Mechanical Engineering

Name : Pragnesh
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : fridley,MN
Job Title Mechanical Engineering
Relocation Preferences : any
Objective :
Resume :  
Pragnesh Patel
1200 72nd avenue northeast, Fridley, MN 55432, Home 201.310.8898, pgpatel[at]
To develop a career in a quality driven production environment where I can utilize my skills set in engineering.
MS, Mechanical Engineering Exp. 2010
Michigan Tech University
Focus: Manufacturing and Design GPA: 3.34/4.0
BE, Mechanical Engineering 2007
Gujarat University
Focus: Computer aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) GPA: 3.94/4.0
Work Experience
Shilchar Technology LTD, Gujarat, India July07-Dec07
Quality Engineer
Inspected inventories, products, and equipment to detect defects and malfunctions. Improved the Supplier quality rating.
Read and analyzed charts, work ordered, and production schedules to determine production requirements.
Tracked quality data and Compiled Inventory inspection reports (IIR and NCMR) and records. Developed guidelines and negotiations for Suppliers.
Set-up SAP-ERP materials management module for the department helping the inventory control
Eliminated quality and manufacturing problems using Six sigma fundamentals, 8D Problem solving technique, Fishbone diagram, Pareto analysis, DOE and FMEA.
Assisted quality audits and managing documents as per ISO standards.
Piramal Glass Ltd., Gujarat Dec06-Apr07
Process engineer intern
Studied of the plant layout and production line processes. Analyzed the data collected at the different departments.
Designed, developed and implemented Six Sigma Methodology (Green Belt).
Established and maintained cross-functional relationships which support effective resolution of operational, maintenance, and regulatory problems.
Discussed and proposed the solution for the problem arisen in the weekly meeting by different types of analysis methods (i.e. DMAIC methodology, Fishbone analysis, 5-WHY analysis, Root cause analysis, Problem solving methods, PFMEA, DFMEA, Control plans) for continuous improvement.
Configured and improved system/plant performance and production planning procedure.
Teaching and Academic experience
Teaching Assistant
Subjects : Robotics, CAD/CAM, Statics, Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials
Participated in numerous paper presentation competitions related to Robotics, CAM/CAM, I C Engine, Nanotechnology.
Research and Projects
Graduate Research
Title: Design, analysis and fabrication of self adaptive thermal switch for uniform heat distribution
Designing(2D and 3D modeling) of thermal switch array by using Pro-Engineering
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of uniform heat distribution in thermal switch array
Fabrication and experimental analysis of the thermal switch array
TEREX Handlers, Baraga, Michigan Spring 2009
Lean Leadership Laboratory
Led the Cycle Time Reduction Kaizen Event for Productivity improvement and Capacity planning
Implemented Lean Manufacturing concepts to eliminate waste by 25% and reduced cycle time by 15%
Improved 5S, Visual Control & Ergonomic Scores

Advanced Machining processes project Spring 2009
Developed detailed machining process flow for single cylinder engine.
Performed FEA and force calculations during machining of the single cylinder.
Calculated tool life, machining time, machining cost and parameters which affect final cost.
Minimized cost of operation using DOE methods.
PETTIBONE Traverse Lift LLC, Baraga, Michigan Spring 2008
Academic Project
Developed strategy plan & model for New Product Launch
Executed parallel development process in place of sequential development
Computed different parameters such as Time To Market, S curve and performed VRIN Analysis
P. Patel, C. K. Choi, and D. D. Meng, \"Superhydrophilic Surfaces for Antifogging and Antifouling Microfluidic Devices,\" Journal of the Association for Laboratory Automation, vol. 15, pp. 114-119, 2010.
F. Teng, S. Santhanagopalan, R. Lemmens, X. Geng, P. Patel, and D. D. Meng, \"In situ growth of LiFePO4 nanorod arrays under hydrothermal condition,\" Solid State Sciences, vol. 12, pp. 952-955, 2010.
X. Geng, P. Patel, and D. D. Meng, \"A Self-Adaptive Thermal Switch Array to Stabilize the Temperature of MEMS Devices,\" in Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, Hong Kong, China, 2010, pp. 148-151.
M. Nie, P. Patel, S. Kai, and D. D. Meng, \"Superhydrophilic anti-fog polyester film by oxygen plasma treatment,\" in Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems, 2009. NEMS 2009. 4th IEEE International Conference on, 2009, pp. 1017-1020.
Computer Skills
ERP-SAP, AutoCAD, Pro-E, Solid Edge, ComSol, Matlab, Minitab, SAS, C Programming, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project
Technical Skills
Custom Fabrication: Micromachining, Photolithography, Sputtering, Etching, Drilling, Milling, CNC programming
Engineering/Mechanical/Aeronautical Technical Competition, 2006 - 2007
Event Organizer: Secured venue, Procured corporate sponsors, Arranged for and set up technical equipment, Selected and scheduled judges, Wrote and produced advertisements
1.Prof. Dennis Desheng Meng
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University
815 R. L. Smith Building, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
Tel#: 906-4873551, Email: dmeng[at]
2.Prof Chang K Choi
Department of Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University
815 R. L. Smith Building, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
Tel#: 906-4871463, Email: cchoi[at]
3.Prof. Joanne L Scillitoe
School of Business & Economics, Management, Michigan Technological University
815 R. L. Smith Building, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931
Tel#: 906- 4873267, Email: jlscilli[at]

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