Capehart - Mechanical Eng, EIT

Description

I am a Mechanical Engineer with more than eight years of experience seeking to utilize my proficiencies in leadership, project management and critical thinking to drive an efficient, productive and profitable environment. As an Engineering Supervisor, I have developed strong communication and collaboration skills from experiences such as:

  • Reduced manufacturing costs over 20% and increased product performance 300% by coordinating with the functional departments.
  • Provided management and engineering support to streamline the design and testing process in order to improve the typical product development time 66%.
  • Planned, organized and directed R&D lab daily activities to ensure projects complied with the Statement of Requirements, safety standards, and budgets.
  • Interfaced with internal and external customers.
Location
Spring, TX
Experience

Weatherford International PLC Huntsville, TX
Engineering Supervisor Oct. 2016 – Mar. 2017
• Provided engineering management and technical support to ensure activities were carried out in accordance with established specifications, schedules, and budgets.
o Generated test plans and conducted high pressure (20,000 psi), high load (3,100 kips) and high temperature (400°) testing.
• Collaborated with the functional departments to ensure projects complied with the Statement of Requirements and budgets; from manufacturing through production.
o Reduced time to market 66% by generating efficiency through direct contact between designer and manufacturing, maintaining test schedules while simultaneously updating lab reports.
o Consulted with FEA Engineer, Designer, and Machinist to enhance product design while limiting the difficulty of manufacturing the expandable connection product line.
• Interfaced with internal and external customers on schedules, meetings, and project status and results.
• Reviewed fixture and special equipment designs created by other engineers.

Senior Project Engineer Nov. 2015 – Oct. 2016
• Coordinated interdepartmental functions in order to minimize delays.
• Managed projects and personnel to ensure that activities were carried out in accordance with established specifications, schedules, and budgets.
• Advised management of program status and results.
• Designed and monitored manufacturing of product and other special equipment for lab operations.
o Capehart, Michael B. and Richard W. Delange, Feng Gao, Scott H. Osburn, John Richard Setterberg, Jr. “Expandable Liner.” Patent Application No. PCT/US16/42113, filed July 13, 2016.

Project Engineer III Jun. 2012 – Nov. 2015
• Prepared written test requirements and documents for high load (3,100 kips) and high pressure (20,000 psi) testing.
• Analyzed metallurgical data to verify usability.
• Supervised lab activities to ensure all test requirements, safety regulations, and Weatherford Quality policies were followed.
• Anticipated potential schedule or priority delays and initiated plans for alternative actions.
• Consulted with FEA Engineer, Designer, and Machinist to enhance product design while limiting the difficulty of manufacturing the expandable connection product line.
• Reduced time to market threefold by generating efficiency through direct contact between designer and manufacturing, maintaining test schedules while simultaneously updating lab reports.

L3 Communications PID Waco, TX
Structural Engineer 2B Feb. 2011 – Jun. 2012
• Performed static stress analysis for the addition of an antenna to the outer skin of aircraft fuselage.
• Utilized Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to achieve optimal design for the critical clevis attachment of a 1200+ lbm to the aircraft frame.
• Prepared all component level test plans and report for P1009 (500+ total).
• Worked with manufacturing, purchasing and test sites to coordinate completion of test samples.
• Analyzed effects of large payload attached to critically stressed components of the wingbox.

Structural Engineer 1A Dec. 2009 – Feb. 2011
• Performed stress analysis for interior and exterior aircraft components on various aeronautical programs and detailed results in a professional report format.
• Proactively programmed spreadsheets to generate analysis of common parts and output results into proper report format.
• Coordinated with design groups to update parts according to results of stress analysis.

Structural Engineer - Co-op/Intern Sept. 2008 – Dec. 2009
• Updated stress analysis for interior and exterior aircraft components on various aeronautical programs.
• Published updated results in a professional report format.

Awards and Certifications

Professional Honors
Engineer-In-Training (EIT 54943)
Passed PE exam: Machine Design and Materials
“Expandable Liner”. US Patent Application No. PCT/US16/42113. 2016 July 13

Activities
Society of Petroleum Engineering
American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Woodlands Christian Business Network

Skills

Proficiencies
MathCAD, AutoCAD, Pro/E Creo, MS Office, Fusion 360, Windchill, PDM Link,
Endeca, API RP 5C5, API RP 5EX (draft), ISO TR 10400

Areas of Knowledge
SolidWorks, SolidWorks Simulation, VBA, PATRAN, NASTRAN, MECHANICA, C++, Microsoft Project, Onshape

Education

Baylor University Waco, TX
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering GPA: 3.4
Minor: Mathematics

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