What can I offer you?

I’m a Manufacturing Engineer with 10 years of experience (6 years in medical device). Some of my top skills and experience I can offer are:

Professional Experience

MedPlast / Viant

Medical Device Contract Manufacturer
Manufacturing Engineer (NPI and Sustaining)
02/2016 – 07/2018 (2.5 years)
Responsibilities
Worked on a stem cell separation device and sub-assemblies for surgical robots. Develop processes and fixtures for medical device assembly and secondary processes. I took projects from proof of concept through sustaining. Implemented cost saving ideas.
Accomplishments

Corpus Medical

Medical Device Contract Manufacturer
Manufacturing Engineer (Sustaining)
05/2015 – 12/2015 (7 months)
Responsibilities
Develop manufacturing processes. Design and implement fixtures, tools, and semi-automated equipment. Set-up and maintain manufacturing lines. Manage resources and schedules.
Accomplishments
Successfully sustained an Electrophysiology 3D Rotor Mapping solution catheter for finding arrhythmia in the heart up to the packaged device level. 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

Medical Device Contract Manufacturer
Development Engineer (NPI Manufacturing Engineer)
4/12 – 2/15 (3 years)
Responsibilities
Responsible for taking projects from proof-of-concept to transfer. Duties included planning, designing, making initial samples, developing & documenting process, troubleshooting, pFMEA’s, managing BOM’s, validation, and ultimately transferring. Worked on components who’s end use was; eurostimulation, endoscopy, surgical robots, cancer treatment devices, peripheral arterial disease, atrial fibrillation, catheter, stomach bypass, renal denervation treatments, and acoustic domes.

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 DFM changes to customers. 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 many coatings and materials. Some exposure to geometric tolerancing. Internal auditor to assure ISO 13485 compliance.
Accomplishments

ConXtech

Construction Automation
Test Engineer, Automation Manufacturing Engineer, Drafter, IT
01/2006 – 02/2012 (6 years)
Responsibilities
Worked on electro-mechanical manufacturing and test fixturing. Managed and organized structural drawing standards. Maintained and improved ConXtech's IT infrastructure.
Accomplishments

Education

UCSC - University of Santa Cruz
Medical Device Verification and Validation

ASQ Silicon Valley Biomedical Division
FDA Notified Body and Internal Auditing
DOE (Design of Experiment)
Design Control

Cadence
Project Management Certificate

Minitab Training
DMAIC (internal training at MPC) and 20-hour online Minitab course which together included: DOE, Response Optimization, Gage R&R, t-test, f-test, Confidence Intervals, Process Capability (Cpk, Ppk), ANOVA, Correlation, poka yoke

Cal Poly University, San Luis Obispo
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Concentration in Mechatronics
Minor in Mathematics


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