Maura F. Simonds
Highly adaptive, creative Mechanical Engineer who has significant experience with large scale manufacturing lean principles. A collaborative team member with exceptional written and verbal communications skills who takes initiative with a keen eye on efficiency.
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering University of Massachusetts Amherst
Mechanical Engineering Laboratories
Fluids and Heat Transfer
Physics (I and II)
Calculus (I II and III)
Statics, Dynamics, and System Dynamics
nIntroduction to Electrical Engineering
Probability and Statistics
Introduction to Material Science
Strength of Materials
Production Planning and Control
Design of Mechanical Assemblies
Statistical Quality Control
Quality Assurance Engineering Intern, Callaway Golf Ball Operations, Summer 2018 and 2019
●Was responsible for validating a new rubber process testing machine and determining a specification range for a measurement of compression for each product
●Analyzed production data from each shift in order to improve under preforming shifts
●Created a new material quality qualification method using the Rubber Process Analyzer that would drastically cut down product qualification time from 4 hours to 5 minutes.
●Ran pilots to test the accuracy of the proposed quality control plan and analyzed data to prove to upper management that the reduction of time would not result in a reduction of quality.
●Drafted a detailed project proposal to determine the root cause of a major quality issue and recommend solutions.
●Assisted the engineering department with general engineering assignments such as writing standard operating procedures, safety procedures, and capability studies.
●Applied 5S principles to the Quality Assurance laboratory to increase efficiency.
●Gained experience in a large-scale manufacturing environment that utilizes lean principles.
Introduction to Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2018
●Held weekly office hours to assist students with their lab assignments, which consisted of building various electrical circuits
●Graded students’ assignments
Climate Action Plan Fall 2015
●Analyzed the current environmental and economic impacts of the University of Massachusetts’ transportation fleet and compared the results to the data related to a selectively electrified fleet.
●Created a plan to selectively electrify part of the transportation fleet, which would result in the emissions of the transportation fleet being decreased by 64,000 pounds, as well as saving an average of $45,000 annually on fuel
Energy Extraction Device Fall 2015
●Designed a device with the goal of extracting as much energy as possible from the reaction between baking soda and vinegar
●Tested multiple designs to find the most efficient device
●Accounted for a strict budget when purchasing parts
●Drafted a bill of materials for the project
Electrical Engineering Car Demo Fall 2017
●Built a model car with a circuit to achieve various functions
●Wrote code for an Arduino Uno to operate the car
Sensata Pedal Design Project, Spring 2018
●Acted as team lead to design a brake pedal that met specifications assigned by the client
●Performed ANSYS analysis on the pedal design to determine where stress concentrations were and improve upon the design
●Fabricated the pedal and subjected the pedal to Instron testing to prove that it would withstand the Required Load
Carbon Fiber Assistive Grabbing Device, Spring 2019
●Designed and fabricated a carbon fiber assistive grabber targeted for an elderly market
●Included an arm cuff to the design that allowed the patient to lift more weight with the grabber without an increase in grip force
●Acted as team lead, responsible for time management, setting up meetings, ordering materials, contacting the customer, drafting technical reports and bill of materials that included fabrication costs and lead time costs
●Microsoft (Excel, Office, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project ), MATLAB, R, MiniTab, PTC Creo, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, ANSYS, experience with Rockwell hardness testing, Instron #4411 Testing Machine, and Rubber Process Analyzer
●Six Sigma Yellow Belt
●Society of Women Engineers – UMass Chapter