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Design Engineer/Project Manager

Peoria, Illinois, United States
October 29, 2016

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Design Engineer

Detail-oriented Design Engineer with 18+ years of experience with large industrial equipment including engines, bulldozers, large mining trucks, scrapers and motor graders. Experience with reverse engineering, large bills of material, shop and field environments. Maintains strict adherence to deadlines, standards, and manufacturing/tooling/fixturing cost considerations. Able to adapt to new jobs quickly and work independently or in a group environment Able to manage/work on multiple projects at once keeping in mind milestones and due dates.

Core competencies: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, sheet metal design, castings/forgings, large and small assemblies, Weldments, Fluid line systems, sourcing, using F.E.A. results for design changes, reverse engineering.

CAD/CAM skills: Pro/E, PDMLink/Windchill, Teamcenter, Solidworks, Polyworks, Lotus Notes/Outlook, Microsoft Office, Adobe, Caterpillar-specific programs such as EDS, HVC, NITORMATION, UGC, REDI, SIFT, SAMETIME.


Caterpillar LMT Hydraulics, Decatur, IL (through Aerotek) June 2016- July 2016

Design Engineer

●Manage projects being done by off-site workers. I would send instructions of what needs done in the design and detailing. Upon return I would check it myself before creating Workflow process and selecting proper person/group for each step in the releasing process

●Worked with Stauff Corp to go towards commonizing the clamps used for hydraulics routing to help cut cost and duplicate parts

AGI Union Iron (through Aerotek) Dec 2015-April 2016


Design and Detail all parts, weldments, and assemblies of conveyers

Reverse engineered and modeled all parts of a crusher disc used to break up rock

Reverse engineered weld station fixturing for welding flights on to chain and then came up with improvements

Designed and detailed parts, weldments, and assemblies for bucket elevators, towers, and trusses

ACCS (Advanced CAD/CAM Service Corp) Peoria, IL 1998-2015

At various times between working at customer locations I have worked on Engine blocks and heads (modeling and detailing). Have also assisted with work on transmission housings.

Komatsu, Peoria, IL 2012-2015

Design Engineer

●Lead designer for Cummins engine attachments, fuel systems, sub-frames, and cooling systems engineering

●Responsible for all design, modeling, detailing, and releasing of parts, assemblies, and kits for Komatsu’s Drive Systems group

●Use Creo for design and detailing

●Release all completed projects using Komatsu releasing process after approval from Senior design engineer

●Re-routed auto lube system

ACCS Headquarters, Peoria, IL 2011-2012

Senior Design Engineer/Project Manager

Managed and worked with a team of 6 people that reverse engineered the Forward Repair System (FRS) for the U.S. military, Rock Island Arsenal

●Disassembled the FRS system, measured and modeled every piece, reassembled it, created drawings for all piece parts, assemblies, and fabrications

●Determined all tolerancing and welding

●Found vendors for finished parts

●To see the F.R.S. assembled and in use please google “Rock Island Arsenal Forward Repair System” or go to

ACCS Headquarters, Peoria, IL 2009-2011

Project Manager

●Managed 6-20 detailers, designers, and checkers working on CAT-Decatur PIDs (Product Information Development)

●Responsible for updates to engineering changes

●Met Six Sigma standard on stringent deadlines

ACCS Facility, Peoria, IL 2008-2009

Senior Design Engineer

●Reverse engineer original Flatrack for Rock Island Arsenal and have analyst run F.E.A.

●Designed a new Flatrack platform to meet military requirements for front to back and vertical G loads based on F.E.A. results. Verify new design with F.E.A.

●Oversaw the build of the prototype at Kress Corporation

To see the Flatrack with the F.R.S. assembled please google “Rock Island Arsenal Forward Repair System” or go to

Caterpillar Tech Center, Mossville, IL 2006-2008

Design Engineer

●Led design work for Caterpillar’s Defense and Federal Products Division

●Identified optimal routing of all hoses/tubes/pipes needed for fuel, lube systems, and cooling systems

●Design mountings for systems to withstand “shock” testing for use on ships and submarines in case of depth charges/explosions

Caterpillar Engine Division, Mossville, IL 2004-2006

Design Engineer

Design changes to castings and machining for rocker arms, connecting rods, piston heads, valves, camshafts, pushrods, springs, bearings, and piston rings

Detail to Cat standards and release all design changes

ACCS office

Design Engineer 2002-2004

Worked on various projects for Caterpillar including engine block castings and head casting

Detailing work for the D9R Israeli military conversion

Hydraulics for various systems

Caterpillar bldg. PPK

Design Engineer/ProE Modeler, Peoria, IL 1998-2002

Created generic models and using family tables and relation files for Caterpillar’s Fastener and Tooling Library Groups

Raylon Manufacturing, Bettendorf, IA 1995-1998

Operated various Mazak CNC machines while attending Scott Community College


Associates of Industrial Engineering Technology Scott Community College 1998

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