William H. Bernhart, P.E.

William H. Bernhart, P.E.
Research Technologist and ME/MET Lab Manager, School of Science, Engineering, and Technology
Engineering Lab Building , 119
  • Experienced Mechanical Engineer held positions as senior development engineer, mechanical design engineer, manufacturing engineer, product engineer, systems safety engineer, R&D engineering technician, and part time engineering drafting & blueprint reading instructor.
  • Past Employers
    • Phoenix Contact
    • Sechan Electronics
    • Carel USA
    • Apex Tool Group
    • TE Connectivity (24 years)
    • Molly Threaded Fasteners, and
    • Reading Area Community College.
  • Education Bachelor of Science Degree and Associate in Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University, GPA 3.05; completed AMP Incorporated’s two year Advanced Engineers Development Program and also their two year entry level Manufacturing Engineering Rotation Program.
  • Certifications/Awards licensed as a registered professional engineer (P.E.) in mechanical engineering by the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington; (CMfgE) certified manufacturing engineer by SME; (GDTP) certified senior level geometric dimensioning & tolerancing professional by ASME; hold 12 United States patents and several corporate innovation awards.
  • Continuing Education logged over 5,500 hours of continuing education; examples relevant to a ME Lab Manager: OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Safety, NFPA 70 National Electric Code, NFPA 70E Electrical Safety, Dale Carnegie Course in Effective Speaking & Human Relations, ProE and Solidworks 3D solid modeling; System Safety, AS9100 Internal Auditor, Hot Work & Plant Safety, Hazardous Materials, Lean Six Sigma principles, and other topics related to mechanical, electrical, & environmental testing, and manufacturing / assembly operations.