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Christopher Stahl Resume

  1. 1. CHRISTOPHER D. STAHL 408.655.7172 – – Santa Clara, CA Hands-on Mechanical Engineer & technical liaison experienced in design throughout entire development process Mechanical Engineer with notable success identifying, analyzing and documenting system installation requirements for complete optimization of system application. Created best-in-class products, and redesigned existing products for cost reduction. Technical liaison across departments, vendors and intercultural interactions. Improved testing safety and data-collection, and renovated test reporting and project progress updating procedures to elevate company standards. • Product Development • Technical Liaison • Project Management • Product Prototyping & Testing • Finite Elements Analysis (FEA) • Failure Mode Analysis • Collaboration • Cost Reduction • Quality Assurance (QA)Software: SolidWorks, COSMOS, AutoCAD, Unigraphics, ANSYS, Microsoft Suite, AS400, & adept at learning new systemsEDUCATIONStanford University, Stanford, California Sustainable Energy Conversion & Storage Certificate 2012 (Expected)Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, California Graduate Courses in Renewable Energy 2010 – 2011Solar Training Institute/SolarTech, San Jose, CA Solar PV System Design Engineering Certificate Spring 2011Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois BS Mechanical Engineering 2006EXPERIENCEAngioDynamics, Inc. (Advantage Technical Resourcing); Fremont, California 2011 – PresentQuality Assurance Engineer and Technical Writer, Research and DevelopmentEnhancing the quality assurance program at AngioDynamics from mechanical and software aspects; conducting drawingrevisions and creating prototype drawings in SolidWorks, software tester and technical writer improving their test protocols. Project Kenya Charity, Inc; Ribe, Kenya 2009 – 2010 Volunteer Community Project Engineer Acted as cross-cultural liaison, re-thought local processes, and served as daily project manager to lead renovation of an old building into functioning tailoring shop and phases toward completion of new school building.• Identified the opportunity meeting our ambition, and demonstrated initiative in creating the vision and scope of the venture; co-raised funding of $10,000 to accomplish desired community development projects• Conceptualized and created initial design for a solar energy and water harvesting guesthouse; wrote proposal and collaborated with student teams at Segal Design Institute at Northwestern University to develop project design and planHarken Yacht Equipment; Pewaukee, Wisconsin 2004 – 2009Production Engineer (2006 – 2009)Designed 30+ new products from concept generation and proof-of-concept prototype testing through design iterationsand 2-D manufacturing drawings in SolidWorks for variety of extruded, machined, die-cast and injection-molded parts.Teamed with other engineers on 15 product lines to modernize offerings; personally validation tested samples. Performedcost reduction studies, failure mode analysis and FEA for mass optimization. Wrote technical material for manuals, andcreated 3-D renderings and technical diagrams to support customer service departments. • Collaborated closely with machinists for manufacturing cost optimization and acted as technical liaison with local and overseas vendors during extensive redesigns of 45 products for improved effectiveness and cost reduction • Produced a comprehensive report on roll bending machines under consideration, including recommended course of action, which led to beneficial machinery purchase and improved quality and consistency of product • Revitalized engineering department’s project progress report with consistent template from each engineer and project images for ease and effectiveness of readership, and to enhance comprehension for better discernmentEngineering Cooperative Education (Co-op) Intern (2004 – 2006)Drafted hundreds of outdated 2-D files in AutoCAD for company online drawing library. Performed product testing anddesigned new data cart, mobile protective shield, and test equipment utilizing user surveys of other engineers.PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & CERTIFICATIONSAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member 2004 – Present
  2. 2. ASME Santa Clara Valley Section, Secretary and Industry Honors Dinner Co-Chair 2011 – PresentSilicon Valley Engineering Council (SVEC), Engineer’s Week Banquet Committee Chair 2010 – PresentEngineer-In-Training (EIT) Certification 2006