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QUALIFICATION SUMMARY

Solid technical credentials. Extensive product development experience. Bills of materials,
material specification, ASME Y14 drawing standards, GD&T, and tolerance stack-up analysis.

Expert draftsman with over 30 years experience in 2D and 3D computer-aided design and
configuration management. Proficient with AutoCAD, Solidworks, and Agile PLM.

Expertise in electronic packaging, conduction cooling and thermal analysis, wiring and cable harness routing, vibration isolation, and environmental testing for regulatory compliance.

Working knowledge of machining, die casting, sheet metal stamping and press brake forming, welding, extrusions, injection-molding, thermoforming, water-jet and laser cutting, 3D printing.

Work independently or with teams of engineers and other disciplines. Excellent failure investigation, technical writing & presentation, and both oral and written communication skills.

Licensed professional engineer (Colorado PE-27584). Captain, college varsity rifle team. Experienced sailing instructor. Veteran U.S. Navy salvage diver (Honorable Discharge).

Experience

  • Mechanical Design Engineer Ball Aerospace · Full-time Sep 2019 – Present 4 yrs 10 mos Broomfield, CO, United States Solidworks mechanical design of spacecraft fixtures and structural bus and payload mockups to support routing of cable harnesses and verification of LRU installation.

    Drafting of 2D shop fabrication drawings. Drawing package and BOM release management of parts and assemblies within a structured PDM and configuration management system.
  • Mechanical Design Engineer FreeWave Technologies, Inc. · Full-time May 2014 – Jun 2019 5 yrs 1 mos Boulder, CO, United States Mechanical packaging of rugged wireless radios for remote industrial applications including oil field equipment monitoring and maintenance, precision agriculture, and trenches utility installation.

    Detailed design and configuration management of die-cast enclosures and injection-molded plastic parts, PCB layout, and failure mode effects analysis (FMEA) of assembly operations.

    Characterize thermal resistance of critical components. Provide installation-specific solutions for embedded applications. Specify thermal interface materials with tolerance stack analysis.

    Evaluate strength and optimize the design of custom components. Establish torque limits for threaded fasteners and draft assembly instructions for PCBs and complete products.
  • Mechanical Design Engineer Gogo LLC · Full-time Jul 2004 – May 2014 9 yrs 10 mos Broomfield, CO, United States Revolutionized the company product line with patented processor packaging, reducing product weight & footprint by managing higher thermal power densities.

    Introduced low-friction additives to the injection-molding process to improve part ejection.
    Used GD&T to reduce production fallout of handset cradle spring plates due to tight tolerances.

    Developed CFD-based install guidelines for forced-convection cooled electronics in cabin areas challenged by audible noise limits & airflow restrictions.
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Joined: February 4, 2023

Last seen: February 4, 2023

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