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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Atlanta, GA
December 11, 2019

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Randy Chu


Atlanta, GA


Mechanical Engineering professional with 10+ years of experience to include project management, engineering consulting, internal auditing, systems testing, technical design assessment/reviews and cost analysis

Proven ability to lead & manage complex projects to completion in collaboration with cross-functional teams

Self-motivated team leader with strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills

Specializes in assessment of mechanical systems and equipment repair/maintenance projects onboard US Navy nuclear submarines

Strong planning, prioritization and organizational skills, with the ability to meet deadlines & handle shifting priorities

Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to work in challenging, fast-paced environment on multiple projects

Served as the Associate Director for a non-profit organization for Our Lady of Hope, Diocese of St. Augustine

Assisted the Director in developing long term strategies for expansion including ongoing needs assessment, and training of new members

Highly dedicated Church Missionary with a strong spiritual service record and an extraordinary work ethic


Our Lady of Hope, Diocese of St. Augustine St. Augustine, FL

Associate Director, Non-Profit Organization October 2016 – November 2019

Served as Head of the missionary members and supervised service programs and daily operations of the organization

Onboarded and trained new members to efficiently execute on service projects

Served as an advisor for the director and provided guidance on budgeting and financial allocations to support the organization

Prepared testimonials and presented to 300+ person audiences to educate the broader community about the mission of the Church and bring awareness to the Diocese

Led and managed relationships with city officials, inspectors, and maintenance crews to complete new construction projects on the property

General Dynamics – NASSCO San Diego, CA

Senior Mechanical Engineer August 2015 – November 2015

Served as Lead Engineer to assist in preparing estimates, bids, and proposals to support mechanical work on amphibious assault ships, LHD/LHA(R), in accordance with US Navy requirements

Reviewed and approved technical CAD drawings for lifting appliances including cranes, davits, and hoists onboard various ships to ensure compliance with ship specifications serving as the technical authority

Analyzed requirements from the vendor and determined the necessary equipment to support production work in accordance with ship specifications, manuals, and drawings

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Houston, TX

Technical Manager Jan 2015 – May 2015

Developed and maintained the ABS Guide for Certification of Cargo Containers to ensure vendor complies with local laws and regulations prior to fabrication

Represented ABS in industry conferences as the technical authority and subject matter expert for shipping container regulations

Developed a database and inventory of shipping container requirements for specific use, contents, and locations for vendors to ensure containers are built specifications

Managed offshore container design approvals for new construction and revisions to existing designs

Executed on the department’s marketing strategy and led business development presentations to shipping container owners, fabricators, and vendors to utilize ABS certification guides

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Houston, TX

Mechanical Engineer May 2013 – Jan 2015

Performed detailed engineering design reviews of lifting appliances to ensure compliance with applicable ABS Rules and other regulatory and contractual requirements

Performed structural strength/fatigue assessments utilizing propriety in-house software

Managed client relationships and reviewed and approved drawings to meet ABS specifications

Managed and triaged ships’ discrepancies with ABS specification and provided troubleshooting procedures to field surveyors to correct discrepant conditions

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Portsmouth, VA

Senior Lead Mechanical Engineer June 2006 – July 2012

Obtained Department of Defense (DoD) Secret Clearance

Served as the technical expert and provided instructions to support the disassembly, reassembly and repair of various components including valves, pumps, heat exchangers, and condensers

Provided test procedures and engineering support to ensure the proper use and installation of mechanical components to support production work

Analyzed test data to provide report summary, technical feedback and ideas for improvement of mechanical components

Manage the collection, interpretation and reporting of analytical data for projects within the Ship Engineering Department, ensuring internal and Navsea guidelines requirements are met

Developed the design and procedures for the fabrication and installation of HVAC system mechanical components including ventilation and piping system designs, working cross-functionally with inside and outside machine shops

Conducted shipboard visual inspections and testing to identify discrepancies on U.S. Navy nuclear submarines

Developed business case to justify funding needs for the replacements or overhaul of mechanical system components

Served as the sole mechanical engineer for off-site projects and created work packages to support the training of the U.S. Navy on prototype submarines (MTS-626 and MTS-635) including proper plant startup procedures and operations of various systems components

Provided waterfront mechanical engineering support on the USS TENNESSEE, USS BOISE, USS ALASKA, USS CHARLOTTE and USS SCRANTON including deck plate assistance to resolve problematic operations to avoid delays in project schedule

EDUCATION Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech) Blacksburg, VA

B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics Minor

Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 Graduation: May 2006


Microsoft Office, Minitab, MATLAB, Mathcad, IBM PC/Mainframe, LabVIEW, Mechanical Desktop, AutoCAD

ABS Certified for the review of Cranes, Structural Cargo Gear and Platform Base Containers, 2013

Qualified in Norfolk Naval Shipyard Level I, Steam Plant Cleanliness, Radiation Control and Submarine Safety programs

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