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Mechanical Engineer

Indianapolis, Indiana, 46032, United States
May 27, 2010

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James M. Buchholz

***** ***** ****, ****** ******* 46032

317-***-**** (e-mail:


Looking for part time, or full time employment, or will work as independent contractor.

Design drafting where there is a need for extensive mechanical experience,

file management, and demonstrated success using PRO-E Wildfire 4,

ANSI/ASME Y14.5M-1994. Over

16,000 hours experience on PRO-Engineer.

Most Recent Experience

Product Designer (1999 to Dec. 23, 2009) Stewart-Warner South Wind

Indianapolis, Indiana

Design heat exchangers and aluminum castings for the aerospace and automotive industry using Pro-Engineer Wildfire 3.0, and ANSI/ASME Y14.5M-1994. Start from concept to final model for customer or test lab. Work with engineers and salesmen on the development of projects from preliminary proposals to the finished product, and with the factory to expedite assembly of components in a cost effective manner.

Technical Designer (1998) Boeing (Contract)

Everett, Washington

Worked in flight deck systems, designing components on CATIA. Responsibilities included updating 737 flight deck door and tracking drawings in drawing file system. Worked on 737, 747, 757 and 767 models. Learned extensive filing system for drawing changes and updates per customer.

Product Designer (1997 to 1998) Eagle Oxide Services, Inc.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Prepared drawings for lead oxide reactor systems serving the battery industry using AutoCAD 13 for Windows 95. Completed full layout for systems assembly and manufacture of equipment. Designed structures from structural steel that were bolted or welded together in the field, tanks that would fit in over-sea containers with assembly pieces, air filtration systems. Used metric system on many projects.

Design Drafter (1995 to 1996) Amerifab, Inc.

Indianapolis, Indiana

Designed blast furnace components for manufacturer serving the steel industry nationwide using AutoCAD 13. Created plans for water-cooled side and roof panels fabricated of steel and copper pipe. Maintained bill of materials data using Excel. Did field measurements on parts brought in for replacement.


Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Drafting Technology (1982), Ivy Tech State

College, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing – Level 1

SAE International Septrmber-2000

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