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     Date Submitted:06-08-2015
     Last Modified:09-08-2015 (04:22)
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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.


    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


    ·         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


    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


    ·         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


    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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