James Brissenden

James S. Brissenden
3132 Hidden Lake Drive
Baldwinsville, NY 13027
Home Phone (315) 635-2751
Email: jim@briss-family.com

PROFILE: An experienced Mechanical Engineer who has created designs from a first blush “stick diagram” to full volume production. Experienced in designing parts and components from phase 1 prototypes to full validation Engineering Check Samples to Final Design Production. Experienced in redesigning components to sufficiently pass required duty cycles and reducing part component costs without jeopardizing product integrity.

• Extensive design and development experience in mechanical components
• Inventor/Co-Inventor of 25 Patents in the United States and Europe
• Experienced in creating designs from scratch for high volume manufacturing
• Proficient in MS Office
• Proficient in GD&T Tolerancing
• Proficient in Romax Technologies Software (Analyzes shafts and bearings)
• Familiar with ANSYS Solidworks, ProE, and FEA analysis and redesign for stress reduction
• Experienced in the design of bearings, seals, shafts, housings, gears, chain systems, clutch packs, viscous couplings, splines, lubrication systems, sectors, and shift systems
• Experienced in reciprocating compressor design, testing, and validation


Carrier Corporation East Syracuse September 2011 – January 2016
Staff Engineer
Reciprocating Compressor Design

Performed the full validation of the 06M compressor family. Validation was achieved through the use of Calorimeter and Reliability test stands. Responsible for generating full operating envelopes of 06M HT/MT & LT compressor models.


• Managed all phases of compressor design from ICS, ECS, and MCS
• Redesign components in the design to enhance performance and reliability requirements
• Redesigned the positive displacement gerotor pump to increase function as related to the pump
pick up line
• Redesigned the connecting rod/wrist pin interface to increase robustness and durability by
incorporating a FCNRB (full complement needle roller bearing) to meet testing requirements
• Redesigned the gerotor pump housing to effectively reduce increased pump pressure once the
desired pump pressure was achieved (Received US Patent for the redesign)
• Generated full operating envelopes for the HT/MT/LT 06M compressor family
• Designed the over speed compressor to meet 80Hz testing requirements
• Redesigned the discharge valve, discharge backers, suction valves, and valve plate

Magnapowertrain East Syracuse, NY February 2009 – August 2011
Engineering Technical Specialist
Automotive Components Supplier (Parts supplier for Ford, GM, Chrysler, VW, AMG, Dodge, Jeep)

Performed full validation testing of components for relocation at new manufacturing facility
Lead Engineer on 2 high profile customer designs (Nissan, Ford)
Primary Responsible Engineer for gears, shafts and bearing designs
Lead problem-solving team in BAE planetary gearbox design
Design and Development Team member innovating a single speed gearbox for Ford electric car
• Accomplished all relocation validation within time frame set by upper management
• Successfully completed designs of both customers requested transfer cases within time frame
• All gears, shafts and bearing successfully completed customer required duty cycles
• Increased BAE durability life of gearbox by 200%
• Produced a Ford Single speed gearbox to reach duty cycle requirements

Magnapowertrain East Syracuse, NY January 2006
Romax Analysis Engineer
Automotive Components Supplier (Parts supplier for Ford, GM, Chrysler, VW, AMG, Dodge, Jeep)

Analyzed all future product designs for robustness of bearing and shafts (Using Romax Software)
Redesigned future products to insure product would meet duty cycles as determined by the customer
Responsible to organize Analysis request, prioritization and report writing for all analysis.

• Produced designs which completed dynamometer test schedules
• Redesigned “questionable” designs before prototype parts were made for testing
• Produced concise, accurate and thorough reports to each internal customer in a timely manner
• Produced a cost reduction design for Ford to eliminate a bearing with a bushing

Magnapowertrain East Syracuse, NY March 2002
Technical Specialist
Automotive Components Supplier (Parts supplier for Ford, GM, Chrysler, VW, AMG, Dodge, Jeep)

Developed new technologies with the Advanced Engineering Group
Researched and developed new efficient, cost reduced ideas for application into future and current products

• Designed a fully hydraulic transfer case (Mechanical Components)
• Designed a Low Energy Actuator System (5 Amps with an accumulator)
• Designed the NV920 self contained actuator based on a dead head pump system
• Awarded patents for all of the above listed designs

Magnapowertrain East Syracuse, NY
Product Engineer I, II
Automotive Components Supplier (Parts supplier for Ford, GM, Chrysler, VW, AMG, Dodge, Jeep)

Designed transfer cases for various external customers
Initiated cost reduction ideas into future designs
Tested and developed transfer cases with the on site test department

• Designed 2 Jeep transfer cases, which went into production
• Redesigned the Hummer transfer case for the military which went into production
• Designed a high speed Jeep transfer case for European applications
• Designed and developed transfer cases with interaxle differentials and viscous couplings

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology College of Technology (Utica) 3.26 G.P.A. Associates Degree Onondaga Community College

REFERENCES: Provided upon request.

  • Updated 7 years ago

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