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Engineer Design

Powell, TN, 37849
December 03, 2019

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Professional Qualifications

Mechanical Design/Project Engineer with over twenty-five years of experience in all areas of Engineering management including:

Large/Small Extrusion enclosures and Sheetmetal design

20 years’ experience using SolidWorks/Inventor/AutoCAD as a design tool.

Coordinated design drawings with Fabrication Shops, to ensure design intent.

Administrator of CAD Systems including SolidWorks PDM (up to 2019) Administrator.

Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) focusing on Engineering Design and Development, while emphasizing Lean Manufacturing processes such as Safety, Quality, and Cost.

Proficient in utilizing the following areas:

Advanced 3D Part modeling

Advance 3D printing Material Selection and Profile creation for FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) -3D Printing. Expert in using Slicing software.

Communication with contractors/vendors on mechanical engineering projects

Estimating project costs and submitting RFP’s to contractors/vendors.

CAD/DATA Document control SolidWorks PDM Vault Administrator

AutoCAD all versions, Autodesk Inventor Professional, Autodesk Vault.

SolidWorks all versions 2019 latest, SolidWorks PDM Professional 2019 administrator.

In-depth knowledge of engineering procedures, testing practices, manufacturing procedures, plant operations, safety procedures, and production requirements.

Skilled in ASME Y14.5-2009 GD&T standards

Excellent leadership and communication skills, while concentrating on managing, coordinating, training, motivating, and directing all phases of project teams.

Education, Certifications and Military Service

Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering

AutoCAD® and Inventor® Professional Certification

Application Engineer Autodesk AutoCAD®

SolidWorks Parts, Assemblies, and Drawings Training

SolidWorks PDM Vault Professional

USAF Honorable Discharge- Veteran

Professional Career Accomplishments

Designed Sheetmetal equipment enclosures and Project lead for Plant Layouts.

Coordinated drafting standards Templates, and procedures, along with instructions or training for current software and new releases. Provided training for company personnel on new software and existing software, while providing controls and effective handling of internal drawings and drawings accepted from outside sources.

Responsible for Additive Manufacturing assuring 3D prints are suitable for manufacturing.

Developed and designed Aluminum extrusions for camera enclosures.

Developed new components, and products from concept to finished product, managing the complete product life cycle (PLC) along with managing product data collaboration with internal work-groups and external vendors using a (Product Data Management software) SolidWorks PDM Professional.

Engineered and designed automated Pick & Place units for production line projects, using air actuators, electric switches, and step-motors for conveyors.

Engineered, designed, and developed material handling system for a Radioactive Liquid Abrasive Blasting Mobile Trailer for Bechtel National, Inc. All engineering specifications and drawings for this project had to be compliant with ASME Y14.5M-1994 drawing standards. This design project was constructed entirely with stainless steel and aluminum. Managed on-site construction, installations, and inspections.

Experience in all types of conveyor design including chain, roller, vibrating, and belt conveyors. For food industry and Production Lines. Calculations and layouts were provided for the synchronous timing and motor speed for conveyors.

Engineered and reversed-engineered components for replacement parts of original equipment to increase productivity and reduce cost.

Engineer/Designer of a 60-shot Tank Gunfire Simulator for the U. S. Army. Lead designer of mechanical components from concept to prototype.

Coordinated efforts/supervised millwright personnel in plant shutdowns to re-engineer/design structural mezzanines, stairways, access points, and production pathways.

Managed organization Engineer Change Request (ECR’s) and Engineering Change Orders (ECO’s) processes to ensure proper sign-off and product life-cycle management.


Proficient in utilizing the following design software: AutoCAD® 2020, SolidWorks 2019, Autodesk Inventor®, Inventor Fusion®, Autodesk Vault, SolidWorks PDM Professional.

Well versed in rapid prototyping and slicing software, using including ROBO R2, R1+, and Fusion 3 - 3D printers.

Design Techniques include: GD&T (Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing) mostly positioning tolerances, 3D modeling, Advance Modeling Protocols, Sheetmetal design, single part Finite Element Analysis (FEA).

Proficient in Microsoft Office (MS Project, VISIO, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word).

Employment Profile:

TELEDYNE BROWN ENGINEERING / MartinFerderal Oct. 2019 – Present

. Product Design Engineer

Hired to design packaging with complex requirements for complex machines.

Provide design drawings using SolidWorks, and AutoCAD.

Provide 3D Prints for design intent and ECO compliance, as well as jigs and fixtures for manufacturing.

Provided ASME Y14.5-2009 GD&T standards for manufacturing and fabrication shops.

