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William Farthing

biography

Served 11 years US ARMY as a Nike-Hercules Missile and Launcher Repairman, 22N20. Earned an Associates Degree in "Machine Tool Technology, with Surfcam Programming," 2001, with 14 years experience with this degree. One class away from an associates degree in "Engineering Graphics Technology," (Solidworks), with two years experience. Currently pursuing "Mechanical Engineering" degree from UAH.

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work experience

Bowden Industries Manual Machinist A January 2002 - April 2003

Setup/Operate manual mills and lathes Support the Mechanical Engineers when modifications were needed by the assembly team.

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Martin Brothers Toolmakers Inc. CNC & Manual Machinist A May 2003 - August 2003

Setup/Operate CNC Fadal machining centers. Setup/Operate Manual Mills and Lathes. Machine in accordance with GD&T of the Blueprints.

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AL-ARK CNC & Manual Machinist A September 2003 - April 2004

Setup/Operate CNC HAAS machining centers. Setup/Operate Manual Mills and Lathes. Machine parts in accordance with the GD&T of the Blueprints.

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General Products AEROSPACE & DEFENSE, LLC CNC & Manual Machinist A May 2004 - October 2009

Setup/Operate CNC Fadal, Leadwell, Viper, Mori Seiki & Inshu Machining Centers. Setup/Operate Manual Mills and Lathes. Machine parts in accordance with GD&T of the Blueprints. Support our customers in Aerospace & Defense.

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HiTek Services, Inc.: Contract Job Surfcam Programmer May 2010 - May 2011

Manage Programs with Surfcam to produce Geometry and Programs in accordance with the Blueprints. Setup/Operate CNC Fadal Machining Centers. Train operators to run machine setup.

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ROPAK Manufacturing: Temp. Position through “Aerotek.” CNC Machinist A June 2011 - April 2012

Setup/Operate CNC Fadal Machining Centers and program machine as needed.

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Strom Engineering: contracted to work for "MOYNO Inc." CNC Lathe Machinist A May 2012 - December 2012

Setup/Operate CNC Mori Seiki (SL-600) Turning Centers.

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education

J.F. Drake State Technical College: Associates, Machine Tool Technology 1999 - 2001

Learn how to read a blueprint, then make the parts on the blueprints to specs according to the blueprints. Learn how to setup and operate CNC machining centers, turning centers and grinders. learn how to program manually at the machine. Learn how to program with Surfcam.

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J.F. Drake State Technical College: Associates, Engineering Graphics - Solidworks 2013 - 2014

Use "Solidworks" to design 3D models of shapes, tools, products for civilian, Military and Aerospace use. Design a machine and put it together with solidworks, make blueprints of machine. Then, actually put machine together to see it work.

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UAH - University of Alabama in Huntsville, AL Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering 2015 - 2019

Form study group, Receive project outline, Assign duties to team members. Produce product, unofficially test product before official test, officially test product for approval rating. Give power-point presentation to the board acting like potential customers.

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additional

Workstation specs: See work experience above
Honors and awards: In 2001: Received “Presidents Award” for GPA 4.0 Inducted into the “National Vocational Technical Honor Society”. Name put into "Who's Who of Junior American Colleges” book.
Interests: Modeling, Hiking, Chess, Spades card game, camping and shooting my guns.

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