Jim has an 11 year career as a Mechanical Design Engineer, which includes 7 years at Raytheon. At Raytheon, Jim designed and documented various radar related equipment from circuit card enclosures used on Navy vessels to air traffic control radars to ten story ballistic missile defense radars. He led projects from conception through production, coordinated prototype manufacture and negotiated vendor price quotes. Jim also supervised drafters and worked alongside other departments such as configuration management, production control, electrical engineering, and more. He worked to release drawings, write and process ECOs, and maintained parts lists. During this career, Jim used ProEngineer and AutoCAD.
After a foray into Graphic Design, in which he obtained an Associate's Degree from Mt. Wachusett and started his own freelance company, Jim seeks a position in the lucrative and more stable Mechanical Design realm. He has updated his skills, though classwork, to include Solidworks 3D modeling and drawing creation. In one class, Jim designed a Camera Arm assembly for a corporate partner of MassBay Community College, SMC Ltd., that won engineering praise. In another class, at Quinsigamond Community College, he successfully earned his CSWA (Certificate of Solidworks Associate) that demonstrates his skills using Solidworks. He is currently learning sheet metal and plastics modeling techniques using Solidworks at MassBay (Spring 2017) and seeks a professional position in Mechanical Design.