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Engineer Mechanical

Slatington, Pennsylvania, 18080, United States
December 07, 2017

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Andrew Ruth

Slatington, PA *****

484-***-**** • •

Mechanical Engineer

Knowledgeable professional experienced with projects involving manufacturing, prototyping, and testing products.

Skilled, technically savvy Mechanical Engineer with solid history of completing projects involving design, testing, and improving products. Motivated, solutions-oriented, capable of managing multiple projects and establishing priorities, whether working independently or as a team member. Demonstrated, recognized leadership ability. Effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.

Core Competencies:

Mechanical Engineering

Product Design/Testing/Engineering

Manufacturing Processes

Prototyping New Products

Data Collection/Analysis/Reporting

Engineering Specifications

CAD Software

Technical Drawing/Design

Professional Experience

Crayola (Engineering), Easton, PA

Operations/Design Engineer October 2016 – Present

Conducted dimensional and functional testing of plastics and other products. Explored new molds and materials. Prototyped new products using CAD software. Wrote product specifications, analyzed testing data, and created informal reports.

Key Accomplishments:

Created and published engineering specifications for over 50 Crayola products now in production.

Completed technical drawings for more than 25 parts for Crayola products now in production.

Reduced expenditures by 2% for outside vendors by developing a bucket product (lid and base) using 3D modeling in SolidWorks.

Selected Projects:

Crayola Plastic Design Projects January 2017 – Present

Collaborated with another engineer using SolidWorks to prototype and create multiple functional Crayola products

Crayola ADC Bucket December 2016 - Present

Collaborated with another engineer to model existing bucket from external supplier, improved the design, and created molds to produce buckets in house that better matched product needs.

Crayola Fineline Marker Barrel Plug Retention Fall 2016 - January 2017

Collaborated with another engineer to test plug retention in more than 700 samples of assembled markers using Instron 3343 and pneumatic grips, analyzed the data using Minitab, and reported on conclusions to improve quality of products.

Crayola Fineline Marker Barrel Mold Disassembly and Reconditioning December 2016

Worked with operator to gain hands-on experience disassembling product and inspecting and cleaning mold cavities.

Crayola LVIP, Easton, PA

Hand Pack Assembler/ Materials Handler & Operator July 2016 – October 2016

Operated heavy machinery, hand jacks, and a variety of materials in the production process.

Key Accomplishment:

Achieved or exceeded production targets through effective and skillful use of machinery and handling of materials, working independently and as a team member.

Technical Proficiencies


SolidWorks, Minitab, MATLAB, Pro Engineer Wild 2.0, ANSYS Workbench, LabVIEW, Arduino IDE and Web Editor, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Deltronic Profile Projector and Optical Comparator, Instron 3343 tensile and compression tester, Nikon iNEXIV VMA 250 optical multi-sensor measuring system

Education, Training, Professional Membership, & Hobbies/Interests

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (2015)

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, PA

Senior Project: Portable Concussion Assessment Device (PCAD), Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

Senior research and development project. Collected and analyzed data from four S-type Load cells for force plate using LavVIEW, Arduino software, and Excel. Used force plate to measure changes in balance of a person as test for concussion or disease.


United States Air Force, Officer Training School

Maxwell AFB, AL (2016), competitively selected for leadership course.

Professional Membership

Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2015 – Present


Classic car restoration, small engine work

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