Peter McKnight

Peter McKnight

Senior Mechanical Engineer at Serpa Packaging Solutions

Visalia, California (Visalia, California Area)

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Peter McKnight's Summary

I enjoy working with people. I have the ability to build people, relationships, and teams. I enjoy helping people grow their talents and expertise as well as to see my own growth in the process. I work to improve relationships within any department and organization I affiliate with. I enjoy working with customers. I strive to ensure that my customers get what they need and are expecting. I work with them to make sure that those expectations are understood plainly by all. I enjoy providing solutions that exhibit the quality people come to anticipate when dealing with me. I take pride in knowing that my customers can count on me to deliver these solutions. My customers know that they can trust me. I also enjoy the technical side of things. I get great satisfaction in seeing machines and components that I have designed being built and put into use. More than that I enjoy the engineering process. I love to be given a problem, to come up with an elegant and robust solution, to design that solution down to the smallest and often most important detail, to see it built, put into service, and finally, to see the end-result of the work that it performs. I work to improve efficiency in my own work as well as in the work of those around me. In short, I am an engineer and a leader.

Peter McKnight's Experience

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Serpa Packaging Solutions

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Machinery industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Visalia, CA

Engineer to order automated case packaging and cartoning machines
Train new engineers and personnel
Write AutoLISP and .net programs to integrate with AutoCAD

Director of Engineering

Serpa Packaging Solutions

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Machinery industry

March 2009March 2013 (4 years 1 month) Visalia, California Area

Lead a team of 20+ people including mechanical and electrical engineers, drafters, technical writers, and project managers
Direct and supervise the design of all case packers, cartoners, palletizers, and other equipment designed by the engineering department
Work with all other departments to ensure proper execution of the projects
Interface with the customers to ensure proper communication and documentation of projects needs, goals, and milestones

Engineering Manager

warren baerg

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Renewables & Environment industry

May 2006March 2009 (2 years 11 months) Dinuba, CA

Engineer to order large stationary grinders, densifiers, paddle mixers, and all other equipment sold by the company
Oversee the work of a drafter and an additional engineer
Travel to supervise the install and commissioning of equipment as necessary as well as to aid in the sales phase of projects

Peter McKnight's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Scout Master

      Boy Scouts of America
      • Children

      I enjoyed working with the young men and seeing them grow. I found my future as an engineer through the organization when as a boy I interviewed my then scoutmaster and future employer as part of the engineering merit badge. I was happy to bring some of that direction and focus to others.

Peter McKnight's Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout

    Boy Scouts of America
    • 2001

Peter McKnight's Languages

  • English

  • Portuguese

Peter McKnight's Skills & Expertise

  1. Machine Design
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Packaging Engineering
  4. Engineering Management
  5. Project Management
  6. Engineering
  7. Manufacturing
  8. CAD
  9. Automation
  10. Fabrication
  11. AutoCAD
  12. Solid Modeling
  13. Project Engineering
  14. Product Design
  15. Packaging
  16. Material Handling
  17. Lean Manufacturing
  18. Product Development
  19. Continuous Improvement
  20. Manufacturing Engineering
  21. Visual Basic
  22. AutoLISP

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