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Engineer Assistant

United States
March 20, 2019

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Maumee, OH ***** • • 773-***-**** • LinkedIn • Green Card Holder SENIOR MECHANICAL ENGINEERING LEADER

Full Lifecycle Product Development – Lean Manufacturing –Project Management – Team Leadership Accomplished and performance-driven senior mechanical engineering supervisor with expertise in full lifecycle product development, project management, and cross-functional team leadership for global automotive, electrification, and technical leaders. Strategic and resourceful planner who implements solutions to increase efficiency, reduce downtime, and ensure quality and high performance. Skilled relationship builder and respected leader who collaborates at all levels while coaching and mentoring high-performing teams to complete projects on time and budget, exceed set goals, and advance organizational objectives.



DANA INC., Senior Lead Design Analysis Engineer, 2016-Present Work with OEM customers to integrate newly designed axle components into existing and prototype vehicles during the planning, build-up, implementation, and closeout phases. Direct R&D, NVH acoustics lab, and CAE testing correlation activities, and act as a key representative at global conferences for DANA Technologies.

Achieving more than $1M in cost savings and approximately 40% in weight savings by implementing glass reinforced composites on key axle drivetrain components.

Expediting project completion time and achieving an average of $200K in annual labor costs by reducing man hours by developing automation python scripts for Abaqus FEA models.

Increased fatigue life analysis efficiency by applying statistical methods and data mining techniques.

Increasing quality and safety by coaching and mentoring a team to identify hazards and improve 5S.

Leading multibody dynamics (MBD) and CAE correlation activities.

Optimizing efficiency and productivity by applying Lean manufacturing principles in collusion with the casting suppliers and evaluating various Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to implement continuous improvements to project tasks and manufacturing operations. CATERPILLAR, INC. (ACCS), Engineering Project Team Lead, 2012-2016 Recruited, trained, and led a team of 40 high-performing contractor engineers of a major power system division design cell workforce group for this Fortune 50 company. Managed the full lifecycle completion and delivery of more than 200 design and analysis projects using for various engine groups, including core engine simulation, fuel systems, air systems, drivetrain, and electronics. Developed scripts for easier and more effective post- processing using Python, led NVH CAE activities during design and development processes to correlate with bench tests, and advanced crash impact analysis techniques for various product groups.

Engineering Design & Testing

Research & Data Analysis

BI Tools & Python

Machine & Deep Learning

Effective Data Visualization

Artificial Intelligence (AI)


Team Training & Leadership

Strategic Planning

Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM)

Manufacturing & Quality

Thermal Systems Management

Control & Mechatronics

Multibody Dynamics (MBD)

Project Management

Process Optimization

Product Lifecycle (PLM)

Automation & Scripting


Resolved a $10M+ warranty issue and gave Caterpillar a competitive advantage in the market by performing highly complex thermal nonlinear analysis on V-band clamps in the exhaust lines to create the first detailed simulation model to predict failure, resulting in a patent application award.

Optimized team performance by coaching and mentoring less experienced engineers to develop computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and FEA background.

Increased efficiency and productivity by implementing continuous improvements based on Six Sigma methodology.

Drove brand awareness and business growth by developing efficient business plans and coordinating marketing events, which included booth design, marketing materials, and effective audiovisuals.

Received a team recognition award in 2013 and an outstanding performance trophy in 2014 and presented at the 2016 Caterpillar AST Forum Conference as a technical expert in the simulation of core engine components.

SPRAYING SYSTEMS CO. HQ, Research Engineer, 2009-2011 Led more than 50 customer projects for small to mid-sized corporations on process improvements and cost control in areas encompassing general spray operations. Selected Achievements:

Increased project delivery cost, timeline, and quality 100% by recruiting, training, and leading a special projects group.

Improved house codes for coolant simulation as technical advisor and instructor to the technical staff.

Received Award and Recognition for quality workmanship and customer satisfaction and presented at the ILASS 2011 conference on diesel fuel injection with electrostatic techniques. Additional Roles & Internships:

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO (UIC), UIC Research & Teaching Assistant, 2006-2012 METU, Student Assistant, Ankara, 2005-2006

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Research and Development Engineering Intern, Istanbul, 2005 EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, 3.93/4.00 GPA, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), 2012 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Top 1%, Dean’s List, Middle East Technical University (METU), Ankara, 2006 Dale Carnegie Leadership Training & Assistant Coach Conflict Management, Customer Service, Critical Thinking, Decision Making and Leadership Trainings Skillsoft Leadership Development Program

Computer Skills: CAD Software: ProE/Creo, AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Unigraphics, Catia and I-DEAS FEA/CFD Software: Abaqus, Ansys, Fluent, Hypermesh, Gambit, Promechanica, Flowizard, Nastran, CFX, Fe-Safe, Windows Server NT, Unix (Linux), Fortran 90/95, C++, Python, Microsoft Office, Power BI, MATLAB, MathCAD, Mathematica, Tecplot, LabView, Siemens Teamcenter

Patents (Pending): Thermomechanical Fatigue of Engine Components Numerous Publications Listed on LinkedIn

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