nvh technical specialist resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Objective Summary

Detail-oriented, results-driven mechanical engineer & leader with 7 years of experience in technical project management, customer engineering, noise-vibration simulation, and experimental testing within a fast-paced environment. People-focused professional with advanced skills in creative problem solving, laboratory relations, and analytical skills with the ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms. Highly motivated to utilize cross-functional leadership skills to impact a technology-drive organization through a hands-on management role.

Skills & Core Strengths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Project Management
  • Experiments & Testing
  • System Design
  • Design Reviews
  • Presentation Skills
  • Laboratory Management
  • Written Communication
  • Verbal Communication
Professional Experience
09/2016 to Current
NVH Technical Specialist Carthage College Chicago, WI,
  • Lead noise testing, data analysis, and risk assessment of 2.8L-15L diesel engines within semi-anechoic test cell.
  • Collaborate with lab to acquire & analyze data involving multiple microphones, accelerometers, magnetic pickups, and various transducers for pressure and temperature.
  • Facilitate product management by conducting tests on multiple product lines, utilizing statistical data analysis, and ensuring customer expectations & regulations standards are met.
  • Coordinate vibration & harshness vehicle testing for cross-functional projects including pass by noise, vehicle benchmarking, and skip fire pattern assessment for cylinder deactivation.
  • Developed tool for analytical design & validation to better evaluate random vibration of electronic control modules through modal analysis, including random vibration modules on ANSYS workbench, resulting in boosted productivity and reduced expenses.
  • Orchestrated software development & validation phases of ECM Ground Noise Test Analyzer (EGN) & Customer Engineering Vibration Analyzer (CEVA) by fulfilling customer project requirements.
  • Oversaw facility improvement capital project execution by installing upgraded vehicle lift, building ADA-compliant restroom, and staying under $152K budget.
  • Partner with lab customers to prioritize project plans, form schedules for upcoming tests, and outline strategic planning to adhere to protocols.
  • Achieve 95% on-time delivery percentage by streamlining test schedules, responding to customer inquiries, and optimizing process workflows & activities.
  • Administered tools for enhanced lab workflow & data quality by driving continuous improvement for work order system, standard test plan templates, and Power BI engine performance data visualization, specifications, and maintenance.
06/2014 to 09/2016
System Dynamics Simulation Engineer Cummins, Inc City, STATE,
  • Spearheaded the development, design, verification, and optimization of vehicle level system dynamic model to accurately assess semi-truck frame durability.
  • Maintained model to consistently predict high-stress hot spots and add maneuverability & reliability across multiple surfaces and speeds.
  • Provided key insights in quality assurance reviews for engine installations by serving as subject matter expert on engine mounting & vibration and delivering pass/fail assessment on vibration data.
  • Created hands on marketing/engineering tool to enable performance comparison of 2 vehicles, including startability, gradeability, acceleration, 0 to 60 mph, and other value-added features.
  • Mentored intern by supporting professional development and providing coaching & support through specific situations.
07/2010 to 05/2014
Research Assistant University Of South Florida City, STATE,
  • Generated 3D pseudo rigid body model to reliably predict deflection and moments of spatial cantilever beam.
  • Utilized MATLAB to develop a tool to design a compliant cantilever beam while reducing computational power.
  • Leveraged nondimensionalization techniques to research compliant mechanisms, fulfill most loadings, and geometry, and material properties combinations.
01/2013 to 05/2013
Six Sigma Project Extern Cummins Turbo Technologies City, STATE,
  • Evaluated effects of v-band elements geometry, mechanical, properties, and their impact in the axial clamp load.
  • Recommended removal of torque/tap operation to reduce cell cycle time by 20 seconds.
  • Proposed to increase torque applied to nut of t-bolt from 11.3 Nm to 14.6 Nm to obtain a minimum clamp load of 28.3kN.
Expected in 05/2014 to to
Ph.D: Mechanical Engineering
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL
  • GPA: 3.87/4.00
Expected in 05/2009 to to
M.S.: Mechanical Engineering
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL,
  • GPA: 3.80/4.00
Expected in 08/2007 to to
B.S.: Mechanical Engineering
University of South Florida - Tampa, FL,
  • GPA: 3.53/4.00
Expected in to to
Relevant Coursework - ,

Advanced Fluids, Thermal Managements of Electronic Devices, Advanced Mathematics for Engineers I, II Electronic Manufacturing, Applied Elasticity & Compliant Mech, Advanced Materials, Advanced Dynamics & Vibrations Controls, Haptics & Robotics

Awards & Affiliations
  • Awards: LAC Scholarship, University of South Florida (August 2006)
  • Affiliations: Member, ASME and Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (2006)

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