GARY DOWNEY, PE, ATP, CPE



EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Ergonomic Technologies Corporation, Syosset, New York (3/2004 – present)
USPS Ergonomic Risk Reduction Process Ergonomist (Contractor)

  • Install ergonomics process at United States Postal Processing & Distribution plants.
  • Analyze workstations and processes to reduce musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Conduct ergonomics related training for labor unions, OSHA and management.
  • Develop and guide industrial ergonomics teams.

    ErgoMethods, Olathe, Kansas (12/2002 – present)
    Senior Engineering Consultant (Contractor)

  • Analyze and accommodate job sites to reduce injuries and ergonomic risk factors.
  • Conduct customized on-site ergonomics related training.
  • Develop, teach and guide industrial ergonomics teams.

    The Capper Foundation, Topeka, Kansas (1997 – 1/2003)
    Rehabilitation Engineering Coordinator

  • Designed and manufactured assistive technology for people with disabilities in the work, school, community and home environment.
  • Evaluated and assessed clients’ abilities and needs.
  • Directed Rehabilitation Engineering Program reports, budget projections, cost accountability and organization.
  • Guided the operation of the company as part of a management team.
  • Coordinated the logistics, assessments, and generation of multi-authored reports as the team leader for therapists that provided services across the state of Kansas.
  • Learned new technology and software on short notice in order to evaluate and train clients, parents, and teachers.
  • Trained professionals, consumers, and clients on the use of assistive technology.
  • Presented assistive technology concepts to large and small groups.

    The University of Tennessee-Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee (1995 – 1997)
    Research Assistant
  • Researched assistive technology for people with disabilities.
  • Lead a team of designers, engineers and students to develop assistive technology.
  • Prototyped a surgical instrument which measures force in the carpal tunnel ligament.
  • Designed ergonomically correct assembly tools for the Saturn assembly plant in conjunction with manufacturing groups and engineers.
  • Utilized CAD, modeling, finite element and other software to develop technology.

    General Motors Corporation, Pontiac, Michigan (1994 – 1995)
    Product Service Engineer

  • Researched data on product concerns in the field.
  • Developed and verified service fixes in collaboration with product engineers, manufacturing engineers, assembly workers, and service technicians.
  • Wrote Technical Service Bulletins and Recall Campaigns for use by Chevrolet and GMC technicians.

    PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

    Certified Professional Ergonomist
    Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics
    June 2005

    Licensed Professional Engineer
    Kansas State Board of Technical Professions
    January 2002

    Certified Assistive Technology Practitioner
    Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
    September 1999

    EDUCATION

    Master of Science, Biomedical Engineering
    University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tennessee
    June 1998

    Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
    December 1993

    HONORS AND SERVICE

    Chair Job Accommodations and Ergonomics Group for RESNA
    RESNA/PVA Design Competition winner
    General Motors Scholar
    Clyde M. Eppard Scholar (NSPE)
    State of Iowa Scholar
    HFES member
    RESNA member
    OIPRS Member
    Pi Tau Sigma member

    RECOGNITION

    http://www.cjonline.com/stories/100701/com_capper.shtml
    (Topeka Capital-Journal article)

    http://www.resna.org/Essays/friday.php
    (RESNA Essay for Engineer’s Week)









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