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Supply Chain Design Engineer

Westland, Michigan, United States
October 10, 2016

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Nitish Dwivedi 313-***-****

Fountain Park Apartments, Westland, MI-48185

SUMMARY: A Mechanical Design Engineer with experience in design, validation, testing and manufacturing process of sheet metal, plastic, machining and additive manufacturing (3D Printing) of components using SolidWorks and CATIA-V5. Background includes testing and validation by conducting functional, vibrational, and environmental unit testing using SolidWorks, Minitab-17 and camera alignment fixtures, VectorCANalyzer etc. Developed numerous Optical/Electrical/Mechanical/Pneumatic products based on Product/Process Development Process. Created PFMEA/DFMEA, PPAP, APQP, DV/PV Reports. Trained and Certified in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and completed MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering. Excellent communication and, leadership skills. Good at coordinating Cross Functional Team.

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a full time position as Mechanical design engineer.


Power Driven Workforce Dearborn, MI October, 2016-Present

Test Driver/Evaluator

PERCEPTRON, INC Plymouth, MI June, 2015- August, 2016

Mechanical Design Engineer (Hardware Development Engineer)

Conceptualized and designed a unique 3D target optical system (Electro-mechanical) used to gauge the accuracy of any component under environmental stress using SolidWorks.

Conducted Unit testing of electrical HLA which was used in Line Scan Sensor.

Designed a pneumatic actuator based device which supported Helix for inline manufacturing using SolidWorks.

Designed Validation & recalibration of CMM machines using system design documents and SolidWorks.

Designed foam based packaging for transfer of 3x2 ft. CMM calibration 10360B product.

Designed wire harness system for a Line Scan Sensor based on wiring diagram using SolidWorks based on electrical safety system.

Conducted wire harness routing and layout of the wiring system in Line Scan Sensor used for automotive assembly SolidWorks.

Supported and conducted validation testing for wiring harness related issues during prototype and NPI phase using CANalyzer.

Released detailed drawing, ECR /ECO, BOM using EPICOR system (software).

Designed universal camera alignment assembly for alignment of camera in scanning sensors for various products using SolidWorks.

Conceptualized and designed Scanner Laser and camera focus alignment assembly to eliminate variation between assemblies.

Designed, Released and Conducted validation of components using 3D printing.

Hands-on experience in creating test plans for validation of various products and creating DV/PR Reports.

Hands on experience in making test validation plan, requirements, calibrating a customized sensor based meteorological machine.

Improved accuracy of Optical/Mechanical product by 20% using DMAIC and Ishikawa quality tools.

Initiated new process for reduced time between ‘designs to production’ by defining product specification to address V.O.C documentation using the Teamwork.

Lead product validation/testing/quality assurance process for new, customized and revised products.

Conducted Design reviews, prepared engineering calculations, detailed drawings, assembly, APQP, PPAP, technical manuals, processing sheets, and assembly layouts.

Developed test plan and conducted the Vibration Test, Thermal Test, Resistance Test and Drop Test for sensors (Line Scan) and created DPV&R. Tools Used: Vibration Table, Oscilloscope, multi-meter, thermocouple.

Developed tools for improving the accuracy of product in Environmental Chamber (Thermal Chamber) by 20%. Lean Manufacturing Initiative.

Involved in supplier development related to process capability and cost-cutting measures for various projects. Developed Cost-Matrix.


Research Assistant

Worked on Sustainable Supply Chain Model using Game Theory.

Developed mathematical models from Game Theory and DOE principles to test the Sustainable Supply Chain Models.

Optimized a mathematical model to reduce carbon footprint in supply chain.

FSAE- India March-April, 2012

Designed external body chassis for Formula SAE Car using CATIA-V5.

Conducted load Analysis and Thermal Analysis using ANSYS.


CAD Tools: SolidWorks, CATIA-V5, SolidWorks Simulation, ANSYS 17.0

Diploma in Product Design, CADD CENTER, Greater Noida, India

Manufacturing Tools: Design for Assembly, Design for Manufacturing, GD&T

Quality Tools: Six Sigma, 8D, SPC, Quality Tools, DFSS, DPV&R, DFMEA, PFMEA and FMEA, PPAP, APQP

Electrical Tools: VectorCAN tools (CANalyzer), Matlab-17.

Programs: MS Office and ERP


MS, Manufacturing Systems Engineering, August, 2016

University of Michigan-Dearborn, MI

Bachelors of Technology, Mechanical Engineering August, 2013

Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, India


AUTO ASSEMBLY SYSTEMS: Optimized Manufacturing assembly process for a FORD Headlight Assembly.

Used Boothroyd Dewherst method and Kilbridge wester method for DFA, DFM and DFD analysis.

Redesigned the assembly based on geographic location and economic impact of the design, conducted part standardization, part elimination, BOM was performed on the part and the proposed redesign of components in CATIA-V5.

New proposed design of the components resulted in savings of and line balancing efficiency of

Tools Used: CatiaV5, DFA, DFM, Kilbridge Boothroyd Dewherst method.


Conducted Quality Function Deployment to assess Customer needs and conducted Benchmarking of similar vehicles based on various attributes to assess Driver seat, steering wheel, pedals.

Conducted Occupant package design using SAE Standards (J1100, J826, J1517, J4004, J941, J1050, J287)

Conducted Interference diagram for the Car driver seat and the mechanical component involved for Rear Wheels and Suspension System.

Designed conceptual car based on principles of packaging, AAM driver distraction guidelines and customer feedback, using CATIA V5.

Drew statistical conclusions based on user feedback and redesigned driver seat chunk using SAE standards, anthropometric data suitable for 5th female -95th percentile male to provide best design for Car Driver seat.

Tools Used: CATIAv5, SAE Standards, QFD and Vehicle ergonomic principles, AAM Driver distraction guidelines, Car Driver Seat ergonomics, Anthropometric data


Led Solar Cell based Sustainable Product, Product and Process Development May-June, 2016

Conceptualized, Developed, Designed Electro-Mechanical product based on DFM and DFA principles, developed BOM.

Developed, cost matrix, Product Benchmark, translated V.O.C to product specification, and product packaging.

Design, Development and Flight Testing of Micro Thrust, March-August, 2012

Rocket Motor for Deep Space Satellite Propulsion System

Designed and developed Propulsion system using AutoCAD of Rocket Motor.

Conducted Calculations for defining the parameters of the Motor nozzle.

Case Study of Defining Parameters for Process Selection and Product Selection September-December, 2014

Conducted case study for a material and process selection for heavy duty engine cylinder head.

Studied material and process selection methodology for manufacturing.


In the International Spotlight: Dubai, (Global Operational Management) January-April, 2015

Developed a report to understand the scope of business development based on national Laws, international treaties, geography, supply chain and natural resources.

The Evolution Dell’s Supply Chain Management August-December, 2014

Studied the development of JIT and customized products through DELL supply chain


Developing Robust Design for Painted Surface of Cars August-December, 2014

Developed robust design by determining the factors affecting the painted surfaces by using ANOVA (Minitab) and determined the key factors that impacted the painted surface.


President of SME, University of Michigan-Dearborn Chapter, 2015.

Student Head of Placement and Training Office in GNIOT (India), 2012

Offered Full-Time work opportunity after first six months of internship at PERCEPTRON

Certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Professional by Six Sigma Global Institute.

Professional Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineering.

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