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Engineer Engineering

Buford, Georgia, United States
August 31, 2017

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Huong (Joe) Vu

Greater Atlanta Area Mobile: 704-***-****


Results-driven engineering professional with extensive experience in gas turbine air intake filtration and conditioning systems, steel structural design and analysis, product service and commission, manufacturing technologies and processes. Proven success in software modeling and simulation, system engineering design and analysis with products installed worldwide.

Competencies include:

Steel structure modeling, simulation and analysis utilizing STAAD software

Gas turbine air intake filtration, heating & cooling system design

Steel design and detail

3D AutoCAD modeling & Inventor


Product service & commission

Manufacturing technologies & processes

aPriori & Cleansheet cost modeling tools


GE Power - Atlanta, GA 2005-2017

Senior Manager, Manufacturing Engineering, Supply Chain 2015- 2017

Consulted design engineers on new products and recommended improvement on existing product to drive productivity.

Consulted design engineers on new products and recommended improvements on existing products.

Advised manufacturing engineers on new manufacturing technologies to improve efficiency.

Led the “GE2GE” buying initiative across businesses to maximize GE contents and revenue.

Utilized apriori & Cleansheet cost estimating tools to drive productivity.

Collaborated with cross-functional teams to implement the best advanced methodology for manufacturing gas turbine components, resulted in a $7MM in savings in one year.

Senior Engineer, Manufacturing Technology, Head Quarter 2012- 2015

Researched the latest technologies, materials, new vendors and processes, and recommended to plant leaders for implementation.

Delivered $2MM in productivity for gas filters, oil filters, valves, actuators and motors by approving additional suppliers.

Reduced the number of drawings up to 60% by implementing model-base manufacturing.

Improved productivity by introducing robotic welding, laser projecting technology, laser scanning, laser cutting, and waterjet cutting systems to GE factories.

Decreased product weight by 25% and cost by 40% by utilizing thermoplastic & composite materials.

Lead Application Engineer, Power Generation Services 2010-2012

Evaluated power plant equipment, recommended upgrades and modifications to improve performance.

Evaluated gas power plants globally and recommended equipment upgrades, resulting in several multi-million dollar projects being implemented.

Customized upgraded packages for air inlet heating and cooling systems for various gas turbine configurations, resulting in faster response to customer and increase in sales.

Developed data collection checklists for gas turbine inlet chilling, evaporative cooling and heating systems, enabling product service engineers to gather data faster and accurately.

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Lead Structural/Mechanical Engineer, Infra–Kansas City, MO / Atlanta, GA 2005-2010

Designed, validated and serviced gas turbine (GT) air intake filtration and cooling systems to drive additional power output.

Designed, modeled & analyzed packaged chillers and equipment supports. One $15MM field erected system for a 2x7FA GTs and one $8.5MM packaged chiller for a 2x6B GTs were built, commissioned and operated successfully.

Modeled and analyzed sheet metal filter houses and support structures for gas turbine air inlet systems, resulting in many multi-million dollar systems built and installed worldwide.

Led a designer team, reviewed works from consultants and provided inputs, resulting in less rework.

Supported manufacturers & contractors with issues, resulting in smoother project execution.

Standardized packaged chillers and inlet filtration systems for various GE heavy duty & Aero-derivative gas turbines, resulting in several build-to-print drawing packages ready for fabrication.

Inspected, serviced and commissioned gas turbine inlet air filtration & air cooling systems, resulting in added extended scope and revenue to the business.


Pneumafil Corporation – Charlotte, NC

Project / Design Engineer

Designed, commissioned and serviced air filtration & air conditioning systems for gas turbines.

Designed, modeled and commissioned many multi-million dollar gas turbine air filtration & air conditioning systems globally. Major customers included GE, Siemens, Westinghouse and Mitsubishi. The typical system comprised of a filter house, heating & cooling systems, silencer & support structure.

Managed a team of designers and provided design inputs.


North Carolina State University

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology Professional Education

Advanced Systems Engineering (9-Course Certificate Program)


Presentation Skills; Change Acceleration Process; Building Essential Leadership Skills; Project Management; Facilitating Effective Meeting; Influencing Skills; On-Line Facilitation Skills; Thriving in a Matrix Organization


Fundamentals of Engineering; Green Belt


3 Shared US Patents; an Engineering Fulfillment Award


Asbestos Awareness; NFPA70E and Arc Flash; Confined Space; Electrical Safety; Fire Prevention; Fall Protection; Hazardous Chemicals; Lock out/Tag out; Noise Exposure; Fire Extinguishers; Product Safety Engineering; Respiratory Protection; Scaffolding Awareness

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