I was always interested in design and particularly with 3D modeling from an early age. My exposure to 3D modeling started off with 3D Studio max in middle school as a hobby, and my interest and skill set grew from then on. My high school had an engineering program that I took part in throughout my time there, which ultimately brought me to the decision of choosing engineering as a career path. My first exposure to CAD modeling and engineering, was in a high school internship program working for a product development firm. There, I drafted in Pro-Engineer concepts which would then ultimately be used for patent application drawings. I graduated college in 2010 from Florida Atlantic University, with a bachelors of science degree in Mechanical Engineering.
I am now currently employed by Aerospace Technologies Group (ATG), where I focus on new product development, aircraft integration, testing, and validation of ATG's products.
- 6 years of hands on experience developing cabin interior electro-mechanical systems.
- Aircraft integration experience.
- Direct experience working with the following OEMs, Airbus, Bombardier, Cessna, Dassault Falcon Jet, and Gulfstream
- Creating preliminary product envelope studies, and the designing/drafting initial product space envelopes .
- Establishing mechanical and electrical interface types and locations.
- Solid understanding of typical mechanical and electrical components in the aircraft interior cabin system.
- Substantial experience in technical dialog to effectively communicate technical integration and testing content in verbal and digital media.
- Product Design/Testing
- Thorough understanding of the mechanical design criteria required to successfully design products to passDO-160 (Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment) qualification testing.
- Routinely acts as engineering representation to support test lab personnel in properly setting up test equipment and running tests.
- Understanding of the theory and execution of HALT (Highly Accelerated Lifetime Testing). Supported various products during this testing phase and used mechanical and electrical means of collecting data to:
- Find and isolate problems in the mechanical design.
- Redesign and optimize mechanical components to achieve design expectations.
- Ultimately weed out as many problems as possible in the mechanical design, and validate that failure modes have been mitigated with further engineering tests or HALT.
- Highly proficient in establishing and validating root cause failure analysis for issues found in complex assemblies.
- 4 year Bachelors of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Atlantic University.
- 6 years of experience working with SolidWorks CAD software
- Proficient with CATIA V5 & ENOVIA PLM software.
- 6 years of experience in the following disciplines
- 2D Drafting
- Injection Molded Part Design
- Designing parts to follow injection molding guidelines to achieve repeatable and robust parts.
- Approving mold designs to confirm design intent is met and necessary features for molding are accounted for in optimal locations.
- Experience with on-site validation of T-1 samples, and directing optimization of features with vendors. (Domestic and Overseas)
- Machined Part Design
- Rapid Prototyping
- Programming and designing parts optimized for Stratasys FDM rapid prototyping hardware.
- Designing Mechanisms
- Designing board layouts to allow for PCB mounting and packaging within mechanical assemblies.
- Placing and selecting electrical connectors to interface with design requirements and interfaces.
- Drive Systems
- Structural Components
- Ergonomic Interfaces
- Design of experiments
- Designing and conducting tests to prove theories and validate hypothesis.
- Gathering empirical data using data acquisition systems and software such as National Instruments Labview.
- Creating detailed reports and displaying data points in a thorough but easy to understand method.
- Rendering and Visualization
- Surface Modeling
- Parametric Modeling
- Direct Modeling