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Engineer Engineering

Tucson, AZ
80,000 per year
August 08, 2012

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Gregory Olsen

Seeking a Position of Responsibility in Product Design or Manufacturing Engineering

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science Engineering – California National University

Associate of Science Business Administration – West Coast University

PATENTS: Patent 5857893 ultra-precise automated chemical control system

Patent 5899216 apparatus for rinsing semiconductor wafers in a cleaning system

Patent 6241226 apparatus for metering ultra-pure fluids

Patent 6296226 wet vacuum control system

PUBLICATIONS: 1998 ISA Symposium: “An Investigation of Heat Transfer in a Semiconductor Wafer


1999 Electochemical Society: “Reducing Chemical Waste in a Semiconductor


MILITARY SERVICE: 1972 – 1975 Active Army deployed to Europe – Armored Crewman

1976-1986 California National Guard

1987-1999 California Air National Guard

SKILLS: 3d Modeling – Inventor 2011; Solid Works; Pro-e

Engineering Analysis – FEA; MathCad; Classical engineering techniques

Design Engineering – Extensive equipment design background in wide-ranging industries

Manufacturing Engineering – Experience as a manufacturing engineer and manager

Supervision and Management – Department Supervisor and frequent mentor and team-leader


06/05 – Present Net Flow Research, LLC 2515 Erie Drive, Tempe, Arizona 85282

Principal Engineer

Specializing in contract manufacturing and new product development, Net Flow Research, LLC is on the cutting edge of new technology

markets. Gregory uses AutoDesk Inventor 3D design engineering software to create detailed models, drawings, and assemblies in support

of new product development. Gregory is a versatile engineer capable of creating a total product design. He is experienced in mechanical

design, fluids (systems and components), electronic design and integration and is deeply knowledgeable in product manufacturing with

decades of experience solving tough production problems. Industries served include semiconductor capital equipment, aerospace, and

commercial machinery. Gregory is responsible for new projects and product development from initial customer requirements to product

definition and specification through product manufacturing and delivery/deployment and follow-on support.

11/03 - 06/05 – Orbital Sciences Corporation 3380 South Price Road, Chandler, AZ 85248

Senior Engineer, Propulsion Systems

Gregory was responsible for engineering evaluation and procurement of high-pressure gas apparatus (6000 to 10000 psi) used in

unmanned space launch vehicles. In this capacity, he performed gas-analysis to predict performance and calculate safety margins and

acted as an advocate and technical authority conferring with launch sites in formal reviews (Flight Review Boards – FRB) to address any

technical concerns surrounding components under his responsibility. Gregory traveled to suppliers addressing test failures and all related

technical issues, acting as key representative for Orbital Sciences. He created detailed analysis of gas pressure systems using MathCad

and MatLab and provided cogent, peer-reviewed technical presentations based on his analyses. He also wrote comprehensive Statements

of Work (SOW) and product specifications.

10/00 - 11/03 – Innovari Corporation 7820 Clyborn Avenue, Sun Valley, CA 91352

Product Development Engineer

Gregory worked closely and directly with Innovari customers to define and develop unique technical solutions to tough technical

problems faced by semiconductor equipment manufacturers and process equipment manufacturers. Acting as a direct interface between

customers, engineering, and manufacturing, a wide range of innovative products were developed and deployed including 1) High-Purity

high accuracy pressure transducer sensor system from concept through prototype to finished product; 2) Complete architecture for an

automated DNA fluid analysis machine; 3) Servo-valve operated by an embedded microprocessor suitable for high-purity fluids.

6/95 - 10/2000 – Speedfam-IPEC Corporation 305 N 54th Street, Chandler, AZ 85226

Staff Engineer

Gregory performed system design and analysis of electromechanical control systems and mentored other engineers in the fields of

machine control and automation. Gregory was responsible for the successful deployment into semiconductor wafer fabrication facilities

of complex multi-million dollar machine systems; specializing in customer defined special configurations of the machinery. In this role,

he routinely traveled to customer sites to assure correct equipment installation, deployment, performance to specification, and to provide

customer support.

6/92 - 6/95 – Plasma and Materials Technologies, Inc 9255 Deering, Chatsworth, CA 91311

Senior Engineer

Gregory developed assembly and automated test fixtures for state-of-the art semiconductor plasma etch and CVD sources and cluster

tools to satisfy customer-specific requirements. He also made engineering improvements to product lines to satisfy customer special

requirements. These products included a plasma diagnostic instrument (Fast Injection Langmuir Probe), a helicon plasma source (Mori


6/86 - 6/92 – Librascope Corporation 811 Sonora Ave, Glendale, CA 91201

Senior Engineer (1/90 to 6/92) / Supervisor Manufacturing Planning (6/86 to 1/90)

Gregory served in two positions during his time at Librascope: Principle Manufacturing Engineer (1-90 to 6-92) for the Navy's SeaWolf

submarine weapons control system and the Marine Corps CATFAE weapons systems. Gregory was Supervisor of Manufacturing

Planning (6-86 to 1-90). He supervised methods analysts and tooling control personnel. While in this position, Gregory sweeping

reforms and upgrades of the department incorporating personal computers, drafting and modeling workstations and substantially upgraded

the manufacturing planning process. These changes resulted in substantial reorganization of the department over a period of years from a

semi-professional clerical department to a fully professional manufacturing engineering department.

6/83 - 6/86 – Mason Electric 13955 Balboa Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342

Product Designer

Gregory designed aircraft hand controls and hand control housings from a variety of materials – but primarily from investment cast

aluminum. He was responsible for the structural design and worked closely with prototype machinists, tool makers and foundries to

produce components. He was also responsible for electromechanical packaging of switchgear and other actuators into the hand controls.

Gregory pioneered the incorporation of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) at Mason by introducing AutoCad and was the first to use it in

production drafting.

1/80 - 6/83 – HTI Hydrotek Santa Fe Springs, CA

Piping and Pressure Vessel Designer

Gregory designed ASME Section VIII fired pressure vessels, piping and piping skids, and other structural steel assemblies for oilfield and

offshore applications. Pressure vessels were up to 13 feet in diameter and up to 80 feet long. HTI's equipment specialized in treating

heavy crude oil found in California and many other places in the world. Equipment Gregory worked on included high water knockout

vessels, glycol dehydration systems, API 12F storage tanks and numerous skid-mounted portable assemblies used sometimes in remote

field applications. Gregory made frequent trips to California oil fields including the Rio Hondo Oil platform in Santa Barbara Channel,

the San Ardo Texaco Oilfield in central California and Thumbs Island offshore Long Beach, California

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