Senior mechanical engineer with over 10 years of experience with product design and development, prototyping, testing, project management, engineering test plans, customer interface and requirements development. My experience includes mechanisms, structural engineering, pneumatics, hydraulics, ground support equipment, flight hardware, development and testing and more. Highlights Pro/E (Creo), Solidworks and Unigraphics GD& T (ASME Y14.5M) expertise Competent mechanism design and analysis expert Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Proficient in concept generation and selection Skilled with Teamcenter, Windchill and Intralink Significant Career Accomplishments Changed method of manufacturing in order to help the project save over a million dollars and meet schedule requirements. Designed and developed variable cross-section O-ring and installation instructions to mitigate risks associated with manufacturing defects. Recognized for contributions for excellence in engineering on NASA's "Return to Flight" program.
USMC 1990-1991, Desert Shield/Storm Veteran.
Decorations include: Meritorious Unit Citation, Southwest Asia Service Medal, and Kuwait Liberation Medal.
Mechanical Systems Engineer04/2014 to 12/2014 BoeingEl Segundo, CA
Designed high capacity XY Table using PTC Pro/e Creo 2.0, which attached to handling fixture used for manipulating "off loader" to find the center of gravity during deployment operations.
Developed and designed high strength to weight ratio handlebars for reflector deployment operations.
Assisted in assembly and testing of designs mentioned above to ensure performance and functionality requirements were met.
Mechanical Systems Engineer10/2013 to 03/2014 MD HelicoptersMesa, AZ
Responsible for integrating LRU's associated with MD 900 cockpit upgrade into airframe using NX 5.
Developed NOTAR sensor design and integration using off the shelf components for use in determining tail cone position.
Senior Design Engineer04/2013 to 10/2013 ITT ExelisFt. Wayne, IN
Utilized Pro/e Wildfire 5.0 (Creo 1.0) to design multiple mechanisms to assist in the manipulation and mating of the cryogenic components to Satellite instrument for testing.
Coordinated efforts with drafting and procurement to inform management of schedule and budget impacts.
Created and released drawings to assist in the development and procurement of parts.
Senior Design Engineer03/2012 to 01/2013 ATK Alliant Tech SystemsMesa, AZ
Resolved drawing discrepancies through the Kaizen process utilizing Teamcenter and NX 7.5.
Designed tooling to assist with the validation of modal analysis for the analysis department.
Assisted in development of design changes for the M230LF, MK44S chain-gun platforms.
Senior Design Engineer02/2010 to 01/2012 AerojetRedmond Sacramento, WA CA
Designed Roll Control Housing's for Orion Command Module in Pro/e Wildfire 3 while assisting in the development and execution of trade studies for the design selection and fabrication process of the housings.
Coordinated interface design detail with Lockheed-Martin to ensure a proper fit between the thruster plate and control housings.
Assisted in the rapid design, development and procurement of a variable cross-section O-ring to mitigate risks associated with discrepant parts for live fire testing.
Senior Design Engineer07/2009 to 02/2010 General DynamicsGilbert, AZ
Managed six projects to support Landsat Data Communications Module (LDCM) Solar Array development and sub-system testing.
Completed over 90 ECR's to correct discrepant hardware, release new parts and procedures as well as manage revised hardware designs using Teamcenter and Pro/e 2001.
Senior Design Engineer05/2008 to 05/2009 Orbital Sciences CorporationChandler, AZ
Created three variations of the concepts of Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE) for integration of the payload and second stage to the first stage of the Taurus II (Antares) ISS re-supply vehicle.
Developed CONOP's for illustrating the logistics, assembly and disassembly for Taurus II MGSE and flight components using Solidworks 2010.
Performed tolerance analysis on flight hardware to ensure the requirements of the interface control documents (ICD's) were met.
Senior Design Engineer12/2007 to 05/2008 Lockheed-MartinHouston, TX
Designed and developed prototypes for Orion Crew Systems Habitation Accommodations using Pro/E Wildfire, Windchill and Z Print 3D printing software.
Used Pro/E Wildfire to manage Orion Command Module model which consisted of over 10,000 parts and sub-assemblies.
Mentored junior engineers and acted as lead engineer to assist project engineers with departmental workload of five habitation projects.
Senior Design Engineer05/2007 to 12/2007 Jacobs EngineeringHouston, TX
Utilized Pro/E Wildfire and Windchill to create and manage mechanisms and concepts.
Designed and developed flight hardware for STS-124 camera restraint system on time and under budget.
Designed and coordinated the manufacturing of the Orion Command Module mock-up for testing in NASA's anechoic chamber.
Design Engineer10/2006 to 05/2007 Oil States Industries IncHouston, TX
Utilized Solidworks and PDM Link to create structural components of the Danny Nobles offshore drilling rig.
Coordinated and expedited the manufacturing and procurement of materials on multiple jobs to expedite customer jobs.
Designed ocean floor products that met and exceeded customer requirements and API specifications.
Design Engineer02/2005 to 10/2006 Oceaneering International Space SystemsHouston, TX
Assisted in the design, fabrication and testing of hardware, software and tools for the Overlay Tile Repair Project for NASA's Return to Flight effort.
Redesigned delta pressure valve to suppress pressure oscillations and mitigate risks associated with failure during Neutral Buoyancy training exercises.
Assisted in the maintenance and repair of the SRMS and SSRMS based at the Sonny Carter Training Facility.
Contributed to 50,000 hours of safe diving and VPP Star Awards.
Design Engineer01/2004 to 01/2005 Lockheed MartinHouston, TX
Designed variable clutch-spring mechanism to simulate the dynamics of using the (OBSS) Orbital Boom Sensor System attached to the (SRMS) Shuttle Remote Manipulator System for on-orbit repairs of LI-900 shuttle tile.
Designed adjustable low-torque limiter tool for NASA's Return to Flight effort which used interface technology compliant to JSC 2626A for existing (PGT) Pistol Grip Tool.
Used PTC Products, Pro-Intralink, Pro/E (versions 2001 and Wildfire 1.0) to communicate concepts, revisions, final designs and drawings to NASA project management.
BSME: Mechanical Engineering2003University of TexasAustin, TexasMechanical Engineering