What can I offer you?
Mechanical Engineer with 7 years total engineering experience, and 4 years experience in the medical device industry.
- Significant hands on and machine shop experience throughout my career.
- High SolidWorks competency, CAD experience throughout my career.
- Experience using Minitab with significant Minitab training.
- Experience as an ISO 13485 internal auditor at MPC.
- "FDA Notified Body and Internal Auditing" ASQ course.
- Experience at MPC with CAPA, ECO, NCA, DHF, Design Review, NCR’s, BOM, dFMEA, and pFMEA.
- "Design Control" ASQ course.
- Significant mechatronics and electrical controls experience including programming languages from Assembly to PLC's to LabVIEW and Quicksilver Controls for 2-axis encoders.
- Significant experience managing my projects at MPC.
- Cadence Project Management Certification.
- Experience being challenged in all stages of product lifecycle.
- Significant experience at MPC writing process instructions and training operators.
What am I looking for?
- I am looking for full time W2 employment, and to continue living in Santa Clara, CA. Minimal travel ok.
- I am open to: Mechanical, NPI Manufacturing, Design, R & D, Product Development Engineer, or similar positions.
- Plastics: RF Tipping, RF Compression Molding, Embedded Marker Band, Micro Molding, Threading, Coils, Kink Resistant Tubing, Flaring, Shaped Tubing, Core Drilling, Bonding, Joining, Spiral Cutting, Tappi, Medical Grade Adhesives, Assembly
- Metals: Nitinol, S-7, H-13, W-1, SST303/304, 6061, MIC 6, sheet metal
- Software: Solidworks with EPDM and GD&T, AutoCAD, Ansys FEA Analysis, Minitab, FileMaker, ProjectLibre
- Medical end uses: Electrophysiology, CardioVascular, Neurostimulation, Endoscopy, Surgical Robots, Cancer Treatment, Peripheral Arterial Disease, Atrial Fibrillation, Catheter, Stomach Bypass, Renal Denervation Treatments, Acoustic Domes
- Programming: Quicksilver Controls (2-axis encoder programming), LabVIEW, HC12 Micro controller in Assembly, g-code, Fortran, PLC's; Moeller, Twido, Allen Bradley
- Machine Shop: Mill, Lathe, Grinders, Spade Drill, Polishing, Laser Marker, 3D Printer, Casting, Rapid Prototype Machine
- Design Control: CAPA, ECO, NCA, DHF, Design Review’s (DR’s), NCR, BOM, and pFMEA
- Electrical wiring and controls: LVDT's, Strain Gages, String Pots, Relays and Contactors
- Misc.: Pull Test / Tensile Test, Bend test, Assemblies, Tolerance Stack Up, Project management, Thermal Camera
- Fluid Power: Pneumatics, Hydraulics
- Various IT / Computer Skills
Cal Poly University (San Luis Obispo)
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Concentration in Mechatronics
Minor in Mathematics
On the job training
Minitab: DMAIC (internal training at MPC) and 20-hour online course which included: DOE, Response Optimization, Gage R&R, t-test, f-test, Confidence Intervals, Process Capability (Cpk, Ppk), ANOVA, Correlation, poka yoke
Cadence Project Management Certificate
ASQ Silicon Valley Biomedical Division: FDA Notified Body and Internal Auditing, Design Control, and DOE
Manufacturing Engineer (2/16, current position)
Develop processes and fixtures for medical device assembly and secondary processes from proof of concept to sustaining including adhesion, bonding, and PAD printing. Many components come from the MedPlast injection molding line. Support elsewhere as needed.
Manufacturing Engineer (5/15 - 12/15, 7 months)
Develop Manufacturing Processes. Design and implement fixtures, tools, and semi-automated equipment. Write test and process validation protocols. Set-up and maintain manufacturing lines. Manage resources and schedules
Successfully sustained an Electrophysiology 3D Rotor Mapping solution catheter for finding arrhythmia in the heart. My responsibilities were on the device manufacture level and the device was produced at a volume of 50 per week, with about 16 operators building the device (8 hours of labor per device). Improved overall company wide systems.
Modified Polymer Components
Development Engineer (4/12 – 2/15, 3 years)
Owned several medical device projects at a time, for various medical device customers, with various end uses, from concept to transfer. Responsible for entire project from: planning and designing, to making first 5 parts, developing and documenting process, troubleshooting, pFMEA’s, managing BOM’s, validation, and ultimately transferring.
Used Solid Works on a nearly daily bases to design dies, tooling, fixtures, ect. Beta tester for Solid Works EPDM implementation. Ensured tolerance stack up wasn't an issue between tooling and material. Frequently used PLC’s to control timing in the semi-automated manufacturing processes. Used machine shop to make fixtures and die’s. Suggested changes in design to customers to make parts more manufacturable. Used Design Review process to implement feedback on making the process more manufacturable. Used customer requirements to implement inspection and testing procedures like pull/tensile test, bend test, and proof test. Used Minitab to show process capability (Cpk, Ppk), suggest tolerance intervals to customers, and analyze/run DOE results. Used multiple coatings like: Teflon, Magnaplate, Anodization, and Alodine. Some exposure to geometric tolerancing.
- Brought in fiber LED system to allow inspection of internal features and defects without the expense of an x-ray scanner.
- Increased yield and visual quality by replacing a clamping system with a screw system.
- Made a dual layered tapered OD and ID catheter possible by re-evaluating tolerance stack up.
- Internal auditor to assure ISO 13485 compliance.
- Created generic spiral cut rig and drawing that was used by fellow engineers to do their spiral cut jobs. Including an equation to find angle of blade with part Ø, and desired pitch of spiral cut.
- Improved safety, upgraded, and fixed old Wraptor to work similar to new Wraptor.
- Became go to guy for Minitab questions and issues. Created flow chart for all employees to easily track down their desired command.
ConXtech (Construction Company)
R & D Engineer, Detail Manager, IT (1/06 – 2/12, approx. 3 years engineering experience and 3 years IT)
Lead Engineer for the electro-mechanical portion of projects. Managed and organized structural drawing standards. Maintained and improved ConXtech's IT infrastructure and desktop support.
- Synchronous lifting hydraulic controls: Designed, fabricated, and programmed PLC controls for the synchronous hydraulic lifting mechanism on the ConXL robot weld system (inexpensive alternatives were not available in the market).
- DAQ and controls: Designed, fabricated, and programmed DAQ and controls using LabView for the ConXL test frame. This allowed in-house testing of the ConXL Frame.
- FARO Arm: Used a robotic arm to compare completed parts to their CAD model.
- SX Drawings: Organized and fixed a full set of best-known methods for structural drawings in AutoCAD to provide structural engineers with a standard to design from using ConXtech's system.