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Mechanical Engineer

San Francisco, California, United States
August 16, 2018

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Richard J. Garcia

Mechanical Engineer

San Francisco, CA 94131

Phone: 831-***-****



Graduate of the Dwight Look College of Engineering at Texas A&M University with a Master of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering. Experienced in R&D related to environmental and aerospace applications with a passion for mechanical design and prototyping.


SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory July 2017 – July 2018

Engineering Associate – Stanford University, Menlo Park, CA

Technical and operations for the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)

Plan and Manage mechanical equipment installations for experiment preparation

Performed mechanical modifications on Ultra-high vacuum chambers.

Design and create solutions for facility improvements using SolidEdge and machining.

PM&AM Research November 2015 – May 2017

Engineering Intern, Aerospace Sciences – College Station, TX

Worked with a multi-disciplinary team of aerospace engineers, physicists, and machinists.

Developed mechanical/electromechanical systems for various projects contracted with NASA and AFRL

Translated project and product specifications into 3D CAD models and technical drawings using SolidWorks.

Designed 3D-printed and machined models for high-speed wind tunnel testing in Texas A&M University’s National Aerothermochemistry and Hypersonics Laboratory.

Maintained and organized bill of materials throughout the design process.

Worked and communicated directly with machinists to ensure clarity of design specifications.

Built, programmed and implemented automated data acquisition systems using NI DAQ hardware and NI LabVIEW software.

Texas A&M University Undergraduate Summer Research Grant June 2014 – August 2014

Research Assistant, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution – College Station, TX

Collaborated with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension to design, build and test a landscape irrigation runoff mitigation system

Assisted in the development of 3D CAD models for each prototype using SolidWorks and AutoCAD while taking DFMA into consideration

Manufactured, calibrated, and reliability tested three working prototypes, in preparation for installation and field testing

Education & Research

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX Aug. 2015 – May 2017

Master of Engineering – Mechanical Engineering


oAdvanced Product Design

oAdvanced Computer Aided Engineering

oEngineering Dynamics,

oMaterials Science

oCustom Manufacturing

oEngineering Management

oAlternative Energy Conversion

Design Projects:

oAggies Invent- 48-hour Research and Development of a Wearable Muscle Activity Sensor Prototype

oAdvanced Computer Aided Engineering Term Project – Designed each individual part of a hook lift trailer system for manufacturability based on given operation requirements.

McMurry University, Abilene, TX Aug. 2012 - May 2015

Bachelor of Science in Physics, with Civil & Mechanical Engineering Emphasis

Minor in Mathematics; 3.67 Cumulative GPA, Graduated Cum Laude

NCAA Division 2 Baseball Scholarship

Research Projects:

oSenior Capstone – Developed a unique structure to enhance the performance of a baseball batting tee

oClassical Mechanics Research – Developed a code to numerically analyze the trajectory of a baseball in flight

West Valley College, Santa Clara, CA Aug. 2010 - May 2012

General Studies

CCCA Varsity Baseball Team

Computer Aided Design




Design for 3D Printing

Design for Manufacturability

Material Science

Additive Manufacturing

Finite Element Analysis

Mechanical Calibration

Project Planning

Project Management



Mechanical Testing


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