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About

Proficient and creative mechanical designer with solid experience, 25+ years, in new product design from conception to production.
▪ Senior Mechanical Designer in new product design for mass manufacturing in global environment adhering to industry standards: UL, IEC, ANSI, ISO, NEMA, NEC, NFPA.
▪ Expert in 3D model and 2D drawing creation and maintenance using ISO and ASME drafting and GD&T standards.
▪ Proficient in using PTC Windchill Product Lifecycle Management software.
▪ Extensive experience in PTC 3D Parametric Creo utilizing modules in sheet metal, Mechanism, and Simulate (FEA).
▪ Strong knowledge and experience with SolidWorks creating large assemblies, sheet metal parts, machined parts, injection molded and cast parts.
▪ Strong experience with mechanism design and analysis, complex and large assembly creation and maintenance, statistical tolerance analysis for design optimization and cost savings.
▪ Expert design skills creating and modifying parts using various manufacturing technologies such as thermoplastic and thermoset molding, metal casting, sheet metal, machining, forging, and 3D printing.
Technical Proficiencies
✔ Solid & Parametric Modeling using SolidWorks, Inventor, PTC Parametric Creo, CADDS5, Alibre Design
✔ Simulation and Analytical modeling using TolAnalyst, Tolerance Manager, Creo Mechanism, Creo Simulate, Excel
✔ Presentations using Word, PowerPoint, KeyShot (Photo Rendering and animation)
Patents
✔ Compact three-hole lug, Issued Jun 24, 2014 US(hidden)
✔ Snap-in shutter system for rack out circuit breakers, Issued Jul 18, 2017 US(hidden)B2

3D Models

Experience

  • Lead Designer Kinze Mfg · Full-time Jul 2018 – Present 4 yrs 2 mos Williamsburg, IA, United States Maintain and create product engineering documentation, such as 3D models, assemblies, bills of material. Lead in design projects working in cross functional groups including Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Quality, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Purchasing. Provide technical engineering expertise such as tolerance analysis.
    Lead Designer for major projects including Grain Cart and Planter which required transferring prototypes to production including tracking of parts and assemblies. Used Inventor and SolidWorks for CAD.
  • Senior ElectroMechanical Designer SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC · Full-time Jan 2000 – Jul 2018 18 yrs 6 mos Cedar Rapids, IA, United States Design, improve, and maintain product engineering documentation, such as 3D models, assemblies, bills of material. Development of new product utilizing prototyping and testing as needed. Working in cross functional groups including Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Quality, Marketing, Sales, Manufacturing, Purchasing. Assist in managing projects. Assist in solving design and manufacturing issues.

Education

  • Missouri State University BS, Mechanical Engineering Design, 3.58 1997 – 1999 Activities and Societies: American Design Drafting Association Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Design, Cum Laude
    Mechanical Engineering Design.