Quality and lab tech professional with extensive experience in mechanical and electrical fields in relation to product engineering and field-testing. Strong background in various non-destructive test methods as well as laboratory metallurgy samples preparation. Problem solver who gets job done with emphasis on quality and in a timely and effective manner. Team player with good communication skills and ability to work well with others. Self-starter and quick learner willing to take on difficult tasks and new challenges.
GRIFFIN WHEEL TECH CENTER, Bensenville, Illinois ••••• •••••Present
Wheel Testing Technician•••••
Position encompasses maintenance of all product engineering test equipment and records.
Team leader responsible for writing test procedures and practices that are performed in product engineering.
Redesigned test fixtures and outlined tests that increased safety and productivity by utilizing computer based instrumentation and programs.
Facilitated building of two rail to wheel dynamometers for the evaluation of stresses in railroad wheels.
Member of field team that inspected railroad wheels.
Volunteered for team required to be on •••••hour call for plant and customer support.
STEWART WARNER ALEMITE/INSTRUMENT DIVISION, Chicago, Illinois •••••
Supervising laboratory staff and insured that all tests were being performed according to required procedures. Involved knowledge of military and industrial standards, customer specifications and hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical systems
Maintained test equipment, fixtures and calibration standards for engineering and quality control laboratories.
Designed rustproofing spray gun for commercial use.
Relocated Alemite engineering laboratory and model shop to Charlotte, North Carolina.
Relocated Instrument quality control laboratory to Juarez, Mexico.
United States Marine Corp ••••• •••••
Officer in Charge, Squadron Environmental & Egress Maintenance Shop
Performed maintenance on ejection seats of combat aircraft.
Six successful aircraft seat ejections within actual combat conditions.
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EDUCATION & TRAINING
GED, Military Service
Mechanical Engineering (two years), Wright Junior College
Military Aviation Courses, NCOIC Leadership School, NBC Warfare School
Basic Blueprint Reading
Computer Integrated Laboratory
GMs Targets for Excellence
Principles of Metallurgy & Interpretation of Microstructures in Ferrous Alloys
Thermo ARL Optical Emission Spectrometer
Strain Gage Instrumentation, Vishay Measurement Group
Principles of Failure Analysis, ASM
Electrical Control Circuits, Performance Training Associates
Proactive Maintenance Solutions
MS Windows, MS Office, Internet
Data Acquisition Systems, Internal Company Programs
Member, ASM International (Material Information Society)
Mechanical / Electrical Technician