System Engineer

Name : Dan Morton
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Warren,Mi
Job Title System Engineer
Relocation Preferences : N/A
Objective : Looking for work-Laid off
Resume :  
Dan Morton


Dear Technical Recruiter, Recruiter,
I am applying for the contract position with your firm., where I can utilize my extensive background in the Defense and Automotive Industries that was reference on craiglist.org. As the attached resume indicates, throughout my career, I have demonstrated my loyalty, commitment to excellence, and solid work ethic as reference in my resume.

I have extensive experience in the Automotive and Defense Industries that includes: Design and Release Engineer, System Integration Engineer, Lead Project Engineer, Program Manager, and Quality Engineering working on weather sealing, body-in-white, chassis, suspension, engine, and seating systems. I have excellent organizational skills, innovative engineering techniques, and strong project management skills set utilized on multifunctional projects in the Automotive Industry and Defense Industry at various companies.

Proactive in working on multifunctional engineering projects with purchasing, design engineers, program manage-ment, and subcontractors to ensure the quality of products during the concept design, cost estimating, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), design phase, prototype, validation, testing, and build process, on the MRAP Retrofit Program in-cluding (Hull, Chassis, Engines, Fire Protection, and electrical systems).
Created, and managed the multifunctional trade study ($2 million program) which included Reliability/ Availability/ Maintainability/ Durability (RAM-D) on world class prime contractors (following ITAR Regulations) that could pro-vide suspension subsystems, suspension systems, and hybrid electric-wheel subsystem that could be incorporated into the current suspension system on the M88A2 military vehicle and other multiplex military vehicles.
Revitalized the Technical Safety Assessment and Evaluation Report on turret systems and subsystems using the MID-STD-882D to meet United States Marine Corp LAV-25 A2 and international customers program requirements by working with multi-facet engineering personnel to resolve (cradle to grave) issues, design changes, (BOM), FEA, analyzing data, packaging requirements, risk management, scheduling tests and cost targets to prove out the buildability and reliability of these multiplex system, powertrain components, Hybrid systems, electro-mechanical systems, and subsystems designs.
Was instrumental and proactive in saving the Ford Motor Co. and the Budd Co. over $2 million by utilizing (VA/VE) Projects, (ROI), and continuous improvements (material yields, equipment efficiency, tooling, fixturing, labor cost improvements, and energy reduction) on major body-in-white, suspension components, and chassis com-ponents from concept design to production release while working with multidiscipline engineering groups on being more cost competitive in the market place.

After meeting with me, I think youll agree that I have the innovative multifunctional qualifications for this fantastic
career opportunity with your firm. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss with you how I can make an immediate and
valuable contribution to your organization. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me for more information.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Sincerely,


