Englewood, Colorado; Aircraft Design & Manufacture; CAD Systems: Solid Edge V14 - V18, UG NX4 & AutoCAD; Developer and manufacture of the revolutionary carbon composite, in-line twin engine Adam A500 aircraft and A700 AdamJet. • Using 3D CAD methods and DFMA principles I designed over 450 FAA approved and certified components, assemblies and structures for the mechanical flight control, ECS/Pressurization systems and the main cabin door latch mechanism. • I lead a team that identified problematic areas of the carbon-fiber fabrication shop by optimizing carbon-fiber ply shapes and installing a laser ply placement equipment that resulted in reducing carbon sheet layup times by more than 1,800 hours and saving over $100,000 per aircraft. • By continuously learning and improving my craft I had the reputation as the “GOTO GUY”. I assisted project teams and engineers to start or get back track on aircraft systems that resulted in reducing program development time. I received numerous awards for going above and beyond assigned tasks and volunteer work.
Responsibilities: 1. Convert blueprints to 3D CAD models. 2. Meet with on-site engineers. 3. Work, on-site, with customer to solve quality issues. Accomplishments: • By converting aged 2D blueprints into 3D CAD models I was able to save hundreds of hours for the F-15 Eagle replacement bulkhead machining setup time and A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) replacement wing leading edge fabrication time. • Through Web based meetings I worked with on-site and client engineers resolving drawing interpretation issues resulting in zero travel between out-of-state client and Daxcon offices. • On-site at Fontaine Trailer Military Products - By writing quality processes, performing root cause analysis and providing corrective actions, and monitoring manufacturing operations of a highly engineered military semi-trailer within 6 months I was able to restore confidence with prime contractor that resulted in additional orders, which continue to this day.
Jasper, Alabama Intermodal Equipment Manufacture Product Designer CAD Systems: Siemens NX 8.0 & 9.0 • I apply DFMA principles and methods to design and develop intermodal transport equipment, automated production equipment, weld and assembly fixtures using 3D CAD tools. • I produced manufacturing data packages for a new military flatbed semi-trailer that resulted in a 30% decrease in structure setup time and a 20% improve weld quality. • Designed backup drill jigs potentially saving several hundred hours of manufacturing time if primary drilling process failed. • By writing quality processes, performing root cause/corrective action analysis, and monitoring manufacturing operations of a highly engineered military semi-trailer within 6 months I was able to restore confidence with prime contractor resulting in additional orders which continue to this day.
Business Sector: Utility Truck Bodies CAD Systems: SolidWorks, Team Center • Using 3D CAD systems, I created 3D models and drawings of utility truck bodies. Working in a concurrent environment I used Siemens Team Center PLM product and oracle to communicate with sales and production personnel. • I work closely with manufacturing personnel to clarify part and assembly requirements to expedite product builds.
CAD Software: Siemens NX 10.0 – Siemens Team Center 11.0 Vulcan Booster Program: • Responsible for creating secondary systems commodity brackets. • Prepare 3D CAD models for Model Based Design (MBD) 3D PDF documentation. Centaur V Second Stage Program: • Managing and liaising with tooling suppler during tooling design. • Created pre-release manufacturing based 3D assembly models in advance of tooling design. • Create synthetic 3D assembly models of Second Stage fuel and oxidizer tanks.