Salman Bakhrayba

  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Apr 23, 2018
Full time Engineering Entry Level Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering Design Engineer

Personal Summary

Recent engineering school graduate seeking a challenging position in a dynamic environment with opportunity for growth and advancement. Seeking a job in the design and manufacturing field to hone skills and contribute through knowledge and experience.

Work Experience

Research Associate
Sep 2017 - University of Texas at Arlington

Evaluation and research of different high stiffness, compressive and tensile strength fibers as well as conventional materials to obtain best suited material based on project requirements.

Perform specification, troubleshooting and detailed design of mechanical projects, which included different mechanical systems and materials (wooden poles, fuselage, landing gear, composite pressure vessels, etc.)

Assisting research fellows with the design conception, parts modeling, assembly and finally, analysis depending on requirements (thermal, stress, fatigue, strain,etc) using CAD, FEA, and data analysis tools

Graduate Research Assistant
Dec 2016 - May 2017 University of Texas at Arlington

Worked on a research thesis titled “Load-carrying capacity management of compound anisotropic composite rings under external pressure”

Developed MathCAD programs to analyze stress tolerance of different composite materials in various combinations and orders of layers to achieve the best factors of safety in each layer

Created CAD models of compound rings in SolidWorks and devised changes to increase pressure tolerance of the compound rings by 30%, then used ANSYS workbench to validate results

Mechanical Engineering Intern
Dec 2014 - Feb 2015 BHEL

Observed the processes being implemented in different areas of manufacturing/production and created a report on their working

Extracted data from multiple systems to assess trends (Yield Data, Pareto of Defects, Defects per Unit) and used data to drive continuous improvement

Using extracted data, PFD (Process Flow Diagrams), 5 Why and Root Cause analysis, improved overall efficiency by 15% and communicated with the division heads for CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) report


Aeronautical Engineering
Aug 2011 - May 2015 Manipal Institute of Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Aug 2015 - May 2017 University of Texas at Arlington