Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Detail-oriented Mechanical Engineering with a strong analytical background, supported by field research and professional work experience in fasteners and tensioning systems.  Enjoys a diverse range of activities ranging from customer interaction to data analysis and touble-shooting manufacturing issues.
  • CAD, Solidworks & PRO/E
  • Stress analysis training
  • FEA tools, ANSYS
  • Microsoft Project
  • Lean principles knowledge
  • 6 Sigma, Minitab
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Works well in diverse team environment
Work History
Senior Design Mechanical Engineer, 2009 - 05/2014
Zachry Holdings, Inc. Woods Cross, UT,
  • Designed HydraNuts® (hydraulic nuts) and specialty fasteners.  Sales of HydraNuts® more than doubled between 2008 and 2010 and have subsequently become key to the business plan rather than being a novelty product line.
  • Performed structural and fatigue analysis of components
  • Assisted in development of owner manuals, including diagrams for hydraulic layouts and design of peripheral tooling.
  • Wrote test procedures for qualifying product, including both the HydraNuts® and activating pumps.
  • Coordinated product testing and conducted analysis of test results.  Also compiled test reports for customer submissions.
  • Reviewed 3rd party ASME BPV reports which were used to qualify product for use in nuclear plant applications.
  • Traveled domestically and overseas with sales teams to support new business.  Traveled with service teams to support installations of product.
  • Designed nuts and validated commercial tensioners for Squib valve flange joints.
  • Have been actively involved with design of tensioning system for future Small Modular Reactor.
  • Also designed product for commercial gas powered turbines using higher-temperature specialty materials.
  • Assisted in qualification resolution of cable trays by conducting structural analysis and comparing results to customer specifications and requirements.
  • Worked with Project Engineering group to develop WBS and Gantt charts for larger POC programs.
  • Began as a one-man department and now have two direct reports.
Product Engineering Manager, 03/1997 - 2009
A.H. Belo Corporation Plano, TX,
  • Designed critical engine fasteners for the automotive and diesel markets.  Key customers included Ford, GM, Chrysler, Mazda, John Deere, Navistar, and Mack Trucks.
  • Traveled domestically and overseas with sales team to support new business development.
  • Traveled domestically and overseas with QC to support kick-off meetings and root cause analysis for customer reported concerns.
  • Coordinated APQP status reporting with customers.
  • Entered PPAP promise dates for Ford GPIRS and DDL.
  • Took lead role on a heat treat team and worked under the direction of master black belt to develop capability indices for furnaces.  Also conducted furnace DOE program.
  • Developed a microsoft-based database to replace hand-written log of operator notes for heat treat recipes with verified instructions requiring lab manager approval.
  • Served as an active internal auditor.   Took the ASQ auditor training class and passed the CQA exam to further support this role. 
  • Participated on a team to obtain AS 9100 certification to allow manufacturing of aerospace parts.  This effort was successful and the entire project was completed in less than one year.
Product Engineer, 06/1994 - 03/1997
Magna International Inc. Piedmont, SC,
  • Designed critical engine fasteners for the automotive and diesel market.
  • Pioneered use of DEFORM software at site to support tool designers.  Simulated forging sequences, determined current stress levels in dies, made recommendations for improvement.
  • Visited domestic customer sites to support kick-off programs and witness trial runs on new assembly equipment.
  • Traveled to Mexico to support engine program at Ford ChEP.
  • Assisted in resolution of heat treat issues involving nontraditional high-temperature materials.
  • Supported the mechanical test lab in developing fixtures and test requirements for new program parts.
  • Contributing author to Handbook of Bolts and Bolted Joints published by Marcel Dekker, Inc. in 1998
Product Engineer (R&D), 1984 - 06/1994
SPS Technologies City, STATE,
  • Designed critical engine fasteners for the automotive market beginning with the first Ford Modular Engine program.
  • Conducted evaluation of bolting requirements for a magnesium engine being considered by GM.
  • Designed high-strength bolts using aerospace materials to support Lamborghini, Ferrari, Pankl, Carrillo, and other racing divisions.
  • Conducted fatigue studies to support automotive, racing and aerospace applications.
  • Designed a test rig and conducted corrosion test to support an Aerojet program.
  • Traveled with sales team from Assembly Systems division to support sales of multi-spindle tensioning systems.
  • Conducted FEA structural analysis of Pilgrim tensioner to support failure analysis.
  • Developed software tool to assist Arnold Engineering to optimize selection of powders for product development.
  • Conducted FEA field analysis of a magnetic structure to support Arnold Engineering.
  • Assisted in a structural analysis of a shelving unit for Hartman Systems division.
  • Authored and coauthored several publications including one published in English and German by the VDI.
Master of Science: Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Expected in
University of Pennsylvania - Phila, PA
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Expected in
University of Pennsylvania - Phila, PA
  • Increased domestic market penetration of HydraNuts during first year at Nova.
  • Designed first HydraNut® sold to Korea for a reactor vessel stud tensioning application.
  • Developed designs for the largest single sales package in Nova Machine Product's history.
  • Worked with competitor suppliers to help Mazda develop critical engine fastener specification for I4/I5 world engine program.  Helped secure North American business for SPS.
  • Numerous publications.
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