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Mechanical Engineer

Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
January 17, 2017

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Mechanical engineer seeking a full-time engineering position.


CALVIN COLLEGE – Grand Rapids, Michigan Sept. 2012 – May 2016

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, International Mechanical Engineering Concentration

Engr GPA: 3.7/4.0 Overall GPA: 3.6/4.0

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN – Berlin, Germany July – August 2014

Course work in engineering, German language, and culture


INTERNSHIP: ZF TRW – Koblenz, Germany May – August 2015

- Worked with engineers on special tests, such as determining spring retraction force after braking, determining the force required to overcome slippage of a piston, and finding the knockback of a brake

- Observed how American companies work internationally and the communication needed for a Tier 1 automotive supplier to prosper; learned how standards differ in Europe and the United States

- Helped design testing methods to confirm brake capabilities

- Supported the manufacturing engineers by contributing to team effort and helped clarify specifications

ASSISTANT FARM MANAGER: Jensen Farms – Tiskilwa, Illinois 2005 – 2012

- Developed innovative designs on the farm including a feed shed system that eliminated two conveyors and one auger, which reduced feed time by 25%

- Assisted in planting, nurturing, and harvesting 1600 acres of crops (corn, soybeans, wheat)

- Ran day-to-day operations including construction jobs and feeding 600 cattle morning and night

- Operated large machinery – tractors, skid steers, lifts

- Taught to be efficient in every task and to plan ahead

SENIOR DESIGN PROJECT: Calvin College – Grand Rapids, Michigan 2015 – 2016

Design of a thermoelectrically-cooled prosthetic leg to automatically provide comfort to the user during exercise for 1.5 hours by removing excess heat with Peltier coolers in a custom-made socket

- Developed a brand new idea to help amputees reduce sweat and discomfort in prosthetic sockets

- Designed the 3D-printed battery cases attached to the prosthetic leg in 3D CAD

- Integrated cooling modules within carbon fiber layers while hiding approximately 90% of the wires

- Confirmed the system’s capabilities through modeling and testing

- Manufactured the test socket and evaluated the final system to meet all requirements for performance

- Designed a web page that provided documentation and explained the project

- Worked closely with the electrical engineer to integrate solutions of mechanical and electrical systems

COMPUTER: AutoCAD, Adobe Dreamweaver, EES, Inventor, LoggerPro, MathCAD, MATLAB, Microsoft Office, PSpice, Python, Quartus, RSLogix500, RStudio, Simulation Mechanical, SolidWorks, Visio


Business and Engineering in China Interim January 2015

- Three weeks of travel visiting many American and Chinese businesses

- Learned from executives how to eliminate waste and boost productivity in factories

- Experienced the role of culture in international business affairs

References available upon request

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