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Accomplished Mechanical Engineering Professional with verifiable track record of increasing revenues, profits, and market share through innovative and efficient product design and development. Well-versed in analyzing competitive landscapes, designing product vision and global product strategies. Influential product champion, consistently exceeding customer requirements and delivering high quality, cost effective, reliable products on tight deadlines. Capable of directing cross-functional development efforts from initial concept through full product life cycle. Well-versed in successfully executing Value Analysis/Value Engineering (VAVE) programs designed to drive down costs and generate market awareness. Successful execution of the development and qualification of multiple new product families that effectively positioned company as providing the most rapid realization of new, cutting edge ideas into the most reliable, cost effective products on the market. Electro-Mechanical Design Strengths • Solidworks Power User / Advanced Surfacing Design • Advanced Mechanical Packaging / Enclosure Design • Electronic / Consumer / Industrial Product Design • Plastic Injection Molding / Plastics processing • Mold Tooling Design / Custom Tooling & Fixture Design • PCB Layout and Design / Schematic design & capture • Mil-STD-810 / Advanced Interconnect Design • RF Switches / Waveguide / RF Matrix / L-Band • Familiarity with Microwave (8-12 GHz) design • 3D Printing / Stereo-lithography / Additive Mfg. • NC Machining / Vertical Mill / Lathe / Surface Grinding • GD&T per ASME y14.5 2009 / Statistical Tolerancing • FMEA / DFMEA / Failure Mode Analysis • FEA / CFD Thermal / Cosmos / ANSYS / NASTRAN • Finite Element Analysis / Finite Element Method • Design for Reliability for Harsh Environments • Design for Shock / Random Vibration / Fracture • Six Sigma, and Lean manufacturing techniques • Knowledge of hardware lifecycles and CDRL’s • Experienced in project mgmt processes & procedures • Expert level abilities with MS Excel, Word, Visio & Project • G-Code / R&D / Rapid Prototyping / MasterCAM / NC Selected Career Accomplishments • Successfully designed, developed, validated & launched multiple new Product Families including the Smart Power Modules SPM-304 & SPM-202, Smart Temperature & Humidity Sensors SHS-100 & STS-100, and Smart Power Brick. • Received award from Eaton’s Senior VP for “Exceptional Participation in the Successful Execution of Project Crosstown”, a large, international project consolidating WPI from NJ to Camarillo, & moving mfg to Mexico. • During six years at PTI, had repeated successes in the Qualification of new US Army and PMA filter elements for multiple and different military and commercial aircraft that were previously not feasible. • Received award from Dow Key Microwave’s President for leading the design and OTD of the largest project in the company’s history; a rack mounted, integrated L-Band system of matrices resulting in $2.0 million in revenue. • California State University, Northridge FSAE 2004 core team member & chief controls engineer; designed and fabricated hydraulic brakes & shifting systems for the ‘04 racecar contributing to 14th place overall finish.

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work experience

Renau Electronics, Eaton, Haas Automation, PTI, ISI, Dow Key, PTI Mechanical Engineer June 2004 - February 2017

