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Jessica
Claire
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Professional Summary
Senior Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering Manager with a hands-on approach to tackling projects and accomplishing goals with results-oriented practices. Mechanical Engineer with 30+ years of experience/training in varied industries, including prototyping for manufacturing and high-tech, developmental product development. Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with 20 years design and analysis experience working with multi-disciplinary groups in a highly collaborative environment. Extensive record in utilizing 3D-CAD like: Solidworks (SW), SW Simulation and SW Flow Simulation to design and customize component parts, sub-systems and large assemblies. Looking to bring a proven track record of problem solving and root cause analysis to a vibrant product development team.
  • Experienced Research Engineer having extensive work on new mechanical concepts and prototypes. Design/Test engineer who has worked on dozens of new products including: Next-generation smart cruise missiles, structural components for the Space Shuttle, Frog Legs wheelchair suspensions, Knight Rifle "Revolution" modern muzzle loader rifle, EPA compliant clean-burning diesel technology, exhaust thermal-electric regeneration, nanotechnology enhanced materials, alternative transportation: human and solar powered vehicles.
  • Client-focused Technical Sales Representative with more than 20 years of providing solutions to customers. Solid understanding of systems design in application dependent conditions. Extensive field test/validation for government agency compliance and product support for conceptual designs, working prototypes and commercially viable products.
Skills
  • Heat Transfer/HVAC systems design, test validation
  • CAD/3D modeling, simulation, systems design
  • Lean manufacturing principles: Design for 6-Sigma, Kaizen process improvement, 5-S, Kanban, Value stream mapping
  • Complex/technical problem solving, systems design
  • Stress analysis experience, structural design focus, Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Component specifications and testing requirement, test apparatus design/build
  • Engine components, pumps, and fuel systems knowledge, Auto Mechanic
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulation/failure analysis/optimization
  • Team leadership, project management, budgeting
  • Technical direction and product line development, strategies, market trend assessment
  • Works well in diverse team, broad work force understanding
  • Multidisciplinary experience: Aerospace, Mechanical, Environmental, Agriculture, Mining, Construction, Power Generation
  • Composite plastics design, prototyping, mass-manufacturing techniques
  • Pressure vessel design, prototype build, validation test experience
  • Manufacturing process modeling, plant material handling, factory work flow
  • Machining CAM/CAE, Braze furnace operation, water jet programming
  • Acoustical test and sound chamber experience, engine fan characterization
  • Technical presentations: preparation and delivery, broad technical audience
  • Lab equipment experience: Measurement Computing, Pitot tube, manometers, thermal camera imaging, temperature sensing, pressure measurement, anemometer, calorimetric wind tunnel, fatigue cycling machinery
  • Technical marketing/advertising, product research, promotional materials
  • Contract interpretations/drafting/negotiations
  • Strategic partnership building, commercial alliances, member of industrial community
  • Hiring, training and supervision: new employees/interns, professional sculpting
  • Cost-effective procurement, supply chain staging for production
  • Software Skills: Solidworks (SW) CAD, SW Simulator (FEA), SW Flow Simulator (CFD), PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Process Modeling, LabVIEW, DASYlab
  • Request for Quote (RFQ) response and Mil-spec interpretation, proposals
  • Liaison production engineering to Air Force and Navy, design fulfillment, presentation
  • Federal agencies technical working knowledge, experienced interaction
  • Patent claims layouts, intellectual property generation, legalese, copyright, company branding
  • Business plan writing, business launch experience, venture capital generation
  • Data acquisition: calibrated laboratory, dynamo-meter engine test and machine level field test
Education
Iowa State University Ames, IA Expected in 1989 Bachelor of Science : Aerospace Engineering (Structural Design Composite Materials) - GPA :
San Diego State University San Diego, CA Expected in 1993 - 1995 incomplete Master of Science : Mechanical Engineering - GPA :



Solidworks COSMOSWorks Professional Des Moines, IA Expected in Dec. 2006 Certified Professional : Finite Element Analysis (FEA) - GPA :


Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Expected in Current Master of Science : Mechanical Engineering - GPA :
Work History
The New School - Research and Development Engineering Manager
, NY, 08/2005 - 07/2016
  • Managed R&D department for diesel engine heat exchanger validation. i.e. wind tunnel, fatigue cycling, prototyping, FEA and CFD.
  • Maintained ISO-9001 certified laboratory with NIST and Bureau of National Standards gauge calibration techniques.
  • Designed and fabricated calorimetric wind tunnel lab equipment, fatigue life cycle validation, including pressure cycle and thermal cycle test stands.
  • Analyzed component and system\'s design of heat exchanger sub-systems in an application dependent context with 3-D CAD (Solidworks), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
  • Investigated equipment failures, diagnosed faulty operation, designed solutions, tested in validation lab, and made appropriate design advancements.
  • Developed cost estimates, procured equipment and tracked construction progress to efficiently complete large scale projects.
  • Managed design and manufacturing teams to build proprietary process equipment within cost and time constraints.
  • Developed and tested models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.
  • Designed systems with special attention to military and FDA-regulated medical device industry standards.
  • Conducted research that tested and analyzed the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems.
  • Created parts for various fabrication methods, including machining, sheet metal fabrication, robotic welding, Controlled Atmospheric Brazing, solder bond and injection molding.
  • Recommended design modifications to eliminate machine and system malfunctions with production engineering and process evolution.
  • Designed utilities and HVAC systems for high technology facilities, including clean-rooms, general manufacturing and processes for institutional facilities.
  • Worked with product planners and industrial designers to conceptualize and refine product concepts. Evolved first article specimens to production status.
  • Interpreted RFQs, blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports for new product development.
  • Proposed, Drafted and executed complex component tests programs.
  • Analyzed and verified energy savings calculations to promote environmental sustainability and energy conservation at system and facility levels.
  • Developed test specimens high tech fields: Eutectic Lead-free solder, Nanotechnology, Thermo-electric power regeneration, Velluimier heat engines, Cuprobraze and Nocolok.

Seaworld Parks - Graduate Research Assistant
, CA, 08/2004 - 07/2005
  • Graduate School Research Assistant - Aerospace Engineering Dept., Material property characterization of composite laminates, fabric lay-up, autoclave cured, prepared MTS specimens, installed strain gauges and conducted strength of materials tests.
  • Graduate School Research Assistant - Mechanical Engineering Dept., Conducted engine fan performance tests with static pressure testing by Pitot traverse and acoustical sound chamber testing supporting CFD model validation.



Abb Ltd - Manager, Co-Founder
Weaverville, NC, 09/2001 - 07/2005
  • Coordinated all aspects of a mechanical engineering firm including contract negotiation, project management and customer interaction.
  • Read and interpreted RFQs, blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports.
  • Investigated equipment failures to diagnose faulty operation and made appropriate design advancements to manufacturing clients.
  • Led project scheduling and budgeting to successfully and quickly complete engineering projects.
  • Specified system components and directed product modifications to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Performed on-site field surveys and wrote technical narratives in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Assisted customers in developing the structural design of products computer-aided design (CAD) and engineering simulation software.
  • Developed cost estimates, procured equipment and tracked construction progress to efficiently complete a wide variety of customer products.
  • Managed design and manufacturing teams to build proprietary process equipment within cost and time constraints.
  • Oversaw product development, design and releases for production of rugged off-road diesel equipment.
  • Developed and tested models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.
  • Conducted research that tested and analyzed the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems.
  • Created parts for various fabrication methods, including machining, sheet metal fabrication and metal and fiber reinforced plastic injection molding.
  • Designed utilities and HVAC systems for high technology facilities, including clean rooms, general manufacturing and process and institutional facilities.
  • Developed internal processes and plans for mechanical verification, product development and factory processes.
  • Conducted business plan drafting, federal grant proposals (SBIR) and venture capital generation.




