Product Design Engineer with 6 years experience in Continuous Improvement and New Product
Development roles working on a wide variety of components. Proven ability to create cost effective
designs that meet product specifications and program schedules. Expert user of Pro/Engineer and Creo.
Product Design Engineer June 2012 to CurrentJohn Deere Ottumwa Works － Ottumwa, IA
Responsible for the design and development of structural components, made up mostly of sheet metal parts and welded assemblies, for the new W235 Windrower and 500R Mower Conditioner.
Collaborated with other Engineers and functional areas on the development of designs for effective integration of components at the assembly level and improved manufacturability.
Investigated failures and issues found during field testing and performed Root Cause Analysis on the failures to quickly identify and implement solutions prior to going into production.
Product Design Engineer June 2008 to June 2012John Deere Waterloo Works － Waterloo, IA
Responsible for identifying and making design improvements to current production 7, 8, and 9000 series tractors focusing on warranty reduction, manufacturability, quality improvement, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction.
Quickly solved or identified short term corrective actions for production issues to prevent line disruptions.
Acted as a liaison between Engineering and Manufacturing during the implementation of a new Operator Station on 3 new tractor product lines in 2011.
May 2006 to August 2006BAE Systems － Johnson City, NY
Engineering Intern May 2007 to August 2007
Supported the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Bus program by preparing test plans and assisted with running tests on both the electric traction motor and PCS.
Tasked with building up prototype assemblies and wire harnesses using assembly drawings for components that were to be lab tested.
Developed Pro/E skills while doing design work for tooling and verifying tolerance stack-ups in assemblies.
B.S : Mechanical Engineering Engineering Mechanics, May 2008Penn State University － University Park, PAGPA: GPA: 3.47 Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honors SocietyMechanical Engineering Engineering Mechanics GPA: 3.47 Pi Tau Sigma, Mechanical Engineering Honors Society
Extensive knowledge of Pro/Engineer / Creo and experience with AutoCAD and Solid Works Design for Six Sigma training form Air Academy Associates Strong knowledge of GD&T and applying the geometric tolerancing methods to drawings.