DougKvas
Global rank:
5,293 / 25,604
Skill pts: 5
I am an accomplished Mechanical Engineering Technician of over 9 years. Through out my professional career I have worked on a wide variety of things from steel trim for a electrical disconnect box to a distribution trough for an automated casting machine. Having fabrication and machining as a hobby has given me a realistic outlook that I have found to be extremely valuable.

Experience

  • Designer Neils Custom Fabrication and Design Aug 2019 – Present 3 mos Liberty Lake, WA, USA Work with the customer directly to design and manufacture what they present. specifying parts, working through manufacturing issues, visit work site and measure as-built interfaces.
  • Engineering Technician Highwood Global Apr 2019 – Jul 2019 3 mos Spokane, WA, USA Design components of a large machine for the mining and gas industry. Help quoting of projects, create jigs for fabrication, work through manufacturing issues before the parts start into the shop. I also assisted in maintaining the engineering software when needed.
  • Designer 2 Wagstaff Inc May 2011 – Apr 2019 7 yrs 11 mos Spokane Valley, WA, USA Designed components for an automated casting machine for the aluminum industry. I was mostly responsible for large assemblies and their drawings. Some projects required me to lead a small team of Designer/Drafters and participate in status meetings.
  • Designer Burly Products Jul 2010 – May 2011 10 mos Post Falls, ID, USA Managed the design/drawings for production. I would modify things to help improve manufacturability and promote product improvement.

Other experience

  • Judge- FIRST Robotics Challange I volunteer at the regional finals every year (that I can) because I enjoy working with young adults.

Education

  • Spokane Community College Associate of Applied Science, Mechanical Engeneering Technician 2007 – 2010

Licenses & Certifications

  • Fundamentals of Fluid Power University of Minnesota Jan 2018 – Present
  • Certified Solid Works Professional (CSWP) Dassault Systemes Dec 2015 – Present
  • Level 1 GD&T Advanced Dimensional Management LLC Jul 2014 – Present