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Engineering Projects

Graphic Design

Community Projects

Creative Projects

Professional Experience

July 2007 - May 2009

University of Tulsa, Department of Mechanical Engineering                    Tulsa, Oklahoma

Adjunct Professor

Faculty - McElroy Prototyping Laboratory

  Lab work supplements engineering students' curriculum through instruction and hands-on problem solving

  • Guide students in mechanical design, manufacturing processes, and machine prototyping
  • Lecture on Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing
  • Work with student groups and individuals to facilitate participation in national engineering competitions:
    • SAE Collegiate Design Series: Mini Baja competition 2008 and 2009
    • SAE Collegiate Design Series: Supermileage 2008 and 2009
  • Responsible for lab operation
    • Supervise lab employees and directed volunteers to ensure lab's operation and availability
    • Maintain lab equipment and machinery
    • Manage inventory of consumable supplies to ensure lab's full operation
  • Provide supplemental instruction and support for several courses
    • Regular and frequent instruction on G-code and NC processes
    • Bi-weekly instruction on instrumentation and measurement
    •  Weekly guidance provided to credited coursework for Engineers Without Borders
    • Most recent Schedule of Courses:
      • Fall 2008:
        • Manufacturing Processes  ME- 3063
        • Automotive Design  ME- 4043 and ME- 6443
        • Mechanical Engineering Design  ME- 4383
      • Spring 2009:
        • Machine Dynamics  ME- 4020
        • Interdisciplinary Design  ME- 4293
        • Computer Aided Design/Manufacturing  ME- 4373 
  • Provide technical and fabrication support to several ongoing research projects
    • 2007 to Present:
      • Vehicle Dynamics and Traffic Crash Reconstruction
        • Design, fabricate, and test wheel hub steering mechanism
        • Participate as technical and safety support for crash reenactment demonstrations
      • Drill Pipe and Coil Tube Fatigue Analysis
        • Design and fabricate friction-wear test fixtures
        • Operate and maintain Material Testing and Fatigue Analysis equipment

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November 2007 - May 2009

Carlson Design Corp.Tulsa, Oklahoma

Lead Technician

  • Manage the manufacturing of the automated textile cutting systems
    • Maintain current Bill of Materials and Part Inventory to facilitate push through manufacturing
    • Oversee the assembly of automation products from part creation to ship-ready units
    • Maintain inventory of sub-assemblies and service parts
  • Direct customers' post-purchase technical service
    • Provide on-sight, phone, and email support for hardware and software products
    • Maintain service and repair records for field units
  • Design, author, and produce technical and marketing documents
    • Operation manuals
    • Installation guides
    • Technical Service bulletins
    • Marketing material including brochure and business card design. 
  • Integral participation in the engineering and prototyping of new products and custom systems
    • Design and Fabricate parts and assemble prototypes
    • Perform new product testing and evaluation 
  • Responsible for quality control and equipment testing
    • Perform qualitative testing to verify performance specifications
    • Responsible for final quality inspection of all shipping units

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December 2005 - June 2007

Natural Gas Services Group, Inc,Catoosa, Oklahoma

Information and Document Management:

  • Administered the compilation and publication of Operation and Maintenance Manuals for pipeline compressor packages
    • Utilized information management, technical writing, and graphic design to implement a new format of product documentation
    • Established the company standards for product documentation

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University of Oklahoma, College of ArchitectureNorman, Oklahoma 

2004 - 2005    Interdisciplinary Design Lab

  • Assistant

Ultimate Electronics  Oklahoma City, OK

2001 - 2004    Distribution and Warehouse

  • Assistant Manager

Camera Gallery Inc. Tulsa, OK

1998 - 2001    Professional Photography Supplier

  •  Sales Associate

References

Dr. Jeremy Daily, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Tulsa

Chair of the McElroy Prototyping Laboratory and direct supervisor for shared coursework including Machnie Dynamics. 

Gregg Carlson

Owner and Engineer

Carlson Design

Immediate supervisor for all duties at Carlson Design Corp.

Dr. Steven Tipton, Ph.D., P.E.

Frank W. Murphy Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering

University of Tulsa

Fatigue analysis research director and direct supervisor for shared coursework 

Dr. Edmund Rybicki, Ph.D., P.E.

Department Chair and Harry H. Rogers Chair of Mechanical Engineering

University of Tulsa

Thomas Carlson

VP of Sales and Marketing

Carlson Design

Professional colleague at Carlson Design Corp.

Professional Activities

Current Affiliations:

  • Engineers Without Borders:    Design, fabrication and implementation of Sustainable Energy Technology projects for local residents in Hunchun, Julin Province, China. Ongoing Projects include: Biogas Digester, Wind Turbine Power, Self-Sufficient  Habitats, and Human-Electric Hybrid Vehicles.
  • Oklahoma Medical Reserve Corp.:    Member/Volunteer.  NDLSF Certification: Basic Disaster Life Support

Previous Affiliations:

  • American Institute of Architecture Students:    University of Oklahoma Chapter President and National Representative '01-'04
    • Implementation of Community Service Initiative, and P.E.T. Recycling Project
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial Center Museum:    With a team: created a detailed pre-explosion model of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building and surrounding area.  The piece is a permanent exhibit within the museum.

Summary of Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of mechanical and electrical manufacturing, prototyping, and design

    • In-depth knowledge of numerous manufacturing techniques

    • Proficient with industry standard CAD/CAM systems

  • Proven abilities in maintenance and technical diagnosis

    • Expertise in motor-driven motion control and machine automation

    • Skilled at quick problem diagnosis in highly complex mechanical and electrical systems

    • Knowledgeable in preemptive failure prevention and maintenance

  • Progressive professional experience in engineering education

    • Practiced in lecture and laboratory work

  • Diverse management experience

    • Project management including scheduling and budgeting

    • Facility management including staffing, equipment maintenance, and safety compliance

  • Adept at many fabrication techniques (contact for portfolio examples)

    • Metalworking/ Woodworking

    • Electrical/Mechanical Assembly and Design

    • Mechanism and Creative design

Software Compentency

(expert proficiency indicated in bold)

  • AutoDesk AutoCAD 2009
  • QCAD
  • Solid Works 2006
  • ESPRIT NC
  • G-code
  • Mach 3 and LazyCAM
  • NI LabVIEW
  • Unix/Linux, Windows, OSx
  • Adobe Creative Suite;  Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Visual Studio; Visual Basic

Education

University of Oklahoma

2005  |   Norman, Oklahoma

Bachelor of Science in

Environmental Design

A unique interdisciplinary curriculum focused on Design-Based Problem Solving and Organizational Systems