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Customer Service Mechanical Engineering

Orem, Utah, 84097, United States
March 08, 2011

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Shaun B. Jeffs

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EDUCATION M.S. Mechanical Engineering Emphasis in Biomechanics, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (Apr 2011)

• 3.54 GPA

• Thesis: The Contribution of Passive Structures to the Stability of the Lumbar Spine in Neutral Postures

• Establish a novel analytical model for spine stability and validate theory by conducting cadaveric testing

• Designed and manufactured unique test fixture to accomplish physiological loading conditions and

successfully conducted testing on 5 human cadaver lumbar spines

• Research fellowship funded through NSF grant awarded to Dr. Anton Bowden, mechanical engineering

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (Apr 2009)

• 3.35 GPA

• Directed aerodynamic analysis and mechanical assembly efforts as part of PACE race vehicle senior

research project

EXPERIENCE Teaching Assistant, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (Sept 2009 – July 2010)

• Taught a number of lectures and received positive feedback on the effectiveness of my teaching methods

• Provided instruction to 30 students in the engineering fields of mechanical design, solid and structural

mechanics, dynamic systems, and kinematics

Senior Capstone Project: PACE Vehicle, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT (Sept 2008 – Apr 2009)

• Designed rear wing for Formula 1 style race vehicle and achieved optimum downforce and drag using

computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and scale-model wind tunnel testing

• Supervised successful rear wing manufacture using industry-accepted carbon fiber layup processes

• Collaborated with universities in Korea and Mexico to improve vehicle component designs

• Directed assembly and completed all build requirements before shipping the vehicle to Korea

Design Engineering Intern, Sundrop Fuels, Pojoaque, NM (June 2008 – Sept 2008)

• Improved design of solar energy receiver by increasing flow rate of reactant gases in synthetic fuel

synthesis process by approximately 20%

• Analyzed performance of gas-to-liquid fuel reactor and increased efficiency by approximately 30%

• Developed instruction manual for operation of gas chromatograph and trained 10 employees on its use

Test Engineering Intern, Hart Scientific, American Fork, UT (Sept 2007 – June 2008)

• Characterized ramp rates and stabilization times for temperature calibration baths and identified

discrepancies between the observed results and company-published specifications

• Produced temperature-response plots for 25 calibration baths for use by customer service representatives

• Developed 50-page instruction manual on efficient shipping processes and trained 5 employees on its use

Aerospace Engineering Intern, Spirit Aerosystems, Wichita, KS (June 2007 – Sept 2007)

• Investigated options for robotic drilling for the production of Sikorsky CH-53K military helicopter and

presented recommendations to a board of 5 managing engineers

• Collaborated with engineers to modify and update key components of the helicopter super-structure

Design Engineering Intern, Cambric Corp, Draper, UT (Oct 2006 – June 2007)

• Created CAD models of aircraft structures from engineering drawings and markups for the A-10 aircraft

• Transcribed approximately 100 aircraft components from drawing to 3D model


et al., 2011, Evidence for a Passive Paradigm in Lumbar Spine Stability in Standing Posture. Proceedings,

ASME 2011 Summer Bioengineering Conference (in review).


• Engineer in Training, National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)


• ORCA Grant: Submitted proposal for and received $1500 grant for research and development of the


PACE car rear wing using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis

• Volunteer Representative, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (May 2003 – May 2005)

• Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

PROFESSIONAL Computer Technical Anatomy and Kinesiology

Parametric CAD modeling Prototyping, fabrication, Cadaver spine dissection

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(NX6, Solidworks, Catia) and machining Compliant mechanism

Mathematical simulation & Technical writing and design

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modeling (Matlab, Excel, C++) reports Surface EMG recording,

FEA and CFD analysis Kinematics, Dynamics data processing & analysis

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(Gambit, Fluent, ANSYS) Biomechanical Foreign Language

Microsoft Word, Excel, Modeling of biomechanical Spanish: proficient in

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Powerpoint systems written and conversational, 2

Joint and soft tissue years complete immersion


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