May 1985

Layout Detail and Designer

Introduced to the packaging industry, effectively beginning my career as a detail layout designer working on all types of packaging equipment.

Designed machines for the pharmaceutical industry (Upjohn Wyath labs).


Staples Technical College Staples, MN 1980 to 1982

Mechanical Layout and Design Engineering concentration

Minnesota School of Drafting Minneapolis, MN 1993

Completed course training in AutoCAD r.12.

Alignex Training Center Edina MN 2010

Completed all SolidWorks Studies

Currently have all the certificates except Mold Design.

University of Texas at San Antonio San Antonio TX 2011

Course Study TOC Theory Of Constraints and Lean Manufacturing

Security Clearance: TSA, TWIC's

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