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Mechanical Engineer Cnc Programmer

Etobicoke, ON, Canada
January 03, 2022

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With a unique combination of creativity, technical ability, management skills and customer focus I am looking for a career in a dynamic company where I can make a positive difference working to develop new business opportunities.


Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with twenty five years of international experience in design, manufacturing, quality control and project management.

Project management experience leading technical project and interfering with clients including technical and business consideration

Extensive experience in tool and manufacturing process development with functional expertise in application of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance (GD&T)

Experienced in developing CAM automation processes and machining applications.

Highly experienced in creating concept layouts component drawings, complex assembly drawings, 3-D solid modeling and preparing bill of materials

Proven ability to work independently and take initiative, responsibility and leadership in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities coupled with an established record of supervising engineering and technical staff. Self motivated, detail oriented with strong problem solving skills in analyzing, judgment, and decision making to implement effective solutions. Successful project management skills and ability to manage priorities.

Proficient in CATIA V5.21,MASTERCAM X9, VERICUT 8.2, engineering process management tools and Microsoft Windows applications.


2012 - present

Engineering support and technical consulting - contract work

MAGNA COSMA International

Cyclon Mfg.

KK Precision


Lemut Machine

Mann Machine

Triumph Gear




May 2010 – 2012 Technical Consultant – Manuf. Engineer

Cyclon Mfg, Aerospace manufacturing company

Developing 5 axis programs for CNC machines using MasterCam X5 CAD/CAM software

CNC program verification using Vericut 7.1

Developing manufacturing processes and CNC programs for Spars and Wing skins (ranging from 120 inches to 380 inches)

Developing postprocessors for 5 axis machines (tilting heads or one tilting and one rotational)

Providing technical advices and expertise to the President

Providing conceptual and detail design for complex custom tools and fixtures (CATIA V5.20)

Managing huge projects in all segments of technical expertise (Aerospace customers)

Involved in Lean manufacturing process and Six-Sigma

Develop design specification, evaluation and test requirements, technical proposals and presentation

Directing CNC programmers in defining right manufacturing approach and resolving problems issues

August 1999 – December 2009 General Manager

Lidrox Machine Ltd, Mississauga, On

Responsible for conceptual design, quotations and proposals

Making sure that projects have been finished on schedule and within the budget

Participate in hiring, training, evaluating, resolving personnel issues and discharge of staff

Directly supervise all employees and manage company budget

Plan, organize, prioritize, direct and assure the operational effectiveness of the company

Establishing the corporate supply chain, infrastructure and purchasing processes

Building complex parts and assembly prototypes in accordance with customer requirements

Managing ISO quality standard to meet customer requirements

Purchasing new and upgrading used equipment and processes including preventive maintenance

Maximize project gross margin, minimize re-work, and interact with customer to improve customer satisfaction.

Manage and minimize project risks to successful project completition

Provide technical interface and liaison with manufacturing personnel, equipment suppliers and with customers.

Checking and verifying 2-D engineering drawings, 3-D models for completeness and technical accuracy

Defining manufacturing requirements for fabricated tooling parts and weldments material selection, tolerances, heat treatment, surface finishing

Delivering final designs removing intermediate stages of prototyping and testing

Working with vendors and customers on quality and pricing issues

March 1996 - August 1999 Senior CNC Programmer/Lead Head

De Havilland, Bombardier

Toronto, Ontario

Responsible for manufacturing of the most complex parts (spars, lending gear components, engine parts etc)

Project coordination and detail design of many fixtures and special tools

Developing 4 and 5 axes programs for CNC machines using CATIA CAD/CAM software

Optimization of the programs to improve machining time and tool wearing

Implemented new tools and technologies

Involved in Six Sigma quality process

Developed technologies for machining exotic materials (Titanium, Inconel, Tungsten, Composite materials)

Helped junior colleagues in finding better technology solutions.

Project coordination between design department and manufacturing engineering in order to make parts machinable

Developed components’ technical specifications, created product interface control documents, supported manufacturing and service engineering, released documentation thru engineering change work order.

Worked close with vendors to ensure quality parts on schedule.

Verification of NC tool path using Vericut software

Manufacturing process design and development. Review and Verification of Manufacturing process design and development

Used error proofing methods in manufacturing, wherever required. Preparation of work instruction, including rework instruction wherever required

Developed method of rapid and evaluation feed back of product manufacturing process non conformities.

August 1993 - March 1996 CNC Programmer

MBM Tool and Machine

Toronto, Ontario

Developed 3,4 and 5 axes programs for CNC machines using ANVIL 5000 CAD/CAM software

Involved in developing manufacturing processes of the critical components for Canada Arm

Worked with extremely tight tolerances

Evaluated design and drawings to ensure standards of quality and accuracy are met.

Collaborated with professional staff and recommended solutions to design problems, assisted the development and progress on the plant floor.

Reviewed equipment layouts to confirm that equipments are adequately supported, identified and selected proper support types.

Conducted supplier selection process, created and maintained master parts list, supported purchasing, sourcing and cost management process.

Performed GD&T analysis on transmission parts using ViS VSA tool to identify tolerances and assembly processes that contribute to variation, optimized design, tolerances, and the assembly process to reduce costs.

August 1986 – November 1992 Mechanical Engineer

Institut Rade Koncar

Zagreb, Croatia

Engaged in contract negotiations and technical correspondence

Technically supported world wide customers with the overhaul and testing of Fire Control System for military tank.

Educated customer personnel in pneumatic/hydraulic test stand applications and laboratory facilities.

Wrote technical documentation for overhaul and testing of military tank engines and accessories.

Developed new test stands and techniques in process of testing the pneumatic and hydraulic accessories.

Performed technical work on design and redesign of drive train components

Made preliminary specifications, project specifications and managed project for two test stands from concept to final acceptance.

Wrote technical documentation for new and adopted equipment including engineering drawings, user manuals and test schedules.

Adopted test stands to accept high performance electro-hydraulic accessories

Directed technicians in calibration and verification of test stands


CAD/CAM – CATIA V4 UNIX, V5.21 WINDOWS, Unigraphics, MASTERCAM X5,X6,X7,X8 (Modeling, CNC programming, Advance Surfacing Assemblies)

GD&T Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

VERICUT 8.2 (NC program verification)

Engineering Process Management (Visualization, Engineering Community

GMS Global Manufacturing System

3D Geopack (CMM programming software)

1981 - 1986 B. Sc. Mechanical Engineer, Military Faculty, University of Zagreb, Croatia


English, Serbo-Croatian and Russian

References available upon request

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