Alan Cartier
Global rank:
2,413 / 34,221
Skill pts: 10

About

I have been working in mechanical design and engineering for over 15 years. I have experience in a variety of manufacturing disciplines, commercial restaurant equipment to pharmaceuticals. I have created high precision designs for one off job shop projects to high speed automation equipment repair and improvements. I have worked with a wide variety of 2D and 3D CAD systems and can quickly become familiar with new systems. Whatever your needs are I can work with you. We can work together to turn an idea you have into models, engineering drawings, BOM and assembly instructions ready for fabrication. I can collaborate with your existing engineering department to complete models and drawings to meet your deadlines.

Experience

  • Mechanical Designer II Elkay Manufacturing · Jul 2017 – May 2019 1 yrs 10 mos Spokane, WA, USA Responsible to take upstream design documents to produce drawers and plans for manufacturing. Project lead and trainer for template redesign for consistency and capacity improvement resulting in a 15%-time reduction. Streamlined data entry and drafting process to create consistency and robust design on large projects resulted in higher quality products and customer satisfaction. Developed a quality control system for ensuring all the information received and sent out was accurate.
  • Mechanical Designer Design Source Solutions · Apr 2017 – Jul 2017 3 mos Spokane, Washington, USA Mechanical consultant for highly confidential projects to handle intellectual property discretely and bring in innovative solutions.
    Designed and created manufacturing prototypes for complex and highly technical projects.
    In collaboration with a small team supported a highly confidential technical project for a leading entertainment company.
    Worked in a variety of capacities with cross-functional project teams to ensure completion by deadlines.
  • Mechanical Designer Berg Manufacturing · Oct 2014 – Feb 2017 2 yrs 4 mos Spokane, WA, USA Designed and created multi-functional military shelter equipment including: billeting, field maintenance and administrative offices.
    Created prototype designs for all new products and systems.
    Created a significant process improvement in the manufacturing of sheet metal fabrication to installation for the quality and safety of a protective cover for high voltage power.
    Created Bill of Materials (BOM) and assembly instructions new systems and products, including expandable walkway, self-contained sanitary sink for field kitchen.
    Developing and integrating new parts and systems into modular shelters.
    Preformed quality inspecting and testing for all products.
    Researched and acquired systems, appliances, and materials to meet customer design specifications.
  • Engineering Technologist Jubilant HollisterStier · Aug 2010 – Oct 2014 4 yrs 2 mos Spokane, WA, USA Executed the data transfer and system training of plant maintenance system to SAP maintenance module. Partnered with a diverse set of colleagues to support the following aspects of the FDA regulated manufacturing environment: new technologies to enhance efficiency, machine improvements and maintenance, and over all company fitness.
    Successfully redesigned the environmental monitoring equipment and facility wide implementation in response to FDA 483.
    Maintaining compliance with FDA regulations and assisting with audits
    Designing and executing manufacturing process improvement goals with project teams focusing on areas of capacity improvement, quality control and efficiency.
    Lead the implementation of a CMM to improve the quality and cost of parts.
    Successfully trouble-shooted and solved manufacturing machine issues.
    Implemented a version control software SolidWorks PDM and transferring data
    Processing and converting maintenance system date to SAP Maintenance Module*Intern
    Creating and processing work orders, purchase orders, and equipment requisitions*
    Designing and implementing improved storage systems and procedures
    Designing and drafting parts and systems for equipment and facilities using SolidWorks
  • Motor Technician RAM Industrial Services · Apr 2007 – Feb 2009 1 yrs 10 mos Camp Hill, PA, USA Rebuilding and rewinding traction DC motors.
    Completed and audited inspection and assembly procedure forms for quality control.
    Performed mechanical inspections, bearing journals and races to 0.0005 in.
    Performed electrical testing including megohmmeter, high potential insulation test, resistance, voltage and amperage during motor test runs.
  • Branch Manager CollegeWorks Painting · Aug 2004 – Jan 2007 2 yrs 5 mos Philadelphia, PA, USA Managed all aspects of the local branch of residential house painting including: outside sales, marketing, customer service, crew members, client relationships and estimating and analyzing costs.
    Maintained all aspects of customer service directly with clients
    Managed multiple painting crews on multiple job sites
    Estimated and analyzed costs of materials and labor

Education

  • Spokane Community College AS Degree, Physical Science 2009 – 2011
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Location

Spokane, WA, United States