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Engineer Mechanical

Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
January 20, 2017

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David L Apuzzo

**** **** **

Cookeville, TN ***** US

Phone: 931-***-****


Project Manager

Tenaris - Blytheville, AR (Pipe manufacturer for the oil and gas industry)

October, 2007 May, 2016 (8 years 6 months)

Capital Project Implementation: Initiate preliminary study for proposed projects; Prepare documentation for cost evaluation; Instruct the design team in preparing preliminary drawings; Review proposed modifications with Automation, Civil, Operation and Maintenance for budget cost and acceptance of proposal; Review the project and projected cost with Industrial Engineering for evaluation of "Return on Investment"; Initiate the approval process based on budget costs for upper management; Write specifications and complete drawing package for equipment purchase; Write specification for contract labor to install or modify equipment

Project Schedule: Prepare Gantt Chart for the project from specification to commissioning; Develop and maintain an Excel budget sheet based on budget costs and project approved funding; Prepare daily activity schedule for contractors preforming task for the project; Work with contractors from start of project to commissioning of equipment

Ordinary Projects and Budgets: Preform the basic tasks as Capital Projects to initiate and complete daily projects; Work with maintenance and operation on a daily basis to resolve equipment issues

Equipment installation: Schedule and follow everyday activities during installation; Addressing and resolving any issues that may occur during installation.

Design Engineer

ResourceTek - Nashville, TN (Engineering/Design) Contract for Bridgestone/Firestone

May, 2003 October, 2007 (4 year 5 months)

Design and detail modifications to existing equipment as specified in Capital Project request; Provide necessary engineering calculations as required for movement of components and stress on structural members; Prepare and present Concepts for modifications; R&D all aspects of the design as required to assure the proper operation and functions of the modified equipment; Select commercial component as best suited for the modifications

Assist with: installation of equipment

Mechanical Engineer

Doyen Medipharm - Lakeland, Florida (Medical Packaging Co.)

March, 2002 May, 2003 (1 year 2 months)

Concept, Engineer and Design new medical packaging equipment per customer specifications and product

Project Management: provide schedule for design and detail of drawing package; Work with fabrication vendors and shop personnel in the development, assembly and final tuning of the packaging equipment; Work with customers to assure that their requirements are satisfied and the packaging machine functions as expected with reliability.

Troubleshoot and resolve malfunctions and problems with existing packaging machines.

Project Manager

Seifert Technologies - Hermitage, TN (Engineering and Office Manager) Primary customer Bridgestone / Firestone

February, 1999 March, 2002 (3 years 1 month)

Instruct and schedule projects for all engineers and designers working at the Hermitage office; Initial contact with customers to obtain the requirements and specification for the new or modified machinery.

New Customer research: Contact potential new customers to discuss the possibly of outsourcing to an engineering firm as a supplement to their engineering staff; Assist and provide the resource and knowledge available that will satisfy their current project needs.

Daily Office Management: Log daily activities of all office personnel; Preparing and issuing personnel reviews; Budgeting for office supplies and equipment; Preparing reports for corporate office

Design Engineer

PDS - Nashville, TN (Engineering/Design Employment Agency) Contract for Bridgestone / Firestone

January, 1992 February, 1999 (7 years 1 month)

Concept, Engineer and Design new or modified equipment in the tire building industry.

Provide complete drawing packages

Instruct and work with Millwrights in the installation of equipment and machinery.

R&D research that will assure proper function of all the new or modified machine components and process.

Work with Engineers in developing schedules.

Mechanical Engineer (Hospital Division)

Nash Engineering - Norwalk, CT (Producers of Compressor and Vacuum Pumps)

January, 1984 January, 1992 (8 years)

Design and detailing for pump packages as specified on customer’s specs.

Design of structural bases for pump systems

Provide technical information and engineering calculation for the thermo and fluid flows throughout the pump systems.

Assist with design and detailing of electrical drawings for pump packages

Provide assistance for shop personnel in the assembling and testing of system packages.

(Other related industries: Food and Beverage; Medical and Pharmaceutical; Automotive; Emergency Lighting) Additional experience include: Injection molding, plastics, sheet metal and welding Special machinery design; rotary dial indexers w/pick-n-place mechanisms; conveyors; electronic component packaging in plastic and sheet metal housings Proficient with MS office applications and AutoCAD version 2012 and Mechanical Some experience with ProE, and FEA programs (Anysis and Algor) references available upon request


University of New Haven

B.S., Engineering

University of New Haven B.S

Mech Engineering GPA 3.2 University of New Haven Graduate Studies (Thermo; Fluids) GPA 4.0

Waterbury State Technical College

A.S., Engineering

Waterbury State Technical College A.S

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