Senior Research Engineer An accomplished, resourceful and goal-driven professional with a comprehensive background in engineering research and development. Strong leadership abilities, with proven expertise in managing engineering and research projects; developing aerospace and industrial filter products; and serving as a project leader for intake air, engine and transmission lubrication and hydraulic systems. Extensive experience in mechanical design with proficiency in multiple fluid clarification disciplines, including hydraulic and pneumatic systems for aircraft and industrial applications. Patent holder for air filtration devices and an advanced polymer blend. Career track record of successfully completed large scale projects.
Product Development Schedule
New Technology Introductions
Budget Management Microsoft Office (Word, Excel PowerPoint and Access) Aerosol Mechanics
AutoCAD Fluids Analysis, (Air, Hydraulics and Fuel & Lube)
SAP Enterprise Systems Mechanical Design, Tool Design
MS Project, Project Management Tools (Risk, Schedule, Cost)
Coordinated New Product Introduction (NPI) activities, resulting in [Number] samples for customers.
Led new product management team that designed and developed the biggest cost saving project in company history. Business Development
Promoted to [Job Title] in [Number] months.
Awarded [Award Name] for contributions to [Project Name]. Created CAD models and drawings. Developed and enforced standards, procedures and compliance. Increased use of [Product Name] by [Number]% in [Describe industry] industry. Secured more than [Number]% of bids quoted, resulting in a [Number]% increase in company revenue. Used Microsoft Excel to develop inventory tracking spreadsheets.
Documented and resolved [issue] which led to [results].
Performed competitive analysis to make recommendations for future company growth.
Initiated two key partnerships which resulted in [X%] revenue growth.
Worked directly with [departments, clients, management] to [decisive action].
R&D Principal Development Engineer01/2002 to 01/2015PALL AEROPOWER CORPORATIONNew Port Richey, FL
Developed a multitude of filtration products at the Pall Aerospace & Transportation division; earned a promotion to Principle Development Engineer in 2006 Served as a project leader for intake air, engine and transmission lubrication and hydraulic systems.
Contributed to the development of non-wovens, membranes and woven textile.
Renovated an air filtration test laboratory, installing automated controls with traceable standards, data recording and ISO compliant systems.
Developed an ozone test rig for the evaluation of catalysts in low detection range at elevated temperatures.
Compiled financial justification for new equipment, including tensile and impact testers, polymer blender and extruder, injection molder and plastic film press for a material development laboratory.
Developed and awarded patent applied for improved new polymer blend to replace abrasive glass-filled plastic for use in large volume part manufacture in aerospace applications.
Prepared annual financial budgets and created product development schedules with planned release dates and training materials for customers and staff.
Key Accomplishments: Successfully released helicopter engine intake barrier filter systems (for UH-60 Blackhawk) using custom made filter textiles.
Awarded $2.5M contract from U.S.
Army for retrofit of dedicated fleet.
Developed a new design airline cabin air filter for Boeing 737 and 767 aircrafts with advanced performance for dust holding capacity.
Awarded contracts totaling over$1.5M in three years from major airline carriers Developed and released a 5-micron hydraulic filter to replace a 15-micron unit on the Apache Helicopter, while maintaining similar performance limits on flow, restriction and temperature.
Recovered all lost business by improving filtration and resolving actuator issues on the aircraft.
Designed and constructed a Research & Development (R&D) laboratory with facilities for polymer development and testing, basic chemistry and filter media testing.