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Location:
Sahuarita, AZ, 85629
Salary:
80,000
Posted:
August 28, 2012

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DALE CIRCLE

SENIOR / LEAD OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGNER

Tucson, AZ

520-***-****

dq331m@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

• Designed all optical & mechanical support systems for GEMINI 8-meter Telescope Primary Mirror Support Structure

• Designed hydraulic & pneumatic positioning & support systems

• Thermal cooling system designs providing optics with uniform temperatures in harsh environments

• Coolant system panel designs & piping configurations

• Thermal isolation designs for component protection

• Redesigned XYZ drive positioning system to solve locating reliability problem for microchip analytical probing station

• Reworked existing design to solve major overheating problem for digital cinema camera

• Designed long-range diode laser target projectors & remote sensing systems

• Designed variable acousto-optic & chemical/biological infrared spectrum projectors

• Designed cryogenic & environmental optics high vacuum chambers

• Designed photo-sensitive fiber optic bundle mounts for ultra high-precision assembly configurations

• Designed agitated coolant system for cooling copper crucible with molten uranium

• Designed automated processing & coating vacuum chambers

• Designed gear drive actuators for commercial aircraft & spacecraft flight controls

• Designed robotic assembly line for solar water heater panels

• Use ASME / ANSI Y14.5 Standards for all designs

• GD&T Analyst / Mentor / Design Checker

KEY WORDS

SENIOR / LEAD DESIGNER, OPTICS, FIBER OPTICS, OPTICAL, MECHANICAL, TELESCOPES, PROJECTORS, SENSORS, CAMERAS, XYZ STAGE, VACUUM CHAMBERS, CRYOGENIC, COOLING, THERMAL ANALYSIS, ACTUATORS, HYDRAULIC, PNEUMATIC, GEARS, BEARINGS, WORM DRIVES, AUTOMATION, CONVEYANCE, HIGH PRECISION, SOLAR HEATING, CASTINGS / MOLDS, HEAVY WELDMENTS, LARGE STRUCTURES, SHEET METAL, ELECTRONICS PACKAGING, CERAMICS, PROPOSAL DESIGNS, REVERSE-ENGINEERING, TOLERANCE ANALYSIS, CHECKER, CLEAN ROOM PROCEDURES, NUCLEAR, DOE, MILITARY, DOD, SECRET CLEARANCE, Q CLEARANCE, GD&T, ASME / ANSI Y14.5, SOLIDWORKS, PDM, AUTOCAD, PRO-E WILDFIRE, INTRALINK, MICROSOFT OFFICE, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP, ADOBE ACROBAT PRO, TEAM MEMBER, COST SAVINGS, METICULOUS, AWARD RECIPIENT

MERIT AWARDS

• OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT (QTY 2)

• REWARD & RECOGNITION (QTY 5)

CLEARANCES HELD

• SECRET (current) – US Department of Defense

• Q – US Department of Energy

CAD PROGRAMS EXPERIENCE

• SOLIDWORKS - (11 years)

• PDM WORKS – (4 years)

• AUTOCAD - (10 years)

• PRO-E WILDFIRE & INTRALINK - (3 years)

OFFICE PROGRAMS EXPERIENCE

• MS WORD, EXCEL, POWERPOINT

• MICROSOFT OFFICE SUITE

• ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS

• ADOBE ACROBAT PRO

AREAS OF DESIGN EXPERTISE (and years of experience)

• MICROCHIP ANALYTICAL PROBING STATION – (total of 6 months) (contract)

• DESIGN INTEGRITY ANALYSIS – (total of 2 months) (contract)

• PRECISION OPTICS – (total of 15 years) (direct & contract)

• HIGH VACUUM CHAMBER ENVIRONMENTS – (total of 13 years) (direct & contract)

• ACTUATOR / MOTION CONTROL SYSTEMS – (total of 15 years) (direct & contract)

• PIPING / COOLING SYSTEMS – (total of 20 years) (direct & contract)

• DOE - NUCLEAR ENERGY / CONTAMINATED WASTE MANAGEMENT – (total of 10 years) (contract)

• DOD - MILITARY DEFENSE / MISSILE SYSTEMS – (total of 11 years) (direct)

• ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY MACHINERY – (total of 5 years) (direct & contract)

• ENERGY CONSERVATION SYSTEMS – (total of 4 years) (direct & contract)

DESIGN ACCOMPLISHMENTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

MICROCHIP ANALYTICAL PROBING STATION

@ The Micromanipulator Co.

• 1-micron repeatable locating accuracy movement

• 1000/1 gear reduction configuration

• XYZ stage guidance system

• Harmonic drive gearhead

• Optical position encoder readheads & scales

• Cross-roller bearing

• Stepping motor

• High-precision timing belt

DESIGN INTEGRITY ANALYSIS

@ Red Digital Cinema Cameras

• Overheating analysis of digital cinema camera

• Provided design solution for overheating camera

PRECISION OPTICS

@ Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

National Optical Astronomy Observatories, GEMINI Project

National Solar Observatories, SOLIS Project

Michigan State University Astronomy Dept.

