Statement of Qualifications Mr. Hendrix has over 17 years of engineering experience with an emphasis in mechanical design and structural analyses of complex engineering systems. His experience enables him to design and analyze a wide variety of mechanical equipment and systems as well as provide project and engineering management experience. During his career, he has continually increased his technical expertise as well as taken on roles of increasing responsibility in a wide variety of industries and products. This varied experience gives him the ability to develop unique and creative engineering solutions to challenging problems. In addition, he has developed the management skills to take a variety of products from concept to production while leading groups of multidiscipline engineers and designers. Chad Hendrix Principal Mechanical/Structural Engineer and Subject Matter Expert Summary of Experience Mr. Hendrix has over seventeen years of Mechanical Engineering and Structural analysis experience. His experience includes new product design and development, stress analysis, as well as project and engineering management experience. He has performed static, dynamic, thermal/heat transfer, and fatigue analyses for both linear and non-linear problems using ANSYS and ANSYS Workbench. He has over 10 years of experience performing analyses of vessels and storage containers using ASME B&PV Section VIII, Div 1, Div 2 and Div 3, ASME B&PV Section III. He has also recently successfully completed an ASME B&PV Section VIII training course. He has over 8 years experience using ASME B31.1 and ASME B31.3 to analyze piping systems and supports, as well as passing an ASME B31.3 training class. He has performed structural analyses and code qualification using AISC ASD 9th Edition, AISC N690 and AISC 13th Edition Steel Construction Manual for steel structures and assemblies for commercial and nuclear facilities in the United States for over 10 years. He also has extensive solid modeling experience (over 10 years) using Solid Works. In addition, he has project management and lead engineer experience taking a variety of products from concept to production while leading groups of multidiscipline engineers and designers.
Finite element analysis of static, dynamic, and transient mechanical, structural, and thermal
Proficient in SolidWorks (over 10 yrs exp.)
Mechanism design and analysis (over 15 yrs exp.)
Remote material handling system design
Engineering management of both groups and projects
Conceptual design and new product development
Knowledgeable in industry codes and standards including: ASME BP&V Section VIII, Div 1&2, Section III, ASME B31.1 & B31.3, AISC ASD (9th, 13th & 14th Ed.), AISC N690.
Principal Mechanical Engineer11/2012 － CurrentVista Engineering TechnologiesRichland, WA
Provide principal mechanical engineering support
Software custodian for all mechanical/structural analysis software.
Principal Mechanical Engineer/Mechanical Enginee01/2009 － 11/2012EnergySolutions, LLC
Senior Mechanical Engineer01/2008 － 02/2009EnergySolutions, LLCRichland, WA
Consulting Engineer01/2004 － 01/2007M&D Professional Services
Sales Engineer01/1998 － 01/1999Lad Irrigation Company
Product Engineer01/1996 － 01/1998Inflation Systems Inc TAKATA, Inc
Applied Materials, (1995-1996).
Principal Mechanical Engineer12/2011 － CurrentVista Engineering Technologies Inc
Provide principal mechanical engineering support.
Software custodian for all mechanical/structural analysis software.
Updated software procedures to be compliant with ASME NQA-1 2009
Principal Engineer/Mechanical Engineering Manage12/2007 － 12/2011EnergySolutions, LLC
Mechanical/Structural Design Engineering group manager for Global Commercial Group, managing twelve engineers and two designers. This includes approving timesheets, annual reviews, promotions and merit raises, managing overhead budgets, and assigned work for all engineers and designers within group and other duties as assigned.
Engineering manager on numerous projects simultaneously within budgetary restrictions for the Global Commercial Group.
Provided direction, guidance, mentoring and coordination of multidiscipline engineering teams to meet project and contract requirements.
Instrumental in developing design of remote, underwater, flange bolting tool for modular reactors; modifications/upgrades to custom frame assemblies within containers to transport contaminated parts/assemblies; custom designed a large shipping and burial container for a contaminated steam generator; and other miscellaneous small design projects as required to meet company needs.
Provide subject matter expert guidance on a wide variety of mechanical an.
Lead Mechanical Engineer
for structural and thermal analysis of Bechtel pour cave lift elevator and overpack using AISC Manual of Steel Construction, AISC N690, ASME Section III Subsection NB and NH.
Lead 1-2 other engineers and provided technical direction, model development, generation guidance and troubleshooting, developed code evaluation methods for AISC N690 and ASME Section III Subsection NB for complex geometries.
Used a variety of modeling and post processing techniques to produce results that could be used for code evaluations that met ASME and AISC requirements for all components.
Lead Mechanical Engineer for two separate projects in China leading groups of engineers ranging from 3-10.
Provided technical direction, scope evaluations, design development and reviews.
Led piping analysis to develop methodology based upon code reviews of ASME Section III and RCC-M, provided direction to analyst for use of Caesar II pipe analysis software, and provided final checking of results to ensure code compliance.
Lead Mechanical Engineer for structural FEA analysis of eight process bulges for Bechtel.
Leading a team of 2-3 other engineers.
Assisted in developing the analysis methodology, incorporating AISC ASD, ASME B31.3 and ASME B&PV methodologies for applicable portions of the bulge assemblies.
Primary analyst for several of the bulges, responsible for model development, post processing development and compilation, and final reports.
