My Résumé

Denny Metcalf

Qualifications and Background:

Detail driven engineer with a proven track-record in leadership, skill set development, and customer service, consistently striving for quality, efficiency and exceeding expectations. Hands-on experience in electrical and mechanical engineering, sheet metal and refractory metals, parametric and boolean modeling, and identifying and resolving problems quickly.

Core Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Leadership
  • Project Lifecycle Management
  • Effective Team Building/Participation
  • Very Efficient and Quick Learner
  • Determined and Self Motivated
  • Reliable and Quality Driven
  • Organized and Detail Oriented
  • Broad Academic Exposure
  • Engineering Documentation
  • Quality Assurance/Corrective Actions
  • Familiar with AS9100, ISO 9000
  • Cost-Effective Solutions

Computer Skills:

Languages: C++, C#, Java, HTML, MATLAB

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite, Autodesk AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Cadence IC Design, CorelDRAW, MathWorks MATLAB with Simulink, Merry Mechanization SMP/IS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, PSpice, PTC Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire, SAP Business All-in-One, Verilog, Wolfram Mathematica


Fluent in English, familiar with Korean, Japanese and Spanish.


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, May 2007
Boston University, College of Engineering, Boston, MA
Dean’s List

Professional Experience:

Self Employed, August 1998 – Present
Denny’s Computer Solutions, Olympia, WA

  • Expanded a personal hobby into a service to benefit family, friends and the community.
  • Designed and built computers for clients based on their needs and preferences, as well as my own professional recommendations and experiences.
  • Implemented several custom designs and modifications for cases and cooling systems.
  • Provided repair and maintenance services, as well as tutoring and training services to all clients.

IT/IS Administration Support, June 2009 – October 2009
IS Administration, Plansee USA, Franklin, MA

  • Critical time management balancing two positions and a 24/7 on-call commitment.
  • Performed network administration, server and workstation support, scripting and resource management.
  • Increased server stability to 99.9% and reduced wait times for assistance by over 75%, increasing productivity.
  • Utilized standard protocol, including active directory, group policy and remote management.
  • Also administered Cisco VoIP and regular off-site backup.

Project Engineer, November 2007 – October 2009
Engineering, Plansee USA, Franklin, MA

  • Designed products primarily for the heat treating, sputtering, aerospace, medical and lighting industries.
  • Constant consideration for properties (structural, temperature, manufacturability, etc.) of refractory metals.
  • Inclusive project management: data acquisition, 2D/3D CAD, design review, material acquisition, scheduling, support for machining/fabrication, field installation, documentation and customer satisfaction.
  • Initiated new tooling concepts, designed assembly and test fixtures and coordinated standardization efforts.
  • Created and revised work instructions, standard operating procedures, standard forms, stamps, etc.
  • Analyzed company needs and designed several in-house tools to save the company $45,000, including a media filtration system for precision cutting and toolbox crates that function as workbenches, improving efficiency.

Technician, Program Assistant and Photographer, June 2006 – August 2006
Office of Orientation, Boston University, Boston, MA

  • Was requested to support summer orientation services based on experience, strong recommendation and skill set.
  • Supported presentations and programs, provided technical troubleshooting, standardized presentation formatting and performed photo/video editing for publication, greatly streamlining and solidifying Boston University’s image.

Student Manager, September 2003 – May 2006
GSU Technical Services, Boston University, Boston, MA

  • Managed a tech department of 25 employees, including training, inventory, equipment acquisition and policy.
  • Programmed the administrative database for managing inventory, resources and scheduling, improving efficiency.
  • Provided customer counseling (logistics, etc.) for large events (concerts), focusing on safety and impact.

Graphic Designer, September 1999 – June 2003
Hawk Communications, Olympia, WA

  • Increased productivity of a small graphic design program through self-motivated work, instruction and creativity, as well as the training of colleagues.
  • Recognized within the state as a skilled offset lithography pressman through state leadership conferences and vocational competitions while obtaining my secondary education.
  • Completed several projects for the local community and government with voluntary labor, which provided professional and affordable alternatives for graphic design and printing.
  • Photographed several events including weddings and charity events, as well as performed in-house photo development.

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