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Hello everyone, my name is Joshua Ratz and I am a junior mechanical engineer who previously worked for ABEC, Inc. (Associated Bio-Engineers & Consultants, Inc.) as a mechanical designer who specializes in 3D part modeling, piping module assembly, 2D manufacturing drawings, & piping & instrumentation diagrams and most recently as a 3 week contract Project Engineer for Judson Smith where I did more manufacturing drawings as a tooling equipment designer & manufacturing support professional.

I graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. I have two Associate degrees at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Engineering & Mathematics.

I also have the professional designation of Engineer-In-Training in Pennsylvania, declared to me by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying. I took the Engineer-In-Training exam, more well known as the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in October 2010 and was issued E.I.T. status January 11, 2011.


I'm looking for opportunities throughout the United States to help companies continue to succeed in their products or services, expand into other directions, and ultimately benefit the world a project at a time. My computer skills include Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD, MatLab, and Microsoft Office.  I also am willing to learn both CAD software CATIA & Pro-E as I've known companies use these programs just as much as they require Solidworks, Inventor, and AutoCAD.  If you have any questions, please feel free to send an e-mail to [email protected] or call me at (610) 760-1729.  Thank you for your time reviewing this profile.  If you're impressed by what you read and like to use my services, I look forward to hearing from you in the future.


Bill of Materials

It's simple

On Drawings

- Quantity (Each or Measurement of ft., in, cm or meters)

- Part Number

- Short Description

Official Bill of Materials

- Required Quantity (Each "Component" or Measurements of ft., in, cm or meters)

- Quantity To Purchase

- Part Number

- Stock Number or Inventory Tracking Number

- Vendor Name

- Long Description

- Cost per Unit Measurement or Component (Depending on Company, this may or may not be included)

Infor Syteline 8 ERP

While working at ABEC, Inc., as part of my job, I used this ERP system for all design, manufacturing & purchasing related requirements and took each design concept I worked on, created a Bill of Materials in Syteline, examined the Inventory database, developed a list of vendor parts needed to be purchased for every project, and created some of my drawings with ABEC, Inc. IDs as well.

Autodesk Inventor

Working at ABEC, Inc., my first career job, I developed this skill over the course of my 9 month tenure as a mechanical designer.  I have developed 3D part modeling, assembly, Tube & Pipe Skills, and layout drawing skills in Autodesk Inventor.

Microsoft Office
I have been using Word and Excel since 2002, PowerPoint since 2004. Really good programs. I write my resumes in Word, lab reports, research papers, essays, and project written presentations using this Word (2003 and 2007). Excel - top notch spreadsheet program, data computing, tables, charts, schedules, calculations, etc. If something needs to be organized or computed, Excel is the right program. Powerpoint is great presentations for professional work, explanation or demonstration for whatever topic one is talking about, and entertaining - keeping the viewers engaged.
I worked with MatLab several times while at Temple. My experience working with it isn't as high as my design work experience but I understand the concepts and thought process MatLab uses when computing data for different data or problems it must solve/calculate.
I worked with this program for a couple of years, doing a variety of different things from 2-D drawings to 3-D models. Up until 1 year and half ago, it was the easiest program to work with, but the latest versions of Solidworks started becoming much easier to work with than the first few I once used.  I still like using this program, however when designing different parts into one 3-D assembly, Solidworks is the better program to use.
Solidworks 3-D Modeling, Assembly, and Simulation
Took a couple of courses working with Solidworks, learning to use the program to do sketches, turn those sketches into 3-D models, and turn the 3-D models into actual parts. Assembly these together using different mates in final products and use Solidworks Simulation to do the final analysis on the parts. This is definitely the program to use if you want to do 3-D modeling.  

Work experience

Jun 2014Jul 2014

Project Engineer (3 week contract)

Judson Smith

Designed various machinery with different carving and grooving techniques that provide the type of groove on medical tubing requested per customer requirements utilizing AutoCAD and Solidworks.
• Redesigned Roll Groove Assemblies by exchanging parts from one roll groove assembly to another taking dimensions from adjusted assembly and drawing a new model for the current assembly
• Designed a slide groove assembly to be installed on a platform which include a slide pin, slide base, dowel pin stops for accuracy & precision from falling off the platform
• Added a support system which includes a mount, brackets, bushing, adjustable screw, and a ball bearing to prevent the tubing from slipping on one machine
• Updated a drawing of an older machine with platform upgrades in order to install a safe guard assembly around the machine, equipped with interlocks for lifting the guard for manual operation and adjustments

Sep 2012Jun 2013

Mechanical Designer

ABEC, Inc.

Utilized Autodesk Inventor 2013 to handle all part modeling and assembly in 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical 2010 for schematics and 2D part drawings using Autodesk Vault for LAN access.

  • Designated 3D part modeler for the Mechanical Design Team (successes includes different series and functions of valves, fittings, filters, pumps, etc.) with cut sheets or taken measurements from purchased parts
  • Designated Piping & Instrumentation and Process Flow Diagrams creator and editor - Per Engineering request, revised and cleaned up dozens of AutoCAD piping drawings completed either pre-deadline or on time
  • Assembled process flow utilities using Inventor's Tube and Pipe feature and detailed spools (pre-fabricated piping sections) in Piping Modules for releases to Manufacturing personnel
  • Developed or Modified Bill of Materials (BOM) using Infor Syteline 8 ERP, release to Manufacturing
  • Followed ASME Y14.5-2009 Guidelines for GD&T standards for AutoCAD and Inventor drawings


Jan 2011Present

Engineer-In-Training (EIT)

Pennsylvania State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists


May 2008May 2010

Bachelor of Science

Temple University

After transferring from Lehigh Carbon Community College, I started going to Temple University andbegan directing my field of expertise towards mechanical engineering and finished my degree May2010.

Jul 2005May 2008

Associate of Science

Lehigh Carbon Community College

Two separate Associate degrees during this time.

I was finishing my Associate of Science in Engineering degree and over the course of 3 years and found out thatI could receive 2 Associates degrees considering the fact that I took several classes over the course of those three years, which meant that I was eligible to earn an Associate of Science in Mathematics degree along with my Engineering degree.


Manufacturing/Research & Development (Industries In no particular order)

- Automotive

- Materials - Composites such as fiberglass, carbon fiber, plywood, concrete, wood plastics, etc.

- Aerospace/Defense/Aviation

- Domestic/Home Appliances

- Industrial Machinery

- Public Utilities


- Solar Energy

- Wind Energy

- HydroElectric Power

- Biodiesel, Ethanol, other Bio-fuels