Evan Jones


Test Engineer

Minneapolis, MN

Evan Jones
Test Engineer
Test Engineer at Thermo King
July 2015 – Present (9 months)
Service Manager at Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd.
December 2014 – August 2015 (9 months)
Vibration Engineer at Twin City Fan
October 2009 – November 2014 (5 years 2 months)
• New Product Development – Work with a R&D team from project conception to product release – Validate
design decisions by means of vibration testing – Develop techniques used to analyze the mechanical quality
of new products – Perform modal testing to pinpoint weak load transfer areas and resonant mode shapes •
Nuclear Quality Assurance Test Engineer – Involvement with six successful NQA-1 projects – Author test
procedures to comply with nuclear industry standards – Perform mechanical run, shaft seal leakage, sound,
and air performance tests – Effectively communicate with customers to build strong business relationships
and establish a level of trust needed when supplying products for nuclear facilities • Project Management
– Create project requirements and provide equipment specifications – Manage vibration and balancing
equipment purchases, installations, training, and calibration procedures – Successfully managed the design,
manufacturing, installation, commissioning, and training of 10 production vibration collection and balancing
system that has reduced manufacturing time, improved the vibration quality of the products, and reduced
downtime in the final testing process • Vibration and Balancing – Instruct balancers to utilize traditional
and innovative balancing techniques – Provide expertise to sales, service, engineering, and manufacturing
departments – Solve vibration problems with fans up to 1000 HP – Proficient with precision balancing
to achieve ultra-low vibration quality the industry requires. • Customer Service – Work with customers
to solve quality issues – Cooperatively worked with an OEM customer to reduce the rejection rate due to
excessive vibration from 50% to almost 1% by implementing a manufacturing procedure change. – Engage
with onsite visits to solve vibration problems.
Commercial Glazer at Midwest Glass
August 2005 – December 2009 (4 years 5 months)
• Fabricated and installed commercial doors and windows
Owner at Killer Cage Traps
October 2005 – March 2008 (2 years 6 months)
• Managed and fulfilled all aspects of the business including design, management, manufacturing, sales,
and shipment of animal cage traps • Market research indicated a demand for large and custom built traps •
Maximum production reached 500 traps per year
Skills & Expertise
Finite Element Analysis
3D Solid Modeling
Vibration Analysis
Microsoft Office
Team Management
Failure Analysis
Rotating Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Continuous Improvement
Product Development
Mechanical Engineering
Project Management
Customer Service
South Dakota State University
BS, Mechanical Engineering, 2005 – 2009
Activities and Societies: Society of Automotive Engineers, FSAE Wild Hare Racing Team
Vibration Institute
ISO Category III Vibration Analyst, 2013
Evan Jones
Test Engineer
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