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Designer & Records (Contract)
Kinze Manufacturing (Williamsburg, IA) • May 2012 - May 2015
Worked as a designer updating current designs and maintaining records. This position was my first experience in the Agriculture industry. Kinze Manufacturing was a developer of Crop Planters and Self unloading Grain Carts. This was my second position using AutoCAD Inventor and gained most of my experience with the application in this position. Kinze is a major supplier of Crop Planting equipment in the USA and has a major manufacturing facility in Lithuania.
Clipper WindPower (Cedar Rapids, IA) • September 2009 - April 2011
This was a position in the Wind Power Industry. I worked in engineering to update drawings, documents, and CAD Models using ProE (Wild Fire 4). Very interesting work in a very clean facility which did no manufacturing only assembly.
Manufacturing Engineer & Designer
Pickwick Manufacturing Services (Cedar Rapids, IA) • July 2004 - August 2009
Worked as a Manufacturing Engineer and Designer developing and providing current and after market parts for major american companies such as, American Air Filter, Clipper WindPower, Caterpillar Tractor, Cedar Rapids, inc, Case International & Bandag Corporation. This was my first experience with AutoCAD and Inventor software. Worked with management to get Inventor out of the box and into use. AutoCAD was replaced in most areas with Inventor. I developed a file system and setup drawings and templates for engineering use. Also, implemented use of SigmaNest software application for efficient use of steel sheets.This position allowed me to experience many new areas of the engineering world.
Draftsman - Designer & Early CAD User
Square D Company (Cedar Rapids, IA) • November 1987 - November 2002
Worked as a designer developing Industrial, Commercial and Residential Circuit Breakers. Full time CAD user on a Computervision System. Worked in wire frame modeling and early solid modeling. Company later moved to ProE System (2000i System). Also, working on IEC breaker development when Square D Company was merged in Schneider Electric USA.
Draftsman & Early CAD User
P&H Harnishfeger (Cedar Rapids, IA) • October 1980 - November 1987
Draftsman and early CAD User (CALMA System) developing Hydraulic and Rough Terran Cranes. Worked in sheet metal, structural and engine mounting areas.
FMC Corporation (Lexington, KY & Cedar Rapids, IA) • May 1973 - October 1980
Board Draftsman working on structures and winch units in the development of Hydraulic Truck and Rough Terran Cranes.
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Southeastern Iowa Area Community College
Associates in Applied Science , Mechanical Technology • January 1971 - January 1973
Studied design and drafting as it applied to engineering. Studied Statics, Hydraulics, Electricity and CNC. There was no CAD at this time and we were still using slide rules and (4) function calculators.