ATK Mission Research

The Micromanipulator Co.

Red Digital Cinema Cameras

OPTICAL SYSTEMS

Developed optical sensor systems & fiber optic arrays for laboratory & field environment test equipment

• High-speed infrared scene projection systems

• Chemical / biological infrared spectrum projector

• Variable acousto-optic spectrum projector

• Laser targets & target projectors

• Collimators, beam combiners/splitters, prisms, lenses

• XYZ stage component positioning

• Fiber bundle linear slit & grid pattern arrays

• 20µm positioning tolerance requirements

• Cryogenic & environmental test chambers

• Vacuum optical chamber environments

• Hot source simulators

• Blackbody sources

LASER SYSTEMS

@ Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

National Optical Astronomy Observatories, GEMINI Project

ATK Mission Research

• Diode laser optics

• Laser guidance systems

• Laser remote sensing systems

• Fission systems (nuclear energy)

TELESCOPES

@ National Optical Astronomy Observatories, GEMINI Project

National Solar Observatories, SOLIS Project

Lead Opto-Mechanical Designer for the Gemini 8-Meter Telescopes, Optics Group

• Primary mirror cell support structure & assembly

• Lifting fixture for 22-ton primary mirror

• Whiffletree cart for 22-ton mirror transport

• 6-zone mirror deformation system

• 4-bipod flexure for cell structure support

• Structural support for 15-ton Instrumentation

• Mirror cell access plan for personnel / equipment

• Thermal system for uniform mirror temperature

• Mirror cell coolant system

• Mirror cell ventilation system

• Fluid leak flow / drainage system

• Primary mirror air pressure seal configuration

• Component & cell location identification system

• Shipping frame for 50-ton primary mirror cell

• Axial / lateral mirror supports

• Axial / lateral position sensors

• X-definer positioning system

• Earthquake safety restraints

• Mirror surface heating system

• Instrument support structure

• Cable routing configurations

• Cassegrain rotator bearing assembly

• Ambient temperature radiation system

• Component electronics control node boxes

HIGH VACUUM ENVIRONMENTS

@ Retech Systems

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

Airco Coating Technologies (BOC)

National Optical Astronomy Observatories, GEMINI Project

ATK Mission Research

• Coating chamber for 8-meter diameter mirror

• Glass coating chambers for sputtering process

• Liquid / gas-cooled nuclear fission chambers

• Liquid / gas-cooled crucibles

• Metallurgical multi-treatment furnaces

• Contaminated water control / containment

• Water-cooled Process Chambers

• Buffer Chambers & Lock Chambers

ACTUATOR / MOTION CONTROL SYSTEMS

@ Retech Systems

Airco Coating Technologies (BOC)

National Optical Astronomy Observatories, GEMINI Project

Ingenium Aerospace

• Gear & bearing assemblies

• Worm drive systems

• Slip clutch assemblies

• Automation motion control actuators

• Hydraulic conveyance systems

• Telescope mirror deformation actuators

• Hydraulic actuator telescope mirror supports

• Hydraulic / pneumatic alignment actuators

• Automated feeder systems

• Actuator test stand

PIPING SYSTEMS

@ Retech Systems

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

Airco Coating Technologies (BOC)

National Optical Astronomy Observatories, GEMINI Project

• Nuclear radiation-contaminated water recovery

• Argon / Freon gas-fed cooling systems

• Nitrogen-cooled cryogenic optical chambers

• Solar water-heating systems

• Radiation panels for ambient temp thermal control

• Ultra-high vacuum piping systems for nuclear apps

• Giant telescope structure self-contained cooling sys

• Control valve systems & water manifolds

DOE - NUCLEAR ENERGY / CONTAMINATED WASTE MANAGEMENT

@ Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

• High vacuum uranium fission systems

• Liquid / gas-cooled crucibles & chambers

• Glove box contamination isolation chambers

• Uranium isotope separator systems

• Radiation Shields

• Electron beam gun for uranium melt

• Control room electronics racks & valve panels

• Contaminated water recovery systems

DOD - MILITARY DEFENSE / MISSILE SYSTEMS

(Air Force, Army, Navy, Homeland Security, CIA contracts)

@ Hughes Aircraft Co.

ATK Mission Research

• Missile assemblies

• Rocket motor assemblies

• Electronics packaging

• Terrorist activity sensor systems

• Assembly design tolerance analysis

• Avionic electronics vibration isolation

ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY MACHINERY

@ Sid & Marty Krofft Productions

Advanced Automation

Retech Systems

Airco Coating Technologies (BOC)

The Micromanipulator Co.

