Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Repair Operations Supervisor

Davidson Enterprises Inc

Oversee repair operations for a liquid transportation manufacturer. Designed ASME Pressure Vessels for use in compressed air applications. Manage a certified DOT Inspection and ASME "U" and "R" stamp approved facility.  Direct supervisor for repair/service employees, leading repair and fabrication operations.  Conducted regular performance reviews to build a more efficient team.  Developed and maintain a safety program that complies with OSHA regulations.  Developed and maintain EPA records for hazardous waster collection and disposal.  Regularly analyzed financial reports to monitor the overall performance of the repair department. Assumed role of parts manager, controlling inventory and purchasing of material.

Selected Achievement

  • Identified and improved inefficiencies in inventory management.
  • Developed a more effective method to track and document inspections and fabrication projects.
  • Established and maintained a successful team with zero turnover in 2 years. 
2008 - 2009

Mechanical Engineer

Sliger Design Inc.

Developed, modeled, and designed computer solutions for sheet metal chassis and electrical component placement.  Utilized SolidEdge 3D Modeling Software.  Directed project management.  Oversaw computer system manufacturing, assembly, and quality control.  Supervised factory employee teams.

            Selected Achievement

  • Maximized project value by partnering directly with customers.
May 2007 - Dec 2008

Owner

Nevada Poop Scoop

Established and managed operations of a customer service-based business.  Oversaw Internet and television marketing.  Built and retained a customer base of over 50 clients.  Developed pricing and service structures. Managed employees and working/routing schedules.

            Selected Achievement

  • Sold the successfully operating business in August of 2008.
May 2006 - Sep 2006

Marketing Intern

LSP Products Group

Supported Marketing Department operations.  Created promotional fliers and brochures for product lines.  Developed the technical guide for a roofing product line.

            Selected Achievement

  • Designed and implemented a new company Website.
Jul 2004 - Jan 2006

Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering Internship / CO-OP

LSP Products Group

Developed and modeled new products with Solid Works and AutoCAD Software.  Led the design and production of plumbing projects.  Managed Rapid Prototyping, product quality testing, and product certifications.  Administered cost analysis(NPV, ROI, IRR) and production location analysis. Facilitated in the design, programming and maintenance of Allen-Bradley controlled automation lines.

            Selected Achievement

  • Reduced labor costs by 50% by supporting the design, programming, and maintenance of automation lines with Allen-Bradley PLC Systems and PLC Direct.

LSP Automation Video

Education

Education
Sep 2002 - Mar 2005

Bachelor of Science

http://www.calpoly.edu

Attended Cal Poly through March 2005 at which time I took a CO-OP with LSP Products Group.  I chose to transfer to University of Nevada Reno at the end of the CO-OP.

Summary

Highly motivated team player with proven mechanical engineering experience. Strong leader, attentive listener, and persuasive communicator, focused on maximizing efficiency and profits. Strong relationship builder, adept at partnering with clients, staff, and administration. Acute business development and marketing abilities. Proven financial analysis skills, including budgeting, forecasting, and operational reporting. Great working knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and computer systems.

Interest

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Active 20-30 International, Member

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Mentor

Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, 2006 Campaign Volunteer

United States Representative Dean Heller, 2006 Campaign Volunteer

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member #100041458

Society of Petroleum Engineering, Events Coordinator and Member

Campus Crusades for Christ, Leadership Team Member, Webmaster

California Polytechnic State University Amateur Radio Club, Secretary and Member

University of Nevada, Reno Triathlon Team, Member and Volunteer

University of Nevada, Reno College Republicans, Member

Skills

Skills

DacEasy Accounting

Handled Invoicing and Inventory management for over 1 year.

Pressure Vessel Design

Designed and Oversaw fabrication of ASME Pressure Vessels.  Prepared paperwork for ASME Inspectors.

Inventor 2010

Sheet Metal Design and Manufacturing

Plastic Extrusion Molding

Plastic Injection Molding

Hand and Power Tools

SolidEdge

Utilized SolidEdge full-time for 6 months designing sheet metal computer chassis.

Machining - Lathe

Machining-Mill

PLC Ladder Logic

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Photoshop

Performed extensive Graphic and Web Design work utilizing advanced photoshop tools.

Ansys

Utilized Ansys during Mechanical Design coursework.  Performed FEA thermal, static and dynamic stress, strain, and deformation calculations using Ansys.

MathCAD

Utilized MathCAD to perform advanced engineering calculations. 

MatLab

Utilized MatLab to perform advanced vibration and control systems calculations.  I have a working knowledge of MatLab, but cannot hand code without a reference.  

LABView

Utilized LabView during an Instrumentation course collecting data from strain gauges, thermal couples, and pitot tubes.

AutoCAD

Completed a 1 year computer drafting course in AutoCAD in 2003.  I utilized AutoCAD at LSP Products during a Manufacturing Internship.

Solidworks

Designed products for LSP Products full-time using Solidworks for a period of 6 months.  Utilized Solidworks 2008 during Mechanical Design coursework.

Certifications

Certifications
Jan 1998 - Jan 2018

Amatuer Radio Licensee

Federal Communications Commission

Engineer in Training

Nevada State Board of Professional Engineers