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About

My name is Nathan Dotts, and I am a Mechanical Engineer. I graduated from Brigham Young University Idaho and currently live in Indiana with my wife and two sons. I have industry experience in food, automotive, automation, and fabrication.

My specialty is in the area of product design. I even started my own business, Mechanical Design and Fabrication (hidden) to help facilitate the process. We help others to design and fabricate their products. When desired, we can also help others to patent their design. Because of my business and previous experience, I have access to equipment such as machinery and software that aids in the engineering process. If you want something built, I can keep cost and time spent waiting on the lower end because I have the ability to do most everything in-house, all except the heaviest of fabrication processes.

A more comprehensive list of previous designs and projects can be seen on my business website included above. However I am happy to include a few projects I am most proud of here:
1. Patented 1972 Ford F100 Custom Suspension Kit - Idaho
2. Patented Uddalok 3-Limb Compound Bow - Illinois
3. Epsilon Laboratory Thermocouple Ablator - Arizona

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Experience

  • Project Engineer Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane · Full-time Aug 2021 – Present 1 yrs 6 mos Crane, IN, United States Project Lead
    Test and Validation of Energy Store Elements and Batteries
    Instrumentation of Test Equipment
    Programming and Simulation of Tests
    Transparent Feedback and Communication with Customers
    Fabrication of Test Cells Necessary to adequately capture test information.
  • Owner/Engineer Mechanical Design and Fabrication · Self-employed Jan 2021 – Present 2 yrs 1 mos undefined, United States Design, manufacture, and implement custom engineered solutions for clients
    Patenting eligible products
    Project Management
    Manage and oversee and team of engineers and technicians
    Maintain project budget
    Preserve trustworthy customer relations and procure future projects
  • Design and Reliability Engineer Basic American Foods · Full-time Feb 2021 – Sep 2021 7 mos Rexburg, ID, United States Developed and Implemented a new Preventative Maintenance process for which maintenance personnel may use to more efficiently achieve maintenance goals
    Predict causes of equipment downtime and implement appropriate preventative maintenance procedures.
    Analyze maintenance trends and predict future failure
    Implement lean manufacturing principles to improve previously installed equipment
    Design, build, and implement new machinery per company’s specifications to decrease downtime and increase production
    Work with engineering and maintenance teams to locate possible improvements in production line
    Build cost justification reports for all engineering projects

Education

  • Brigham Young University - Idaho Bachelor of Scence, Mechanical Engineering 2019 – 2022 Activities and Societies: Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

Other experience

  • Intern at Even Automation Industrial automation services involving Fanuc Robots and Allen Bradley PLCs

Licenses & Certifications

  • EIT NCEES - National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying Jun 2022 – Present
  • CSWP : Certificate SolidWorks Professional SOLIDWORKS May 2020 – Present