RAY I. RANOLA
**** ** ***** *****, *********, CA 92026
A responsible position in design engineering in the aerospace industry.
Fifteen years' experience in designing structural and mechanical systems with
20000 hours CATIA.
Structural Design Engineer 4, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Unmanned and
AEW & EW Systems, New York and CA. Sept. 2003 to Oct 2011.
Worked on Vapor Cycle Scoop and its related detail/assemblies for the
Advanced Hawkeye (E2D) and structural parts for JUCAS X-74B aircraft.
Responsible for preliminary stress analyses and weight calculations. Interface
with other IPT groups. Design and model machined parts using CATIA V4 and
V5, ENOVIA, Teamcenter and ENCapta.
Assigned on Industry Assist Program with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, CT from July 2006 to June 2011. Work assignments included structural design of Naval Hawk and Presidential helicopters in direct relation to various systems and aircraft modifications. Performed
design investigations and trade studies; developed models and layouts; specifications and interfaced with other IPTs. Security clearance: Secret.
Airframe Design Engineer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, CT, July 2001
to August 2003. Performed design studies and layouts for sheet metal as well as
composite airframe parts. Designed machined parts with geometric tolerancing
using CATIA V4. Apply airframe standards and hardware. Performed preliminary
stress analyses and weight calculations. Coordinated with manufacturing and
other engineering groups for tooling and producibilty. Integrated subsystem into
Engineer, Cast Alloys, Inc., Carlsbad, CA Jan. 1999 to June 2001. As a member
of an investment casting team for metallic alloys, duties include designing and
recommending appropriate gating, setup, and assembly of wax patterns for
optimum yield. Analyze furnace as well as mold settings/temperatures prior to
and after pouring of molten metal. Interface with other engineering groups, sales,
suppliers and clients to meet specific requirements. Interpret results on tests and
measurements performed on formed products.
Designer, August 1996 - July 1998. Under contract with Butler International
and was assigned to The Boeing Company, Everett, WA. As a member of the
747 Fuselage Design Team, worked on structural parts such as skin, frame,
and stringer assemblies. 3D solid modeling of clips, stringers, shear ties, and
fittings and integrating into digital mockup using CATIA V4. Interfaced with other
engineering and design groups for completion of projects. Prepared and checked
electronic parts lists and 2D drawings from 3D models per ASME Y14.5. Revised
existing drawings to comply with correct airplane configurations and Boeing
Mechanical Designer, General Dynamics Corp., Electric Boat Division, Groton,
CT, June 1995 - July 1996. Responsible for designing sections of the weapons
handling systems for the new generation of nuclear powered attack submarines.
Developed and analyzed 3D models from sketches and verbal instructions and
integrating into digital mockup using CATIA V4. Interfaced with other engineering
groups for space allocations and producibility of approved models. Security
clearance: DOD Confidential.
Designer, February 1988 - December 1992 General Dynamics Corp., Space
Systems Division, San Diego, CA. Teamed up with Senior Engineers in
designing structural and mechanical/fluids systems projects using CVCADDS
4X. Prepared layouts for hydraulic and cryogenic lines, actuators, and other
equipment for the booster and tank sections of the ATLAS space launch
vehicles. Also worked with GSE group in designing transport pads and layouts
for cryogenic supply lines at launch pads. Prepared drawings, parts lists and
other relevant documents per ANSI Y14.5, DOD, and other military standards.
Incorporated ECNs on existing drawings and other documents. Checked
drawings for conformance to correct standards and configuration.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
CATIA V5 Basic & Drafting, Northrop Grumman Corporation, El Segundo, CA
ProE Basic, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Rancho Bernardo, CA
Numerical Methods I&II, The Boeing Company, Everett, WA
Aircraft Structures Analysis I&II, The Boeing Company, Everett, WA
Aerodynamics for Engineers, The Boeing Company, Everett, WA
Computer Courses, AutoCAD, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
Computer Programming (Java), MiraCosta College, Oceanside, CA
BS in Chemical Engineering, Adamson University, Phils.