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Power Plant Mechanical

Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607, United States
March 26, 2011

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Tristan Mills

Permanent Address: **** Rural View Road Liberty NC 27298 336-***-****


North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC

BS in Mechanical Engineering: May 2011 Overall GPA

3.95/4.0 Major GPA 3.89/4.0

Passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam

Minor in Nonprofit Studies

Software Experience: Pro-Engineer, Solidworks, ANSYS, Matlab, SimaPro

Life Cycle Analysis, HTML, Excel


Project Management, Mechanical Design, Thermal and Fluid Analysis, CAD/3D

Modeling, Welding, Shop Fabrication, Data Analysis, Finite Element

Analysis, Written Communication, Sustainability Optimization

Work Experience

NC State University Senior Design Raleigh, NC January 2011 to Present

. Designing and building an automated machine for Northrop Grumman in a

four person team to transport a radar chip and apply forces for

testing; personally responsible for pneumatic system,

microcontroller, solenoids, fabrication

NC State University Lab Assistant: Thermal and Fluids Teaching Lab

Raleigh, NC January 2011 to Present

. Calibrated measurement devices, tested experiments, assisted in the

design of new procedures and equipment.

Newell Rubbermaid Product Development Intern Huntersville, NC May 2010

to August 2010

. Designed a new line of consumer products, collaborated closely with

Industrial Design, Sourcing, Marketing.

. Performed sustainability Life Cycle Analysis and advanced innovations

on packaging and materials.

. Surveyed manufacturing process energy requirements, compiled process

data, and submitted recommendations for material cost optimization.

WaterAid Ghana Engineering Design Intern Accra, Ghana, West Africa

January 2010 to May 2010

. Consulted for an international nonprofit to create standardized plans

for a Water Delivery System.

. Toured remote sites, contacted clients and vendors to determine user

needs and equipment specifications.

. Designed steel, concrete, and piping systems, predicted possible

system failures and user maintenance

. Studied nonprofit operation and administration, overcame cultural,

language barriers with suppliers and clients.

Progress Energy Operations Intern: Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant

Southport, NC May 2009 to July 2009

. Learned about nuclear plant operations and equipment on a valve

labeling project.

. Spent extensive time inside the plant learning systems, attended

Auxiliary Operator Training, Emergency Drills.

Arc and Anvil: Automotive Shop Assistant Liberty, NC June 2004 to

August 2005

. Worked in the family automotive body shop learning hands on

experience with mechanical automotive systems.

. Duties included welding, sheet metal fabrication, and surface


Professional and Leadership Experience

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME): Professional society

enhancing exposure to the field.

Engineers Without Borders: Project Leader Student group applying

engineering to international development.

. Led a team to design and build a Wind Turbine prototype.

. Specified Drawings to be machined, fabricated and assembled steel

and composite parts.

. Maintained a tight timeline and budget.


Park Scholarship Recipient: A prestigious full scholarship including

leadership seminars, a faculty mentor, interaction with business and

political leaders. Criteria: scholarship, leadership, service and


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