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					                                                       ASME News Buffalo Section
                                                       http://sections.asme.org/buffalo/
                                                                                                                               October 2011


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE                                        ASME Buffalo Section Program Announcement
2011-2012

Chairperson                                                                 Steam Coffin Program
Programs
College Relations
JACOB BRIGGS
briggjk@kellyservices.com

Vice-Chairperson
Industrial Relations
MATT RANDALL
Matthew.randall@zodiacaerospace.com


Treasurer
PAUL KLUCZYNSKI
pkluczynski@verizon.net

Corresponding Secretary
ALAN W. KER, P.E.
(716) 876-6473
a.ker@verizon.net                                        Location: Crazy Jakes – 26 Webster, Street Tonawanda, NY 14150
                                                                        Date: Wednesday October 5, 2011
Past Chair                                                                        Time: 5:00 pm
Social Chair
JOE CRIMI                             Tour Info: Captain Moses Rogers and The Steamship Savannah Break the Barrier
jacrimi@gmx.com

Professional Development
                                      Historian and author John Laurence Busch will attempt to re-calibrate your mind before showing why the
Webmaster                             proposition of making the first crossing of the Atlantic Ocean on a "steamship" was met with a mixture of
JOSEPH CICCARELLA, PE                 skepticism and fear.
(716) 828-8577
ciccarjs@middough.com                 STEAM COFFIN has received widespread praise and acclaim, as evidenced by over ten positive
                                      reviews in magazines and journals from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Newsletter
CARL PUEHN
                                      John’s book tour for STEAM COFFIN so far has taken him from Maine to Georgia, where he has given
(716) 839-9676
cpuehn@greatbatch.com
                                      over 100 presentations to date before a wide variety of audiences.

Recording Secretary                   "Busch's supremely readable account of the development and construction of the Savannah...and the
Government Relations                  passionate career of Captain Moses Rogers, represents the creation of a long-needed missing piece of
DAVID A. HORNUNG PhD, PE              maritime history...It may properly be termed a page-turner, and is strongly recommended." — (mt)
(716) 851-5854                        Marine Technology Magazine
davehornung@verizon.net
                                      Dinner: Select Penne ala Roma (vegetarian), Roast Sirloin of Beef, or Chicken Supreme. All dinners come with
Professional Practice/ Ethics         choice of soup or salad, potato, vegetable, rolls and butter, coffee, tea and dessert.
Honors & Awards
WILLIAM KLEPSER, P.E.
                                      Cost: $20 for ASME Members & Students, $25 for Non-Members.
(716) 839-3525
klepserw@asme.org
                                      RSVP by Tuesday October 4th. We now have on-line event registration. Click the “Event
Public Relations                      Registration” link on our home page (located just below the program announcement/newsletter
Donna Hagerty                         link) and fill out the form to register. If you cannot register on-line, you may still register by
(716) 228-4596                        contacting Jake Briggs at briggjk@kellyengineering.com
dhagerty@cobey.com
                                      Congratulations to Mahendra D. Rana, PE winner of the J. Hall Taylor Medal….
                                      See page 4 of the newsletter for details regarding this prestigious award.


                                      Congratulations to the ASME Buffalo Section Award Winners….
                                      See page 4 of the newsletter for this year’s Section award winners.
                                                      ASME Membership Benefits
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advantage of becoming a member. To sign up, go to: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/membership/professional-member-benefits




