Utilize my engineering skills to develop and enhance new and existing products.
Areas of Expertise
03/2014 to Current
Project EngineerWilsonart L
Implementation of many projects.
Project area lead for the press and wrote equipment specification.
Part of team to determine which vendor solution fits Wilsonarts needs.
Melamine Squeeze Rolls #1 & #2.
Led Temple installation of mechanical items.
SPC Sample Equipment.
Engineering Support to determine new process of printing on the back of sample chips.
Solvent Condensate Recovery - Created drawings and assisted with implementing.
Chemsurf Powered Unwind - Created solution at low cost and worked through issues.
Hurst Boiler Mact Compliance Upgrade - Co-lead to finish install.
Melamine #1 Blend System – Project Lead
Melamine #2 IFA System – Project Lead
Melamine #3 Resin Pump Move – Project Lead
Melamine Low Dust Brakes – Project Lead
created an electrical slip ring
Melamine Enclosures for Middle Rooms – Project Lead
Assembly Shaft less Unwind – Project Lead
Assist internal customers with various requests from initial thoughts to final drawings and implementation if necessary.
Studies / Development
Engineering support for cost analysis of multiple projects, usually with respect to equipment layup and construction requirements.
06/2013 to 02/2014
Independent contractor - Created 3D CAD drawings & renderings using Autodesk Inventor, signed non-disclosure agreement, used multiple communication methods to understand ideas and vision to be implemented.
Other CAD work with Autodesk Inventor - Recreated residential home for a possible addition, designed commercial kitchen for a chef, designed residential kitchen.
Cross trained in corporate functions at a State of the art chromatography manufacturer.
Project Management -.
Decommissioning of legacy model systems - Set up recycling of obsolete parts, analyzed labor costs vs.
payout for best profit, facility layout, inventory management documentation.
Evaluation of existing product - Ran vigorous tests and trials focusing on mechanical issues, created detailed report of findings.
Inventory Management - Set up bar code system for quick inventory counts, responsible for ensuring accounting system accuracy of builds using QuickBooks bill of materials.
Organization of products - Updating existing CAD, creating SOP's, compiling all files associated to a product including vendor ordering information for a one stop binder related to the specific product, utilized Microsoft word and excel throughout.
Research and Development -.
Accessory system parts - Developed alternative parts for multi-system use, re-utilized in-house parts for alternative applications, Modified existing products for greater profitability.
Created friction reducing part - I modified in-house parts to reduce stretching and skipping of a precision belt.
Sales and Financial Analysis -.
Cost analysis - determined costs of existing products and searched for possible reductions, including: finding alternative vendors, alternative parts, new tooling and optimizing manufacturing labor.
Utilize Microsoft excel daily including advanced features.
Bookkeeping - set out to recreate financials over multiple years in QuickBooks with support from external accounting firm, trained administrative employee in use of QuickBooks.
Sales & Marketing - Inside sales, service sales, attended conference to directly interact with potential customers.
Assembly & production - Responsible for sonic welding, testing, soldering PCB components, programming Atmel chips, evaluation of finished product, building wire harnesses, ordering, shipping and receiving.
Repairs - Responsible for troubleshooting and repair of multiple products.
Phone support - Assist customers with technical questions, help customers troubleshoot problems, resolve issues and offer solutions.
Traveling support - Assisted with installation and repairs at multiple customer locations, clearance granted at a government agency, responsible for setting up my own travel arrangements.
MBAHorry-Georgetown Technical College － Conway, SC
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical EngineeringGannon University － Erie, PAMechanical Engineering
Baseball Assitant Coach, NCAA Division II Aug. 2005-July 2008
RCIA Sponsor, St. Joseph Catholic Church Aug. 2012-Feb. 2014