Brad Vinckier



Houghton, MI

Brad R. Vinckier
1309 Ruby Ave., Houghton, MI 49931
(586) 651-5230
Michigan Technological University
Majors: Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering
GPA: 3.87 Graduating April 2016

Engineering Experience
Product Development ZF TRW Automotive, Romeo, MI Summer 2015
Main Objective: Prototype and test new fabric-diffuser concepts for curtain air-bags
• Created drawings of each concept in AutoCAD and determined tolerances
• Prototyped concepts, conducted testing, wrote test reports and re-iterated designs

Advanced Manufacturing Stryker Medical, Kalamazoo, MI Summer 2014
Main Objective: Support the design of an assembly line for a new medical product.
• Conducted process failure mode effect analysis
• Provided design change suggestions to R&D to improve manufacturability
• Determined process flow and material needs for assembly station
• Designed and prototyped fixtures for manufacturing

R&D Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, WI May-Dec. 2013
Main Objective: Develop a predictive tool for product developers to use when evaluating product
designs of Huggies diapers
• Created a set of FEA models in Abaqus
• Used programming (python) to automate the process in order to quickly obtain data
• Performed statistical analysis to determine patterns
• Conducted consumer use studies and developed anthropometric databases

Other Experience
Senior Capstone Design, Stryker Instruments Fall 2015-Present
Main objective: Design a piezoelectric bone sculptor for use in head and spine surgeries

Volunteer Ski Patroller, Mont Ripley Ski Patrol Fall 2011-Present
• Respond to and manage any medical emergencies on the hill

Blue Key National Honor Society, Special Events Committee Spring 2012-Present
• Special events co-chair, responsible for organizing 14 events during 2 weeks for Winter Carnival

Michigan Tech Tennis Club, Officer Fall 2011-Present
• Organized trips to tournaments at other Universities, recruited new members, led practices

Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain Fall 2014
• Stayed with host family, took humanity classes, taught English to elementary students

Computer Skills: Solidworks, AutoCAD, Creo Elements (Pro-E), Siemens NX, Abaqus, JMP 10,
MATLAB, experience with python and java languages, Microsoft Office

  • Updated 8 years ago

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