NEAL W. BECKER
Greenfield, WI *****
email@example.com 414-***-**** www.linkedin.com/in/NealBecker
new product development / engineering project management
Results driven mechanical engineering project manager and a team player with 17 years of cross-functional experience planning, coordinating, organizing and expediting industrial equipment design, product improvement and testing. Offers over 10 years of hands on new product development experience. Dedicated, determined and creative problem solver with a flair for connecting with people. Expertise includes:
• Project Management • Product Development • Redesign
• Cross-Functional Relationships • Vendor Relationships • Specifications
• Machine Design • Scheduling • Analysis
ACS GROUP, INC., New Berlin, WI April 2019 – January 2020
Senior Design Engineer – Plastic Size Reduction Equipment,
Provided technical support to sales, purchasing and production. Created layouts and designed (Solidworks 2019) custom order equipment per customer specifications.
NORDCO, INC., Oak Creek, WI March 2015 – February 2019
Senior Engineer – New Product Development,
Designed, developed, and modeled (CREO 3.0) mechanical sub-systems that are used in new railroad track maintenance equipment.
Incorporated and integrated existing technologies into innovative maintenance machines. Interfaced with new and existing vendors to specify these technologies to meet product design specifications.
AAA Sales & Engineering, Inc., (PRM), Oak Creek, WI March 2010 – February 2015
Senior Engineer – Railroad Division,
Investigated and analyzed the utilization of existing product variants to new customer applications.
Collaborated with design firm to validate existing product performance and to ideate product concepts.
Provided cross functional technical guidance for resolving sales, manufacturing and service issues.
Partnered with outside suppliers to design and create an innovative hydraulic power system for a new classification retarder braking unit including prototype testing and customer implementation resulting in new customer orders totaling over $600,000.
MORRIS MATERIAL HANDLING, INC., Oak Creek, WI July 1997 – September 2009
Senior Project Engineer – Nuclear Group, January 2006 – September 2009
Integrated customer specifications with industry standards to meet design criteria for harsh environments.
Provided cross functional workflow between mechanical, electrical and analytical groups.
Collaborated with other departments to provide smooth transition from engineering thru to installation.
Provided engineering project management for custom projects from $600,000-$6.6 million.
Chief Engineer - Component Products, July 2003 – January 2006
Managed Hoist Engineering Group. Coordinated department resources and workflow to complete production orders for five different product lines and for all R&D projects.
Interfaced cross functionally with sales, manufacturing and service to provide technical support.
Improved order tracking by implementing process improvement to establish target completion dates and track on-time performance.
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Senior Project Engineer - Component Products, January 2000 – July 2003
Directed Mechanical Design Group for World Hoist development project including creating a sales brochure.
Managed design and release of new hoist frames, drums, bottom blocks and gearboxes for 5 hoist models.
Built and maintained 9 prototypes for life cycle testing.
Coordinated new product development that resulted in $6.4 million in sales.
Project Engineer - Component Products, (P&H Material Handling), July 1997 – January 2000
Managed development of 5-ton hoist model using new and existing components.
Managed cost reduction projects including replacing existing brakes and reconfiguring travel drives at a savings of up to $450/unit.
Performed design calculations and life cycle testing for 35-40-ton hoist design improvement.
Performed bearing life and shaft stress calculations for existing hoist gearboxes.
ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
RACINE RAILROAD PRODUCTS INC., Racine, WI
Coordinated product redesign and new product development projects. Developed and patented new rail anchor remover resulting in $600,000 in additional revenue.
PFLOW INDUSTRIES INC., Milwaukee, WI
Design Group Leader
Supervised and scheduled projects for four Mechanical Designers. Reviewed and approved drawings and Bills of Materials. Coordinated Change Notices and provided data and cost estimates for Custom Orders.
Designed, detailed and performed calculations for custom equipment.
Masters of Science (MS) in Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Project Management Associate Certificate, Milwaukee School of Engineering
US Patent # 10,279,791 Retarding the Speed of a Rail Car; 2019
US Patent # 9,862,368 Retarding the Speed of a Rail Car; 2018
US Patent # 9,260,120 Systems for Controlling Travel of Rail Car Wheels; 2016
US Patent # 6,966,544 Hoist Apparatus; 2005
US Patent # 6,135,421 Hoist with Proximity Limit Switches; 2000
US Patent # 5,438,931 Rail Anchor Remover; 1995
Wisconsin Professional Engineer # 26483-006 (Not currently active)
Illinois Professional Engineer # 062-045505 (Not currently active)