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Senior Level Mechanical Design Engineer Resume

Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 46280
Desired Job Location: Beaverton, Oregon Date Posted: 11/30/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: Now
Desired Wage: 100,000
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Undecided

Seeking a challenging senior level design engineering position working working with a good group of people desiging new products.

08/10-10/10 Crimson Trace Corp., Wilsonville, OR,

Senior Technical Engineer working with both manufacturing and engineering to improve company’s existing products as well as design new light based products for commercial and military use. Laid off in mid October, due to 20% reduction in workforce

06/07-07/2010 Consulting/Contract Engineering Services, Beaverton, OR,

Sr. Opto-mechanical Engineer
Worked both individually and through various engineering contract houses on projects for local companies. Most recently at FLIR Systems, Inc. as the lead mechanical engineer designing an infrared camera for a military aircraft. During this time, also did contract work for Rodgers Instruments, Plasti-Fab, Optical Subassemblies, Inc. and nLight.

2003-05/07 iMove, Inc, Portland, OR, Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Sole mechanical engineer in the company. Responsible for all product mechanical designs, documentation, BOMs, and vendor sourcing. Obtained SECRET clearance for government program work.

o Designed the Geoview ™ Model 3000 handheld spherical camera
o Designed the DVS vehicle mounted camera system
o Designed the Inview ™ stationary multi-camera sensor systems.
o Designed all the supporting electronics enclosures as well as the camera subsystems.
o Designed other various prototypes, test and manufacturing fixtures.
o To see these products, go to the company’s website at

2000-2003. Network Elements, Inc, Beaverton, OR, Sr. Photonics Packaging Engineer

Project lead engineer designing world-class 10Gbs fiber optic transmitters. Opto-mechanical design, including multi-element fiber coupling systems, thermal design, very small multi-layer ceramic substrates and metal parts, cooled and uncooled hermetic packages, and designs to meet Telecordia GR-468 and MIL-STD 883 environmental requirements. High speed controlled impedance runs and feed thrus, alumina and aluminum nitride ceramic substrate designs, silicon optical bench designs, process development, tooling and fixturing design. Responsible for all documentation aspects of transmitter product design, including solid modeling, detail drafting and vendor technical communications. Design tools include SolidWorks, CosmosWorks, Excel, AppCad, and Mathcad.

o Designed world’s first land grid array fiber optic transmitter for 10Gbs operation. Product exceeded design specifications and was in the process of being qualified to GR-468.
o Designed silicon optical benches for precise passive alignment of fiber optic components.
o Designed two thermo-electrically cooled 10Gbs fiber optic transmitters.
o Designed numerous electrical interconnect substrates and text fixtures for use in and with the company’s products.

1996-1999. PRISM Consulting & Design, Inc, Tigard, OR, President and Sr. Opto-mechanical engineer

Product design for NW companies, including mechanical packaging, optomechanical and thermal design. Worked closely with local optical engineers, mechanical engineers, designers, and fabrication shops. Rapidly designed and prototyped new products, typically faster than in house engineering departments. Primary design tools used were SolidWorks and Cadkey.

o Designed Pixelvision’s water-cooled Adapt III camera. Product won NASA Tech Brief’s product of the year award in 1999.
o Designed Pixelvision’s PlutoCCD thermo-electrically cooled CCD camera.
o Designed numerous other camera systems for various customers.
o Designed XES Electro Optic’s laser power supply.
o Designed shutter assembly for 8-inch diameter aperture CCD camera.
o Designed rotating multi-element lens system for imaging IR spectrometer.
o Designed thermo-electric heat exchanger for airborne enclosed camera system.
o Re-designed Melles Griot’s Spectrum 9000 forensics light source.

1996-1999. Photonic Packaging Technologies, Inc. Beaverton, OR, Sr. Opto-mechanical Engineer.

Half-time employee as a product design engineer designing high-speed fiber optic transmitter and receiver packages. Remainder of time was spent doing electronic packaging and optomechanical design for local companies as an independent consultant. Mechanical design tools included Cadkey, Autocad Mechanical Desktop and SolidWorks. ALGOR and Mathcad were used for thermal analysis.

o Designed dual wavelength receiver assembly with light at one wavelength generating electrical power and light at the other wavelength receiving high-speed data transmission.
o Designed numerous fiber-optic transmitters and receivers.
o Designed Mach-Zender modulator package.
o Designed fiber-optic calibration equipment for calibrating Optical Time Domain Reflectometers.

1995-1996 Electro Scientific Industries, Portland, OR, Opto-mechanical Engineer.

Worked on design of diode pumped laser system and other additions to Models 9250 and 9300 semiconductor link processing systems. Developed process for Mechanical Engineering Dept. for transferring data files to outside vendors for rapid prototyping of sheet metal and machined parts. Designed using SDRC Ideas and Cadkey.

1991-1995 FLIR Systems, Portland, OR, Mechanical Engineer.

Responsible for all mechanical design of four advanced infrared and visual viewing system products, using Autocad and Cadkey. This included electro-mechanical packaging, optomechanical design, thermal design, ECB design, and introduction to manufacturing.

B.S., Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR
Major: Physics, with emphasis in optics.
Minor: Mathematics

Past President, Optical Society of America, Columbia River Chapter
Past Secretary, Portland Area SolidWorks User Group
Past member SPIE, IEEE and OSA

Strong skills in optics, opto-mechanical design, SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation for thermal and stress analysis, Microsoft Office Products, MatchCAD. Have taken a number of classes related to manufacturing and design of optical products.

Skilled in drafting to ANSI Y14.5 and use of GD&T for tolerance control and product cost control. Extensive experience working with local machine shops, sheet metal shops, packaging vendors, component suppliers and other vendors to produce products that are economical and reliable.

Additional Information:
United States Patent 6679636: Method and apparatus for maintaining alignment of a laser diode with an optical fiber.

Taught optics, physics and math to middle school students as a volunteer

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