Summary

Personable mechanical and aerospace engineer with 14 years experience in product design, development and qualification. Extensive experience in the aerospace and defense industries. A recipient of multiple awards for outstanding job performance, that is capable of providing world-class technical support from prototype through to production; including field work. Successfully coordinates problem resolution; determine root causes for failures and implement corrective action. I bring innovative and insightful views that are communicated in a clear, concise and professional manner. Desire a project engineering/management position that will allow me to leverage my experience in design and product engineering and my excellent communication skills to support the growth of a dynamic, versatile, growing, team oriented company.

Work History

Work History
2005 - 2009

Design Engineer

Moog Inc.
Moog Inc. is a leader in precision motion control actuators and systems for aerospace, industrial, space, defense and medical industries. Coordinated the daily activity of the pumps and motor group; consisting of design, system and product engineering, a product engineering technician and three development and production technicians. lead a group of three environmental test technicians to achieve risk mitigation, development and qualification test plan goals. Integral member of product team responsible for reducing solenoid costs and improving performance. - Created analysis tools to quickly and accurately develop custom solenoid and valve designs. - Designed two solenoids and three anti-extend (hond down) check valves for the Boeing 787 actuators. - Identified root cause and implemented corrective action for approximately ten hydraulic valves. - Balanced the needs of five internal and external pumps and motor's group customers; increased the efficiency of the group and the product quality. - Successfully integrated the anti-extend check valves into several Boeing 787 actuators. - Led effort that determined root cause and corrective action for Boeing 787 qualification failures. - Tested response time of poppet-type relief valves and redesigned them to eliminate manifold overpressure. - Developed several pre-production procedures and tests that achieved 100% first pass yield. - Identified a leadership need in Moog's pumps and motors group and assumed a position outside of my design engineering responsibilities, assumed the product/project engineering duties as Priority Manager. - Implemented a whiteboard to track production flow, test stand usage, delivery dates and future tests. - Reviewed all pumps and motors group documentation to leverage similarities and created standardized documents. - Assisted in the creation of a master plan for the future of the pumps and motors group.
2000 - 2005

Senior Design Engineer

Enidine
ITT Enidine is an industry leader in aerospace, defense and industrial shock absorption, rate control and elastomeric vibration isolation. Developed custom engineered product solutions for aerospace and defense customers. Created solutions from customer specifications; followed the product from prototype to production. Evaluated design concepts, perform trade-offs, completed layouts, and create detail and envelop drawings. Integrated witha cross-functional team that ensured on-time task completion and developed component supply chain. Utilized SolidWorks integrated with both SmarTeam and Oracle PDM systems. Familiar with AS9100 and ISO 9001 quality systems. Interfaced with customers and vendors to resolve prototype and production component issues. - Quickly transitioned into Enidine's large scale manufacturing environment; assigned several individual and team programs, and successfully integrated different schedules and milestones. - Successfully completed designs on rotary rate controls and actuators. - Acted as lead engineer for new product development including A380. - Took several innovative ideas from conceptual design, through qualification, to production. - Recognized for ability to perfrom failure analysis, write corrective actions, and implement corrective action. - Teamed with purchasing, planning, process control, quality control, tooling and assembly departments to improve performance metrics on program schedules and objectives. - Earned an Achievement Award from Boeing for my service, performance and project management.
1996 - 2000

Senior Associate Systems Engineer

Lockheed Martin
Lockheed Martin is a world leader in Aeronautics, Electronic Systems, Information Systems & Global Services and Space Systems. I created custom test fixtures for highly sensative, government owned, gravity gradiometer. Collected and correlated precise data. Machined, inspected, and assembled parts, and performed purchasing functions. Went on-site during government field trials to setup equipment, troubleshoot/resolve problems and perform tests. - Developed mechanical desings for prototype Arms Control Verificatino Gravity Gradiometer including: component design, analysis, detail drawings, fixturing, handling devices and manufacturing engineering. - Successfully transitioned the laboratory system to the harsh field environment; achieved every goal established within the required budged and schedule. - Earned a Teamwork Excellence Award for team leadership and performance during field trials.
1995 - 1996

Design Engineer

HSC Controls Inc.
HSC Controls Inc., was assumed into the Woodward Gonernor company's Rockford, IL facility. I was a member of the jet-pipe servovalve team, creating custom components (magnets, housings, sleeves (bushings), etc.) for the entire family of jet-pipe products. - I standardized the use of GD&T across the family of component drawings. - I estabilshed the optimal reporting technique for creating "is" and "was" conditions on engineering change orders. - My problem solving abilities were recognized early and I was rewarded with many opportunities to contribute to root cause and corrective action inquires.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Aerospace Design

Designed everything from test fixtures to primary flight control hydraulic components.  Cradle to grave product owner who enjoys the "hands on" aspect of engineering and testing.  I never met a challenge I couldn't overcome.

Leadership

I have the professionalism, experience, integrity, honesty and tact required to lead a project team, or a group of individual contributors.

Project Management

Moog Inc. offered me the opportunity to manage vital Boeing 787 & Airbus A350 hydraulic component design, development, test and qualification tasks.  Successfully completing these assignments created the opportunity to manage the daily operation of the pumps and motors group as the Prioriry Manager.  This opportunity allowed me to demonstrate my leadership, organization and project/program management skills.  I quickly developed a rapport with team members, support groups and customers.   I attended Program Management Certificate classes at the State University of New York at Buffalo, offered by the Jacob's Management Center.  I received my certificate December 2009, with the resounding endorsement of the instructor, Gary Pacer.   I have demonstrated my project management talent and received the training necessary to make a significant impact on my next assignment.