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Mechanical/ Industrial Engineer

Southfield, Michigan, United States
January 16, 2017

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Vivek Reddy Ambati



Product development; CCG; Root Cause Analysis; GD&T; DMAIC problem solving techniques; Lean manufacturing; Solid works; Design of Experiments; Project management; Production and Labor planning; 8D; Mechanical testing; DFA; DFM; Crash Testing; Vehicle powertrain testing; Logistics (3PL); Concept Sketching; Ergonomic assessments; Injection molding; 3D printing; CAD, CAE tools;


Kettering University, Flint, MI.

Masters of Science in Engineering – 2016, GPA-3.5

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India.

Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering – 2014, GPA-3.7


Assistant Project Engineer, INDU Projects Ltd, Kphb13 Hyderabad, India 04/2014 – 09/2014

•Played a key role in design, implementation, execution, technical clarification for modification for Interiors.

•Coordinated with supervisors in Labor planning, training and managing 50 plus labor (per shift) on standard operating procedures, Jidoka and work flow analysis

•Forecasted workload and crew size based on the numbers and productivity report for the future workload.

•Implemented standard working procedures and controls to ensure quality and safety compliance (ISO 9001). Support for coordinating action items related to internal and external quality concerns.

•Measured and Monitored the Third-party logistics companies (3PL), Supplier performance for quality product in work site.

•Understanding customer requirement and providing technical supports to customers, cost estimation, coordinating between customer and execution team for timely response.

•Preparing & Maintaining Material, Cost and Time Estimate Reports and reviewing the same with upper Management.

•Attended the meetings with clients and evaluated the appropriate quotation and fulfilled the required specifications as per customer’s satisfaction

•Applied lean concepts like 5S, Work Standardization to reduce the waste in work site.

Engineering Intern, Bharath Dynamics Ltd, Hyderabad, India. 07/2013 – 12/2013

•Responsible for designing the IC Casing using AutoCAD software considering fits & tolerances with respect to ISO standards.

•Utilized CAE tools to carry out structural analysis on various components, Developed Bill of materials(BOM), conducted Failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) to find out the failure of assembled missile and individual parts in various operating/ storage conditions.

•Implemented Kanban charts for continues process flow and to meet the product delivery deadlines, applied lean manufacturing and 5S concepts for continuous improvement.

•Inspected all parts for quality related to surface defects, dimensional non conformities to follow PPAP.

•Created reports for non-conforming units and coordinated with other departments to reduce non-conformities

•Supervised the materials from each machine till the dispatch of finished products, enforced Quality Operating System to track the daily scrap trend and also used Pareto Analysis to identify drivers in the machining processes.

•Supported new and existing programs, equipment selection, evaluation and establishing processes and implementing corrective actions.

Academic Experience

Industrial product design - Independent project, Kettering University, Flint MI. 04/2016– 08/2016

Research/ Design of Consumer goods

•Implemented creative concept generation tools to develop functional specifications of home appliances (Vacuum cleaner, Vegetable cutter) to provide needed product function to the customer.

•Developed new concept sketches for initial and final Ideas, made samples by hand, 3D printing and material research, processes for market requirements.

•Worked on New product selection matrix and concept generation sessions to select effective mechanism, measurement of functionality, BOM and improved the design by 88% to obtain Minimal Part count(TMP) of 6 (earlier 49 parts).

•Considered sustainable design, recent trends, tools used to evaluate the impact on the environment.

•Implemented Break-Even analysis to calculate and examine the margin of safety and associated costs.

•Developed Process plan for Manufacturing (71% reduction in primary processes) and Assembly Routing Sheets for injection molding components to reduce its cycle time from 330.68 to 23.88.s (93% reduction), Material reduction of 50% and sub-assemblies by 100% for New Design.

•Performed industrial ergonomic assessments and applied ergonomic principles to develop solutions. Designed cutter to satisfy Ergonomics, Aesthetics and Design for sustainability

Graduate Student, Kettering University, Flint MI. 10/2014 – 03/2016

•Calculated effects of crash on child because of seat belt slacking in a booster seat, ease of reaching the LATCH under the seat. Level of injury is calculated through Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS)

•Calculated HIC36 (Head), Nij (neck) and chest G’s on a frontal crash of simulation and live crash test; analyzed effects of impact on HYBRID III. (FMVSS)

•Designed Child ATD using Working model software for simulation. Extracted load cell data and conducted analysis in comparison with simulation data.

•Installed high speed camera to capture 1000fps footage and calculated pre/post impact speed of the bullet and target sled using TEMA software to sense frame by frame pin points.

•Static, Dynamic and Thermal analyses are done on the assembly of piston, connecting rod and crankshaft. Meshing - Hypermesh. The Finite Element Analysis in Ansys.

•Designing and evaluating various possible combinations of Gear & Axle Ratios and Tire sizes based on available Engine data.

•Developed models for choosing transmission ratio, final drive ratio to validate with Road Load forces. Conducted course down test, wind tunnel test in order to calculate coefficient of drag and lift.

•Experience with OBD 2 devices like ELM327 and Blue Driver. Acquired data like Engine RPM, Mass flow rate of Fuel and Air, Oxygen level, Engine Temperature and Boost pressure.

Student Manager/ Graduate Assistant, Kettering University, Flint MI. 01/2015 – 03/2016 Student Manager for Kettering Innovation Quest

•Providing administrative support, managing inventory, Conducting weekly events of Kettering Innovation Quest

•Create and maintain reports pertaining to campaign and event data.

•Maintaining, Advertising in Social Media, University Media regarding the events and Kettering Innovation Quest

Assistant for the Director of Institutional Effectiveness

•Conducted survey and prepared reports on student demographics, professor rating, Issues in academics.

•Analysis on graduation rate, retention rate, employment and graduate school admissions data in USA.


ANSYS, LS DYNA, CATIA V5, AutoCAD, Creo, Solidworks, Matlab, TEMA, Working Model, MS office, CarSIM, Photoshop CS6, Illustrator, Microsoft office.


•Diploma in Product Development

•Diploma in Industrial Design - Color Theory (Effect of color on products)

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