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Mechanical Engineer

Burlingame, California, United States
May 29, 2018

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Burlingame, CA 94010 Mobile: 512-***-****

Executive Summary

• Mechanical Engineering professional carrying more than 2 years of experience that helped acquire a wide range of skill sets in Design, Manufacturing, Product & Process development, Quality improvement, Testing and Trouble- shooting within the areas of Automotive engineering, Aerospace, Thermal / Fluids, Refrigeration & HVAC sectors.

• Pro-active in solving engineering problems and decision making. My knowledge in the areas of R&D, NPI and Technical development have helped teams gain innovative results with better quality, automation, cost reduction and simpler product designs effectively complying with regulations. Core Competencies

• 3D CAD (PTC Creo & SolidWorks) • Fabrication / Product Support • UL / Performance testing

• CFD Simulations (ANSYS) • TQM / 5S & Cost Reduction • Sensors / Transducers

• PDM/ PLM (PTC Windchill) • DOE-2018 (AHRI) / DFM • NSF Compliance

• Data acquisition (YOKOGAWA) • MS Office suite • Thermal & Fluids

• Research & Development • Presentation skills • MATLAB / Simulink

• KAIZEN (Continuous Improvement)

• Quality assurance / Testing

• Operations & Team management

• Troubleshooting skills

• Chillers & Coolers

• Product improvement

Professional Experience

Product Engineer (Ice Machines) - Hoshizaki America Inc. Apr 2016 - Present Hoshizaki America is a leading manufacturer of Ice makers and Commercial Refrigeration equipment.

• Conducted routine analyses and tests, with DAQ tools (YOKOGAWA DAQLOGGER), pertaining to the development of new designs, methods, materials / processes, completed required documentation and provided recommendations. Supported product line with design issues and modified hardware in production.

• Achieved the goal of $500,000 cost savings, 2 quality improvements, 1 process improvement and 5 DFM improvements in a year’s time. Reduced 40% parts in the future models, as well as use of all injection molded plastic parts. Removed bonding process which saved 30 minutes of assembly time and reduced 20% cost on each unit. Completed the DOE-2018 project that needed to comply with regulations like NSF, UL Listed and Energy Star. Maintained BOM using PTC Windchill as a PDM / PLM tool, while, Microsoft Dynamics as ERP. Involved in product lines from concept to mass production. Evaluated new designs using DFMEA as an analytical tool.

• Performed routine design, rapid prototyping (fuse deposition), modification and evaluation of mechanical and electro-mechanical components / systems and sheet-metal fabrication.

• Acquired license to practice refrigeration regulated by ESCO which helped gain a lot more knowledge about refrigerants, brazing, soldering, vacuuming, charging, safety, legal and regulations.

• Created design specifications for a limited variety of components and systems. Prepared preliminary & alternative sketches of possible designs using PTC CREO 3.0 / PROE as a CAD tool & CFD simulations using ANSYS.

• Gained hands on experience with PCB’s, wiring schematics, fuses, relays, capacitors, pressure transducers, transformers, Solid State relays, RTD’s, thermocouples and daily exposure towards plastics and sheet-metal applications.

Thermal Systems Lead - Formula SAE / SAE Electric at UTA Racing Sep 2013 - Jan 2016 UTA Racing is the Formula SAE team from University of Texas at Arlington. Every year our team designs and builds a Formula race car to compete in the SAE series against other universities in Michigan, Nebraska & internationally.

• Used SolidWorks to design & also manufacture (hands on) engineering parts (Trained machinist).

• Developed and re-engineered (reduced size/weight) the radiator for our 2014 combustion car.

• Engaged in maintaining (Designing/ Machining/ Order new parts) the previous year’s race-cars.

• Targeted to form my Thesis dissertation inclined towards optimizing the cooling system for a race car, considering thermal & fluid effects. Calculated heat rejection through conduction and convection along with optimizing air/water pressure drop through experimental analysis. Page 2 of 2

Operations Intern - Blue Star India Ltd. (Mfg. Division, India) May – June 2012 Blue Star is India’s leading air conditioning and commercial refrigeration company.

• Gained hands-on experience in mechanical fabrication, machining, and electrical wiring.

• Facilitated design modulations for an automated welding machine to increase production by 60%, improve condenser quality, re-organized the department layout, labor reduction & supported lean manufacturing using Kaizen as a technique. (Rewarded with a KAIZEN Certificate)

• Deployed a high efficiency MIG welding machine using Time & Motion study analysis, CPM, and Automation.

• Drove, verified & implemented design changes for jigs & fixtures used for copper bending machines, copper- cutting machines, and other support systems.

Engine Overhaul Intern - Air India Ltd. (Engine Overhaul Division, India) Dec 2007 – May 2008 Air India is India’s national airliner & provides engineering services to maintain aircraft body and engines.

• Overhauled and maintained General Electric (GE-90) and Pratt & Whitney (PW-4056) aircraft engines.

• Performed practical analysis, maintained engines and interpretation of schematics for aeronautical systems.

• Developed a deep understanding of the machine shop & plasma division functioning.

Quality Intern - Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Ltd. (Truck Division, India) June - Nov 2006 Godrej Material Handling is India’s largest lift truck manufacturer exporter providing mobile path material handling solutions to virtually all industries in manufacturing, infrastructure, aviation, defense, railways & power.

• Worked in cross functional environment involving assembly & inspection of forklift trucks.

• Facilitated new quality assurance processes for LPG, Electric and Diesel forklift truck technologies. Developed process improvements for vehicle inspection by creating a vehicle inspection database. This helped track occurrence of failures more methodically.

• Established quality assurance for materials management in the Supply chain process. Education

• MS - Mechanical Engineering- Thesis (Dec 2015) GPA 3.7 University of Texas at Arlington – Arlington, TX

• Graduate Certificate in Automotive Engineering (Dec 2015) GPA 4.0 University of Texas at Arlington- Formula SAE

• MBA – Operations Management (May 2013) GPA 3.8

University of Mumbai – India

• BS - Mechanical Engineering (June 2011) GPA 3.8

University of Mumbai- India

• Diploma - Mechanical Engineering (June 2008) GPA 4.0 MSBTE- India

Graduate Thesis

• Heat removal analysis using NTU/ Microscopic theory and experimental fluid testing of radiators, pumps and fans for the thermal management system of Formula SAE Electric / Combustion race car. Formulated equations to predict the resistance factor and thereby the system curve plotted with a fan or pump curve respectively. Certificates & Awards

• Service Award by Hoshizaki America – Outstanding Performance • Refrigeration License (ESCO)

• TQM – KAIZEN (Continuous Improvement) certificate • Arnold E. Petsche Automotive scholarships

• US & Indian based scholarships for academic excellence • NGO Services & Non-Academic awards (Sports)

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