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Engineering Mechanical Engineer

Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
January 30, 2018

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Patrick Horgan

**** ***** ******** ****, ***. ***, Lynchburg, VA 24502 (570) ***-****

Technical Skills Profile

Certified in Soildworks (CSWA)

Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint), Visio, AutoCad, and Matlab

Communication skills in both interpersonal and formal settings

Supervisory and leadership experience

Ability to work independently or as team member with little guidance

Plastic injection experience


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Anticipated May 2018)

Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

Minor: Global Studies


Engineering Intern (May 2016 – August 2017)

Times Fiber Communications Chatham, VA

Researched quality management software and presented findings to management team.

Re-designed manufacturing equipment.

Created 3D models in Solidworks for sub-contracted parts.

Wrote preventative maintenance documentation based on experiments.

Increased efficiency and accuracy of shipping department as part of a three-person team.

Reduced non-conforming part production as part of a two-person engineering team.

Quality Leader/Shift Supervisor (May 2013 – May 2016)

Tessy Plastics Lynchburg, VA

Supervised eight production operators.

Ensured the quality and conformity of part production to engineering drawings.

Prepared shipments of conforming parts produced.

Repaired production equipment to reduce downtime of operators.


Freshman Mentoring Program (August 2016 – Present)

Liberty University Lynchburg, VA

Sent biweekly emails to provide advice and encourage freshmen engineering students.

Led three meetings per semester with freshmen engineering students to answer questions.

Design Projects

Liberty University

1.Theo Jansen Walking Device

a.Transformed the rotational energy of a fan into linear “walking” motion through a 11-bar linkage system.

2.Self-Balancing Robot

a.Using the input from the gyroscope attached to the Arduino and a LEGO NXT motor, code was generated in Matlab to create a Segway type robot that could self-balance and adjust for small angles of deviation.

3.Baja Solidworks Model

a.Created a 3D model of a Baja vehicle including the frame, steering knuckle, and steering system.

4.Stirling Engine

a.Created a Stirling engine using a soda can, wire, floral foam, a CD, and a hot plate.

Times Fiber Communications

1.Floodant Transfer System

a.Designed a pipe system to pump 300 F floodant from reserve barrel to application tank safely without operator input and without stopping production.

2.3D Solidworks Model of Cable Box

a.Created Solidworks model of a cable box from functional prototype using measuring equipment for injection molding manufacturer.

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