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Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer

Norcross, GA
October 14, 2018

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Adrian Valdivia-Portilla

*** ******** ** *****, ********, GA • 404-***-**** ••


• Trilingual (Spanish, English, French)

• Mastery of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

• Knowledgeable in MATLAB

• 3D Printing Experience (Stratasys Model)

• Effective with SolidWorks (w/ FEA)

• Past Experience with AutoCAD and Siemens NX

• Preparing and Evaluating CAD Drawings

• Proficient with NRC BlowView software


Design / CAD Engineer Intern May 2017 – August 2017

Consolidated Container Company Atlanta, GA

• Located at the Engineering and Design Center for the company

• Worked with the Design Team daily alongside Bottle/Product Engineers and Industrial Designers

• Learned and participated in the Extrusion Blow Molding and Injection Molding processes for plastics

• Communicated with 65 CCC plants across the U.S. to gather necessary bottle data and dimensions for testing

• Ran bottle prototypes sent from Industrial Designers through the 3D printer to ship out to clients

• Assisted in giving quotes to clients for the usage of CCC’s services

• Re-evaluated bottle design properties with Design Team and fixed within Siemens NX

• Gathered critical data measurements using calipers to begin reverse engineering process for different bottle models

• Streamlined bottle tolerance standards through coded Excel spreadsheets that were set to be utilized company-wide

• Performed FEA on potential bottles using NRC BlowView, a blow-molding simulation software which included calculations of flow-rate, fill line vs. actual volume, and top load simulations

• Communicated closely with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and their Advanced Manufacturing and Design Systems program as well as their Special Interest Group in Blow Molding (SIGBLOW) to learn more about the software and its usage on CCC’s products

• Researched and presented NRC BlowView software to rest of the Design Team for daily usage after my departure

• Created a detailed guideline (with videos) on how to use BlowView software for future reference

• Successfully completed multiple blow molding simulations for various plants to acquire knowledge and data on bottle failures such as ovality and material thickness

Resident Assistant May 2015 – May 2018

Kennesaw State University – Department of Housing and Residence Life Marietta, GA

• Completed on-call phone duties for over 700 residents on the West Side of campus with Housing and Campus Police

• Responded to Campus Police / Fire Department’s calls to incidents requiring Residence Life staff assistance

• Worked effectively with a new team of RAs each year to fulfill our expectations of the Residence Halls

• Acted as liaison between residents and the Department of Residence Life by developing roommate contracts and enforcing the University’s Code of Conduct

• Composed detailed Incident Reports reflecting violations in University’s Code of Conduct

• Influenced unity and comradery within the residence hall for new Freshmen living on campus


2014 Ronald McDonald House Charities Scholarship Recipient

• 1 of 5 Latino Students chosen to win prestigious 4-year scholarship in Georgia (15 total Latino winners)

• Renewed every year after checking up on grades and involvement

International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Norcross High School

• Took IB Language Arts, IB Mathematics, and IB French Language

• Received Diploma Certificate and college course credit

Member of Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

• General Body member since August 2014 (was Southern Polytechnic State University)

Currently seeking to become a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA)


Kennesaw State University Kennesaw, GA

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, May 2018 GPA: 3.31

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