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Top 50 Principal Mechanical Engineer Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Principal Mechanical Engineer. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Principal Mechanical Engineer resumes they appeared on. For example, 12.4% of Principal Mechanical Engineer resumes contained New Product Development as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Principal Mechanical Engineer actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These are the most important skills for a Principal Mechanical Engineer:

1. New Product Development

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Here's how New Product Development is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Project lead on new product development for high efficiency TV transmitter line.
  • Lead large cross functional teams during new product development.
  • Involved in new product development and existing product sustaining activities across the development centers and university education programs.

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2. Mechanical Design

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Here's how Mechanical Design is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Lead mechanical engineer responsible for mechanical designs and printed circuit board designs for space and military electronics.
  • Develop test plans and specifications to validate and improve reliability of current mechanical designs and products.
  • Selected Achievements: Provide engineering leadership as Mechanical Design lead.
  • Performed mechanical design improvements for mature products.
  • Directed and supervised Mechanical Designers and Engineers.
  • Completed all mechanical design and performance requirements.
  • Served as mechanical design engineer and project manager for R&D robotics applications used in the military and commercial markets.
  • Participated in the mechanical design and development of an RFID Accountability of Employees system to monitor/track employees during building evacuations.
  • Lead mechanical engineer for space single-board flight computers, responsible for the mechanical design and printed circuit board layout.
  • Headed the mechanical design of 6U VME conduction cooled 120w RF/AD card sets, for use in F16.
  • Team Lead Engineer for mechanical design tooling development responsible for testing various Head Suspension Assemblies through innovative techniques.
  • Led mechanical design, development, build and test efforts for Standard Missile Mod11 thermal protection system.
  • Created new mechanical design for a product referred to as the R17 hand held device.
  • Defined the performance specifications, complete mechanical design, managed validation and test plan.
  • Lead Mechanical Design Engineer for several test equipment mechanical design programs using PRO-E software.
  • Served as principle mechanical designer/ project manager for second major AV switching platform.
  • Owned all mechanical design and engineering efforts.
  • Formalized all products mechanical and reliability requirements, approved mechanical design and plastics development of all products.
  • Improved mechanical design for detection pedestal system to meet strength requirement, manufacturing requirement and packaging requirement.
  • Owned the mechanical designs for all Hillcrest products.

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3. Solidworks

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Here's how Solidworks is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Perform structural design and analysis calculations through engineering formulas using governing codes, standards and SolidWorks Simulation.
  • Maintain existing mechanical designs for all instruments and related equipment using SolidWorks.
  • Completed major SolidWorks 3D-redesign project of an entire 12U (21" high) rack-mount card-cage chassis.
  • Designed a high speed turbine to operate in a high temperature environment utilizing SolidWorks and ANSYS Mechanical.
  • Used SolidWorks to design implantable leads, anchors, introductory devices and other accessories.
  • Designed a video digital editing and storage product call AirSpeed using SolidWorks.
  • Assisted in piloting a PDM system and its integration with SolidWorks.
  • Rack&Stack both SCSI and Firewire were the first projects designed completely in SolidWorks.
  • Design automated tooling using SolidWorks for hard drive manufacturing within Class 100 cleanroom.
  • Utilized SAP and Solidworks Computer Aided Design tools to facilitate the job activities.
  • Designed each chassis using either Pro/Engineer or Solidworks.
  • Analyzed piping losses in Solidworks Fluid.
  • Conceptualized welded frames, performed simulation using NX-NASTRAN, Ansys and solidworks for various load cases such as static and dynamic.
  • Designed and prototyped high precision reflective and transmissive optical devices using Pro-E and Solidworks.
  • Design, prototype and document rackmount switches, bypass units and fiber optic taps, using Solidworks and Agile document control.
  • Used SolidWorks Setup a revision control system Product lifecycle Management prior to this DRG had neither part #'s nor revision control

