Mitch Hooper
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6,510 / 32,790
Skill pts: 5

About

A well thought out CAD model can save many unnecessary headaches and costly design oversights downstream. No matter how big or small of a part or mechanical assembly, a CAD model will be the keystone in a robust final product.

However, this is always easier said than done, turning an idea into a 3D model in a computer isn’t always a walk in the park, this is where I come in. My experience is in CAD and in-depth knowledge of mechanical designs which accumulates to turning your idea into a reality, on your screen. If the resources allow, the idea doesn’t need to stop there. With hands-on experience in machining (CNC), additive manufacturing (3D printing), and composites, I can assist in making your idea a reality.

In addition to robust CAD models and assemblies, I can also offer:
- Finite Element Analysis and comprehensive reports
- Detailed part drawings
- Technical writing
- Renderings

I have engineering experience in automotive, mobility, and outdoor recreation equipment design, specializing in suspension, battery enclosures, and belt drive systems. I look forward to working with you on the next revolutionary idea, no matter how big or small.

Experience

  • Mechanical Engineer - Independent Contractor Ramp USA · Jul 2019 – Present 1 yrs 2 mos Denver, Colorado, USA - Design (CAD) electric belt drive wheelchair system with DFM consideration for 150 units a year
    - Analyze the integrity of the system through FEA
    - Rapid prototype single parts with a CNC vertical Mill and 3D printer
    - Develop test rigs and protocol for physical validation of the system
    - Develop timelines and critical paths for design, manufacturing, and testing
    - Source components and hardware for the system
  • Suspension Engineer Western Washignton University Formula SAE Team · Sep 2015 – Jun 2019 3 yrs 9 mos Bellingham, WA, USA - Developed Excel worksheets to calculate vehicle specifications
    - Designed and optimized front and rear uprights
    - Developed better communication skills by building a student-built race car
    - Managed a team of engineers responsible for designing, manufacturing, and testing the suspension system
    - Created timelines and delegated to ensure the project met deadlines
    - Designed and analyzed front brake hats to prevent flexing and reduce heat transfer
    - Designed and manufactured organically shaped lightweight bell cranks
    - Placed 10th overall at Formula SAE Lincoln 2018
  • Manufacturing Engineering Intern Energy Storage Systems · Jun 2018 – Sep 2018 3 mos Wilsonville, OR, USA - Designed additive manufactured jigs to reduce manufacturing time
    - Developed a macro-enabled Excel timesheet which streamlined the previous multistep process
    - Improved systems integration efficiency by implementing better assembly layout and organization

Education

  • Western Washington University B.S. Industrial Technology, Vehicle Design, 3.05 2015 – 2019 Activities and Societies: Formula Baja Formula SAE The major focuesd engineering principles around vehicle design and engineering. We then applied what we learned with hands-on projects through CAD, manufacturing, and testing.
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Languages

English Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish Elementary proficiency

Location

Denver, CO, United States