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Erik Roby


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2008
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Minor: Mathematics
Cumulative GPA: 3.7/4.0

Related Coursework: Advanced Rapid Prototyping; Intro to SolidWorks; Manufacturing Processes; Design for Environment; Intro to Biomechanics; Intro to Java Programming; Renewable Energy; Probability for Engineers 390; Probability 394; Technical Communications; Creating a Company; Business Finance; Intro to Marketing; Intro to Microeconomics.


Mechanical Engineer, Sigma Design, Vancouver, WA (May 2013 - Present)

Working on product development using Creo Elements/Direct, SolidWorks 2013, and NX 8.5.

Mechanical Engineer, Sherpa Design, Portland, OR (November 2011 - April 2013)

Worked on product development using NX 7.5, SolidWorks 2012, and Pro/E Wildfire 5.0. Designed parts and products for various industries, including aerospace, RF testing, focused ion beam micromachining, and consumer products. Designed parts for injection molding, machining, and sheet metal fabrication. Worked with clients on and off site.

Design Engineer, Williamson & Associates, Seattle, WA (August 2011 - September 2011)

Worked as a contractor designing aluminum components for a robotic subsea drill. Created drawings for each component, which consisted of machined, welded, and sheet metal subsections. Assisted in the assembly of these new components as well as the general assembly of the drill.

Validation Engineer, Dendreon, Seattle, WA (August 2009 - April 2011)

Assisted the Validation Department during the FDA approval of the first prostate cancer immunotherapy. Designed fixture equipment to perform air flow studies in manufacturing biological safety cabinets. Wrote internal protocols and reports. Reviewed and approved contract manufacturer protocols and reports. Conducted engineering shipping studies. Managed interdisciplinary teams to conduct air flow studies at manufacturing facilities.

Co-Founder, Advanced Motion Technologies, Seattle, WA (May 2008 - May 2009)

Co-founded a technology based startup to develop real-time portable gait analysis for the running shoe industry. Worked to gain marketing data through targeted online surveys. Met with both medical and athletic experts in preparation for the development of a prototype. Managed most day-to-day activities including: market analysis, corporate structure issues, and patent drafting.

LaunchPad Internship, University of Washington TechTransfer, Seattle, WA (October 2008 - May 2009)

Conducted market and competitive research for a UW medical device technology to non-invasively detect circulatory shock. Assembled a team of students to create a business plan and entered the company, Shockmetrics, into the UW Business Plan Competition; finished in 3rd place out of 90 teams.

Product Management Internship, Greenwood Technologies, Bellevue, WA (July 2008 - February 2009)

Worked with a local startup to acquire CE Certification for their line of high efficiency wood furnaces in order to sell the products in Europe. Researched CE regulatory requirements and developed a strategy to acquire certification. Designed new marketing tools to show customers expected savings. Assisted engineering and marketing teams with assorted projects.

SEBA Mentoring Program, University of Washington, Seattle, WA (September 2007 - July 2008)

Planned, coordinated, and carried out the first mentoring program for the UW Science and Engineering Business Association (SEBA). Q1: planned the initial structure for the program with the help of the UW MBA Mentor Program. Q2: attracted interest from both students and business professionals. Q3: coordinated between students and mentors and ran the meetings. Finished by preparing documentation for year two of the program.

Engineering Internship, Spiration, Redmond, WA (June 2007 - September 2007)

Helped with the development of a reloadable catheter system to be used with intra-bronchial valve implants. Created tolerance stacks and assembly drawings, designed assembly and test fixtures, developed and documented a process for part inspection, stress-tested parts.

Engineering Internship, Pratt & Whitney, Bellevue, WA (June 2006 - December 2006)

Assisted in pulse detonation testing for a military technology that was being converted for a commercial application. Designed and installed lab upgrades, installed equipment in the field, wrote and presented reports to the chief engineer.

Shop Worker, Ken's Flotation, Oregon City, OR (July 2005 - September 2005)

Built and installed boat docks and ramps made from aluminum tubing and plastic float boxes. Used a variety of equipment: fork lift, skill saw, acetylene torch, plasma cutter, band saw.

Shop Worker, McCabe Metal Products, Salem, OR (July 2004 - September 2004)

Fabricated HVAC ducting from sheet metal using a variety of machines.

Engineering Apprentice, Portland State University, Portland, OR (June 2003 - August 2003)

Collected and analyzed data related to water conditions for a small lake near Hood River, OR. Used a variety of data collection tools along with Excel and Access.