Regular, preventative maintenance is the best way to avoid costly equipment failure and production downtime.
Pacific Coast Engineering will create a detailed maintenance schedule around your budget and production hours to keep your equipment in tune and running efficiently.
SMT and through hole soldering
PCB assembly & testing
Wire harness assembly
Plastics & aluminum fabrication
Equipment failure can lead to costly production downtime and product defects.
Pacific Coast Engineering is available to perform on-call emergency repairs at your facility.
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND AGRICULTURAL
VFD & PLC Programming
Detailed bills of materials
Pacific Coast Engineering is a licensed sole proprietorship, owned and operated by a Cal Poly Mechanical Engineering graduate with 15 years of experience in mechanical and electrical equipment diagnostics, repair and fabrication. The company is based in San Luis Obispo County and has provided quality service on the Central Coast since 2002.
Scientific Drilling, Inc. (Paso Robles, CA) – Reliability Engineer
Performed lab and field troubleshooting, diagnostics and repair of electrical and mechanical systems used in oil and gas exploration, including surface gear, running gear, precision gyroscopes, magnetometers, inclinometers and gamma sensors. Recommended electrical and mechanical design changes and manufacturing improvements to increase reliability and manufacturability. Performed failure analyses, presented findings to senior management and customers. Used SolidWorks and LabView to design and fabricate electro-mechanical test systems, including mechanics, digital and analog control and power electronics; wrote and implemented shock, vibration and HALT testing test plans. Supervised two to three junior engineers.
BMW of North America (Oxnard, CA) – Lead Project Engineer
Served as lead engineer for a project to re-purpose high-voltage, lithium-ion electric vehicle (EV) batteries in a grid-tied, stationary energy storage application with photovoltaic backing. Developed system-level topology, detailed component specifications, electrical schematics and mechanical drawings. Researched and interviewed prospective contractors and vendors. Wrote requests for proposal (RFQs) and supplier contracts; performed vendor negotiations to ensure excellent value. Advised project manager on technical issues; served as technical liason between the project manager and service and equipment providers as well as permitting authorities.
AC Propulsion, Inc. (San Dimas, CA) - Engineering Test Supervisor
Supervised 2-5 engineers, technicians and interns responsible for electric vehicle (EV) inverter production, including component-, board- and system-level assembly as well as bench, dynamometer and in-vehicle testing, debugging and repair. Maintained production parts supply; developed and deployed production and test procedures; trained assembly and test Staff in United States and China. Implemented production, warranty and quality tracking systems. Maintained product quality through FMEA, failure analyses, Engineering Change Orders and Corrective Action Requests. Gathered customer specification, provided phone, email and field troubleshooting, repair and warranty service for existing customers. Researched, developed and brought into production prototype components to reduce product cost and increase manufacturability and quality. Tested EV components and systems to SAE and EU temperature, humidity and vibration specifications. Developed reports for senior management reflecting the historical, current and forecast status of production and product quality.
Designed and built automated test equipment for production and R&D testing of digital and analog control boards, power electronics and traction batteries using LabView, Python and LabJack hardware and software. Performed analog and digital circuit design and PCB board layout. Performed bench, dynamometer and in-vehicle testing, debugging and repair of electric vehicle inverters, analog and digital control circuits, induction motors, auxiliary power supplies and battery monitoring systems.
SLO County Air Pollution Control District (San Luis Obispo, CA) – Air Quality Specialist
Developed interactive web-based software using PHP and SQL; developed office automation software using Visual Basic. Wrote and presented reports for County Board of Supervisors. Gathered and analyzed GIS, meteorology, traffic and terrain/elevation data. Modeled the dispersion and health risk of criteria air pollutants and carcinogens. Performed grant administration, including cost effectiveness analyses and field inspections.
Lochhead Manufacturing Co (Paso Robles, CA) – Factory Engineer
Performed PLC-based automation, upgrades, tuning and maintenance of food processing and packaging equipment, electrical and air pumps, compressors, motors and bulk loading and handling equipment. Installed and upgraded factory electrical, water and compressed air infrastructure. Supervised 3-5 employees during production; trained employees in proper use and maintenance of equipment.
SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE EXPERIENCE
Pacific Coast Engineering takes the place of a full-time equipment technician at your facility, providing you with on-demand technical services when you need them. Pacific Coast Engineering will also work with your technical Staff and equipment manufacturer to quickly solve complex equipment problems, or perform upgrades and modifications. Additionally, Pacific Coast Engineering provides emergency and after-hours technical services to expedite repairs and keep your business running.
Pacific Coast Engineering does NOT service the following products and industries: