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Engineer Design

Oak Park, IL
January 09, 2020

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Substantial expertise in Dimensional Management (ASME Y14.5) developed in automobile and agricultural industries, integrated with 4 years in design engineering and 4 years in CAD data analysis; ASME Y14.5 - 2009 Senior Level Certification


Dimensional Engineering Consultant – John Deere, Waterloo, IA Jan12–Present

Supported 58 engineers in GD&T ASME Y14.5 to improve divisional compliance to standards

Assisted engineers in assembly tolerance stack-up studies to resolve fit and function issues

Facilitated Functional Geometry Reviews and drawing audits with results of 36% drawing quality increase

Reviewed parts, assemblies and drawings, updated and maintained CAD database to provide engineering community accurate graphic data

Facilitated meetings and wrote documentation to update line and tube drawing standards

Utilized CREO, Windchill, and various internal Deere programs to perform CAD model reviews

Wrote 3 training reference manuals to reduce drawing check time by ~2 hours per person per month

Automated audit data transfer to eliminate errors and reduce analysis time 87% (3 days down to 3 hours)

Business Owner – Blair Window Cleaning, Augusta, GA Jan09–Jan12

Responsible for all aspects of window cleaning business with up to 4 employees including hiring, advertising and sales for over 120-person customer base

Designer – Georgia Iron Works, Grovetown, GA Dec07–Dec08

Devised a process to copy drawings and models to reduce design time 33%

Modeled a catalog of parts which reduced errors and saved ~5 man-hours per week

Design Engineer – Orbital Sciences, Chandler, AZ Feb07–Dec07

Used SDRC I-DEAS CAD to design rocket and missile components

Hand-picked to a team of 4 engineers; successfully developed a mechanism to test steering actuators

Dimensional Engineer – General Motors, Warren, MI Nov01–Dec05

Provided GD&T ASME Y14.5 training and support for 63 engineers to improve drawing quality

Trained and led a team of 6 engineers to develop standard notes resulting in 75% error reduction

Used Root Sum Squared process and 3-D variation modeling software to analyze assembly tolerances

Applied GD&T principles to automobile sheet metal, plastics, seats and HVAC to improve fit and function

Design Engineer – Metaldyne Group, Royal Oak, MI May00–Oct01

Provided training and support for 52 design engineers to learn SDRC I-DEAS CAD software

Utilized SDRC I-DEAS to convert 300 AutoCAD and paper drawings to SDRC CAD solid models and drawings

CAD Software Analyst – Ford Motor, Dearborn, MI May97–May00

Led a team of 4 programmers to write code, test and release CAD - GD&T integrated software

Collaborated with designers to write functional specifications and test plans for programmers to follow

Developed a variation analysis training manual which was successfully tested by 5 engineers

Dimensional Engineer – Chrysler, Detroit, MI Oct94–May97

Used ASME Y14.5, RSS and 3-dimensional variation modeling to improve automobile body fit & finish

Innovated a new dimensional variation modeling process which reduced 67% from analysis time

Trained and led 3 engineers in application of new dimensional variation modeling process

Conducted benchmark studies which resolved lift-gate issues with net zero production cost increase

Dimensional Engineer – General Motors, Detroit, MI Jan89–Sep94

Applied ASME Y14.5 GD&T to automobile sheet metal components

Conducted RSS tolerance studies to determine optimum tolerances and datum schemes

EDUCATION: B.S. – Mechanical Engineering Technology / Mathematics – Eastern Michigan University


TRAINING: PTC CREO / ProE; GD&T-ASME Y14.5; SDRC IDEAS; Systems Engineering; Root Cause Analysis; VSA

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