Temperature Sensors Tech Lead
Emerson Electric C.R. Srl, (02/2016 – 11/2016).
On charge of starting up a temperature sensor design division at Emerson Costa Rica.
The project involved hiring 3 product design engineers (one in Mexico), setting up a
testing lab for sensors, migrate engineering operation of various sensors platforms from
China to Costa Rica, support new projects coming from Europe, and coordinate new
products manufacturing and validation in a plant in Juarez, Mexico.
Turbine Mechanical Design Engineer
Emerson Electric C.R. Srl, (11/2013 – 02/2016).
Training at Pittsburgh, US (03/2014-03/2015): Hands on training on steam turbines
hydraulic systems, including data gathering for proposals, equipment design using 3D
CAD software (Autodesk Inventor), equipment procurement follow up, site installation
and supervision. Also other trainings and goals where successfully achieved, i.e. an
OSHA 10 training, a CMM-FARO arm week training at Polyworks Philadelphia, one week
hands on training at Bosch Rexroth Pennsylvania, as well as R&D of a Emerson patent
for an emergency cooling device for hydraulic units (Kidney Pump Fail Loop System).
Latin America and US support (03/2015 – 02/2016): Remotely supporting US projects
from Costa Rica, including data gathering for proposals, equipment design using 3D
CAD software and equipment procurement follow up. In charge of site visits of possible
customers in Latin America, to present company products pursuing new projects.
Senior Process / Continuous Improvement Engineer at Mondelez International,
(Kraft Foods Costa Rica)(08/2012 – 10/2013).
As part of the continuous improvement support team, one of the job responsibilities was
working in the certification process of two powder beverages production lines to meet
global certification criteria. Once this was done, my responsibility, as process engineer,
was to improve the production process of seven packaging lines and eight mixers
machines, to increase machine availability and ultimately improve the global efficiency of
the plant. This involved re-design of equipment, product research to improve handling,
working with the quality department to ensure synergy with continuous improvement
department to meet line certification goals. Part of job the responsibilities were also to
continuously report to plant managers on project progress and important decisions taken.
Turbine Engines Mechanical Design Engineer,
Agilis Engineering (01/2012 – 08/2012).
Designed and modified turbine engine components like blades, disks, combustion
chambers, engine cases and additional components of both power generation and
aircraft engines. When the design of the parts was completed, depending on the
costumers needs, a test of the components using finite element analysis software
(Ansys) was used to ensure structural integrity of the parts. If required, low and high
cycle fatigue analysis was done to ensure that parts could stand the expected lifetime
under working conditions. Some costumers were Rolls Royce, General Electric, Airbus,
Pratt and Whitney, Siemens and Solar Energy (Caterpillar).
Process / Equipment Engineer at Intel Costa Rica (01/2009-11/2011)
Class test 24x7 support engineer, compress shift engineer (01/2011-11/2011): In charge
of engineering assistance of 75 production modules, supervising technicians during
repairs to improve downtimes and also planning strategies to improve shift performance
indicators: tools availability, mean time to repair, mean time between failures. Owner of
80 chiller refrigeration modules, developing a full maintenance program.
Ball Attach preventive program owner (06/2009-12/2010): In charge of preventive
maintenance of four production lines, including maintenance activities supervision,
activities schedule, and special activities coordination.
Graduation project from university (01/2009-06/2009): Project objective was to analyze
an existing chipset assembly tool, and design a system upgrade to automatically clean a
stencil matrix based on production cycle.
Preventive maintenance program development at Alimer S.A (09/2008-01/2009)
Development of a reliability centered maintenance program: Alimer SA is a company
that produces canned food (Naranjo, Alajuela). I was responsible to analyze the eight
most critical tools of the production line and establish routines of maintenance based on
machines diagrams and schematics; also I had to define the inventory of required parts.