MGR. Mechanical Engr.

Name : Yogen Dhanik
Industry Type : Architects
City & State : Hayward,Ca
Job Title MGR. Mechanical Engr.
Relocation Preferences : yes
Objective : Dynamic, challanging job.
Resume :  
4300 Sun Dew Ct,H:(510)363-9837
Hayward, Ca-94542 W:(510)427-8597
To obtain a challenging position in Mechanical / Project Engineering that will utilize my experience and skills in developing new products, with potential for carrier advancement.

EDUCATION: B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Broad background in product development and Project Management.

Mechanical Design:
Extensive experience in Mechanical design (Auto-Cad, Pro-Engineer and Solid Works) of metal and plastic products, machinery, systems, jigs, fixtures, sheet metal enclosures, web processing machines, conveyers, wire line logging tools for oil field services, piping systems for power plants.

Project Management:
Total project management from concept to prototype and manufacturing of products - Planning, vendor search, equipment selection, pricing, feasibility studies, purchasing, expediting, procurement, fabrication, assembly, testing, packaging and shipping of products. Customer service - Technical writing - in the following industries:

- Telecommunications - Outside Plant Products, Telecom equipment, Fiber-optic splice closures
- Electronics - Electro-Mechanical packaging
- Plastics - Thermo-plastics and elastomers
- Machinery manufacturing

Auto Cad R13, Pro-Engineer Solids Design, Solid Works, Flow Therm. Thermal Analysis, Auto Therm, PC Board thermal analysis, Patran Finite Element Analysis, ANSI 14.5 Geometric Tolerance, Continuous Improvement Seminars, Quality Function and Deployment, Total Quality Management.

- Develop new and successful products in shortest time.
- Total project management from concept to manufacturing.
- Identification, diagnosis and solution of engineering problems.

I have 7 US patents on my Telecommunications products.



Gel Sciences Inc, Fremont, Ca1/2002 to 09/2009
Manager, Mechanical Engineering
Management of a group of Engineers, Designers and drafters and document control.
Product development, manufacturing, qualification testing, customer support, shipping and accounting. Design of capital equipment machinery, automatic dispenser equipment, mixers, connectors, switches, enclosures, racks, outside plant products, in plastic, metal and sheet metal.

Ciena Corp., Fremont, Ca
Manager, Mechanical Engineering9/99 to 1/2002
Management of a group of Engineers, Designers and drafters and document control.
Product development, mechanical design, sourcing, purchasing, qualification testing, field testing, design reviews and product presentations.
I developed qualified products within shortest amount of time with a limited staff.

Next Level Communications, Rohnert Park, Ca.
Senior Mechanical Engineer10/97 to 8/99
Outside plant product development. Complete project management from concept to manufacturing. Mechanical component and packaging design (Pro-E). I have developed products such as, NEMA-4 XDSL communications cabinets, Special services units, XDSL and DLC racks and related products and components. Vendor search and selection, pricing negotiations, purchasing and expediting. I have managed several special projects with vendors, for creating new products. Prototyping, testing, technical writing and documentation.
At Next Level, because of my modular designs of the communication cabinets, it was possible to manufacture large cabinets at a substantially lower cost.

Philips Multimedia, Palo Alto, Ca.
Senior Mechanical Engineer 10/96 to 9/97
Consumer electronics product development from concept to manufacturing. Complete project management - including mechanical packaging design ( Pro-E), material selection, vendor search, purchasing, prototyping, testing and documentation. Training in Pro-Engineer advanced solids design. Extensive dealing with suppliers and partners all over the world, such as Japan, Taiwan Netherlands etc.

Radix Technologies Inc, Mountain View, Ca.
Senior Mechanical Engineer11/95 to 9/96
Outside plant telecom product development from concept to manufacturing. Complete project management - including mechanical packaging design, material selection, process selection, vendor search, purchasing, prototyping, testing, technical writing and documentation.


E/O Networks, Hayward, Ca.
Senior Engineer 1/94 to 10/95
Total management of mechanical projects from initiation to completion. Mechanical design (Autocad 13), from concept to prototype and up to production release of telecom and outside plant products such as, Optical Network Units, Host Digital Terminals, Enclosures, Card cages, Berried and above ground Battery vaults, Pole mount platforms, etc. Equipment search and selection, Vendor selection, purchasing, expediting, documentation, environmental testing, building prototypes and also initial products for sale.
I have developed 6 products that involves 140 components, from concept to production release with complete documentation in 14 months at this startup company. I have been the only Mechanical Engineer in this company during this period, and so I have handled all the Mechanical Engineering responsibilities.

Raychem Corporation, Menlo Park, Ca.5/89 to 1/94
Product Development Engineer
Product Development, Mechanical design using Auto-Cad R12 and Pro-Engineer programs, Total project management.
Mechanical design and development of injection molded thermo-plastic and elastomeric parts, vacuum formed parts, metal parts, sheet metal parts, electronic enclosures, fiber-optic splice inserts, organizers and closures, gel filled RJ-11 connectors, jigs and fixtures for manufacturing.
Total project management from concept to prototype and manufacturing of products. Product concept development, project planning, feasibility studies, vendor search, equipment and material selection, pricing, expediting, customer service, packaging and shipping of products, manufacturing process development and planning, interface with machine and fabrication shops, manufacturing, marketing, quality control and vendors.

I have developed 11 products in 5 years. Raychem is presently selling all of them.

Astec America Inc, Oceanside, Ca.3/88 to 4/89
Product Development Engineer
Mechanical design and development of redundant power supply racks and systems for electronic industry, using Auto-Cad. Electro-mechanical packaging. Documentation.
Total project management from concept to manufacturing of power supply systems. Vendor search, equipment selection, pricing, expediting, assembly, testing and packaging of products. Manufacturing process development and planning. Customer relations, negotiation of contracts and technical writing.

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