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Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE
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Investigative Mechanical Engineer - BBarrett, PE

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Resume of US citizen Brad Barrett - mechanical engineer, mechanical equipment trouble-shooter and market researcher

Resume of US citizen Brad Barrett - mechanical engineer, mechanical equipment trouble-shooter and market researcher

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  • 1. Investigative Mechanical Engineer and Market Researcher Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net More than 12 years of experience in equipment design, mechanical trouble-shooting / technical service, China business development / business start-up, China market research and manufacturing Citizenship: USA
  • 2. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net EXPERTISE: • Business Relations-China • Machine Design • Assembly Automation • Root Cause Analysis • Cost Reduction • Sourcing • Repair Coordination • Applications Engineering
  • 3. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net SKILLS: • Identification and evaluation of alternative technologies/techniques to achieve process improvements, increased efficiency, and reduced costs. • China business start-up and market research. • Highly skilled at conducting mechanical troubleshooting. • Cross-functional project coordination and communication between internal groups and external partners, vendors, and subcontractors. • Proven ability to apply analytical problem-solving skills in design and modification of equipment used in high-volume manufacturing. • LANGUAGES: English (Native)  Chinese Mandarin (Conversational)
  • 4. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net STELLAR - Shanghai, China www.stellar.net June 2012 – Aug. 2013 ENGINEERING & SALES MANAGER Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management • Developed and proofread service contracts, took action to alleviate risks. • Developed potential customer database, researched industries and sales targets, pursued contact with key decision-makers. • Prepared Powerpoint presentations on China food & beverage market and China business environment. • Provided design and construction project coordination, monitoring and reporting. • Assisted with plant construction project management services (EPCM) proposal development.
  • 5. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net GT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES—Shanghai, China www.gtat.com Jan. 2009 – Dec. 2011 SUSTAINING ENGINEERING MANAGER Polysilicon Production Equipment Previous position: National Support Manager, China • Coordinated on-site warranty weld repair work on imported polysilicon process vessels. Achieved faster repair response times and cost reduction by identifying and utilizing qualified welders based in China. • Applied alternative design concepts to silicon ingot production auxiliary equipment designs and created 3D drawings; researched infrared heating technologies, analyzed surface-drying processes, and identified alternative crucible gripping, lifting, and manipulating concepts. • Identified logistics companies with legal solutions for eliminating Chinese import customs bottleneck. • Led technical investigation and analysis for cost reductions and part substitutions regarding solar silicon ingot furnace and sapphire crystal furnace components. Served as communication and technical liaison with U.S.-based engineering team and suppliers. • Conducted equipment failure analyses and observations resulting in product development team increasing mechanical robustness of graphite heater rods in process vessel. • Outsourced mechanical stress analysis (FEA) of polysilicon ingot crucible resulting in the theoretical validation of equipment design concept.
  • 6. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net BODINE ASSEMBLY & TEST SYSTEMS—Beijing, China www.detroittool.com July 2006 – Nov. 2008 OPERATIONS MANAGER/APPLICATIONS & TECHNICAL SUPPORT MANAGER Assembly Automation • Co-developed sales and marketing materials, provided technical support for purchasing, prepared budgeting and financial reports, and interviewed candidates throughout start-up phase. Developed and implemented design improvements in vibratory part feeding. • Managed mechanical troubleshooting of assembly systems; inspected and corrected assembly system pick-and-place tooling and part escapement mechanism set-up work. • Improved performance and raised assembly system operating efficiency by performing post- installation assembly system modifications. Directed machine performance validation and component pick-up/assembly control system logic testing.
  • 7. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net PACIFIC RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL—Bridgeport, CT, USA; Changchun/Beijing, China 2000 – 2006 SERVICE & APPLICATIONS SUPPORT MANAGER/PROJECT ENGINEER/ VICE DIRECTOR, TRAINING CENTER • Researched and identified sales targets including visiting potential customers and creating relevant contact and data reports for U.S.-based staff. Key contributor in the successful negotiation of $900K+ assembly machine sale. • Managed investment holding company branch office activities in China; developed proposals, performed scheduling, and identified potential suppliers. Advised on technical specifications and part quality requirements. • Oversaw the creation of a training center, recruited and trained staff, developed financial analysis tools, and prepared financial reports.
  • 8. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net NATIONAL FILTRATION SYSTEMS—Norcross, GA www.clarkreliance.com 1999 – 2000 DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Filtration Equipment for Power Plants • Evaluated designs for conformance to customer specifications. Reviewed vessel design drawings and BOMs. Documented ASME Code calculations for pressure vessels. Performed structural foundation loading analyses.
  • 9. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net SASIB FOOD & BEVERAGE MACHINERY—Goose Creek, SC www.sasib.com 1995 - 1998 DESIGN ENGINEER • Developed numerous beverage-related systems including beverage brewing station with the support structure for two-ton capacity hoist, stainless steel pressure vessels, and beverage processor piping assemblies consisting of mass-flow sensors, modulating valves, check valves, and block-and-bleed components for clean-in-place applications; also developed beverage chiller incorporating plate heat exchanger, ammonia surge drum, back-pressure regulating valve, and liquid-level control. • Reduced manufacturing costs and improved manufacturability by evaluating alternative options and modifying design drawings. • Investigated and specified spray nozzles for water deaeration system; analyzed liquid-level control technologies for sanitary tank. Performed and documented ASME code pressure vessel calculations. • Designed ammonia-based refrigeration piping systems consisting of evaporative condensers, compressors, shell-and-tube heat exchangers, and plate heat exchangers.
  • 10. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net SONOCO PRODUCTS COMPANY—Hartsville, SC www.sonoco.com 1992 – 1995 DESIGN ENGINEER Packaging for Consumer Products • Reduced product changeover time for high-speed manufacturing operation by developing packaging machine modification. Led Engineering Department Safety Committee. • Improved post-installation performance of high-speed packaging assembly machine; specified pneumatic cylinders, valves, bearings, drive components, and mechanical rotary indexers. Performed deflection calculations for package-sealing machine improvement project; calculated servo-motor torque requirement for rotary die application.
  • 11. Brad Barrett, PE bbwork@alumni.utexas.net EDUCATION • Project Leadership Certificate CORNELL UNIVERSITY; Ithaca, NY • Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS; Austin, TX • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY; East Lansing, MI

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