SCAPA HEALTHCARE / Aerotek July 2019 – Oct. 1, 2019

. Product Development Engineer

Design new product configurations that are cost effective, creative, and meet customer end user requirements. Manually produce prototypes to demonstrate design concepts.

Source and select materials compatible with product design, regulatory requirements and process capabilities.

Design and develop processes that are transferable and scale-able to existing production equipment.

Deliver profitable portfolio of custom developed products.

Provide 3D Prints for design intent and ECO compliance, as well as jigs and fixtures for manufacturing.

Provide ASME Y14.5-2009 GD&T standards for manufacturing and fabrication shops.

Support operations team in continuous improvement initiatives and customer complaint investigations.

PERCEPTICS LLC Feb 2015 – Present

Mechanical Design Engineer

Responsible in assuring the drawing formats are dimensionally correct on the part prints issued to manufacturing, vendors and customers and is responsible for developing designs and drawings for various products while maintaining and updating the design standards

Provide development, implementation, GD&T training, Industry Standards, AutoCAD administration SolidWorks PDM profession administrator and support for SolidWorks 3D design software.

Designed Extrusion enclosure designs for next generation Cameras.

Provide complex equipment part and assembly design using SolidWorks 2019, and AutoCAD 2020

Provide 3D Prints for design intent and ECO compliance, as well as jigs and fixtures for manufacturing.

Provided ASME Y14.5-2009 GD&T standards for manufacturing and fabrication shops.

Provided Over highway Gantry Structure design and concept drawings for camera systems.

PDM Professional administrator and support.

Implemented Additive Manufacturing for new designs and existing 3D printed Parts.

Alstom Power/ GE Aug 2012 – Feb 2015

Design Engineer / Tendering / Plant Layout

Provide development, implementation, training, Industry Standards, CAD administration and support for SolidWorks 3D design software.

Provide 3D Plant layout design using Auto Plant® Pro-Structure, Tekla Structures, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Autodesk Inventor, 3D studio MAX, and Navisworks Manage, while providing Tendering support for new proposals.

Provide complex equipment part and assembly design using SolidWorks.

Provide custom Programming support, including Scripting and Lisp routines to utilize design tools for increase productivity.

Panasonic Corporation (Contract) Apr 2008 – Oct 2008

Mechanical Design Engineer/AutoDesk Vault Administrator

Engineering and machine design to expedite speaker production line deadline using Autodesk Inventor®.

Project management, and designs for pick & place units, along with Data Management/CAD administration for Autodesk Vault®.

Provided line-item part specifications; Assembly BOM’s, creating purchase requisitions, and placing orders for non-fabricated parts. Design and built my own production designs.

Matrix Technologies Nov 2007 – Apr 2008

Mechanical Engineer/ Sheetmetal Designer

Performed engineering for assembly/conveyor line layouts, and sheetmetal enclosure design to house high speed cameras, cameras provided detection of defects before packaging.

Engineered and designed conveyors using AutoCAD® and AutoDesk Inventor® Professional as the primary design tool.

Carlisle Tire and Wheel Jan 2005 – Oct 2007

Mechanical Engineer/Machine Designer

Engineered equipment layouts using AutoCAD/Inventor as primary layout tool, managing building information models (BIM), managing shutdown projects, overseeing vendors, and project timelines to ensure projects were completed under budget and on time.

Prepared FEA models of complex part/assemblies, along with process simulations.

Prepared Surface Models using Inventor/3D Studio for Tire Profiles for evaluation and FEA analysis.

Setup and Management of the Product/design Life Cycle software (Autodesk Vault) to keep track of all project files and reduce the amount of file redundancies.

Provided project management and millwright supervision for mechanical equipment during plant shutdown. Duties include managing project timelines, managing personnel, overseeing vendors and receiving quotes on machines, parts, and labor.

Supervised equipment layouts - managed the design of tire building machine components, extrusion Conveyor systems, along with working with plant electrical schematics

Pellissippi State College CEU Classes (Contract) 1986 – 2012

Roane State College AMTEC / ORNL (Contract) 2009 – 2012

University of Tennessee School of Architecture (Contract) 1990 – 1996

Adjunct AutoCAD / AutoDesk Inventor / Architectural Design

Adjunct professor teaching AutoCAD® and other AutoDesk related products such as AutoDesk Inventor® Professional, Revit®, and AutoCAD Plant 3D®. All Classes were taught in the evening hours.

1998 – Adjunct AutoCAD® Instructor contracted to train CAD workforce for Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Locations: Knoxville, TN. and Chattanooga, TN.

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