Design Engineer (Consultant)
Jun 2001 - Present (20 years 6 months)
Freelance consulting. Engineering Design of consumer Products
(Contract Services) Project Manager (Contract Manufacturer) * Informal Team Leadership role to bring projects in on time and on schedule. Project schedule, meeting with clients and vendors. Machine Design, Problem Solutions, Concept Generation. Client Liaison Heavy Industrial Machines * Utilized Agile Project Management Software to schedule tasks, prioritize deliverables via fever and Gant charting, and report progress to stakeholders.
Cost Reduction Engineer
Departure due to Downsized/Workforce Reduction * Presented Projects of annual Cost Reduction Proposals of $50,000 to $75,000 annually, (CAD) ProE, Project Management.
Pro Engineer Design of thin walled automotive (on-highway)
(Contract Engineering) - Thermoking applications. Participated in design reviews. Made significant contributions to the improvement of failed plastic parts. Conducted Root Cause evaluations and methodology. Worked within fast paced team to resolve issues with vendors. Evaluated life-cycle test results and created test fixture evaluations of failed components. Generated solutions and brain stormed with other engineers to resolve cracking issues. FMEA, DFMA, DFX. Northern Tool and Equipment Project Management and reporting of scope creep, and deliverable completion. Lead design of new, pump device and scoped project deliverables. Directed meetings with CEO and management team and facilitated change/Improvements. Development of designs on short notice. Solved challenging and difficult mechanical problems and issues. Conducted, vendor Liaison Engineering and Sourcing. Evaluated products and devices for performance. Designed cost-effective products based on projected volume and profitability. Participated in Design Reviews Lead meetings and design reviews of product. Calculated pressure differences, head potential, and velocities for optimization. Lead junior engineers in CFD design study of flow and chamber dynamics. Resolved significant design issue for manufacturing engineering.
Mechanical Design Engineer
Small Bone Innovations
* Project management and Product Development reporting of medical implant devices for orthoplasty. Collaboration with cross functional teams and direct contact with Mayo Surgeons and customers to evaluate products and develop new and innovative concepts. * Material selection of implantable materials including MP35N, Cobalt Chrome, Ceramics. * Design improvement and Analysis using ProE * (CAD) and Mechanica FEA * Executed test plans and obtained reports for product performance. Participated and directed design reviews and brainstorming sessions. Conducted FDA compliance and Design Control, Developed of Surgical Procedures. Performed cadaver and in-invitro tissue studies, Intellectual property review and protection. Generated work instructions and SOP's, Designed tooling and support fixturing. Created trays and support equipment for autoclave sterilization. Material selection. Participated in Human factors engineering design and evaluation. Created packaging and labeling for various product lines. Research of new materials and products for future innovation. Regulatory compliance and via ISO 13485
Design and Development
within CDRM group. Class II, III, Product Design, Conceptualization. Interaction with leading scientists, Performed Verification and Validation Studies, Conceptualization -Generated creative solutions to problems, Participated and directed design reviews and brainstorming sessions. Performed clinical verification and validation studies. FDA and ISO compliance, Design Control, Development of Surgical Procedures. Performed cadaver and in-invitro tissue studies, Intellectual property review. Supported leading scientist to determine correlations between animal studies and human tissue.
General Equipment Company
* Project Management of a variety of products and activities of various complexity and completion. Status updates to cross-functional team members and stake holders. * Development and improvement of industrial machines. For construction industry. * Conducted cost reduction efforts of various components by 30 to 50% * Performed root cause for challenging plastic injection molding design. Made recommendations for improvements and new direction which resulted in improved sales. * Conducted lifecycle testing to prove out designs and made design improvements to various fixtures to resolve performance issues. * Vendor and Manufacturing liaison for injection molding and sheet metal.
Manufacturing/Plastics Engineer/Design Engineer - Contract/Consulting
New Venture Startup Company folded due to lack of funding * Consulting and advisement on startup, business plan, strategy, and ideation for fire suppression industry. Conducted investor presentations, generated leads, evaluated investment proposals. Worked with SBA and IRRRB funding agencies to seek out grants and loans for startup. CAD (Solidworks) and conceptualization. Roles
Continuation Engineer/Project Manager
Ergotron * Utilized Agile Project Management Software to schedule tasks prioritize deliverables via fever and Gant charting and report progress to stakeholders. * Assigned project tasks to cross-functional team members to drive completion. Evaluated continuation engineering products for Voice of Customer (VOC) quality deliverables * Scheduled Validation Testing for on-site and overseas vendors * Cost reduction and root cause investigation of new and existing products. Design for Manufacturability. * Conceptualization. Plastics design. Product improvements. Conducted Webex meetings with Asian Manufacturing.
Cost Reduction Engineer
Feb 2019 - May 2019 (3 months)
Design and cost reduction projects in relation to overseas vendors.
CAD, Solidworks, Manufacturing Support,