Mechanical Designer

Writing a great mechanical designer resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Dixie Vandesteeg | (264) 686-9937 | Nashville, TN


I am an experienced mechanical designer with over three years' experience working in the engineering field. I have gained a strong understanding of drafting and design principles, as well as manufacturing processes and materials. My skills include 3D modelling, 2D drawings, assembly drawings, technical documentation and BOM creation. I am also proficient in using various CAD software programs such as SolidWorks, Inventor and AutoCAD.


Senior Mechanical Designer at General Atomics, TNMay 2022 - Present

  • Led the design of a new product that achieved $1M in sales within 6 months.
  • Resolved a long-standing manufacturing issue that increased production efficiency by 20%.
  • Developed and implemented a new testing protocol that reduced warranty claims by 30%.
  • Authored 3 patents related to mechanical designs.
  • Wrote 10 technical papers on various aspects of mechanical design, presentation at 4 international conferences.
  • Taught 5 semester-long courses on introductory mechanical engineering topics.

Mechanical Designer at Lockheed Martin, TNAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Reduced product development cycle time by 30%.
  • Developed and implemented new testing procedures that improved quality control by 25%.
  • Led a team of 5 engineers in the design of a new engine component.
  • Presented at international conference on advances in mechanical engineering.
  • Authored 3 papers published in leading academic journals.
  • Won “Best Paper” award at annual company-wide technical symposium.


Associate of Science in Mechanical Design at Middle Tennessee State University, TNAug 2015 - May 2019

CAD software, blueprints, mathematical and scientific principles.


  • AutoCAD
  • Inventor
  • SolidWorks
  • NX CAD/Unigraphics
  • Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire

Annabella Saucillo | (372) 898-7249 | Charleston, SC


A mechanical designer with over three years of experience in designing, developing and manufacturing products. I have a strong understanding of drafting, GD&T as well as 3D modelling software such as Solidworks. My background also extends to product development, where I have worked on projects from ideation to final prototyping stage. In addition, I am proactive and thrive in working collaboratively within team environments towards common goals.


Senior Mechanical Designer at General Dynamics, SCMar 2022 - Present

  • Led the design of a new product that was successfully launched and is now being sold in stores.
  • Redesigned an existing product, resulting in a 10% increase in sales.
  • Created 3D models and prototypes for new products, which helped secure $1 million in funding from investors.
  • Wrote technical specifications for manufacturing process of new products.
  • Worked with engineers to test prototypes and ensure they meet safety standards.

Mechanical Designer at Northrop Grumman, SCAug 2019 - Mar 2022

  • Led the design of a new product that was 5% more efficient than the competition and reduced production costs by 10%.
  • Resolved a longstanding issue with one of our assembly line machines that had been costing the company $4,000 per month in downtime.
  • Implemented a new system for tracking inventory levels which helped reduce stock-outs by 25%.
  • Negotiated with suppliers to get better pricing on materials, resulting in an annual savings of $50,000.
  • Trained 3 junior designers on CAD software and best practices.


Associate of Science in Mechanical Design at Trident Technical College, SCAug 2015 - May 2019

Including but not limited to: critical thinking, problem solving, analysis, interpretation, research.


  • Autodesk Inventor
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Solidworks
  • Catia
  • Pro/Engineer
  • Mastercam