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Senior Mechanical Engineer – Design

Resume posted by jbelling in Electronics.
Desired position type: Full-Time.
Location: Chanhassen Minnesota, United States

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Electromechanical Specialist
Electronic Packaging
Wireless, IOT, Industrial


  • Electronic Packaging
  • Team Leadership
  • Electromechanical Design
  • Technical Problem Solving
  • Thermal and Structural Analysis
  • Cost Reduction
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Design for Manufacturing/ Assembly (DFM / DFA)
  • Project Planning
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Internet of Things (IOT)
  • CAD: SolidWorks, AutoCad and ProEngineer Creo
  • Geometric Dimensioning (GDT)


Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
MS Engineering Management (MSME). GPA: 3.1

University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI
BS Mechanical Engineering (BSME). GPA: 3.9

o Named to Dean’s List 8 times.
o Graduated with High Honors.
o Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society


Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
2009 to Present
True Design, Chanhassen, MN

o A Mechanical design and development Company specializing in early to Midsize Companies.

o Clients include Pediatric Medical Care, Internet of Things (IOT), Emergency Response, and Green

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
2012 to 2014
PeopleNet Inc., Eden Prairie, MN

o Senior Mechanical Engineer designing next generation onboard computing and carrier fleet Telematics communications hardware.

o Improved signal reliability on a critical hand held tablet by 98 % through rigorous FMEA analysis. Multiple Key accounts retained, $10 M annually.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
2010 to 2011
GeoSystems LLC, Maple Grove, MN

o Lead mechanical design engineer for GeoSystems – an innovative green energy company specializing in ground source heat pumps.

o Led projects in reducing ambient noise and transmitted vibration up to 95 % using innovative CAD, test and material selections.

Mechanical Design Engineer
2006 to 2009
Enclos Corp., Eagan, MN

o Responsible for research and development of commercial curtain wall systems. Systems employ glass and structural support systems to provide stylish, energy efficient and structurally superior building enclosure.

o Initiated use of Flovent computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software to study and enhance air flow in dual skin curtain wall assemblies for a major development in New York.
o Implemented finite element modeling software solutions that reduced thermal analysis times by over 75% – increasing available research time.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
2000 to 2006
ADC Inc., Minneapolis, MN

o Led the mechanical design development team for Digivance, a ground breaking 3G wireless digital indoor distributed antenna system capable of delivering seamless broadband services to cellular systems.

o Patent awarded for Digivance System Design.

o Introduced product development strategies that resulted in enhanced communication and design for cost strategies between development team members. Strategies have been permanently adopted by ADC management. Strategies included Web based costing, target costing and real-time costing software.

o Received Key Contributor Award for mechanical design innovations.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer
Calix Inc. / Optical Solutions Inc., Plymouth, MN

o Exciting Startup combining Voice, Internet and Video in Fiber to the Home / Business system.

o Consolidated two diverse mechanical engineering groups for operational efficiency. $150K annual savings.

o Redesigned to enhance field service and reliability a stand-alone node permitting fiber near the home. Effort involved thermal testing and enhancements to reduce component junction temperatures.

Mechanical Design Engineer
Turck Inc., Plymouth, MN

o Strong skills in the industrial hardening/ protection of electronics and design of experiments.

o Brought to market 130 unique network products in a 4 year period.

o Led Design for Manufacturing (DFM), Design for Assembly (DFA), Design of Experiments (DOE) and injection molding efforts.

Principal Hardware Development Engineer
Alliant Techsystems Inc., Minneapolis, MN

o Led the mechanical design, electronic packaging, process design and development, customer and vendor interface, cost estimating, structural analysis and testing for undersea systems.

o Special skills in design and use of engineering plastics, injection and insert molding, geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GDT) analysis, tooling, stainless steels, protective platings, aluminum, adhesives, fastening and joining techniques, cast and close tolerance machined parts.

o Technical mechanical customer interface and support with US Navy on MK50 Advanced Lightweight Torpedo Program.

Mechanical Design Engineer
Texas Instruments, Dallas, TX

o Responsible for mechanical design of electro-optical night vision systems.

o Design duties included optics and electronic packaging, surface mount electronics, conceptual packaging development, mechanism design, customer interface, cabling, material selection, shielding (EMI / RFI), human factors, thermal, structural and environmental testing.

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