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4. Prototype

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Here's how Prototype is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Worked with other engineering disciplines to ensure that prototype units met all performance requirements.
  • Interacted with military leaders and doctors to coordinate designs and integration of prototypes.
  • Worked on architecture/laying out of a product encompasses sheet metal and plastic injection molded parts to help engineers expedite prototype releases.
  • Coordinated with suppliers / vendors and internal engineering to ensure that each prototype build was completed successfully and on time.
  • Led Engineering activities to define product requirements, generated design concepts, created prototypes and generated test reports.
  • Prepare schedules, reports, presentation, and status of product prototypes releases, build and pilot runs.
  • Created rapid prototype parts, expected to result in award of $30 million in development contracts.
  • Interfaced with machine shops, die casting vendors and cable suppliers to procure first article prototypes.
  • Completed design, prototype, production, and support of hydraulic drive-cylinder master- slave equalization.
  • Developed LED array prototypes to be used on exterior lighting applications, i.e.
  • Performed as Six Sigma Specialist while designing and delivering the prototype.
  • Worked radar antenna projects from conceptual design to prototype and production.
  • Ordered, built, and tested prototypes for new designs.
  • Verified the design during the engineering prototype build.
  • Created conceptual, prototype and production designs.
  • Designed and analyzed prototypes of new electro-mechanical products and modified existing ones.
  • Designed and delivered an F-16 fighter RACR (Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar) radar prototype on time and under budget.
  • Worked with multiple design teams and vendors to develop a functional prototype employing helium servo track writing in multi-disc writers.
  • Designed and prototyped armored ground combat vehicles and marine vessels for the military.
  • Conceptualized, designed, analyzed and prototyped components of the mechanism of a handheld, fully automated glucose monitoring device.

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5. CAD

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Here's how CAD is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Created marketing and manufacturing CADD animation presentations to better illustrate performance and assembly of modules.
  • Directed CAD database structure and management and implemented Pro/PDM Product Database Management computer software.
  • Directed documentation control, engineering services and implementing and managing CAD systems.
  • Developed CAD automation methods for modeling turbine blade geometry.
  • Performed initial solid modeling of injection molded plastic handle design and managed rapid prototyping from CAD models.
  • Implemented advanced CAD system including Unix workstations network, 3-D Solid Modeler Pro/Engineer, and Cosmos/m.
  • Fused business rules into design process and eliminated manual checks of CAD models and drawings.
  • Prepared CAD drawings, manufacturing instructions, purchase requisitions, and test procedures & reports.
  • Established standards in mechanical CAD for uniformity in modeling, drawing documentation, and notes.
  • Supported multiple proposals with concept generation, writing tasks, and CAD image generation.
  • Prepare full engineering documentation using CAD, Analysis and Microsoft Office Suite software.
  • Selected and maintained CAD and CAM systems for the company.
  • Created 3D CAD models for missing system components.
  • Formulated and implemented engineering processes and procedures, including successful transition from 2D cad to 3D solids-based design environment.
  • Selected and managed mechanical CAD, supervised electromechanical design team.
  • Provided consulting to 2 other division of Cognex on product design, CAD modeling/drafting, and CAD database setup and administration.
  • Evaluate, specify and implement FEA (Comsol) and CAD (Inventor) software packages for the Engineering group.
  • Worked with in house manufacturing using Edgecam to develop tool paths from cad models.
  • Helped company make CAD transition from MicroStation to Solidworks.
  • Started the NWP H&V Systems group comprised of one Electrical PE, two CADD design professionals and myself.

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6. FEA

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Here's how FEA is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Conducted failure investigation, new design feasibility studies, Verification and Validation Testings and design implementation through the ECO process.
  • Managed feasibility study for a turn-key installation estimate for a developing process to convert household garbage to ethanol.
  • Co-authored a feasibility study concerning on-site electricity generation from landfill gas.
  • Designed test apparatus for feasibility study of centralizer concept.
  • Incorporated all design features requested by product marketing.
  • Incorporated custom mechanical features on cards to meet NEBS drop and impact standards.
  • Used actual measurements to validate FEA model of complete fuel cell system.
  • Performed stress analysis and strength calculations using FEA and 1st principals.
  • Performed FEA to verify earthquake and wind load stability.
  • Performed FEA for optimizing gun cage chassis.
  • Perform structural FEA to optimize spring designs.
  • Led Mechanical Department's review of a Client's Front-End Loading Engineering Package including the constructability and feasibility study.
  • Performed various structural analysis (chassis, racks, CCAs) using FEA and hand calculations.
  • Performed "hands on" inspections to assess whether the noise control features are being installed in accordance with the design.
  • Performed various thermal and cooling/airflow analysis (systems, chassis, CCAs, ) using FEA and hand calculations.
  • Design and perform FEA model validation tests and various materials tests using Instron machine and Labview.
  • Applied Solidworks FEA to simulate nonlinear stresses on elastomers and wind loading on outdoor enclosures.
  • Lead Mechanical Engineer on two all-new nd mobile disk-drive platforms, with industry-first architectural features.
  • Introduced "in-house" FEA to INA-USA in 1996 and performed FE projects with Femap and Nastran.
  • Created light-weight ( Performed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for 14 person Mechanical Engineering group.

