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Alan
meerkatguy1956@hotmail.com
321-652-7506
12255 89th St.
Fellsmere, FL 32948
Sr. Mechanical Engineer
27 years experience W2
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Experienced, enthusiastic, and innovative mechanical design engineer with extensive experience in machine and product design, robotics, factory, and production automation. I am looking for a challenging position involving the design of complex mechanisms, products, and structures. I am up to date on current practices and theories yet still very down to earth and hands on. I thrive in a multi-project team environment as team leader or team member.


Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
  • Certified Solidworks Professional – Advanced Weldments (CSWPA-WD)


Engineering experience

  • Experienced, enthusiastic, and innovative mechanical design engineer with extensive experience
    in machine and product design and analysis, robotics, factory, and production automation
  • Servos, ballscrews, cam and linkages for motion control
  • Extensive material (metals and plastics) and finishes/coatings experience
  • Sheet metal, weldments, fastenings, castings, and injection molding.
  • Knowledge of DFM and PFMEA
  • Machined, cast, forged, fabricated and molded parts design
  • Complex assemblies and layouts including gear, cam, linkage and drive design
  • Continuous motion machine and indexing machine design
  • Structural and stress analysis, including FEA, good working knowledge of GDT
  • Design optimization, design for manufacture, design for assembly, FMEA
  • Chassis, power train and suspension design
  • Jig, fixture and tooling design including composites
  • Full machine design experience from customer part samples and prints through to installation and service including BOM, parts lists, spares lists, layouts, schematics, floor plans and misc. documentation.etc.

Software experience

  • AutoCAD - 15 years experience
  • Mechanical Desktop - 5 years experience
  • Solidworks - 8 years experience Certified Solidworks Professional (CSWP)
  • Cosmos FEA - 3 years experience
  • Inventor - 12 years’ experience
  • I am experienced at photo editing and web design and most office applications. I have had my work featured in trade magazines.

Experience
Senior Project Engineer
Manufacturing
Jul 2016 - Mar 2020
  • I had great involvement and responsibility in the design of part handling and part printing equipment, mostly for the medical products industry.
  • The job involves continuous motion, cam design, complex mechanisms, and close tolerance part design.
  • Integrated robots and designed end effectors in many projects.
  • Used Inventor 2019 to create detail drawings for manufacture and assembly drawings.
Mechanical Engineering CAD Designer 3D CAD Solidworks Medical Devices
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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Manufacturing
Sep 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Designing robotic systems and tooling.
  • Analyze and effectively resolve manufacturing and assembly problems.
  • Compile and generate complete parts lists and bills of materials.
  • Analyze engineering change requests and implement engineering change orders.
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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Manufacturing
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Flagstaff, AZ
  • Designing close tolerance medical device manufacturing machines.
  • Analyze and effectively resolve manufacturing and assembly problems.
  • Compile and generate complete parts lists and bills of materials to stringent medical standards.
  • Analyze engineering change requests and implement engineering change orders.
  • Evaluate vendor capacity, quality, and policy as related to the needs of the company.
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Design Engineer
Construction/Engineering
Jul 2013 - Jan 2014
Troutman, NC
  • Designing CNC routing and milling machines.
3D CAD CAD Designer Solidworks
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Senior Project Engineer
Manufacturing
Mar 2009 - Jul 2013
  • I have great involvement and responsibility in the design of part handling and part printing equipment, mostly for the medical products industry.
  • The job involves continuous motion, cam design, complex mechanisms, and close tolerance part design.
  • Using Inventor 2010.
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Mechanical Design Engineer
Construction/Engineering
Aug 2008 - Feb 2009
Orlando, FL
  • This was a short-term contract designing underground drain repair, cleaning, and inspection robots.
  • Many examples of my work are shown on the customer's web site.
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Mechanical Design/Project Engineer
Manufacturing
Mar 2006 - Aug 2008
Melbourne, FL
  • This was a long term contract designing assembly machinery using dial indexers, robots, torque drivers, fluid dispensers etc.
  • I was involved from start to finish on these projects.
  • Used Solidworks 2006 and Cosmos.
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Mechanical Design Engineer
Construction/Engineering
Aug 2005 - Aug 2006
Melbourne, FL
  • This was a medium-term contract.
  • I designed a CNC 3 axis routing machine and a couple of smaller projects all for the manufacture of internal household and commercial doors and frames.
  • Used Solidworks 2005 and Cosmos.
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Mechanical Design Engineer
Construction/Engineering
Jan 2006 - Mar 2006
Orlando, FL
  • This was a short term contract designing underground drain repair, cleaning, and inspection robots.
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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Construction/Engineering
Aug 2003 - Aug 2005
  • I joined this company full time (after previous contract work) working on custom assembly systems and packaging machinery.
  • I worked a lot with robots designing tooling and end effectors.
  • The work involved designing custom packaging cells that are installed on the end of existing production lines.
  • Often, we would put the product into cartons, then pack cartons into cases, and finally pack the cases onto pallets and shrink wrap them.
  • Used Solidworks 2003/4.
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Contract Design Engineer
Construction/Engineering
Aug 1994 - Aug 2003
Melbourne, FL

After moving to Florida in November '94 I started my own contracting business (Desico Design). I did engineering projects for many local companies; the most significant are listed below.
On these contracts I used a mix of AutoCAD, Mechanical Desktop, and Solidworks

  • Facet Inc. Melbourne, FL

Design Engineer - Complex assembly machinery design and development.
I had full project responsibility for many large projects right from initial meetings with customers all the way to installation and hand off. I designed several machines for the assembly of medical, automotive and consumer products. I utilized dial and linear indexers, bowl and centrifugal feeders as well as designing custom indexing chassis when needed. I did have a joint patent underway on one custom part feeder design.

  • Profold Inc. Sebastian, FL

Project Engineer - Paper folding and handling equipment.
I worked on several modifications to existing equipment and designed and developed from scratch two completely new folding machines. A company installation engineer told me that one of my designs was the best brand-new product he had ever installed and commissioned.

  • TCI Inc. Melbourne, FL

Custom machinery and system design.
I worked on assembly machines and some custom mail handling machines for the USPS based in their sorting offices.

  • GSMA Systems, Inc. Palm Bay, FL

Custom assembly machine design for major customers in the medical and automotive field.
I had full project responsibility for many large projects. A typical machine could have 8 to 10 bowl feeders, 4 to 6 robots and 10 to 20 custom stations for conventional pick and place, insertion, staking, ultrasonic welding, HF welding, adhesive or lubricant application, test and inspection (often using vision systems), and many others. The work here was very varied; one project could be inspecting X-ray tubes with Geiger counters, and the next would be inspecting and handling wooden pallets.

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Education
Bachelor's in Science in Mechanical Engineering
The Open University
Certifications
Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP)
Certified Solidworks Professional - Advanced Weldments (CSWPA-WD)
HNC in Mechanical Engineering
University of Central Lancashire
Skills
Solidworks
2020
19
CAD Designer
2020
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AutoCad
2006
12
Mechanical Engineering
2020
7
3D CAD
2020
5
Medical Devices
2020
4
Mechanical Design
2009
3
FMEA
2016
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Injection Molding
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PFMEA
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Plastics
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Sheet Metal
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1