stuartj
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25 years mechanical design experience across a broad range of equipment, which includes:
1. Large machines
2. Packaging machines
3. Various product manipulation and handling mechanisms
4. Micro sized medical products
5. Automated and manual fixtures
6. Inspection gages
7. Stamp dies
8. Plastic injection molds
9. Metal castings
10. Structural
Highly skilled in geometric tolerancing and limits-and-fits.

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Experience

  • Senior Mechanical Designer Senior Mechanical Design LLC · Self-employed Oct 2021 – Present 10 mos Edina, MN, United States SolidWorks Cad.
    • Design modeled elevator guards
    • Design modeled and detailed the AMC/USG Westlake Ohio Sigma 25,000 Thermal
    Oxidizer.
  • Senior Mechanical Designer Universal Engineering Services · Full-time Jul 2019 – Oct 2020 1 yrs 3 mos Saint Paul, MN, United States 3rd Term – SolidWorks Cad.
    • Sandvik Mining's blast hole drill rigs.
    • Dynamis Power Solutions mobile gas turbine power systems.
    • Featherlite trailer access doors and hatches.
  • Senior Mechanical Designer Aero Systems Engineering Inc. · Full-time Jul 2018 – Mar 2019 8 mos Saint Paul, MN, United States Inventor Cad.
    • Supported their jet engine test cell adaptors and thrust stands.
    • Worked on the design of various mechanical systems involving air, fuel, engine wash, and oil.
    • Researched and enabled implementation of EN (European Norm) standards for special piping and fluid handling systems.
  • Contract Senior Mechanical Designer AP Engineering Services · Full-time Aug 2016 – Jul 2018 1 yrs 11 mos Saint Paul, MN, United States • In House – SolidWorks Cad. Designed a series of line drive stations on a heat melt machine. Re-designed a product load station and designed a lift and transport hoist. Designed an Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) protection container.
    • Client – Boston Scientific – Arden Hills, MN. – SolidWorks Cad. Designed quick turn prototypes of micro sized medical products. Designed prototype implantable structural heart products, and catheters and the required processing fixtures to create them. Created Nitinol forming fixtures for heart valve bodies, plication, and occlusion prototypes.
  • Structural Drafter NOV Hydralift Amclyde · Full-time Jul 2014 – Aug 2016 2 yrs 1 mos Saint Paul, MN, United States NX Cad
    • Design modeled the Vard 900 MT Deep Water Lowering Crane, a ship mounted pedestal crane with a 24-foot slew bearing, 5 1/2” diameter wire rope, and subsea capacity to 3600 meters in depth. Design modeled then detailed all major features for approximately 90% of the project.
    • Assisted in design modeling and detailing of a J-Lay system that lays pipe on the sea floor.
    • Design modeled the Tub, Column, and Turntable for a model 78 crane. A ship mounted 5000 MT heavy lift crane which rotates in a diameter of 78 feet.
    • Achieved a leadership role in GD&T and overall descriptive drawing practices, which aids manufacturing.
    • Was hired to direct employment, from a contract position, during a massive office layoff.
  • Contract Mechanical Designer MDS Staffing · Full-time May 2013 – Mar 2014 10 mos Saint Anthony, MN, United States Client – E.F. Engineering – Bloomington, MN. – SolidWorks Cad.
    • Design work on a 48” dia. rotary vertical load cartoner.
    • Designed a six-station pincer loading arm for stack-and-push of plastic cups; a 10 ft. food grade serpentine conveyor; a 6 ft. elevator platform that indexes incrementally; a 3-pick
    open and place swing arm; a 12 ft. infeed conveyor with reject station and escapements, and a few various product manipulation mechanisms.
    • Redesigned several pick-and-place placers to accommodate different products and size variations of the same product. Upgraded the placer model assemblies and standard assembly drawings.
    • Reworked and upgraded the entire model of a continuous motion standard cartoner, rearranging the model assemblies and sub-assemblies to a more clarifying and functional condition. Upgraded all assembly drawings of the standard cartoner.
    • Organized the company components library and adjusted SolidWorks Toolbox to accommodate use and bill of material requirements.
  • Mechanical Designer Universal Engineering Services · Full-time Apr 2012 – May 2013 1 yrs 1 mos Oakdale, MN, United States 2nd term, SolidWorks Cad
