Name: Daniel Nicklin
Location: Nagoya, Japan
Occupation: Powertrain Component Engineer
Versatile Mechanical Engineer that can quickly adapt to new and changing situations. During a nine month work placement I developed creative and innovative solutions while working within set resource and time constraints. Keen to learn new skills and gain valuable experience, but also willing to share knowledge and teach others.
- Proficient at using Solidworks, producing accurate models and technical engineering drawings
Working knowledge of conducting FEA and CFD simulations using Ansys and Abaqus CAE packages
- Basic knowledge of Visual Basic, and web development using HTML, CSS and WordPress. This has been useful in running this personal blog
- Adept at using all Microsoft Office Applications, producing professional reports and presentations
- Self-taught interest in electrical systems and the application of microcontrollers with experience of the Arduino environment
- Competent and comfortable at using workshop equipment including milling machines and lathes in a safe manner
- Experienced in producing components using a variety of hand-on methods including, wood work, fibre glassing and metal fabrication
- Student Affiliate member of the IMechE, with a desire to achieve chartered status
- Certified first aider (HSE: First aid at work course)
- Experienced driver with a full clean UK driving license (5 Years)
- Currently teaching myself German through online tools and audio-books
- As a new member of the University’s Ski Race Team, I regularly attend both training and social events. I have vastly improved my skiing and taken part in competitive races against other Universities.
- I enjoy visiting live music events in and around Bristol including festivals, small clubs and bars.
- Strong interest in sustainable engineering, alternative energy and designing for the future.
|October 2015 – Present
Denso Sales Ltd, Coventry
- Involved in the design and development of fuel injection components and systems
|September 2011 – July 2015
UWE Formula Student Team, Bristol
- I joined the relatively new student Motorsport team during my first year of University; as a team the set task is to design, build and test a working single seat race car.
- While developing new skills in design and manufacturing, I used my existing skills to create the team website and blog. I continue to maintain the website and provide technical support (www.uweracing.com).
- Through collaboration with other team members I have learnt a number of new skills including marketing, accounting and designing and manufacturing components.
- During my second year, I became the Electrical Team Leader. This involved managing a small team to design and build components of the electrical system for our car.
- While on placement I continued to advise the team in key areas; then returned to the role of Electrical Team Leader to provide support during the year’s competition.
- In my final year of University I taught a small group of first year students the fundamentals of computer aided design through small classroom sessions.
|July 2013 – March 2014
Yamazaki Mazak UK Ltd, Worcester
- Nine month work placement with Mazak, who are a large global manufacturer of machine tools.
- Initially supported workers in various roles while moving around the factory floor; experienced technical processes including machining, sheet metal fabrication and assembly.
- Developed an assembly guide for a series of CNC lathes. Through consultation with workers, the build process was standardised and improved. The guide was used for reference and to teach new employees.
- Assisted in converting the current paper based training records to a single accessible database. In collaboration with various departments, the system requirements were discussed and implemented.
- Supported members of the design team, adapting designs for the European market.
- Tailored bespoke machine options to meet specific customer requirements, producing technical drawings, parts lists and issue documentation.
- Often liaised with a diverse range of people including staff and external suppliers, negotiating the applications and costs of components.
|April 2013 –
Global Design Solutions Ltd, Bristol
- GDS provide bespoke wireless lighting systems to theatres and other businesses.
- Due to high demand of their products, many tasks had to be performed efficiently, repetitive processes were stream lined to save time and strain.
- Some tasks required a high attention to detail to ensure the product was manufactured to the highest standard.
|November 2009 – February 2010
Fluid Solutions, Worcester
- New start-up Computer Repair Shop working as a computer technician
- This required good customer service and to work in a timely and professional manner.
- Troubleshooting both hardware and software problem, making repairs or replacing components where required
- Care and patience required when working on customer machines, especially while working on home call-outs
|October 2010 – December 2014
The King’s Arms, Worcester
- Working as a bar tender and waiter I was part of a close team of staff providing customers with a high standard of hospitality.
- This role required effective time-management and cleanliness whilst serving food and drinks to ensure costumers have the best possible experience
- I was often given the responsibility of overseeing other members of staff. This required strong leadership skills and good communication
|2011 – 2015
University of West England, Bristol
First Class Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering (Hons)
This degree is accredited by the IMechE and the Engineering Council
Final Year Modules Included: Energy Technologies, Computational Methods, Composite Engineering and Dynamics and Control
Previous Modules Included: Group Project and Management, Stress and Dynamics, Thermodynamics and Fluids, Mechatronics, Electrical Interfaces and Mathematics
|2008 – 2011
Worcester Sixth Form College, Worcester
AS Levels Studied: Chemistry (C), Photography(A)
A Levels Studied: Computing(C), Physics(B), Maths(C)
|2003 – 2008
The Chantry High School, Worcester
Attained 13 GCSE’s with grades ranging from C to A*.
You can contact me via email and I will provide a (.pdf) version of my CV on request.