Product Design Engineer, Owner
Fort Collins, CO
Oct 2018 - Present (2 years 8 months)
Collaborate with inventors, start-ups, and established businesses alike to convert ideas into physical, tangible products.
Available resources: SolidWorks, Fusion 360, Adobe Creative Suite, prototyping facility (3D printing, machining, casting, metalworking, and extensive woodworking capabilities).
Mechanical Engineer II
Apr 2016 - Sep 2018 (2 years 5 months)
Consistently met client demands for a diversity of tasks, including: complex surface modeling, building electromechanical prototypes, and delivering top quality final products.
Project lead in development of a protective guard for reducing football-related brain injuries.
Surfaced guard model using SolidWorks and used FEA simulations (SolidWorks, LS-PrePost) to evaluate its performance.
Designed guard for injection molding and performed extensive lab testing and analysis.
Led engineering effort in developing mouthguards via transfer & compression molding techniques.
Engineering lead in creating a device that evaluates mouthguard performance via impact testing.
Tool’s in-house machinist, calibrating and operating a CNC mill, and utilizing Fusion 360’s CAD & CAM features to design parts and create toolpaths.
Mar 2015 - Apr 2016 (1 year 1 month)
Traveled extensively throughout the United States while exploring freelance design opportunities.
Notable projects included: custom microphone design and fabrication; mobile home construction.
Aug 2012 - Feb 2015 (2 years 6 months)
Combine (crop harvester) product development. Key responsibilities included: Implementing
solutions to reduce cost and improve machine quality and performance.
Engineering lead for design and development of a crop residue distribution system.
Created model using Creo’s injection molding and sheetmetal feature sets.
Developed lab and field testing methodology for analyzing system performance.
Recipient of Factory Leadership Award.
Jun 2010 - Sep 2010 (3 months)
Designed and manufactured medical grade, implantable silicone devices using both injection and compression molding techniques.