Jeffrey Brooks


Marketing Representative

Culpeper, VA

Permanent Address:
2131 Cypress Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
Cell: (540) 222-7669; Home: (540) 829-4080

February 23, 2016

Dear National Engineering Resources,

My name is Jeffrey Brooks and I’m a recent graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Mechanical
Engineering. I’m originally from Culpeper, VA and I’m currently searching for a mechanical engineering position in
the surrounding area. I learned of the Mechanical Engineer opportunity in Staunton, VA through Virginia Tech
Career Services.

I’m particularly interested in the Mechanical Engineer position because I have coursework and project
experience that I believe would greatly help me to meet the needs of this position. During my senior year of college,
I worked on an R&D project involving the acquisition of accurate data from road surface features and the
subsequent use of that data in the maintenance of road surfaces and the design of vehicles for the automotive
industry. This project required me to develop plans based on client needs and to design necessary structural
components for a system while prioritizing it for proper functioning in harsh environments including vibration, heat,
acceleration, and aerodynamic loading. Because of the complexity and the necessary accuracy of the system, I
consistently performed FEA/fatigue analyses using AutoDesk Inventor/Multiphysics and modified structural designs
accordingly to achieve a system-level design that would satisfy all client requirements and survive its intended use. I
was also in constant communication with the client, engineering manager, manufacturer, and other team members
about any necessary changes in design and troubleshooting of any problems with interactions between system
components. Separate from this project, I was involved in laboratory and engineering testing coursework where I
analyzed technical setups including airfoil performance, fluid flow and heat transfer characteristics in varying
environments, thermodynamic systems, and electrical systems. In addition to physical experimentation, I used CAD
software to virtually simulate most of these technical setups. I’ve also had coursework and experience with
thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics outside of HVAC, power-generation systems, etc. in the fields
of internal combustion engines and Automotive Engineering. Additional information regarding my academic and
professional experience is outlined in my attached resume.

In addition to my academic and professional work, I also have a large amount of experience in working
with clients/customers through many extra-curricular projects that I’ve been involved in and volunteer/employment
positions that I’ve held. I hold unique strengths in working and connecting with clients, ensuring capability of
service, and exhibition of public-relations skills. For these reasons, I’m very interested in both client-based projects
and commercial product projects.

I would enjoy the opportunity to learn more about this Mechanical Engineer position through National
Engineering Resources and to interview for the position. I am available for contact by phone, email, and mail. If any
other information from me is necessary, then I will be glad to provide it. I will attempt to follow-up regarding this
position in one week. Thank you for your time and your consideration.


Jeffrey Craig Brooks, EIT
Enclosure(s): JeffreyCraigBrooks_Resume_02_23_16.pdf (resumé)
Jeffrey Craig Brooks, EIT
Permanent Address:
2131 Cypress Drive
Culpeper, VA 22701
Cell: (540) 222-7669; Home: (540) 829-4080

Objective: Mechanical Engineering position involving design, research, and analysis related to client-based projects
and commercial products; particular interest in CAD systems and analytical methods in mechanical design

Education: Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, 2015
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

Summary of Qualifications:
• Designated as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT) by the DPOR Board for APELSCIDLA in the state of Virginia, 2016
• Coursework in analytical/measurement methods for thermodynamic systems, fluid/heat/mass transfer systems, electrical
systems, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and the development/testing/troubleshooting of system-level design solutions
• Project experience in the design and analysis of systems and assemblies intended to function in extreme environments
• Laboratory and CAD experience in mechanical design, electrical design, thermodynamic systems, and fluid/heat transfer

Computer Qualifications:
AutoDesk: AutoCAD and Inventor ANSYS PSpice
MATLAB/Simulink and LabVIEW Aspen Plus Microsoft Office Suite

Professional, Academic, and Employment Experience:
Virginia Tech – Senior Design Project Blacksburg, VA, 2014 – 2015
• Worked on an R&D project in the Vehicle Terrain Performance Laboratory (VTPL)
• Designed and manufactured a vehicle-mounted laser-scanning system to acquire accurate data from road surface features
• Performed extensive 3D CAD modeling, FEA/fatigue analyses, modification, and research for system components meant to
function while being subjected to excessive heat, vibration, acceleration, and dynamic loading
• Presented and reported project progress to client, faculty, engineering manager, and industry experts

Virginia Tech – Mechanical Engineering Laboratory Blacksburg, VA, 2014 – 2014
• Analyzed the cost and efficiency of individual HVAC units vs. central HVAC in an apartment complex setting
• Used CFD software to simulate fluid flow and heat transfer scenarios by constructing virtual engineering components,
creating finite-difference meshes/physical parameters, and analyzing the fluid/heat flow characteristics from each simulation
• Performed physical/virtual analysis and measurement of varying types of electrical circuits using test equipment and PSpice
• Presented and reported findings and recommended solutions based on analyses to faculty

DAVE THE MOVER LLC (Moving Service Provider) Bealeton, VA, 2015 – Present
• Promote the company as its Marketing Representative; responsible for traveling to real estate agencies, storage facilities, and
housing developments to give information sessions and exhibit the company’s services
• Create business contact spreadsheets/notes for the purposes of marketing and future follow-up contact with local businesses

Epoxy Systems, LLC (Concrete Restoration – repair/sealing/waterproofing) Blacksburg, VA 2014 – 2014
• Carried out detailed instructions given by a project manager for a concrete restoration project at Lane Stadium, VirginiaTech
• Disassembly/re-assembly of stadium seating structures and treatment of concrete surfaces with epoxy/sealant materials

Additional Experience, Volunteer Activities, and Awards:
• Member of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2016
• Wesley Foundation at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2011 – 2015
– 2014-2015: Lead the student worship team; responsible for planning weekly worship services and coordinating
worship events for annual mission trips
– 2013-2015: Supervised the annual student budget; responsible for balancing the student checkbook and keeping
electronic budget-distribution records
– 2012-2015: Coordinated choir performances by the student choir for student events and annual mission trips
– Mission work/disaster relief volunteer (primarily debris clean-up and residential recovery/improvement):
Swan Quarter, NC, 2012; Section, AL, 2013; Brooklyn, NY, 2014; Edenton, NC, 2015
• Eagle Scout, 2009
• Hospital volunteer, UVA Culpeper Health System, Culpeper, VA, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

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