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Engineer Mechanical

Houston, TX
April 30, 2020

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Tim Schulz, PE


To gain a challenging position in a growing company that would best employ my expertise in mobile/heavy equipment design and manufacturing, as well as in HPHT Downhole Completion Tools. This position should have many opportunities for a dedicated individual with the leadership abilities necessary to excel.


Jan. 2019 – Mar. 2020

Premium Oilfield Technologies Houston, TX Sr. Engineer

Engineering, development and testing of mud pump expendables, mud valves, and other drilling- related equipment.

Responsible for design and engineering support of Caliber Centrifugal Mud Pump.

Designed a novel concept for a 15k Plug Valve for use in mud line applications.

Designed triplex and quintuplex Mud Pump Fluid Ends to be used with Premium Sur-Lock Hammerless Valve Covers.

Designed Sur-Lock 3” Hammerless Union.

Designed 2” metal-to-metal sealing Gate Valve for use in mud line applications.

Aug. 2015 – Jan. 2019

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc. Houston, TX Sr. Design Engineer

Responsible Engineer for Current Product Maintenance and Support on all Large IC, Medium IC, Small IC and 3-Wheel Electric lift trucks.

Engineering Project Lead on update of 10-16T Lift Truck to meet current EPA Tier 4 Emission Standards. Provided engineering support for 4 pre-production builds.

Engineering Project Lead to change supplier for seats on all Sit-Down Counterbalance lift trucks.

Mentored and trained Junior Engineers to meet corporate standards and practices.

Apr. 2015-Jul. 2015

Isolation Technologies, LLC Houston, TX Project Engineer

Developed and tested inflatable casing packers for downhole service.

Began development of 9-5/8” cementing stage tool/inflatable packer combo tool.

Oct. 2011-Feb. 2015 Baker Hughes, Inc. Houston, TX Sr. Design Engineer

Technical lead for several design projects involving cased-hole production packers. Designs included standard/NACE service, HPHT (High Pressure/High Temperature), removable and permanent packers.

Developed test plans to qualify packers to API 11D1/ISO 14310 standards.

Managed packer development projects in excess of $500,000.

Procured, assembled, and tested all packer projects under my responsibility; all testing performed at Baker Hughes’ HPHT testing facility in Houston, TX.

Permanent Packer Team Lead for E2E/Configure-to-Order Initiative, consolidating similar packer models to be sourced quickly from pre-configured off-the-shelf subassemblies.

Served as Packers/Sand Control Group Safety Champion, liaison for HSE-related business between engineers and Corporate HSE.

Served as CTI facility tour guide for both Baker Hughes and customer visitors.

Sep. 2007 – Aug. 2011

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc. Houston, TX Sr. Design Engineer

Designed custom option equipment for Class I-V forklift trucks. Designs included mast modifications, hydraulic system options, and electrical system options.

Engineering lead for large projects for Fed Ex (integral scale installation) and Coca-Cola (adjustable load back rest).

Provided support to manufacturing in the event of new design introduction or assembly problems.

Checked design work of other engineers to ensure conformity to ANSI as well as company standards.

Updated several designs to fulfill cost-down initiatives (Fold-down armrest, >$200K/year).

Oct. 2004 - Aug. 2007

Emergency One, Inc Ocala, FL Mechanical Engineer

Worked as primary design and production support engineer for fire apparatus Aerial Device.

Structured bills of material for incoming customer truck orders, taking into account any new part design

Designed hydraulic and mechanical systems for straight-ladder and bucket-type Aerial Device.

Worked extensively in aluminum and steel weldment design.

Designed and specified machine elements, such as gears, bearings, hydraulic pumps, cylinders, cables, pulleys.

Collaborated with vendors, production personnel, and fellow engineers to implement cost reduction across product line.

Served on CAD Users Group, with the purpose of standardizing design practice company-wide.

Oct. 2003 – Oct. 2004

Mako Compressors Ocala, FL

Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineer

Processed customer work orders and generated engineering documentation for custom product design of high-pressure breathing air compressors, fill stations and air storage modules.

Performed design and layout of demand-flow assembly line and lean manufacturing initiatives in order to increase production efficiency and lower product lead times.

Worked closely with production department, through new product design and redesign, to improve finished product quality and assembly line efficiency.

Generated work instructions for production personnel in order to improve quality and repeatability.

Implemented new set of standards for engineering department to increase consistency of documentation.

Performed troubleshooting for customers on electronic compressor control system.

Oct. 2000 – Jul. 2003

Butler Technical Group (Caterpillar, Inc.) Decatur, IL Mechanical Engineer

Designed machine elements and systems for Mining and Construction Equipment Division of Caterpillar. Projects focused on Design for Manufacture, weldment/structural design, product improvement and new product introduction.

Resolved manufacturability and assembly issues that arose on the shop floor.

Served as Project Leader/Manager (1st/2nd shift) to coordinate design, modeling and detailing on projects of varying size and complexity. Supervised the work of 3-4 people at a time.

Undertook several projects in order to reduce cost, increase ease of fabrication and eliminate redundancy.


Sep. 1994 – Dec. 1999

University of Florida Gainesville, FL Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

National Dean’s List, 1998-1999

College of Engineering Dean’s List, 1999

Engineering Leadership Forum, 1998-1999

ASME Program Director, 1997-1998


Solidworks, Solidworks Simulation, Creo Parametric, Pro/ENGINEER, Pro/MECHANICA, Unigraphics NX, AutoCAD, Inventor

State of Texas Registered Professional Engineer, #116025

NFPI Hydraulics Course Certification, 2010

Perkins 854 Diesel Engine Troubleshooting, 2016

Electrical Controls of Hydraulics Seminar, National Fluid Power Institute, 2017

Engineering Project Management Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

Forklift Operator’s Certification, 2015

Six Sigma – Yellow Belt Training

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