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  • Machine design (9 years)
  • SolidWorks (8 years)
  • FEA (5 years)
  • Machine assembly (9 years)
  • Precision machine alignment and calibration (8 years)
  • Servo-hydraulics (7 years)
  • Systems integration (9 years)
  • System checkout and test (9 years)

Work experience

Aug 2013Present

Mechanical Engineer

Brampton Engineering

Brampton Engineering is the world leader in the design and engineering of 5 - 11 layer blown film lines for high barrier applications in the food, medical and industrial packaging industries.

Apr 2011Aug 2013

Mechanical Design Engineer

Quanser Consulting
Quanser is the leading supplier of mechatronic teaching tools and real-time control systems with a customer base of educational institutions and industrial clientele.
  • Spearhead the redesign of the QLAP product line, a high end haptic device used to simulate laparoscopic surgery. Efforts resulting in an annual savings of $300k.
  • Lead the design and development of a new, cost-effective family of products for teaching control concepts. Responsible for innovative quick disconnect design, improving the way students interact with the experiment modules.
  • Prepare detailed drawings, specifications, BOM and work instructions.
  • Primary interface point to fabrication and machine shops. Build and maintain vendor relationships, perform onsite inspection as necessary.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve customer and production floor issues.
  • Champion and implement a product life-cycle management system to track the evolution of parts and facilitate the engineering change process.
Jan 2006Apr 2011

Mechanical Design Engineer

MTS Systems

MTS is a global leader in supplying servo-hydraulic test systems. MTS' unique solutions enable research and development in the fields of aerospace, automotive, medical, structural engineering and wind energy. Clients of MTS include Boeing, Formula 1 race teams, Lockheed Martin, NASA and Toyota.

Friction Stir Welding Group: Responsible for all life-cycle elements related to mechanical engineering on many concurrent projects including applications, design, assembly, integration, checkout, field installation and sub-job budget management.

Focus areas:

  • Design and build of large, complex, multi-axis FSW machinery used to manufacture the latest generation of NASA's space launch vehicle.
  • Model, analyze and predict performance of servo-hydraulic and servo-mechanical systems.
  • Design, select and size machine components and feedback sensors.
  • Pivotal member of applications team successful in generating several multi-million dollar contracts:
    • develop concept and create corresponding model in SolidWorks
    • estimate material costs and required labor to execute project
    • prepare technical proposal
  • Lead Engineer for several field installations:
    • plan and schedule mechanical and systems level tasks using MS Project
    • perform precision alignment and calibration
    • hands-on role in the assembly and verification of mechanical subsystems
    • provide technical direction for crew of assembly technicians and subcontractors
  • Responsible for accuracy and maintenance of technical documentation:
    • perform engineering analysis and design calculations using Mathcad
    • create SolidWorks models and drawings at both the system and component level
    • produce work instructions, assembly plans, and checkout procedures
  • Provide technical support for production floor, warranty and service issues including system performance and machine calibration.
  • Train peers and assembly technicians on the use of a Faro 3D laser tracker.



FE/EIT: PASSED (91/100), taken April 2005 Engineer-In-Training Enrollment Date: June 3, 2005

Teaching Experience

Tutor, North Dakota State University, September 2005 - December 2005

Tutor for following engineering courses:

  • Statics, Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials

Software Proficiences

SolidWorks 2011, Autodesk Simulation CFD, PTC Creo 2.0, Windchill 10, Matlab R2011a, Simulink, Mathcad 14, ANSYS 12.0, SolidWorks Simulation, SolidWorks Workgroup PDM, Aras Innovator, Python, SAP, I-DEAS, C, MediaWiki, CAM2 Measure X (Faro Laser Tracker), MS Project, MS OneNote, MS Excel, MS Word