Results-driven design engineer with diverse experience across project life cycle, including research and development, manufacturing, and project leadership. A strong conceptual thinker with the ability to align teams to achieve strategic business objectives.
01/2014 to 06/2016
Engineering SupervisorPalfinger Omaha Standard - Omaha, NE
Managed 6 employees.
Assisted in the 1 year transition from TCM to SAP
Led master data clean up process in SAP
Designed over 700 custom truck bodies with over 6700 sheet metal parts.
Utilized PTC Windchill to vault parts and control revisions.
Trained new hires SAP, Creo 2.0, Solidworks, and proper sheet metal design.
Drove initiative to save $500K over 2 years.
Reduced part creation time in SAP by 50% by using macros and automation.
08/2011 to 01/2014
CEO and FounderKB Ideas Corp - Omaha, NE
Outsourced product to China to tool and produce 4000 injection molded, laser tag, toy compatible with the iPhone.
Researched suppliers of raw materials to get the highest quality unique woods.
Designed wood iPhone cases with unique aluminum mute toggle switch.
Programmed and ran CNC router.
3D printed prototypes and tested new designs before going into production.
Created multiple web pages for products.
02/2004 to 08/2011
Senior Design EngineerDEMCO - Boyden, IA
Product lead in design for sprayers, trailers, and grain wagons.
Patented rotational breakaway jack Patent# us 8,220,833
5 years of experience in Finite element analysis.
Reduced cost and materials by 20% using FEA on design of car dollies.
Concepted a new injection molded impact resistant coupler handle.
Designed class IV cast coupler to reduce cost and reducing welding.
Lead designer on new 50 series agriculture sprayer from conception to manuals.
Associate of Science: Engineering Drafting CAD/CADDNWICC - Sheldon, Iowa
SkillsUSA 3rd place Iowa technical drafting 2001
SkillsUSA 1st place Iowa technical drafting 2002
SkillsUSA 5th place Nationals technical drafting 2002
Solidworks Simulation (FEA) course completed 2006
5 S training and implementation 2008?
Mentor in Big Brothers and Sisters Omaha since Feb. 2012
Project Management, Solidworks 2013, Creo 2.0, Autocad, SAP, Windchill, CNC, Prototyping, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, Web design.