Andrew Caron

Andrew Caron
Gear Test Engineer at Rexnord Industries
Gear Test Engineer at Rexnord
June 2014 – Present (1 year 10 months)
• Develop test plans and procedures with design and project engineers • Design tooling and test fixtures •
Execute product evaluation using vibration, sound, and data acquisition equipment • Communicate test
results, progress on testing, and issues encountered to team members • Coordinate project scheduling with
lab team to test and use lab resources efficiently
President at UW-Milwaukee BAJA SAE Race Team
June 2013 – June 2014 (1 year 1 month)
• Managed officers and race team to design, manufacture and race our off-road vehicles while developing
young engineering professionals • Responsible for university affairs, travel arrangements, vehicle design,
manufacturing, financials and coordinating sponsorship with companies.
Test Engineering Intern at Caterpillar Inc.
May 2013 – August 2013 (4 months)
• Commissioned a 1000V test stand used to simulate mine conditions for mining products • Evaluated
the performance of a prototype temporary roof support • Participated in a low cost production analysis •
Traveled to Virginia to benchmark a competitor’s continuous miner
Recruitment Chair at UW-Milwaukee BAJA SAE Race Team
September 2010 – May 2013 (2 years 9 months)
• Former Chassis 41 Project Lead Fall Semester 2010 • Organized opportunities for prospective team
members to contribute to creation of off road racing vehicle • Coordinated build sessions for new members
to collaborate with senior members on the completion of complicated projects
Hydraulics Evaluation Intern at Case-New Holland
June 2012 – August 2012 (3 months)
• Designed and maintained prototype cylinder testing equipment • Repaired skid loader test cylinders •
Fabricated hydraulic hoses and fitting assemblies • Installed prototype and testing components into combines
and other agricultural equipment
Engine Products Group Co-op at Modine Manufacturing Company
January 2011 – June 2011 (6 months)
• Conducted strenuous quality control experiments on radiators, engine gas re-circulators, and charged air
coolers • Worked through complicated design process to create a casting modification fixture • Lead coolant
boiling study and thermal cycle testing projects
Frame Design Co-op at Harley-Davidson Motor Company
June 2009 – December 2009 (7 months)
• Communicated with suppliers to fix assembly line processes due to variation in quality of parts • Worked
with mechanics to assemble parts and systems • Worked with machinists to machine prototype parts, SLS
and standard steel • Took PRO E classes and used GD & T to create and review prints • Assisted lead project
engineers by communicating to the machinists and mechanics what work needed to be completed • Worked
on projects with lead engineers using PRO E software for design and then ordered parts for assemblies
Machinist at UW-Formula SAE Racing Team
September 2007 – May 2009 (1 year 9 months)
• Member of the Suspension Team and responsible for bearing design • Manufactured suspension parts using
a lathe, mill, grinders, sanders, and air tools • Maintained suspension system of the car while at the track test
driving on the weekends • Researched ways to make the car faster and more efficient
Technical Fabrication Intern at Polaris Industries
June 2008 – August 2008 (3 months)
• Machined tools and parts, ranging from a cradle for a military tow bar to brackets for power steering and
oil testing fixtures • Integrated into Corporate America by working with mentors and other interns • Gained
experience with manual mills, lathes, a surface grinder, and iron press • Worked on oil testing data analysis
with senior intern and graphed results of oil pump inlet and outlet temps vs. frequency, peak current, and
hold current for -40F, -20F, 0F, and 32F and frequencies .5Hz, 1Hz, 2Hz, and 3Hz • Traveled to multiple site
locations to learn more about company culture and different work environments
Coxswain at Wisconsin Men’s Crew
September 2007 – May 2008 (9 months)
• Motivated crew to perform at the division-one level • Responsible for the entire boat including the power
and rhythm of the rowers while maintaining the course of the boat • Led a “bow-coxed” four to a second
place finish at the 2007 American Heritage Classic in Wyandotte, Michigan • Daily practice at 4 p.m. with
two 6:45 a.m. practices a week, one on Saturday mornings
September 2010 to May 2014
Members:Andrew Caron
BAJA SAE is a collegiate design competition run by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The
concept is to design, build, and race a single seat off-road vehicle that can withstand the punishment of the
toughest racing environments. An addition goal of the SAE series is to generate financial support through
sponsors, all while maintaining our individual academic excellence. This series simulates the real-world
scenario of exposing the team members to possible situations we could face in our post-collegiate careers.
Off-road racing, the outdoors, fishing, atvs, hockey, hunting, and snowboarding.
Skills & Expertise
Pro Engineer
Project Management
Problem Solving
Customer Service
Automation Studio
Microsoft Office
Auto Racing
PTC Creo
Vibration Analyst: Category 2
October 2015
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Mechanical Engineering, 2010 – 2014
Activities and Societies: Society of Automotive Engineers BAJA-SAE
Dublin City University
Mechanical Engineering, 2012 – 2012
Grade: 2012 Spring Semester
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Mechanical Engineering, 2007 – 2009
Activities and Societies: Wisconsin Men’s Crew Team Wisconsin SAE Formula Racing
Andrew Caron
Gear Test Engineer at Rexnord Industries
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