Technical Writer resume example with 8+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Executive Profile

To use my broad engineering and business experience and further education to help a progressive company create a harmonious balance between business demands, and ethical, social and environmental requirements

A senior full-time position, or as a business, contracts and/or technical consultant, in a company that values broad industry experience and innovative solutions, to aid business expansion and efficiency. Senior mechanical engineer and executive, with broad experience in various high tech industries from successful startups to large industrial and engineering corporations.

Experience covers all aspects of manufacturing, product development, design, stress and thermal analysis, vendor selection, quality assurance, marketing and sales, product support, research and development and field service, of various high tech products in the US and also worldwide.

Skill Highlights
  • Project management
  • Product development
  • Self-motivated
  • Leadership/communication skills
  • Design Development and Test
  • Manufacturing Support
  • Market Analysis
  • Cost Reductions
University of Glasgow Glasgow, Expected in 1966 MS : Aerospace Mechanical Engineering - GPA :

Aerospace Mechanical Engineering

University of McGill Glasgow, Expected in MBA : Marketing and Finance - GPA :

Marketing and Finance

Core Accomplishments
  • New Business Development Joint founder of a high-tech startup company in Burbank with 3 partners, with extensive knowledge in specialized atomic diffusion coatings developed in Aerospace.
  • We successfully applied these coatings to enhance the service life of a wide variety of products in other industries such oil refineries, mining/drilling equipment, aircraft engine components, pumps, nuclear industry fuel rods, steam and land based gas turbines and a variety of other industrial equipment, to clients across the US and abroad.
  • The company was later sold to General Electric.
  • As VP of Engineering and Marketing I developed a sales and marketing strategy which helped launch the company into new and innovative applications which were sufficiently profitable to make the company self financing from the start.
  • Problem Solving Personally investigated a continuing and expensive manufacturing problem in a large aircraft gas turbine company namely Pratt&Whitney Canada, involving a key turbine engine component.
  • Discovered the basic problems causing the situation and resolved them, resulting in an 80% reduction in inventory costs of the turbine component, a savings of over $10million, while meeting all production delivery requirements and greatly improving product quality in the field.
  • Took charge of a project as a business consultant to secure FAA/PMA approval for a commercial aircraft after market product.
  • Project was seriously over budget and 2 years over schedule.
  • Met with the FAA staff in Wichita to work out details and completed extensive paperwork and supervised all the materials and aircraft engine tests required and secured FAA licensing approval for production within 6 months.
  • Reviewed the design of a novel water distillation prototype which proved to be too expensive for its target market and simplified the design, resulting in a small reduction in performance while achieving a 75% reduction in manufacturing costs.
  • Materials Investigation Carried out investigations into creep, low cycle fatigue and high cycle fatigue, stress corrosion cracking inter-granular oxidation, and use of special diffusion coatings of aircraft engine components made of nickel and cobalt based super alloys both conventionally cast and directionally solidified, resulting in new and improved designs and materials selection which were thoroughly tested and released to manufacturing.
  • Innovative Market Forecasting Model After completion of an MBA degree, I transferred from Engineering into Marketing and developed a highly innovative market forecasting model for business jet aircraft and gas turbine engines for Pratt&Whitney which allowed a surprisingly accurate prediction of market size and viability of new aircraft models and their performance.
  • It was so successful it was used by the company for over 25 years.
  • Removal of Barrier to Company Power Enhancement Products Visited and negotiated with EPA staff in North Carolina, to secure a change in emission regulations for land based gas turbines which removed any stops to my company's products to a highly profitable sector of the US electrical power utility markets.
  • Improved Method of Protecting Sensitive Space Equipment in Transport While working on a number of space projects at NASA/JPL I noticed that the shock and vibration equipment used to protect the sensitive electronics and other components was not optimized.
  • Recognizing the large risks involved, I prepared and wrote a detailed Design Specification for the design and manufacture of shock and vibration protection systems for all satellites, radio telescopes, antennas and other sensitive highly expensive Space Program equipment, during surface and air transport to launch sites.
  • Using my specification, analysis of one of the larger Earth Satellites revealed that the safety margins during transport of the shock and vibration platform could be easily increased by more than 300% in all 3 axes at a cost of less than $1,000, which represented a small fraction of the value of the $380 million Satellite.
Professional Experience
Peraton - Technical Writer
Phoenix, AZ, Current -

Product Brochures

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. - Senior Mechanical Engineer
Dannemora, NY, 03/2006 - 03/2011

Tested various components of the recent Mars Rover Curiosity.

Primrose School - Director
Watson, LA, 11/1999 - 05/2003
  • New Product Development And Intellectual Properties.
  • Turbine Metal Technology, Burbank CA -VP Finance and Marketing.
  • Barry Controls, Burbank CA - Manager Design Engineering.
  • Pratt&Whitney, Montreal Canada -Marketing Manager and Project Engineer.

Self Motivated

Problem Solver

Excellent communicator

Additional Information
  • Licensed Mechanical Engineer, State of California

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School Attended

  • University of Glasgow
  • University of McGill

Job Titles Held:

  • Technical Writer
  • Senior Mechanical Engineer
  • Director


  • MS
  • MBA

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