Renau Electronic Laboratories, Chatsworth, CA…………………….08/2015 to Present (1 Year, 1 Month) Technology is the foundation of Renau Electronic Laboratories. Renau Engineers unique and cost-effective products and oversees the entire process including development, testing, and manufacturing to ensure the unsurpassed quality, reliability, and performance of your equipment. Mechanical Engineer • Successfully designed and developed creative and original solutions to complex mechanical packaging challenges using Solidworks Plastics and Mold Design to develop aesthetic injection molded plastic parts. • Generate complete Engineering Drawing / Data packages for all new products and product families, including Smart Power Modules, Smart Temp & Humidity Sensors, and the totally modular Smart Power Brick. • Use advanced and efficient parametric design techniques with latest Solidworks releases to generate functional models and parametric assembly configurations to clearly demonstrate new ideas and develop new concepts. • Design, Prototype & Fabricate custom Tooling and Machines for new & highly customized manufacturing processes. • Utilize Stereo-lithography additive manufacturing technology (3D printing) to quickly and efficiently generate and evaluate prototypes of new product concepts and radical new design ideas. • Generate NC programs to machine prototypes of new products, custom tooling, fixtures as well as highly customized complex machines based on my CAD designs. • Design of Hardware, PCB Layout, PCB Panelization Schematic Design using Altium, KiCAD and Circuitworks. Eaton Interconnect, Camarillo, CA……………...........………….….…09/2013 to 01/2015 (1 Year, 5 Months) Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that manage electrical, hydraulic, & mechanical power efficiently, safely & sustainably. Product Engineer • Use latest releases of Solidworks to generate complex, detailed component & assembly models & drawing packages for mustiple and different connector families for us in harsh environments for use by the US Miltiary. • Design, develop and prototype advanced mechanical packaging concepts and products for custom electrical connecters and ground based electronic equipment used by the US military and Defense customers. • Senior Product Design Engineer on highly complex connector assemblies for multiple projects simultaneously, including Tactical Communications, Micro Mil® & BreehLok® connector product families. • New Product Development champion leading large NDP efforts through the ProLaunch® toll gate dev process. • Independently support and direct a broad range of product design activities related to several different connector families used in multiple Military & Defense applications focused on reliability in harsh environment. • Designed, developed and prototyped plastic injection molding components using thermosets, thermoplastics and conductive and nonconductive elastomers including conductive fluourosilicone with nickel/silver. • Designed and developed prototype and production tooling for plastic injection molds, evaluated mold processes, design requirements, shrinkage rates, draft requirements and undercut analysis, etc. • Designed and developed several custom over molded custom cable assemblies for aircraft and Defense applications • Facilitate design and specification reviews, design feasibility studies and perform failure mode analysis. • Lead concurrent Eng dev activities for multiple product lines from concept to prototype, through production. • Perform detailed engineering calculations and validation of critical system components; building and evaluating prototypes, and overseeing release of all engineering documentation related to my product lines. • Coordinate all technical project activities, regularly meet with Customers to provide status and determine project requirements and address any potential technical issues in the lab as well as in the field. HAAS Automation, Oxnard, CA………..………………………..................……04/2013 to 08/2013 (4 months) Project Engineer Haas Automation is the largest American CNC machine builder manufacturing vertical & horizontal machine centers & CNC lathes Mechanical Engineer III (R&D) • Designed and developed creative solutions to mechanical packaging challenges using Solidworks sheet metal. • Generated complex layout assembly models and drawings using Solidworks to clearly demonstrate new ideas and develop new concepts involving large and complex assy’s with hundreds or thousands of parts. • Project Engineer on highly complex electro-mechanical and Hydraulic assemblies for multiple projects simultaneously, including HAAS Chip Conveyor design and a new Coolant/Chip separation design. • Successfully developed detailed invention strategies for rapid realization of functional prototypes from raw ideas and initial concepts as opposed to developed ideas, delivering innovative and profitable new products. • Designed and developed product tests and test methods, performed and directed testing while collecting and evaluating raw data from testing, processing into written results for presentation to management. Interconnect Systems, Inc., Camarillo, Ca………………..…….