Structural/Mechanical Design Engineer
MSCE, Twenty-five Years Experience
CURRENT DOD SECRET CLEARANCE
Vetted for T.S. Clearance 2010
Contract Stress Analysis Engineer for the following positions: 1/2002 Present
Stress Analysis Engineer utilizing MATHCAD for HAND CALCULATIONS; ANSYS, PRO-E, UNIGRAPHICS and CATIA for:
The Boeing Company 5/2010-10/2010 Tucson, Arizona
Maintenance Engineer, Strong Border Initiative, SBInet, Homeland Security
Analysis of structural components for 50-truck surveillance vehicle fleet
Initiated engineering change requests for FAA approval, illustrating justification for cost reduction, duty cycle improvement, spare parts advantage and reduction of hours needed to implement modifications
QinetiQ North America 9/2008 -6/2009 Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 8/2007 2/2008 Greenbelt, Maryland
Design and stress analysis of test fixtures and assemblies for the purpose of imparting launch loads on NASA satellites during static and dynamic tests
Boeing Integrated Defense Systems 3/2006 - 5/2007 Renton, Washington
WESTAR Defense & Aerospace 8/2005 12/2005 Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
Northrop Grumman 6/2004 6/2005 El Segundo, California
Stress Analysis Reports for JSF Hydraulic Subsystems using CAEPIPE
Wire harness bundle design and support bracket placement within the fuselage.
General Dynamics 3/2003 5/2003 Burlington, Vermont
Sargent Controls & Aerospace 10/2002 3/2003 Tucson, Arizona
Analysis of Hydraulic Actuators for joint Strike Fighter Control Surfaces.
Raytheon Missile Systems 7/2000 - 1/2002
Principal Mechanical Engineer Tucson, Arizona
Modal and stress analysis of wing deployment mechanisms including ceramic mechanical components
Transient analysis of artillery projectile internal guidance components
ANSYS used to perform modal and stress analysis
PRO-E used to create and modify drawings to import into ANSYS
Lockheed Martin 9/1995 - 7/2000
Senior Structural Analysis and Test Engineer Houston, Texas
Procedure writing of flight hardware certification and long life dynamic tests for Space Shuttle components and scientific experiments launched in the shuttle cargo bay
Conducted Flight Certification Tests for Space Shuttle payloads and cargo bay attachments
Responsible for technical audit of NASA subcontractor's engineering calculations, fabrication and installation procedures of Control Moment Gyroscopes for the International Space Station
Authored interim and final audit reports for government and private sector clients
Performed Analysis of composite cargo container RACKS for Space Shuttle missions and use on the International Space Station
Analyzed Astronaut foot platform as installed on Canadian Arm
Designed and prepared structural test fixtures
Designed, produced PRO-E drawings and supervised fabrication of fixture for testing the internal pressure capacity of modification to the air inlets of NASA Astronauts fleet of T-38 jets
Stress Analysis of Composite and Foam Packaging of International Space Station Components for orbit insertion by SOYUZ and PROGRESS launch vehicles
Performed finite element and closed form analysis of experiment modules and Shuttle-bay attachments
Fermi National Laboratory 7/1994 - 9/1995
Edgerton, Germeshausen & Grier Batavia, Illinois
Senior Structural Engineer
Designed tungsten target system for high-energy proton experiment
Target system consisted of high density machinable tungsten blocks; ceramic target positioners; copper ingot shielding; continuous closed system cooling; hydraulic index-positioning apparatus, which allowed moving target into and out of proton beam
Utilized SDRC-IDEAS to produce fabrication drawings and 3-D FEA Models
Design of the following structures in support of long term, high energy physics experiments: Aluminum and cold-formed steel support structures and frames
Experiment-maintenance platforms and scaffolds in accordance with OSHA requirements
Analysis of existing concrete tunnel utilizing ANSYS to determine capacity of roof for moving heavy equipment over equipment tunnel
Christenson Engineering 7/1990-7/1994
Anvil Corporation Bellingham, Washington
Senior Structural Design Engineer
Design of the following structures for North Slope, Alaska environment:
Portable oil production modules: Exterior and interior maintenance work platforms for oil production facilities in accordance with OSHA requirements
Tubular steel pile foundations
Performed engineering for piled foundations; pipe support structures and modifications of existing steel structures using STRUDL
Production of engineering drawings using AutoCAD.
