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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Apple Valley, MN


Performance-driven, detail-oriented, and creative Mechanical Engineer with 12 years of professional experience in leadership, design, testing, and development of high-performance electro-mechanical systems

Work Experience

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors (MS2), Eagan, MN

Feb 1999Mar 2011

Developed mechanical solutions for incorporating commercial electronics into new systems capable of operating reliably in harsh military environments. Designs reside in off-road vehicles, destroyer and combat ships, carriers, nuclear attack submarines, and cargo and surveillance aircraft
  • Leadership
* Led interdisciplinary teams from planning, through design, build, test, production, and Engineering Change Order (ECO) support phases of systems resulting in reliable and successful product delivery to customer
* Managed release of Technical Data Packages (TDP's) to help expedite product transitions to factory production
* Generated Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) estimates to help plan for out-of-scope efforts and new tasks
* Conducted peer reviews to ensure design thoroughness, catch early errors, and to build team strength
  • Design
* Used 3D CAD software to develop components, subassemblies, and complex electronics systems to meet project requirements, customer requirements, and applicable military specifications
* Created and supervised generation of ANSI Y14.5 compliant drawings to thoroughly capture design intent
* Utilized testing results to guide current and future designs, mitigate risk, and to reduce design and build costs
* Incorporated human ergonomic considerations into designs to reduce risks of human in jury
  • Test
* Product lead for shock, vibration, noise, Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference (EMI/RFI), and thermal qualification testing setup and conduct
* Wrote and conducted formal Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) procedures to qualify system performance
  • Research and Development
* Developed low-cost shock and vibration isolation methods for component and assembly level applications
* Designed test fixtures to help ensure true test results, and to facilitate accuracy during repeated uses
  • Department of Defense clearance: Secret

Intern Design Engineer

Frigidaire Home Products, Webster City, IA

Jan 1997Aug 1997

  • Converted a residential washing machine into a commercial coin-operated unit
  • Assisted with technical writing of customer literature to ensure concise and comprehendible instructions
  • Utilized Failure Mode Effect Cause Analysis (FMECA) techniques to ensure customer-safety driven design decisions

Assistant Manager and Instrument Repair Technician

Reck Violin Shop, Coralville, IA

Jun 1993 1995

  • In charge of servicing and repairing Iowa City, IA School District owned stringed instruments
  • Used precision hand craftsmanship during repairs to prevent structural or acoustic damage


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Iowa State University,


Additional Information

  • Highly skilled at using 3D CAD design software to develop complex parts, assemblies, and drawings
  • Proven history of providing practical solutions to complex problems using imaginative, thorough, cost-effective approaches
  • Posses strong verbal communications, written communications, and technical writing skills
  • Knowledgeable of quality control, production processes, designing for manufacturability, and cost reduction techniques
  • Strong project management skills including team leadership, consensus building, and on-budget timely results
  • Working knowledge of commercial, government, and military specifications and standards to help set design parameters

Software Proficiencies:
  • Pro/ENGINEER (Wildfire 3.0) PTC Windchill Classic Jack 6.0 Human Simulation Microsoft Office
  • PDM (Pro/Intralink) Mathcad Adobe Acrobat Professional
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