Provide checking support to junior engineers.
Lead Mechanical Engineer
Interim High Level Waste Storage building during conceptual design phase for siting study.
Lead Mechanical Engineer on ISOTEK U233 Denitration and Packaging project.
Was responsible for providing schedule and budget estimates for mechanical and HVAC project deliverables, determining project and task scopes, and provide direction for 5 engineers and 9 designers.
Performed ANSYS thermal analysis on drum/overpack assembly to determine temperature profiles.
Responsible engineer for the design of the thermal treatment unit, its associated enclosure and maintenance/recovery design.
Assisted in determining structural design of confinement modules.
Performed review of ASME B31.3 piping analysis completed by other analysts and provided calculation of steam piping to ASME B31.9.
Performed checking on AutoSampler structural analysis packages, including ANSYS model review for accuracy to drawings and solid model, post processing routines and results summary methods for ASME B&PV Section VIII, ASME B31.3 and AISC N.
Consulting Engineer01/2004 － 01/2007M&D Professional Services, Inc
Primary analyst and lead engineer on Mixed Oxide fuel processing tank evaluations using ANSYS and ASME B&PV code, Section VIII, Division 1.
Led a group of 3-4 engineers during project.
Developed models of slab tank, integrated multiple tanks onto single frame, developed most of the processing used for code evaluations.
Developed schedule and budget for project, provided progress reports and status at weekly meetings.
Lead analyst for 3kW Solar Heated thermal engine.
Responsible for preparing and analyzing designs for peak stresses, average stresses, fatigue, creep rupture and creep life and, based on results, provided design feedback for product improvement.
Applied rules from ASME B&PV Section VIII, Div 2 and Div 3, AMSE B&PV Section III Subsection NB and NH.
Produced solid models of representative geometries for evaluation.
In charge of project cost estimates, project cost tracking, project schedule, and providing direction to junior engineer.
responsible for providing FEA analysis and code evaluations for demilitarization cleanup machines.
Also in charge of project cost estimates, project cost tracking, project schedule, and leading 1-3 engineers.
Evaluated structures to AISC N690 and AISC Manual of Steel Construction.
Provide checking and approval for increasing the radioactive waste level in underground containment tanks.
Evaluated structures to AISC N690, AISC Manual of Steel Construction, and ASME B&PV Section VIII.
Professional Engineer of record for design qualification and analysis of commercial aerospace tooling.
Supervise and provide direction and support to junior engineers ensuring analyses meet customer requirements and industry codes and standards.
Provided final checking, PE stamp and signoff for final designs.
Principal mechanical engineer leading 2-3 engineering in the design and analysis of custom piping systems to meet the requirements of ASME B31.3 and nuclear industry codes and standards.
Perform a variety of finite element analyses using ANSYS for the mechanical handling discipline as well as checking support for group.
Includes the creation of geometry, application loads and constraints, solution and result review and interpretation using Ansys.
Several examples include analyses of multiple LAW glass waste container designs, LAW container stacking stress analysis, LAW press-fit lid analysis, shield window impact loads, partition wall loadings, linear and slow dynamic analysis of shield window crash barrier, MSM boot thermal analysis, canister pour cave wall thermal analysis, and several other static and thermal analyses.
Provided ASME B&PV analysis methodology and documented FEA analysis results for canisters.
Evaluated results using ASME B&PV Section VIII and Section III.
Researched and developed designs and modified existing designs of a variety of components and assemblies for LAW, HLW and LAB faculties using Solid Edge and Microstation.
Examples include in-cell monorail hoist with pro.
Fea Consulting Engineer01/2001JLR
Provided support for the generation of cargo ship FEA model that included geometry, loads and constraints.
Generate model geometry in ANSYS, Solid Works and AutoCAD from drawings.
Design Engineer01/1999 － 01/2001Genie Industries
Responsible for all government certification documentation, including creating and maintaining documents and FEA stress analysis and verifying stability loadings for all plant products.
Lead structural analyst for current products and new product development at Moses Lake facility.
Used statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, solid modeling and FEA analysis software to determine loadings, constraints, centers of gravity, stress and strain values and deflections as necessary.
Principle design engineer for mast sections of products produced at Moses Lake facility.
This included being responsible for manufacturing support to resolve design, manufacturing and tooling issues as well as cost reductions and product improvements using engineering principles, solid modeling, testing and stress analysis.
Designed several castings using SolidWorks to replace weldments to reduce part cost, part count, machining and assembly times.
Sales Engineer01/1998 － 01/1999Lad Irrigation Co
Responsible for hydraulic designs and sales for commercial and residential irrigation projects.
Designed pump stations based on water requirements and availability.
Designs included selection of pumps and valves, sizing of pipe, filter selection, selection and sizing of pump electrical components and equipment.
Established cost estimates, installation drawings and managed all installation projects for timely completion on budget.
Product Engineer01/1996 － 01/1998Inflation Systems Inc
Principle product engineer for all automotive driver's side air bag inflator engineering issues, design and development.
Responsible for designing, developing, testing and analyzing data for driver's side air bag inflators to meet customer performance and emissions requirements.
Preformed time dependant stress analysis on driver's side air bag inflators using Pro\Mechanica.
Preformed design for manufacturability research on driver's side air bag inflators and reduced costs by 10%.