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Eric P. Stern

Ericstern94@gmail.com | www.ericstern94.com

EDUCATION


University of California Santa Barbara                                                                                                                                 
B.S. Mechanical Engineering – Cumulative GPA 3.5                                                                                                                                                                                 June 2016
 
Senior Capstone Project: Waveguide Manufacturing Study

  • Project manager for a team of four mechanical engineers that submitted a manufacturing study of airplane radar waveguides sponsored by an industry leader, Orbitals ATK. Researched and tested new additive manufacturing techniques for producing waveguides to allow for complex internal geometries and cost reduction. Validated results through various tests at UCSB’s materials research lab.

University of California San Diego Extension – Classes                                                                                                                                                                          Fall 2017

Palomar College – Class – Programming Fundamentals II                                                                                                                                                                        Fall 2017

WORK EXPERIENCE


CalAmp                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Carlsbad, CA
Associate Engineer                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Apr 2017– Present

  • Design plastic injection housing for electronics in a large scale production environment utilizing DFM principles
  • Use FEA analysis tools to optimize design and injection molding parameters
  • Work with electrical and RF engineers to integrate PCBA design with mechanical design
  • Generate parts, assemblies and drawings utilizing GD&T and ISO compliant revision control
  • Oversee contract manufacturers for tooling design and fabrication
  • Validate housings against Mil, IEC and ISO standards
  • Assist with board layout and schematic design
  • Verify RF and thermal performance
  • EMI shield can and cable harness design

Sage Millimeter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Torrance, CA
Mechanical Engineer                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Jan 2017– Feb 2017

  • Designed microwave and millimeterwave components and sub-assemblies
  • Created antennas, transducers, isolators, and switches along with other components to expand their product offerings
  • Based on customer feedback, redesigned several products with smaller footprints while providing similar attenuation

Hologic Gen-Probe                                                                                                                                                                                                                         San Diego, CA
Mechanical Engineering Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                 June 2015– Aug 2015

  • Analyzed the throughput for an automated molecular testing instrument to increase the efficiency of the aliquoting process on their Tomcat machine, resulting in over 10% reduction in overall cycle time
  • Developed process enhancements and validated them with mechanical, electrical, and software engineers
  • Produced 3D printed parts to determine feasibility of design changes allowing the machine to use competitors vials

Applied Silicone                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Santa Paula, CA
Mechanical Engineering Intern                                                                                                                                                                                               June 2014 – Sept 2014

  • Designed and manufactured automated machines for processing medical grade silicone that helped to secure a million dollar contract
  • Created a pneumatic removable fixture for a six axis robot to hold and power attachments for improved versatility
  • Used building schematics to create a floor plan layout for industrial machines to optimize the work area
  • Designed, analyzed and built a chemical fume hood with optimal airflow for less cost than those commercially available

University of California Santa Barbara                                                                                                                                                                                   Santa Barbara, CA
Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Mar 2014 – June 2016

  • Served as a teaching assistant for the engineering design course: Graphics, CAD &Design
  • Subject matter expert at Solidworks; taught fellow students and graded papers on GD&T and other design principles

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA                                                                                                                                                                                                         Encinitas, CA
Senior Lifeguard, Swim Instructor                                                                                                                                                                                            Dec 2009 – Sept 2013

  • Supervised multiple swimming pools, enforcing all facility rules, regulations and policies
  • Led group and private swim lessons for children, youth and adult students as a YMCA Certified Instructor

 
ACTIVITIES, SKILLS & INDEPENDENT ENDEAVORS


  • Experienced user of Solidworks, Labview, Draftsight, Onshape, Pads, OrCAD, Visio, Excel and Word
  • Knowledgeable in Java, Matlab, C++ and Python languages
  • Engineer in Training (EIT)
  • ASME Member
  • Self taught welding and motor cycle repair; worked as vintage motorcycle mechanic
  • Solo backpacked through 14 countries

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