Autodesk, Product Designer
October 2007 - Present, Singapore, Singapore
Provide mentorship to team members in Shanghai while maintaining cross interaction and collaboration between Munich and Novi, MI members.
Propose strategic enhancements to company products. Distils information into a set of features that will benefit the customer in the most efficient way.
Assists in coordinating and facilitating of usability tests and other target customer research to validate existing and future feature design.
Composes technical and highly detailed specifications to outline product, feature, and functional requirements. Responsible for delivering design documentation for use by a wide range of audiences. Reviews feature implementation, test plans and documentation to ensure accuracy.
Partners with development team to drive successful implementation of product design specifications. Tracks development issues and drives closure of design projects.
o Developed Productstream Professional and Vault design specifications for 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 releases.
o Developed design specifications and prototypes for AutoCAD, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor add-ins for better integration with the Productstream Professional and Vault client.
o Co-developed design and developed Pro/ENGINEER and SolidWorks add-ins with external agencies for Productstream Professional and Vault integration.
o Published design practice articles at the ‘Designing the User Experience at Autodesk’ blog.
Electroglas, R&D Mechanical Engineer
March 2006 - September 2007, San Jose, California, United States
Perform structural and thermal studies utilizing COSMOS and COSMOSWorks Finite Element Analysis (FEA) packages.
Development of precision mechanism designs using SolidWorks for wafer probing systems.
Resolving product design issues from root cause determination, and as required follow through ECO implementation of resolution.
Development of reliability and qualification test platforms for mechanical systems / subsystems.
Perform failure analysis for mechanical components and subsystems.
o Redesigned the Z-drive system and installed new functional test program to increase performance and enhance reliability.
o Prepared and conducted Highly-Accelerated Life Testing (HALT) on developed designs.
o Redesigned the optical alignment system on the 200mm 4090u+ cameras.
o Initiate manipulator, chuck and positioning drive design projects on the 200mm 4090u+ probing machine for Thin Wafer handling.
o Filed patent for invention of the Thin Wafer Chuck. (US Patent Application Number: 12/175,359)
o Administered the PDMWorks Product Data Management System.
PerkinElmer Fluid Sciences, Design Engineer
August 2002 - February 2006, Singapore, Singapore
Development of aerospace, semiconductor and ultra-high vacuum components using Pro/ENGINEER; mainly bellows, seals and valves.
Preparation of drawings using techniques in accordance to ANSI, AWS and ASME standards.
Design checks which include material selection and stress amplitudes against service life and operating variables.
Assumed design authority status from Warwick, RI and Daytona, FL sites.
Creation and maintenance of item master records and BOM data in MRP system.
Research and experimental collection of fatigue data.
Project costing and management. o Conduct and undergo (Transactional) Green Belt Six Sigma projects.
o Improvised design code on bellows stress calculations o Successfully developed numerous designs for customers such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Tokyo Electronic (TEL), Axcelis Technologies, Unaxis…
o Designed and developed piezoelectric actuated valve concept.
o Developed and managed of regional NPI and engineering framework.
o Setup and administered Pro/INTRALINK Product Data Management System.
Philips, Product Engineer
February 2001 - August 2002, Singapore, Singapore
Involved in consumer product design using Unigraphics. (Conduct DFA and FMEA in the product creation process)
Raise engineering changes through modification /update of designs.
Approve first article sample and make prompt decision in production process.
Conduct engineering trial runs and pilot production for new development projects.
Conduct cost reduction and innovation projects.
Coordinate logistic supplies and equipment to ensure production stability during NPI phrase.
Raise corrective actions to solve production problems.
Involvement in ongoing improvement teams to improve working environment and consumer call-rate issues.
Member of plastics and decoration research cluster.
o Successfully completed five projects (Two facelift projects: Hair styler, 1000W basic entry hair dryer; and three new projects: 2000W high powered hair dryer, hair colorant dispenser, 1600W mid range hair dryer)
o Conducted and documented hot-foil stamping, vacuum metallization and In-Mold decoration research and trials.