Accomplished designer of complex equipment with extensive machining experience and expert in all aspects of electromechanical equipment design and build. Proven ability to create and deliver ingenious and elegant design solutions to engineering challenges. Broad range of additional abilities including assembly, debug, installation and repair of a wide variety of machinery and test equipment. Seeking a design and fabrication position in an organization desiring a person with an extraordinary record of innovation, ingenuity and genuine enthusiasm for equipment development. Lead equipment designer with industry leader IBM, specializing in the development and implementation of new manufacturing and test equipment to drive continued process improvements and enhance capabilities of existing tool sets. Expert in providing tool and equipment design and fabrication services through all phases of development (concept, feasibility modeling, prototype and final build). Extremely energetic with a gift for solving complex problems in a fast paced environment. A broad base of experience including but not limited to: Fourteen years experience as a Tool and Model Maker & Equipment Development Specialist following an intensive 2.5 year formal apprenticeship. Twelve years designing automated & semi-automated machinery, test equipment and manufacturing tools, fixtures etc..
Several United States patents in areas including semiconductor packaging, thin film application, system board rework and manufacturing tools. One of the first two recipients (globally) of the IBM I Innovate award. Designed a PGV (personal guided vehicle) for 300mm wafer transport now used in multiple semiconductor manufacturing facilities. Contribution of numerous internally published technical documents to the IBM intellectual property community.
Lead Designer IBM - Large Panel Assembly & Test, Poughkeepsie, NY (tm) 2008 - Present Responsible for direction and coordination of all equipment design activity within the IBM large panel assembly and test function. Technical lead for projects involving designers, tool & model makers, build specialists, vendor shops and suppliers to meet all due dates, quality specifications and cost objectives.
Senior Equipment Designer IBM - Equipment Services, Fishkill, NY (tm) 1999 - 2008 Design automated and semi-automated production machinery and test equipment, tools, fixtures and associated hardware in support of technical lead personnel. Ensure design compliance to all levels of audit, safety, ergonomics etc..
Equipment Development Specialist IBM - Equipment Services, Poughkeepsie & Fishkill, NY (tm) 1990 - 1999 Assemble, test, modify and debug machinery and mechanisms in support of design and engineering personnel. Must be able to understand the source of and identify solutions for unsatisfactory equipment performance and effectively communicate this information to the engineering team. Fabricate precision parts and oversee the machining activities of tool makers and machinists.
Tool and Model Maker IBM - Equipment Services, Poughkeepsie, NY (tm) 1983 - 1990 Fabricate precision parts from engineering drawings, sample parts or verbal instruction. Demonstrate the highest level of competence in all conventional machining methods such as milling, turning and grinding. Understand the fundamental tenets of precision the proper application of limits, fits and tolerance requirements.
Education / Technical Skills
3D Solid Model Computer Aided Design Several thousand hours on CATIA V4 & V5 (tm) 1999 - Present
Tool & Model Maker Apprenticeship IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY (tm) 1983 - 1986
AAS in Machining Processes Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY (tm) 1981 - 1983