Andrew Helgeson

Andrew T. Helgeson
7562 31st ST N, Oakdale, MN 55128, 651-334-2080

Objective: To obtain a Mechanical Engineering position, which allows me to utilize my hands on engineering
experiences and comprehensive expertise, to create inventive design solutions and engineering practices aimed at
increased profitability and productivity.

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Specialized Coursework:
Internal Combustion Engines, Case Studies In Thermal Engineering, Thermal Engineering Laboratory, Engineering
Safety, & Project Management.

SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Infor, QSI, LabView, Microsoft Office (Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook), Windows, and
Mac OS.

Viking Performance, Lakeville, MN
Mechanical Engineer February 2015 – Present
• Develop innovative design solutions, including shock components, mounting hardware, and complete bolt in
assemblies (Corvette Rear Coil-Over Kit – Vette Magazine, February 2016).
• Perform comprehensive engineering calculations including strength, stress, fatigue, and flow, to evaluate
design validity.
• Construct CAD models of design components and assembles, as well as create manufacturing prints utilizing
GD&T, including specifying material, tolerances, surface finishes, and hardness.
• Create and implement quality control practices in accordance with industry inspection standards, including
performing quality control procedures for incoming material.
• Implement new and inventive thinking, in regards to suggesting vehicle spring rate, based on proprietary
calculations and variables relating to vehicle dynamics.
• Aid customers, dealers, and vendors by recommending appropriate shocks for a given application, including
offering baseline shock settings and comprehensive tuning support.
• Using industry knowledge, promote new product releases and company activities on various social media
• Responsible for maintaining the company race car, including rebuilding, replacing, and installing components as
needed, as well as setting up and tuning the chassis during events.
United Gear & Assembly, Hudson, WI
Manufacturing Engineer February 2014 – February 2015
• Develop manufacturing processes for parts in accordance with customer prints, as well as construct process
prints for each manufacturing operation utilizing GD&T.
• Design and oversee the fabrication of manufacturing tooling for a given part and manufacturing operation
• Develop and maintain a routing of operations for costing purposes and for the most effective method of part
• Assist with engineering department activities and carry out new procedures and programs.
Interests & Activities:
• Restoring and rebuilding a 1962 Buick Invicta, including rebuilding the transmission, designing and
fabricating a custom transmission mount, fabricating and installing a custom limited slip rear differential, as
well as re-engineering the brake system to use modern components for increased brake performance.

  • Updated 8 years ago

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