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Resume, Chief Engineer

This page contains the Chief Engineer, Carl Jackson. Note that he has a BS in Mechanical Engineering, a MS in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering, and has PE Licenses in the states of Mississippi and Virginia.


Highly motivated Mechanical Engineer with many years of Professional Engineering experience. Team player who has served the aerospace, ocean engineering, ship building, industrial piping, and oil industries. Specialize in structures, stress analysis, solid modeling, and mechanical design. Experienced with SolidWorks, Autocad, Cosmos, Algor, Abacus, Mathcad, Matlab, Caesar, and SAP.


  • M.S. in Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering from the University of Florida in 1978.
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University in 1972.
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Virginia (#0402011516).
  • Regiatered Professional Engineer in Mississippi (#10893).


    Delta Engineering           05/15 – Present            Mobile, AL:

    Chief Mechanical Engineer

  • Provide contract Mechanical Engineering primarily for the oil industry.

  • Use SolidWorks for designing mechanical equipment and for performing finite element analysis on load bearing parts and assemblies.

  • Hargrove          05/12 – 05/15           Mobile, AL:

    Pipe Stress Engineer

  • Use the CaesarII pipe stress program to ensure stress in industrial piping systems meets the ASME, section 31.1, Power and Process Piping Code. These piping systems are subjected to thermal expansion, internal pressure, wind, and static loads. Industries include Chevron in Pascagoula, MS, and International Paper in Bogalusa, LA.

  • Aker Solutions          02/09 – 01/12           Mobile, AL:

    Product Engineer

  • Product Engineer in charge of drilling riser p-line (Peripheral Lines) pressure testing tools. Use SolidWorks and Abacus to ensure the test tool’s compliance with API, ANSI, ASME, and NACE standards.
  • Use SAP (Systems Analysis and Program Development) to locate, retrieve, and store riser documents, such as drawings, test results, BOM’s, solid models, and procedures.
  • Designed an adaptor to replace damaged 1 inch NPT threads on a Test Tool’s P-Line pressure testing pins. The adaptor is made of Duplex stainless steel, and was pressure tested to 7,500 psi. Created Adaptor’s detail and GA (General Assembly) drawings with SolidWorks. Stress analysis was performed with Abacus.
  • Designed a LMRP Test Tool (Lower Marine Riser Package) for pressurizing the inner bores of drilling riser joints. This is used for pressure testing a riser joint’s structural integrity, joint seals, and pressure activated BOP (Blow Out Preventer) functions. Stress analyzed the Test Tool with Abacus. Created working and GA drawings with SolidWorks.

  • Power Dynamics Inc.          05/08 – 12/08           Stennis Space Center, MS

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Designed pipe tensioners, winch frames, weldments, winch test skids, and other hydraulic equipment used for tensioning and laying pipe in the oil industry. Created drawings of this equipment with SolidWorks. Stress analyzed equipment with Cosmos and classical stress analysis equations.

  • SAIC          06/01 – 04/08           Gulfport, MS:

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Used SolidWorks to create detail drawings and solid models of electronic packaging equipment and instrumented pressure vessels. Used GD and T and standard dimensions.
  • Created SolidWorks 3D models of printed circuit boards using Orcad dxf files and Autocad. Used these models for locating ports in circuit board mounting frames.
  • Used Matlab to analyze oceanographic and weather data for the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC). This data included wind speed and direction, air temperature, ocean surface temperature, and time records of ocean wave heights. This data was used by mariners and weather forecasters.
  • Made field trips to Alaska to design mounting structures for NDBC’s weather stations.

  • Computer Sciences Corporation          01/95 – 06/00           Stennis Space Center, MS:

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Designed safety equipment for NASA’s space shuttle engine testing stands, such as a safety cover for the opening in a space shuttle engine’s exhaust flame bucket.
  • Ensured pressure vessels, and NASA’s test stand run tanks, complied with ASME Section VIII Division 1 and 2 pressure vessel codes.
  • Calculated stress and deflection in NASA’s liquid oxygen run tank vent and relief valve piping using Algor’s Pipe Plus.
  • Designed, stress analyzed, and supervised construction of steel and aluminum framed structures used to support solar panels and electronic equipment for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

  • Paragon Technical Services          02/94 - 01/95           Diamondhead, MS:

    Consulting Mechanical Engineer

  • Provided Mechanical Engineering services to engineering and manufacturing firms in South Mississippi.
  • Used Algor’s Pipe Plus to calculate stress and deflection in a refinery’s piping system that was subjected to sustained weight, internal pressure, wind loading, and thermal expansion. Used the results of these calculations to locate pipe hangers, expansion loops, and expansion joints.
  • Used Algor’s BOS Fluids to calculate water flow in a subdivision’s fire hydrant piping.

  • Naval Research Laboratory          12/86 - 02/94           Stennis Space Center, MS:

    Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Made numerous sea trips for the purpose of launching, monitoring, and recovering oceanographic equipment. Equipment included geophysical data acquisition systems, and acoustic ranging systems for the Navy. Designed subsea equipment using Autocad.