Mechanical engineer with 10+ years of experience in automotive Product Development, Project Management, Brake system integration, CAD Design & VAVE.
A collaborative team player with a track record of delivering multiple, concurrent projects in fast-paced environments.
Seeking opportunity to work with an innovative industry that develops futuristic product lines, encourages new ideas and provide an avenue for team and individual excellence.
Undergone International training program, followed by working at Brembo Italy for High Performance brake system Design and Development.
Experience to Lead & drive VAVE projects with OEMs, helped to save millions of dollars to organization.
Excellent communication skill with good grasping aptitude of the automobile equipment.
Product Development EngineerMay 2012 - Current Tata Consultancy ServicesDetroit, MI
Assisted in development of foundation Brake systems, including Electric park brake(EPB), Drum in Hat(DiH), Rotors etc. and its integration with automotive sub-systems
Effectively developed models, assemblies and drawings using Catia V5 & UG NX 9.0
Managing master model to develop foundation brakes for passenger cars & light duty trucks considering DFM, DFA, design optimization and current production issues
Performed CAE analysis to meet key technical parameters on Caliper & rotors(APT, Stress, Coning etc.)
Support developing validation plans for new designs & functionalities, provide inputs to develop test procedures & specifications
Worked closely with cross-functional engineering teams to understand Technical & functional requirements in and implemented time & cost efficient solutions.
Participate in on going critiques and design review discussions to ensure adequate input and involvement from all engineering and functional groups.
Brainstorm to resolve complex design & production issues after validation test report review
Incorporated solutions that met various project challenges and adhered to environmental, packaging and vibration requirements
Delegated tasks to entry-level engineers, closely monitoring work to ensure quality, maintain speed and exceed daily project goals
Design parts, get prototypes built, develop DVP, co-ordinate with plants/labs/suppliers to validate the parts on dyno benches and review FEA reports
Facilitated VAVE programs in terms of commonizing parts across various platforms and segments
Performed benchmarking activities on competitors product lines and generate reports for references.
Developed new rubber, sheet metal and casting parts to reduce tooling and BOM cost
Identified suitable materials for production use that aligned with environmental concerns and budget constraints
Designed budget and cost estimates for projects with speed and accuracy, while working closely with clients, drafters and engineers to determine best courses of action
Coordinate with other departments to smoothen the product improvement process, design review with manufacturing and vendors for tooling until the parts/assembly goes on vehicle
Educated clients on more cost-efficient solutions for old systems that meet project requirements for timelines and budgets
Perform Dimensional (2D/3D) management study on corner assemblies
Pro-efficient in evaluating design modules for ASME 14.5Y, GD&T, DFM and form-fit-function compliance
Responsible as drawing checker with complete dimensional data for engineering and manufacturing purposes using GD&T and review for accuracy, completeness, conformance to drafting, applicable design, component weights and system standards
Analyze, design, Develop, maintain products and assist in their commercialization- in agreement with project‘s technical and timing objectives
Gained diverse mechanical and electo-mechanical designs experience in ferrous and aluminum casting designs, cold forging, sheet metal design, NVH requirements, coating processes, corrosion control, Mechanical aspects of actuators and motors
Design EngineerSep 2008 - May 2012 Brembo S.p.ABergamo, Italy
Started working as Design Engineer in branch office India, later got an opportunity to work with technical Design center in Italy
Responsible for performing brake installation study at the corners module of vehicle to investigate If fixed calipers can be installed
Developed concept layouts and designs for high performance fixed Brake caliper parts like Casting and Machining caliper bodies, brake Pads, Pistons, retention Springs, Dust boots, seal, fastening adapters etc. using Part and Surface modeling in CATIA V5
Make FEA analysis of the aluminum cast designs & concepts for prototype development
Run system level calculations to identify Force/torque output of system
Optimize designs, resolve production machining issues, improve aesthetics appearance of caliper design to make them competitive in premium market
Performs GD&T stack up analysis when required
Prepare drawings, get reviewed, release and maintain database of designs in PLM(Windchill) system
Coordinating design activities between onsite and offshore offices
Co-ordination with vendors for tooling and manufacturing feasibility of parts