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     Date Submitted:15-08-2015
     Last Modified:16-08-2015 (07:15)
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     Current job:Sr. Mechnical Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:, , Launch Systems
     Keywords20 years mechanical design experience using Proe/Creo

    Summary of Qualifications: I have 20 years of Pro/Engineer and CREO MCAD/CAM design experience in the aerospace, defense and consumer industries. I have significant experience utilizing, Pro/Program, Pro/NC, Pro/Mechanism, and Windchill 10.2. I have extensive design for manufacturability, assembly and aerospace tooling experience and can work as part of an integrated team or in an independent mode with minimal supervision. I have taken designs from concept through manufacturing and testing. I am comfortable with detailing designs for fabrication and producing assembly drawings. I am experienced with ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing practices and I am capable of assisting with the machining of design components as well as assembly. I have completed a SolidWorks 2014 Essentials training course.

    Niitek (9/08-7/2015) Senior Mechanical Designer Dulles, VA Using Creo 2.0 and Windchill 10.2, I was part of Niitek’s R&D team, designed components for ground penetrating radar (GPR) landmine detection systems. I have designed complex electronic enclosures for the R-VISOR robotic landmine/IED detection system. I was Senior Mechanical Designer on the Groundshark Handheld Detection System that miniaturized the larger HMDS GPR system into a handheld unit weighing 7 lbs. All of the handheld components were designed and built for 3D prototype printing and plastic injection molding production. ILS (International Launch Services) (Part-time work; 2012-2014) Senior Mechanical Designer Reston, VA Using Creo 2.0, I developed MICD (Mechanical Interface Control Drawings) relating to the launch of commercial spacecraft on the Russian Proton M/Breeze M launch vehicle.

    Vantage Systems (7/07- 09/08) Senior Mechanical Designer Lanham, MD Using Creo 1.0, provided senior GSE mechanical design support to NASA’s Express Logistics Carrier (ELC) program located on-site at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Developed concept, fabrication and assembly drawings of complex fixtures required for mechanical/thermal qualification testing of ELC flight mechanisms. These components are now part of the International Space Station.

    General Dynamics Land Systems (6/07-7/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Woodbridge, VA Using Wildfire, I developed hydraulic pipe routing “modification kits” for the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) project. BAE Systems (3/07-6/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Johnson City, NY Using Wildfire, I developed conceptual CAD models for electric motor drive interface components for the Future Combat Systems Multifunction Utility/Logistics Equipment (MULE) hybrid electric unmanned vehicle.

    Fibertek (11/05-3/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Herndon, VA Using Wildfire, I created various electrical flex circuit board configurations, assemblies and detail drawings for defense related optical laser systems. Designed for assembly, electrical/mechanical interfaces for these systems.

    Praxis (10/04-2/07) Senior Mechanical Designer Alexandria, VA Using Wildfire, I created CAD engineering models, assemblies and Level III drawings (using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) for the NRL Tactical Electronic Warfare System High Grain High Sense (HGHS) system.

    General Dynamics Robotic Systems (7/04-10/04) Senior Mechanical Designer Westminster, MD Using Wildfire and ASME Y14.41 2003 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and top-down assembly techniques, I developed ‘model centric’ CAD models/assemblies for the Future Combat Systems Robotic Mobile Gun System (MGS).

    Alcore (3/04-4/04) Senior Mechanical Designer Edgewood, MD Using Wildfire, I developed various manufacturing models for the machining of aluminum/composite honeycomb material for the aerospace industry.

    Honeywell Aerospace (7/03-3/04) Senior Mechanical Designer South Bend, IN Using ProE and ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I developed CAD data of aircraft landing/braking system components for the A380 Airbus commercial aircraft and JSF programs.

    Borg Warner Turbo Systems (2/03-7/03) Senior Mechanical Designer Ashville, NC Using ProE, I utilized various data sets (IGES, UG, and imported scanned surfaces), to reverse engineer turbocharger components (turbine/compressor wheels and housings) into CAD models/assemblies/drawings using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing standards.

    Williams International (10/01-11/02) Senior Mechanical Designer Walled Lake, MI Using ProE,I developed complex aerospace tooling designs for 3 and 5 axis milling, turning, (plunge and wire EDM electrodes/fixtures), laser/conventional welding, water jet and sheet metal stamping/forming applications related to the EJ22 engine program. Pro/Process for Manufacturing was utilized for detailed documentation of these machining process steps.

    Fibertek (6/01-9/01) Senior Mechanical Designer Herndon, VA Using ProE and ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I designed close tolerance electro/mechanical enclosures used in military aerospace range finder/designator based laser weapons system. Lucent (5/01-6/01) Senior Mechanical Designer Norcross, GA Using ProE, I was part of a team, designing multi-piece, high tolerance (±.0005), plastic injected molded fiber optic connectors.

    Thomas Built Bus (2/01-3/01) Senior Mechanical Designer High Point, NC Utilized Pro/Process for Assembly to develop process sheets of engineering assembly data (new generation school bus), which were then passed to the manufacturing floor. CFM Technologies (2/00-2/01) Senior Mechanical Designer Exton, PA Using a systems approach, developed multiple manufacturing fixtures for roto molding semi conductor wafer cleaning modules. Developed CNC tool paths using Pro/NC and Pro/NC-Post software for conventional and right angle machining operations.

    Universal Furniture (11/99-2/00) Senior Mechanical Designer Morristown, TN Developed automation tools, i.e., start parts, smart parts, and assembly automation, using embedded logic via Pro/Program that interfaced with Visual Basic user inputs. Developed automated drawings using Pro/Engineer’s drawing program.

    Demag DeLaval Turbo Machinery (5/99-11/99) Senior Mechanical Designer Trenton, NJ Using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I developed highly automated Pro/Manufacturing CNC turning sequences using Pro/Program. These sequences allowed manufacturing to machine forty-eight different variations of the same Pro/E CAD model by using programmed logic in a single CNC program.

    Volvo Penta (3/99-5/99) Senior Mechanical Designer Chesapeak, VA Using ProE as a team member, created CAD models/drawings from 2D legacy data using ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing. These models consisted of castings, sheet metal brackets/clamps, high-pressure hoses and piping.

    VDO North America (8/97-3/99) Senior Mechanical Designer Winchester, VA Using ProE and ANSI Y14.5M 1994 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, I created CAD models/drawings of a plastic injection molded instrumentation cluster for Freightliner Trucks. Recorded testing data matrices for these instrumentation cluster components. Developed data exchange techniques between Pro/E and VeriBest ECAD software. Utilized DFMEA and DFMA for manufacturing line fixturing. Developed metrology inspection techniques using Pro/CMM.

    Tracor Aerospace (8/95-8/97) Senior Mechanical Designer Falls Church, VA Developed a Pro/Engineering and Pro/Manufacturing environment for a government client. Designed, from concept, multiple part electronic enclosures. Created CNC tool paths for 3-axis wire EDM, 3-axis VMC and horizontal lathe using Pro/Manufacturing. Created post processors for CNC milling machines and CNC wire EDM using Pro/NC-Post. Developed techniques that utilized the Pro/Engineering/Pro/Manufacturing data in a rapid prototyping/reverse engineering environment.

    AA&S in Science and an AA&S in General Studies, Lord Fairfax Community College, Middletown, VA AS Automotive Parts Management and Automotive Machinist, Oklahoma State Univ. Technical Institute Presently operate my own Hyrel System 30 3D printer. Tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

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