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Mechanical Engineer

Overland Park, KS
February 05, 2019

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Tanner Lambert, EIT

Professional Profile

Passionate Mechanical Engineering graduate with a hunger to learn, plus a wide array of skills and work experience. Background in prototyping, project management, and machining practices. When presented with a problem, responds with relentless research and a desire to determine the best possible solution.


Bachelor’s Degree

Mechanical Engineering

South Dakota State University Brookings, SD


Work Experience

Warehouse Computer Technician – Sterling Computers – North Sioux City, SD July 2018 – September 2018

• Aided in determining the best way to increase warehouse output.

• Traveled to update and fix computer software and hardware.

• Determined safest and most efficient method of packaging and shipping computer hardware.

Security & Bar-back – 9 Bar and Nightclub – Brookings, SD February 2017 – June 2018

• Ensured safety of customers by de-escalating potentially dangerous situations.

• Communicated with bartenders to confirm they had the supplies they needed to do their jobs.

• Developed methods to increase customer safety and company profitability.

Operations Management Intern – BPI – Dakota City, NE May 2016 – August 2016

• Worked on developing a process to utilize newly installed hardware.

• Researched how successful companies employed similar hardware into their own processes.

• Coordinated with the plant manager and contractors to ensure the project was completed in an efficient and timely manner.

• Attended meetings with programmers to develop software that met all functionality the new process required.

• Applied knowledge of work-flow to minimize movement waste and create work cells.

• Developed concise, easy to follow steps to train employees about their responsibilities within the new process.

Scoreboard Assembler– Daktronics – Brookings, SD

(seasonal) May 2015 – October 2015

• Assembled scoreboards and scoreboard components.

• Troubleshot issues with fabricated metal and electrical components.

• Ensured all discrepancies in documentation were addressed.

Warehouse Employee – Riverside Technologies, Inc., North Sioux City, SD

(seasonal) June 2013 – Sept 2013 & June 2014 – Sept 2014

• Packaged computers and their components.

• Downloaded images onto computers.

• Delivered computers and computer hardware to customers.


Energy Harvesting Shoe Mechanism

Goal: Develop a device for creating and storing usable amounts of energy from walking that could fit within a shoe.


• Extensively researched renewable energy methods. (piezoelectric, solar, thermal, etc.)

• Sought out professional opinion to help develop and assess feasibility of design.

• Modeled and 3D printed prototype device and the housing. Brachiating Robotic Arm

Goal: Develop a robot capable of creating enough momentum to swing within a lattice structure. With the hopes that such a device could allow for safer inspection of infrastructure, reducing risk to human workers. Overview

• Learned about coding and logic using an Arduino controller.

• Researched and implemented techniques for controlling DC motors.

• Utilized manual fabrication techniques as well as CNC machines.

• Worked with teammates to create a timeline and presentation to convince judges of viability. Custom Light Switch Covers

Goal: Model and 3D print custom light switch covers that could help the handicapped and elderly more easily use home light switches.


• Researched and decided on a market that was ripe for innovation.

• Theorized designs for common afflictions.

• Modeled and 3D printed several prototypes for testing.

• Created a presentation to convince judges of practicality. Key Skills

• Experienced in Microsoft Office

• Proficient in Solidworks & Matlab

• Experience with CNC machines

• Experience with 3D printers

• Experience working under time constraints

• Experience helping customers

• Comfortable working as part of a team or alone

• Operations Management Experience

• Excellent verbal communication skills

• Excellent work ethic

• Effective leadership skills

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