Product Development & Design Engineer
Dec 2013 - Present (7 years 10 months)
Developed a complete line of functional LED light fixtures
working in a small team. Soley responsible for all mechanical
elements, both developing concept and engineering for fabrication by outside suppliers.
All fixtures met UL 1598 & 2108 standards and were DLC certified.
Designed parts for various methods of manufacturing. Aluminum and plastic extrusion, injection molding, thermoforming, hard tool metal stamping and laser cutting. 90% of the mechanical components designed were fabricated by US suppliers.
Below are some additional operations carried out -
-Physical prototype fabrication and thermal analysis via data acquisition equipment.
-Create installation manuals including all necessary illustrations
-Source product and evaluate manufacturing suppliers both domestic and overseas.
-ETL product submission
-Trained assembly staff for work on production line Product Spec Sheet layouts
-Rep network/ sales technical support
-Trade show booth and material designing
LIBERTY COACH INC.
NORTH CHICAGO, IL
May 2013 - Dec 2013 (7 months)
Designed and engineered complete interiors including furniture, cabinetry and specialty storage solutions for high-end luxury motor coaches.
Unigraphics NX and Mehanical Desktop were utilized to engineer designs for output to CNC machines while maintaining an organized CAD database.
Translation of geometry between various CAD platforms.
R&D of sourced items and reverse engineering.
NIMLOK / ORBUS EXHIBIT & DISPLAY GROUP
Jan 2013 - May 2013 (4 months)
Designed exhibits for modular and custom-modular production in a cross-functional team environment.
Exhibit designs ranged from tradshow displays, permanent installations, POP, and event environments.
Built and rendered CAD models for client presentations.
Managed design proposals & direct client consulting.
NIMLOK/ ORBUS EXHIBIT & DISPLAY GROUP
Mar 2011 - Jan 2013 (1 year 10 months)
Managed the administration of estimating designs on behalf of the company balancing the design integrity and intent within
the parameters of the budget guidelines provided by the clients.
Estimated projects based on fluctuating part/ material pricing along with necessary labor.
Assisted in the influence of increasing the design ratio while also increasing the GM on overall projects.
All tasks performed in a ISO9001 & 14001 environment.