Mar 2015 - Present (6 years 7 months)
I help Finisar with their mechanical design needs as a contractor, which includes improving the design of current assembly jigs/fixtures and updating engineering drawings to reflect design changes.
Product Design Engineer
San Carlos, CA
Nov 2014 - Present (6 years 11 months)
I make 3D CAD models for prototyping, concept exploration and engineering analysis; help build and develop functional prototypes; reverse engineer things, market research, strategize, and pretty much whatever it takes to keep the product moving forward.
Products I've worked/(am working) on include:
— Raindrop Box (www.raindropbox.com)
— Marathon Laundry (www.marathonlaundry.com)
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2013 - Apr 2014 (1 year)
I was involved in numerous projects, with a major one being driving the execution of compliance initiatives and corrective actions across several departments which included engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, and EHS (Environment Health & Safety).
— Verified, reviewed, and redlined engineering drawings, schematics, and procedure documentation;
— Supervised teams of contractors to ensure the on-time completion of critical projects during the annual facility-wide shutdown;
— Investigated safety incidents, and by applying various problem-solving methodologies, identified the root-cause and proposed appropriate corrective actions;
— Evaluated the impact of critical equipment that was found to be out of tolerance on the quality of product and validated state of the system;
— Monitored the Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions from the Alcohol Recovery Distillation System, and handled the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) data for critical plant equipment.
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2013 - Apr 2013 (3 months)
I deeply researched and analyzed competitors' technologies to identify potential patent infringements.
2005 - 2013 (8 years)
I've been doing graphic and logo design for close to 10 years now, during which I've had the pleasure of working with some great people and projects. I used to frequently compete on the now popular 99designs.com in its early days as a forum. You can see some of my older work here: https://99designs.com/people/salahuddin/