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University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Job Title
Teaching Assistant, Student
Mechanical Engineering
I'm Looking For:
Friends, Networking, Career Opportunities, Business Partners, Inspiration, Peer Feedback
Personal Interests
Motorcycles, classic cars, martial arts, mentoring / tutoring, Volunteering, Music


James S. Neil
(Available for Relocation)

james.neil.fsae@gmail.com 312 Wilder Street Lowell, MA 01851 617.605.9521

Entry level mechanical design engineer with an impressive understanding of mechanical systems and a natural ability to lead through example.

Skills brought to your team:
 Design refinement/streamlining
 5 years experience in mechanics
 Dynamic presentation skills
 Strong ability to work in teams
 Able to communicate ideas effectively
 Troubleshoot problems quickly

“Mr. Neil’s pleasant, frank, and professional approach is highly effective. I have a high personal standard and rarely do I find employees that exceed my expectations as Mr. Neil has so aptly done.”

Glenn Sundberg, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Engineering Technology
Adjunct Professor of Chemical and Nuclear Engineering

University of Massachusetts - Lowell, MA (May 2010)
Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Highlights Include:
 Capstone: Pressure driven feedback control for flutter suppression with aeronautics/power generation applications
 Designed, built, and tested a linkage which was retained by the professor as a teaching tool for future classes
 Developed a strain based platform for the measurement of lift/drag in a wind tunnel
 Junior Year: hired as a teaching assistant, which is uncommon for undergraduates
 Appointed by manager of mechanical engineering lab to redesign pipe flow laboratory experiment
 Project and report scores are often among the highest in the class
American Motorcycle Institute - Daytona Beach, FL (2003-2004)
Certification in Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance

Professional Engineering Experience
Textron Defense Systems - Wilmington, MA (Summer 2009)
Mechanical Engineering Intern
Assigned to test equipment development group and worked directly under principal engineer to design components used in the testing of products during manufacturing and development. Provided support to electrical engineering team by way of electro-mechanical systems integration and deployment. During employment was asked to diagnose lack of vibration transmission in combined environmental test chamber. Provided a complete technical report to management which included a design solution. The result was appropriate excitation to product. Was approved for work in ESD sensitive manufacturing areas under Textron Defense Systems

“James is a detail oriented, technically competent mechanical engineer whose professionalism is exceptional. It was a pleasure having him serve an internship with us.”

Bob Melloni
Sr. Manager - Test Equipment Development
Textron Defense Systems

The University of Massachusetts – Lowell, MA (2009-present)
Teaching Assistant

Classes Include:
 Thermo-fluids and Heat Transfer - 2009 Spring Semester.
 Introduction to Lab View - 2009 Fall Semester
 Thermo-fluids and Heat Transfer - 2010 Spring Semester.

Professional Mechanical Experience
Pilgrim Power Sports – Plymouth, MA (2005-2007)
Upper Level Mechanic/Technician
Worked to repair motorcycles, jet skis and off road vehicles. Accepted work on all makes and models. Was selected by management to function as the lead technician in the development and construction of a custom motorcycle. Met with owners on a regular basis to refine processes, increase customer satisfaction, and productivity. Was given promotion to service manager.

Solidworks 2009
Cosmos 2009
Lab View 8.0
Power Point
Adobe Illustrator
Pro Engineer Wildfire 3.0
Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft Word

 AMI Certification in Harley Davidson Motorcycle Repair
 Silver certification in Yamaha water craft diagnostics and repair
 Bronze certification in Yamaha water craft diagnostics and repair
 5 star certification in Yamaha Water craft diagnostics and repair

 Vice President of Formula SAE at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell.
 Team Leader of the power train team for the 2009 University of Massachusetts, Lowell Formula SAE race team.
 Student Leadership Organization – University of Massachusetts Lowell

Activities and Interests
 ASME – American Society of Mechanical Engineers
 AIAA – American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
 Tutoring - Helped Lowell high school student to achieve honor roll status for the first time
 Small self run business offering maintenance and repair of internal combustion engines
 Wood Working
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