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Paul Arcoleo

Mechanical Engineer, Designer

biography

I'm originally from New Jersey, but moved to Boston to study Mechanical Engineering at Northeastern University in 2010. During my freshman year I was vaguely introduced to 2D CAD through the use of AutoCAD, and hand-drafting. During my sophomore year, when I heard that the school was offering SolidWorks lessons through the university's ASME student chapter and that the signups were limited, I camped out in front of the sign-up room for hours to ensure I got a spot. That was easily the best $25 I've ever spent. Every other Thursday for a couple months they would go over the basics of Solidworks part design, assembly and drafting, and I took to it very quickly. Since then I've devoured every new CAD system I've been able to get my hands on. I've become extremely proficient in Solidworks, I've conquered NX, and I'm beginning to solidify my grasp on Pro/Engineer. Though I've gotten some access to high-end CAD through my jobs, I have limited access for personal use, so I've also dabbled in open source packages such as FreeCAD, OpenSCAD, and free trials of Alibre (now Geomagic) and Fusion 360. I love figuring out how the programs work, and gain great satisfaction in their mastery. However, my desire to learn and grow extends far beyond CAD.

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work experience

Symmons Industries Manufacturing Mechanical Designer Co-op January 2012 - June 2012

Worked in the continuous improvement department at Symmons Industries as a Manufacturing Engineer, providing support to the various work cells within the company, drafting tooling/fxitures, and designing/upgrading testing equipment. In addition to helping layout and build equipment for a new Quality Engineering Lab, also took responsibility for providing support for a small manufacturing facility and met weekly with managers to understand their needs.

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Bose Corporation Mechanical Designer Co-op January 2013 - June 2013

Worked in the Equipment Design Group, as a mechanical designer, utilizing NX to design and draft assembly and testing fixtures for consumer electronic goods. Worked closely with Product Design, Safety, and Quality Engineers to ensure that the design intent of the machine is fulfilled, while assuring that neither the operator nor the product is able to be damaged. Took responsibility for two small assembly lines, and check for proper documentation and clean CAD models. Designed development tooling for presence and color sensing applications, as well as barcode scanning.

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Boston Engineering Corporation Mechanical Engineering Intern (Co-op) January 2014 - June 2014

Worked in the Services group, providing clients with multifaceted engineering support.

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education

Northeastern University Bachelor and Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering 2010 - 2015

Due to transfer credits from high school, I was able to pursue a dual BS/MS degree in Mechanical Engineering, and I've loved every second of it.

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Interests: 3D Printing, Mechanical Design, Gaming, Snowboarding, Camping, Music, Physics, Math, Entrepreneurship

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