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Mechanical Engineering Product Development

San Rafael, California, 94903, United States
October 02, 2016

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Thomas H. Holt

Permanent: **** Idylberry Rd., San Rafael CA 94903

Campus: 526.5 Landfair Ave, Los Angeles CA 90024

415-***-**** /

Objective __

Seeking to further knowledge and skills in the fields of engineering and business through an engaging, hands-on entry-level position with a company that possesses an innovative, dynamic mission and work environment Education __

University of California Los Angeles, Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Grad. Date: December 2016 B.S. in Mechanical Engineering --- GPA: 3.06

Technical Skills __

CAD using SolidWorks

Machining experience

Finite Element Analysis using SolidWorks


Microsoft Office


Work Experience

Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems – Technical Intern on James Webb Space Telescope Program July 2015 – Sept. 2015

Successful coordination of shipment of sensitive hardware deliverable to NASA Redondo Beach, California

Served as Responsible Mechanical Test Engineer during build of deliverable subsystem in cleanroom environment

Coordinated build of deliverable subsystem hardware (estimated value of $250,000) between 3 separate teams

Improved build efficiency by roughly 15% (cut 1 of 6 days out of 2 month build phase) by making multiple processes operate simultaneously

Authored two dozen concise integration procedures for deliverable hardware Kurdy Motors, LLC – Engineering Intern creating novel electric automotive systems June 2016 – Present

Assembled concise and effective pitch deck to be presented to investors Los Angeles, California

Developed and wrote full business plan detailing business strategy, financial projections, and market analysis

Created and managed company website with multiple pages utilizing various media forms

Assembled key design requirements to be met by product development in creating electric automotive systems

Sought out venture capital to fund product development Visionary Medical Group, LLC –Engineering Intern creating novel Glaucoma screening device June 2016 - Present

CAD drafting of medical device prototypes Los Angeles, California

Rapid prototyping of medical device concept iterations utilizing 3D printing resources

Sought out venture capital to fund product development Related Projects & Experience

Hyperloop Club at UCLA, Co-Founder September 2015 – Present

Design of a functioning Hyperloop Pod, capable of levitation using Halbach Arrays, speeds exceeding 60 m/s, maintaining near constant cruise speed, and braking to a stop in 2.3 seconds using eddy currents, to be entered in SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod Competition

Led the chassis team (10 members) tasked with braking and stability mechanisms, chassis design, and integration

Collaborated with a team of fifty students of all experience and skill levels on six subsystems

Ensured adhesion to tight competition schedule by facilitating and guiding progress to meet milestone goals

Creation and analysis of CAD models of various assemblies using SolidWorks and COMSOL software to assess and design for structural and dynamic performance

Assembled and delivered a 63 slide holistic design presentation to a panel of SpaceX judges and potential sponsors

Selected as one of 123 teams to compete at Design Weekend out of more than 1200 applicants HSSEAS Mechanical Engineering Capstone Project – Autonomous Robot Construction January 2016 – June 2016

Design and build of a robot capable of autonomous navigation through a track, launch of a golf ball, and return to starting position with only a single button input, through collaboration with a group of three other students

Programmed robot functions via LabView and configured necessary hardware including sensors and motors

Analyzed drive, launch, and power systems to reach predetermined design goals Extracurricular/Interests

Sigma Nu National Fraternity September 2012 - Present UCLA Ski and Snowboard Team – Giant Slalom Nationals Qualifier December 2013 – Present Study Abroad at the University of Auckland, New Zealand February 2015 – July 2015 Other interests include: Backpacking, travelling, rock climbing, music, scuba diving, guitar, and photography

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