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Professional Services - Mechanical Designer
United Launch Alliance (ULA) • September 2017 - present
CAD Software: Siemens NX 11.0 – Siemens Team Center 11.0 Centaur V Second Stage Program: Managing and liaising with tooling suppler during tooling design. Create pre-release, synthetic 3D assembly models of Second Stage fuel and oxidizer tanks manufacturing based 3D assembly models in advance of tooling design. Prepare and present presentations for Technical Design Meetings (TDM) & Tabletop Reviews (TTR). Lead WebEx meeting to update tool design team members. Created manufacturing drawings for major tank parts. Designed the upper stage separation system test apparatus. Assisted manufacturing group with synthetic drawings and 3D models to aid in manufacturing. Assisted engineers with flight and test parts and assemblies. Assisted manufacturing group solving problems with tool installation and operations. Traveled to Decatur Manufacturing plant and tool supplier for tooling coordination meetings. Vulcan Booster Program: Responsible for creating secondary systems commodity brackets.
Altec Industries • October 2015 - May 2017
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.
Fontaine Engineered Products • June 2009 - January 2015
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.
Daxcon Engineering • May 2008 - September 2009
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.
Adam Aircraft LLC • August 2001 - January 2008
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.
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