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Design Engineer Mechanical

Waterloo, ON, Canada
March 04, 2019

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Aditya Narayanan Phone:










Autodesk EAGLE

Java, C++

Summary of Qualifications

Significant knowledge in design, manufacture and assembly of consumer electronics

Experienced in creating FEA, fluid and thermal studies on ANSYS Workbench

Experience with CAD design in SolidWorks (most recent), Catia, Fusion360, and Inventor

Proficient in creating technical specification documents

Proficient in developing mass manufacturing production lines for automotive components and for small-scale wearable consumer electronics

Strong hands on experience with prototyping and machine shop tools Professional Experience

NPI Engineering Intern at Synapse Product Development Seattle, Washington, USA Aug. – Nov. 2018

Designed an enclosure for a vacuum pump to avoid overheating and minimize noise, while reducing size and cost

Worked with suppliers on equipment and fixture design for the alpha build of a wearable consumer electronic

Built a small-scale manufacturing lab to be used for all future NPI builds before mass manufacture

Acquired calibration equipment and calibrated our presses to ensure they met build specifications

Created a Process FMEA document for the build line to eliminate potential errors Manufacturing Engineering Intern at Tesla

Fremont, California, USA May – Aug. 2017

Modelled Tesla’s Model 3 seats production line to predict bottlenecks and develop solutions before full-speed production

Developed and implemented solutions to improve worker ergonomics as they moved seats through the production line

Reduced weld errors between stampings by updating designs, and installing new tooling for a better, more accurate weld

Oversaw the design and installation of new docking equipment at our facility, for trailers to receive finished seats and deliver them to the General Assembly plant

Mechanical Design Intern at Altaeros Energies

Somerville, Massachusetts, USA Sep. – Dec. 2016

Conducted analyses and designed testing system to estimate mass increase from heavy rainfall on our aerostat

Designed and constructed jigs to determine the strength of the aerostat material after extensive radiation exposure

Compared 2D Fluent analyses of an aerostat fin to research papers to determine aero effects of bumps on inflatable fins Mechanical Design Intern at Voith Hydro

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada Sep. – Dec. 2014

Coordinated with power plants to replace end of lifecycle parts, and resolved part issues that affected power generation

Led the construction and assembly of rotors in power station abroad and coordinated alignment protocol

Created large assembly models and drawings for manufacturing and assembly, involving extensive use of GD&T

Became the company’s subject-matter expert on non-destructive weld testing standards for weld validation protocol Extracurricular

Formula SAE Aerodynamics Team Lead 2015 – 2016

Led the manufacturing process for everything carbon fiber: nosecone, endplates, turnbuckles, wings and spars

Created wing molds by electric wire cutting foam, then manufactured wings with wet carbon fiber layup

Programmed 3D FEM script in MATLAB to reduce turnbuckle mass and improve aero system’s mounting points on chassis

Programmed Arduino system to read accelerometer and linear potentiometer sensors, which were mounted on the car to test for car’s true CD and CL


B.ASc. in Honours Mechanical Engineering, Coop

University of Waterloo

Graduated April 2018


Muay Thai, tennis, floor hockey, cycling,

reading, debating, product design,

Seinfeld, South Park, writing comedy

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