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Mechanical Engineering Engineer

Nashville, Tennessee, 37212, United States
March 23, 2011

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Timothy Whitehead

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Nashville, Tennessee 37212

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Candidate Profile

Applicant is a graduating senior mechanical engineering student also

obtaining a minor in mathematics. A responsible and mechanically inclined

individual who is able to work independently or cooperatively with

demonstrated leadership capabilities. Possesses excellent communication

skills in English, and basic fluency in written and spoken German. Willing

to travel and has an appreciation for different people and cultures.

Proficiency includes a wide variety of computer software/hardware

competencies and a basic introduction to lean manufacturing principles.

Interests include engineering design and testing. Maintained a 4.0 in fluid

mechanics, heat transfer, machine design, finite element analysis,

materials processing and properties, and senior design of a flapping Micro

Air Vehicle.


Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering with Mathematics Minor (2.92 GPA

overall / 3.26 EGR GPA since 2008)

University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama Graduate May


Hochschule Esslingen, Esslingen, Germany Winter 2009

- Benjamin Gilman International Scholar

Engineering Experience

Hubbell Power Systems - Leeds, Alabama 2008-Present (Three Rotations + Part


Engineering Co-Op

. Participated in lean manufacturing events including facilitating and

participating in 5S, Kaizen, flow-mapping, and general layout of new

plant machinery.

. Designed, recreated, and updated AutoCAD drawings of company products

and facilities; as well as new/damaged machinery tooling and


. Created, updated, and removed product manufacturing routings, bills of

materials, and costing with SAP.

. Performed time studies to update equipment routers and costing.

. Individually operated test lab utilizing tensile tests (up to 200

kpsi), torque tests (up to 1500 psi), fit tests, heat rise tests, and

conductivity tests for quality and customers.

. Assisted Elkton plant closure including equipment transfer,

installation, and programming.

. Created Authority for Expenditure requests and internal/formal lab

reports for company and customers.

Hickman, Williams & Company - Birmingham, Alabama Summer 2008

Engineering Internship

. Analyzed cost and efficiency of 20 million BTU rotary carbon dryer

operations. Analysis allowed for more efficient operation and planned

purchasing of more efficient and safer fluidized bed dryer.

. Created original ISO protocols for Birmingham facility.

. Assisted in creation and operation of new on-site lab facilities to

test product moisture and composition.

Computer competencies:

CAD (AutoCAD LT, Professional Engineer Wildfire, introduction to SolidWorks

and CATIA V5)

Programming (minor experience with G-code, C, MATLAB)

Finite Element Analysis (FEMAP, Pro/Mechanica)

HVAC (Carrier E20 HAP)

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Access, Excel, Outlook)


Computer Hardware (Built first PC at age 14. Troubleshoot PCs for school,

work, and personal.)


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated - Executive Secretary 2008-2009.

Membership Intake Committee VP 2007-2009. Community Service Committee

Chair 2007-2009. Member 2006-Current

Study Abroad Volunteer - Assisted German exchange students during their

stay in Birmingham. 2010-2011

Hobby Mechanic/Repairman - Do minor maintenance work on automobiles and

residences for family/friends.

National Society for Professional Engineers - Student Member 2011.

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