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Mechanical Engineer

Location:
Blaine, Minnesota, 55434, United States
Salary:
OPEN
Posted:
March 02, 2011

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CUONG TRAN

***** *** ****** **

BLAINE, MN *****

Home Phone: (763) ***-****

Email: qez5fo@r.postjobfree.com

OBJECTIVE:

A challenging and rewarding career as an Engineer utilizing skills in components testing, analysis and conceptual design, and integration of automation systems.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:

Demonstrated skills in engineering environments combined with over 10 years of experience in conceptual design utilizing ProE WildFire (assemble, drawing, surfacing), sheetmetal, plastic housing, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 1994

Bradley University, Peoria, IL 61625.

Status: US Citizen.

EXPERIENCE:

Mechanical Engineer (December 2004 – Present)

Caterpillar, Inc., Brooklyne Park, MN

• Responsibilities included core engine thermal heat transfer, sheetmetal fabrication, weldments, machine casting, and component design and dtail drawing utilizing ProE Wildfire, validation and release of product to meet system cost, weight and reliability targets.

• Performed fluid lines hydraulic system conceptual design, evaluating and recommending changes, and validating designs with on going development of Large Wheel Loader.

• Performed engineering conceptual design, layout, tolerance stack ups, detail drawings, and assembly tasks on diesel engine Platforms.

• Verified core engine design integrity, hydraulic systems, and releasing Engineering Change Notice.

• Concept layout diesel engine exhaust system, heat transfers, and vehicle interface.

Mechanical Design Engineer (May 2001 – November 2004)

Whirlpool, Nashville, TN

• Provided technical, engineering, and production support at Whirlpool Built in Refrigerator.

• Coordinated and evaluated pre-pilot, pilot, and trial run process and results.

• Performed redesign of evaporator and air compressor specs,

• Verified design integrity, generating and released Engineering Change Notice.

• Generated instruction and detail drawings for manufacturing.

Mechanical Engineer (February 1999 - April 2001)

Motorola, Inc., Schaumburg, IL

• Assumed responsibility to ensure Proto-Certification for VCAM digital camera.

• Coordinated material sourcing activities to ensure mechanical components availability and supported Production Ramp activities for VCAM.

• Provided technical and engineering design support for VCAM digital camera.

• Utilized extensive knowledge of plastic injection molding and design process.

• Performed conceptual design on various phone components and verified the design integrity.

• Interacted with vendors, manufacturing, and other Motorola engineers to improve on the conceptual design; utilized ProE and dedicated FEA software.

• Evaluated electrical circuit and mechanical properties. Designed proto-type and production test fixture.

Mechanical Engineer (August 1994 - January 1999)

Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, IL

• Performed finite element structural analysis and tolerance stack-ups.

• Evaluated engineering conceptual designs, built skeleton and top-down models on large assemblies, weldments and sub-weldments involving sheetmetal plate.

• Managed Caterpillar databases by utilizing IDEAS, Nastran, PDM, Pro-sheetmetal, Pro-casting, and Pro-surfacing.

• Performed quality control on Caterpillar diesel engines.

ACTIVITIES:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-conditioning Engineers.



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