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7. Plastic Parts

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Here's how Plastic Parts is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Served as Team Leader for Rapid Prototyping group - 3D FDM models for plastic parts.
  • Designed high volume injection molded plastic parts and sheet metal utilizing Pro-Engineer.
  • Reduced tooling costs for plastic parts saving up to 10%.
  • Designed plastic parts for rapid prototyping and injection molding.

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8. Project Management

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Here's how Project Management is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Performed Project Management for ICI Paint Plant tank replacement project.
  • Project Management, planning, design and implementation of Ancure training catheter/implant delivery system saving the company $3MM annually.

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9. Engineering Support

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Here's how Engineering Support is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Provided design engineering support for mechanical issues concerning existing and new product to manufacturing engineers at plants.
  • Provided engineering support for commissioning and overhaul of mechanical systems associated with cryogenic air separation facilities.
  • Provided Turn-around/Shut-down Field Engineering support for all above units.
  • Manufacture engineering support for implant and deliver device
  • Provide engineering support for the Power Sector Projects, namely WE Energies.
  • Provide engineering support for all rotating equipment for our NRG generating fleet.
  • Provided Mechanical Engineering support for various nuclear modification design packages.

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10. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Submitted cost savings proposal to implement virtual mobility analyses using DADS software.
  • Redesign of reduced port line manufacturing process yielded a 35 % assembly and a 10 % machine cost savings.
  • Submitted improved GVS testing (MIMO) cost savings suggestion to improve testing efficiency and test data quality.
  • Managed suppliers due to quality issues to meet 90% yield target resulting in division cost savings.
  • Simplified multiple GPON product designs (Verizon FiOS) for maximizing thermal characteristics and cost savings.
  • Cost savings and rapid time to market = critical job functions.
  • Estimated cost savings is $2 per unit.
  • Developed low cost pressure infusor device for annual cost savings of $500,000.

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11. Design Reviews

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Here's how Design Reviews is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated and presented detailed design reviews to include tolerance stack-up studies.
  • Conduct customer presentations, internal program and mechanical design reviews.
  • Conduct internal and external customer design reviews.
  • Drafted project proposal, designed hardware utilizing Pro/ENGINEER, performed design reviews, and managed $200K budget.
  • Conducted customer design reviews to gain approval prior to kicking off cast and injection molded tooling.
  • Lead design reviews and gathered team input to reach meet goals of high product quality.
  • Developed project budgets, schedules, cost estimates and performed QA/QC design reviews.
  • Directed design changes, led design reviews, coordinated quotes and purchased material.
  • Participated in the E-FOGM and PATRIOT missile system design reviews.
  • Led internal design reviews and cross-functional design team.
  • Lead and/or support customer design reviews and presentations and lead a diverse skilledteam.
  • Supported design reviews with airframe and seat manufacturers.
  • Performed design reviews for all parts/assys mentioned above.
  • Represented Hardware Group in multidisciplinary meetings, led design reviews, brainstorming sessions, troubleshooting workouts, and product roadmaps.

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12. Ansys

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Here's how Ansys is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised the work of a junior mechanical engineer in developing a structural finite element model of the robot using ANSYS.
  • Performed linear and nonlinear Finite Element Analysis on floor and cargo handling components using ANSYS.
  • Performed structural dynamics analysis of loaded cabinet using ANSYS to pass zone 4 seismic loading.
  • Produced thermo-mechanical modeling/analysis of a solid-state diamond-cooled laser using ANSYS code.
  • Automated Ansys APDL and Workbench scripts.
  • Integrated software apps: NX, iSight, Ansys, Star CCM+.

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13. Mechanical Equipment

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Here's how Mechanical Equipment is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated monthly vendor meetings in order provide educational guidance on various Mechanical equipment's used in the upstream division.
  • Developed specifications for mechanical equipment to correspond with client's technical requirements and company's existing standards.
  • Supported maintenance supervisors, operations technicians, and maintenance technicians for all mechanical equipment.
  • Designed and implemented test methods used to correct defects of production electro mechanical equipment.

