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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Charlotte, NC, 28211
March 16, 2018

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Samuel J. Kennedy

**** ******** ***** *****, *********, NC 28211 #1403 ● 704-***-**** ●


A motivated Mechanical Engineer with a hard-working attitude, seeking a challenging position in a professional

environment. Able to contribute to the organization with proven communication, organization, design, and leadership skills.


University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC December 2016

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Concentration: Motorsports Engineering; Cumulative GPA: 3.3 Engineering GPA: 3.6

Relevant Coursework: Dynamics I-II, Thermodynamics I-II, Solid Mechanics, Statics, Advanced CAD, Computational Methods, Manufacturing Systems, Materials, Heat Transfer, Tire Dynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Vehicle Aerodynamics

University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Wilmington, NC May 2012 Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

Concentration: Management and Leadership; Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Rowan Cabarrus Community College, Salisbury, NC August 2007-May 2008

Associates in Applied Science

Concentration: Automotive Systems Technology; Cumulative GPA: 3.5

Relevant Coursework: Steering and Suspension, Braking Systems, Engine Performance, Automatic and Manual Transmissions


Chassis Fixture Development, Stewart-Haas Racing January 2017-Present

Designed fixtures to hold chassis components during the assembly process using Solidworks and Powerinspect

Created engineering drawings, renderings, and proper documentation to assist in design reviews and manufacturing

Collected data and analyzed weld draw trends to hold components within tight tolerances

Results: Final chassis assemblies proved to be within the designated tolerance range

Junior Design, UNC Charlotte August 2015-December 2015

Built and designed a fishing pole casting robot using an Arduino Uno as a control mechanism

Manufactured and assembled robot using machining equipment, purchased parts, and rapid prototyping

Developed a smart phone app to interface with C+ code which was written to accurately initiate and release casting mechanism

Results: Awarded first place in achieving longest casting distance, highest accuracy, and best business plan/sales pitch

Sophomore Design, UNC Charlotte May 2014-August 2014

Created solid models and engineering drawings of a simple air-engine using PTC Creo Parametric

Machined each part from engineering drawing, assembled, and tested air-engine

Results: Air-engine was recognized for performing 2nd highest in the class, operating at 5,500 RPM under 80 PSI


Solidworks, Creo Parametric, Computer Programming, MATLAB, 3D Scanning, Surfacing, CMM, Rapid Prototyping, Python


Stewart-Haas Racing, Kannapolis, NC

Chassis Engineer January 2017-Present

Contributed to the design of chassis structural components based on kinematic and compliance data

Led production procedure development for newly founded chassis manufacturing facility

Analyzed and developed best practices for weld draw control

Responsible for developing and overseeing quality control and process improvement procedures

Stewart-Haas Racing, Kannapolis, NC

Aerodynamics Engineering Intern June 2015-December 2016

Prepared and conducted wind tunnel testing at Windshear Inc.

Used CAD to design various vehicle components (fans, brake ducts, body surface templates)

Measured, analyzed, and reported on body modifications using 3D scanning technology


American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Member

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Member

Avid outdoorsman with emphasis in road biking, mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, and backpacking

Participant in intramural sports: baseball, volleyball, flag football, and kickball

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