Peter Olsen

Peter Olsen
Mechanical Engineer
Dedicated recent college graduate of Clemson University seeking an entry-level engineering position. A
self-starter who can work in a highly cross-functional environment. Self-disciplined individual who is well
organized, interpersonal, and faithful.
Mechatronics Adjunct Instructor at Piedmont Technical College
2016 – Present (less than a year)
# Teaching a course load that relates Microsoft Office tools used in engineering industry # Develop learning
strategies to use Microsoft Office tools to create PowerPoint presentations, generate Excel spreadsheets
to generate graphical solutions from data plots, and to format documents using Microsoft Office Word #
Encourage the development of communication skills and higher order thinking skills through appropriate
assignments # Maintain records of student progress and evaluate student performance in a fair and consistent
Manufacturing Engineer at Komatsu America Corp.
June 2015 – December 2015 (7 months)
# Organized and controlled tooling and equipment to improve methods and process flow for existing
and/or new models of jigs and fixtures # Ensured sub-assembly and main line work stations were balanced
operations and standard times were reviewed for accuracy # Reviewed manufacturing routines to
coordinate manufacturing flow and coordinated the introduction of Engineering Change Notices #
Developed manpower requirements in all areas of manufacturing that supported changing production
Engineering Intern at TTI Floor Care North America
August 2013 – December 2013 (5 months)
# Worked with project management teams in product design and development # Performed duties in
prototype construction, failure analysis, and creating reports # Collaborated with shop personnel and
engineers to modify and design power tools # Assisted in writing test requests and instructions for testing
power tools # Created bill of materials and engineering drawings to build a prototype roofing shovel #
Co-presented a proposal for a prototype roofing shovel with senior project engineers to the TTI
marketing team # Gained experience in using gauges, sensors, pneumatic tools, and benchtop tools #
Performed troubleshooting and debugging of electro-mechanical systems
Capstone Senior Design Course: Cushman Ambulance Project
August 2014 to December 2014
Members:Peter Olsen, Christopher Jones, Kyle Summer, Craig Shuman
# Explored the possibility of adding an ambulance type vehicle to the production line of Textron Specialized
Vehicles # Researched customers needs and chose an existing vehicle platform manufactured by Textron
Specialized Vehicles # Estimated market size of potential customers # Determined a price customers were
willing to pay for the vehicle concept # Determined production cost for vehicle, based on prototype design
and completed business case # Designed and built concept for (ALPHA) prototype vehicle
German (Elementary proficiency)
Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering
Clemson University
Statics and Dynamics for Mechanical Engineers ME 2010
Foundations of Mechanical Systems ME 2020
Foundations of Thermal and Fluid Systems ME 2030
Mechanics of Materials ME 3020
Thermodynamics ME 3030
Heat Transfer ME 3040
Modeling and Analysis of Dynamic Systems ME 3050
Fundamentals of Machine Design ME 3060
Fluid Mechanics ME 3080
Manufacturing Processes and Their Application ME 3120
Mechanical Engineering Design ME 4010
Internship in Engineering Design ME 4020
Skills & Expertise
Mechanical Engineering
Data Analysis
Higher Education
Microsoft Word
Public Speaking
Microsoft Office
Microsoft Excel
Finite Element Analysis
Fluid Mechanics
Product Design
Clemson University
Bachelor of Science (BS), Mechanical Engineering, 2014
New Technology specifically in aerospace and mechatronics, endurance running
Volunteer Experience
Volunteer Roofer at New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity
# Participated in laying down tiles for roofs on Habitat homes in parishes around New Orleans, LA
Peter Olsen
Mechanical Engineer
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