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Engineer Mechanical/Structural

Oakwood Hills, Illinois, United States
November 29, 2017

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Ivaylo Kirkov

** ******* **., ******* *****, IL *0013

Phone: 224-***-****, E-Mail:

Experienced Mechanical/Structural Engineer and Designer

- Versatile and highly competent Engineering professional possessing more than 15 years of experience in Mechanical and Structural engineering fields.

- Experienced in all Design stages of the product, including research, calculations, development of models, creation of BOM and plant drawings right through to installation and final commissioning.

- Experience as Research/Test Engineer (New Models & Prototypes), providing Tests and Improvement of Prototypes of machines in the field of Noise, Vibration, Ergonomics and Safety.

SKILL AREAS: Engineering Calculations and Design Seismic Calculations and Analysis FEA Material Handling Systems w Construction machines Robotics w Noise & Vibrations Ergonomics Fatigue of Materials Project Management BOM Preparation Cost Saving Customer Satisfaction Integrity Testing ISO Standards Confirmation AISC, IBC and UBC codes Inventor/ AutoCAD


Sterling Engineering, Westchester, IL 60154 (Feb. 2017 – Oct.2017)

Product Engineer (Contractor)

Performing Design projects of High-speed Automated Pick & Place systems.

Utilized CAD Programs – Inventor 2017 and AutoCAD 2017.

Universal HDD, Lake Zurich, IL (Nov 2011 – June 2016)

Mechanical Engineer / Test Engineer (Ergonomics)Universal HDD is a company dealing in custom horizontal directional drilling machines, HDD tooling, and directional drilling equipment.

Supervised and managed Projects of aggregates and sub-assembly modules of Horizontal-directional Drilling machines, as well as resolved plant issues.

Utilized CAD Programs – Inventor 2011, AutoCAD 2011;

Designed Crawler Undercarriage and Tracks, Rod Loaders and Centralizer Systems; Plant drawings and BOM preparation.

Mechanical and Structural Calculations regarding entire Structural Integrity of the machine.

Played a key role in resolving plant issues related to the design, machining processes and assembly procedures.

Ergonomics: Acoustic and Vibration (Whole-Body and Hand-Transmitted vibrations) measurements of the produced machines, in accordance with ISO Standards: 11204, 11202, 3744, 5349, and 2631.

Saved for the company $40k - $50k per year.

W.C. Cardinal/Excel Storage Products, Cadiz, OH (Jul 2009 – Sep 2010)

Structural Engineer (Material Handling systems)

W. C. Cardinal produced cost-effective roll-formed / structural rack systems - Push Back, Selective, Drive-In / Drive-Thru, Cantilever

Served as a Structural Engineer/ Design Engineer / Draft person

Supervised and managed Material Handling projects from first customer call, concept, calculations, design and drawings through complete installation.

Structural calculations/FEM/Seismic analysis per AISC, IBC and UBC codes for local permitting; Resolved Plant and Field issues related to design, manufacturing, installation, product quality and performance

Attained an increase in the product quality and reduced customer complaints and installation issues

Utilized CAD systems: ProE2001, AutoCAD

Saved for the company $100,000+ in material / price for the year 2009 - 2010

United Fixtures Interlake – Naperville, IL (Jul 2007 – Mar 2009)

Structural Engineer II (Material Handling systems)

United Fixtures Interlake is manufacturer of Material Handling Systems: Roll-formed steel rack systems: Push Back, Selective, Drive-In, Cantilever, Mezzanine/Pick modules

Structural calculations/FEA/Seismic analysis per AISC, IBC and UBC codes for local permitting, utilizing MathCad. BOM preparation;

Supervise layouts / plant and installation drawings.

BOM preparation.

Interacted with external consultants, distributors, installers, plant and sales.

Saved the company $200,000 for 2008 in material/price by fixing an errors in 2 big orders.


M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Technical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

Major: Construction Machines, Cranes, Conveyors and Storage Systems

Specializations: Mathematics, Physics, Engineering Mechanics, Robotics, Sound/Vibrations, Ergonomics

Thesis: "3-D Mathematical modeling of Vibrations of Backhoe with 2 manipulators"

Professional Memberships:

Mensa Int. - World society of people with high IQ.

Technical Skills: Microsoft Office, Math Cad, FEM/FEA programs - SAP2000, RISA Base; Navision, Lotus Notes, CAD Programs: Inventor/AutoCAD, Solid Works, Pro-E, Think-3

Standards: Working knowledge of AISC, IBC and UBC codes, ISO Standards: 11204, 11202, 3744, 5349, 2631; ISO Standards, related to the Safety of Machines.

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