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Derek Wrathell

Derek Wrathell

Applications Engineer, Program Leader, SCRUM Master

American Axle Manufacturing

Macomb Township, MI

Electronic Control Systems Project Leader, CSM

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American Axle and Manufacturing

Senior Electronic Control Systems Engineer, Project Leader, SCRUM Master

Hired as a test engineer and quickly promoted to an applications engineer. I manage requirements in DOORs and Use Rational Team Concert to manage work with team.

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Career medium 05

Nidec Motors and Actuators

Software and Electronics Test Engineer

As Lead Test Engineer, contribution to the design, development, and technical support of automotive closure products using brushed DC motors lead to timely software release and launch of various products.

Provide technical support for automotive closure products and solutions from concept through production
Test fully DV and PV plans for validation with various software packages
Create custom data acquisition systems in LabVIEW
Write and review test plans/reports, review tests results and analysis to assure compliance with customer specifications with Lead Software Engineer and Management
Manage change requests for software release, version control, change validation plans and release software with concise reports
Provide Technical and Field support to Sales Engineers for sunroof, seat and engine cooling
Create motor torque/speed/current performance curves
Train Interns to develop software test cases, and test cards for product testing
Participate in motor teardown, troubleshooting for warranty returns
Assist Quality Engineers for reliability and failure studies to ensure continuous improvement and to prevent recurrence of failures
Provide customer support by traveling to manufacturing plants to help with troubleshooting issues
Assist EMC (Electro Magnetic Compatibility) group for testing of Engine Cooling, Seat Motor, Window Lift Motor

Career

Rochester Bike Shop

Sales and Customer Support

As a member of a small family business, increase in sales lead to a more successful business which allowed for growth into a new facility.

Assist customer in decisions making and purchase of high end cycling gear and accessories
Proven sales leader with high profit margins

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 05

Valeo Motors and Actuators

Test Engineer/Warranty Engineer

As a member of the R & D Engineering team, contribution to the development Hydraulically Driven Fan Systems and Electric Fan Systems from prototype to launch

Provide technical support for Engine Cooling products from concept through production
Test fully DV and PV plans for validation environmental testing and product life cycle
Write and review test plans/reports, review tests results and analysis to assure compliance with customer specifications with Lead Test Engineer and R &D Management
Create motor torque/speed/current performance curve for both fan systems
Train Interns to develop product testing
Lead Warranty Engineer for Chrysler in motor teardown, troubleshooting for warranty returns and reporting
Assist Quality Engineers for reliability and failure studies to ensure continuous improvement and to prevent recurrence of failures
Provide customer support by traveling to manufacturing plants to help with troubleshooting issues
Assist Manufacturing with End of Line Testing and analysis to meet production goals

Career

Oakland University

Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering