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Mechanical Engineering Engineer

Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Posted:
October 18, 2016

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David L. Smith

acw4lt@r.postjobfree.com 502-***-****

Work Experience:

Dow Corning Corporation, Carrollton, Kentucky – Reliability Engineer 2015 - Present

• Drove improvements to decrease unexpected downtime and increase overall safety in continuous and batch finishing area for silicone fluid manufacturing

• Supported short and long term maintenance activities by initiating and coordinating workflows for over 40 Process Change Requests (PCRs) including:

o Design and implementation of spill detection system for sonolator O-ring leaks o Upgrade material of construction for vacuum pump seal fluid components o Identifying an alternative catalyst support material providing $50k in annual cost savings o Mitigation of scaling issues in plate and frame heat exchangers o Process design project to increase capacity for high viscosity 200 fluid process

• Updated over-pressure protection systems and corresponding calculations throughout the site

• Identified, analyzed, and resolved manufacturing process issues using Lean Six Sigma methods

• Investigated reliability incidents using Root Cause Analysis techniques University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky - Research and Teaching Assistant 2014 - 2015

• Mechanical Engineering Gas Surface Interactions Lab

• Conducted research on heat shield modeling for atmospheric entry using numerical methods

• Published two American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics research papers in collaboration with NASA Ames Research Center Aerothermodynamics Branch NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California - Engineering Intern 2014

• Performed test data reduction and analysis on MSL Entry, Decent, and Landing Instrumentation Suite

• Quantified the accuracy of ablator response modeling tool for a thermal protection system material by comparing experimental test results with numerical simulation solutions

• Developed hypothesis for the cause of a temperature response characteristic within the thermal protection material

3M Ceradyne, Lexington, Kentucky – Mechanical Engineering Intern 2012 - 2014

• Developed ceramic, hydrodynamic bearings for directional drilling and steam-assisted gravity drainage applications

• Created an automated inspection process which decreased inspection time by 40% and improved product quality with part tracking and data collection system

• Designed and implemented apparatus to decrease bearings disassembly time and increase efficiency

• Designed experiments for bearing test rig, operated tests, and analyzed test results

• Developed concepts which significantly improved thrust load capacity on patented bearing design Computer Skills:

Enterprise Resource Planning - SAP

CAD - Autodesk Inventor, Pro/Engineer, ANSYS

Excel, PowerPoint, Visual Basic

PI ProcessBook, National Instruments LabVIEW

MATLAB

Linux, LaTeX, C++

Leadership, Activities, and Honors:

President - Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society 2013 - 2014

• Organized over thirty chapter projects and events including volunteering, tutoring, fundraising, STEM education, alumni and initiation events, social projects, and non-technical skills workshops Cummins Design Award for Best Senior Design Group 2014 Engineering Leadership Course - University of Kentucky 2014 Student Representative - Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Studies Committee 2012 - 2013 Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout 2008

Education:

University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

BS in Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude 2014 BS in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude 2014

Graduate Studies in Mechanical Engineering 2015



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