Frog Legs Incorporated - Engineering Manager/Co-Founder/Board of Directors Member
City, STATE, 09/1997 - 06/2001
  • Design Engineer of shock absorbers for wheelchairs. Responsible for managing the engineering department including product design/development, prototyping, test, intellectual properties, mass production I.E.
  • Co-Founder Frog Legs Inc., Member of Board of Directors, C-corp of Iowa.
  • Coordinated all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication and operation of product designs.
  • Investigated equipment failures to diagnose faulty operation and made appropriate maintenance recommendations.
  • Led project scheduling and budgeting to successfully and quickly complete engineering projects.
  • Specified system components and directed product modifications to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Developed cost estimates, procured equipment and tracked manufacture of durable medical equipment.
  • Oversaw product development, design and releases for production of rugged wheel chair mobility solutions.
  • Developed and tested models of alternate designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification.
  • Designed systems with special attention to FDA-regulated medical devices and durable medical equipment industry standards.
  • Conducted research that tested and analyzed the feasibility, design, operation and performance of medical equipment, components and mobility systems.
  • Created parts for various fabrication methods, including machining, sheet metal fabrication, metal casting, welding, protective coatings and injection molding.
  • Interpreted blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports for medical equipment product development.
  • Grew small start-up company by defining innovative product line while promoting and implementing process improvements company-wide.




Self Employed - Auto Mechanic
City, STATE, 01/1992 - 08/1997
Auto mechanic - Diagnosed, fixed, rebuilt and restored domestic and foreign automobiles, trucks, off-road vehicles, boats, etc. Rebuilt gasoline and diesel engines. Member of the General Dynamics Employee Sports Car Club.


General Dynamics - R&D Design Engineer
City, STATE, 01/1990 - 01/1992
  • Conducted Research and Development design and test of composite materials for low observable, lightweight non-metallic cruise missile fuselages. Conducted year-long research programs, which involved internal document writing and technical presentation to military and government agency clientele.
  • Liaison Design Engineer representing General Dynamics to Air Force and Navy for advanced cruise missile fuselages made of lightweight, carbon fiber composites and NASA for Space Shuttles titanium-lug, Boron fiber reinforced stiffener struts.
  • Developed and tested conceptual designs and processing methods to assess feasibility, operating condition effects, possible new applications and necessity of modification for Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs), today known as drones.
  • Conducted government-funded research that tested and analyzed the feasibility, design, and performance of high performance materials for aerospace equipment, air-frame components and aeronautical systems.
  • Created parts for various fabrication methods, including machining, sheet metal fabrication, low observable coatings and injection molding (resin transfer molding).
  • Interpreted mil-specs, blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer-generated reports for aerospace product development.
  • Assisted a team of drafters/designers in developing the structural design of cruise missile fuselages using computer-assisted design (CAD) equipment and simulation software.



Accomplishments
  • Design Engineer and Inventor registered with US patent Office.
    Responsible for creative design of prominent modern muzzle loader hunting gun, shock absorbers for wheelchairs, and 4-person human-powered vehicle (Quadrabike).
  • Issued EIT #16047, passed Fundamentals of Engineering Test (FE) 4/16/05 from Professional Licensing Bureau of Iowa
  • Implemented and maintained ISO 9001 quality control program in a mechanical engineering lab, calibrated to NIST and Bureau of National Standards. Created standard operating procedures (SOP) for manufacture/test of EPA-compliant diesel engine components.
  • Supervised various technical teams, including a professional consulting firm, on a wide range of products from very diverse markets. Recruited, trained and mentored ISU mechanical engineering interns.
  • Received recognition of accomplishment from Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack as one of five featured examples in the 2000 Condition of the State Address.
  • Nominated for Accomplished Alumni of the ISU Aerospace Department.
  • Privileged to work with, mentor under and serve on Board of Directors of an Iowa C-Corp with Gary Hoover.
  • Hot air balloon crew chief responsible for equipment maintenance, profile inspection, weather conditions assessment, navigation, chase vehicle support
  • Ridden 31 RAGBRAIs, team leader, bicycle advocate, trail developer
  • Special Olympics Volunteer, San Diego guided bike tours, ISU Lied Center events
  • Guest Technical Speaker: ISU freshman orientation class, Race-To-Design Solidworks presenter "A career of Engineering with SW"

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School Attended

  • Iowa State University
  • San Diego State University
  • Solidworks COSMOSWorks Professional
  • Iowa State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Research and Development Engineering Manager
  • Graduate Research Assistant
  • Manager, Co-Founder
  • Engineering Manager/Co-Founder/Board of Directors Member
  • Auto Mechanic
  • R&D Design Engineer

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Certified Professional
  • Master of Science

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