kylek
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About

Upon graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno in the spring of 2006, I had already completed a 2 year internship at International Game Technology to which I started a full time position. I continued to work in the Electronic Game Machine industry for a total of almost 16 years. Prior to working as an engineer for IGT, I acquired an additional 3 years of machine shop and fabrication experience from MTG, Inc in Carson City, NV. To date, I have designed, developed, and tested most aspects of mechanical components, equipment, and machinery. Have applied knowledge of engineering principles to design various other products such as test instruments and controls for internal use. Have been heavily involved in fabrication, operation, installation, and the field repair of electro-mechanical products. To date, I hold patents in the EGM field for reel basket attachment techniques. I am familiar with a large variety of the fields’ concepts, practices, and procedures. Have been required to rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is what our customers can expect.

Experience

  • Mechanical Engineer International Game Technologies (IGT) · Full-time Jun 2004 – Jan 2020 15 yrs 7 mos Reno, NV, United States Designed and developed Electronic Gaming Machine hardware for use in the Casino and Lottery industries. EGMs incorporate various manufacturing processes such as (but not limited to) sheet metal, die cast, vacuum forming, machining, and injection molding. Also managed the specification and quality policy for the conversion of thermal paper into tickets used in EGM payout systems.
  • Apprentice Trainee MTG Inc · Part-time Sep 1999 – Aug 2002 2 yrs 11 mos Carson City, NV, United States Cleaned, maintained, and supported shop equipment and facility. Loaded, unloaded, and quality inspected parts on CNC mills and lathes. Assisted machine operators with finishing of parts. Operated manual lathes, mills, center-less grinders, and surface grinders. Assembled precision metrology devices in clean room type environment.

Education

  • University of Nevada, Reno BS in Mechanical Engineering, Machine Design, 3.5 2001 – 2006 Activities and Societies: ASME

Other experience

  • Medical Research I spent 3 years researching the effects of blood clots in human limbs as a personal interest. This was a segue into hopefully one day working in the DVT detection device field.
  • V-Twin Motor Development Have designed, fabricated, and tested prototype parts for V-Twin motorcycle engines. This has been a personal passion of mine for over 10 years.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Washington State Gaming License Washington State Gaming Commission Jan 2010 – Present See credential
  • Nevada Gaming License Nevada Gaming Commission Jan 2010 – Present See credential