                                               ASME Buffalo Section Sponsors

                                                            http://sections.asme.org/buffalo/




http://sections.asme.org/buffalo/                                                                                                        October 2011
                                                                  ASME Buffalo Section Classifieds
                                                             Experience with Modbus,                   Minimum 10 years of mechanical                    project in the Central NY area. The
         Employment                                  •
                                                             ModbusTCP, Profibus, Devicenet,           engineering and supervisory experience.           successful candidate will work as part of a
                                                             Ethernet / IP                                                                               construction management team on site at a
$50K – Pro E / Mechanical Designer –                 •       Ability to travel to customer sites for   Advanced project management and client            Central NY manufacturing facility.
DIRECT HIRE                                                  installations. 25% Travel.                management skills.                                Individual will be responsible for
My client has been in business for over 90           Contact:                                                                                            commissioning of new as well as modified
years and designs, manufactures Industrial           Jake Briggs / Search Consultant - Direct          Significant knowledge of associated               mechanical systems.
equipment for the process industry,                  Hire / Kelly Engineering Resources                disciplines, including electrical, structural
including power generation, oil/ gas/                briggjk@kellyengineering.com                      and civil engineering.                            The successful candidate will have full
petrochemical, nuclear, food processing, and         LinkedIn Profile:                                                                                   technical responsibility for interpreting,
gas transmission industries. They are an             http://www.linkedin.com/in/jakebriggs             Valid Driver License                              organizing, executing and coordinating
ASME, TEMA Compliant Engineering                                                                                                                         commissioning assignments. The candidate
Facility. They have a current need for a             $80-$90K - Mechanical Project Engineer -          Position will serve as a facilities engineering   will be familiar with process system testing
Mechanical Designer with strong                      DIRECT HIRE – Buffalo, NY                         coordinator in support of manufacturing           and commissioning along with HVAC
experience with Pro-Engineer.                        My client is a leading OEM Equipment              facility transformation in central New York.      system start up performance testing and
Qualifications:                                      Manufacturer that services the globe in high      The individual will be part of construction       commissioning
•       2 + Years Demonstrated experience            technology areas. They have a current need        management team responsible for the
        and proficiency designing                    for a Full Time Direct Hire- Mechanical           project. Responsibilities will include            Apply Online
        mechanical equipment with Pro-E              Project Engineer!                                 working on facilities that will be modified       - Go to http://www.urscorp.jobs
        (Pro Engineer)                               Salary & Benefits Package:                        for different uses along with facilities that     - Select Careers and then Current Job
•       2 + Years of experience with ASME            Excellent Base Pay, Stock Ownership Plan,         will be taken out of service and dismantled.      Openings
        / TEMA and or piping design                  BCBS Medical, Paid Time Off!                                                                        - Select Requisition number URS54291.
        experience is a big plus, but not            Responsibilities:                                 Apply Online                                      - Select Submit my Resume at the bottom
        required!                                    •       Lead and organize mechanical              - Go to http://www.urscorp.jobs                   of the job profile.
•       Associates or Bachelors Degree in                    engineering projects with internal        - Select Careers and then Current Job             - If you are not interested in this particular
        Engineering or technical discipline                  team and clients.                         Openings                                          position, you can also select a link to submit
Contact:                                             •       Manage time, engineering team             - Select Requisition number URS54402.             a profile for future consideration or you may
Jake Briggs / Search Consultant - Direct                     members and resources to complete         - Select Submit my Resume at the bottom           conduct a position search.
Hire / Kelly Engineering Resources                           project on time and under budget.         of the job profile.                               - If this is your first visit, you will be
briggjk@kellyengineering.com                         •       Check drawings, BOM’s for                 - If you are not interested in this particular    prompted to create a User Name (your e-
LinkedIn Profile:                                            accuracy                                  position, you can also select a link to submit    mail address) and
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jakebriggs                •       Collaborate with department               a profile for future consideration or you may     Password. This will allow you to access
                                                             engineers in technical analyses.          conduct a position search.                        your profile in the future, to make edits to
Automation & Controls Engineer – (Allen              •       Provide support and interact with         - If this is your first visit, you will be        your resume or submit it for other job
Bradley)- Direct Hire – Buffalo, NY                                                                    prompted to create a User Name (your e-           openings.
                                                             clients needs during design,
My client is a leading OEM Equipment                                                                   mail address) and Password. This will allow
                                                             installation and services.
Manufacturer that services the globe in high                                                           you to access your profile in the future, to
technology areas. They have a current need
                                                     Qualifications:
                                                     •       5 + Years experience in mechanical
                                                                                                       make edits to your resume or submit it for            Volunteer Positions
for a Full Time Direct Hire- Automation &                                                              other job openings.
                                                             engineering design and
Controls Engineer with experience with                                                                                                                   ASME Buffalo Section
                                                             manufacturing processes
Allen Bradley Control Systems.                                                                         Principal Mechanical Engineer                     The ASME Buffalo Section has a number of
                                                     •       Bachelors Degree in Mechanical
Salary & Benefits Package: Excellent                                                                   Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering       volunteer positions available through the
                                                             Engineering or related.                   or other appropriate discipline.                  Executive Committee. Consider serving for
Base Pay, Stock Ownership Plan, BCBS                 •       Strong experience with fabrication,
Medical, Paid Time Off!                                                                                                                                  a specific event, a Section Committee, or on
                                                             sheet metal, machining and                Registration and designation as a                 the Section Board. Available positions
Responsibilities:                                            components
•       Design electrical hardware systems                                                             Professional Engineer (PE) is required.           include (but are not limited to):
                                                     •       Strong experience with 2D/3D -
        for machine controls                                 AutoCAD / Inventor
•       Lead sourcing and purchasing of                                                                Minimum 10 years of mechanical                    •      Future City Engineering Mentor
                                                     •       Experienced with the design of            engineering and supervisory experience.           •      BEAM Trek Event Volunteer
        electrical materials and components                  automated process equipment is
•       Programming of PLC Applications                                                                                                                  •      History & Heritage Committee
                                                             desirable.                                Advanced project management and client
        and HMI interfaces                                                                                                                               •      College/Pre-College Committee
                                                     Contact:                                          management skills.
•       Lead on installations while providing                                                                                                            •      Continuing Education Presenter
                                                     Jake Briggs / Search Consultant - Direct
        training and support to new and              Hire / Kelly Engineering Resources
        existing customers                                                                             Significant knowledge of associated               These are excellent opportunities to get
                                                     briggjk@kellyengineering.com                      disciplines, includng electrical, structural
Qualifications:                                                                                                                                          involved and network with others in the
                                                     LinkedIn Profile:                                 and civil engineering.
•       5 + years experience in                                                                                                                          industry. ASME participation also offers
                                                     http://www.linkedin.com/in/jakebriggs
        automation/controls systems                                                                                                                      many opportunities to develop your career
                                                                                                       Equipment testing and system                      through training and other leadership roles.
        engineering                                  Principal Mechanical Engineer                     commissioning knowledge.
•       Bachelors Degree in Engineering-             Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
        Electrical Preferred.                                                                                                                            Contact any of the Section Officers to
                                                     or other related field/discipline.                Valid Driver License
•       Strong experience with Allen                                                                                                                     discuss your future with ASME.
        Bradley                                      Registration and designation as a                 Project Commissioning Manager to support
•       PLC programming and                          Professional Engineer (PE) is required.           a manufacturing facility transformation
        troubleshooting




