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Mechanical Engineer Power Plant

Murrysville, Pennsylvania, United States
March 12, 2019

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Wade Alger

**** ********** **

Murrysville, PA **632

Phone: 724-***-****



Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, Automation & Field Services, New Stanton, PA Senior Mechanical Engineer July 2010 - Present

Perform seismic and mild environmental (extreme temperatures and humidities) testing to validate operation of cabinets/switchgear/components within a nuclear power plant.

Perform troubleshooting and provided system solutions to correct seismic and/or environmental vulnerabilities.

Testing is performed in accordance with IEEE Stds 344 and 323.

Develop evaluations, calculation notes, test procedures, test reports, and program summary reports to document qualification of equipment.

Involved in acquisition or manufacturing of supplemental test support equipment/fixtures.

Lead projects by commodity through all phases of testing (aspects such as planning, procurement, scheduling, cost management, etc

Wabtec Corporation, Locomotive Products Division, Wilmerding, PA Test Engineer (Mechanical) May 2007 - June 2010

Was responsible for testing of new/modified components within, or related to, locomotive compressors & pneumatic braking equipment.

Lead test setups, perform inspections, & perform any maintenance needed to keep the test underway.

Gained familiarity with National Instruments LabVIEW data acquisition software.

Very ‘hands-on’ oriented position.

General Dynamics, Electric Boat Corporation, Groton, CT Mechanical Engineer June 2005 - May 2007

Worked in the Shock Vehicle Test Programs department.

Performed off-ship testing of prototype submarine components, materials, and systems in order to qualify these items for shipboard service.

Shock Vehicle Test Programs group also prepares test procedures and reports; labor material, and period of performance estimates; designs test setups; and directs the fabrication of test stands and performance of tests.

Acted as sole on-site engineer for six months to support shock test series at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, MD.


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University 2000-2004

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