JoshuaDixon
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About

Experienced structural mechanical design engineer in the aerospace and defense industry. Product development experience. Created cutting-edge designs that meet deadlines, budget restrictions, and product specifications. Using CAD technology, conducted simulation, modeling, and analysis of structural components. Able to produce accurate mechanical engineering drawings and designs based on system engineering requirements.

Experience

  • Principal Mechanical Engineer Northrop Grumman · Full-time Feb 2017 – Present 3 yrs 10 mos Melbourne, FL, United States NGAS Advance Programs
    • Structural design technical lead. Lead team of structural design engineers to design and release structural components for an aircraft. Lead responsibilities include design review for all designs & drawings, day to day tasking and mentoring. Created conceptual design layouts, released engineering data and provided product support during installation. Engineering consisted of metallic machined parts and composite structures to be incorporated to the structure of the aircraft. Responsibilities consisted of ensuring all structural designs met program milestones, ease of installation, and maintaining aircraft fatigue and damage tolerance characteristics.
    Integrated large antenna and radar payloads into aircraft primary structure with flawless execution.
    • Designed and created 3D model based definition (MBD) of primary and secondary aircraft structure and creating drawings for metallic (machinings) and composite detail parts and assemblies. 3D released parts with PMI and GD&T incorporated at detail level of design. Created and released 3D PMI for large installations and assemblies. Machined parts consist of bulkheads, frames, keels, straps, gussets etc. Created composite detail parts using Fibersim in Siemens NX. Composite parts consist of laminate skins and core stiffened skins.
  • Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Engineering Services Contract - Kennedy Space Center - NASA · Full-time Oct 2016 – Feb 2017 4 mos Cape Canaveral, FL, United States Handling & Access Mechanical Design Engineer at Kennedy Space Center for NASA. Provide technical support for the design, development and implementation of ground support equipment for the next generation Space Launch System Mobile Launcher. All designs were incorporated using Modular Product Architecture and Model Based Definition dimensions, notes and symbols using Creo Parametric. Design of structural framework assemblies using PRO AFX structural design module. All structural analysis performed using hand calculations or Creo Simulate.
  • Mechanical Engineeer Lockheed Martin · Full-time Mar 2013 – Oct 2016 3 yrs 7 mos Cape Canaveral, FL, United States Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS)
    • Lead mechanical design engineer on F-35 JSF maintenance trainer structure assembly. Performed FEA analysis to ensure compliance with factor of safety and load requirements. Mechanical design includes components for the arresting hook bay & weapon bay structure. Incorporate GD&T for MBD (Model Based Definition). Calculated tolerance stack up to ensure components fit and function in system. Coordinated all aspects of production, including selection of manufacturing methods, fabrication and operation of product designs. Over saw and approved all mechanical design drawings.

    • Lead design engineer on steel structure support/tool frames. Performed static FEA analysis on
    support/tool frames. Frames designed to support dynamic loads during transportation and static loads during installation and assembly. Created assembly plan and procedure to assemble F-35 landing gear maintenance trainer at customer facility. Structural frames include jacking systems with critical positioning interface components.

    Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (SSC)
    • Research, develop, and design mechanical ground support equipment used on OHIO class submarines for the Fleet Ballistic Missiles (FBM) program. Designed metallic ancillary equipment used to support Missile Service Unit integration with OHIO class submarine. Metallic components designed and analyzed to meet factor of safety and load requirements. All parts designed to meet harsh marine environments. Presented in preliminary and critical design reviews.
  • Mechancial Design Engineer Metters Inc · Full-time Oct 2011 – Mar 2013 1 yrs 5 mos Orlando, FL, United States • Lead engineer on the T700 Turbine Engine Maintenance Trainer for the AH-64 Apache Helicopter. Trainer designed to interface with AH-64 Apache Helicopter. Engineered and designed various remove and replace parts, hardware and mechanical/electronic assemblies. All components are designed to rotate and function using shafts, bearings, gears and other mechanical mechanisms to support engine trainer functionality and fidelity requirements. Performed mechanical design, drawing creation and analysis using Solidworks.
  • Mechancial Design Engineer Wheeled Coach Inc · Full-time Dec 2010 – Oct 2011 10 mos Orlando, FL, United States Responsible for mechanical details and preparing initial design layouts for ambulance vehicle designs.
    Designed exterior body structural components. Exterior structural body designed to meet road hazard and environmental conditions. Exterior body designed to interface with different car manufacturer chassis. Designed interior cabinets and aluminum body using pro-engineer sheet metal application. All custom layouts provided by the customer & sales engineering team. Interior of ambulance arranged and designed to interface with ambulance enclosure. Coordinated with manufacturing to ensure products were fabricated to engineering design and requirements.

Education

  • University of Central Florida Bach. Of Engineering, Mechanal Engineering 2005 – 2010
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Location

Cocoa, FL, United States