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Mechanical Engineer, Product Development Engineer

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
October 12, 2016

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Srinivas Pramod Chokkanna Venkatadrivas


480-***-**** • • 14820 N 100th Place Scottsdale AZ 85260


A dynamic, team oriented & performance driven mechanical engineering graduate with two years of industrial experience in product development and manufacturing. Six Sigma Green Belt certified professional who is recognized by both management and peers for integrity, dependability and leadership qualities in meeting objectives with accomplished problem solving capabilities.


1) Master of Science – Mechanical Engineering. May 2016.

Arizona State University,

Tempe, Arizona, United States.

GPA – 3.63/4

2) Bachelor of Technology – Mechanical Engineering. May 2012.

SASTRA University,

Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu, India.

GPA – 8.87/10

Professional Experience:

1) Product Development Engineer - Tube Investments of India, Chennai. July 2012 – June 2014.

* Designed & developed automobile components in accordance to ISO/TS 16949 standard.

* Developed engineering drawings using Solid Works, Pro-E/Creo and AutoCAD for proposal to customers.

* Performed feasibility study on new design proposals to ensure manufacturability and assembly.

* Implemented the new manufacturing process for collapsible spacer, through metal forming and achieved higher stiffness against compressing loads - resulted in increase of sales revenue by 12%.

* Won Bronze medal at “Chairman’s Awards for Excellent Practices” in 2013 for the ‘Best Cross Functional Team’ for the collapsible spacer project.

* Modeled and manufactured a dimension testing jig using CATIA for collapsible spacer; altered the production process sequence for improving the production rate – resulted in an increase of 20% per shift.

* Performed FMEA, PPAP and APQP procedures for all component development.

* Experienced in ERP systems operated using Oracle towards inventory management and resource allocation.

* Experienced on Lean Manufacturing including DOE and Six Sigma projects.

* Served as the zone leader in implementing ‘5S’ at workplace; awarded the ‘Best Employee Contribution’.

* Performed data analysis for the sales revenue on a monthly basis for the product development team using Excel Macros.

* Conducted meetings with vendors to procure quotations for outsourcing the manufacturing process to improve in-house production rate.

* Served as a technical liaison between product development and production teams.

* Skilled in customer service and possess negotiation skills to build a ‘win-win’ strategy.

2) Intern – Vestas Wind Technology India Pvt. Ltd. December 2010 – January 2011.

* Studied the manufacturing process of a wind turbine hub and nacelle assembly system.

* Compiled a project report to summarize the entire process from inventory management to delivery.

* Contributed in improving resource allocation for each process.

Academic Projects:

1) Application of Hall Effect sensor using a 3D printed model – ASU. July 2016 – Present.

* Developed a rectangular cantilever beam subjected to pure displacement and a circular shaft type beam subjected to torque, in CATIA V5.

* Implemented Hall Effect sensor in the model to study the effect of mechanical loading on the beams.

* 3D-printed the model using LOM technique to build a prototype for experimental analysis.

* Performed parametric study of the beam to analyze the corresponding effect on the hall effect sensor.

2) Fracture Analysis of a multilayered packaging system – ASU. August 2015 – December 2015.

* Analyzed the effect of a crack on a multilayered packaging system under mechanical loads.

* Modelled a 2D bi-material package of aluminum and silicon in ANSYS.

* Studied the behavior of the system under both purely elastic deformation and purely plastic deformation.

* Performed a parametric study by varying crack length and the loading conditions and studied the fatigue life.

* Compiled the result of stress intensity factor and energy release rate against the various parameters.

3) Mechanical Analysis of Ball Grid Array Packages – ASU. February 2015 – May 2015.

* Designed a symmetric 3D model of a BGA using Lead, SAC 105 and SAC 405 materials on ABAQUS.

* Studied the thermomechanical behavior of this BGA for thermal stresses and warping of the package.

* Compiled the results of the symmetric BGA considering the effect of geometry and solder material.

4) Line Follower Robot – ASU. February 2015 – May 2015.

* Designed a two-wheeled mobile robot to track any given pattern using Turtle 2WD platform.

* Implemented QTR-8 reflectance sensors in the robot to provide guidance along the track.

* Constructed the control system for the robot using Arduino Uno microcontroller.

* Programmed using PID control algorithm in Arduino programming language.

5) SAE BAJA – SASTRA University. September 2011 – February 2012.

* Designed and developed the power transmission system in the off – road all-terrain vehicle.

* Incorporated manual transmission to provide more stability to the vehicle with better control over engine RPM.


1) "Optimization of Electrical Discharge Machining Parameters on Hardened Die Steel Using Firefly Algorithm." - Engineering with Computers (2013).

* Analyzed the effect of various EDM parameters on Hardened Die steel.

* Conducted practical experiments on EDM by varying current and pulse-on time.

* Developed a mathematical model based on the experiment to implement the algorithm.

* Optimized surface roughness and machining time using FA in the mathematical model developed.

* Compared the FA model with actually experimental values and they matched with 85% accuracy.

2) "Optimization of Constrained Machining Parameters in Turning Operation Using Firefly Algorithm." - Journal of Applied Sciences (2012).

* Developed a technique to find optimum machining parameters for the desired performance measure in minimum production time and cost.

* Implemented FA in optimizing cutting speed, feed and depth of cut.

* Compared FA to other optimization algorithms; revealed that FA is 5% more effective than simulated annealing (SA) and 9.8% more effective than Nelder-Mead Simplex method (NMS).


* AutoCAD

* Pro-E/Creo

* Solid Works




* Minitab



* Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

* Statistical Process Control (SPC)

* GD&T (ASME Y14.5)

* Vendor Management

* Six Sigma

* Project Management

* 3D Printing (LOM)

* Lean Manufacturing

* Microsoft Office

Volunteering Experience:

1) CARE – Devils in Disguise. March 2015.

* Volunteered with CARE organization as a part of Arizona State University’s ‘Devils in Disguise’ forum.

* Developed a base for under-privileged children to help with their education.

* Implemented an education room with computers for interactive learning.

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