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Mechanical Engineering Engineer

Colorado Springs, CO
March 22, 2018

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Kyle W Walters



My passion for creating innovative solutions to challenging problems has led me to develop a unique skill-set in hands-on prototyping, manufacturing, and design while leading work, school, and personal groups to success. I demonstrate flexibility, resourcefulness, the ability to learn quickly, as well as excellent interpersonal communication skills learned while living in Spain, Mexico, and Brazil and gaining fluency in Spanish and Portuguese.


• University of Colorado at Boulder, School of Engineering December 2017

• B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) with EIT certification - 3.67 GPA

• Spanish minor with focus in international business


• Led Senior Design team to 4th place of 27 teams with 5,500 MPG (equivalent) in the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon

• Designed and manufactured a 1-person, manned, battery-electric vehicle

• Used physical prototypes and SolidWorks Simulations to design and optimize vehicle for weight and strength

• Gained experience with full product cycles from prototype development to production, testing, validation

• Personally designed and manufactured the drop-outs and rear brake system to withstand high stresses

• Prepared, read, analyzed, interpreted, and implemented technical and manufacturing documents

• Innovated novel drill sleeve, based on user-feedback to prototypes to assist drill users to drive screws

• Won 2-person, drill-powered vehicle competition against 20 engineering teams as technical coordinator

• Designed and simulated frame in SolidWorks then personally fabricated parts and welded frame

• $250 budget, 50lb max weight with size restrictions; completed the 1/4 mile inclined track in under 2 minutes

• Designed and built a droplet-impact photography device in mechanical engineering independent study

• Led Freshman Projects group designing and building an engineering module for children which demonstrates the energy consumption of incandescent and fluorescent bulbs by powering each with a crank


• Mechanical Engineering Intern - Applied Flow Technology: Colorado Springs, CO Jan 2018 - Present

• Created and implemented help manual style guide while learning AFT pipe-modeling software

• Worked to eliminate bugs and improve features in new software release

• Founder and Head Builder/Designer - Colorado Ski Chairs: Boulder, CO May 2014 - Dec 2017

• Handcrafted custom furniture based on client specifications using retired ski equipment

• Experimented with new jigs to increase fabrication efficiency and decrease costs

• Research and Development Intern - UEFA Comercial Ltda: Sao Paulo, Brazil May 2017 - August 2017

• Led research and development into new wire and cable manufacturing machines

• Opened new supply chains and sourced new materials and machines

• PADI Divemaster Intern - Divemaster Internships: Cozumel, Mexico May 2013 - July 2013

• Practiced leadership in high-pressure environments, first-aid, and customer relations

• Engineering Intern - Applied Flow Technology: Colorado Springs, CO Feb 2012 - July 2012

• Resolved data migration, integration, and cleansing issues in Salesforce

Other Skills

• 3D CAD: SolidWorks (Certified Associate)

• Matlab, Mathematica, EES, LabView

• C++, Python, Java

• AFT Fathom and Impulse: Fluid Dynamic Simulation Tool

• Data acquisition (DAQ) and analysis

• Arduino microcontrollers

• Microsoft Office and Sales Force

• Electric automotive design and manufacture

• Time and project management experience

• Electrical circuits and BLDC controller understanding

• Metal and wood shop experience

• MIG and TIG welding, CNC mill and lathe, etc.

• Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)

• International business courses and experience

• Mechanical component design

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