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14. Technical Support

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Here's how Technical Support is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Provided technical support on projects and operations to ensure facilities are cost effectively designed, constructed and safely operated.
  • Collaborated with F&B equipment quality coordinators and technical support specialists to investigate and solve customer's unique equipment concerns.
  • Provided technical support on client trips to vendor facilities to ensure proper working function of equipment's.
  • Provided technical support for compression and expansion systems, piping, and storage.
  • Assist building contractors by way of providing technical supports and guidelines.
  • Reviewed Kewaunee Design Basis Documents including the Condensate System and the Technical Support Center.

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15. R

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Here's how R is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Lead engineering change requests on current product from cross-functional team in business development and manufacturing.
  • Participated in the shock testing of the BOPC cabinet and Equipment Rack #2 which are part of the BFTT system.
  • Specified and supervised NDT concrete testing to determine the amount and location of reinforcing steel in this building.
  • Managed a team of 6 people on pipeline, mechanical, electrical and welding on support yacht build.
  • Reduced manufacturing cost by order of magnitude and reduced assembly time from one week to one day.
  • Project manager in charge of designing the company's newest capital equipment, the Endoscopy Console.
  • Conduct failure investigations to determine root cause and corrective action (RCCA) for RF hardware.
  • Designed landing for gangway and modifications to existing pier system for attaching floating dock.
  • Perform wide variety of electronic, electrical, mechanical and computers on oil rig.
  • Created concept drawing for Little Creek Navy Base for a segmented floating dock.
  • Conduct cost analysis of alternative technologies and techniques to reduce product cost.
  • Handled supplier coordination, hardware integration and testing, and tool development.
  • Recommend the development of accurate drawings for the BFTT COTS racks.
  • Lead Engineer of the SVC Rack and Medium Voltage Test Site.
  • Received a cash award to this effort.
  • Designed new motion systems for 3D printer.
  • Developed building sketches from site visits.
  • Designed support structures, plumbing, valves, pressure vessels, instrumentation and data acquisition and control systems.
  • reported to the Production Manager.
  • Project Manager/Lead Engineer for the integration of Sensormedics manufacturing into the Carefusion Facility.

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16. Hvac

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Here's how Hvac is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Rebuild Transmissions-Rebuild Engines-Rebuild axle & differentials-Brakes-Tires-Alignments-Oil Changes-HVAC-Wire repairs-Diagnoses
  • Perform and supervise detailed HVAC/Utilities design and validation of pharmaceutical and biotech facilities expansion and renovation projects.
  • contract engineer) * Perform detailed design of Power Plant/Utilities/HVAC/Process Engineering for industrial facilities.
  • contract engineer) * Perform detailed design of Vessels, Tanks, Rotating Equipment, Utilities/HVAC/Process Engineering for industrial facilities.

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17. Stress Analysis

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Here's how Stress Analysis is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Performed technical investigations to various clients including piping vibration analysis and piping stress analysis using Caesar II pipe stress software.
  • Performed stress analysis using Bentley Auto-Pipe software on upstream gas and produced crude piping.
  • Stress analysis of Composites Non conformance clearance by analysis, test or re-design.
  • Improved production edge card connectors locking integrity using Non Linear Stress Analysis.
  • Performed stress analysis to reduce weight and ensure adequate strength.
  • Prepared and/or QA reviewed design calculations and stress analysis for components related toReactor Coolant Pump for Korean nuclear power plants.
  • pipe stress analysis (Caesar II).

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18. Cost Estimates

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Here's how Cost Estimates is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Prepare specifications, validation documents, preventive maintenance manuals and project reports including cost estimates and schedules.
  • Created numerous Phase 0 long range forecast (LRF) planning cost estimates for fossil plant improvement projects.
  • Prepared proposals and cost estimates resulting in over $1,000,000 of new business.
  • Estimated and defended bids and cost estimates for new programs before Customer committees.
  • Provide cost estimates to sales for custom price quotations.
  • Provided input into project cost estimates and schedules.

