Spens 28515 Seven
Mile Rd. Livonia, MI 48152-3501
phone# (248) 474
Apply a Degree and 12 yrs hands-on design & project
organizational experience of concept through production of
mechanical &Electrical devices, power transmission, testing
& development, fabrication, project management & patent #
5,588,257 put in production. Production cost analysis of competing
designs evaluated. UL and CSA requirements knowledge applied if
required. Product development schedules maintained with critical
point reviews in a team environment. Testing performed in simulated
and real-life environments prior to market introduction.
Qualifications 12 years experience in design, 10 years in testing,
and 7 years fabricating parts and assemblies.
Carlesimo Products Inc. Returned 8/2012 to
Part time: Contract July August of 2011
Mold Production lay outs, Quality control, Parts Machinist, Machine
Report to George Roest, Plant Superintendent.
• Produce production Lay outs on molds for production personal to
produce products and make required components for them.
• Final inspection of components and pipe systems and assembly's
before release and loading for customer shipment.
• Help production personal resolve problems and remember
missed steps. Remind employees of production assignments for
• Produce shop drawings or layouts from supplied drawings sent
• Equipment repair machinist, repair production machines and
equipment, locate buy machine modify replacement parts to
• Worked closely with plant supervisor maintaining production
and repair of plant machinery and equipment
RPS Enterprises, -Livonia MI ( 4/1996
-6/2010) Developed and ran my prototype
Reported to the customer or client if for resale. I turned
client concepts into specifications, prototypes, and short run
• Using customer concept sketches and competitors pictures,
prototype build, then machined for the entire stores display cases,
17 housing assembles 2 to 6 feet long, 4 with welded angled ends.
LED housing assembles build at 1/3 competitors cost LED light strip
currently working to customer satisfaction in Skyline Jewelry in
• Designed and made replacement gears using my rebuilt machines to
Repair production machines and
equipment, machine replacement parts, maintain machinery.
built and developed a unique linear actuator for use in robotic arms
and legs, developed into a variable force exercise machine.
• Consulted Electromechanical
design development & fabrication of Spectroscopic automated
environmental water analyzer.
Consulted and built prototype prosthetic limbs with silicone rubber
skin and unique
Formulated spur Gear design and manufacturing
program that calculates 35 interrelated solutions using 3 input
variables for design and inspection of manufactured
gears and gear sets.
Fabricated and machined and $old to Head of Geology department.
(using only photos in a trade magazine) College classroom
interactive display set of geometric models.
Project/Design Engineer Stanley
Home Automation, (6/1986-4/1996) Stanley Home Automation,
A division of the Stanley Works Mfg. of Automatic Garage Door
Openers. (Stock symbol SWK)
Reported to the Product Line Manager and Engineering Manager.
Responsible for all mechanical research, design,
and production support of the residential garage door opener product
Requirements included UL & CSA approval and validation,
manufacturing engineering, product testing, production cost
analysis, and evaluation of cost reduction/avoidance proposals. ·
Completed value added plastic gear case assembly, improved design,
eliminated previous processing problems and resultant part failures
through an improved structure and material selection. Reduced
assembly time by 20% and QC rejects by 80%. · Designed and
implemented use of inspection gauges for output shaft that resolved
disputes between vendors and engineering. · Redesigned garage door
opener using 3D CAD which reduced size, improved lighting, increased
ease of customer installation, and reduced cost ($108.78 to $96.67).
· Developed a steel tube alternative to a molded plastic structural
component that was more cost competitive. The more robust appearance
improved quality perception of product to the dealers. Reduced the
total of all return goods by 8 % · Transformed a hand worked low
volume dealer garage door opener into a modern medium volume
consumer product. New design contained the strength and robustness
of the old design with a 50% price reduction. · Eliminated grease
separation in gear case after performing a complete temperature and
lubrication performance analysis of existing and purposed materials,
saved 3 to 4 yearly $5000 lawsuits tormenting my employer. ·
Correctly redefined drawing and QC specifications, vendor process
requirements, and built identical gauges for both our QC and the
vendor for plastic timing gear system (molded plastic gears in use)
instead of a machined gear set previously specified. Prevented
breaking and skipping of teeth on gears. Avoided an additional
Designer / Mechanical Technician (12/1983 - 4/1986) Bell Northern
Research (a Div. of NORTEL) Northern
Telecommunication’s Research & Development division, a fortune
500 company, 100 Phoenix Dr., Ann Arbor, MI
Reported to Mechanical Group Leader.
Worked with mechanical and electrical engineers
on designing, fabricating, and assembling parts and mechanisms using
worst case thermodynamic functional analysis for enclosure of
Modular Integrated Voice Data System. Developed and maintained to
latest revision prototypes and documentation of computer modules.
Performed product verification through functionality, noise,
vibration, and thermal tests. Assignments involved improving design,
testing vibration and noise of main power supply, EMF shielding of
transformer, developing Electromechanical
interlocks, and overcoming power supply bus insertion problems.
