|Desired Industry: Engineering
|Desired Job Location: Shaker Heights, Ohio
||Date Posted: 11/19/2010
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel: Yes, 25-50%
|Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
Degreed engineer with extensive experience in the design, development, application, and testing of mechanical systems and components. Leader or member of cross-functional project teams. Partnered with customers to develop successful products.
~~LuK USA, LLC, Wooster, Ohio - Tier 1 supplier of components to automobile manufacturers.
Test Engineer, Testing Systems September 2000 to August 2008
Responsible for developing and implementing test plans and procedures for automotive torque converters in support of product development, manufacturing, and customer requirements. Activities included developing new tests, writing test procedures, directing the design, fabrication, and installation of mechanical and hydraulic test equipment, and working with automotive OEM customers. Test development activities included international travel.
• Member of three new product development teams.
• Developed a new test stand for evaluating thrust washer performance and durability.
• Wrote technical specifications and benefit-cost analysis for capital proposal for new rotary bend test stands.
• Two product invention disclosures accepted by management.
• Evaluated and selected outside test labs and managed outside test contracts.
• Wrote guidelines for writing test procedures and published 18 new test procedures.
• Performed Gauge Reliability and Reproducibility study on torque converter dynamometers.
~~The Lubrizol Corp., Wickliffe, Ohio - Worldwide manufacturer of lubricant additives.
Project Engineer, New Test Development/Engineering Sciences, April 1998 to December 1998
• Managed Lubrizol's engine emissions testing program.
• Developed a new proprietary diesel engine test for evaluating the effect of exhaust gas recirculation on lubricant performance.
Project Engineer, Field Testing Division April 1989 to March 1998
Negotiated and managed over 50 field tests evaluating lubricants and fuel additives in vehicle drivelines, light and heavy-duty engines (gasoline, diesel, two-stroke, alternate fueled, off-highway), and stationary natural gas engines. Membership on internal teams included Field Test, Field Test Cost Management sub-team, Field Test Planning sub-team, Field Test Development sub-team (leader), Stationary Gas Engines, LHRE Lubes, Alternate Fuels, Two-Stroke, and Diesel Exhaust Aftertreatment.
• Chaired the Technical Symposium Committee coordinating the annual meeting of over 800 participants.
• One of three selected to develop & train module 7 of the Quality Management Program.
• Quality Management mentor for the fleet garage team.
• Evaluated, selected and championed project management software that was subsequently adopted throughout the department.
~~Grimmer-Schmidt Compressors, Franklin, Indiana – Manufacturer of portable industrial compressors.
Product Engineer January 1989 to March 1989
Developed a kit for installing and controlling an industrial compressor, driven by the vehicle engine, on commercial vehicles. Wrote the installation manual and presented the product to customers at a national trade show.
~~Adiabatics, Inc., Columbus, Indiana – Ceramic component research firm for internal combustion engines.
Program Manager October 1986 to November 1988
Managed a two-year, $695,000 U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Command contract to measure the performance, emissions, and cost-effectiveness of uncooled diesel engines and evaluate the durability of thermal barrier coatings.
• Performed all testing and data analysis.
• Managed subcontracts to develop vehicle simulation software and hired offsite vehicle test facility.
• Wrote and gave project presentations and reports to the U.S. Army.
• Designed and built engine test stand.
~~Cummins Engine Company, Inc., Columbus, Indiana – Worldwide diesel engine manufacturer.
Senior Engineer, Transportation Engineering August 1983 to July 1986
Designed and tested engine and transmission installations in intercity coaches and transit buses. This included work on cooling systems, accessory drives, drive train optimization, engine control systems, noise and vibration. Additional responsibilities included engine performance development, installation related hardware development, vehicle test equipment, and test procedures.
• Partnered with customers to provide production support. (Customers included seven bus manufacturers in the USA, Canada, Belgium, and Mexico)
• Represented Cummins as a member of the SAE Bus Advisory Subcommittee
Senior Engineer, Medium Vee Engine Product Development July 1978 to July 1983
Performance and hardware development of the 903in3 V8 diesel engine for both commercial and military markets.
Engineer, Product Engineering, Columbus Engine Plant April 1977 to June 1978
Responsible for manufacturing cost reduction, discrepant material review, and supplier qualification review.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD – continuing education
Member, SAE International
Volunteer, Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum
United States Coast Guard
Project Engineer (Lieutenant) Ninth District Office
Designed and managed facility engineering projects throughout the Great Lakes area.
Duty on board the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and Officer Candidate School.
SAE paper 890142 "Performance Assessment of US Army Truck with Adiabatic Diesel Engine"
SAE paper 922201 "Field Test Data Analysis Techniques"
SAE paper 922299 "Assessing the Lubricant Needs for M85 Fueling Using Short-Trip Field and Engine Dynamometer Tests"
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