Maintain a fulfilling and rewarding engineering career within the renewable energy industry.
Extensive use of UG/Siemens NX (10+)
*Moderate use of TeamCenter (10+)
*Extensive use of Microsoft Office suite - Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint (10+)
*Moderate use of MS Project (8+)
Senior II Product Development Engineer01/2010 to CurrentZimmer BiometWarsaw, IN
Lead cross-functional product development teams Create and manage project timelines Assist creation and management of project and department budgets Create, archive, and maintain design control, risk analysis, and project management documentation Design requirements specifications DFMEA / PFMEA, residual risk reports Task planners and trackers, status reports, resource allocation plans Design prototypes and production models and drawings of mechanical devices utilizing engineering principles, materials science, manufacturing / processing knowledge, GD&T, and application of DFM / DFA / DFS principles Order and evaluate prototype designs at appropriate intervals Create design verification plans, write test protocols, assist test development and execution, review test data, review/approve test reports Create user / usability validation plans, write test protocols, manage validation test development and execution, analyze test data, and write validation reports Assist creation and maintenance of manufacturing process plans, feature criticality plans, gage designs, verification and inspection plans, process validation plans Manage, coach, and mentor co-op students, US and international contract designers and engineers, and direct-hire designers and engineers; assist with interviewing, hiring, and performance evaluations Assist with creation and maintenance of numerous marketing materials required for product launch Assist with creation and maintenance of product instructions for use, maintenance, and care Directly interface with customers / users and vendors regularly; assist with vendor assessment, development, and qualification Represent the company during regulatory agency audits Develop corporate procedures and train corporate personnel Participate in trade shows and professional conferences Continue technical and industry training regularly.
Senior Project Engineer and Designer01/2003 to 01/2010Navistar IncFort Wayne, IN
Generate and fully utilize engineering control documents to design and deliver complex systems in a standardized development process where robust dFMEAs drive Concept Sheets, Design Requirements Documents, Design Validation Plans, Project timelines, and Government and Industry regulations/standards compliance documentation Create additional documentation that helps guide and manage the development process to support the delivery of complex systems in a concurrent engineering environment: CDMS coding, Notices of Change, Design Change Requests, PSDMs, field test and service documentation, Product Change Background Letters, Major Program Change Requests, Scope Change Requests Lead, oversee, and mentor domestic and globally-based, contract and direct, designers and engineers having diverse skill-sets, education, experience, cultures, and backgrounds Lead and deliver design and program development status presentations to functional and matrix supervisors, department managers, program directors, Product Center directors and other company executives, suppliers, manufacturing personnel, and others as needed Write, submit, and review, with internal and external legal advisors, timely patent submissions Interface daily with vendors, cross-functional team members, and engineering partners and managers Lead design of components and assemblies in a cross-functional/concurrent engineering atmosphere Lead interface with minor and major component suppliers: guide supplier timelines, coordinate and oversee development milestones including tooling and piece cost quoting, tool design, mould-flow analyses, tooling kick-off, cutting of tools, first-shot prototyping, tool rework, production tool development, production part manufacturing/testing/order coding/packaging/disbursement/installation Use analytical tools: request, oversee, and utilize results of FEA, heat mapping, VSA, and/or CFD Lead the creation of detail part, subassembly, assembly, and plant installation drawings with complete Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing, all relevant material specs, manufacturing specs, plant assembly and installation notes, quality controls, etc Design prototypes, issue detailed RFQs, order hard-tooled and rapid-prototype parts, organize build events, write test procedures and oversee test performance, analyse results of testing prototype components and systems, and integrate test results into design/cost improvements Monitor and drive PPAP activities to ensure timely completion and help deliver successful launch of products by supporting and helping to organize small-scale usage trials and major build events.
Metallurgical Lab Technician01/2002 to 01/2003Navistar IncFort Wayne, IN
Document, test, and analyse metal/non-metal components and coatings in support of failure determination and quality assurance activities Hardness testing (Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell) Electrochemical deposition/decomposition (Kocour, Dubpernell) Magnetic particle inspection Electron microscopy sampling and review Microscopic material composition analysis Corrosive and degradation testing Data acquisition, sorting, and analysis Prepare and present formal reports of test/analysis findings.
Extensive use of Engineering Change Management systems (10+) Minor use of Material Processing and Distribution Management systems including JD Edwards, DCS, & SAP (5+) Moderate use of net-based data sharing and management software including Livelink and SharePoint (5+) Many more (10+) GD&T, CAPA, Global 8D Problem Solving, CFR Design Controls
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A.S : Industrial Engineering Technology May 2003 B.S : Mechanical Engineering Technology August 2003
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