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Information Technology Engineer

Location:
Ames, Iowa, United States
Posted:
November 28, 2017

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SUMMARY

Forward thinking, creative, motivated and self-starter mechanical engineer with over three years of industry experience in product development and design, part numbers creation, project management, and technical assistance to manufacturing, sales, and customers. Proven expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), programming, process control flow, powertrain, HVAC, energy systems analysis, hydraulic machinery. Strong analytical skills and deep knowledge of engineering/sciences principles and lab test protocols.

Mechanical design, thermal system analysis, test Problem solving, strong organization skills

Product design, creation, optimization, development Project management, Marketing, GD&T

Design reviews, CFD, Finite element analysis (FEA) Time management skills, project priorities

Process improvement, review drawings, programming Strong written, verbal communication skills

Excellent interpersonal, strong attention to detail 3-D solid modeling, CFD/FEA flow simulation

TECHNICAL SKILLS

Software: AutoCAD, Pro-E/Creo, SolidWorks, Lab view, Rhinoceros, Aspen Plus, Abaqus, StrarCCM, and ANSYS Workbench

Programming Language: MATLAB, Python, Java, and C

Operating Systems: Ubuntu, Linux, MS office (2003-2016)

Language Skills: French and English

EDUCATION

Iowa State University

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, focus on FEA, CFD, and biorenewable energy, July 2017

GPA: 3.35

Minor: Energy Systems Analysis

University of Iowa

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, focus on thermal fluid and energy systems analysis, 2013

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

John Deere, Moline, IL 10/2017-Present

High Performance Computing Support

Identified, analyzed and applied information technology and business practices to support strategic business process/plans; participated as required to design, develop, test and integrate applications of low-medium complexity.

Participated in the implementation of information technology and business processes of low-medium complexity. Supported, evaluated, and continuously improved information technology and business processes to maintain alignment with business plans of low- medium complexity and low-moderate risk.

Performed activities according to project plans and schedule. Maintained contact with other departments and functional operations and interacts with business contacts.

Lead development, implementation, and support activities for applications on Enterprise High Performance Computing(HPC) systems.

Loaded and configure FEA and CFD applications like Abaqus, Ansys, StarCCM, Acusim

Developed job submission and cluster maintenance shell scripts for POSIX platform, system level job diagnostics and system management.

Reported Cluster utilization metrics, Investigated, documented and solved application software issues Work with software suppliers, engineering analysts and IPN infrastructure ground to develop, test and implement solutions for new and existing applications on new and existing HPC systems.

Iowa State University, Ames, IA 8/2015 – 07/2017

Research Associate

Designed 3-D model for Butterfly and Ball valve using Solidworks and Pro E/Creo for simulation

Conducted feasibility studies, tested new modified designs, performed model’s verification and validation to investigate causes and effects of cavitation in valves using CFD technique and ANSYS FLUENT

Developed Finite Element Models in MATLAB to determine impact of vapor bubbles on structural boundaries of valves

Used technical knowledge and engineering judgment to develop analytical model to and set constraint to determine an optimal valve design for cavitation reduction

Developed physical model for research projects to estimate techno-economic analysis of biofuels using solvent liquefaction.

Conducted a sensitivity analysis, mass and energy balance of the process to estimate the fuel yield cost and utility usage.

Emerson Process Management, Marshalltown, IA 01/2014 – 09/2016

Product Engineer (Order Engineering)

Completed an extensive component level order review to ensure correct pressures and temperatures (ANSI seat leak rates, valve stem loads and shaft torque limits), correct actuator sizing, fabrication, and correct functioning of accessories, electrical equipment, and instrumentation.

Through guided and limited interaction, department policies and procedures, industry standards, select other components if form, integration, fit, and function requirements are met.

Accurately conducted investigations/translations of order bill of material information, verified component, and prepared manufacturing structure using engineering masters and unique structural part numbers for different products; ensured order accurately captures material descriptions; and confirmed valve tag database on valve structures in compliance with industry standards.

Confirmed material combinations from product knowledge/experience for special constructions;

Demonstrated leadership by using interpersonal communication skills to mentor new engineers in complex projects, multi-task, collaborate with Project Management, Sustaining Engineering Sales/Manufacturing to meet customers’ target.

Participated in weekly schedule meetings for continuous improvement and evaluation of work progress to meet project scope and timeline.

Provided technical assistance, troubleshooting support for electronics (DVC), and design verification to facilitate manufacturing assembly operations; resolve different issues by Root Cause Analysis, plan execution, and determined correct components for each process/system.

Reviewed 3D cad models from drafting team to confirm components fit and demonstrated flexibility in working with cross-functional team.

Worked independently using data acquisition /analysis techniques to determine manufacturing practices; wrote technical reports on manufacturing’s recurrent issues to reduce lead time and meet customer requirements.

Inpro Seal, LLC, Rock Island, IL Summer 2013

Design Engineer Intern

Participated in various engineering processes, system performance test, and product development on projects from conception to completion.

Used creativity and innovation ideas to create lab testing prototype to conduct experiments and document test results, and wrote procedure/guidelines; determined product life cycle, heat transfer, strength of appropriate materials for lip seal, hydraulic machines, joints, correct pressure setting, and temperature selection

Applied engineering and/or sciences principles for problem solving, design improvement, develop and model testing procedure.

Created hands on sizing tools using Excel to calculate pressure, temperature, breaking torque, and maximum allowable tensile strength to increase cost reduction/improvement.

Created 3D modeling using CAD design; implemented a new PDM software and organized ISO documentations.

Kepa Services, Inc., Milwaukee, WI Summer 2012

Project Manager Intern

Prepared and Organized submittals, request for proposals to the Department of Veterans Affairs and contractors, and created presentations.

Worked in $24 million project with several subcontractors to expand and rehabilitate the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Performed quality control at the job site, pressure testing, and boiler installation per VA specs.



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