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John Ehrhardt

Product Engineer

My career track has been in product development where I have supported marketing requirements and manufacturing needs. I hold a BSME and have a broad background in mechanical product development in both large and small business environments. Continued involvement with the engineering society...
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Mechanical Product Design Engineer; CAD & Documentation  
Kaba ILCO, October 1998 to October 2017, Winston-Salem, North Carolina United States
(Manufacturing security products)
Product Engineer: Initiated designs and directed a design person for completion of solutions and documentation. Performed sustaining engineering on a combination device used in all push button locks from this facility. Encouraged cooperation of quality control and production to improve processes. (1998-2001) CAD operations: Supported CAD users with software knowledge and maintenance. Created 3D CAD models, advised teammates, completed drawings, and maintained design data for the engineering group. Evaluated software operation. Position has been eliminated with product development activity consolidated to other office locations. (2004-2014) 3D & 2D CAD document recreation, outsourcing activity, process support; as consultant (2016-2017)

Product Engineer  
T-Tech Inc, October 1995 to September 1998, Atlanta, Georgia United States
(prototyping equipment)
Develop design improvements for a small computer driven milling (engraving) machine used for dry process rapid prototyping of PCB.

Systems Operations support  
Worldwide Chain Stores, July 1993 to September 1995, Charlotte, North Carolina United States
Tech support of software subsidiary office. Workstaions, AS400, software test, purchasing, facilities.

Staff Mechanical Engineer  
IBM Corp, July 1978 to July 1993, RTP & Clt, North Carolina United States
(Computer Printers)
Directed and implemented design features for all exterior covers, accessories, controls, soundproofing, etc. for mid-size commercial printer follow-on model enhancements. Developed designs for cost reduction and quality improvement for point of sale terminal printer and a special model. Sustaining Product Engineering and support.


UNC Charlotte  
Other, Computer Science, Jan, 1990 to Apr, 1993
IBM certificate in Computer Science and BSCS curriculum.

University of South Florida, Tampa  
Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical, May, 1973 to Jun, 1976

USAF Electronics School  
Other, Tracking Radar Systems, Jan, 1964 to Sep, 1964
Assigned to SAC 1st Combat Evaluation Group, Georgia location