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RAHUL M.

BETGERI
OBJECTIVE Seeking a full time position in field of Mechanical Engineering.

EDUCATION Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA


Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Dec 2005) GPA: 3.75
Award: Outstanding Graduate Student (Mechanical Engineering Dept) 2004 -2005
Thesis: Application of Finite Element Method in Fracture Mechanics Properties Estimation.

University of Pune, India


Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (Aug 2001) Higher Second Class
Project: Design and Development of ‘Stacking Machine for Cup Former’. Sponsored by Wonderpack Ind
Pvt Ltd, India. Machine was exhibited in K-2001, Düsseldorf, Germany.

EXPERIENCE Mechanical Engineer, Irwin Research and Development, Yakima, WA Jan 2006 – Till date
 Design, development, and testing and documentation of products and processes related to
thermoforming machineries and equipments.
 Perform engineering calculations, analysis, and proper material & component selection for quality
conscious design including cost, weight, reliability and ease of manufacturing.
 Work with engineering, purchasing, production and assembly teams, ensuring that budget goals, time
deadlines and customer’s expectations are met.
 Create 3D-models, drawings and bill of materials using Solid Works 2009.

Teaching Assistant, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA Aug 2004 – Dec 2005
 Supervising junior manufacturing lab, preparing and grading tests and homeworks.
 Conducted classroom instruction of ‘Unigraphics NX2’ for 3 semesters.

Design Engineer, Irwin India Pvt Ltd, India Feb 2002 – Aug 2004
 Responsible for design and development of Pick and Place Stacker for cup former based on use of
vacuum to pick the formed cups from the mould
 Designed mould-rotating mechanism to eliminate the stacking machine. Design concept based on
straight-line generation principle of “Tchebicheff Mechanism”.
 Performed structural analysis (FEA) of Machine crank, Machine platen and Machine frame in cutting
action during thermoforming of Thermoforming machine Model 3060®. Machine displayed in K-2004,
Düsseldorf, Germany.
 Designed, supervised manufacturing and testing of number of replaceable cavity thermoforming tools
ranging from simple 100ml disposable glasses to 750ml containers with lids. One of the square
container tools with lid displayed in was displayed in K-2004, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Project Engineer, Wonderpack Ind Pvt Ltd, (Part Time) Aug 2000 – Mar 2001
 Design and development of ‘Stacking machine for cup former’ (senior project). Used to stack the
randomly ejected cups from automatic thermoforming machine in organized fashion and number as
desired.
 In charge of different stages of the product development right from conceptualization, design of
components, procurement of parts, Manufacturing, assembly and testing.

Trainee Engineer, Wonderpack Ind Pvt Ltd, June 2000 – July 2001
 Gained knowledge of thermoforming process and plastic extrusion technology. Worked on automatic
thermoforming machines and extruders.
 Was able to acquire knowledge of thermoforming tool and product design. Also exposed to trim-in-
place and form-trim techniques in thermoforming.
 Proposed concept of ‘Stacking machine for cup former’.

COMPUTER ▪ Software’s: Current Use - Solid Works 2009, ALGOR V20, AutoCAD
SKILLS Recently Used - Unigraphics, ANSYS, ABAQUS/CAE, MATLAB
▪ Operating systems: Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP, Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 4.0 (64-bit)
▪ Office tools: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook Express

E-mail: rahulbetgeri@gmail.com