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Mechanical Engineer Design

Utica, Michigan, United States
February 13, 2019

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PURAV SHAH 312-***-**** MI, 48317

Leads improvements in automotive and product designs by leveraging technical expertise and an analytical, tools-based, approach.

• Design optimization: Increased profits and efficiency by 2% and reduced scrap by 1%, for Dongan Electric by changing product’s design. Regularly participated in DVP&R and DFMEA meetings to discuss improvements in product quality and testing.

• Technical design: Aided senior design engineer with prototype design, testing, and optimization at Larsen & Toubro. Built and drafted (GD&T) components and assemblies for final production. Catalogued BOM and over 20K project drawings.

• Vehicle crashworthiness testing: Ran frontal and offset crash simulations for an academic project. Researched on composite crush cans and reduced bumper weight by 20% by designing composite can connectors using patch pattern method, amongst other positive design impacts.

Technical Skills: AutoCAD, Inventor, Solidworks, UG-NX, Ansys, GD&T, Pro-E/Creo, Hypermesh, Hyperview, LS PrePost, LS-Dyna, CATIA, Abaqus, Matlab, Microsoft Office Suite, Six Sigma, German A1 and A2. EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

CATIA Mechanical Design/Surface Specialist Certification (In Progress), Dassault System 2019 - Electric Vehicle Technology Certification Program (In Progress), Carnegie Melon University 2019 Six Sigma, Yellow Belt, Coursera 2018

Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Wayne State University (WSU) GPA 3.7 2018 Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, University of Mumbai GPA 3.2 2015 Professional in Product Design & Analysis, Cadd Centre 2014 German A1 and A2, Goethe Institute 2014


Design Engineer, Dongan Electric Manufacturing Company Jun 2018 – Present

• Time saving: Aiming to reduce design time by 10% through the introduction of parametric modeling.

• Process improvement: Cut assembly errors by 5% and increased efficiency by 2% by introducing assembly automation videos in the production packet which was used to train new workers and aid experienced workers. Mechanical Engineer, Gandhi Automations Jun 2015 – Jun 2016

• CATIA: Built, edited, and reviewed drawings. Translated client needs into strategically aligned products and designs while leading 5-member team. Conducted competitive intelligence/market analysis to ensure provision of best market products.

• Forward thinker: Eased future technical support by maintaining comprehensive client records, including success rates.

• Customer orientation: Handled 1,000+ client inquiries related to company products and services; success rate: ~70%. Mechanical Engineering Trainee (Defense Weapon Systems and Sensor), Larsen & Toubro Dec 2011 – May 2012

• Cost saving: Saved ~$100K in 6 months by streamlining quality of vendor products; evaluated material quality and tolerance.

• Project management: Led 3-member team through the design and development of a confidential Indian Navy project. Built a miniature working model that was displayed at the 2012 Indian Defense Expo. Trained staff on Pro-E/Creo and Autocad. Mechanical Engineering Trainee (Switchgear Design & Development Center), Larsen & Toubro Jun 2010 – Nov 2010

• Process improvement: Increased cooling by 3 degrees by researching and built better dissipation mechanisms and casings for relays and contactors; used Pro-E/Creo. Researched and reverse engineered competitor products for better cooling designs. RESEARCH & ACADEMIC PROJECTS

• Front-crash analysis: Designed, analyzed, and optimized frontal impact response of front bumper-crush can assemblies as per NCAP regulations. Studied acceleration-time, force-displacement, and energy-time graphs for bumpers. Conducted low-velocity impact testing to analyze carbon fiber laminates response.

• Chassis & braking system design: Made 3D CAD models following SAE design and manufacturing guidelines; made BOM; used CATIA, SolidWorks, HyperMesh, Ls-Dyna, and UG-NX. Optimized vehicle stability by lowering the vehicles CG height using strategic assembly. Conducted topology optimization, non-linear dynamic analysis, and full structural FEA stress analysis.

• Occupant safety analysis: Ran frontal and offset crash simulations; made FEA optimized reinforcements for powertrain, bumper, cross beams, seats, steering column, and airbags. Cut greenhouse intrusion by 20%, front and rear closures intrusion by 10%, and fuel spillage rate by 5%. Used CATIA, ANSA, SolidWorks, LS-OPT, LS-Prepost, and LS-Dyna.

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