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Engineer Manufacturing

Tampa, Florida, United States
October 08, 2016

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Mechanical Engineer with experience in manufacturing production, machine design, and product development. Skilled in project management of precise mechanics, opto-electronics, and engine technologies. Experience in production management and leading design and process functions.


Mechanical Drafting

Parametric Modeling

Lean Manufacturing

Design for Manufacturing

Analytical and troubleshooting skills

Mechanical and electromechanical assembly

Clean room class 7 experience

Cable and electronic assembly

Opto-electronic assembly

Attention to detail

Critical thinking

Ability to efficiently function in a team

Work under minimal supervision

Propensity to finish complicated tasks in a creative and timely manner

Blue Light-White light inspection

Carl Zeiss CMM measuring - VISTA w/CALYPSO Software

Programing Laser marking (Epilog Fiber Mark) machine

CAD/CAM and CNC programming experience



UniPRO N80C for Heller Machine Centers

PowerStation 2002 Pro for CNC machining

Solid Works

Autodesk Inventor



Oracle, IFS, TROPOS, Q-Pulse - - ERP system experience

Microsoft Office


Key Safety Systems, Lakeland, FL (Global Automotive Manufacturer of impact airbag inflators) 12/2015 – 03/2016

Manufacturing Engineer

Troubleshoot and support high volume automated production lines.

Compiled process documentation for manufacturing lines

Provided Engineering support for tooling and fixtures.

Extensive use of Draft Sight software.

GE Oil and Gas (Contractor for Quest Global), Jacksonville, FL (Gas and Oil Control, and Open/Close Valves) 09/2015 – 11/2015

Senior Engineer

Analysis of existing part program and machine processes

Compiled CNC programs

Compiled process documentation, and setup sheets

Created tooling lists and fixture requirements for machine parts.

Firth Rixson/ Alcoa, Savannah, GA ( Jet Engine component manufacturer)

Mechanical Process Engineer 05/2013 – 10/2015

Process Engineer in charge for processes, tooling, new part development and CNC machining for Jet Engine parts (chrome-nickel alloys, titanium)

Responsible for production equipment layout and production operational planning for new machine lines.

Complied CAPA’s and verified that CAPA’s actions for product and quality problems were implemented and documented.

Complied and implemented SCAR reports

Cobham PLC, St. Petersburg, FL (Manufacturer of emergency life support equipment)

Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer 10/2005 – 09/2012

Worked on multiple missile seeker projects. Including but not limited to:

Javelin – ATM Fire and Forget, Exo-atmospheric Kill Vehicle, Theater High-Altitude Area Defense Missile System, and JAGM.

Lead in manufacturing of service valves such as low and high-pressure fill-and -drain valves, and pyro-valves.

Close correspondence with following clients: Raytheon Missile Systems, Lockheed Martin, BAE, NASA, Oceaneering Engineering, and Orbital Science.

Part of a team for Linear Control Valve (NASA) - design and manufacturing.

Responsible for pressure test cell testing, such as, proof, leak and burst test of all service valves and high-pressure gas bottles.

Developed and designed fixtures and tooling for production and assembly lines.

AMC Industries, LLC, Temple Terrace, FL

CAD/CAM Engineer 09/2004 – 10/2005

Responsible for CNC programming

Integrated and developed CNC equipment setups and programs

Honeycomb Company of America, Inc., Sarasota, FL (Re-employed)

(Manufacturer of production aircraft parts for GALAXY C5, KC 135 Air Tanker, helicopters and civil aircrafts)

CAD/CAM Programmer 09/2002 – 09/2004

Responsible for CNC programming, and writing CNC programs for various aircraft parts made from aluminum and titanium.

Designed for manufacturing using AutoCAD.

MRC - Precision Metal Optics, Sarasota, FL

(Company manufactures flat, spherical and a-spherical mirrors used in military and space explorations applications such as the Comanche helicopter and Phoenix Eye program)

Quality Assurance Engineer 02/2002 – 08/2002

QA leader of special optic mirrors using sophisticated technical equipment.

Trained and worked with Carl Zeiss Vista CMM for precision measurement.

Honeycomb Company of America, Inc., Sarasota, FL

CNC Programmer 10/1999 – 02/2002

Responsible for CNC programming, and writing CNC programs for various aircraft parts made from aluminum and titanium.

Designed for manufacturing using AutoCAD.

B & M Precision, Inc., Ruskin, FL (Manufacturer of precision surgical and medical instruments)

Quality Assurance Inspector 08/1999 – 10/1999

Key-Trak, Tampa, Florida

Electrical and Mechanical Assembler 03/1999 – 08/1999

Special Purpose Diesel Engines / Koran, Bosnia

(Manufacturer of Diesel Engines for Main Battle Tank; Turbocharged diesel V-12 engines-1000hp)

Product Design Engineer 1987 – 1995

Responsible for prototyping, design and components manufacturing process of diesel engines parts and developing programs for CNC machines.

Responsible for eight horizontal machine centers such as Heller BEA-1, BEA-3 and PHV milling machines, Boehringer lathes, Heller cam milling machines, Krauseco machines, Charmilles Induction Heat Treatment machines and Schaudt grinding machines.

In charge for full machining forged parts such as: connecting rods (master/slave), camshafts, crankshafts (steel parts) and for full machining cast parts (aluminum) such as: crankcases, cylinders heads, and cylinder cases.

Implemented use of new type of solid carbide drills for connecting rods (44HRC Alloy Steel) on a flexible line –machine time was reduced from 12min/op to 54 sec/op.

Implemented several cutting tool cost reduction projects.

Member of team responsible for prototyping a “Light High Speed Motor” manufactured without camshaft and valves, and with crossed cylinders.

Zrak Holding Opto-Electronics / Sarajevo, Bosnia

(One of the largest optics companies in Europe, Zrak produces lenses, prisms, beam splitters, optic mirrors, opto-mechanical and opto-electronic instruments, gun sights, laser range finders, night vision systems, anti-tank rocket guidance systems, armored vehicle fire control systems, and tank M84 fire control systems)

Project Engineer and Manager of Process, Design & Tooling Dept. 1982 – 1987

Responsible for the design and manufacture of opto-mechanical and opto-electronic instruments such as telescopes, microscopes, gun sights, optic range finders, laser range finders, night vision systems, and infrared locators


Team member for design of ATM infrared locator similar to the “FROG” ATM.

Leader of prototyping team for gun camera for close support aircraft.

Managed machine shop and assembly lines with 200 employees.

Introduced several innovations concerning jigs and fixtures.

Worked closely with testing room to improve production flow.

Experience designing optical systems, imaging, night vision, infrared and camera.



University of Sarajevo – Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Curriculum focused on manufacturing practices, tool machines, design for manufacturing, manufacturing processes, tooling and fixtures, precision mechanics, opto-electronics, optic materials and optic measurement.


Certified Solid Works Professional (CSWP)

IPC Certified J-STD-001

GD&T Certification

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