Autonomous robot to take on a "Ninja Warrior" style obstacle course
My name is Tyler Jensen. I am a Senior in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah expecting to graduate in December 2018. I am looking to pursue work in design and manufacturing engineering.
I enjoy designing electromechanical systems and working with data to plan the details of how a project will come together. I have repeatedly seen the value in proper planning and execution in my school work, personal projects, and engineering internship experience.
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
- GPA: 3.77
- Expected graduation in December 2018
- Deans List Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018
- A.S. with an emphasis in Computer Science and Information Systems
- GPA: 3.6
- Graduated in December 2014.
- President's List Fall 2014 (18 Credits, 3.9 GPA), Summer 2014 (19 Credits, 3.8 GPA)
I have been a student engineer at Ovivo since February 2018. I work in Autodesk Inventor CAD software to design water clarifiers for municipal waste water treatment facilities.
- Extensive experience using Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD software (similar to SolidWorks).
- Autodesk Inventor parametric modeling, working with large assemblies, sheet metal and frame generator experience.
- Correct and redesign existing 3D models while maintaining existing relationships and parametric dimensions.
- Create detailed mechanical assembly and part drawings for large water clarifier tank mechanisms.
- Select, design and prepare fasteners lists and Bill of Material (BOMs) for large assemblies.
- Experience using Autodesk Vault to create Engineering Change Orders (ECOs) to control releases and revisions.
- Design and create new 3D models for large complete water clarifier assemblies including truss and beam walkways, beam platforms, influent and effluent piping, truss rake arms, and center cages.
- Work with fabricators and customers to meet design specifications and answer questions in a timely manner.
- Visit customer facilities to assist with structural inspections, measuring, and overseeing the assembly of clarifiers.
Coda Octopus Colmek Engineering
I was an engineering intern at Coda Octopus Colmek from January 2017 to February 2018. This engineering internship exposed me to every step of the engineering process of both mechanical and some electrical engineering work.
- Assisted with initial product conception and design ideas.
- Researched regulations and standards for military applications.
- Written detailed manufacturing instructionsfor several navy computer systems manufactured by Colmek.
- Written and executed engineering change orders(ECOs) when needed.
- Created mechanical drawings from CAD models using SOLIDWORKS.
- Updated existing CAD models using SOLIDWORKS.
- Written usage and specification manuals for Colmek's Thermite rugged computer systems.
- Tested and documented perfomance of computer and power systems before shipping.
- Troubleshot and repaired various electrical systems either from RMAs or failure during initial testing.
- Performed cost analysis on RMAs and maintenance procedures as well as identified any EOL or difficult to find components.
- Created detailed Aerospace Standard First Article Inspection Reports (FAIRs) in compliance with AS9102:
- Review all assembly components and Bill of Materials (BOMs) for accuracy.
- Check all components for valid Certificates of Confromance (CofCs) from manufacturers.
- Verify that all measurments and other values listed on drawings are within tolerances.
I worked at Intermountain Healthcare in the Department of Research for the BioRepository as a Database Specialist from February 2013 to July 2016. I worked with an Aperio Spectrum (eSlide) database to scan, organize and perform image analysis on pathology slides for medical reasearch teams around the nation.
- Maintained the front-end Spectrum databses and initiated routine maintenance on the back-end Microsoft Access database.
- Made decisions how to organize and store required data as well as how to present that data for reasearch teams later.
- Worked independently of most other departments so keeping track of my own schedule in order to meet research deadlines was critical.
EXTRACURRICULAR AND VOLUNTEER WORK
University of Utah Senior Design Capstone Project - Wind Turbine
My team is designing and manufacturing a vertical axis wind turbine to place on top of one of the engineering buildings for future research. The project advisor is Professor M. Metzger, Ph.D. who has been assisting us over the Spring 2018 and Fall 2018 semesters. We are currently trying to finalize the fabrication process of the carbon fiber turbine blades as well as begin the electrical design. Our goal is to have the full mechanical assembly complete and functional by the beginning of October 2018.
University of Utah Formula SAE Electric Car
I worked with the 2018 FSAE team assisting with the carbon fiber lay-up, cure and finish of the chassis. I also did design work on the front roll hoop and mounting brackets using SolidWorks. I previously volunteered to work with the 2017 FSAE Senior Design project from June 2016 to January 2017. I worked with the suspension design team to develop mathematical models in MATLAB to predict our cambre angle, roll center height, and general geometric clearances. I also worked on some intial barebones suspension models in SOLIDOWRKS to help the other teams design mounting reasonable mounting locations and check frame clearances.
University of Utah Mechanical Engineering Peer Mentor
I volunteered as a peer mentor for the Mechanical Engineering department from August 2016 to August 2017. My job was to help new students be successful in their first semesters at the university. I specifically requested and was assigned transfer students due to being one myself. I was a point of contact for these new students whenever they had questions or needed help navigating the universities systems. I worked with about 25 students total over the three semesters I volunteered.
University of Utah Healthcare, Nuerobehavior, FIRST LEGO Robotics Mentor
I assisted children with autism spectrum disorder at the Neurobhavior HOME Program in designing a LEGO Mindstorm robot to complete a series of challenges organized by FIRST Robots. From September 2016 to December 2016, I helped teach them basic programming and design principles in the process of designing the autonomous robot which competed in the 2017 FIRST LEGO Robotics Competition.
FIRST Robotics, Referee
I volunteered as a referee for the FIRST Robotics Stronghold competition in March of 2016. I refereed every match held at the Utah event and was responsible for teaching and enforcing safety rules throughout the competition.