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RssExperienced Mechanical Engineer with Design, Testing and QC Background

I am looking for a company that a person enjoys going to work for and one that values its employees. Stability in position is also very important, as are advancement opportunities within the company. I am comfortable with working with my hands as well as the standard desk work required in engineering.

Mechanical Engineer

Los Angeles, CA

About Me

Industry:

Engineering & Architecture

Occupation:

Mechanical Engineer

Highlights:

The project I am most proud of in my professional career is a project I worked on with the Naval Surface Warfare Center. I led the testing portion of a coating that was being tested and used in Iraq during the war to safeguard against roadside explosives, IEDs, etc. After everyone's hard work was done, I found out several months later that our testing contributed to the use of something that at that time had saved approximately 40 U.S. soldiers' lives.

Ideal Companies:

Defense, Government
 

Education level:

Bachelor

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Work Experiences

8/2005 - Present

(private)

Self-Employed

  • - Work as an independent contractor using SolidWorks including the design and implementation of parts, assemblies, configurations, BOMs (Bill of Materials), cross-sections and manufacturing/fabrication drawings as well as any required documentation - Troubleshoot various aspects of the design process - Manage multiple customers to ensure their projects are done to specification and complete on time - Coordinate multiple schedules to handle several projects simultaneously and complete by their due date - Responsible for creating and following budgets - Participate and advise in on-site and off-site collaborations with companies and private parties/inventors - Generate leads for business through cold-calling, referrals, networking, Internet advertising, company website and contract negotiations - Purchase and implement required software

5/2002 - 6/2005

Naval Surface Warfare Center

Individual Contributor

  • - Performed tasks concerning the effects of underwater explosives (UNDEX) shock tests per MIL-STD-901 regarding ship and submarine steel hull structures, torpedoes and missiles - Provided Program Management support to ensure that all testing programs are properly planned and implemented - Filed and organized all pertinent information for each project - Created simulation test environments and models consisting of steel structures in SolidWorks - Proficient in troubleshooting drawings with SolidWorks - Coordinated the purchase and delivery of various government supplies needed via multiple vendors - Participated in both model specific shock qualification testing and free field test scenarios - Experienced in ranging with the use of survey equipment - Created explosive charge rigging - Supported the preparation of strain gage locations and the laying of strain gages in both laboratory and non-laboratory environments - Ensured regular maintenance of testing equipment - Assisted in the coordination/development of our mobile office to be used at job sites - Conducted research and completed technical presentations as necessary

9/1999 - 4/2001

Westinghouse Government Services

Entry Level

  • - Performed tasks as a Design engineer researching and implementing tooling and instrumentation associated with airflow and airborne acoustic testing of high speed generators - Prepared drawing and specification revisions using AutoCAD - Performed tasks as a Quality Control Engineer creating computer programs for the Coordinate Measurement Machine using PC-DMIS (Dimensional Measurement Interface System) - Assisted inspectors in the operation of the computer programs that were needed to inspect critical dimensions of machined products - Instructed the inspectors on using the computer programs - Researched information on various products including uses and similarities with respect to other equipment - Experienced in troubleshooting and updating previously written programs while enhancing their capabilities - Researched and wrote documentation on PC-DMIS for engineers and inspectors using PC-DMIS programs

1/1999 - 4/2000

University of Pittsburgh

Entry Level

  • - Tutored students, both undergraduate and graduate, in mathematics including: pre-algebra, algebra I & II, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, business calculus and calculus, while earning high ratings from supervisors and students during attendance at the University of Pittsburgh

Education

2002

Bachelor Degree

University of Pittsburgh

  • Mechanical Engineering

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