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Engineer Mechanical

Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74135, United States
May 26, 2010

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(405) ***-****

Tulsa, OK 74135


. MS Mechanical with 3 years & 4 months industrial work experience in

futuristic and new product development.

. Core competencies: prototype design, development, validation, problem

solving, and experimental mechanics.

. Products: Valves (PCRV, LSPV, Bypass, Gate, and Butterfly), springs,

plastic parts, seals, o-rings, and hoses.

. Sound analytical and technical skills to perform complex engineering

design calculations.

. Strong working background on Value analysis/Value engineering (VA/VE)

activities and product field trials.

. Possess knowledge on advanced level GD&T-tolerance stack analysis and

PLC programming.

. Skilled in SolidWorks2009, Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 5.0, CATIA V5 R12,

AutoCAD 2007, and MATLAB.

. Compatible team player throughout new product life cycle with good level

of hands-on experience.

. Solid project management and time management skills.

. Possess strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Professional Experience

Engineer, Futuristic Products Design & Development, ER&D, Brakes India

Limited Jun 2006 - Jul 2008

(A TRW Automotive-USA, & TVS-India, Joint Venture)

. Successfully developed, tested and implemented two futuristic brake

products from conceptual prototype.

. Saved significant amount of cost on a brake valve product ($4.0/product,

12parts reduction/valve) by VA/VE.

. Actively involved in Product risk analysis, DFMEA, design of

experiments, and key product validation stages.

. Developed a HP drum brake (braking torque twice of conventional brakes),

patented by Brakes India Ltd.

. Successfully troubleshot "Valve-overshoot", an anomaly, by why-why and

cause and effect analysis.

. Conceptualized a compact in-line pressure valve for cars, achieving

three-fourth size of similar library products.

. Coordinated with structural FEA and NVH team to analyze major valve seal

leak issues.

. Prepared and effected design verification plans (DVP&R) for hydraulic

brake valve components.

. Investigated customer complaints on critical valve leak, performance,

fitment and seal cut issues.

. Reduced significant mfg. and assly. cost and time by employing design

for manufacture and assembly (DFMA).

. Managed four projects and ensured customer requirements are met in terms

of product specifications,

and timeline schedules (On-time submission of prototypes/validation

samples to customers).

. Actively interacted and participated in design reviews with

international customers (GM-Mexico, Renault-France) and suppliers of TRW

from Spain.

. Managed engineering design change procedures and released customer

drawings for new products development.

. Worked on 3D modeling/2D drafting using CAD software to reduce design

lead time.

. Created and updated BOMs, engineering change/release notes (ERN/ECN),

and other data in PLM software.

. Followed PLM, ISO-TS 16949, OSHAS, and APQP procedures in product design


Engineer, Valves Design & Development and R&D, Fouress Engineering India

Ltd. Jul 2002 - Aug 2003

. Designed, developed and tested prototypes for Fire hydrant, Butterfly

and Knife gate valves and Multi louvers.

. Successfully reverse engineered solenoid Fire hydrant valve which

acquired a new potential customer order.

. Solved valve functional problems using route-cause /fault-tree analysis

and design of experiments.

. Modeled valves using SolidWorks and worked on AutoCAD for part drawings.

Intern - Automotive Ancillary Services (P) Ltd, India

Oct 2001 - Nov 2001

. Learned fundamental knowledge on press tool nomenclatures, various press

operations and

design calculations related to press operations.


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Jul 2008 to Jun 2010

Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma.

GPA: 3.75/4.0

. Graduate Research Assistant, MAML

Jan 2009 - Present

Thesis: Characterization of carpet-polymer based structural laminates.

Converting post-consumer carpet waste into useful structural laminates

using a novel fabrication technique; Analyzing mechanical and physical

properties; Analytical modeling of laminates. Successfully developed a

shrinkage-free modified VARTM hand layup technique which has reduced the

total time by half from conventional method.

. Graduate Teaching Assistant, OSU

Jan 2009 - Present

Courses: Mechanical design II, Continuum mechanics and Fatigue and

fracture mechanics.

Handle classes occasionally - Grade exam papers and homework - Prepare

sample solutions for

exam and homework - Tutor students during office hours - Maintain

confidential student records.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Jul 2003 to Jun 2006

Anna University, Chennai, India.

GPA Equivalent 4.0/4.0

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Jun 1999 to Jul 2002

Directorate of Technical Education, Chennai, India.

GPA Equivalent 4.0/4.0

Other Skills

Teamcenter engineering (PLM), Labview, ASTM / DIN standards, SAP and ABAQUS

(currently learning).

Technical Conferences

. Presented a paper titled "Fabrication and testing of carpet-polymer

based structural laminates" at the

ASME, ECTC technical conference, March 26th 2010, Tulsa, OK, USA.

. Presented a paper titled "Mechanical and physical properties of virgin

nylon and olefin carpet-polymer structural laminates" at the SAMPE 2010

technical conference, Seattle, WA, USA.

. Currently working for a journal paper titled "Mechanical

characterization of carpet-polymer based

structural laminates".

. Presented a poster in Bricktown capital conference, October 2009, held

at Oklahoma City, OK, USA.


. Graduate Research Assistant/Teaching Assistant - Oklahoma State

University, OK, USA. 2009 - 2010

. One among two from a group of 200 engineers who were selected to work on

"Design and

development of futuristic brake products" of Brakes India Limited,

Chennai India. 2006 - 2008

. University gold medalist, Anna University, Chennai, India.


. Best outstanding student of the year 2006 - Sri Sairam Engineering

College, Chennai, India.

Course Work

Finite element analysis, Fatigue and fracture mechanics, Advanced

composites, Mechanical behavior of materials,

Continuum mechanics, Numerical engineering analysis and Advanced material


Member of ASME and SAMPE

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