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     Date Submitted:02-04-2017
     Last Modified:03-04-2017 (07:29)
    Job information
     Current job:Mechanical Design Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMechanical Design, Systems, Aerospace, Materials, Testing

    Mechanical Design Engineer

    Performance Profile:

    > Recent graduate of The University of Texas at Austin with BS in Aerospace Engineering. Mechanical designer with 3 years’ CAD experience using SolidWorks to design, prototype, evaluate, and manufacture vehicle concepts and mechanical components. Seeking opportunity to contribute to the mechanical design process utilizing knowledge of engineering principles, spacecraft/aircraft systems, and technical drawing.

    Core Skills:

    > Mechanical Design
    > CAD
    > Data Analysis
    > 3D Printing
    > Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
    > Drafting and Sketching
    > Project Teamwork & Leadership    
    > Component Fabrication    
    > Technical Writing/Presentation
    > Materials Testing
    > Cleanroom Procedures

    Technology Skills:

    > Applications:  SolidWorks; MATLAB; Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint; LabVIEW;     CYGWIN; Adobe Photoshop; XLFR5; Bluehill; ImageJ

    > Hardware/Equipment:  3D Printers; PC Components and Assembly; Graphics Tablets; IR Camera; Instron Test Machine; Electromechanical Sensors


    > B.S. in Aerospace Engineering                    May, 2016
        The University of Texas at Austin    GPA:  3.41/4.00
        Related Courses:  Spacecraft/Mission Design, Space Systems Engineering Design     Lab, Orbital Mechanics, Propulsion, Flight Control Systems, Satellite     Navigation, Electromechanical Systems, Attitude Dynamics, Structural     Dynamics, Low Speed Aerodynamics, Engineering Design Graphics

    Academic Experience 
    (The University of Texas at Austin):

    > Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Club (Student Organization)        Sep, 2013 - May, 2016
      Team Leader, Configuration and Integration
        Designed, fabricated, and maintained air vehicle components. Recruited and         managed team of 5. Coordinated with other team leads and program manager to         integrate systems and meet mission requirements.
         ~ Designed camera gimbal system, 3D modeled and printed components and          integrated them into aircraft structure
         ~ Designed air vehicle wings by conducting aerodynamic simulations in XLFR5          and creating CAD models and fabricated wings with composite materials
         ~ Competed at AUVSI-SUAS placing 13 out of 26 in 2014 and 15 out of 39 in          2015

    > Spacecraft/Mission Design Project                Spring, 2016
          Collaborated with team of 8 to design sample return mission to dwarf planet Ceres.
         ~ Designed and CAD modeled spacecraft and sample retrieval vehicle
         ~ Performed trajectory analysis in MATLAB for descent and landing to Ceres

    > Space Systems Engineering Design Lab Project            Fall, 2015
        Developed spacecraft systems mass budget for a Mars lander that replicates the Viking mission
         ~ Performed propulsion and EDL trade studies for Mars lander
         ~ Wrote codes in MATLAB and Excel to optimize payload mass based on engine, propellant and TPS options

    > UT Study Abroad, Vienna, Austria                Summer, 2013
        Studied Engineering Design Graphics Abroad.
         ~ Learned and practiced drafting, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing, and CAD
         ~ Modeled and 3D printed spacecraft based on 3-view drawings

    > Collaborative Artists (Student Organization)            9.2015 – 5.2016
        Exercised Leadership, Communication, and Conflict Resolution skills in social organization. 
         ~ Organized weekly meetings and projects for membership of 30
         ~ Established annual gallery showcasing student artwork
         ~ Engaged students in community service project with Austin Travis County Integral Care creating garden mural for patients

    Work Experience:

    > The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics
      Undergraduate Research Assistant
        Investigated interfacial properties between silicon and copper film using digital image correlation and fracture mechanics for use in microelectronics.
         ~ Fabricated samples, performed experiments, and wrote code to analyze data
         ~ Worked in cleanroom performing wafer dicing, and plasma etching and deposition
         ~ Reported weekly progress to graduate supervisor and research advisors

    >, Inc.
      Fulfillment Center Associate
        Sorted shipments of packages into groups for delivery routes.  Staged groups for pickup by delivery drivers. Directed delivery drivers in and out of facility.
         ~ Collaborated with team to execute tasks in orderly and timely manner
         ~ Completed tasks with little direct supervision
         ~ Worked in a fast paced environment while maintaining attention to detail
         ~ Supported other employees/contractors outside my department


    > Ernest Cockrell Junior Engineering Scholarship
    > Eagle Scout Rank, Boy Scouts of America, 2.2012
    > NASA High School Aerospace Scholar, 2011

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