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Matthew Serna BSE
Mechanical Engineer 
Obtaining Master Degree in Engineering Management & Leadership 
Project Manager

Mr. Serna holds a BS in Engineering Technology – Mechanical.  He is currently obtaining his Master of Science in Engineering Management & Leadership through Purdue University. 


We are previlaged to have Mr. Serna on our team of experts.  He bring depth and understanding to project management and design.


His experience includes: 


Sandia National Laboratories   May 2011-Present

Product Design Engineer/Configuration & Engineering Services Team Lead

  • Lead for CAD CM Configuration & Engineering Services Team.

    • Define project objectives, deliverables, resources, schedules and CM into work package agreements and service level agreements for projects and programs.

  • Configuration Management Specialist and System Administrator for Nuclear Weapon (NW) programs.

    • Thorough knowledge of and applied experience with configuration management principles to manage daily NW CAD and document system operations in conjunction with Sandia policies and requirements.

    • Responsible for Staff level decision making, policy and requirement implementation, and NW program knowledge which supports Design Engineering and NW project and program deliverables.

    • Provide technical engineering support with development and implementation of PDMLink/Windchill project solutions based on programmatic support items including systems product structure configuration, Need-to-Know information management, and CAD data management between multiple sites and servers.

  • Responsible for successful delivery of complete technical data package for major component of weapon program.

    • Design, create and modify components and portions of systems to develop new concepts or improve current design of nuclear weapon stockpile.

    • Utilize Computer Aided Design (CAD) practices to develop detailed model and assembly drawings, lubrication and weldment assembly specification drawings, and electrical and operating signal schematics.

    • Ensure design definition form, fit and function of components and assemblies through the use of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T).

  • Communicate and contribute sub-system mechanical design and assembly concepts and requirements in a multi-discipline team environment to address and solve technical weapons related issues.


Ethicon Endo-Surgery  May 2009 – May 2011

Packaging Engineer/Safety Engineer

  • Develop project leadership skills with design, development and improvement of plant wide safety and ergonomic risk projects.  Deliver complete projects through successful utilization of mechanical design principles, cost analysis, manufacturability and sound ergonomic practices.

  • Propose, develop and implement engineered process solution for highest ergonomic risk in facility.  Process improvement change included Return on Investment of 540% and Ergonomic Job Analysis risk reduction from highest in facility to a low risk item.

  • Reduce ergonomic, quality and safety risks with engineering studies and engineering process prove-in documentation for material handling equipment installation qualification and evaluation of lightweight product container prototypes.

  • Assist as co-Interim Safety Specialist.

    • Responsible for site safety and OSHA metrics, packaging equipment sign-off for production, weekly facility safety audit walkthroughs and Environmental Health & Safety MAARS audit preparation.

    • Safety and health development learning through Auburn Engineering ETools, OSHA training resources and Safety & Health Management Systems for Small Businesses.

  • Write, perform and assist with packaging protocols and engineering studies associated with packaging equipment machines and surgical equipment.

  • New production component and component material performance qualification.

  • Component material and supplier performance qualification, validation and performance analysis.


Raytheon Missile Systems  June 2006 – September 2008

Mechanical Engineer, Radar RF and Design Center

  • Develop technical solutions by applying engineering problem solving and team skills.

    • Vibration isolation and damping of assembly chassis and circuit card housing including exploring different isolation solutions as well as part and assembly modifications.

    • Sealing solution for moisture/salt fog intrusion to circuit board assembly including research of materials and practical and effective applications.

    • Expand interpersonal and communication skills through meetings and presentations with department managers, section heads and other engineers.

  • Contribute to design and modification of concepts, parts and assemblies.

    • Knowledgeable and experienced using Pro/Engineer 2001 and WildFire CAD modeling programs to create, modify and detail parts, assemblies and drawings.

  • Responsible for completion of Technical Data Drawing Packages.

    • Accountable for completeness and correctness of Pro/E drawing changes and updates, Pro/E data management, and creation of drawing change notices.

    • Gained experience in configuration management and online data management systems for creating, updating and revising important part and drawing document records.

    • Communicated and attended meetings with Navy Officials and government contract personnel to effectively discuss product quality, manufacturability and reliability issues.


Mr. Brings the skills of : 

  • PDMLink/Windchill – Subject matter expert with integration and implementation of PLM systems to utilize data and team management for projects and programs.

  • Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire & Creo – Proficient in part modeling, assembly creation and drawing package detailing.

  • Microsoft – Knowledgeable in Windows XP, Vista and 7, 8, 10 operating systems and Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio).

  • Solidworks Modeling Software– Experience in part modeling, assembly modeling and manufacturing drawings.

  • Institute of Configuration Management CMII Comprehensive certified



















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