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Senior Engineer Mechanical

Houston, Texas, United States
October 12, 2016

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Seeking a challenging opportunity in engineering/project management utilizing my strong background and experience in mechanical design, field support and project management


8 yrs of product engineering and development experience in Oil & Gas, Power, and Heavy mining equipment

Expertise in mechanical design, testing, analysis, FEA, manufacturing & field support, project management

Short-term field assignments accomplished in Australia and Mexico

2 yrs of research experience; journal publication on viscoelastic composite material nonlinearities


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering –Texas A&M University, College Station - GPR 3.76 Aug 2008

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering – Osmania University, India - GPR 3.60 May 2006


General Electric, Greenville, SC Jun 2016 to Present

Senior Design Engineer (Contract) – Power Services Outage Tooling, Field Force Automation

Digitizing and improving tooling design for multi-class Gas Turbine outages leading to significant cost savings in field maintenance: HA, F-class, E-class and LMS100 frames

Field force automation using digital tooling and iPad apps for savings in field service workflow

Utilized SLA 3D Printing for rapid prototyping of outage tooling for immediate use by field service

Managing several projects working with cross functional teams; Managing timelines and costs

Interaction with suppliers, CAD team, field service, manufacturing, testing and software development groups

Utilized design tools such as SolidWorks, UG NX, and ENOVIA PLM

Halliburton Energy Services Inc., Houston, Texas Oct 2013 to Feb 2016

Senior Technical Professional - Mechanical

Design, analysis and modification of Oil & Gas Intelligent Completion systems for global applications

Project lead for development of Hydraulic System with electric motor & pump to operate down-hole interval control valves (ICV) for high pressure, high temperature applications.

-Developed qualification test procedures, conducted functional tests, conducted design reviews with SMEs and management, managed project timelines, costs and budget forecasts during lifecycle

-Managed key third party suppliers in France from design concept through qualification phase.

Developed new field calibration testing kit for AccupulseTM and DigipulseTM hydraulic control systems of ICVs that improved accuracy, reliability and significantly reduced maintenance costs.

-Led designer teams, conducted testing, managed timelines, budget and third party suppliers.

-Provided implantation and operations support after product release.

Designed several customer order customizations (RTAs) for new gauge mandrels, valves, packers, splice clamps and other down-hole tubing accessories with premium threaded connections per ISO/API standards

-Calculated tubing stresses, tolerance stack-ups, operating performance envelopes, bearing loads etc.

-Created CAD models as input to CAD team and reviewed drawings (ASME Y14.5), BOMs for release

-Utilized DFM, GD&T, and VAVE methods for cost savings

Approved and engineered several product line and manufacturing ECRs. Provided engineering support to product line management and manufacturing teams

Baker Hughes Inc., Houston, Texas Oct 2011 to Oct 2013

R&D Design Engineer III

Designed PDC fixed cutter Drill Bits per API standards for global region orders.

-Designed layouts in UG NX, analyzed bit designs using FEA. Utilized Teamcenter PDM system.

-Engineering Review of drawings from CAD teams per ASME Y14.5 standards.

-Provided manufacturing and field support. Released ECRs.

Supported Canada and GOM region lead engineer- Provided application study, bit performance analysis, feature selection.

Lead engineer for global Natural Diamond bits - Responsible for all new designs, manufacturing support and technical queries. Established new design procedures based on API Specifications.

Lead engineer for Bit Breakers – Provided rapid new designs for global applications, field issue resolution, engineering approval for NCRs, and supplier quality and manufacturing technical support.

Caterpillar, Sherman, TX (acquired Bucyrus International in 2011) Sep 2008 to Oct 2011

Mechanical Engineer

Rotary mining blast-hole drills group

Customized equipment for 49HRTM 190-ton electric blast-hole drill per ISO and ASTM standards.

-Worked with CAD teams to modify enclosures, cooling systems, deck structure, pipe rack, engine module etc. using ASME material, weld and fastener standards

-Reviewed and approved modeling and drafting in SolidWorks to ASME Y14.5

-Created new Master assembly BOMs for customer orders in ENOVIA and SAP.

-Provided technical support for field and manufacturing. Released ECRs. Resolved NCRs.

Designed new structural components such as tow structure and drill mast bottom structure using beams to withstand 80-ton full pull-down force. Performed FEA in SolidWorks Simulation to analyze failure modes.

Off-highway mining trucks group

Supported development of MT6300TM prototype, a 400-ton payload truck based on ISO and SAE standards.

-Worked with chief engineer to redesign truck front spindle for theoretical infinite fatigue life.

-Performed FEA in ANSYS Workbench to analyze the failure mode of truck braking while turning. Used design modeler for geometry. Performed finite life calculations using the derived principal stresses.

-Presented final project report and design review.

Engineer responsible for truck dump body development and product support

-Led a project with offshore CAD team to develop automated dump body model in SolidWorks per SAE payload heap standard. Provided design equation inputs, managed timelines, communication and reports.

-Designed a universal body that can be stocked in modules of beams to reduce production lead time by 80%. Supervised team of designers from concept to final release. Reviewed and approved drawings.

-Developed a parametric payload heap model in SolidWorks that generates truck capacity based on body dimensions per SAE standard. Utilized Teamcenter PDM system.

Resolved structural cracking issues in truck chassis, jacking pad, sheet metal ducting and bolted joints using FEA to analyze stresses for failure modes and performed hand calculations.

Visited different mines across Australia to help resolve weld cracking issues. Interacted with customers and helped resolve other persistent issues. Provided support to field service and R&M.

Participated in a Kaizen event at manufacturing plant in Mexico to improve hose routing in a truck. Redesigned hoses and clamps for better routing.


Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas Sep 2006 - May 2008

Research Assistant, Structural and Materials Testing Laboratory

Thesis on Thermo-mechanical characterization and FEA Prediction of Nonlinear Viscoelastic Composites

Characterized the thermo-mechanical nonlinear responses of multi-layered viscoelastic composite using a power series model and predicted the model

Conducted Isothermal Tensile Creep tests on specimens at different temperatures and stress levels

Integrated responses with FEA to simulate practical structural analysis using ABAQUS CAE

Conducted error analysis of experimental testing by simulation of testing in ABAQUS


Design and Analysis of Metal-to-Metal Seals (for SCHLUMBERGER): Suggested improvements on existing seal design in oil and gas production pipeline in order to avoid galling; created a new design through contact stress analysis using ANSYS and SolidWorks

Finite Element Analysis of heat transfer in a turbine blade subjected to hot gas from combustor. Determined wall temperatures to help analyze life of blade that is internally cooled with four cooling passages.

Parametric studies of Design and Manufacturing of Composite Spherical Pressure Vessels (DRDL, India)


Mechanical: SolidWorks, UG NX, ANSYS Workbench, Simulation, ABAQUS, Creo, AutoCAD, MDT

PLM: ENOVIA, CWI Matrix, Teamcenter, SAP Navigation

Software: MS Project, MS Office; Python, C/C++ and FORTRAN basics


Muddasani M., Sawant S., and Muliana A.: “Thermo-viscoelastic responses of multilayered polymer composites: Experimental and numerical studies”. Composite Structures, 92(11), 2641-2652 (2010)

Presented paper on “Nonlinear Viscoelastic Behaviors of Multi-layered Composites at Various Temperatures and Stresses” at Society of Engineering Sciences Conference (SES 2007), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, October 2007


Fundamentals of Project Management: Tools & Techiques by Global Business Management Consultants

Certified Engineer-In-Training by the Texas Board of Professional Engineers


Award for maximizing value-added performance at Halliburton

Core value award for teamwork at Baker Hughes

Awarded the George H. Thompson Scholarship at Texas A&M University

Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

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