HARVEY J. POTTER
Wendell, N.C. 27591
OBJECTIVE To obtain a responsible position within an organization that offers challenging opportunities and has a
commitment to excellence.
EMPLOYMENT 9/2007 - Present
SENIOR CAD DESIGNER, Lord Corporation, Cary, NC (Aerospace and Defense Contractor)
Assigned to the Electro-Mechanical Technology Development Team.
Duties: Responsible for preparing engineering documentation of Electro-Mechanical Products such as (In-Flight
Propeller Balancing Systems (IPBS) & Active Vibration Control Systems (AVCS). Developed bill of materials;
completed detailed drawings, assemblies, layouts & space envelopes. Created 3D models of parts and assemblies
of electro-mechanical & vendor products. Provided powerpoint presentations for design reviews. Managed electronic
data using Smarteam (PDM). Utilized the release process to release drawings.
Cadd System: Autodesk-Inventor 2010, some Autocad Mechanical Desktop.
Company Education: Autodesk-Inventor, ITAR Training, GD&T Training, Safety.
P.C. Skills: Proficient in microsoft office suite of products (word, excel, power point), Adobe Acrobat, File Management, Email, Web Searches, Instant Messenger, Web Meetings.
9/2005 – 9/2007
PRODUCT ENGINEER, Siemens SPTD, Wendell, NC
Assigned to the Engineering Product Development Team.
Duties: Responsible for preparing engineering documentation of Medium Voltage Switchgear. Worked in
a Team Center Enterprise Environment and released Engineering data into SAP. Participated in FMEA’s and
Design To Cost meetings. Developed bill of materials; completed detailed drawings, assemblies and layouts.
Created 3D models of sheet metal parts and assembly structures of mechanical mechanisms. Created JT2GO
and VisView files to support manufacturing. Provide presentations for design reviews. Proficient in microsoft
office suite of products (word, excel, power point).
Cadd System: UGS / SDRC I-DEAS 11 NX Series
Company Education: UGS / SDRC I-DEAS 11 NX Series Training, SAP Training.
9/93 – 9/2005
SENIOR MECHANICAL DESIGNER, Square D Company / Schneider Electric, Raleigh, NC
Assigned to the Enclosed Drives Team in the Product Development Engineering Organization.
Duties: Responsible for preparing engineering documentation of electrical distribution equipment. Provided
continuous support on several projects in a cross functional team environment. Developed bill of
materials; completed detailed drawings, assemblies and layouts. Applied sheet metal design software to
create sheet metal enclosures. Created parametric models and assembly structures of mechanical mechanisms. Completed various engineering forms utilizing Microsoft Office word & excel, wrote macros and programs to
support CAD users.
Cadd System: Computervision CADDS 5 R9.1, Medusa R12.2.2s, Autocad, Pro Engineer, Autodesk-Inventor.
Company Education: Medusa training, ISO 9000 awareness, CADDS 5 Training: Parametrics, CAMU and
Sheet Metal Design. Autodesk-Inventor Training.
4/91 - 3/93
DRAFTER, Dresser-Rand Steam Turbine, Motor & Generator Division, Wellsville, NY
Assigned to the Engineering Steam Path design group.
Duties: Developed detailed drawings of turbine wheels, buckets, shafts and nozzle rings, steam path layouts, reamer layouts, wheel & nozzle specification sheets, bill of materials, writing engineering change notices and
revision sheets. Performed design related calculations, checked drawings, interacted with shop personnel and engineers. Applied ANSI Y14.5 drafting standards, geometric tolerancing and ISO 9000 practices.
Responsible for single stage steam turbine repair orders and new orders involving steam path development.
Cadd System: Main Frame Cadam Workstation.
Company Education: Total quality related methodologies, shop awareness, product familiarization and 3D Cadam training.
1/91 - 3/91
DRAFTSMAN, Rollason Engineering & Manufacturing, Orlando, FL
Assigned to the Engineering Department for can making machinery.