Dan Morton






Dan Morton
29315 Moulin Rd.
Warren, Michigan 48088
Cell Phone (810) 434-3648
E-Mail danrmorton007[at]yahoo.com
SUMMARY
Professional Experience from Design Engineer to Account Manager to working in the defense and automotive industries on body-in-white, chassis, suspension, engine, and seating systems for cars, trucks, vans and military combat vehicles. I have excellent organizational skills, innovative engineering techniques, and strong project management skills set utilized on multi-functional projects in the Automotive and Defense Industries at various companies.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
EDAG, Inc. Aerospace & Defense Systems. July.08 Present
System Integration Engineer /Senior Design Engineer
Proactive in working on multifunctional engineering projects with purchasing, design engineers, program manage-ment, and subcontractors to ensure the quality of products during the concept design, cost estimating, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), design phase, prototype, validation, testing, and build process, on the MRAP Retrofit Program in-cluding (Hull, Chassis, Engines, Fire Protection, and electrical systems).
Directed and manage working relationship with Navistar Defense (team members from U.S. and Canada) on resolv-ing design issues, develop bills-of-material (BOM) data bases, material databases, technical manuals, parts drawings, build concerns, Technical Assistance Agreements, and start of rebuild program on MRAP variant vehicles.
BAE Systems Land & Armaments (Contract) Feb.07 July. 08
Product Type Build Combat Vehicles for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and international customers.
System Integration Engineer /Senior Design Engineer
Directed and manage the State of Work (SOW) making recommendation cost targets, design criteria, establishing tests, and produces for assuring product packaging, quality, reliability, durability, survivable, FEA, and cost target requirements on IRADS Proposals and Vehicle Projects by attending Product Development Team (PDT) meeting with potential subcontractors.
Directed and work with prime contracts to improve the complete chassis systems (Front and Rear Axles, springs, Brakes Systems, driveline components, tires, and wheels) and subsystems/components for the RG33 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Program (RG33 Category II 6x6 MRAP vehicle) using Pro-E/Wildfire.
Directed, manage, and attend design reviews on the long range planning of the Magneto-Rheological Semi-Active Suspension System (BOM) that could be retrofitted for application on the multiplex military vehicles by utilizing electrical schematics, electro-mechanical shocks, electrical sensors, and electronic modular control systems provided by Lord Corporation and its strategic partners, other subcontractors, our oversea allies.
Created, and managed the multifunctional trade study ($2 million program) which included Reliability/ Availability/ Maintainability/ Durability (RAM-D) on world class prime contractors (following ITAR Regulations) that could pro-vide suspension subsystems, suspension systems, and hybrid electric-wheel subsystem that could be incorporated into the current suspension system on the M88A2 military vehicle and other multiplex military vehicles.
System Integration Engineer /Senior Design Engineer
General Dynamic Land Systems (Contract) Jan.05 July.06
Product Type Build Combat Vehicles for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, and international customers.
System Integration Engineer /Senior Project Engineer
Work on Trouble Incident Reports (TIR) concerning systems and subsystem components designs that failure in the field, or on durability tests that were track by utilizing Windchill software to resolve these issues by developing test plans, Basic Issue Items, packaging concern, total life-cycle, Support Items Lists process, Design Change Notices (DCN), BOM, bench marking, managing resources, computer-aided design (CAD), and lessons learned, to meet these objectives, per management direction.
Manager, direct and work multiple projects/tasks, and coordinated the affords on the Stryker family of Light Ar-mored Vehicles (LAV) variant programs: Mobile Gun System (MGS), Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnais-sance Vehicle (NBC RV), Motor Carrier (MC) by resolving engineering design issues with (domestic and interna-tional) engineering personnel from subtractors and military customs.
Revitalized the Technical Safety Assessment and Evaluation Report on turret systems and subsystems using the MID-STD-882D to meet United States Marine Corp LAV-25 A2 and international customers program requirements by working with multi-facet engineering personnel to resolve (cradle to grave) issues, design changes, (BOM), FEA, analyzing data, packaging requirements, risk management, scheduling tests and cost targets to prove out the buildability and reliability of these multiplex system, powertrain components, Hybrid systems, electro-mechanical systems, and subsystems designs.
Served and provided support to the (GDLS) programs that encompassed development of the prototypes, production requirements (Provisioning Parts List (PPL), Design Change Notices (DCN), Components of End Item and other items integral to military provisioning) for the Anniston Army Depot, Alabama.


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Magna Automotive Seating (Contract) Dec.01-Dec. 04
Product Type- Interior trim panel components, complete seat systems, and electric-mechanical seat components.
Account Manager / Design Engineer
Managed, directed, the design and release functions on the overall activities to meet customer program requirements for both General Motors Saturn Program and Ford Windstar Program on interior trim components, seat belts, seat complete systems and electronic/electrical components utilizing Unigraphics and Ideas software.
Served as a liaison and technical engineer while interfacing with suppliers in conjunction with Lear, and Johnson Controls on managing the total process for the above programs on Design Changes Request for Quote (RFQ), ISO TS 16949 techniques, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations (FMCSR), VisMockup, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Control Plans, DFMEA, DVP&R, APQP, GD&T, Tolerance Stacks, (P-PAP), (ECNs), con-trol charts, gauging, quality issues, product testing, packaging concerns, and CMM checks.
Was proactive in managing the cross-functional engineering teams (internal and external), suppliers, and customers on Return on Investment (ROI), (VA/VE) projects, continuous improvements and cost reduction ideas for improving product /process compatibility on seating systems on Ford and GM programs.
Budd Company / Stamping and Frame Division Feb.98 - Dec.01
Product Type- Major body-in-white, suspension components, and chassis components.
Account Manager/ Lead Design Engineer
Was instrumental and proactive in saving the Ford Motor Co. and the Budd Co. over $2 million by utilizing (VA/VE) Projects, (ROI), and continuous improvements (material yields, equipment efficiency, tooling, fixturing, labor cost improvements, and energy reduction) on major body-in-white, suspension components, and chassis components from concept design to production release while working with multidiscipline engineering groups on being more cost competitive in the market place.
Design & release engineer for upper body structure stampings (Body Shell), major body components (Class A Surfaces), aluminum (Doors and Body shell components), chassis and suspension components for the future Ford Truck Programs (F150 Light duty Pick-up trucks to Medium Duty trucks) using Laser Welding, TIG, Metal proc-essing (brazing, welding, stamping, etc) (BOM), ISO TS 16949 techniques, (ECNs), Request for Quote (RFQ), process flow diagrams, run-at-rate, Operation Description Sheets (ODS), change management, tolerance stacks, qual-ity concerns, physical mock-ups, digital buck, lean manufacturing techniques, secondary operations, FMVSS, FEA, WERS, and ideals software.
Coordinated efforts while working with customers and our suppliers on establishing manufacturing requirements, productivity improvement, assembly feasibility studies, and executing designs which would meet productivity im-provement and performance standards utilizing Ideas software to be communicate between all our team members.
Modern Engineering March 92 - Feb. 98
Product Type- Body-in-white, powertrain, chassis and suspension components.
Lead Project Engineer/ Design and Release Engineer
Served and worked on future and current future mid-size truck programs with the GM Truck Vehicle Engineering Center, tier one suppliers and various assembly plants on interior trim panels, powertrain, suspension components chassis, and body-in-white by attending (PDT) meeting.
Served on the 1996 & 1997 multifunctional engineering launch teams that got involved with the on site plant support personnel and participation in pre-production builds, physical mock-ups, prototype vehicle builds, quality issues, and post-vehicle launch phases to address various production issues, design concerns, change management and buildability process issues.
Product Type- Interior Trim systems, complete seat systems, and electric-mechanical seat components.
Account Manager
Design and releasing of complete seat systems and electronic/electrical components and interior trim panels for the 98 STS Cadillac Program and 99 H Car Pontiac Program utilizing Unigraphics and by working with customer to met their goals on these projects and programs.
Interfaced and collaborate with various (GM) Design Groups, Car Divisions, tier one suppliers, and design studios to resolve design concepts issues, packaging issues, process build concern problems, and product improvements with these vehicle platforms.
Manage the design, release, schedule, and build through Concept to customer (C2C) directing tier1suppliers, on meeting customers objectives on seating systems, subsystem, electro-mechanical components, sensors, and control modules for seating system integration on electrical systems.
Responsible for decision-making on techniques and scheduling of tests, ISO TS 16949 techniques, management re-sources (internal and external), and procedures that would meet FMVSS requirements, performance standard, and for assuring product quality/ reliability targets that needed to be achieved per the customer requirements.