    • Designed frame, turret, deck platform, and outriggers on 50-ton capacity rubber tracked crane, from sketches provided by the project engineer. Adjusted as directed by the project
    engineer and FEA. Developed all drawing assemblies and details.
    • Designed counter-weight oil drilling rig platform from sketches provided by the project engineer. Developed all drawing assemblies and details.
    • Redesigned outriggers for on-road wheeled crane.
    • Designed components of large 42” pipe gripping claw for underground gas pipes.
    • Assisted all staff with SolidWorks techniques as needed.
  • Contract Mechanical Designer Dacon Engineering and Service Company · Full-time May 1999 – Jan 2002 2 yrs 8 mos St. Louis Park, MN, United States 2nd term.
    • Client – Industrial Tool Inc. – New Hope, MN. – SolidWorks Cad. Designed manual and automated gun drilled hydraulic fixtures for the automotive industry.
    • Client – Remmele Engineering – St. Paul, MN. – SolidWorks Cad. Designed pallet infeed for continuous motion machine.
    • Client – Universal Engineering Services – Oakdale, MN. – 1st term – Cadra Cad. Designed mast, riggings, and a 500,000 lb. counter-weight system for a large crawler crane. Co-designed truck mounted telescoping conveyor with engineer.
  • Carton Packaging Machine Designer Thiele Technologies · Full-time May 1995 – Apr 1999 3 yrs 11 mos Edina, MN, United States 3rd term. HP ME-10 Cad.
    • Worked in machine conversions, enabling existing customers to convert their existing machine to run an entirely different product.
    • Received project from department manager and traveled to customer site to collect on-site as-is information. Provided information to department manager for final bid, and if bid is
    accepted, have machine shipped back to our facility for conversion.
    • Designed all new stations and components for the conversion. Designed interface of new machine stations and components to existing machine. Develop all assembly and detail drawings for engineering release and supervised the fabrication and shop assembly of the converted machine.
  • Machine and Tooling Designer Superior Tool · Full-time Mar 1991 – May 1995 4 yrs 2 mos Maple Grove, MN, United States 2nd term. Cadra Cad.
    • Concept and design of special machines, including feeder bowls and cams.
    • Design of automated and manual fixtures, and inspection gages for the computer and medical industries.
    • Designed stamp dies for sheet metal parts.
    • Designed molds for injection and blow molded plastic parts.
  • Contract Mechanical Designer/Drafter Dacon Engineering and Service Company · Full-time May 1987 – Mar 1991 3 yrs 10 mos St. Louis Park, MN, United States 1st term.
    • Client – Tetra Pak – Minneapolis, MN – Professional Cadam Cad. Design and detailing of dairy product filling machine drives and components.
    • Client – TL Systems, Inc. – Brooklyn Park, MN – Anvil 5000 Cad. Design and detailing of automated pharmaceutical liquid filling machine drives and components, including robotics and conveyors.
    • Client – Thiele Technologies – Edina, MN. – 2nd term. Layout detail and assembly drawings for carton packaging machine drives, weldments, and sheet metal enclosures.
    • Client – Pamco Inc. – Plymouth, MN. Layout detail and assembly drawings for special machines.
    • Client – Superior Tool, Inc. – Maple Grove, MN. – 1st term – Cadra Cad. Design and detail of a special automated machine that put a nut on an arbor and molded a lead terminal to the nut.
    • Client – Thiele Technologies – Edina, MN. – 1st term. Layout detail and assembly drawings for carton packaging machine drives, weldments, and sheet metal enclosures.
    • Client – Pako Corporation – Minneapolis, MN. Prepare assembly and detail drawings for film processing machines.
    • Client – Donaldson Company, Inc – Bloomington, MN. Prepare assembly and detail drawings for air filtration systems.
  • Mechanical Drafter Food Engineering Inc. · Full-time Aug 1986 – Mar 1987 7 mos Plymouth, MN, United States Prepare assembly and detail drawings for food drying machines and vibratory conveyors.

Education

  • Normandale Community College N/A, Fundamentals of Physics 1995 – 1996 Dates are approximate.
  • North Hennepin Community College N/A, Calculus I through IV 1992 – 1994 Dates are approximate.
  • Minneapolis Drafting School Associate Degree, Advanced Mechanical-Electronic Design 1985 – 1986