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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

Oct 2005Present

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 2011Present

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 2009Dec 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 2002May 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 1996Aug 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 1999Dec 2001


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


John Winston

I have enjoyed working with Josh, and appreciate his diligence and skill. I also appreciate the fact he is always willing to help find the answers I need, not just what is easy to provide.

Rich Haddad

Josh is an excellent engineer who contributed a great deal to the consolidation of our live fire training business with our newly acquired virtual training business. He managed our MN office during the transition (consolidation) to Atlanta and provided leadership to the employees who remained in MN. His abilities as a mechanical engineer are respected across the company. His leadership skills in managing a diverse group, from accountants to marketing people, a long way from the Atlanta headquarters were oustanding. He would be an excellent addition to any company or team.

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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 1999May 2001

Associates of Science

Outstanding Engineering Student

Vice President and Board of Governors representative, BSC Engineering Club