Alan Holmes

Alan Holmes
Manufacturing Engineer | 254-913-4066
Conroe, TX 77302
Obtain a challenging position where I can expand my abilities while using my existing skills and experience

Work Experience

Manufacturing Engineer
National Oilwell Varco
October 2015 to April 2016
Manage part BOMs and routing in JDE, working with PLE, planning, and sales departments
Create and maintain CNC machining programs for threaded connections and helical rotors
Consult with manufacturing personnel to determine opportunities for improvement
Modify or redesign tooling to improve performance
Work with maintenance to resolve urgent problems with malfunctioning machinery

Product Line Engineer
National Oilwell Varco
September 2012 to October 2015
Designed new products and redesigned existing products to meet customer needs
Managed and updated engineering drawings for two product lines, using AutoCAD and Solidworks
Worked with manufacturing personnel to disposition nonconforming parts
Assisted in creating and revising manufacturing procedures
Checked and approved all failure analysis reports being sent to external customers
Managed workflow to meet requirements of external customers and other departments

Applications Engineer
National Oilwell Varco
September 2009 to September 2012
Analyzed failed parts and operational information to determine the root cause of failure
Created detailed reports describing findings of failure analyses
Worked with manufacturing personnel to improve product reliability
Evaluated trends in product performance to identify opportunities for improvement
Visited customer facilities to observe disassembly of failed parts and discuss customer needs
Managed complex workflow to meet customer deadlines

Sustaining Engineer
Weatherford International Ltd
July 2008 to May 2009
Redesigned existing products to meet customer needs
Created drawings and 3D models of new parts and assemblies in Pro/Engineer
Used testing data to create an empirical, Excel-based shear calculator
Worked with Metallurgy department to create new material specifications
Gave weekly and monthly project update presentations

Hydraulic Test Stand, Senior Design Project
March 2008 to May 2008
Worked on system designed to characterize hydraulic motors
Automated system using LabVIEW
Worked as team to write technical report on project, results, and recommendations
Made final presentation to company sponsors and faculty, and answered questions


Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering
The University of Texas at Austin – Austin, TX
April 2000 to May 2008


Pro/Engineer (2 years), AutoCAD (3 years), SolidWorks (1 year), Microsoft Office (10+ years)

Additional Information

Skills Proficient in Pro/Engineer and AutoCAD
Familiar with Matlab, Mathcad, LabVIEW, Solidworks, JDE, and Windchill
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
Strong communication skills – oral, written, and presentation

Employability Status: US Citizen / Permanent Resident


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