sustaining engineer resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
An accomplished self-starting Product Engineer with a solid background in engineering design, layout and detail of medical devices, electro-mechanical devices, mechanisms, components and large and small-scale products. Solid project and time management capabilities with a consistent record of accomplishments. Excellent communication skills and proven success with customers, suppliers, industry professionals and colleagues.
  • Proficient in SolidWorks
  • Proficient in Pro/Engineer
  • Design instruction creation
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Geometric dimensioning expertise
  • Project management
  • MS Office - Word, Excel, Power point, Project
  • Mechanical design/implementation
Villanova University Philadelphia, PA Expected in 2004 Completed - Project Management Certificate Program : - GPA :

Project Management

Montgomery County Community College Villanova, PA Expected in 1987 AAS : Mechanical Engineering and Design - GPA :

Mechanical Engineering and Design

Philadelphia Community College Philadelphia, PA Expected in Attended : Building Construction Technology - GPA :

Building Construction Technology

Danaher - Sustaining Engineer
Saint Louis, MO, 07/2013 - 11/2014
  • Served as remote liaison for production of medical carts and cabinets Responsible for providing costing, cost reduction, mitigation of adverse product issues. Worked regularly with manufacturing, quality, vendors and other company sites. Utilize Solidworks to aid in creation and refining of designs for manufacturability Responsible for overseeing construction and all manufacturing aspects of prototype designs.
Steffes - Design Engineer
Dickinson, ND, 08/2011 - 07/2013
  • Responsibilities included design and production support for aftermarket diesel catalytic converters.Designed manufacturing fixture
  • Was responsible for product design using Solidworks.
  • Worked regularly with manufacturing, quality departments and outside vendors.
  • Tested and evaluated defective products using root cause and failure mode analysis methods.
Magna International Inc. - Design Applications Engineer (Contractor)
Plymouth, MI, 02/2011 - 08/2011
  • Responsible for responding to requests for quotations for large format battery storage systems for the alternative energy, military, transportation markets using Solidworks
  • Responsible for creating factory accepting testing documentation and follow-through.
Zeta Interactive - Design Engineer (Contractor)
Boston, MA, 08/2010 - 01/2011
  • Conceptualized, designed & developed components and mechanisms for cash acceptor machines used in the vending, gaming and transit industries.
  • Used Solidworks for design of injection molded plastic and sheet metal components.
  • Worked with vendors to obtain high quality and timely delivery of parts.
Stout Medical - Product Engineer (Contractor)
City, STATE, 02/2010 - 05/2010
  • Was responsible for the design and development of medical devices and instrumentation for human orthopedic treatment using Solidworks
  • Created prototypes and tested for design reliability.
Globus Medical - Product Engineer
City, STATE, 11/2006 - 09/2009
  • Conceptualized medical devices and instrumentation used in the human spine using Pro/Engineer. Co-Inventor novel spinal fixation device - Patent applied. Coordinated and performed design FMEA, DFM techniques and risk analysis for designs. Performed and coordinated verification and validation activities including testing to ASTM, ISO 13485 development and manufacturing processes Coordinated efforts with in-house prototype shop and outside vendors to ensure designs meet specifications integrating biocompatible materials Maintained design history files of assigned projects as required for US FDA 510k submissions Supported cross functional teams as product design reviewer.
Lutron Electronics - Product Designer / Project Coordinator
City, STATE, 02/2000 - 11/2006
  • Designed and developed consumer lighting controls, and components using Pro/E software for the aesthetic design of sheet metal, stamped metal, polymers, elastomers, and cast metal products from concepts.
  • Designed assemblies and components for motorized window shade systems working closely with vendors, customers to provide product within prescribed time constraints, cost forecasts and quality standards.
  • Provided supervision and guidance to production personnel for product development launches through product release.
  • Successfully coordinated engineering, fabrication, and delivery of $4.5M motorized window shade project.
Quad Systems - Senior Project Designer / Project Coordinator
City, STATE, 03/1997 - 02/2000
  • Provided mechanical engineering design support for company product specials group creating peripheral devices per customer requirements and concepts Performed and coordinated product test verifications for ASTM and SAE testing protocols Responsibilities included developing and testing mechanisms and peripheral devices to assist with company standard product offering using AutoCAD and Pro/E to deliver product documentation Worked closely with customers, sales, application engineering and sustaining engineering Successfully managed efforts of company internal and outside resources to deliver products in a timely and cost efficient manner.
Stabilus, GmbH - Product Designer
City, STATE, 02/1990 - 03/1997
  • Designed, developed, drafted and maintained documentation necessary for the creation of gas spring related products for commercial, medical and automotive products using metals, polymers, elastomeric, materials Engineering liaison for manufacturing, marketing and sales Utilized AutoCAD in designs in areas stamped metal, plastic injection molded, and metal cast parts Created and maintained bills of material using SAP software Created and maintained product and departmental standards and packaging standards Patents USPTO Application: 20090163960 WIPO WO/2009/067659 Cervical Spine Stabilization System w/ Extendable Plates USPTO Application: 20040129849 | Roller Shade Mounting Bracket With Integrated Landing Board.

United States Air Force


Assembly, AutoCAD, automotive, cost reduction, delivery, product design, product development, documentation, Engineer, functional, ISO, lighting, marketing, materials, mechanical engineering, Excel, MS Office, Power point, window, Word, novel, packaging, PDM, personnel, processes, Project Management, protocols, quality, risk analysis, sales, SAP, Solidworks, supervision, System w, transportation, validation

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School Attended

  • Villanova University
  • Montgomery County Community College
  • Philadelphia Community College

Job Titles Held:

  • Sustaining Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Design Applications Engineer (Contractor)
  • Design Engineer (Contractor)
  • Product Engineer (Contractor)
  • Product Engineer
  • Product Designer / Project Coordinator
  • Senior Project Designer / Project Coordinator
  • Product Designer


  • Completed - Project Management Certificate Program
  • AAS
  • Attended

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