Senior Mechanical Engineer with 14 years of strong experience in product design, development, and project management working across oil, machinery and automotive industries. Extensive experience in using Inventor, SolidWorks, Pro Engineer, CATIA V5, and NX for 3D modeling and designing mechanical components and systems. Strong experience in linear/nonlinear static and dynamic FEA using ABAQUS, ANSYS and COSMOS. Knowledge of manufacturing processes like sheet metal, machining, injection molding, structural welding.
Proficient in FEA
New product introduction (NPI)
Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Stress and strain analysis
Hand stress calculations
Root cause analysis
Polymer and plastics
Injection molding techniques
Sheet metal electronic enclosures
Mechanical Engineer December 2011 to April 2016GMC Inc － Houston, TX
Managed all phases of the connector and tooling design process by reviewing and approving machine drawings utilizing GD&T, conducting design reviews, performing DFMEA and tolerance stack-up studies.
Supported product management/marketing department in technical evaluation of bids/proposals by evaluating scope of work, conducting preliminary design analysis, and getting budgetary quotes.
Developed and tested a mechanically coupled high pressure connector for ultra-deep water applications by leading a team of engineers and designers.
Achieved 30% cost reduction on connector test tooling and frame weldment assemblies by optimizing the design for no of parts and weight using structural analysis.
Developed handling and installation tooling for mechanical connector used for deep sea mining riser and lifting system by performing detailed design, FEA, sizing of hydraulic cylinders and piston/rod seals.
Contributed to the technology qualification of tendon connector for tension leg platform by performing FEA of connector designs, reviewing drawings, technical reports and participating in validation testing.
Reduced the number of parts from 12 to 6 in a hydraulic system designed for riser handling tooling by utilizing DFM guidelines.
Ensured that product designs meet API-RP-2T, API-RP-2RD, API-RP-1111, DNV-RP-C203, and ASME Division 2 Section VIII codes and standards.
Product Engineer February 2007 to November 2011Alliance Laundry Systems L.L.C － Ripon, WI
Achieved cost savings of $250K per year by leading a cross-functional team in the design, development and standardization of commercial washer-extractor machine steel welded frames using Pro-E, SolidWorks and ANSYS.
Generated cost savings of $71,500 per year by successfully piloting to production an out of balance load detection switch assembly used for meeting severe wash load requirements.
Developed pedestal style cast iron bearing housings across the product lines to improve bearing and seal life and optimized the designs for weight and machinability.
Achieved cost savings of $100K per year by developing, standardizing and optimizing the plate steel base frame weldment structures.
Reduced the installation costs by 30% for various extractor machines by developing concrete specifications and revising the installation manuals and procedures.
Improved the durability of door glass on front load washing machines by proposing changes to supplier manufacturing process, conducting thermal shock cycle testing and writing engineering change notice to document and validate the process change.
Developed in-house testing capability to measure foot force and cabinet accelerations on front load washing machines by sizing, procuring and installing load cells, accelerometers and DAQ system.
Reduced machine vibration and walking issues by redesigning and optimizing the shock and shock joint assembly resulting in reduced warranty and increased sales.
Senior Analysis Engineer May 2002 to February 2007Valeo Sylvania L.L.C － Seymour, IN
Developed automotive lighting components made of injection molded plastic parts utilizing NX, CATIA.
Improved the durability of automotive lighting components and assemblies by performing FEA for strength, stiffness and validated simulation results by conducting vibration tests.
Carried out CFD analysis of automotive lighting components for thermal management using Fluent, suggested alternative materials for cost savings and validated simulation results using thermocouples.
Supported program management on various lamp programs by performing analysis, conducting design reviews and DFMEA, reviewing drawings, and meeting PPAP requirements.
Ensured that the automotive lighting systems meet the FMVSS, SAEJ577 and OEM requirements by performing vibration thermal, and salt spray testing in collaboration with the lab/quality department.
Saved $100K per year by leading a team of 3 people in the design, development, feature optimization and implementation of light bulb shield by performing FEA, DFMEA, and prototype testing.
Resolved the warranty issues by leading a cross-functional team in the redesign and development of halogen bulb retainer ring by performing FEA, building prototype parts, designing test fixtures and conducting tests for torque requirements.
Achieved one time cost savings of $200K by designing and developing an all drive adjuster for various lamp programs to satisfy torque requirements.
Master of Science : Mechanical EngineeringTennessee Technological University － Cookeville, TN, US
Bachelor of Science : Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Pune － Pune, Maharashtra, India
Project Management Institute
FEA Software: ANSYS, ABAQUS, COSMOS
3D Solid Modeling Software: Inventor, SolidWorks, Pro Engineer, CATIA, NX