I've had a great opportunity to learn and grow my knowledge over the past 20 years and feel that I am a skilled CNC programmer with the benefit of understanding how the machine runs and what it takes to be a team player with all players on the same page. I've learned to work under pressure as well as how to juggle multiple tasks and to always take the time to do things right the first time. Holding tight tolerances and taking on the challenge of a difficult part is why I love machining. I am meticulous, and through every job I've had, quality is something that I will not compromise.
Design for manufacturing
G,D & T literate
G and M code efficient
Golf, Any CAM system, CNC machines, fishing, hunting.
Studied Aviation Maintenance Technology.: 1999Salt Lake Community College-
Salt Lake City,
High School Diploma: 1994Murray High School-
CNC Programmer and Machinist10/2015 to Current Viper Northwest – Albany, OR I currently provide support for the weekend shift,
programming, setting up and running 3 Haas VF5 and 6's.
I was part of a Design of Experiment project
working on a titanium part with very difficult tolerances. Over 65 different
programs were written to produce the part which was later sold to the customer.
CNC Programmer07/2015 to 10/2015 Dart Aerospace (Heli-Tech) – Eugene, OR I was hired on a 90 day trial period, after the 90 day trial
a mutual decision was made to go our separate ways. While I was there I produced programs using
Feature Cam for Mori-Seki mills and lathes.
R & D CNC Programmer and Machinist07/2010 to 06/2015 Ultradent Products Inc. – Sandy, UT Ultradent is a leader in the oral healthcare industry. My job was to research and develop high production
machining of metal orthodontic brackets, for braces, out of 17-4SS bar stock. We
used 2 different kinds of production machines to reduce cycle times, the Almac
FB1005 and Bumotek S1000/S. These types of small parts are very difficult in a
full production environment. Many
different process changes were made to keep production moving. Speed and feeds
of the tooling was a very tedious and crucial part of success. Around
300 different parts had to be tool pathed and maintained up to latest revision
the opportunity to develop a core pin for a ceramic mold. The core pins were ultimately made with 17-4SS. The entire part was surfaced using 3
different ball end mills. The smallest (finish) was .0075 in diameter. If you looked at it funny it broke. Like the brackets, there were many different
types of parts due to angularity and tilt to the tooth. The machine used for this was the
Willemin-Macodel M408 mill turn machine.
After machining the pins went thru a vacuum heat treatment process to
make the hardness an average of 58 HRC.
my experience at Ultradent is unique to the products they were trying to develop. Design for manufacturing was always the
hardest factor in dealing with all the different departments and the needs they
had. The machinist handbook, as always
came in handy on almost every day. Micro
machining is the area of experience that I gained the most from Ultradent.
CNC Programmer and Machinist04/2006 to 07/2010 High Tech Quality MFG – West Valley City, UT High Tech is a very
quality driven company. They serve a
wide variety of customers in the medical, aerospace, communication and defense
industries. My role for them was to
handle most of their prototype parts. Using
Gibbs Cam with Mazak and Mori-Seki horizontal and vertical machines I produced
parts with very tight tolerances. My last
project with High Tech involved a part that was made from titanium and 15-5SS. The tolerance of the ID bore was +.0008
-.0000 with a concentricity to all datum's of .001
CNC Programmer04/2005 to 04/2006 Brendell MFG – North Salt Lake, UT Bredell's work
envelope was for very large parts. I was
responsible to make very large molds using Master Cam surfacing capabilities. I
learned to be quite meticulous with my programming as some of the run times for
these molds could be as long as a week.
It was very important to think things through, to ensure that the
machine could run unmanned for these long cycle times.