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Engineer Project Manager

TUJUNGA, California, 91042, United States
May 31, 2010

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Arin Keshishian

***** ********* ***, *******, ** 91042

(818) ***-**** .


A mechanical engineer with a positive track record in design in the medical

industry. Capable of leading a team and managing complex projects using

excellent analytical and problem solving skills. Approaches new challenges

with creativity and enthusiasm, always delivering ahead of schedule and

continually looking to streamline processes. A great communicator who

refuses to become complacent and who thrives in an environment that offers

challenge and growth opportunities.

Mechanics . Design Development . Project Management

FDA Regulations . cGMP . IQ/OQ/PQ

Process Improvements . Testing . Quality Control

Technical Documentation . Policy Development . Maintenance

Team Leadership . Training . Vendor Negotiations


Hawk Transportation Services Inc.: 2008 - 2010, Sunland, CA

Maintenance Engineer

Responsible for overseeing maintenance and repair work of staff on a fleet

of 20 heavy duty diesel trucks as well as supervising and mentoring staff

and scheduling work activities. Managed outsourcing services and ensured

safety and preventative maintenance of machinery through regular

calibration activities. Handled all reporting for offsite breakdown

incidents as well as parts second sourcing and negotiation for cost

savings and expediting purposes.

Key Achievements:

. Recruited to work for Hawk Transportation and excelled despite lack of

direct experience in this industry.

. Lowered staff requirements by 30%, saving $120k through improving

proactive maintenance processes and implementing basic maintenance

training for company drivers.

. Recognized for quick adaptability into this role through employee

shadowing as well as taking initiative by researching the industry.

. Demonstrated commitment to reducing costs through local parts sourcing


. Served as interim top engineer due to excelling as a member of the


. Commended during performance appraisals for consistently completing a

work ratio of 2:1 compared to other staff.

3M Drug Delivery Services: 2006 - 2008, Northridge, CA

Validation Engineer

Validated IQ/OQ/PQ, cGMPs and master validation installation, operation,

and performance through established procedures and policies to meet FDA

compliance in development of new equipment and the entire manufacturing

line. Covered areas such as: inhaled and transdermal drug delivery.

Managed projects with development products and upgrades, following strict

quality control requirements. Documented all approaches.

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Key Achievements:

. Entrusted with approval to validate entire product line shortly after

hire; a credential typically reserved for only a select few senior


. Hired as an intern and quickly moved into a full time role due to

excellent performance.

. Upgraded manufacturing line

. Trained maintenance staff on new procedures and equipment operation

along with maintenance.

. Design of new equipment and coordinate installation

Avail Medical: 2005 - 2005, Santa Ana, CA

Associate Engineer

Tested new products for stress and strain. Analyzed test results and

reported to project manager in this intern role.

Key Achievements:

. Made design recommendations for portable-automatic-syringe.


Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Design Concentration: GPA: 3.82

University of Southern California, 2008

Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

University of California, Irvine, 2006


Extensive SolidWorks CAD Experience

MS Word . MS PowerPoint . MS Excel


FE/EIT - Engineer in Training Certification I

(I of II complete. Certification II to be completed in spring of 2010)


2005 University Grant Recipient


Formula SAE member (Design Competitions)

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