Coordinated refineries' operation needs with engineering and design during implementation of pressure relief valve replacement program
Initiated, developed and presented to senior management a program designed to share production and design information between departments using networked PC's.
Designed concrete cover for benzene fume recovery over refinery waste water treatment facility.
Lehigh University, 8/1986 - 7/1990
Research Assistant funded by Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
National Science Foundation
Thesis Project: Monitoring post-tensioning stresses and analysis of world's largest three-dimensional testing facility
Supervised five-man team of technicians while installing 200 strain-monitoring devices
Project responsibilities included locating strain gauges within the concrete structure that measure existing post-tension strains and behavior of three-dimensional structure under future loading conditions
Strain data acquired with Measurement Group's System 4000
Fatigue Testing and Modal Analysis of full-scale structures Performed finite element analysis using ANSYS on steel and composite structures
Advanced course work included:
Plate and shell analysis and design, elastic and inelastic stability steel design.
McDermott International 6/1981 - 8/1986
Senior Production Engineer United Arab Emirates
Managed 135 employees at ASME certified Division 1 & 2 pressure vessel shop and API certified structural pipe rolling mill in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Responsible for operating budget of $2M
Initiated reorganization of wage structure to include skill level incentive and training program
Supervised fabrication superintendents in construction of offshore structures
Coordinated with clients to resolve construction problems during bidding and construction
Estimated bid packages for pressure vessels, rolling structural pipe and fabrication of offshore production jackets
Designed and supervised construction of capital improvements:
Steel plate radiation protection bays
Skid foundation and steel superstructure for mobile two-story office building
Shallow spread footings for extension of vessel shop
Overhead crane rail system
Steel framed rolling cover to protect vessel heat-treating facility
Modification of heat treating furnace
Modification of existing pipe mill crane rail supports
Modifications to work-over rigs and decks
Superstructures for hook-up and pipe laying barges
Implemented the following capital equipment improvements resulting in Increasing productivity
PC-based spare parts inventory and preventive maintenance program
PC-based planning and scheduling of rolling mill/vessel shop production
McDermott's construction productivity data base
Hydraulically cooled high duty cycle panoramic X-ray tubes
Pneumatically actuated high-speed belt grinders.
Consumers Power Nuclear Plant 6/1977 - 6/1981
Project Engineer Charlevoix, Michigan
Responsible for initiation, design and installation of repair and NRC-mandated modifications.
Developed installation procedures.
Developed design and acceptance criteria for purchase documents
Responsible for verification and documentation of vendor? compliance to purchase orders
Completed ANSYS WORKBENCH training presented by PADT ( Phoenix Analysis & Design & Technologies ) February 2010.
Completed ANSYS APDL training presented by PADT ( Phoenix Analysis & Design & Technologies ) April 2010.
Lehigh University, 6/1990
RESEARCH ASSISTANT for National Science Foundation funded, Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems (ATLSS).
Michigan Technological University, 6/1977
ASBESTOS REPLACEMENT IN ROOFING AND SIDING SHINGLE MATERIALS, G.A. Miller and P. DeVere, Materials Research Center, Lehigh University, Ben Franklin Project #75,1988.
MONITORING POST-TENSION STRESSES AND ANALYSIS OF ATLSS
MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FACILITY, Peter DeVere and Ti Huang, Lehigh University, Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems, 1992.
INVESTIGATION OF FLOOR ANCHOR PLATE WELDS TO DETERMINE SHEAR
CAPACITY, Peter DeVere, Lehigh University, Engineering Research, Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems, 1995.
Society for Experimental Mechanics Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 10, 1991. MONITORING STRAINS DURING POST-TENSIONING OF THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION'S MULTIDIRECTIONAL EXPERIMENTAL LABORATORY, Peter De Vere, Lehigh University, Engineering Research Center for Advanced Technology for Large Structural Systems.
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