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Past Internship Experience

Tesla - Mechanical Design Engineering (Battery Automation Design Engineering)

  • Prepared machine designs concepts for custom designed special purpose equipment and systems

  • Detailed machine design including preparation of machine layouts, detail drawings, assembly drawings.

  • Conducted investigations to troubleshoot manufacturing defects in order to improve part yield

Tesla - Supercharger Design Engineering Intern

  • Drove design and validation of electrical contact improvement through FEA, thermal characterization, and mate-unmate testing

  • Improved charging capability through CFD analysis to decrease coolant pressure drop through machined components

  • Worked with toolmakers to develop and design injection molded parts to simplify assembly and drive down BOM cost

Apple - Packaging Product Design Intern

  • Characterized product response in packaging through various testing tools in order to reduce system structural failure rates by 50%

  • Validated packaging designs through working with FEA team and DOE style testing to reduce overall packaging BOM cost by 8%

  • Supported prototyping and material characterizations in order to identify and mitigate known and new failure modes

  • Analyzed test data to draw statistically significant conclusions from low allocations using methods from the Design Validation Group

Hatch Ltd. Finite Element Analyst Intern

  • Conducted a nonlinear structural study to determine the minimum allowable thickness within 1mm of a nickel refinery air plenum

  • Simulated the thermal effects of a 200+MW gas generator to evaluate resultant temperatures and induced loads on the foundation

  • Delivered proposals, reports, and presentations to international clients in the North America, Australian and Middle Eastern regions

North (Formerly Thalmic Labs) - Fixtures and Automation Coop

  • Designed and validated cycle testing fixture required to operate in thermal chambers in extreme humidity and temperatures

  • Led the mechanical, electrical, and software design of fixtures required to move and position parts to within a 2mm tolerance

  • Worked in a fast-paced environment to gather requirements and design fixtures from concept to issuance within short timeframes

  • Supported bring up and troubleshooting of fixtures in order to validate design and ensure a smooth handoff to manufacturing

  • Supported the mechanical and manufacturing teams through design and rapid prototyping of parts to quickly resolve issues

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STI Conveyor Systems - Test Engineering Intern

  • Designed components that were fabricated and implemented to reduce costs or extend the conveyor’s lifespan

  • Analyzed assemblies with Solidworks Static Simulation to evaluate safety factor and stress on critical systems

  • Led testing of conveyor belts through dynamic vehicle loading to determine most effective belt styles

University of Waterloo - Engineering Physics and Math Teaching Assistant

  • Taught complex physics and mathematics concepts to classes of up to 150 students

  • Covered topics including classical mechanics, linear algebra, and static structure mechanics

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