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Engineer Assistant

March 31, 2018

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John Walker


Highly motivated individual seeking challenging opportunities in the fields of mechanical or aerospace. Interested in using physics and engineering principles to help in the designing of products with innovative functions.


Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro, TN (2015-2016) Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Aerospace Mathematics Minor Graduated Cum Laude - 3.5 GPA

University of Tennessee Knoxville, TN (2010-2015) Greenwood High School Greenwood, SC (2009)

Relevant College Coursework

Physics for Engineers Engineering Mechanics Fluid Dynamics Orbital Mechanics Astronautics Computer Science Propulsion Vibrations Dynamics Thermodynamics Heat Transfer Physics and Magnetism Instrumentation and Measurements Aircraft Performance Mechanics of Materials Aerodynamics Problems in Aerospace Leadership Activities and Interests

Member/Treasurer Phi Kappa Psi Fraternity National Honor Society Beta Club Dean’s List 2016 Certified SCUBA Diver State Tournament Golf Team Skills

Interim Secret Security Clearance

Proficient in Microsoft Office: MS Power Point MS Word MS Excel C++ Python Matlab Scripting Software AutoCAD Technical Computing Technical Writing Public Speaking Data Logger Software RC Benchmark Software NPSS Experience

Belcan Engineering Group (February 2017-Present) Propulsion Systems Engineer

• Development of operability schedules for Pratt & Whitney next generation U.S. Army Apache and Black Hawk XT900 turboshaft engines using a combination of NPSS, Matlab, and C++

• Determining gas path flow parameters using Numerical Propulsion System Simulation

(NPSS) software

• Interpreting my NPSS generated data using Matlab and parsing the desired information into presentable excel sheets

• Reviewing Engineering Standard Work (ESW) requirements and creating gas generator operating schedules to meet or exceed that criteria using C++

• Writing presentation documentation for the Army that supports my analysis of engine performance

NASA FOCUS Lab (August 2016 - December 2016) Flight Operations Data

• Worked with a team to coordinate aircraft through real world extreme weather and disaster scenarios

• Achieved most efficient results in last eight years of the lab

• Troubleshooting and problem-solving manpower and aircraft issues to increase performance results

• Data analysis on outcomes of each situation to be studied and improved upon

• Completed after action review meetings to enhance team communication and performance

URECA Research Grant at MTSU (August 2016 - December 2016) Research Assistant

• Conducted propeller sound pressure level research using bio-inspired modifications

• Wrote technical proposal titled Research Proposal for Reducing Blade Sound Pressure Waves Using Leading Edge Adaptation on how my research could advance current technology to reduce sound pressure waves on props and rotary blades

• Used AutoCAD and Inventor to model various propeller modifications

• Gathered and used experimental data to develop new propeller technology using RC Benchmark software

• Completed computer analysis of data and study of research impact using Matlab/Excel Middle Tennessee State University (June 2016 – August 2016) Flight Test Analyst

• Calculated in-flight aerodynamics of aircraft run by UTSI

• Analyzed live data during in-flight maneuvers, stalls, and rapid deceleration

• Wrote technical paper on results including coefficient of lift, drag, AR, & angle of attack City of Knoxville Parks and Recreation (May 2012 - August 2015) Assistant Field Worker

• Managed crew to maintain and repair athletic fields

• Maintenance of small engines, tractors, mowers, trucks, etc. University of Tennessee (May 2010 - December 2010) Material Science Engineer Intern

• Wrote test scripts for various furnaces during metallurgy research

• Inspected fractured samples in standard and electron microscopes

• Tested the hardness of steel and iron welding samples

• Used root-cause analysis to diagnose the origin of metallurgic fatigue Hill Electrical Company (May 2009 - August 2009) Contract Electrician’s Assistant

• Rewired industrial machinery

• Renovation of electrical components in a manufacturing facility

• Streamlined facility mechanisms using electrical diagrams

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