Engineer

Name : Meiling Piao
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : San Jose,CA
Job Title Engineer
Relocation Preferences : No
Objective :
Resume :  
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Dynamic and driven engineering professional; intuitive and conscientious performer and project leader able to identify areas for improvement, significantly boosting accuracy and quality while reducing costs.
Analytical hands-on technical professional with more than four years of mechanical design and project management experience with background in providing engineering expertise in diverse industries, such as construction, design, manufacturing, and technology development. Complex problem solver proficient in 3D modeling and mechanical and structural analysis / calculation; expert in use of industry tools. Knowledgeable in FEA analysis. Strong interpersonal skills, working well with teams, vendors, and all professional levels. Technical expertise includes
Platforms / OS:Windows
Software:FEA; AutoCAD; Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Project; SketchUp; Risa; SolidWorks; Inventor; Ansys; Matlab
Languages:Jscript; FORTRAN; C

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS
MCLAREN ENGINEERING GROUP, West Nyack, NY2008 - 2009
Mechanical Engineer
Performed mechanical and structural analysis and designed entertainment equipment, stage settings, and amusement devices. Collaborated with designers and clients and worked across engineering disciplines to integrate mechanical elements into overall designs and achieve desired artistic concepts. Partnered with other engineers and personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions, and provide technical information. Read and interpreted blueprints, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports. Conducted research to test and analyze feasibility, design, operation, and performance. Produced calculation books.
Managed Drafters in completing project, improving accuracy and efficiency while minimizing cost by 30%.
Developed / evaluated computer-generated models and designs from conceptual inputs.
Reduced time and costs 50% by creating standard calculation spreadsheets for typical conditions.
CRYSTAL CURTAIN WALL SYSTEMS, CORP., Flushing, NY2006 - 2008
Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager
Oversaw entire life cycle of large-scale projects through design, fabrication, and installation. Directed Design Team in generating concepts, models, and profiles, and in cutting formula, BOM, and installation. Coordinated with clients, architects, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, and interior designers. Supervised installers onsite. Developed Engineering Department to provide valued technical support. Evaluated suppliers. Quantified take-offs. Maintained and adjusted schedule and punch list.
Launched Curtain Wall Department and spearheaded development of first fabrication and implementation of Tingwall system in New York City.
Established standardized documents and procedures and standard formats of fabrication drawings.
Developed and implemented QA systems, which included development of QA documents. Decreased defective products 98% and saved cost of material and labor by serving on QA Committee, supervising shop production and inspecting finished products before release.
Contained project costs by managing cost flows, balance of payments, and change orders; implemented Materials Requirements Planning.
Trained new designers in using AutoCAD and expanded their design knowledge.
UAD GROUP, Brooklyn, NY2005 - 2006
Designer / Assistant Project Manager
Created detailed fabrication, and assembly drawings. Supervised five overseas drafters, ensuring quality of drawings and resolving emerging issues. Interacted with clients, architects, contractors, vendors, and interior designers throughout project life cycle. Supervised and scheduled on-budget material purchasing, workshop production, and site erection. Compiled submission package and tracked project progress. Maintained correspondence with clients and vendors, responding to questions and resolving issues. Organized project files.
Completed Curtain Wall facade design and construction of Appelman Loft project AOL innovator, Barry Appelmans, $4M loft in New York City while keeping costs low and quality optimized.
Revised and customized design at location during installation, which reduced material costs by 5% and project time by three months.
FINN-POWER SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., Englewood Cliffs, NJ 2005
Software Tester (Intern)

Tested and debugged computer software systems, using FORTRAN with AutoCAD, Windows, and Access tools for sheet metal cutting machines.
Developed program that automatically recorded test results in Excel spreadsheet, reducing testing time by 60%.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2005
COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, NY
Bachelor of Engineering, Automotive Engineering, 2001
TONGJI UNIVERSITY, Shanghai, P.R. China
Top Student Scholarship Recipient ~ Excellent Graduate of Shanghai Designation

Fluent in English and Mandarin; Conversant in Korean


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