Product Design Engineer
May 2005 - Present (15 years 11 months)
Joined a sole proprietor to grow a single prototype into a trend-setting Assistive Technology company.
Sole engineer and Co-Designer of the entire Mount'n Mover product suite.
Prototyping design solutions in paper, clay, foam, wood, plastics (including 3D printing) and metal machining.
Intimate end-user collaboration in product conception and ongoing development.
Performed interviews, video study and user-testing with people with disabilities, therapists and caregivers.
Highly proficient with engineering for appropriate production methods.
Die-casting, injection molding, stampings and forming sheet-metal & plastics, aluminum extrusions and machining.
Authored product documentation: engineering & quality prints, assembly instructions, instructions-for-use and marketing collateral.
Designed and coded entire product suite website.
Intern Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineer
May 2004 - Dec 2004 (7 months)
Analyzed work-flow efficiency for automotive fuel delivery module production line.
Managed production and trained assembly cell during UAW labor dispute with temporary labor, while meeting ISO 9000 quality standards.