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     Date Submitted:06-08-2015
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPrototyping, robotics, CAD modeling, CREO, Solidworks, Python, MS Office, rocket design, hybrid rocket motor design, team management, stress analysis, and many more.
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    EDUCATION

    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science with a Space Concentration

    Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

    GPA: 3.54, University Honors Scholar, Pi Tau Sigma

    RELEVANT SKILLS

    ·         Software:Microsoft Office, Creo, Solidworks, LabVIEW, ANSYS, MatLAB, MiniTab, Linux, and Python

    ·         Excellent team collaboration skills derived from years of fast paced engineering projects

    ·         Strong leadership capabilities demonstrated in Vice Presidency of Pi Tau Sigma and Team Lead for multiple projects

    ·         Solid understanding of machine shop and fabrication best practices, including lathes, mills, CNCs, sheet metal tooling, and other general machine shop tools

    ·         Accomplished in rapidly designing and producing mechatronics systems, test fixtures, data acquisition systems, and prototype equipment

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


    Southwest Research Institute, Andrew Moore                                                                         05/14 – 08/14

    Student Engineer

    ”John was one of the most productive student engineers our department has ever had.  We gave him a wide variety of complex and unfamiliar tasks, and in every case he learned the job quickly and produced results that we continue to use today.” – Andrew Moore

    ·         Designed and tested a validation platform for thermally activated artificial muscle research, including Solidworks models, technical drawings, LabVIEW data acquisition program, and analysis of test results

    ·         Developed a video analysis Python code to calculate the acceleration of an object within a laser gate to finish a project before customer deadlines

    ·         Configured and controlled a robot to generate a Simultaneous Localization and Mapping algorithm for future robotics testing and LIDAR troubleshooting

    ·         Created an Android reference and teaching library to increase departmental capability and productivity

    Stolle Machinery, Karl Fleischer, Dr. Don Radford                                                                  05/13 – 09/13

    Intern

    ·         Implemented a control system on a custom lab testing stand to monitor status and simplify testing

    ·         Refined a system of sensors to verify the correct operation of the testing stand

    ·         Generated an extensive LabVIEW program to analyze and control the testing machine

    ENGINEERING PROJECT EXPERIENCE

    Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (Received Gil Moore Innovation Award) 09/14 – 06/15

    Project Manager

    ·         Designed a sounding rocket to launch ten pounds of scientific payload to a target altitude

    ·         Led and organized a four person team to complete all competition objectives and to create a successful IREC rocket for the first time in Colorado State University’s history

    ·         The only team in the past two years of the competition to successfully launch and fly a rocket with a student created hybrid rocket motor

    NASA Space Grant Robotics Challenge                                                                                     01/14 – 05/14

    ·      Produced a robot to autonomously navigate towards a radio beacon while collaborating with a team

    IEEE Open Design Competition (Awarded 2nd Place Overall)                                                  01/14 - 05/14

    ·      Self-motivated a team to prototype a small robot to autonomously dig and recharge through solar panels

    ·      Developed an algorithm for the robot to locate a sufficiently large location, dig features, and find sunlight suitable for recharging

    AIAA Design/Build/Fly                                                                                                                  10/13 – 04/14

    Controls and Systems Team Leader

    ·     Designed and manufactured a remote controlled plane to compete in an international competition


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