Stephen F. Harger
4049 Orchard Dr NE
Moses Lake, WA 98837
Cell 509/350-0570


Objective:
Integrate skills I have acquired to modern development methods. Teach thermoset mold making or find employment with a company using composite epoxy tooling to replicate rapid prototype patterns for production environments. Work with emerging developers of renewable energy alternatives or combustion free transportation.

Qualifications:
Journeyman Patternmaker

Specialty is in composite epoxy and urethane lined tooling with experience using epoxy resins, urethane elastomers and room temperature vulcanizing (RTV) rubber.

Employment:

2009-present
D&L Foundry U.S.A.

2008-2009
Upshot-Studio Spokane, WA
Product design and development.

2007-2008
Werner Enterprises Omaha, NE
Over the road driver “Van Division, 48 states and Canada. CDL

2000-2006
Champion Home Builders Inc. Weiser, ID
Manufactured homes, final electrical testing and various production line tasks designed to streamline production and help provide a quality product.

1998-2000
Morel Foundry Inc. (currently US Casting Inc.) Entiat, WA
Pattern shop supervisor. Supervised a four man pattern shop and supported the aluminum foundry. The patterns and tooling produced castings using the following molding processes; Green sand, air set, no bake, evaporative pattern system, and permanent tooling.

1997-1998
Manufacture Design & Development Portland, OR
Sub-contractor serving the reaction injection molding (RIM) industry. Performed product design, patternmaking and composite tooling for several companies at Kneedspeed Inc. a molder of self skinning flexible and rigid urethane foam.

1995-1998
Peerless Pattern Works Inc. Portland, OR
Layout and construction of wood, metal, plastic patterns and tooling for the foundry and RIM industries. Foundry patterns and core boxes for the V-process, green sand and no bake.

1987-1995
Pureforms Inc. (now Kneedspeed Inc.) Portland, OR
Layout and constructed metal, plastic and wood patterns utilized to form composite tooling for the production of polyurethane products.

1985-1987
Vulcan Foundry Inc. (now East Jordon Iron Works Inc.) Denham Springs, LA
Layout and constructed master and single shrink patterns and core boxes for the municipal casting industry.

1982-1985
Design Octaves Inc. Santa Cruz, CA
Construction of acrylic patterns used to form composite epoxy tooling for computer enclosures. Design Octaves is a rigid polyurethane foam molder.

1977-1982

United States Navy
Completed patternmaking A school and served the Pacific Fleet on the USS Dixie AD-14.

Education:
Technical Illustration Cabrillo College Santa Cruz, CA 1983
Patternmaking A school United States Navy San Diego, CA 1980
Technical Drafting Hinds Jr. College Jackson, MS 1977
Callaway High School Jackson, MS 1977

Accomplishments:

2001
Published in the Oregon Argus Observer, 2001 Farm Achievement Edition “Spotlight on Agriculture” July 30, 2001 and the Idaho Signal American April 16, 2001 VOL. CIV Number 13 is a copper topped cupola I built for the top of a red barn in Weiser, Idaho.

1995
Recipient of the Connie Wilson Award. This award is given annually to an individual who, in the opinion of the OMS Board of Directors, has made an outstanding, long-term leadership contribution to this organization and to Masters Swimming.


1994
International design distinction published 1994 I.D. Magazine Annual Review for Datascope Corp. System 97 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump project. My role was making the patterns and composite tooling used to suspend (cast aluminum, fabricated aluminum and injection molded lexan) parts in to be encapsulated by flexible self-skinning urethane foam.


1980
Presented by C.E. Ward Captain, U.S. Navy for the Secretary of the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Dixie (AD-14) I was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal.

Produced products for:

Warn Ind; Bowflex International Inc; DCI International Inc; Back Technologies Inc; Sulzer Bingham Pumps Inc; Esco Corp; Kevex X-Ray Inc; Applied Biosystems Inc; Identix Inc; Datascope Corp; Stairmaster Sports/Medical Products Inc; BE Aerospace Inc; Rafael Missiles Division (Moog); Vulcan Foundry Inc; Marus Dental International; Adel Medical LTD; Adec Inc; Nike Inc; Morrow Snowboards Inc; Hewlett-Packard Inc; Forest Medical Products Inc; Reimers Furniture Mfg; Anthro Corp; Universal Gyms Inc; And many others.
References:

Jim Bell, general manager (Champion Homes Inc.) 208/549-1410
Scott Grafton, owner (Peerless Pattern Works Inc.) 503/227-6561
Allen Buntjer, general manager (Kneedspeed Inc.) 503/228-4981
Oregon Masters Swimming
Layout Tool Collection
Obama Administration 2009