• Water-cooled process, buffer, & lock chambers

• Glass sputtering chambers

• Robotic glass coating process systems

• Amusement park human conveyance systems

• Metallurgical heat-treat robotic process systems

• Robotic solar water heating systems assembly

• Cam driven / gear driven mechanisms

• Sheet metal automated fabrication design

ENERGY CONSERVATION SYSTEMS

@ Advanced Automation

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

• Solar water heating panels & systems

• Spent-uranium revitalization system

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts Degree, Architecture

Loma Linda University, Riverside, CA

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (in chronological order, latest first)

Ingenium Aerospace, Rockford, IL

(Flight Control Actuation for Commercial Aircraft & Spacecraft)

Position: SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGN CONSULTANT (contract employee)

DEC 2011-APR 2012 4 months

Projects: Flight Control Gear Actuator designs, Tolerance Stack Analysis, GD&T Analysis, Design Checker

CAD: SOLIDWORKS

Reason for leaving: consultant projects were completed

RED Digital Cinema Cameras, Lake Forest, CA

(Professional Digital Cinema Cameras for Motion Picture Industry)

Position: OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGN CONSULTANT (contract employee)

OCT 2011-NOV 2011 2 months

Project: Analyzed overheating problem & redesigned for cooling solution

CAD: SOLIDWORKS

Reason for leaving: consultant project was completed

The Micromanipulator Company, Carson City, NV

(Semi-conductor Wafer Probes)

Position: OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGN CONSULTANT (contract employee)

APR 2011-SEP 2011 6 months

Project: Redesigned / upgraded state-of-the-art Wafer Probe System

CAD: SOLIDWORKS

Reason for leaving: consultant project was completed

ATK / Mission Research, Santa Barbara, CA

(DOD / DOE / CIA / Homeland Security Contracts)

Position: OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGN ENGINEER (direct employee)

APR 2006-MAR 2011 5 years

Projects: Electro-Optical Sensors & Detector Systems, R & D projects & proposals

CAD: SOLIDWORKS & PRO-E

Reason for leaving: corporate merger consolidation layoff

Michigan State University, Astronomy / Astrophysics Department, East Lansing, MI

(Telescope Instruments)

Position: OPTICS DESIGN CONSULTANT (contract employee)

NOV 2005-APR 2006 6 months

Project: Spartan Infrared Camera for SOAR Telescope

CAD: SOLIDWORKS

Reason for leaving: consultant project was completed

National Optical Astronomy Observatories (NOAO) / National Solar Observatories (NSO), Tucson, AZ

(Telescopes)

Position: SENIOR OPTO-MECHANICAL DESIGNER (direct employee)

NOV 1995-NOV 2005 10 years

Projects: Giant Visible / Infrared Telescopes & Astronomical Instruments

CAD: AUTOCAD & SOLIDWORKS

Reason for leaving: 10-year project was completed

Airco Coating Technologies (BOC), Fairfield, CA

(Robotic Glass Coating Assembly Processes)

Position: SENIOR MECHANICAL / ROBOTICS DESIGNER (contract employee)

MAR 1995-NOV 1995 9 months

Projects: Robotic Glass Coating Vacuum Chambers

CAD: AUTOCAD

Reason for leaving: moved to Tucson, AZ for permanent position

Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

(US Department of Energy)

Position: SENIOR MECHANICAL / VACUUM DESIGNER (contract employee)

FEB 1988-FEB 1995 7 years

Projects: Nuclear Systems & Containment Facilities / R & D projects

CAD: AUTOCAD

Reason for leaving: agency contract with DOE expired

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA

(US Department of Energy – Nuclear Power Division)

Position: SENIOR MECHANICAL / VACUUM DESIGNER (contract employee)

MAR 1985- FEB 1988 3 years

Project: Uranium Isotope Separator Chamber System

Reason for leaving: agency contract with DOE expired

Retech Systems LLC, Ukiah, CA - (Robotic Metallurgical Processing Vacuum Systems)

Position: SENIOR MECHANICAL / VACUUM DESIGNER (direct employee)

APR 1983-MAR 1985 2 years

Projects: Metallurgical Treatment Vacuum Chamber Systems

Reason for leaving: moved to Bay Area for better opportunity

Hughes Aircraft Company, Canoga Park, CA

(Defense Contracts)

Position: MECHANICAL DESIGNER (direct employee)

MAY 1978-APR 1983 5 years

Projects: USAF / ARMY / NAVY Missile / Defense Systems

Reason for leaving: moved to Northern California

Advanced Automation, Tarzana, CA

(Automated Factory Assembly Line Designs)

Position: MECHANICAL / ROBOTICS DESIGNER (direct employee)

MAY 1977-APR 1978 1 year

Projects: Automated Solar Equipment Assembly

Reason for leaving: company closed

Sid & Marty Krofft Productions, Sun Valley, CA

(Major Amusement Park Design & Construction)

Position: MECHANICAL / ROBOTICS DESIGNER (direct employee)

JUN 1976-MAY 1977 1 year

Projects: Amusement Park Dark Ride Systems

Reason for leaving: project was completed



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