Problem Solver

Douglas King

A creative, out-of-the-box individual looking to improve things. I understand the balance between cost, function and speed-to-market and value the ideas of non-engineers (purchasing, quality, manufacturing, marketing, sales) to achieve the best solution for the company.

Areas Douglas King is Knowledgeable in:

Applications of solar energy.
Machinery and Equipment

Techniques Douglas King Uses:

Brain storming (structured and unstructured), affinity diagrams, cause-and-effect diagrams, data collection and analyis, interrelationship digraphs, tree diagrams.

Cross-functional teams.

Douglas King's Problem Solving Skills:

  1. Developing Automated Manufacturing Equipment
  2. Developing Custom Machinery
  3. Solar Module Design and Manufacturing
  4. Woodworking

Douglas King's Problem Solving Experience:

  1. Co-developed new solar module junction box with novel connection technique. Patent applied for.
  2. Created 8 different concepts for equipment to manufacture hospital gowns using non-woven material. I was the sole creator of the concepts.
  3. Led team to develop automated equipment for assembling 20+ piece seat belt retractors. Designed mistake-proofing components.
  4. Led project team to develop robust equipment for manufacturing heat shrink tubing including unwind stand, flattening station, cutting station and ladder-assembly station. Personally designed unwind stand for unwinding large, heavy spools of material.
  5. Test engineer for new backsheet for solar modules. Provided manufacturing expertise as a user to outside development firm.
  6. Created concept for inline conveyor oven for curing solar module laminates. New application of existing technology. Worked with outside manufacturer to build equipment. Implemented equipment in manufacturing line.
  7. Concepted then led team to develop a tubing cut and inspect machine for medical devices.