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Helping Businesses be More Profitable. Jun 22, 2016
- jagengrg was last seen:
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- Laramie, WY
- Professional Engineer, ME
- United States
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- JAG Engineering, LLC
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Mechanical Engineer with thirty eight years experience in design, engineering management, product development, and manufacturing. Sixteen years managing multi-discipline project teams. Extensive experience conducting technical review of designs, testing, and manufacturing plans. Experience includes planning, organizing, integrating and measuring financial and manpower resources, such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, software engineering, materials engineering, analysis, drawing check, and document control. Proficient in the creation of schedules, budgets and staffing plans. Excellent reputation as a team builder, trainer and team player with a proven track record for getting the job done.
JAG Engineering, LLC, Laramie WY 3/2013 – present
Providing a wide variety of Mechanical Engineering Services.
University of Wyoming Extension Program, Cheyenne, WY 4/2008 – 3/2013
Field Engineer: Providing technical support, mechanical design & analysis, and CAD services to manufactures and inventors in Wyoming.
Graphics Microsystems, Sunnyvale, CA 2005 – 1/2008
Director of Engineering Services: Coordinate the efforts of multi discipline project teams and functional groups in the design and development of automation systems for commercial printing presses. Interface with customers & marketing department to establish requirements, deliverables and scope of work for new orders. Develop schedules & assign resources at multiple locations in a dynamic environment where priorities change frequently.
• Successfully created an efficient team of mechanical and electrical engineers located in California, Texas, and Bangalore India.
• Established companywide engineering procedures and document control processes.
• Managed development & release of mechanical, electrical and cooling system designs.
• Coordinate software testing for hardware qualification.
Graphics Microsystems, Sunnyvale, CA 1995 – 1/2005
Mechanical Engineering Manager: Established Scope of Work for new orders. Developed schedules & assigned resources. Determined design approach for new applications. Reviewed all mechanical designs and documentation. Responsibilities included document control, schedules & work plans, budgets, hiring and establishing priorities among mechanical engineers and drafters in California, Texas and Bangalore, India.
• Managed development & released of over 350 mechanical designs.
• Established design reviews with manufacturing and field service and avoided unnecessary manufacturing and installation costs.
• Increased the rate of design releases by cross training engineers so they can function as designers, checker, or project manager.
• Standardized the design, check and release processes for machine design intensive products and eliminated repeat errors.
Lockheed Corporation, Mountain View, CA, NASA, Ames 1991 – 1995
Engineering Manager: Managed three engineering sections: mechanical, electrical & software, support engineering, and a prototype shop which designed, developed and packaged equipment for biological experiments flown aboard the Space Shuttle. Responsible for project schedules, budgets, staffing plans, and requirements documents. Conducted technical reviews of designs and testing plans. Trained staff in Total Quality Management, geometrical tolerancing, and statistical methods.
• Responsible for successful design and packaging of equipment essential for experiments conducted aboard the space shuttle: flights SLS-1, SLS-2 and SLJ.
• Stopped schedule slippage by hiring the correct managerial talent, which allowed senior engineers to focus their efforts on technical issues.
• Managed multiple projects and multi-discipline project teams.
• Provided NASA management with improved scheduling tools facilitating the acceptance of additional projects from NASA headquarters without increasing contractor staff.
Lockheed Corporation, Mountain View, CA, NASA, Ames 1991 – 1991
Engineering Support Supervisor: Supervised analysts, drafters, drawing checkers and prototype shop personnel in support of design and development of equipment for biological experiments flown aboard the Space Shuttle. Chaired the engineering change review board.
• Documented and streamlined the engineering change review process. This reduced design errors and eliminated customer rejection of change requests.
• Structured Cad files to allow design staff and management to locate design information for all missions. Locating data was simplified and design tasks were more easily assigned and shared.
• All analysis reports accepted by NASA auditor with few or no required changes.
Lockheed Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA 1988- 1990
Engineering Supervisor: Responsible for the design and developed of reentry body structures and mechanisms for the U.S. Navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Program. Supervised the activities of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, and drawing check. Responsible for budgets, project schedules, staffing plans and hiring.
• All development and production designs were released on schedule.
• Hardware performed as expected during test with no design changes required.
• Selected to attend Lockheed Leadership Institute.
• Attended Lockheed Supervisor Training program.
Lockheed Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA 1984 – 1988
Senior Design Engineer: Designed and developed reentry bodies for the U.S. navy Fleet Ballistic Missile Program.
• Created mechanical designs for ground and flight tests, met all project schedules and test units performed successfully.
• Saved several thousands of dollars over existing design by creating an inexpensive mass properties master using surplus material.
• Avoided thousands of dollars in scrap by demonstrating with statistical methods that a less rigorous inspection method used was adequate.
• Coordinated with integration engineers to ensure proper packaging of components from various contributing contractors.
• Reduced product costs and process times by working with manufacturing subcontractors to identify the essential requirements and eliminating unnecessary constraints.
Ford Motor Company, Sterling Heights, MI 1978 - 1984
Product Design Engineer: Developed drive train systems for high volume production. Predicted component life using statistical methods. Performed stress and failure mode analyses. Extensive interfacing with subcontractors and manufacturing. Created test plans and procedures. Reviewed and approved manufacturing drawings.
Education and Training
MSME, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 1990
BSME, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 1978
Mechanical Design Analysis Engineering Drawings
ISO 9000 Statistical Process Control Total Quality Management
Geometric Tolerancing Design of Experiments Public Speaking
Quality Group Facilitator Failure Analysis
Certifications and Memberships
Professional Engineer registered in and Wyoming, Colorado, California, and Michigan
Registered with NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1979
ASME Section positions held: Secretary, Programs Chair, Industrial Relations Chair, San Francisco Bay Area Technical Conference Committee Member
Wyoming Engineering Society