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Design Engineer Engineering

Sewickley, Pennsylvania, United States
June 24, 2019

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Mr. Gautam Raha

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

Baden, PA-****5

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

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



I am seeking to work with a company that expects and enables its employees to grow professionally. I consider myself to be hardworking and creative, a man of integrity. I want to be able to utilize my creative abilities and become a valued member of a productive team.


University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA

Master of Science in Civil Engineering – April – 2015 ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY – Moon Township, PA

Master of Science – Engineering Management (MS) – December – 2006 POINT PARK UNIVERSITY – PITTSBURGH, PA

Master of Business Administration (MBA) – December – 2004 GENEVA COLLEGE - BEAVER FALLS, PA

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) – May - 1999 Concentration: Civil

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) May - 1999 Concentration: Management

Minor: Mathematics May – 1999



Honors: Deans List, Community College of Beaver County Honors: Deans List, Community College of Allegheny County SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

• Strongly self motivated, self starter and enthusiastic

• Communicates and works cooperatively with a wide range of personalities

• Well organized, resourceful, and works well independently

• Commitment to work that furthers the growth and wholeness of individuals

• Strong project management skills and strategic planning ability

• Excellent time management skills

• Strong analytical, negotiating and problem-solving skills

• Promotes and assures safety conscious work force.

• Achieves objectives within established budget.


Systems: Windows 10, Unix

Software: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Access, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Works, Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, AutoCAD 2016, Autodesk Revit Building 8, Mechanical Desktop, HTML- Web Page design, Java, Visual Basic EXPERIENCE:

Applications Engineer / Engineering Mgmt. Unit Supervisor – KAWNEER, Cranberry Township-PA (2010 – Current)

• Manage / Supervise a team in the Applications Engineering Department.

• Review applications for feasibility, based on product capabilities and limitations

• Develop conceptual designs for approval purposes (details for shop drawings, new dies)

• Create project application drawings from customer or architectural supplied documents.

• Resolution of open project issues with team members, customers or interdependent personnel.

• Create drawings using AutoCAD and Solid Edge.

• Do prototypes for custom and new products and accessories. This includes, paperwork check for any Bill of Materials deviations, building and assembling the prototype unit, addressing all corrective actions and testing and validating the prototype unit.

• Testing and Certification: AAMA, Sound, Thermal, Project Specific.

• U-factor and CRF calculations. Wintherm, CMAST (NFRC approved ACE)

• Facilitator for DDI’s Learning Systems – Alcoa Inc. This is a program by Alcoa where the facilitator was trained to teach supervisory classes to the company’s Managers and Supervisors.

Engineering Manager/Senior Design Engineer: Applications Engineering Department, TRACO, Cranberry Township, PA (2007-2010)

• Supervise Application Engineers, Engineering Technicians and Laboratory Technicians in primarily project related work.

• Supervise and Facilitate Product testing. This included AAMA certification, Impact, FBC, Miami Dade County certifications, NOA, Blast testing (Shock tube testing), Thermal testing, Sound testing.

• Supervise and facilitate Project testing. This includes prototypes, mock up windows, project mock ups that are laboratory or field tested.

• Perform technical review of major projects that have been booked. This includes review of their shop drawings, specifications, perform wind load analysis, and determine the structural adequacy of products and manufacturability.

• Work closely with Manufacturing Engineering to make sure that the final work order paper work is accurate based on the changes and modifications made during the prototype or mock up.

• Assist customers with installation instructions, field testing and if necessary, troubleshoot and write remediation plans.

• In addition, perform all the functions of a Senior Design Engineer (as mentioned above).

Senior Design Engineer: Applications Engineering Department, TRACO, Cranberry Township, PA (2006-2007)

• Updated company catalog drawings. This included elevation drawings, section details for both the products and the accessories.

• Design accessories for windows and window systems. This included receptors, subsill, structural mullions, panning and muntins.

• Modify existing window products as required for individual projects. Design new dies if necessary.

• Draw new product configurations and fabrication preps for modified products.

• Maintain and continue to develop TRACO’s window wall including new accessories as required by the job.

• Provide support to inside and outside sales force with technical information, details, reviews, manufacturability of products, sign offs on products outside TRACO’s standards.

• Perform thermal simulations of window products and glass using Wintherm. This also includes new glass make ups using Optics, Windows 5.2

• On site visits when required for testing, troubleshooting or various issues that required engineering involvement.

• Perform energy calculations using E-Gen.

Applications Engineer: TRACO, Cranberry Township, PA (2005-2006)

• Review applications for feasibility, based on product capabilities and limitations

• Develop conceptual designs for approval purposes

• Create project application drawings from customer or architectural supplied documents.

• Resolution of open project issues with team members, customers or interdependent personnel.

• Create drawings using Autodesk Revit Building 8

• U-factor and CRF calculations (FEA- Thermal Analysis)

• Create/draw multiple shop drawings for company training program (M2O). Logistics Coordinator: AREVA (Framatome ANP) (2003-2005)

• Quality Assurance: Certified to perform Receipt Inspection

• Shipping & Receiving

• Create, Design and Maintain Databases

• CAD work when required

• Support Engineering and Project Management as required

• Testing and Quality Assurance.

Project Manager / Account Manager: 84- Lumber National Sales (2002-2003)

• Read blueprints and specifications

• Did take offs- Framing Lumber, siding, roofing, doors, windows, insulation, drywall

• Did pricing

• Took care of shipping schedule and coordinate delivery

• Went to job sites and met with customers and helped them with their various construction needs

• Took care of billing

• Followed up with customers after the job was done Project Coordinator: Advanced Building Systems/ Ting Wall Inc. Pittsburgh, PA


• Coordinated proposals and projects

• Analyzed drawings and specifications

• Performed scheduling for the design and drafting of the proposals and projects

• Performed research and development for the product

• Performed accessories take off and estimation for projects and ordered them

• Provided reports (technical and non-technical) on time, as required and assigned

• Created Power Point presentations for the company and updated web-page

• Met with customers who primarily were Architects, General Contractors, and Licensees.

• Ensured customer satisfaction by being present on construction site during the installation process, one such project was IBM- Rochester, Minnesota

• Worked with small and big, multimillion dollar, domestic, and international projects.

• Performed thermal-testing for the product in testing lab in Seattle, Washington Management and Supervision Experience: 17 years

Customer Service Experience: 19 years

Additional Experience:

• Ability to cultivate customer relationships in support of the systems and service sales personnel

• Experienced to create power point presentations and give good product presentations/demos.

• Scheduling

• Marketing

• Pricing

• Lean Manufacturing – Kaizen (Continuous Improvement), 5S, Bottleneck Analysis, Continuous Flow, Gemba, Just In Time, Muda (Waste), Root Cause Analysis, Smart Goals, Standardized Work, Takt Time, TPM (Total Productive Maintenance).


Interested in playing soccer, chess, reading, and music

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