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19. PCB

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Here's how PCB is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Developed mechanical documentation and process to specify PCB mechanical parameters for PC designers and HW engineers.
  • Assisted EE and PCB designers with CAD modeling for positioning of PCB components and cabling (Pro/Cable).
  • Implemented creative idea for a two PCB Assembly with a plug and play integrated power connection scheme.
  • Audit Finding: flux exposure caused contamination to PCBA assemblies and extensive corrosion to PCBA.
  • Integrated PCB, wiring, schematics, and automation to deliver a complete drawing package.
  • Performed Thermal Analysis using 6SigmaET to analysis solutions for Printed Circuit Assemblies (PCBA).
  • Provided mechanical DFM of PCB to ensure board manufacturability.
  • Integrated on mobile drives Driving electronics design, schematics generation, PCB layout and board characterization
  • Authored a steady state thermal analysis computer program and pcb thermal analysis program.
  • Designed rugged enclosure for processor PCBs and other components.

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20. CFD

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Here's how CFD is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Perform CFD analysis to optimize fluid flow path of mass flow controller and reduce pressure drop requirements for operation.
  • Produced CFD analyses for cold heat dissipation from low temperature piping to the structural element and cold box wall.
  • Lead Mechanical Engineer for two 1,500 MMSCFD gas compressor stations with three Solar Mars 15,000 HP turbine compressors.
  • Worked with CFD engineer to develop different concepts.
  • Completed airflow analysis utilizing CFDesign for the SmartBio, LACIS, and Firms programs.
  • Optimized thermal solutions with CFD tools (Flotherm) and wind tunnels.

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21. Autocad

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Here's how Autocad is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Work endorsed with AutoCAD, ANSYS, MS Office, and other software tools.
  • Assisted with process updates and updated electrical schematics using Autocad Electrical.

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23. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Served as lead mechanical engineer and supervisor of mechanical engineering group.
  • Assisted maintenance supervisor and maintenance technicians on repairs and upgrades in the shop and field.
  • Revised P&ID's, piping isometrics, and system description/design bases documents.
  • Experience with conformance to ISO 9001 standards and requirements for quality control.
  • Promoted to team lead for Mechanical/Thermal group, liaison to upper management.
  • Improved resistance to external vibration & shock using isolation methods.
  • Lead mechanical engineer developing new challenging NEBS compliant network switches utilizing internal product development procedures and ISO/QS requirements using Solidworks.
  • Performed Independent Government estimates of projects and performed comparisons to the estimates performed by onsite contractors and consultants.
  • Perform inspections, corrosion control, and trouble-shooting using fault isolation procedures, on Acft systems.
  • Generate new SOPs for Product Development Process and Risk Management compliant with ISO 14971.
  • Acted as resident thermal advisor and conducted all company thermal design and testing.
  • Acted as "Engineering Liaison" between company and all electro-mechanical outside vendors.

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24. Failure Analysis

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Here's how Failure Analysis is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Perform troubleshooting and failure analysis on technical problems.
  • Led design, environmental testing, failure analysis, and redesign that reduced cost and improved quality and reliability.
  • Provided 8D failure analysis support.
  • Conducted failure analysis assessment of ASDS Comms Mast assembly (field failure).
  • Designed Halt and Hass fixtures for failure analysis and quality assurance.

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25. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Alloy and heat treatment development; design verification, validation, FDA submission and manufacturing implementation.
  • Maintain manufacturing readiness for successful FDA and Certified Body auditing on periodic basis.
  • Authored product specifications and portions of FDA submissions; managed CAR's including redesign, validation and FDA filings.
  • Performed redesign for injection molding, injection mold tooling modification, extensive testing and validation, and FDA submission.
  • Worked in an environment governed by ISO 13485, FDA 21 CFR Part 820 and related Design Controls.
  • Developed and maintained the design history file and participated in the filing with the FDA and EU.
  • Tracked reliability, helped with complaint resolution, FDA 483 Remediation, CAPA owner, ECR owner.
  • Provided documentation procedures to build, qualify, and maintain equipment fixtures to meet FDA guidelines.
  • Assisted in obtaining ISO 13485 certification and FDA 510k clearance for diagnostic endoscopy system.
  • Design and built 15 clinical systems for FDA body sculpting.
  • Performed market trade studies and compiled product timeline projections for eventual CE Mark and FDA Product Approval.

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26. OEM

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Here's how OEM is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Managed product development with OEM manufacturing in Japan, Taiwan, Philippines, and China.
  • Developed measurement plan for Laser Tracker to locate CWB in aircraft fuselage to OEM tolerance.
  • Utilize OEM and Engineering drawings to modify aircraft structure or interiors
  • Managed new product release to overseas manufacturing OEM's.
  • Assist Sales by visiting OEMs and dealer shows.
  • Work with OEMs to improve product design.

