Served Pacific Fleet based in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii welding and fabricating on submarine and surface vessels for NAVIMFAC. Initially worked as a 57-alpha insulation engineer, and soon moved into 17-alpha sheet metal shop. Obtained a Journeyman rating in both shops and merited awards for excellence and commitment. Eventually honorably discharged.
Custom fabrication and welding of aluminum racing and cruising spars using shop-specific fixtures, practices, and tools with emphasis on part design, ingenuity, strength, and construction. Daily TIG and MIG welding of varying thicknesses of aluminum and contour welding of parts into custom tapered aluminum mast sections. Used lathes and mills to build all parts in sailboat construction.
Production welded large airline bomb disposal units consisting of a base frame and gantry sections. MIG welding production involved jigs, cranes, and heat controlling techniques to minimize distortion.
Residential and commercial technical concrete cutting and demolition throughout the Bay Area in California for the Local 270 union. Operated an air wall-saw, core-drill, and jack-hammer to create cuts and openings at a variety of job locations and job demands.
Production fabrication and welding of custom aluminum boat towers for sport, leisure boats, and tournament boats for ski & wakeboard competitions and events.
Millwright position welding and fabricating structures for food & fuel grade machinery including the operation of heavy equipment, rigging of large machinery, construction of power plants and feed mills, and mandatory job-site safety training and practices.
Manufactured UL listed high-pressure cryogenic flexible and fuel hoses. Welding involved silver brazing, flame welding copper, and TIG welding stainless steel using a turret table rotating base during the welding operation.
Lead position in the milling department responsible for shop's knowledge in metal fabrication, internal/external shop orders, production quality control, crew meetings, time management, and shop training. Exclusively used Modul modular extrusion learning and implementing the various configurations and machinability of the aluminum product.
TIG welding in a mass production high-volume environment building aluminum handrails of many alternating styles & configurations used for high-rise buildings and architecture. All work required a high degree of weld uniformity, strength, and cosmetic final appearance.
Contract assembly position building rack computers for clients such as Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, and AT&T. Hardware integration and configurations for computers, network & power cabling, and tracking and following daily production orders.
Metal manufacturing lead and prototype project builder for custom builder of commercial store fixtures, trade show exhibits, pro-sport events, Hollywood movie set design, and more. Involved with the day-to-day developing complex and unique projects managing the metal department, running a crew of permanent and temporary employees, managing material and time cost of production, training and fabrication knowledge, and inter departmental productions.
First entrepreneurial business creating websites for local and remote clients using custom web layouts, graphic design elements, and hand-written coding using HTML, CSS, JS, PHP, MySQL, jQuery languages. During this time, I first began to offer services for both WordPress and SolidWorks developments in limited capacity.
Contract position working directly with an inventor and 3 other specialty engineers to bring patented solar concept into prototype phase and testing. Used SolidWorks to take the inventors design into a 3D-print ready physical object with highly customized parts to produce the prototype's conical form, rotor and stator rings, and other internal structures. During assembly, I soldered PV material to wires and onto circuit boards and fabricated internal parts for the accompaniment magnets and sensors throughout the system.