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Senior Designer with significant experience in 3D solid parametric design, mechatronics, 2D drafting, design checking, GD&T, and ISO-9001. Design background focused on customer quality and continuous improvement. Adept at taking projects from concept through manufacturing. Team player with exceptional attention to detail, demonstrated problem solving skill, and follow-through expertise. Self starter with a very high energy level. Military service with Secret Security Clearance. * Broad expertise in engineering design, drafting supervision, and design checking. * Demonstrated design proficiency in Pro / Engineer Wildfire 3 CAD technology. * Ten U.S. Patent awards, eight pending, three in process – Request addendum for details.

Drafter

Clinton Township, MI

About Me

Industry:

Engineering & Architecture

Occupation:

Drafter

Ideal Companies:

BAE Systems, General Dynamics
 

Education level:

Associate

Will Relocate:

No

Location:

Clinton Township, MI

Work Experiences

1/1991 - 2/2009

Masco Corp

Individual Contributor

  • Senior Designer 2005-2009 Conceived product design and testing for new and upgraded kitchen and bath products. Coordinated design to apply manufacturing constraints to inherited product. Provided design support for SLA and SLS rapid prototype fabrication, and off-shore design facilities. * Led 4-5 R&D departments in "team" projects of design and process equipment. * Successfully designed 30+ new RTA kitchen cabinets for emerging Indian market. * Developed all new Pro / E start part / assembly / drawing, using parametric driven tables. * Delivered two-three design simplified products per year to improve merchandise offerings. * Invented and constructed automatic assembly and test tools to ensure product success. Design Checker 1991-2005 Ensured design practicality and drafting accuracy for six-eight employees. Validated Pro / E design documents to ASME Y14.5 GD&T standards. * Coordinated five-ten design projects per year for divisions with R&D affiliated departments. * Developed and implemented ISO-9001 procedures for design department compliance.

2/1990 - 12/1990

Lionel Trains, Inc.

Individual Contributor

  • Supervised and directed seven-eight employees. Coordinated revision control and engineering change notice program. Performed design and drafting of small mechatronic assemblies. Verified injection molded, die cast, machined and stamped parts as well as electrical schematics and PC Board assemblies. * Established new PC Board documentation standards for emerging product technology. * Augmented department staff 25% to reduce documentation backlog.

6/1988 - 2/1990

GSI LUMONICS - Laser Group

Individual Contributor

  • Supervised and directed six-eight employees. Performed design checking of mechatronic documentation. Established new PC Board documentation standards. * Implemented MRP change control procedures for cost effective upgrades. * Increased department staff 20% to meet product launch deadlines. * Reorganized engineering files and archives thus reducing obsolete information 20-30%. * Updated design area for reduced CAD operator fatigue ensuing improved productivity.

4/1987 - 6/1988

Logitron Engineering Inc.

Individual Contributor

  • Accurately estimated design, tooling, material, and labor costs for both military vehicles and custom electrical automotive production test equipment. Investigated and bid military vehicle part supplier contracts to TACOM. * Developed and implemented Lotus spreadsheet for automated cost quotations. * Organized and managed MIL-SPEC library for timely, accurate quotation standards.

7/1985 - 2/1987

FANUC Robotics America Inc.

Individual Contributor

  • Coordinated technical communications between GMF and FANUC Ltd. of Japan. Managed technical communication data base entry. Compiled and maintained technical library. * Specified and developed data tracking system for 150 technical communications per week; instructed users on data tracking capabilities. * Developed and administered data tracking reference manual for 75-100 users.

7/1979 - 7/1985

Westinghouse Electric, Numa-Logic

Individual Contributor

  • Supervise and direct 6-15 employees. Directly responsible for daily production scheduling and reporting on new product development for printed circuit boards and electronic packaging. Manage both CAD and conventional drafting assignments. Manage IBM System/38 MAPICS engineering information data, operator training, and hardware maintenance. Develop and administer procedure for engineering data base users. Establish and supervise microfilming of engineering drawing files. Monitor daily graphic reproduction services for on-site and remote manufacturing facilities. Coordinate engineering change notice program configuration and documentation revisions with engineering, marketing and manufacturing departments.

5/1969 - 7/1979

OMI International Corp.

Individual Contributor

  • ELECTRONIC DESIGN LEADER, 12/73-7/79 - Directly responsible for origination and accuracy of all engineering documentation (schematics, wiring diagrams, mechanical layouts, PC Boards) required for design, development and production of solid state and relay logic controls. Assist in design and development of a dedicated programmable controller, and auxiliary equipment, for plating hoists. Responsible for specifying and procuring new purchased parts. Complete assembly and necessary testing of engineering prototypes and models. ELECTRICAL DRAFTER, 9/69-12/73 - Responsible for engineering documentation of custom plating machine controls which exceed the scope of standard controls used by the Production Engineering Department. Directly assist the Machine Services Department with telephone consultation and service trips to customer’s plants. Design and document hydraulic and pneumatic control circuits for plating machine operation. ELECTRICAL DRAFTER, 5/69-9/69 - Contracted by Trojan Engineering Company to design automated plating machine controls to JIC standards.

5/1968 - 8/1968

Bendix Corp., Industrial Controls Div.

Contractor / Freelance

  • Contracted by Trojan Engineering Company - Design and revise PC Board artwork masters to JIC standards. Document PC Board schematics and detail assembly diagrams.

6/1966 - 5/1969

LTV Aerospace Corp.

Individual Contributor

  • ELECTRICAL DRAFTER, 8/68-5/69 - Design and document PC Board artwork layouts to Military Standards. JUNIOR ENGINEERING DRAFTER, 11/67-5/68 MCC Intern - Design and revise PC Board artwork. Develop schematics and assembly diagrams. Detail electrical and mechanical assemblies. DETAILER, 6/66-4/67 MCC Intern - Prepare mechanical assembly and PC Board schematic diagrams.

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