Mechanical Design Engineer
A mechanical design engineer with 20 years' experience in product development, quality assurance and manufacturing processes for manufacturers with commercial and military clients.
A high energy, self-motivated professional in search of a technical challenge to achieve optimum product design and greatest product profitability.
Software: Pro/ENGINEER (Wildfire), AutoCAD, Word, Excel and Power Point
Zebra Technologies, Warwick, Rhode Island 2003-2007
A $750 million thermal printer manufacturer
Mechanical Designer III
- Reduced manufacturing costs by developing a more robust flip module mechanism with cost savings of $40 per unit for a total overall production savings of 42%.
- Increased consumable profits by 25% by decreasing component part quantities, achieving a $14 per unit production savings.
- Provided sustaining engineering and new product design to the mechanical engineering team.
- Selected mechanical and electrical purchased components that met design specifications.
- Investigated problems, found root causes and recommended solutions.
Summit Technical, Warwick, Rhode Island 2002-2003
Design Engineer (3-6 month contract), Zebra Technologies, Wakefield, Rhode Island
- Responsible for the design and release to production of a new thermal printer with cost savings of $1.75 per product for 2,500 units.
- Successfully achieved product schedules and associated milestones.
- Provided engineering support to the Production, Manufacturing and Purchasing Departments.
- Proficient in sheet metal design.
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, Bristol, Rhode Island 1997-2002
A subsidiary of the French industry leader in the development of high engineering polymer plastic
- Generated and maintained product development drawings and documents.
- Created basic Pro/E drawing standards for use within the company.
- Developed and implemented a part numbering system for product development drawings.
- Designed (MUD) molds for the development of prototype thrust and seal bearings with the use of Pro/MOLDESIGN.
- Fabricated metal stamping dies used to produce prototype piston cups, vacuum and dust seals.
- Designed an extrusion brake for use on the production of 1/2" extruded rod (design included using a hydraulic cylinder).
- Participated in the certification for QS-9000. Wrote work instructions for the basic creation of Pro/E drawings, assemblies, solid parts, document and data control practices, as well as how to assign and log product development drawing numbers.
Hasbro Inc., Pawtucket, Rhode Island 1989-1997
A Fortune 500 toy manufacturer with annual sales of $3 billion
Managed complete product development from concept to market of activity toys for Draw & Design and Make & Play Toys.
- Designed an innovative plastic punch and die set that made a breakout from previously metal-only designs, leading to savings of $1.25 per product for 250,000 units.
- Met or exceeded the schedule on all assigned products.
- Participated on a team as design engineer with representatives from Marketing and R&D to create and introduce a new brand. Achieved sales of $15 million in the first year.
- Employed new approaches in sending detail drawings electronically to the Asia Pacific Rim and Mexico for production of injection molding machinery. Saved weeks off schedules.
- Collaborated with Marketing on value engineering, resulting in cost reductions of existing products for greater profitability.
Served as the key person reporting to the Project Engineer responsible for individual part design of boys' action toys based on the Project Engineer's layout drawing.
- Produced reliable products within schedule and in a cost effective way.
- Designed for safety and reliability.
- Provided detail drawings to the Model Shop for proving models.
- Identified problem areas.
Isotronics Inc., New Bedford, Massachusetts 1987-1989
A high technology design house providing components to the defense industry
Designed new and unique products for government defense contracts.
- Pioneered the use of Compaq's Personal Designer, a Computer Aided Drafting software, drawing new proposal designs for quoting and feasibility purposes.
- Designed carbon mold fixtures used in the manufacture of hybrid circuits.
- Reviewed design proposals and researched parts previously manufactured to find the closest match, resulting in a more cost effective product.
- Provided troubleshooting on manufacturing problems.
Rand Technologies, Wayland, Massachusetts
Pro/Engineering User Assessment Certification, 1997
Training included Basic Part I & II, Advanced Part Design, Advanced Assembly Design, Surface Design and Production Drawings.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts
Successfully completed one semester of Science of Plastics Material, 1997.
Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island
Successfully completed and received the certificate for training on AutoCad, 1992.
Hall Institute, Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCad Software), 1987
Mechanical Drafting Technology Program, 1983-1984
Completed studies in precision dimensioning, auxiliary & sectional views, gears & cams, developments & intersections, pictorials, fasteners and production drawings.