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27. DFM

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Here's how DFM is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Produced the Product Specification, DFMEA, PPAP, test flows, test plans and test reports for all projects.
  • Define, design, review, and critique mechanical architecture, design aesthetics, and DFM/A.
  • Work with manufacturing in Malaysia for DFM/DFA and quality issues.
  • Applied his expertise and knowledge in implantable medical devices, provided significant DFM feedback for improved manufacturability and device reliability.
  • Completed DFM study of current ITM charger and implemented design changes tocorrect design and manufacturing issues.
  • Frequent conference call with off-shore CMs to discuss DFMs, quotes, and manufacturing issues.
  • Deployed Boothroyd Dewhurst DFMA analysis software in 2012 allowing for tradeoffs and design improvement recommendations based on cost estimate data.

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28. Tolerance Analysis

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Here's how Tolerance Analysis is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Perform statistical tolerance analysis of full product assemblies using Monte-Carlo method.
  • Perform tolerance analysis to assure proper form, fit and function.
  • Perform thermal, structural, weight and tolerance analysis.
  • Perform FEA and tolerance analysis.
  • Detail drawings using tolerance analysis and geometrical tolerancing.

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29. DOE

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Here's how DOE is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised and executed mechanical designs of base-build and base-bid-build projects related to military and DOE facilities.
  • Perform DFMEA, DOE s, analyze designs by use of engineering calculations, FEA, and statistical analysis.
  • Presented the tank farm closure plan to the client, DOE and other federal agencies.
  • Created DOE (Design of Experiments) for valve design verification and reliability requirements.
  • Worked with reliability group to perform a DOE (Design of Experiments).

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30. Test Procedures

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Here's how Test Procedures is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Lead in development of equipment specification and test procedures for assigned technical proposals and assigned projects.
  • Updated Environmental Stress Screening Procedures and Acceptance Test Procedures.
  • Design support such as test procedures, test fixtures/programs, costestimating, parts lists, prototype testing, etc.

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31. IPT

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Here's how IPT is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Integrate with IPT/Design/project/testing/management to meet cost, weight, schedule, functionality, integrity, and reliability.
  • Presented PDR and CDR to Boeing 787 IPT.
  • Manage and define tasking for a multidiscipline Integrated Platform Team (IPT).

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32. Data Sheets

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Here's how Data Sheets is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Prepared data sheets & requisitions for waste heat recovery units.

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33. Customer Requirements

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Here's how Customer Requirements is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Supervised team of 3 mechanical engineers to support core company products; coordinated project priorities with customer requirements.
  • Generated the customer/user requirements (identified, collected, and validated customer requirements).
  • Worked projects in a compressed schedule environment thereby exceeding Customer requirements.
  • Worked closely with Program Management to evaluate changing customer requirements and determine the best methods to meet the program objectives.
  • Interact with customers to develop new concepts and define Voice of Customer Requirements.

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34. Design Verification

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Here's how Design Verification is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Coordinated risk management, design verification, and transition activities from design to manufacturing of medical device connectors.
  • Implemented design verification and validations protocols including safety testing, manufacturing and end of line testing.
  • Created test procedure documents and responsible for all design verification testing.
  • Design verification test for structural integrity and functionality.
  • Conducted DVT (design verification tests) in various phases of the project.

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35. GD

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Here's how GD is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Lead multinational team of internal engineers based in the United States and the United Kingdom, plus Slovak subcontractors.
  • Acted as department GD&T subject matter expert; Created and presented in-service instructional workshops on the subject.
  • Worked as an Advanced GD&T Team Tutor to educate/implement GD&T practices companywide; Leading Design FMEA creation.

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36. Creo

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Here's how Creo is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Developed a self-taught fundamental knowledge of Creo
  • Designed close tolerance machine and sheet metal parts in CREO with Windchill, Intralink and Agile PLM.
  • Utilized Pro/Engineer or Creo for 3D modeling and 2D drawing, Windchill for documentation management throughout the development process.

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37. Structural Analysis

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  • Led development, design, and thermal/structural analysis for Comanche Antenna helicopter platform with seven composite antennas.
  • Performed thermal and structural analysis of numerous high-altitude aeronautical sub-assemblies.
  • Supervised structural analysis and design efforts in developing guidance section test adapter for the Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW).
  • Delivered the test fixture structural analysis results to the program at the PDR.
  • Group leader of thermal and structural analysis.
  • Provided technical consultation for many phases of analytical problems in thermal/structural analysis.