Duties: Completed detailed drawings, layouts, weldment drawings and bill of materials. Revised manual drawings, made blueprints, ordered parts from vendor catalogs and utilized a pen plotter.
Cadd System: Macintosh MacBravo Detailer Microstation.
7/89 - 1/91
ENGINEERING AIDE, General Dynamics, Electric Boat Division, Tampa, FL
Assigned to the Seawolf Class Nuclear Submarine Design Project.
Duties: Developed intelligent computer data bases and detailed welding drawings from 3D product models. Executed newvar programs to generate bill of materials, weldmatrices and extract information from product model databases. Incorporated engineering comments on piping diagrams, revised engineering parts lists, verified database integrity, performed database maintenance, created hardfiles for status reports, filled out revision sheets, applied ANSI Y14.5 drafting standards and geometric dimensioning.
Cadd System: Computervision CADDS 5X Personal Designer Cadd Station.
Company Education: Computervision training, security awareness, product familiarization.
7/88 - 7/89
JUNIOR DRAFTER, Westinghouse Power Energy Center, Orlando, FL Sub-contracted by Dynatec Design Services and assigned to the turbine generator blading division.
Duties: Developed computer databases containing blade study diagrams, blade and shroud production drawings, rotor assembly drawings, rotor clearance drawings and layouts. Interpreted technical manuals, checked drawings, performed design related calculations, retrieved reference drawings from an IBM information management system, developed and revised bill of materials from an IBM/ROLM bill of materials processor and prepared engineering change notices, routing forms and transmittal forms.
Cadd System: Computervision CADDS 4X Instaview Workstation.
6/87 - 7/88
JUNIOR DESIGNER, Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry-dock Company, Newport News, VA
Assigned to the Seawolf Class Nuclear Submarine Piping Design Division.
Duties: Completed vendor component outline specification drawings, detailed piping mock-up arrangements,
checked 3-dimensional product model composites of pipes and valves for fouls, interfaced with various system
groups to resolve detail design problems, incorporated engineering design criteria on piping diagrams, applied
ANSI Y14.5 drafting standards, interpreted military specifications and prepared material schedules, valve, fitting
and piping lists.
Cadd System: Main Frame Cadam and Vivid Workstations.
Company Education: Cadam and Vivid training, security awareness.
Note: Vivid is an exclusive, in-house, written 3-dimensional solid modeling package.
9/86 - 5/87
CAD ROOM MANAGER, Alfred State College, Alfred, NY
Practical work experience in the preparation of maintaining a CAD/CAM environment involving a faculty member.
Duties: Maintained Computervision storage tube and instaview CADD terminals and microcomputers,
performed system reboots, system shut-downs and backups. Replaced paper in printers and assisted computer
EDUCATION Valencia Community College, Orlando, Florida 32811
SPECIALIZATION: Computer Graphics
MAJOR COURSES: AutoCad, Advanced AutoCad, 3-D AutoCad, Animator, Deluxe Paint II and Pagemaker.
State University of New York, College of Technology of Alfred, Alfred, New York 14802
Associate in Applied Science degree, May 1987
SPECIALIZATION: Computer Graphics Engineering Technology (CAD/CAM)
MAJOR COURSES: Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Aided Design and Drafting, CAD/CAM Techniques,
CAD/CAM Practicum (I, II), CAD/CAM Facilities Management, CAD/CAM System Software Topics, CAD/CAM
Applications, Visualizing Engineering Graphics, Fortran Computer Applications, Fortran Computer Problems,
Computer Aided Manufacturing, Mechanical Design, Manufacturing Processes, Circuit Theory, Electronic
Fabrication, Physics (I, II, III), Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry and Technical Calculus.
NOTE: All CAD/CAM courses were completed by applying various Computervision CADDS 3, 4, 4X
Wellsville High School, Wellsville, NY, June 1984
Received Regents Diploma based on academic courses in Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Physics and
Mechanical Design and Drafting.
ACTIVITIES Bowling, camping, traveling and playing guitar.
CLEARANCE Available upon request.
REFERENCES Available upon request.