Senior Mechanical and Automotive Engineer
I am a highly motivated, problem solving, goal orientated, think out of the box, Senior Mechanical. Engineer. I work well in both teams and solo atmospheres. I benefit by drawing from a broad knowledge and cultural work experience base, when dealing with, problem solving, creating concepts and interpersonal skills, having worked in the following industries in the United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States. Automotive Diesel Injection Systems, Concept Engines, Filtration and Pressure Vessels, Food and Tobacco machinery, Plastic Molding and Molds, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems.. I possess a Green card to work in the United States, which is my permanent residence. Education:
Cape Town South Africa - equivalent US Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Additional Qualifications and experiences:
Material data System (MDS) Internal Quality auditor, Six Sigma Green belt CAD Systems: Pro CAD, HP ME10 CAD, CADDS 5X, Solid works and Pro-e CREO GD&T Fitting: hydraulic, pneumatic and food machinery Machining: turning, milling & grinding Thermoplastic molding machine operation and maintenance Engine Assembly Diesel Injector assembly, Test bench & Test Cell operation and maintenance General vehicle and race vehicle maintenance and modification . Present Employment:
Pure Power Technologies - 1440 North point Blvd, Blythewood, SC 29016 Manufacturer of HEUI
(Hydraulic Electronic Unit Injectors-Hydraulically Driven) Injectors Title: Prod Develop Engineer Team Lead – Since 02-2002 Engineering support to Design, Current Production and Reman Operations & Warranty Duties performed:
1) Creating conceptual designs, reverse engineering, specifications, Time lines, BOM's, DVP&R's, FMEA'S and capability studies, to support design changes to componentry of high pressure electronically actuated, hydraulically amplified Diesel Unit injectors. 2) Creating and actively involved in 8D's for warranty problem solving, liaising with internal depts. external customers and suppliers.
3) Manufacturing Plant Resident Product Engineer, responsible for engineering design support and deposition of all plant's incoming, in process and outgoing out of spec material and components and finished assemblies created in micron level manufacturing, for current production and Remanufacturing operations, of Diesel Unit Injectors.
4) Duties include performing or delegating analysis, tol. stacks and determining appropriate testing, for validating new suppliers, components and out of spec product. Previous Employment Experience:
FEV Engine Technology - 4554 Glenmeade lane, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Design House for Concept engines to EPA and domestic Automakers
Title: Design Engineer: 03-99 to 10-01
Duties performed: Research technologies & design, develop & test advanced engine systems & components: act as liaison with customers and their Engineers & technicians to implement design modifications; conduct analytical studies on engineering proposals to develop engine designs; design automotive engine components for original &/or modified engines using CAD/CAM/CAE systems; prepare layout & detailed drawings & schematics; design components for use in engine test bench setup; provide assistance to Project Engineers for design related duties; analyze test & reports to determine whether designs meet functionality & performance specifications; create conceptual designs to satisfy customer requirements, using Pro Engineer design package. Manage project and team of Design Engineers and Designers for major projects undertaken. Previous Employment Experience cont'd:
Lucas Diesel Systems - Concord Rd London United Kingdom W30SE Manufacturer Of EUI (Electronic Unit Injectors-Cam Driven) Injectors
Senior Design Engineer: 04-95 TO 02-99
Duties performed: Headed design efforts for the company; supervised design team for fuel injection development projects; researched, designed, developed and tested advanced engine systems; specialized in the application of electronic fuel injector on two engine applications; acted as liaison with suppliers, clients and manufacturing colleagues; worked with cylinder block modifications for improved fluid flows in partnership with Analysis Department; designed automotive components using CAD/CAM/CAE systems; worked with Computer vision CADDS 5X design package Airpel Fluid Filtration - Chiltern Hill, Gerards Cross, Chalfont St Peter, England: Manufacture of heavy duty manual to fully auto cleaning, filters, for wide range of industries Design Engineer: 09-91 to 04-95
Duties performed: Reported to Engineering Manager. Performed research, design development and testing of advanced filtration systems; performed research and development into methods of cleaning, theoretical and empirical methods; designed and modified systems using HP ME10 CAD system for detailing; worked with design calculations (including pressure vessel calculations, masses etc.) worked with specification of equipment, i.e. pneumatic cylinders, AC motors etc. Prepared specifications of materials (including use of exotic materials in special applications); acted as liaison with sub-contract manufactures for investment castings and system/product coatings John Guest Ltd - West Drayton, United Kingdom: Manufacturer of Polymer products Design Engineer: 07-90 to 03-91
Duties performed: Reported directly to Drawing Office Manager, responsible for design and development work in relation to plastic products and production moulds; designed valves and associated parts; designed and developed injection molds, performed design calculations and produced detailed part and assembly drawings.
Previous Employment Experience cont'd:
Hauni South Manufacturing Pty Ltd - Paarden Island, Cape Town, South Africa.: Engineering Contractors for the food and tobacco industries
Design Engineer: 12-88 to 05-90
Duties performed: Worked on design, which involved developing, modifying and re-designing special purpose packaging and processing machinery; designed applications such as pneumatics, chain/sprocket systems, hydraulics, gearing, timers and relays; used PROCAD software system; performed calculations and produced detailed drawings; supervised in-house production personnel and carried out quality inspections prior to customer dispatch; supervised a nine man production line assembling electric auto window switches; maintained shop floor production lines, organized stock control, ensured quality control of products and supervised the dispatch of products. Received training in fitting, machine shop and Quality Department.
Hyflo Ltd - Paarden Island, Cape Town, South Africa: Manufacturer of hydraulic/ pneumatic systems Junior Design Engineer: 01-87 To 07-88
Duties performed: Assisted with design and assembly work, including: hydraulic manifold block for ship steering, nuclear power station steam line shock absorber computerized test rig and valve modifications, refurbishing Fishing factory ship hydraulic conveyor systems, custom truck hydraulics, Oil rig Platform righting hydraulic pack. I received induction training in various departments including, field service, sales, quality control, fitting and tool room.