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38. New Designs

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  • Generated design modifications (electrical and mechanical) bringing new designs in-line with the certification requirements.
  • Coordinated design efforts to evaluate the mechanical properties and engineering analysis on new designs.
  • Worked with partners and suppliers in the development of new designs and processes.
  • Led field operations for engineering testing of new designs.
  • Developed vendor lists and worked with vendors on new designs and products to reduce the weight of the platforms.
  • Manage external resources for new designs, test equipment, and proto-builds and compliance.

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39. LNG

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Here's how LNG is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Assisted in the failure analysis of an In-pot LNG pump during shop testing.
  • Detailed analysis of GE 7 gas turbine as LNG liquefaction compressor driver Reviewed Elliott liquefaction compressors.
  • Lead Mechanical Engineer to Freeport LNG Import Terminal Project, Quintana Island, Texas.

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40. BOM

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  • Created drawings/documentation (fab/assembly), BoM, and test procedures in support of various Air Force programs.
  • Developed details, BOM, ECR, and SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures).
  • Total BOM cost ~ $15.

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41. UL

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Here's how UL is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Designed the second generation main console with modular configuration to allow near permanent availability.
  • Provide mechanical engineering consulting services for design, and analysis.
  • Designed hybrid hydraulic cylinder rod pump with counterbalance system.
  • Designed and successfully demonstrated an automatic dental mixing gun.
  • Reduced cost of the JSAM CCU by 35%, changed from a hand wired assembly, to a modular design.
  • Lead design, test engineer of gravity gradient boom mechanism successfully deployed on Air Force Radiation Experiment (REX) spacecraft.
  • Designed the main console with the Micro ATS computer controlling the air and fluids (AF) module.
  • Developed new product designs with aggressive schedule and budget while still delivering an innovative and attractive product.
  • Designed the second configuration of the (AF) module by replacing solenoids with step motors.
  • Inherited, performed, and documented test plan and results for Jupiter outdoor unit radio.
  • Performed deflection analysis of ASDS fairing and hydraulic reservoir (engineering change/ECP).
  • Initiated project design work on five full scale Apache helicopter training systems.
  • Developed High Powered Amplifier (HPA) concept for multiple helicopter applications.
  • Worked at a tight pace, and achieved machinery schedules
  • Shell compared results with estimated instrument response time.
  • Designed folded-fin heat sink enclosure for module.
  • Lead engineer for design and development of Halliburton's largest hydraulic SRP model.
  • Preformed 30 time history direct integrations simulations with a program called SIMPLE.
  • Identified power control module heatsink with marginal fatigue life.
  • Conceptualized and designed new generation suites of cockpit controllers for Embraer, Cessna and Dassault applications of Primus Epic avionics system.

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42. EMI

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  • Develop and design pressure vessel containers for semi-conductor CVD delivery system.
  • Designed various components for an Inductively Coupled Optical Emissions Spectrometer.
  • Designed shielding components to eliminate RFI/EMI interference.
  • Managed and drove continuous improvement programs (CIP) of RF plasma ion immersion implanting equipment for the semiconductor industry.
  • Phase 2 design of tanks and transfer pumps for oil and chemical transfer systems at new plant.
  • Set up and managed PCB manufacturing including all chemical baths, lasers, and exposure equipment.
  • Changed the design to be able to do same EMI protection using only 3 screws.
  • Collaborated with EMI/RFI test engineers for mechanical solutions to lower noise.
  • Identified and procured equipment for in house Safety and EMI/EMC evaluation.
  • Worked with testing labs to determine emissions output and IP ratings.
  • Perform Phase 1 and 2 design of boiler chemical cleaning system.
  • Phase 1 and 2 design of chemical cleaning piping.
  • Modified systems per SEMI Guidelines.
  • Devised experiments using foil & semiconductor strain gages to identify mechanically or thermally induced stresses on ceramic capacitors.
  • Gained knowledge in radiated emissions and electrostatic discharge including theories behind shielding and enclosing electro mechanical assemblies.
  • Used Solidworks to develop new and aesthetically pleasing LED lights for semi and automotive industry.
  • Power User of COSMOS SIMULATION Premium, Ansys, and similar FEA Software packages.
  • Worked with Chomerics on implementing a new eco-friendly high suppression EMI coating.
  • Seconded to Cytec Chemical Melamine plant in Westwego, Louisiana.

