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Joel Cranmer

BS Mechanical Engineering
Kansas State University
Colorado Springs, CO

About Me

I am a third generation engineer. Innovation and creativity are in my blood.

Born and raised in the Midwest, I know and value hard work. Whether it is stacking alfalfa bails on a semi, or designing a solution with stringent deadlines. I love to solve problems. The harder and more complicated it is, the bigger the payoff. I am intensely curious and very detail oriented. One of my biggest passions is aeronautics.


Industrial Controls

Automotive Paint Plant

Designed and commissioned the industrial controls system for a new automotive paint plant. Consisted of 47 separate conveyor systems.

Team SpyKat UAV

Team SpyKat

Designed and built a custom UAV and command center for the AUVSI SUAS competition. We placed 3rd overall.


Maintenance Work Order System

Designed a web application for KSU Housing & Dining to create, edit, and save maintenance work orders.


Recipe Catalog

Designed and built an online recipe catalog.

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Eagle Scout

Eagle Project

Planned and coordinated building of the Stretch Dog Park including fund-raising, sourcing materials, and organizing construction.

Mechanical Keyboard

Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Built my own custom mechanical keyboard.

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Experience & Skills

Lab Control Systems Engineer Aleut (AAE)


Work closely with USAFA researchers and cadets to design, fabricate, test, validate, and revise customized control and data acquisition hardware and software to automate experimental control, monitoring, and system safety features. Projects include wind tunnel control and data acquisition systems, jet engine test cell control and data gathering, and flight test article control and telemetry systems.

Sr. M&S Integrator MEI Technologies, Inc.


Integrated and executed simulations, analyzed sim behavior, gathered test data, and compared data between simulations. Identified new requirements, problems, and fixes for simulations as a result of the analysis/testing performed. Communicated analysis, testing, and comparison results to the Event Lead and Stakeholder.

Emulation Engineer KASA Controls


Designed realistic virtual conveyor environments to allow testing and debugging of controls system prior to on-site commissioning. Environment included real-time 3D physics, conveyors control via simulated VFD panels, and PLC tag binding. Individual emulation components were programmed in C#, and provided modularity when building a system model.

Sr. Controls Engineer KASA Controls


Designed and commissioned industrial automation control systems, including power and communication networks, following the NEC, NFPA 70E and 79. Created and checked detailed engineering drawings of controls system. Programmed and debugged PLCs using robust controls logic. Systems predominantly in the automotive industry.

Engineering Intern GE Aviation Digital Systems


Created automated testing routines for FMS software using VB scripts. Ensured FMS software met company and customer specifications. Worked on a variety of FMS models including commercial and military applications. Focused on ACARS and FANS systems, and subsystems.

Sr. Web Application Developer KSU Housing & Dining Services


Trained and mentored new team members. Developed and maintained critical, secure web applications used by all housing students and staff including contracts, maintenance work order system, and eCommerce site (+125,000 requests/year collectively). Work included front and back end development, as well as database formation. Created and managed various digital signage for the department. Managed CentOS web and database servers. Fixed ad hoc requests reliably and in a timely manner. Migrated static webpages to new CMS. Assisted IT customer support during periods of high requests.

Linux 95% Linux
Programming 92% Programming in C Sharp, Perl, C++, and PHP
Controls 90% Controls
Cybersecurity 88% Cybersecurity
Design 85% Design
Aerodynamics 83% Aerodynamics
Critical Thinking 80% Critical Thinking
Web Applications 78% Web Applications
Solidworks 75% Solidworks
FEA 73% Finite Element Analysis
Thermodynamics 70% Thermodynamics
Drafting 62% Drafting
Matlab 60% Matlab










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