Josh Klein

Josh Klein


Passionate about doing the right thing for the company, responsible, adaptable, dynamic, hard working, team player, experienced in: SolidWorks, Pro-Engineer, AutoCAD, Intralink, Product Center, MS Office, ANSYS, TK Solver, Costpoint, AS400, 4th Shift

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2005 - Present

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Meggitt Training Systems

R&D Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Designed live fire training systems for the military and law enforcement
  • Supervised multidisciplinary team; Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Technical Writer and Lead Welder/Fabricator
  • Sustained satellite building engineering lab and office, provided on-site IT support
  • Key role in critical demonstration for $100 million proposal, saved company $150,000 by suggesting alternate approach to demonstration
  • Constructed modular documentation package for over 200 configurations of 74 subassemblies of the Road Range (mobile live fire training facility)

R&D Mechanical Engineer/CAD Administrator

  • Designed new products; Universal Target Head (Patent Pending), MFSIT, AC-DC SIT, LE RSIT, Scaled Target Lifter, Recirc-RR
  • Designed new target head, saved the company $50,000/year, doubled the number of targets it held, increased the stiffness of the targets, modified to allow field replaceable hit sensor, reduced the target change-out from 45 sec to 10 sec, tool-less change-out
  • Created 3D renderings of products that were used in marketing brochures
  • Co-designed mobile firing range heating and cooling ventilation system, performed detailed testing, worked with manufacturing to improve design and manufacturability, produced final report and documentation
  • Managed SolidWorks implementation, created CAD standards, trained employees, constructed 1400 component standard library
  • Procured and managed engineering consultants to perform 3D CAD data translation from SolidWorks to Pro-Engineer
  • Acted as Engineering Project Manager for $1.1 million dollar project
Dec 2011 - Present

Mechanical Engineer

Douglas Machine

Advanced Mechanical Engineer 2011 - present

  • R & D engineer on new class of case packer packaging machine

Mechanical Engineer 2003 - 2005

  • Packaging machine design, Shrink wrap ,conveyor, pick and place, servo sizing, solid model animation
  • Finished R&D shrink wrap tunnel, performed validation testing and prototyping, and was exclusive designer in Production
  • Created modular design and modular drawing package for shrink wrap tunnel
  • CAD Committee, assisted in implementing SolidWorks and Product Center
Jan 2009 - Dec 2011


LAI International


  • 5-axis Abrasive Water Jet facility that produces precision components for Aerospace and Power Generation OEMs
  • Designed 5-axis CNC abrasive water jet machine components
  • Designed, optimized, maintained CNC fixtures
  • Technical expert for multiple areas: Air Flow test cell, Manual CMM inspection, CMM programming, 9H product line, AWJ backstrike protection
  • Entered BOM and routing for new products
  • Trained, created work instructions, and inspection forms for Five Axis Hole Drilling Cell
  • Performed Root Cause analysis on single crystal gas turbine nozzle defects
Jun 2002 - May 2003

Field Sales Leader
  • Acquired sales, marketing, and interpersonal skills

  • Key-staff member and several promotions, quickest advancement in our office

  • Demonstrated immense self motivation by generating my own goals and schedule

May 1996 - Aug 2002

Farm Hand

Scheid Livestock
  • Built a strong work ethic by working 12+ hour days and doing whatever it took to get the job done
Oct 1999 - Dec 2001


Bismarck State College
  • Revised floor plan drawings and appended network information


2001 - 2003

Bachelor of Science

GPA 3.67

Member Tau Beta Pi, engineering honor society

Vice President Pi Tau Sigma, mechanical engineering honor society

Acquired Engineering in Training Certificate

Sep 1999 - May 2001

Associates of Science

Outstanding Engineering Student

Vice President and Board of Governors representative, BSC Engineering Club