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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Location:
Denver, CO
Posted:
July 23, 2020

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THOMAS G. PLAVEN

**** ***** **** ***** • Littleton, CO 80125

ades1c@r.postjobfree.com

720-***-****

SKILLS SUMMARY

Seasoned mechanical engineer in design methods, new product development, simulation & manufacturing

Advanced knowledge & skills in CAD modeling & simulation using SolidWorks & Pro-E software

Expert in structural FEA linear & non-linear, motion & dynamics analysis using SolidWorks Simulation & Mechanica

Highly skilled in complex injection molded part design, mechanism design & DFM techniques

Accomplished in the art of electronics cooling, heat transfer & CFD based thermal analysis

Excellent people management, project management & organizational skills PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

Named Inventor or Co-Inventor on eight Listed Patents

Named Inventor on two Patent Pending’s

Authored technical publications & best practices in thermal, kinematic & dynamic analysis & simulations

Presented new product concepts to R&D & leadership teams PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Senior Mechanical Engineer R&D, PerceptiMed, Inc., Mountain View, CA. 2018 – Present

Design of precision & durable electromechanical devices for medium to high volume production

Developed mechanisms for automated pharmaceutical delivery product

Extensive experience in rapid prototyping including 3D printing technologies (FDM, SLS, SLA)

Fluent in Arena PDM software

Senior Mechanical Engineer R&D, Hach Company, Loveland, CO. 2013 – 2018

Principal engineer in the procurement of injection mold tooling from Chinese suppliers & vendors

Develop Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzer from concept to manufacturing release

Design of automated stirrer mechanism for homogenizing fluid samples with suspended particulates

Incorporate ultrasonic technology into a chemical reaction chamber reducing analysis cycle times by 25%

Experienced using statistical analysis techniques in test, measurement & manufacturing processes Principal Mechanical Engineer R&D, Omnicell, Mountain View, CA. 2012 – 2013

Designed electromechanical assemblies related to robotic pharmaceutical delivery systems

Facilitated quarterly training sessions in SolidWorks techniques for engineering staff

Engineered mechanisms related to automated mechanical devises Senior Engineer R&D, Covidien, Boulder, CO. 2003 – 2012

Lead mechanical engineer in the development of medical devices from concept to manufacturing release

Technical expert in electronics thermal mitigation, dynamic & modal analysis of system assemblies

Machined, assembled & tested prototype devices & products for proof of concepts

Application of rapid prototyping techniques & processes used in new product development Lead Mechanical Engineer, Carrier Access Corporation, Boulder, CO. 1999 – 2003

Engineered & designed telecommunications equipment for both Central Office & outdoor use

Devised rotational molding, thermal & vacuum formed plastics for manufacturing

Designed sheet metal & machined components used in product development

Applied Design for Manufacturing (DFM) techniques in a multitude of fabrication processes Mechanical Engineer, Denver Instrument Inc., Arvada, CO. 1997 – 1999

Developed a Microwave Moisture Analyzer for the food, plastics, pharma & textile industries

Designed automated UL test equipment & assembly fixtures for manufacturing

Engineered components for aluminum die casting, V-process casting, aluminum & plastic extrusions Mechanical Engineer, Cencorp, Inc., Boulder, CO. 1995 – 1997

Managed engineering department of 10 engineers and technicians

Invented automated systems used in the PCBA material handling & manufacturing processes

Incorporated linear & rotary pneumatic actuators, servo & stepper motors & controls

Utilized forensic analysis on failed components, structural & stress analysis on existing & new designs Previous Engineering Work Experience, Denver, CO. 1985 – 1995

Project Engineer, Windsor Industries, Inc., Englewood, CO. 1991 –1995 Machine design on industrial floor care equipment from battery to combustion engine operation

Staff Engineer, Martin Marietta Astronautics Group, Denver, CO. 1985 – 1991 Aerospace equipment design including satellite, guidance systems & ground launch vehicles EDUCATION

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, May 1992 Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, May 1985



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