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Mechanical Engineer

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
August 24, 2018

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Mihir Hirpara

513-***-**** Mechanical Design Engineer/ Manufacturing Engineer Talented Mechanical Engineer with a solid track record of success in mechanical design of manufacturing equipment, fixtures, and test stands for the automotive and manufacturing industries. Solid knowledge of the Lean manufacturing principles, as well as the GD&T, DFM and FMEA principles to significantly reduce the manufacturing costs and to boost efficiency. Recently completed the MEng in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. Superior communication and interpersonal skills to foster solid engagements with key stakeholders and to build consensus among conflicting parties. Excellent design skills and a high attention to details to develop accurate equipment designs in line with the company’s standards. Areas of Expertise

Software: SolidWorks, CATIA, PDM, PLM, SAP, AutoCAD, Inventor, PTC CREO, ANSYS, MATLAB, ERP Mechanical workshop/lab: 2D Drafting, 3D Designing, CAM/CAE, Machining, Drilling, Welding, Grinding, Lathe, Milling, CNC programming, Fabrication, Prototyping, Assembly, GD&T, DFSS Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project EDUCATION

Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2018, GPA: 3.7 Coursework: Intro to Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Design for Manufacturability, CAD for Manufacturing, Design of Experiments, Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering The University of Mumbai, Mumbai, India, 2016 MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

Member of American Society for Quality; Six Sigma Green Belt Certification; Member of Society of Automotive Engineers EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS

TESLA MOTORS, Sparks, NV, Jan 2018 –Apr 2018

Manufacturing Engineering Intern

Coordinated the mechanical design of manufacturing equipment, fixtures, and test stands. Led the engineering design from concept through manufacturing and validation. Provided valuable Design for Manufacturing Feedback, including GD&T and tolerance stack-ups.

Accurately designed production workstation conceptual layouts for a $33 million production line while ensuring compliance with strict design guidelines.

Partnered with external equipment suppliers to develop cutting-edge design of equipment meeting quality standards of Tesla Motors.

Fostered solid engagements with design engineers to complete the parts redesign for manufacturability and to create detailed part drawings.

Efficiently utilized SolidWorks software to design a docking mechanical fixture for product transferring cart.

Successfully optimized the design of the parts to reduce the lead time by 30% and the assembly cost by 20%.

Contributed to time studies of operations to identify the major root cause of additional lead time and to develop efficient methods to significantly reduce the lead time.

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SOHAM PRECIMEK, India, Apr 2015 – Jul 2015 & Apr 2014 – Jul 2014 Design Team Intern, Apr 2015 – Jul 2015

A strategic contributor to the engineering design function through the effective application of design skills in PTC CREO and AutoCAD. Ensured adherence to design best practices while developing detailed design specifications and drawings.

Accurately designed products such as automotive valves, pipe fittings, cable glands, and hose fittings using PTC CREO.

Consistently applied the principles of GD&T, DFM and DFMEA to significantly reduce the complexity of manufacturing processes resulting in reduced manufacturing costs. Manufacturing Team Intern, Apr 2014 – Jul 2014

Partnered with the manufacturing team to significantly reduce the waste in manufacturing processes by applying the principles of lean manufacturing.

Successfully designed tools and fixtures to boost the production rate of the plant. ACADEMIC PROJECTS

GD&T of Forward Inner Nozzle Support, Oct 2016 – Nov 2016

Accurately designed parts, such as the body, the inducer, and the inducer support using SolidWorks software.

Proactively defined various geometric dimensions and tolerances while ensuring the maintenance of an accurate gap for braze welding.

High Temperature Bracket Manufacturing, Aug 2016 – Sep 2016

Strategic contributor to the development of a detailed manufacturing process map for a high-temperature bracket, including costs estimation.

Consistently compared the manufacturing process with an alternative process to highlight superior benefits and cost- effectiveness.

Design and Fabrication of a Solar Powered Vehicle ‘Helios’, Oct 2015 – Mar 2016

Efficiently designed and analyzed a chassis with weight reduction optimization using SolidWorks and ANSYS.

Successfully manufactured and assembled a one-seater solar energy powered vehicle.

Consistently utilized SolidWorks to design a sheet metal enclosure to protect the PCB and other electronic parts. Design and Fabrication of a Formula Vehicle (FSAE), Jul 2014 – Sep 2015

Key stakeholder involved in the composites department for DJSR-01 to select an appropriate material to achieve light weight and durable body works.

Strategic contributor to the powertrain department to design parts of the powertrain system for DJSR-02 on Inventor.

Successfully implemented Solenoid gear shifting in DJSR-02 for quick shifting of the gears DJSR-02.

Achieved second and fourth positions in design and cost events at Formula Student India competition.

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