Strong background in cad modeling (•••••,••••• hours) using PRO E (Wildfire/EDE), AutoCAD and IDEAS and making detailed/assembly drawings. Proficient in working with manufacturing (outside machine shops and design team) to gain valuable producibilty techniques. Enjoy hands on fabrication, with skills in optics, instrumentation packaging and mechanism with specialized skills; i.e. air bearings, alignment scopes and designing tools for bonding space grade adhesives. Assembly and test experience in mechanisms (controllers, motors, frictionless bearings and software interface) and with patients and focus to recognize strengths and weaknesses. Project completions for •••••% of designs were carried thru to completion with customer usage to gain knowledge for future improvements.
EDUCATION AND COMPUTER TRAINING:
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND-COLLEGE PARK, MD. BS MECHANICAL ENGINEERING •••••
LSU-UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS-NEW ORLEANS, LA. MS ENGINEERING •••••
*AUTOCAD, INVENTOR *ALGOR FINITE ELEMENT *PRO ENGINEER *IDEAS
Medical Device: Becton Dickinson Click Here for Patent(use Control+Click)
Mail screening Device: Smiths Detection Click Here for Patent (use control+click)
Independent Work: Click Here for Patent (use control+click)•••••BAE SYSTEMS LAND ARMAMENT DIV. (CONTRACT ENGINEER) York Pa•••••Present, Design Engineer
Successfully met company requirements to deliver the completely redesigned M••••• U.S. Army Tank (improved engine, strengthened hull and electric drives) to the AUSA military show in Washington DC in ••••• months. Used Pro E (••••• hours) to design new hull components, and make detailed/assembly drawings. Verified weld strength of hull, consulted with manufacturing to verify design and incorporated recommended changes. Studied previous systems and reported to management effectiveness of new design. Assisted manufacturing during fabrication of hull. Met with machine shops and tracked production of armored plates. •••••NU-TEK PRECISION OPTICAL CORP Aberdeen MD •••••, Design Engineer
••••• Telescope Web Page: Web Page ••••• Designed, manufactured and assembled optical telescope systems. Presented reviews to customers, worked with vendors and wrote specifications. Telescopes consisted of Graphite epoxy struts, large tube castings and motorized assemblies. Several systems developed were:
••••• inch aperture Cassagrain telescopes for •••••c harsh environment (8 systems) consisting of aluminum castings, primary mounted with flexures and three (f4,f8,f•••••)teleconverters which can be field installed without the use of tools. Assisted in the optical alignment via air bearings. This work resulted in ••••• million dollars in sales. Job completed successfully. ••••• inch collimator with cantilever supports and Pico motor controlled secondary. Trade study was conducted using ALGOR finite element techniques. Analyzed many different mounting schemes to reduce stress in glass. Tested adhesives, worked with vendors for production of parts. Made drawings in AutoCAD.
-Several Beam Expanders. Utilized FEA Random vibration analysis to reduce beam jitter in output beam to 1 micro radian RMS. Worked with outputs from Zemax (including DXF 3d ray data) for solid modeling. Assisted production personnel for optics testing as well as utilized the interferometer to check computer polishing on sample flats interfacing with motor controllers for polishing heads. •••••SMITHS DETECTION (CONTRACT ENGINEER) Edgewood MD ••••• Design Engineer
MAIL SENTRY Web page: ••••• Contracted by Smiths Detection to develop design of a low volume mail sorting system. Product processes ••••• pieces of mail per hour for Anthrax detection via optical scanning. Created drawings using AutoCAD. Used controller to operate motors for the Sceptor contactor. Worked with Bio engineers to operate fluidics for DNA testing using the Genexpert. Built 2 prototypes and supported pilot testing at Federal Reserve in St Louis via on site and phone support for 1 year of system usage at the Federal Reserve of St Louis. Led team for successfully verification of Simulant testing at US Army ECBC. Led team for successful UL safety certification at Met Lab. Incorporated customer requested touch screen and software upgrades. Supported production of 1st two systems. First prototype sold to the Federal Reserve for ••••• thousand dollars. Incorporated cost reductions using LEAN techniques. •••••BECTON DICKINSON BIOSCIENCES Sparks MD, ••••• R&D Design Engineer
SCORPION •••••/••••• (Blood culture instrument- FDA and UL regulated.)
Scorpion Web Page: ••••• Developing laser-scanning module, utilizing ceramic thermal electric cooling devices. Invented and applied for patent in Europe and the US for an injection-molded fluid-stirring element made from polypropylene and magnetic stainless steel. Developed a multi-axis laser transport with Bosch Rexroth for a moving laser scanning system. Designed and tested Vexta Stepper motor and brushless DC motor with a Kerk screw drive system. Designed and built ••••• (x-axis) temperature controlled scanners.
BACTEC MGIT •••••, ••••• Hired as lead product engineer and CORE leader to enhance the MGIT ••••• instrument for low MTBF and performance in existing field instruments. As a member of the core team, a Multi-Million dollar upgrade was implemented into some ••••• units worldwide. Bearing life was improved by a factor of 5 and incubation by •••••% to meet all product specifications. Job responsibilities included writing/testing verification and validations per FDA regulations.
EATON CORP, FUSION SYSTEMS CORPORATION Rockville MD, ••••• Design Engineer
OZONE ASHER •••••/••••• (Semi-Conductor Processing Equipment)
Web Page: ••••• Ozone Generator for the Dual Ozone Asher (•••••mm). Utilized Pro-Engineering Cad software to layout and make drawings. After designing key components I led the construction and installation of the first 2 systems. Traveled to Samsung in Seoul, Korea and Japan for ••••• weeks to optimize the system. After customer satisfaction was achieved I returned to the US for upgrades.
Major contributions have been safety and machine/user performance upgrades for ease of operation and maintenance. This interface with the customer was a direct result of ••••• Million dollars of machine sales, ••••• machines, sold to Samsung-Korea.
Part of Gemini Reliability team to incorporate industrial standards and specifications for Europe and US compliance. Incorporated product enhancements utilizing electro-mechanical background which required knowledge of PC based control systems, pneumatics/vacuum, temperature and motion servo systems. •••••SMITHS DETECTION (Environmental Engineering Group) Towson MD, •••••
BIOLOGICAL •••••, •••••
Design responsibilities include servomotor cam mechanism, temperature controller, and system packaging and detector threshold optimization. Utilized rapid prototyping (stereo lithography process) technique to prove out design for flow verification.
Analyze heat transfer of plates with finite element process using IBM PC (Algor). Measured gear reducer backlash with HP encoder test setup.
MMS SHELTER-U.S. ARMY, •••••
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I led the mechanical design group for this project••••• people.
Developed ALGOR FINITE ELEMENT stress analysis and vibration/shock mount analysis for mobile shelter mounted components. This work resulting in ••••• Million dollars in sales (••••• shelters sold) over a •••••year period.
Worked designs from layout mode in AUTOCAD••••• solid modeling to manufacturing shop follow-up.
-Received the Presidents team of excellence award for completing the job on time. System passed vibration, drop, rail hump, temperature, shock and EMI testing with exceptional success at Aberdeen PG.
CHEMICAL •••••, •••••/•••••
Design responsibilities included resolving design deficiencies, vibration testing and shop follow-up. •••••Westinghouse Electric Baltimore, Maryland•••••/••••• Radar equip. Classified Clearance
US Steel Corp Oilwell Div Dallas Texas •••••/••••• Oilfield equip.