….06/2012 to 04/2013 (10 month contract) ISI is a world leader in NEXT LEVEL INTEGRATION blending high density packaging with advanced interconnects delivering optimized modular solutions. Mechanical Engineer • Lead new product developments for advanced Interconnect products using Solidworks. • Designed, developed and prototyped creative solutions to advanced mechanical packaging challenges involving rack mounted electronic equipment and advanced custom interconnects for Defense applications. • Project Engineer for HiLo pin/socket product lines; high density, 0.5mm pitch interconnect applications. • Design Engineer on DMM development project, a complex, high density interconnect module for DOD, including a new, 0.5mm pitch x 82 contact connector with a dual-beam contact w/ complex material plating. • Perform Non-Linear Finite Element Analysis and Thermal Analysis to validate design of critical components for Normal Force, Deflection and Stresses using Cosmos. Generate custom SS curves for material models. • Work closely with Manuf. Eng and suppliers on continuous improvement, focused on manufacturability and cost reduction plans for new and existing over-molded interconnects using Thermoplastic LCP’s. • Design tooling & fixtures to automate mfg processes, including custom vacuum fixtures for wire-bonding. PTI Technologies Inc., Oxnard, CA.………………….……………………..….....07/2008 to 06/2012 (4 years) PTI Technologies is a world leader in the development and distribution of high technology filter elements, modules and fluid flow equipment. Mechanical Engineer • Successfully designed and developed new OEM products for Aerospace, Military and Commercial Aircraft • Project Engineer on programs for US Army, including AGPU, Blackhawk, Apache, and Global Hawk. • Design Engineer on new 421® wire mesh, 5µ Absolute Filter Element for the US Army AGPU programs. • Project Engineer on several PMA’s, including A380 Sink Strainer Filter Element, qualified through FAA. • Project Engineer on L3 Communication Filter Element program including customer interface. • Customer interface to determine requirements for Qualification, then generate QTP, QTR, ATP and MDL, • Support Customers with design issues and technical problems, in the lab as well as in the field • Troubleshoot hydraulic, electro-mechanical & magnetic valve assemblies, delta-P indicators, hydraulic manifolds and filter elements using effective & efficient hands on mechanical engineering techniques. Dow Key Microwave, Ventura, CA……………………………….………………...09/2006 to 07/2008 (2 Years) Dow-Key Microwave is the world's largest manufacturer of electromechanical switches for RF and microwave applications. Mechanical Design Engineer • Headed design team to successful completion for new L-Band Matrix Integration Rack Design, a new, large product line for Dow Key with on time delivery resulting in a thank you award from the president. • Design advanced mechanical packaging for RF and Solid State Matrix product lines; including design of rack-mounted chassis, ejector cards, creative bracketing for electronic components and RF switches. • Successful design & development of new PXI product family of RF matrices combining PCI/VXI technology. • Designed new Low PIM RF switch product line and integrated this technology into all new designs. • Directly responsible for the design of new Waveguide Switch family; 50% lighter than competitors products. • Design of castings, selection of casting processes, design of investments, design of gating systems and runners, generate casting drawings, determination of machine opns to meet tight GD&T (TIR ≤ .0005). • Performed FEA Stress & CFD Thermal simulations for complex OEMs for Military & Space applications. PTI Technologies Inc., Oxnard, CA...……………………………..……06/2004 to 08/2006 (2 years, 2 months) PTI Technologies is a world leader in the development and distribution of high technology filter elements, modules and fluid flow equipment. Manufacturing Engineer • Hands on Mechanical Engineering - set up and maintain custom manuf. machines used in production. • Design manufacturing tooling using Solid Works; determine manufacturing processes for new product. • Determine test procedures for meeting drawing requirements for variety of products for several applications. • Lead Manuf. during Kaizens, resulting in 75%. increase in process, reducing scrap & increasing yield to 95% • Implemented 5S at PTI; this is an ongoing Lean project with successful results to date. • Proactively author new and improve old process documentation and specifications. Education / Association California State University, Northridge, CA B.S. Mechanical Engineering………………………………………………………………….….………….May 2004 California State University, Northridge, CA M.S. Mechanical Engineering………………..………………..……………..…………..…...….…….......In Process Professional Credentials | Certifications | Development Certifications • GD&T per ASME y14.5 2009 & Statistical Tol. Methods • Solidworks Cosmos Professional (Go Engineer) • Solidworks FloWorks Professional CFD (Go Engineer) • Solidworks ePDM Administration (Go Engineer) • Enovia Smarteam Administration I-IV (Enovia) • Solidworks Advanced Surfacing (Solidworks World) Development • Technical Project Management (TMP) • ProLaunch toll gate development process • Project Scheduling & Project Management • Eaton University – Intro to Six Sigma for Product Design • Eaton University – Risk Management for projects • Eaton University – Feasibility Studies

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education

CSUN B.S.M.E., Mechanical Engineering 2001 - 2004

California State University, Northridge, Ca. B.S. Mechanical Engineering…………………………………….May 2004 California State University, Northridge, Ca. M.S. Mechanical Engineering………………..………………..…In Process

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Honors and awards: Excellent Participation in successful execution of project Crosstown
Interests: Surfing, Jiu-Jitsu

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