Ricardo M Rodriguez

Design Engineer & CAD Operator

Experienced design engineer and CAD operator with an expertise and background in using computer aided systems to produce complete fabrication, assembly and installation drawings and/or graphics. Detail driven with outstanding communication skills and proven success interfacing with both customers and co-workers. Assumes mentor role and interacts well with diverse personalities.

Design engineer
April 2012 to present

Design, engineer and develop signage and component products to a customer’s image requirements.

- Using AutoCAD system to produce complete fabrication, assembly, and installation drawings and/or graphics.

- Performing structural analysis on steel and aluminum frames.

- Translating engineering concepts into finished sign designs to effectively meet customer specifications.

- Working knowledge of manufacturing processes related to metal, plastic, vinyl, electrical lighting and construction principles related to sign installation.

- Incorporating principles for manufacturability, value engineering, and installation requirements.

- Creating and maintaining families of standard pylons, monuments and wall signs and other product commodities, using standard and special extrusions with cross-sections and details.

- Developing and revising engineering standard.

- Creating and maintaining Bill of Materials.

- Standardize components for ease of manufacturing and cost control.

- Assuring compliance with approved methods and quality standards.

- Using creativity and latitude in product design and construction.

- Designing product to maximize material yield and improve productivity.

- Keeping inventory control through standardization of components

- Providing technical support for sign site surveys and field installation problems.

Technically skilled in the following software:

- AutoCAD 2004 to 2012
- Inventor
- Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
- Microsoft Office
- SolidWorks

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