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General Motors Corporation Sept.81 Feb.92
Product Type- Body-in-white, weather seals, and exterior trim components.
Project Manager/Lead Design and Release Engineer
Duties included working on various Cadillac "D" Car product design deficiencies and taking the necessary actions to come up with alternative ways to resolves design issues, physical mock-ups, start of production, plant build and process concerns and supplier components issues (Cradle to grave).
Lead Project Engineer/ Liaison while interfacing with tier one and tier two suppliers in conjunction with on manag-ing the total process for the above programs on RFQ (Request for Quote), DFMEA, DVP&R, APQP, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Product Concerns (PC), Production Part Approval Process (P-PAP), gauging, tooling, qual-ity issues, ECNs, PRR, PCs, lessons learned, GD&T, Tolerance Stacks (DCN), Change Management and CMM checks.
Was proactive and managed the E/K Exterior Trim Program which involved design and release, working with tier 1 suppliers, and exterior engineering personnel on exterior trim components, and wheel jack stand development testing at the GM Technical Center and the Detroit Assemble plant.

Product Type- Suspension systems, chassis components, and body-in-white for light duty trucks to military vehicles.
Lead Design and Release Engineer/ Cost Engineer
Design and release of electro-mechanical systems, powertrain, suspension systems, body-in-white, and chassis on light duty trucks, medium duty trucks, full size trucks, light duty vans and military vehicles utilizing Unigraphics.
Instrumental and achieved and instrumental in saving the General Motors Truck Group over $3 million dollars on continuous improvements, (VA/VE) projects, cost reductions (material yields, equipment efficiency, labor cost im-provements, tooling, fixturing, and energy reduction), (ROI), lean manufacturing techniques, strategic planning, and product /process/production phases on chassis, suspension truck components and vehicle platforms by being proac-tive to complete these assignments on time and per the management direction and goals.
Coordinated efforts working with General Motors Truck Group North American Assembly Plants (team building) on resolving design issues, develop bills-of-material (BOM), parts drawings, build concerns, and start of launch prob-lems on new truck platforms and CKD Models.

Product Type- GM20 N Platform Program (Pilot build to start of production build thought post build).
Project Manager/ Lead Engineer
Directed and the coordinating activities on the GM20 N Platform with the (BOC) Group (Buick, Oldsmobile, and Cadillac organizations) and Pontiac Engineering on all open issues (Cradle to grave) with interior trim components, powertrain, suspension, body-in-white, tires and wheels, and (Front & rear) bumper fascias and exterior trim.
Served on cross-functional engineering launch teams to integrate the three GM20 N Platforms for the (BOC) Group from concept design to production release at the Lansing manufacturing assembly plant in Michigan.
Coordinated efforts and was proactive with cross-functional engineering teams on physical mock-ups, strategic plan-ning, product development, pilot built, preproduction builds, productivity improvement, tooling and launch of com-plete vehicle, major component systems, subsystems, (PRR), lessons learned, E2 (GM Engineering Work Order Change System), Change Management, (ECNs), and post-vehicle launch phases at assembly plants, design centers and tier one supplier plants and by attending Product Development Team (PDT) meeting on site.

