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Mechanical Design

Franklin, Wisconsin, 53132, United States
January 06, 2017

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Seeking a full-time or contract position as a mechanical designer or team lead in efforts that utilize state-of-the-art practices and software with a creative, results oriented organization in an environment that encourages innovative thinking, recognition, and career development.

Professional Summary

Mechanical designer with more than thirty years of experience providing technical design direction on hardware, mechanical products, machine parts and components for global ISO manufacturers.

Expert in creating detailed mechanical drawings for piece parts and assemblies from

Pro/E Wildfire models.

Adept in maximizing form, fit, and function through meticulous design model evaluation.

Take lead on projects working with customer and engineering team.


Solids/3D CATIA – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

MATC's Mechanical Drafting Course – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

PTC Certification for PRO/E – Hinsdale, Illinois


Pro/E Wildfire




Exceptional drafting skills

Strong castings modeling skills

Strong problem-solving skills

Use and understand GD & T


Powertrain Engineers Inc. Pewaukee, Wisconsin 03/2005 – Present

Design key components for a drilling company, such as draw work gear boxes, draw work skid, mud pump coupling, 300 and 500 top drives all design and detailing done on Pro/E Wildfire

Worked with customer to fit their specific design needs

Worked with Sr. Engineer to design a more durable and longer lasting product

Participate in design reviews

Lead on projects delegating work to meet deadlines

Worked on ECN’s issued by customer or manufacturing

Worked close with manufacturing to keep projects moving

Was involved with assembly of gear boxes and other components

Was required to be on site when installing components on to drilling rigs

Designed tooling to help with assembly and handling of components

Caterpillar Inc. Aurora, Illinois (Contract Position) 08/2004 – 03/2005

Layout of hoses and tubing using Pro/E on large wheel loaders, also worked on ECN’s

Milsco Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Contract Position) 10/2003 – 03/2004

Detail drawings on seats and saddlebags for Harley Davidson using Pro/E Wildfire

Danfoss Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Contract Position) 04/2003 – 10/2003

Layout and detail of electrical enclosures using Pro/E

Case Corporation Wichita, Kansas (Contract Position) 08/2001 – 09/2002

Complete ECN’s,

Research parts and development to achieve cost reduction

Working as a member of the Quality Assurance leak issues team, identify what is leaking,

determine if bad part, not proper torque, or needs some form of gasket.

Merrick & Company Denver, Colorado (Contract Position) 01/2001 – 07/2001

Mechanical Designer: In charge of all enclosure weldments.

Set up assembly drawings and part drawings on Pro/E.

Ball Aerospace Boulder, Colorado (Contract Position) 08/2000 – 01/2001

Mechanical Designer: Modeled components for the Hubble Telescope III and set up drawings using Pro/E.

Micro Motion Boulder, Colorado (Contract Position) 07/1999 – 08/2000

Mechanical Designer: Re-designed casting and designed new tooling on SDRC

Pamco, Stewart, & Stevenson Denver, Colorado (Contract Position) 09/1998 – 04/1999

Mechanical Designer: Used engineers' schematic to lay out components for gas extraction units using Pro/E and Pro Piping.

Waukesha Engine Div. Waukesha, Wisconsin (Contract Position) 01/1998 – 08/1998

Mechanical Designer. Relocated the actuator. Made design modifications for new butterfly valves, brackets, and drive components using Pro/E.

Applied Power Inc. / APITECH Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Contract Position) 09/1997 – 01/1998

Pro/E Designer: Developed detailed drawings and created components for suspension of sport utility vehicles assembled in model form for prototype Build of Grand Cherokees.

J. I. Case Co / Drive Train Div. Hinsdale, Illinois (Contract Position) 03/1993 – 09/1997

Mechanical Designer: Developed layouts and designs for both track and wheel axles for Case Stagger tractors.

Responsible for design review with manufacturing and vendors.

Controlled design layout and managed deadline requirements by delegating various issues relating to drafting, checking, and manufacturing teams.

Harnischfeger Corp / Dragline Div. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 07/1991 – 03/1993

Mechanical Designer: Laid out and designed tub section and front wall for 9020 Dragline using CATIA.

Nordberg Corp/Rock Crusher Div. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 12/1990 – 06/1991

CADAM Designer: Used CADAM to design chassis for portable rock crushing plants.

Harnischfeger Corp/Crane Div. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 05/1990 – 12/1990

CADAM Designer

Snap-On Tools Corp / Medical Devices Div. Kenosha, Wisconsin 10/1987 – 05/1990

Micro CADAM Designer: Redesigned hip implant devices, bolt cutters, and designed Zimmerman wire torque wrench using CADAM.

Additional Experience 08/1984 – 10/1987

My first Engineering position was with Louis Allies / Small Motors where I started to develop my engineering skill set. I had concurrent engagements with Snap-On Tools Corp / Storage Cabinets, Louis Allies / Large Motors, Snap-On Tools Corp / Hand Tools.

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