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Entry Level Mechanical Engineer - Product Design & 3D modeling

Huntington Woods, Michigan, 48070, United States
March 16, 2011

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Eric R.

Western Michigan University

Lee Honors College

GPA: 3.57

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Minor in Mathematics

December 2010

Computer Skills:

SolidWorks, Pro/E, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, ALGOR, LabVIEW, MathCAD, and C Programming


GTAW of aluminum

GTAW, SMAW, & OAW of steel


Machine/Product Design - Machine Design 2, Advanced Product Design, & Senior Design projects

Experimental Solid Mechanics - Studied topics including crack growth, cyclic fatigue, and basic material property testing

Engineering Experience:

Automobile Mass Distribution Analyzer - Senior Design Project Team Leader - Fall 2010

Made design changes based on FEA results, prototype performance, and trade-off curves

Derived formulas to be used in determining vehicle CG location and yaw/roll moments of inertia

Performed most of the GTA welding required and helped with milling/cutting

Car Door Support Structure for Machine Design II - 10/09

Measured existing car door and accurately surface-modeled in SolidWorks and ALGOR

Optimized structure for buckling, deflection, and natural frequency limits for a minimum weight

Work Experience:

John E. Green Company - Fire Watch / Office Assistant

6/10 to 8/10 - Detroit, MI

Ensured proper safety precautions were taken on the Marathon Oil Refinery job site

Created and maintained Excel spreadsheet for all instrumentation in expansion project (DHOUP) scope

Assisted General Foreman with time sheets, inventory management, & special order procurement

Located missing pipe sections or hardware on-site based on isometric drawings

Continental Bike Shop - Bicycle Technician

Summer 2007 and 2008 - Hazel Park, MI

Built and repaired mountain, road, and recumbent bicycles

Communicated with customers to properly diagnose problems and create work orders

Compiled work reports and performed sales, packaging, receiving, and restocking tasks


Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society – Fall 2010 to present

WMU SAE Formula 1 Team - Suspension Team Member - Fall 2008

WMU Bronco Marching Band - Trumpet Player - Fall 2006 and 2007

WMU Basketball Pep Band - Trumpet Player – Spring 2007

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