                                                ASME Buffalo Section Supports BEAM Trek Competition
BEAM is a non-profit organization consisting of teachers and volunteer representatives from industry, education, government,
professional and community groups. BEAM encourages, supports and prepares students from Western New York to pursue technical
careers. BEAM is open to all students with an emphasis on minorities, females and other under-represented students. Beginning at
the elementary school level, BEAM provides math, science, engineering and technical experiences through BEAM clubs, summer
programs, Internships, and other related activities. Student participation in BEAM programs, college completion in a technical
discipline and eventual employment measure our success.

BE A M T RE K 2 0 11 Co mpetit io n was an educational adventure creating awareness and interest in engineering with a focus on
using “The Grand Challenges for Engineering.” Teams of high school students competed against one another as they were challenged
by University of Buffalo (UB) faculty to prove their scientific and mathematical mettle in a brain-teasing race around the campus. Not
knowing what to expect, students found themselves having to complete various engineering tasks where they earn points and also
learn about conservation in order to obtain clues as to where their next task lies. The adventure’s climax was a head to head
competition between the highest scoring teams in a final task. All this added to the fun with one team earning the distinction of being
“Buffalo’s Best Engineering Team of the Future”.

This year’s event was supported by a donation from the ASME Buffalo Section. The winner of the 2011 competition was a team from
Orchard Park High School. The team took first place winning six trophies and a total of $3,800 in scholarships.



http://sections.asme.org/buffalo/                                                                                                                                       October 2011
          ASME Buffalo Section Member Honored with the J. Hall Taylor Medal
    Mahendra D. Rana, PE to be presented the award at the ASME Mechanical Engineering Congress
Mahendra D. Rana, a local Buffalo Section ASME member, has been selected to receive the 2011 J. Hall Taylor Medal
"for professionalism and leadership in consensus building for codes and standards for pressure equipment; and for
technical excellence in the investigation, understanding and advancement of codes and standards for pressure vessel
technology.

 The J. Hall Taylor Medal was established in 1965 by the ASME Codes and Standards Board as a gift by the Taylor Forge
and Pipe Works to commemorate the pioneering work of J. Hall Taylor in the standardization of industrial products and
safety codes for their usage. It is awarded for distinguished service or eminent achievement in the Codes and Standards
area pertaining to the broad fields of piping and pressure vessels sponsored by the ASME.

The award consists of a $1000 honorarium, a bronze medal and certificate. Formal presentation of the award is scheduled
to take place at the President's Luncheon, Monday, November 14, 2011 during the ASME Mechanical Engineering
Congress, November 11-17, 2011, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.

Our congratulations go out to Mahendra!!




                                      ASME Buffalo Section Award Winners
The Buffalo Section of ASME is proud to honor the following 2011 award winners…

Exemplary Service Award

     Awarded to a Section member who has demonstrated exemplary performance in connection with a Section or Society activity. This is not
     an annual award but is given at the discretion of the Board of Directors in response to a specific example of outstanding service.

     This year’s Exemplary Service Award is presented to Robert G. Helenbrook, P.E..

Outstanding Achievement Award

     Awarded to a Section member or group in recognition of noteworthy achievements associated with the field of mechanical engineering.
     This is not an annual award but is given at the discretion of the Board of Directors in response to a specific achievement or extended
     period of accomplishment.

     This year’s Outstanding Achievement Award goes to the Saint Mary’s School Future City Team. The team participated in the 2011
     Future City National Competition and was awarded the Best Futuristic City Design. Although not strictly mechanical engineering,
     the Buffalo Section Board has elected to recognize the team for this extraordinary accomplishment. Congratulations to the team and
     Saint Mary’s School. Team members are:

            Tyler Daly                              Julian D’Andrea-Valeri                   Hannah Davis
            Will Gajewski                           Jesse Hooton                             Caitlyn Leong
            Tom O’Brien                             Michael Pearl                            Ben Pohle
            Alec Siskar                             Ben Wojick
            Rosanne Davis (Teacher                  Ron Leong (Engineering
            Mentor)                                 Mentor)




                                           ASME Buffalo Section Sponsors
ASME Sponsors….
ASME is currently looking for companies to help the local section provide programs and activities. The Sponsorship request letter is
available on our website.




http://sections.asme.org/buffalo/                                                                                              October 2011

				
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