design and release engineer resume example with 7+ years of experience

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Professional Summary
BSME degreed engineer with three years of hands-on experience in product development in the automotive industry *Highly motivated individual proficient in MS Office, effective communication and problem-solving skills, and efficient in program management. Results-oriented Mechanical Engineer with a hands-on approach to tackling projects and accomplishing goals.
  • Quick learner
  • Technical problem-solving
  • Works well in diverse team environment
  • Project management
  • Multidisciplinary exposure
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Statistical analysis
  • Strong communication skills
Michigan State University East Lansing, Michigan Expected in May 2014 Bachelor of Science : Mechanical Engineering - GPA :
Work History
Esg - Design and Release Engineer
Farmington Hills, MI, 05/2014 - Current
  • Product Development Fastener Engineer in Global Engines.
  • Project Manager for all fasteners on the 2.7L and 3.0L V6 Engines.
  • Perform worst case statistical joint stackups and collaborate with component and design engineers to design new fasteners.
  • Release new fasteners and fastener design changes by issuing concerns for the engine plant along with alerts for line trials.
  • Perform torque development testing at the fastener lab for new fasteners and new components.
  • Designed a new fastener for the water pump pulley hub; validated fastener at the lab and developed a torque spec.
  • Perform torque testing at the fastener lab to root cause and problem solve fastener and component design issues.
  • Utilize root cause analysis and problem solving to cross-collaborate with component, system and plant engineers as well as supplier engineers to solve design and plant assembly issues.
  • Collaborated with seven other engineers to design a new Pre-Assembled Cam Cover Bolt and Sleeve Assembly due to a component failure; tested and validated design at the lab.
  • Determined various cost reduction ideas (remove fastener washers, resource bolt to new suppliers, change head designs) that helped FORD save over $100,000 per year on the 2.7L and 3.0L Engines.
  • Collaborate with fastener suppliers regarding feasibility and manufacturability of new fastener designs.
  • Cross-functional collaboration with engine fastener purchasing and suppliers to source new bolts for use at the engine plant.
  • Collaborate with component and system engineers as well as CAD designers to help component engineers create adequate designs for new components.
  • Support and meet program objectives and deadlines along with supporting prototype engine builds.
  • Perform fastener communization studies across the same engine along with other engines at the same assembly plants to prevent bolt mix-ups and reduce cycle time along with poka-yoking fasteners to prevent fastener mix-ups.
  • Worked independently with minimal direction.

Kratos Defense And Security - Engineering Intern
Fort Walton Beach, FL, 04/2013 - 07/2013
  • Project manager in a group of two for vehicle headlamp aiming wall system that quickly and accurately aimed headlamps.
  • Went about this project by designing the system from the ground up.
  • Data analysis was performed to ensure aiming wall provided optimum results during testing.
  • The outcome of the project was to use the aiming wall system for in-house testing and customer presentations.
  • Project manager in a group of ten for global company-wide study involving the efficiency of metalizer machines across regions.
  • Tasked with communicating and coordinating with colleagues in other regions of the world to complete testing.
  • Scheduled weekly meetings, provided periodic updates and presentations to management and made kits for testing to go to other regions.
  • Goal of the project was to determine if company-wide design tactics needed to change.
  • Utilized communication skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis and presentation skills.

Nissan - Body and Chassis Test Group Intern
City, STATE, 04/2012 - 07/2012
  • Project manager in a group of five for summer long project comparing door closing speed vs.
  • energy, which tested and simulated customer behavior.
  • Study was completed by managing and scheduling test dates including scheduling test vehicles for use and recording data.
  • Data was analyzed and organized to determine that customers close doors with constant speed and adjust their energy based on the constant speed.
  • Assisted design team on a quality issue involving a door handle that became defective over time as dust sticks to the inside mechanism.
  • After analyzing the data and using root cause analysis, proposed a solution to cut material off the mechanism that stuck, which solved the problem that was supported by test results.
  • Critical Skills Used

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School Attended

  • Michigan State University

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  • Design and Release Engineer
  • Engineering Intern
  • Body and Chassis Test Group Intern


  • Bachelor of Science

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