Kenny Schipper


Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff, Arizona

Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s: Emphasis in machine design and manufacturing.

Professional Experience

W. L. Gore & Associates:  February 27, 2012 –

  • Working with a team of world class associates
  • Designing manufacturing equipment that creates life-saving technologies
  • Designing manufacturing aids and fixtures that reduce ergonomic issues and ease assembly
  • Working with several  NPD team to bring new, high value products to market

Motor Excellence, L.L.C.: May 14 – November 18, 2011.

  • Designed test equipment, manufacturing fixtures, and prototype electric motors.
  • Worked closely with diverse team to generate creative and effective solutions
  • Instrumental in creation of several successful electric motor prototypes
  • Created adaptation of current product to fulfill alternate needs
  • Composed part and assembly drawings with appropriate machining tolerances and fits
  • Analyzed systems and components using Solidworks Simulation checked against analytic methods
  • Submitted orders and consulted machine shops to make effective prototype parts
  • Used Mastercam to generate toolpaths for CNC machinery to fabricate parts in house

Sturm Ruger & Co., Inc.: May 24 – August 19, 2010.  3 Month Internship.

  • Designed, ordered and installed machining, measurement and assembly fixtures.
  • Wrote process sheets for manufacturing procedures to be used by associates.
  • Learned about Lean manufacturing, single piece flow, Kaizen, Kan bans, 5S and Six Sigma.
  • Performed QC studies for laser engraver, milling fixtures, WIP and incoming product.
  • Specified equipment for manufacturing cells.

Professional Skills

  • Fluent in Solidworks, Simulation, and Excel
  • Fluent in HSMWorks CAM software
  • Deep knowledge of modern manufacturing techniques and capabilities.
  • Comfortable using GD&T to correctly dimension prints
  • Large fabrication skillset including machining, welding, molding and 3d printing.

Machinery available:

  • 3 axis cnc milling machine 12”X 6”Y 10”Z travels
  • CNC lathe 10×32” bed
  • Solidworks design suite
  • HSMXpress CAM add-in

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