Product Development Engineer
Why you should work with me:
I have a breadth of experience in large number of manufacturing methods and can lend that knowledge to your needs and wants. I also have an eye for detail, elegant design, and aesthetics. I strongly believe that form and function must complement each other instead of one dominating the other. It should be said that this does not prevent me from getting my hands dirty. Sometimes the quick and dirty projects are the most elegant.
Skills and Proficiencies:
CAD: SolidWorks, Finite Element Analysis with SolidWorks Simulation, AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor.
Programming: C++, C, LabVIEW, MATLAB, Simulink.
Knowledge Base: Controls, Automation, Materials, Processes, Data Acquisition and Analysis, Machine Design, Fluids, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer.
Engineering Skills: Product Development and Testing, Material Testing and Failure Analysis, Design of Experiments.
Fabrication Experience: 3 Axis Mill, Lathe, CNC Mill, Foundry, Forging, Woodworking, Composite Construction; Laminating, Photolithographic Etching & Plating PCBs and Similar Products.
Other Design Experience: Injection Molded Plastic, 3D Printing, Wire-EDM.
Project Management: Start-to-Finish Project Leading, Scheduling, Work Breakdown Structure Development, Budgeting, Bill of Materials, Cost Estimation, Engineering Reports and Presentations.
Other Software: Excel, Word, Project, PowerPoint, Visio; OpenOffice, Libre. Minitab, MathCAD.
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, Dec. 2012
My interests since I've been young has been making things, robots primarily. I've been building robots since I got the flagship LEGO Mindstorms flagship kit for Christmas. One of my primary goals in pursuing mechanical engineering was the idea of being able to know how to make anything and everything. CAD has turned out to be an interesting facet of this passion since it allows the creative media without nearly as much capital. I've been working with CAD since high-school, and am an absolute SolidWorks junkie. My focus in college was robotics, along with control systems, materials, and product development. My professional career has been awash with fast-paced R&D and project management experience.
Out of work I enjoy tinkering with my own projects, traveling, hiking, volunteering, socializing, and video/board games. I live in Denver and love the mountains. I'm using Upwork as a way to keep myself busy during my off hours, but my schedule is flexible enough that I can guarantee your projects will be done with complete focus and according to your timetable.