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Resume Updated: 3 Jul 2009
Jim Belling
Tel: 952 470-9621 Fax:
170 Cascade Court
Chanhassen, MN 55317

Mechanical design
Salary Requirements
Employment History
Mechanical Design Engineer 8/2006 - 5/2009
Enclos Corp.
Minneapolis, MN
o Lead mechanical design engineer for Enclos Corporation one of the largest private commercial design and construction companies in the U.S. o Responsible for research and development of commercial curtain wall systems. Systems employ glass and structural support systems to provide stylish, energy efficient and structurally superior building enclosure. Emphasis placed on energy efficiency and architecturally attractive designs. o Implemented finite element modeling software solutions that reduced thermal analysis times by over 70% increasing available time for research. o Utilized Flovent computational fluid dynamics (CFD).software to study and enhance air flow in dual skin curtain wall assemblies for a major development in New York. o Led the development of several major research projects intended to significantly reduce energy consumption and condensation risks through the use of nanoscale advanced materials . o Strong skills in THERM and WINDOW finite element thermal analysis software for studying heat flow in complex window / curtain walls assemblies.
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer 1/2000 - 5/2006
ADC Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
o Led the mechanical design development team for Digivance, a ground breaking 3G wireless digital indoor distributed antenna system capable of delivering seamless broadband services to cellular systems. o Digivance product line projected to be a significant source of revenue for ADC in the expanding personal broadband wireless market. o Received Key Contributor award for Digivance development efforts. o Developed electronic packaging, thermal management and design for manufacturing (DFM) strategies for five major products within the Digivance line. o Introduced product development strategies that resulted in enhanced communication and design for cost strategies between development team members. Strategies have been permanently adopted by ADC management. Strategies included Web based costing, target costing and real-time costing software. o Led the mechanical design effort to reverse engineer outsourced, high cost, close tolerance RF tuning elements. Effort involved developing performance metrics, material research and plating techniques. Developed processes for the application of clear chromate films and Fomblin (PTFE based) films to CDA 360 brass. Expected to generate annual savings of 1.2 million dollars. o Special skills in rapid prototyping, reverse engineering, vendor research , process development and accelerated life testing.
Senior Mechanical Design Engineer 8/1998 - 9/1999
Calix Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
o Lead mechanical design engineer responsible for developing the electro-mechanical system level design of an innovative telecommunications product capable of bringing fiber optics to the home. Company has been recognized in Telephony and Bandwidth Magazines. o Developed reliability test programs to insure the long term performance of the product. o Successfully developed original local powering and reserve power methods to permit on site AC hook-up . o Redesigned to enhance field service and reliability a stand alone node permitting fiber near the home. Effort involved thermal testing and enhancements to reduce component junction temperatures.
o BS Mechanical Engineering (BSME) - 1982, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. High Honors.(3.9 GPA). Named to Dean's List 8 times.

o MS Engineering Management -1987, Southern Methodist University.
Dallas,Texas. Concentration in concurrent engineering, operations research, project leadership and product development.
Description Proficiency Experience
CFD analysis Advanced >5 Years
HVAC design Advanced 3-5 Years
Mechanical design Expert >5 Years
Electronics design Expert >5 Years
Team leader Expert >5 Years
Additional Skill Info
o Strong skills in the industrial hardening/ protection of electronics and design of experiments o Special skills in design and use of engineering plastics, injection and insert molding, geometric dimensioning and tolerance (GDT) analysis, tooling, stainless steels, protective platings, aluminum, adhesives, fastening and joining techniques, cast and close tolerance machined parts. o Special skills in design and application of surface mount electronics. Designed custom surface mount components and printed wiring assemblies including custom chip carriers and hybrids.
Available upon request.
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