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Engineer Mechanical

Champaign, Illinois, 61821, United States
June 01, 2010

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James Todd Smith


Poughkeepsie, NY (503) ***-****



A motivated mechanical engineer with six years of design experience in a

manufacturing environment seeking a challenging engineering position that

utilizes my excellent design experience, creativity, and interpersonal


Key Technical Skills

. Structural Analysis . Product Development . Pro/Engineer and Inventor

. Finite Element Analysis . Prototyping and Testing . AutoCAD

. Welded and Bolted Assemblies . Steel Fabrication and Castings . Nastran

Work Experience

Vesuvius USA, Champaign, IL

Mechanical Engineer (April 2007 - Present)

. Responsible for the design and implementation of mechanical

equipment for the steel industry

. Designed parts using castings, sheet metal, rapid prototyping, and

precision machining

. Analyzed mechanical structures using physical testing,

calculations, and finite element analysis

. Collaborated with marketing, purchasing, and automation engineers

to develop new products

. Utilized 5S and lean manufacturing methodology to ensure efficient

design and manufacturability

. Managed design, prototyping, and testing of equipment under budget

and deadline restrictions

Allied Systems Company, Portland, OR

Mechanical Design Engineer II (May 2004 - April 2007)

. Responsible for the design of custom material handling equipment to

meet unique customer requirements

. Worked extensively with steel, welded and bolted joints, sheet

metal, and oil hydraulic systems

. Used stress analysis tools such as FEA and strain gauge testing to

determine material selection and sizing

. Planned and executed research projects to gather and analyze data

on existing and prototype machines

. Used CAD software to create solid models and engineering drawings

for new parts and assemblies


University of Illinois, Urbana, IL

B.S. in Aerospace Engineering (August 1999 - May 2003)

GPA 3.3/4.0

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