Vibration Analysis Intern
May 2013 – Present (3 years)Valparaiso, IN
This position involves efficiently collecting and analyzing vibration signatures of over 650 pieces of equipment across four different electric generation and natural gas storage plants. The equipment types include centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, fans, blowers, compressors and motors. Overall vibration trends are monitored and key indicators are searched for in the vibration signatures to discover potential equipment failure weeks to months in advance. These indications allow for efficient and effective repairs with minimal downtime.
July 2008 – May 2013 (4 years 11 months)La Porte, IN
This position involves managing the custom product line, which is heavily focused on cabinets for storing hazardous and flammable chemicals. Custom drawings are prepared for a wide variety of customized features and, once approved, are used as a guideline for the production process. Constant communication is maintained with production personnel in the different stages of production to ensure the product is being built to the customers specification in an appropriate amount of time.
In addition to the custom products, this position is responsible for managing multiple standard production aspects. The inventory of all blank steel in constantly evaluated to ensure appropriate resources are available for the production needs. Likewise, standard product inventory is managed, and production schedules are adjusted based on these inventory levels.
Vibration Analyst: Category 2(Link)Vibration Institute
Vibration Institute, License 1407-6824A
July 2014 – September 2019
Purdue University-North Central Campus
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Mechanical Engineering
2012 – 2016