Senior Supplier Quality Assurance Engineer/Lead Project Engineer
Product Type- Complete Vehicle Systems, major systems and subsystems/components.
Coordinated multifunctional engineering projects with purchasing, design engineers, program management, and tier one suppliers to ensure the quality of products during the concept design, design phase, prototype build, and through the launch of the vehicles, and product/ process / manufacturing phase.
Coordinated efforts and was proactive in leading the physical mock-ups, tooling and fixture review (Tooling, Fixtur-ing, Gauge R&R, Lessons Learned, (SPC), GD&T, PRR, (ECNs) and sample parts submission) meeting with sup-pliers on interior trim components, subsystem components, welded metal assemblies and major, body-in-white (Class A Surfaces).
Served as liaison and technical engineer between internal and external engineering department, purchasing, manufac-turing and tier 1 vendor to assure quality, reliability, durability, resources, scheduling, bench marking, and target goals were effectively and efficiently achieve.
Manage, analyze and approve suppliers submitting of PPAP documentation and working with them to utilize prob-lem-resolving techniques to deal with challenging engineering and process issues with their sample packages before the start of production begins.




Resume of Dan Morton Cont.:

Part Time/ Full Time Assignment Jan. 99 Dec.02
St. Clair County International Airport
Airport Director
Manage and directed the St. Clair County International Airport with the help of other directors in a team environment setting dictated to managing the affairs of the multifunctional public entity utilizing its resources effectively and effi-ciently by attending board meeting and public meeting.
Manage and work with fellow team members to handle the affairs of the airport and coordinate the effects with the county government, St. Clair City, State of Michigan, and Federal Aviation Agency on running and handling the air-port best interest on day-to-day activities.
Manage and supported the construction build and design of airport hangers, building repair (roofing repair, plumping and electrical), and lawn maintenance at the St. Clair County International Airport.

Education:
B.S. Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Roger William College, Bristol, R.I.

B.S. Degree in Industrial Engineering
Roger William College, Bristol, R.I.

Associate In Advance Cost Estimating Training Program
Chrysler Institute, Highland Park, Mich.

Professional Skills: (Training Seminar and Courses)

Microsoft Office, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Regulations (FMCSR), Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS Standards), Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), Design Verification Plans and Reports (DVPR), Production Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Production Part Approval Process (P-PAP), Lean Mfg, Product Concerns (PC), Lotus Notes, QS9000 Seminar at Delphi, Value Analysis and Value Engineering VA/VE from Value Analysis, Inc., Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturing (DFM's), Statistical Process Control (SPC), from GM, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerencing, 8D Corrective Measure Process, Team Oriented Problem Solving (TOPS), Total Quality Management (TQM), Lesson Learned, PRR, Engineering Change Notices (ECNs), Design of Experiments (DOE), Run-at-Rate, Root Cause Analysis, Return-On-Investment (ROI), Concept to customer (C2C), CatiaV4, Unigraphics, WERS Basic Training (Computer Confidence, Inc.), and Project Management Seminar.

Additional Skills:

Pro/E Wildfire 2.0 Seminar, Turret Familiarization Course, and ITAR Regulations Course take at General Dynamic.
Pro/Intralink, Windchill, and MIL-STD., Trouble Incident Reports (TIRs), Light Armored Vehicles (LAV), Internal Research and Advanced Development (IRADS), Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP), and Community Emergency Response Team Certification through the Civil Air Patrol at Selfridge Air Base.

Hobbies:
Working on Pilot license, Boating in the great lakes, Hot Rod rebuilding of engines and restoring of old vehicles.
Other Hobby is studying alterative fuel energies and solar power energy and equipment.














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REFERENCES:

Rick Cichoski Lou Torres Rich Dusek
Systems Engineer Senior Manager Director
EDAG, Inc. Navistar EDAG, Inc.
275 Rex Blvd. 4201 Winfield Road 275 Rex Blvd.
Auburn Hill, Mi 48326 Warrenville, IL 60555 Auburn Hills, Mi 48326
W(248) 930-8761 W(630) 753-3360 W(248) 565-2442
rcichoski[at]edagaerodef.com luis.torres[at]navistar.com rdusek[at]edagaerodef.com

William Giezyng
Test Support Engineer
EDAG, Inc
275 Rex Blvd.
Auburn Hills, Mi 48326
W(248) 635-6618
H(586) 566-0575
wgiezyng[at]edagaerodef.com




















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