Team focused Mechanical Engineer with a passion for innovation, design and product development. Experience in founding and expanding hardware and firmware teams from conceptual design to prototype. Curious and inquisitive in robotics, fluid dynamics, hardware control and product design. Fortune 500 experience in product reliability & validation.
Technical and Applied Skills
CAD: SolidWorks 2004-2019, AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw, & fab machine specific programs.
Test Sensors: Strain gauge, accelerometer, thermocouple, thermistor, GPS, photo sensor, pressure transducer, load cell, motor encoders.
Fabricating: Extensive skills in wood, metal, and automotive shops. Experience with CNC cutters and mills, hand mills, welding, lathe, vacuum forming, injection molding, 3D printing, laser cutting, water jet.
Heavy machinery experience: Loader-backhoe, skid steer, bulldozer, wheel loader, excavator, Previously held CDL Class B -P for driving a passenger bus.
Project Management: Trello, Github, Buganizer, G-suite, Microsoft suite.
Loon, a Google X graduate, has developed the most essential components of a cell tower and redesigned them to be light and durable enough to be carried by a balloon at a 60,000 foot elevation, on the edge of space. I lead the hardware reliability test lab team.
Manage all hardware related reliability tests for the company.
Personally setup, maintain, monitor, and analyze between 5 and 15 tests at any given time. Our team will own 25 - 50 live tests.
Program environmental chamber, write/edit test scripts, build data visualization and alerting.
Keep entire test lab efficient and functional by owning tool/chamber maintenance and purchasing tools/supplies/equipment as needed.
Provide metrics and insights on test lab performance to upper management.
Ensure team’s workload is properly distributed based on individual schedule and expertise.