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Cincinnati, Ohio, 45220, United States
January 31, 2018

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*** ****** ****, ***- *** NIKHIL PRASAD C.N 717-***-****

Cincinnati, Ohio-45220


• Master’s in Mechanical Engineering with Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

• 2 years of Industrial experience and proficient in SolidWorks, AutoCAD, ANSYS, ISO 9001 and GD&T.

• Available from February 2018 and willing to relocate. Core Competencies

Product Development Process Improvement ISO 9001 Vendor Assessment Project Management Microsoft Office GD&T


1. Alpha Design Technologies Pvt Ltd Bangalore, India – Development Engineer Dec 2014 – Jul 2016

• Studied customer requirements to estimate scope and budget of the project.

• Managed all phases of a project from prototype development to testing collaborating with teams within the company and vendors to develop products to satisfy KPI’s of the client.

• Designed a prototype for a Pan and tilt mount assembly to support a thermal imager using SolidWorks.

• Calculated the various parameters of the gears and designed them accordingly to meet PPAP requirements of the client. Researched and recommended products that had to ordered externally.

• Designed a lightweight, robust, and waterproof wireless console to control the pan and tilt mount per the PPAP requirement of the client.

• Collaborated with various teams within the company to collect specifications of the components that would be used in the console and designed it to accommodate them.

• Provided cushioning and robust fixtures within the console so that it could withstand vibration and impact as per military standards.

• Designed an innovative fixture within the console to test different models of the components such as monitors, joysticks, and switches by providing flexible provisions in the fixture.

• Acted as a point of contact between the vendors and the company to explain requirements and negotiate prices.

• Worked with vendors to determine and improve their process capabilities by designing effective layouts using AutoCAD and eliminating non-value adding actions using SPC and lean techniques such as 5S, PDCA, Root Cause Analysis thereby reducing cost of fabrication to the company.

• Post design and fabrication, developed a manual explaining assembly instructions, operation, and maintenance.

• Designed jigs to test products and assisted with testing and troubleshooting of products.

• Was part of a team that studied and developed a simulator of an existing tank to be used in training.

• Developed Bill of Materials, Purchase Orders and ECO’s for new and existing projects.

• Met with and assessed vendor capability and conducted quality checks for outsourced components. 2. KENNAMETAL - Intern Feb 2014-Apr 2014

• Studied the manufacturing process in depth using Six Sigma (DMAIC) and established CTC’s and CTQ’s.

• Conducted GR&R analysis of all measuring instruments to pin point faulty instruments.

• Generated PFMEA ‘sand high-level process flow charts to determine the factors contributing to scrap formation.

• Used SPC and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) to determine contribution of different factors.

• Determined the factors contributing to the highest amount and developed means to reduce them.

• Standardized the process and successfully reduced scrap rate to3%. EDUCATION

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2016-2017 University of Cincinnati,

Interests: Design for Manufacturing, Quality Control, Reliability Engineering, DOE, Six Sigma Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering 2010-2014 Acharya Institute of Technology

Course Work: Machine Design, Manufacturing Processes, Total Quality Management (TQM), PLM ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

• Lead a team of 6 members in building a mechanical launching setup and negating variation in it.

• Built a mechanical launching setup from scratch and studied root causes for variation it.

• Used SPC tools like control charts, I& MR charts, and Histograms to analyze root causes.

• Automated the launching setup and eliminated all root cause for variation successfully. Optimizing Assembly time for a Double Wishbone Assembly

• Studied an existing assembly and determined assembly time.

• Made improvements to the design using PTC Creo 3.0 to reduce assembly time.

• Developed engineering drawings following GD&T.

Optimizing process parameters for EDM process using Taguchi method.

• Conducted extensive research on various process optimizing techniques.

• Determined the process parameters that affect the efficiency of the process.

• Optimized these parameters using the Taguchi method to improve process efficiency.

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