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Nickel - CATIA Design Engineer - Marietta, GA, USA

Mark Nickel

Marietta, GA, USA


CATIA Design Engineer


I am a Sr. Aerospace Engineer with 19 years experience. I have had the opportunity throughout my career to utilize CATIA in the areas of structural design & mechanical systems design.

Work History

Sr. Aerospace Engineer

January 2007 - August 2013

C-130J Computerized Separate Parts List Capital Project
• Functioned as Engineering Subject Matter Expert for creation of web based BOM and Parts Listing
software application using Agile/Scrum methodologies
• Created a fully automated & searchable BOM by combining 4 existing manually input BOM's
(engineering, parts listing, planning & manufacturing)
• Defined engineering requirements, software user interface and BOM output
• Responsible for training of and communication to engineering department in the use of new BOM software and UI product improvements
C-130J Precision Strike Program
• Created BOM, 3D data and 2D detail, assembly & installation drawings for installation of INMARSAT
antennas and associated LRU's
• Responsible for complete design from initial layout and sizing thru 3D verification and drawing release
• Structural design consisted of sheet metal and machined aluminum parts to tie antennas and LRU's into existing skins and primary structure
• Interfaced with onsite kit installation liaison engineers to ensure design parameters were met ensuring first
time fit and integration
C-130J Affordability Initiative
• Functioned as engineering liaison assigned to Affordability Initiative to cut cost out of aircraft production
• Structural redesign of built upfloor bulkhead web assemblies with monolithic machined webs reducing
cost, manufacturing time, tooling & increasing structural durability
• Structural redesign of built up sidewall shelf assemblies with monolithic machined shelves reducing cost,
manufacturing time, tooling & increasing structural durability
• Researched repetitive corrective action items for possible redesign and cost savings.
• Created BOM, 3D data and 2D detail, assembly & installation drawings utilizing GD&T
• Created ROM cost estimates, cost benefit analysis, engineering NRE estimates and man hour requirements for each project
• Presented estimates to combined engineering, manufacturing & production management team for approval

Lockheed Martin Aerospace

July 2001 - August 2013

Sr. Aerospace Engineer

July 2001 - December 2006

C-130H Center Wing Replacement
• Created BOM, 3D data and 2D detail, assembly & installation drawings for wing box structural
improvements, fuel & fuel vent system plumbing and plumbing supports.
• Responsible for complete redesign from initial layout and sizing thru 3D verification and drawing release
• Structural improvements consisted of replacing wing box webs with thicker webs and adding doublers at ducting penetration locations
• Presented structural improvements and fuel & fuel vent system designs to USAF customer at Preliminary
Design Review and Critical Design Review

Sr. Aerospace Engineer

Airplane Services Division

October 1999 - June 2001

767 Special Freighter, passenger to freighter conversion
• Created 3D tube assembly data and installation drawings for pitot static and smoke detection systems
• Coordinated with onsite tube shop for tube assembly fabrication
• Created 3D data and 2D duct detail, assembly and installation drawings for air conditioning system

Jr. Aerospace Engineer

Commercial Airplane Division

October 1996 - October 1999

737-900 USN Cargo Transport
• Structural redesign of fuselage ring segments to accommodate 10' cargo door forward of wing
• Consisted of cutting existing ring segments and providing structural reinforcement
• Structural redesign consisted of sheet metal aluminum intercostals, doublers and clips
737 Next Generation Structural Redesign
• Designed machined aluminum and titanium floor beams utilizing GD&T
• Designed secondary structural components such as stringer clips, shear ties and extruded parts

Boeing Airplane Company

September 1995 - July 2001

Associate Aerospace Engineer

Military Product Support Division

September 1995 - October 1996

B-52H Condition Assessment/Improvement Program
• Participated in systems inspection & testing at Barksdale AFB & Minot AFB
• Recommended improvement options to USAF review board

Qualifications & Certifications

Mechanical Engineering

Florida State University

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