James Cutts

James Cutts
Senior Mechanical Engineer – TD Williamson

Salt Lake City, UT 84120

Senior Mechanical Engineer TD Williamson Salt Lake City, UT
January 2012 to March 2016
• Managed multiple sustaining engineer projects resulting in tool life being increased by up to 3X, improved safety and reduced build times by 10%
• Identified and led projects reducing recurring costs in excess of $400K
• Project manager for $1.7M upgrade initiative, with responsibilities including: managing
schedule and engineering team, VOC implementation, qualification of potential
suppliers and execution of improved companywide safety policies
• Organized and managed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) team, created an onsite
training program and grew team from four to ten members
• Subject matter expert for all battery related projects and magnetic tool designs

Materials Engineer Amedica Corp Salt Lake City, UT
May 2010 to January 2012
• Only mechanical engineer on R&D team
• Lead initiative for purchase and implementation of Finite Element software (ANSYS)
• As principal FEA analyst, validated implantable products using ANSYS
• Created and implemented 100% proof testing method for FDA and BSI regulated
• Wrote reports and conducted testing for use in FDA and ISO implant certification

Project Engineer III Ceramatec Inc Salt Lake City, UT
January 2006 to May 2010
Prepared and won external funding initiatives totaling over $250K and managed
resulting projects/budgets
• Hired, managed and trained three technicians
• Created and managed testing processes for thermal, pressure and/or flow rates
• Used LabVIEW to run and monitor multiple applications
• Prepared and presented data at international conferences (ASME and AIChE)
• Member of the safety/emergency response team

Mechanical Engineer Assistant Space Dynamics Laboratory Logan, UT
June 2003 to January 2006
• Managed design and build of the mechanical/optical components of a mobile LIDAR
• Scheduled and trained six employees in operation of experimental equipment

MS Solid Mechanics Utah State University
Logan, UT
December 2005

Bachelors Mechanical Engineering Utah State University
Logan, UT
August 2004

Solidworks (10+ years), Labview (3 years), ANSYS (5 years), Project Management (8 years), Minitab (2 years), SolidEdge (2 years), Mathcad (2 years), Magnet (software) (3 years), Root Cause Analysis (7 years), R&D (5 years), Testing and Validation (6 years)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Project Manager with more than 10 years of progressive
experience specializing in the fields of advanced ceramics, medical applications and pipeline
inspection tooling. Has worked on and/or managed over 25 projects, ranging from
part/assembly design and qualification, to thermal/flow testing, to integration of primary
lithium batteries in assemblies. Most recently managed projects responsible for yearly
expenditures greater than 1.5M, and lead a cost savings initiative in excess of 300K/yr using
LSS methodology.


Cub Committee Chair, Boy Scouts of America 2011-2013
Big Brother, Big Brother Big Sister Org. 2007-2009
Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society Member
Board member, College of Engineering Student Council 2002-2004
Served on American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Student Chapter 2002-2004

  • Updated 7 years ago

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