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Mechanical Designer/Industrial Designer
Simi Valley, CA
Simi Valley, CA
Skills SolidWorks CAD, Machining, Welding, Rapid Prototyping, Custom Fabrication, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electronic and Radio Control. Custom prototypes and parts using Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass, Woodworking, and Sewing. Project and Production Management.
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Jim Greenall Seeking employment to utilize SolidWorks design skills and inventive thinking in developing new and exciting state of the art products. • Innovative Mechanical Designer and Fabricator with extensive experience in problem solving, device and mechanism design, prototyping and manufacturing of robotics and mechanical devices. • Work from a concept to the design and development of mechanical systems to meet the needs of the project and work with others to assure on-schedule availability. • Design development and fabrication of animatronic systems, usually for the entertainment industry. Have often operated the finished project for an audience. Skills SolidWorks CAD, Machining, Welding, Rapid Prototyping, Custom Fabrication, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Electronic and Radio Control. Custom prototypes and parts using Carbon Fiber, Kevlar, Fiberglass, Woodworking, and Sewing. Project and Production Management. Employment History Lexington Design & Fabrication, Los Angeles CA Nov 13, 2013 - Feb 28, 2014 Solidworks design for Walt Disney Imagineering Special Effects, Shanghai Disney Resort. Walt Disney Imagineering R&D, Glendale CA 2009 - 2013 Mechanical Designer and Fabricator Flying, Fire Breathing Dragon: Worked In a team to built a 30 foot animatronic fire breathing flying dragon for Walt Disney World’s New Fantasyland, the first certified aircraft built by the Walt Disney Company. Responsible for animatronics design, pneumatics, pilot controls, pyrotechnics and safety components, testing, and vendor relations. Custom components design using Kevlar, carbon fiber, fiberglass, vacuum bagging, woodworking, sewing and rapid prototyping. Documentation using SolidWorks CAD design on assemblies, weldments and structural members. Animal Makers, Inc. Simi Valley, CA Various dates from 1995 - 2009 Mechanical Department Lead, Project & Production Manager and SAG Puppeteer Over 135 jobs total for the film, television and entertainment industry including Lost, The Office, E.R., The Dukes of Hazard: The Beginning, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Gone Fishin’, Scary Movie 2, Texaco and The Bellagio Hotel. The Character Shop, Simi Valley, CA Various dates from 1988 - 2009 Animatronics Mechanical Designer, Fabricator and SAG Puppeteer Many projects for the entertainment industry including Planet 429, Wrigley’s Piñata, Budweiser Frogs, Walt Disney and Hook. Paramount and CBS Studios 1996 - 2003 SAG Puppeteer Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Over 160 episodes as a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Puppeteer of Salem the Cat. Greenall Fabrications, Simi Valley, CA 2001 Animatronics Designer, Mechanical Fabricator and Puppeteer Rico, Our Robot Friend show concept, design, machinist and fabrication of small 12 function radio controlled robot. Alchemy II, Chatsworth, CA 1997 Animatronics Designer and Mechanical Fabricator Teddy Ruxpin repairs, upgrades and retrofit of 4 walk-around character heads including servo control mechanics. Makeup & Effects Laboratories, Inc., North Hollywood, CA 1995 Animatronics Mechanical Designer, Fabricator and SAG Puppeteer Projects for the entertainment industry including Spy Hard, Blockbuster Music and Star Trek Voyager. Creative Presentations, Inc., Valencia, CA 1990 - 1995 Animatronics Mechanical Designer and Fabricator Creating animatronics for the Theme park and entertainment industry on over 20 rides and adventures including Backyard Monsters, Sanrio Puroland, Lotte World, Gardaland, E.T. Adventure, Circus Circus, Treasure Bay, Luxor and M.G.M. Casinos. Safari Animation and Effects, North Hollywood, CA 1991 Animatronics Mechanical Designer and Fabricator Contractor at Walt Disney Imagineering on Splash Mountain, Circlevision and Pirates of the Caribbean for Walt Disney World and Euro Disneyland. Stetson Visual Services, Los Angeles, CA 1991 Machinist and Fabricator Fabrication of custom camera lift for a foreign television commercial. Sequoia Creative, Inc., Valencia, CA 1989 - 1991 Animatronics Mechanical Designer and Fabricator Animatronics for the Theme park and entertainment industry including Kongfrontation, Whales: Giants of the Deep, Star Pod at Walt Disney World, and a Kinetic clock at Yaohan Plaza in L.A. X.F.X., Inc. Sun Valley, CA 1988 - 1989 Plastic Lab Assistant, Production Technician and Puppeteer Creating custom characters for the film The Abyss using plastics, fiber optics, urethane casting. Designed and built storage and shipping crates for N.T.I.s. On set puppeteer. Wizards Inc. 1988 Special Effects Assistant Special effects for the film industry including flying, rigging, rain and pyrotechnics effects. Fabrication of mobile effects shop and trailer. Education and Additional Accomplishments Solidworks certificate, Simi Valley Adult School and Career Institute AutoCAD, Moorpark College Television Production and Art, Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo San Luis Senior High School with 4 years in Industrial Arts Member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG Aftra) 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Eagle Scout