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.
Works well in diverse team environment
Microsoft Office Suite
Strong communication skills
Design and Release Engineer, 06/2014 to Current Ford Motor Company – Dearborn, MI
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.
Engineering Intern, 05/2013 to 08/2013 Varroc Lighting Systems – Plymouth, MI
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.
Body and Chassis Test Group Intern, 05/2012 to 08/2012 Nissan – Farmington Hills, MI
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
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering, May 2014 Michigan State University - East Lansing, Michigan