Travis Purcell
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28,055 / 38,415
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I am a mechanical design engineer with 13 years experience using PTC proE Creo. For over a decade I have provided engineering services, 2d/3d cad modeling, drafting, GD&T, research & development, and new product development for large companies like Caterpillar, Komatsu and Oshkosh.
I’ve developed new designs for mining truck cabs which included cab doors, plastic panels, sheet metal components, brackets, ROPS, rubber seals and other cab components. Other designs include suspension components for military vehicles, surface modeling, plastic design, castings, sheet metal design and more.


  • Design Engineer Belcan · Apr 2017 – Mar 2019 1 yrs 11 mos Peoria, IL, USA  Heavy, Medium and Light Tactical Military Vehicles
     Improved quality, speed and efficiency of checking team within first two months.
     Implemented standard practices and policies to comply with TACOM TDP
     Successfully reduced Detailing/Checking process by 45 minutes per drawing.
     Developed new design solutions to improve military vehicle components.
     Performed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for FMTV suspension components.
     Engaged and collaborated with engineers and customers to find engineering solutions
     Converted & remastered models often using surfacing and repairing in data doctor
     Managed and maintained engineering data in Smarteam and Windchill PLM systems
     Provided direction to team members in regards to engineering projects
     Created 3d models and drawings for mechanical and electrical components.
     Improved efficiency and quality for my team by developing Creo mapkeys and config files.
  • Design Engineer Komatsu · Feb 2012 – Jan 2017 4 yrs 11 mos Peoria, IL, USA  Mechanical Engineer – New Product Design / Cab group / Mining division
     Developed and improved the design of mining truck cabs and related components.
     Design improvements focused on improving safety, functionality, cost reduction and more.
     Collaborated with engineers, suppliers, and customers on design and manufacturing.
     Performed Product Research & Development to improve functionality of components.
     Maintained and managed engineering data in Windchill PLM system
     Detailed drawings of piece parts, assemblies, kits, and installation groups
     Created new designs for the following:
    ROPS, cab doors, handles, levers, seals, hinges, plastic panels, seat brackets,
    steering column, hydraulic brake cabinet, brackets, radar & camera system.
  • DCR liaison Caterpillar · Aug 2006 – May 2011 4 yrs 9 mos Peoria, IL, USA  Detailing, Checking, Releasing
     Checked drawings, models, notices, info wrappers and engineering changes.
     Engaged and collaborated with engineers, detailers, and offsite engineering resources to
    coordinate EC’s.
     Reduced time, cost, and increased quality.
     Created markups, info wrappers, 3d solid modeling, 2d drafting, file conversions for use on
    multiple cad operating systems.
     Commonly worked with electrical components, starters, alternators, electrical motors,
    sensors, switches, lighting, joysticks, controls, display units, gauges, ECM’s and more.
     Managed and maintained engineering data in TeamCenter.
     Resource for troubleshooting, engineering standards, process guidance, quality check


  • Carl Sandburg College A.S. Mechanical Design and Drafting 2002 – 2006

Licenses & Certifications

  • GD&T certification Cdi Sep 2006 – Present