EDWARD D. SCHULTHEIS, P.E.
2170 Allen Drive, Auburn, CA 95602
EDUCATION & ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
Master of Science in Mechanical
Engineering, September 1991
University of California - Davis, California -
Grade Point Average 3.37/4.00
Thesis: Development of a Robotic Crack Sealing Machine for Repairing Road Surfaces
Bachelor of Science
in Mechanical Engineering, May 1986
Washington State University - Pullman, Washington -
Grade Point Average 3.34/4.00
Professional Engineer License - CA #M030674,
US Patent #5742393 - Optical Position Calibration System (for a vacuum chamber)
US Patent #6120601 - Wafer Orientation Inspection System (for a vacuum chamber)
US Patent #7315246 – Security and Monitoring for (industrial shipping) Containers
US Patent #7436298 – Container Security and Monitoring (for industrial shipping containers)
Projects Published in Design News, Mechanical Engineering, Popular Mechanics, Wall Street Journal, Business
Week, Network Computing, TechWorld, Small Business Computing, Information Week & Inc. magazines
President & Owner, Schultek
Engineering & Technology, Inc., August 1997 - present.
Mechanical engineering and manufacturing consulting.
. Design, development, test, and manufacture. ProEngineer (4000+ hrs.), SolidWorks (200+ hrs.) and
Industries: Consumer products, electronics,
medical, semiconductor manufacturing equipment & industrial.
Partial Client List:
. Maxtor Corporation, NSG Division (Milpitas, CA) - High capacity data
storage systems design & manufacture
. Savi Technology, Inc. (Sunnyvale,
CA) – RFID sensors & data acquisition products design & manufacture
. ioSafe, Inc., (Auburn, CA)
– Fire-safe & flood-safe computer and data storage systems design & manufacture
. XKD Display Solutions, Inc.
(San Jose, CA) - Aircraft flight simulator instrument design & manufacture
. PicoLiter, Inc. (Mountain
View, CA) - Biomedical products pertaining to focused acoustics for microfluidics
. Alza Labs (San Jose, CA)
- Biomedical product assembly equipment
. Celerus Diagnostics (Goleta,
CA) - Biomedical tissue staining & analysis robotic instrument design
. Lawrence Livermore National
Laboratory (Livermore, CA) - National Ignition Facility (NIF) Project
. Precision Imaging (Santa
Clara, CA) - Aircraft flight simulator instrument design & manufacture
. Applied Materials & KLA
Tencor (both - San Jose, CA) - Semiconductor inspection equipment design & manufacture
. Modal, Inc. (Scotts Valley,
CA); Cutek Research, Inc. (San Jose, CA) - Semiconductor manufacturing equipment
Mechanical Engineer - Development &
Design, Novellus Systems, May 1995
- June 1997.
Product: Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) equipment for semiconductor industry.
. Coordinated successful task force
to solve complex CVD wafer handling problem. Performed
role in successful containment plan development and implementation.
. Responsible engineer for
development of retrofit spindle for all existing W-CVD systems.
. Invented/developed drive system
and co-developed new wafer handling spindle.
. Coordinated and co-performed investigation
of mechanical and servo/stepper-drives for wafer
equipment. Produced prototype drive that performed at 2X current speed.
kinematic, dynamic, and friction analysis of spindle mechanism assembly.
. Developed ceramic-tipped,
nickel pins for lifting wafers. Coordinated project, designed solution,
and manufactured and shipped production parts in less than three weeks.
. Designed, constructed, and implemented test stand to
optimize spindle performance. Features
laser sensors, accelerometers, and data acquisition.
. Designed and performed thermal
imaging experiment of heater pedestals.
- Development & Design, Varian-Thin
Film Syst., July 1994 - May 1995.
Project: Development of Latest Model Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) System.
. Developed schematic diagrams for argon, nitrogen, air, rough vacuum,
and water lines.
. Developed mechanical/electrical specifications for all servo motors
on sputtering system.
. Specified components and developed specifications
for sputtering system including servo
motors, valves, pressure regulators, sensors, switches, lines, fittings and cooling water.
. Developed concept and basic
hardware for fiber-optic position calibration system (U.S. patent
#5,742,393). System will calibrate robot arm position in a high vacuum chamber.
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE continued:
- Design, Production, & Process,
Varian-Coupled Cavity Tube Products,
February 1993 - July 1994. Product:
Radar systems for military aircraft and ships.
. Initiated and personally helped perform
major sputtering system upgrade. Reworked vacuum
and much of hardware, installed cryopump, and replumbed/rewired.
. Significantly improved sputter yield
through system upgrade and improved processing.
. Responsible for quality control and failure analysis
of all sputtered parts. Identified and corrected
major silicone contamination problem. Computerized parts documentation.
. Improved electron gun designs,
manufacturing processes, and documentation.
. Personally analyzed many SEM-EDX
specimens. Experienced with Auger Electron Microscopy,
and FTIR surface analysis.
Development & Design Engineer / Researcher, University of California - Davis, December 1989 -
August 1991, October 1991 - February 1993.
Project: Development of Robotic Crack Sealing Machine for Repairing Road Surfaces.
. Project featured in “Design News”
and “Popular Mechanics” magazines.
. Developed, designed, and evaluated complex mechanical
. Managed development of vehicle
orientation system. Supervised three students.
. Produced extensive
project documentation. Prepared presentation materials.
. Analyzed and simulated complex
. Developed test procedures.
Aerospace Engineer, Naval Aviation Depot, Alameda, CA, December 1986 - September 1989.
Consistently received "outstanding" job performance appraisals. Product:
. Managed engineering division "Buy Our Spares Smart" program
. Developed fatigue test procedures and researched laser marking effects for aircraft
. Served as lead engineer, and completed major revisions for two aircraft
. Developed maintenance and
repair procedures and performed failure analysis for aircraft systems
including flight control linkages, landing gear, fuel systems, and ejection seats.
. Developed and managed technical
aspects of contracts. Coordinated with contractors.
. Periodically served as
acting supervisor. Supervised seven engineers and technicians.
Teaching Assistant, University of
California - Davis, September - December 1989.
Course: Drafting - Presented lectures, supervised labs, developed exams, and graded work.
Designer / Fabricator, Washington
State University, Agriculture Research Department, summers
1984, 1985, and 1986.
. Designed and manufactured
experimental agricultural implements and test equipment.
. Operated and repaired machine shop equipment and
OTHER MAJOR PROJECTS:
. Kinematic and Dynamic Synthesis for Motion of a
Six DOF Robot Arm, 1990.
. Tool Path Synthesis for Machining Two and Three Dimensional Surfaces, 1990.
. Special award for quality
work performance (Varian - CCTP), 1993.
. Special award for "sustained superior
work performance" (Naval Aviation Depot), 1988.
. Tau Beta Pi member (Engineering Honor Society),
Excellent references available upon request.