jwags818
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About

I began my career as a journeyman machinist working for the most successful and highly respected job shop in my area. From manual milling and turning through CNC programming and successful machine shop management I gained a solid foundation in manufacturing methods and best practices.
I began my engineering career specializing in fixturing and tooling supporting foundrys and machine shops. And began what would come to dominate my experience as a machine and product designer. Leveraging my strong manufacturing background I went to work for a semiconductor tooling manufacturer. Over a 15 year period I designed our companies entire product line that included best in class etching performance, most efficient exhaust usage through CFD modeling and many unique solutions to some of the industries most difficult problems.
I moved into automated machine design dominating most of my time and had the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest engineers in the industry.
I believe my wide range of skills and experience combined with a natural ability has made me into a leading designer with an outside the box approach to difficult problems and ability to produce parts that cost less to manufacture and work the first time. Exceeding expectations and delivering on time.

Experience

  • Sr Design Engineer MEI, LLC · Full-time Jan 2005 – Oct 2015 10 yrs 9 mos Albany, OR, United States Concepted and designed MEI’s entire wet process product line over 6-8 year period.
    Complete electro-mechanical systems.
    Solved complex problems with limited material types allowed.
    Used CFD to create the most exhaust efficient semiconductor tools in the industry.
    Designed modular Chemical blending and delivery systems.
    Designed all robotic systems that set new stds for MTBF.
    Designed complete field retrofit packages.
    Designed industry leading etch performance resulting in multiple patents.
  • Mechanical Engineer Jamco Engineering · Full-time Aug 2003 – Dec 2004 1 yrs 4 mos Cottage Grove, OR, United States I designed custom radiography equipment for labs and research centers as well as airport security scanners.
    I worked closely with the company owner who is one of the best and most talented machine designer I have ever known.
  • Machine Shop Manager MEI, LLC · Full-time Aug 2000 – Aug 2003 3 yrs Albany, OR, United States I managed a small job shop that specialized in supporting the semiconductor and investment casting industry. I also did the tooling and fixturing design and was profitable from the first month thru every successive month I was there.
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Location

Sherwood, OR, United States