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biography

Talented and creative; eclectic mechanical engineer/designer/detailer with over 15 years of experience in tooling and machine design having an extensive understanding of the product development cycle and manufacturing operations. Strong troubleshooting and problem solving abilities coupled with the knowledge and tools to turn napkin sketches into 3d designs. I am flexible, adaptable and efficient; well organized and loyal; goal-oriented and self-motivated; technical and mechanical aptitude allows the learning of new software and hardware with exceptional ease. Concept development and design of various types jigs, fixtures, gages and dies; Automated high-speed assembly, process and test machines; In-line and transfer conveyor systems; Work-cell layout; Sheet metal part design; Machine frame weldment design; Pneumatic control systems design; Select actuators, components, sensors, materials and hardware. BOM generation and management. Detail parts, sheet metal parts, structural steel designs and weldments for machining, fabrication and assembly. Extensive knowledge of ASME Y14.5M GD&T. Familiar with QS9000, TS16949, APQP and PPAP procedures. SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD, CATIA v5, Pro/E Wildfire, Unigraphics NX, Acrobat Pro, Microsoft Office and Project.

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work experience

JP Parametrics Contract Machanical Designer/Detailer June 1993 -

Concept development and design of tooling and equipment for various aerospace, automotive and oil/gas applications. Select components, materials and hardware for final assembly. BOM generation and management. Detail parts, sheet metal parts, structural steel and weldments for machining, fabrication and assembly. Concept development and design unmanned aerial systems and radio control aircraft for recreational and commercial use. Create standardized SolidWorks, Inventor, AutoCAD and Excel BOM templates. Current licenses for SolidWorks Premium 2013/2014/2015/2016, Inventor Professional 2016/2017 and AutoCAD Mechanical 2016/2017.

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Esotec Developments Contract Mechanical Engineer August 2012 -

Esotec Developments is a multidisciplinary research and creative design studio focused on independent research in aeronautics and fundamental physics while providing services in a variety of disciplines. Operating in British Columbia, Canada as a sole proprietorship, Esotec provides elegant, practical solutions while thinking outside the box. Conceptual layout, design, analysis and optimization of Esotec’s Hummingbird Aerobatic Aircraft to create a 33% scale model for test and evaluation using SolidWorks, Simulation, Flow Simulation and AutoCAD. Fuselage, wing, empennage, duct and propeller lofting using ESBLADE Lofting System (proprietary SolidWorks macro that uses loft data generated by ESLOFT in CROTOR or DFDC-ES). Airfoil, duct and propeller design, analysis, optimization using CROTOR (custom version of XROTOR), DFDC-ES and ESPROP. Create SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Excel BOM templates. Current project working on in my spare time.

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education

Purdue University/IPFW BSME, Mechanical Engineering 1986 - 1989

Major: Mechanical Engineering Minor: Aeronautical Engineering

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additional

Workstation specs: ASUSTek G7550JH Notebook Intel® Core™ i7 4700HQ 3.4GHz Processor NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M 4GB GDDR5 VRAM 32 GB DDR3 RAM Dual 512 GB SSD Ubuntu/Windows 7
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Interests: Designing & flying radio control aircraft and helicopters; flying ultralights; aerodynamics; astronomy; computers; camping; canoeing; cooking; college sports; fishing; skydiving.

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