Designed and built production fixtures for factory floor use. ·
Considered and resolved constraints of UL standards on manufacturing
cost and development schedule. Saved one month in UL regulatory
review time loss. · Mocked up, tested, and machined custom
connector, built mold, and cast 80 plastic assemblies saving six to
eight weeks of prototype tooling time quoted by supplier. ·
Persevered with project engineers and engineering manager overnight,
three nights a row by applying my model making skills to complete
assembly and "polish" prototype computer system for functional and
customer test review by corporate. Saved potential cancellation of
$80M project due to failure at a critical junction. · Transformed
theoretical connector pin lubricant into reality, located all
required chemicals, developed mixing procedure and an application
method to successfully coat 100-pin connector assembly. Reduced
connector force and its resulting breakage insertion 70%. ·
interlocks, calculated necessary timing with tolerance. Eliminated
hot switching of modules resulting in destruction of $110
microprocessor. · Solved & implemented resonance transformer
induced noise reduction program. Vibration and EMI cut 60% by
development and application of high silicon steel shielding.
Application to and resealing of assemblies applied in house. Saved
six to eight weeks of development cycle, dramatically improved
quality perception of product.
Engineering Assistant (Full time 9/1983 -
12/1983) LINK Engineering, (Mfg. of tire test, motor winding mach.)
Completed checker changes, updated drawings to
as-built, researched and assembled drawings into complete package
for shop use. · Resolved disputes with machine shop by adding a
specific process to transfer and resolve drawing changes to
manufacturing and the machine shop. Saved 1 to 3 days process time
and a lot of finger pointing in each cycle. · Filled in for
electrical engineer when he left company, saved 3 weeks in potential
lost design time.
General Machinist (1982, through summer 1983
Zimmerman Engineering, (design and job shop) Reported to
Maintained part tolerance and changed inserts, load
and unload. Watched and maintained tolerances on Swiss automatic
screw machines and CNC vertical mill. General machining, short runs,
tear down and some simple set-ups. I Improved and repaired machinery
and production facilities. · Calculated optimum operating conditions
program offsets and tooling of CNC. Increased production 10-20%.
Shop Foreman (part of 1979, summer 1980, 81)
Aqua Star Pools
Reported to company owner, kept supervisor informed of my
Set up woodworking and metalworking machinery,
repaired and modified steel processing equipment, designed and
developed new Apollo octagon pool, performed on site troubleshooting
and repair, delivered and set up product. · Built prototype and
tooling for pre-production showroom model of octagon pool from
verbal description, Design assured proper installation. Improved and
completed product concept displaying feasibility. · Developed and
built from observations of production problems new steel processing
line and racks for stock storage. Put equipment for production and
stock in logical orderly sequence. Saved 20% on processing steel.
Stock Room Controller (Summer job 1979) Flair Line, (mfg. of air and
hydraulic cylinders) 130424 Flairline drive, Livonia, MI Reported to
pla supervisor. Assembled cylinders and tested for leaks and
operation according to specifications. I Pulled and organized parts
per design and put into kits for completion by assemblers. · Within
2 weeks promoted to stockroom from assembler. If parts were not in
stock, I placed an order for their manufacture, or tried to locate
them in the machine shop room. Saved 2 weeks time compared to simply
waiting for stock. · Organized stock of major product into a linear
sequence according to order pulled, saved 30% of the time necessary
to pull parts for assembly kits. Lathe Hand, Piecework (summer 1978)
H.R. Krueger Machine Tool Co., Inc. (Designer and mfg. of assembly
line machining centers)
Reported to shop Foreman.
Selected stock and blueprint to produce 1 to 10
parts on worn out W&S #4 Turret Lathe. · Developed method to
produce long shafting correctly for rush jobs given me, normally
beyond the capability of my (way out of tolerance) machine. Produced
rush jobs as given to me. Enabled machine tools to be assembled on
EDUCATION: Lawrence Technological
University, 1983, BSMET in Engineering, cum laude. · Electronic
Engineering Technology, degree two-thirds complete. · Two year, High
School SWOVC vocational 1000 hr. vocational certificate in machine
trades 3.0 GPA.
CONTINUING EDUCATION: CAD Solidworks 2016, Autocad 2017
: Boothroyd-Dewherst's design for manufacture and assembly (3 day
course), ANSI Geometric Tolerance and Dimension (3 day course), AGMA
Gear Design Tolerance and Manufacture (1 week course), Underwriters
Laboratory's Selecting & Applying Recognized Materials and
Components (2 day course), General Electric Plastic's Design for
Manufacture (5 day course), CAD/CAM 3 dimensional design for CAD-KEY
(3 day course)
AWARDS: Dean's List - two years, Lawrence Institute of Technology
(now called Lawrence Technological University) · Dean's List - one
year, Schoolcraft College · Top 12% nationally on academic
comprehension test REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST