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About

I am a mechanical design engineer. I specialize in mold and tooling design, as well as prototype design and iteration. I have a degree in manufacturing engineering, with a focus in plastics and composites engineering.
I have hands-on experience as a composites technician that allows me to intimately understand tool design from the design, manufacturing, and end-use sides. I understand tooling applications for casting, one and two-half molds, rtm, and injection molding.

I enjoy modeling creative design solutions for unique problems and applications. I have capabilities to run stress analysis from simple load applications, to thermal simulations, as well as flow characteristics.

I understand the applications and limitations of 3D printing and how to design parts for printing, as well as recommending the ideal manufacturing environment and orientation for the part’s end-use.

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Experience

  • Manufacturing and Design Engineer Mission Critical Composites · Full-time Jun 2022 – Present 8 mos Huntington Beach, CA, United States Trained in ISO 9000 and AS9100 practices Developed criteria and procedures for NDI of critical space-flight components

    Worked with shop technicians to improve manufacturing and post-cure processing of composite products

    Created MWI's to develop standards for inspection and development of standardized test panels

    Improved engineering efficiency through procurement of needed kitting and nesting software
  • Composites Manufacturing Engineer Karem Aircraft · Full-time Oct 2021 – Apr 2022 6 mos Lake Forest, CA, United States Utilized CATIA Surfacing (GSD) and Composites workbenches to develop laminate schedules, ply tables, kitting DXFs and ply books

    Created detailed work orders for prepreg laminations and dry fiber infusions

    Designed and printed cutting jigs for mandrel modifications and prototype molds

    Assisted in development of R&D tools to improve technician efficiency during complex operations
  • Composite Technician Spinlaunch · Full-time Jul 2018 – Sep 2021 3 yrs 2 mos Long Beach, CA, United States Used Solidworks to develop custom designs for use in manufacturing, research, and development

    Created engineering drawings for ease of manufacture

    Designed collapsible mandrels to manufacture hollow structures via the filament winding process Independently designed, then manufactured a mobile heavy duty lifting system for loading composite parts into the curing oven

Education

  • Western Washington University Plastics & Composites Engineering, Eng. Mechanical 2013 – 2018 BS Plastics and Composites Engineering, minor Materials Science

    Practical and theoretical experience in tooling and mold design
    Designed and 3D Printed components for WWU's robotics team for use in their ROV competitions

    Designed, tested, and analyzed specimens used to characterize and optimize WWU's high-temperature 3D Printer

Licenses & Certifications

  • CSWA Dassault Systèmes Sep 2021 – Present