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43. Raytheon

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Here's how Raytheon is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Participated in the testing and optimization of the Raytheon RFID tracking system during the DHS Proof of Concept phase
  • Authored Raytheon Missile Systems Composites Design Guide.
  • Collaborated with two major defense contractors (Raytheon/Primex Aerospace) on all design, qualification, schedule, and financial issues.
  • Advised and flowed Raytheon's requirements to DHS, architectural firms, contactors and Government facilities leads.

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44. III

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Here's how III is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Aligned resources to develop processes and procedures resulting in CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) Level III Hardware Engineering assessment.
  • Supported the NSROC III re-compete proposal for Technical Services Division (TSD).

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45. DOD

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  • Received a letter of commendation for exceptional service from a classified DoD Program Office (2011).
  • Designed prototypes of noninvasive cardiologic and body fluid monitoring devices for the DOD and hospitals.

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46. Mechanical Parts

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Here's how Mechanical Parts is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Developed mechanical parts and enclosures.
  • Achieved 30% cost and 5% part counts reduction on mechanical parts and assemblies per unit.
  • Design and fabricate mechanical parts for pulse generator to be used in a clinical trial.
  • Design and fabricate mechanical parts for new variable length pulse generator.
  • Designed all mechanical parts from concept through detailed design.

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47. Design Changes

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Here's how Design Changes is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Evaluated and incorporated design changes within tight budget and schedule requirements.
  • Redesigned the ITM (in-the-mouth unit) nest/tray of the current charger to accept 4thgeneration design changes to the ITM module.
  • Shock barge testing was performed and design passed with only minor design changes.
  • Design changes on vaporizer systems yielded 15 % cost reductions on each system.
  • Implemented design changes at the overseas manufacturing site.
  • Initiated design changes, cost reductions and DFSS for modularized extraction equipment.

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48. Icepak

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Here's how Icepak is used in Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs:
  • Analyzed heating of wireless telecommunication cabinets and custom built circuit boards using ICEPAK (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Fluent software.
  • Perform detailed thermal and structural analysis using Ansys Workbench and IcePak.

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50. PDM

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  • Produce conceptuallayouts, manual installation, and assembly design and detail drawings for release in PDM.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Principal Mechanical Engineer

New Product Development

17.0%

Mechanical Design

16.0%

Solidworks

6.3%

Prototype

6.0%

CAD

5.7%

FEA

5.1%

Plastic Parts

4.6%

Project Management

4.5%

Engineering Support

4.0%

Cost Savings

3.6%

Design Reviews

3.5%

Ansys

3.4%

Mechanical Equipment

3.1%

Technical Support

2.7%

R

2.6%

Hvac

2.6%

Stress Analysis

2.6%

Cost Estimates

2.5%

PCB

2.1%

CFD

2.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Principal Mechanical Engineer

Rank Skill
1 New Product Development 12.4%
2 Mechanical Design 11.6%
3 Solidworks 4.6%
4 Prototype 4.4%
5 CAD 4.1%
6 FEA 3.7%
7 Plastic Parts 3.3%
8 Project Management 3.3%
9 Engineering Support 2.9%
10 Cost Savings 2.6%
11 Design Reviews 2.6%
12 Ansys 2.5%
13 Mechanical Equipment 2.3%
14 Technical Support 2.0%
15 R 1.9%
16 Hvac 1.9%
17 Stress Analysis 1.9%
18 Cost Estimates 1.8%
19 PCB 1.5%
20 CFD 1.5%
21 Autocad 1.4%
22 Test Cases 1.4%
23 ISO 1.2%
24 Failure Analysis 1.2%
25 FDA 1.2%
26 OEM 1.0%
27 DFM 1.0%
28 Tolerance Analysis 1.0%
29 DOE 1.0%
30 Test Procedures 1.0%
31 IPT 0.9%
32 Data Sheets 0.9%
33 Customer Requirements 0.9%
34 Design Verification 0.9%
35 GD 0.9%
36 Creo 0.9%
37 Structural Analysis 0.9%
38 New Designs 0.9%
39 LNG 0.8%
40 BOM 0.8%
41 UL 0.8%
42 EMI 0.7%
43 Raytheon 0.7%
44 III 0.7%
45 DOD 0.7%
46 Mechanical Parts 0.7%
47 Design Changes 0.7%
48 Icepak 0.7%
49 CNC 0.7%
50 PDM 0.7%
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