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.
Sustaining Engineer, 08/2013
to 12/2014 Stanley Healthcare Solutions – Allentown,
Serve as remote liaison for production of medical carts and cabinets Responsible for providing costing, cost reduction, mitigation of adverse product issues Work 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.
Design Engineer, 09/2011
to 08/2013 ESW Group – Montgomeryville,
Responsibilities included design and production support for aftermarket diesel catalytic converters.
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.
Design Applications Engineer Contractor, 03/2011
to 09/2011 International Battery – Allentown,
Responsible for responding to requests for quotations for large format battery storage systems for the alternative energy, military, transportation markets using Solidworks 2011.
Responsible for creating factory accepting testing documentation and follow-through.
Design Engineer (Contractor), 08/2010
to 01/2011 MEI Mars Electronics Inc – West Chester,
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.
Product Engineer (Contractor), 03/2010
to 06/2010 Stout Medical – Perkasie,
Was responsible for the design and development of medical devices and instrumentation for human orthopedic treatment using Solidworks software.
Created prototypes and tested for design reliability.
Product Engineer, 01/2006
to 01/2009 Globus Medical – Audubon,
Was responsible for the conception design, development of medical devices and instrumentation used in the human spine using Pro/E software, Co-Inventor novel spinal fixation device - Patent applied Responsible for 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.
Product Designer / Project Coordinator, 01/2000
to 01/2006 Lutron Electronics – Coopersburg,
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.
Senior Project Designer / Project Coordinator, 01/1997
to 01/2000 Quad Systems – Willow Grove,
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.
Product Designer, 01/1990
to 01/1997 Stabilus, GmbH – Colmar,
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
AAS: Mechanical Engineering and Design,
1 1987 Montgomery County Community College - Blue Bell,
PA Mechanical Engineering and Design
Building Construction Technology,
1 1982 Philadelphia Community College - Philadelphia,
PA Building Construction Technology