Data-Logging Experience

Race Series Experience

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Description

Taylor Shead
Arlington, TX
+1 (817) 729-4892
tx.tshead@gmail.com

 

Education
B.S. Mechanical Engineering in progress  (Projected Graduation Spring 2019)
University of Texas at Arlington
3.5 Engineering GPA
3.30 Overall GPA

A.A.S. Automotive Technology
Texas State Technical College
3.4 GPA

Related Course Work
Engineering Design (CAD)
Statics
Dynamics
Solid Mechanics
Numerical Analysis & Programming
Kinematics & Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics

Experience
L3 Link Simulation & Training – Co-op Engineer                                                 April 2017 – present
-Hardware solid modeling and development
-Problem solving on demand
-Logistics of drawings, BOMs, files

UTA Racing Formula SAE – Aerodynamics Engineer                                                    2016 – present
– Development and solid modelling of aerodynamic components
– Modification and FEA analysis of existing mechanical components
– Machining basic parts for electric drivetrain

Team Texas Endurance Racing Team – Crew Chief/Pit Crew                                      2013 – present
– Competitive entry-level automotive endurance racing
– Construction of components during breakdowns while race progresses
– Organization of team members

FiA/SCCA – Scrutineer/Timing Worker/Spotter                                                             2011 – present
-Carry out technical inspections on race vehicles
-Monitor race teams on pit lane
-Spot for media and timers as they operate in close vicinity to race vehicles

Skills
Solid modeling and basic analysis using SolidWorks (2.5 years)
Basic programming with MatLab R2016a, R2017a (1 year)
Solid meshing using Pointwise (2 years)
Scrutineering (6 months)
Stage Notes (3 years)
Automotive Repair (6 years)
Automotive Aftermarket (6 years)
3D Printing (1 year)

Achievements
Eagle Scout – Boy Scouts of America                                                                                  June 18, 2008

Activities/Organizations
Boy Scouts of America (100+ scout project service hours)                                                2002 – 2008
Volunteer Fire Fighter – Lacy-Lakeview Fire Department                                                  2011 – 2013

Experience

FiA/SCCA

July 2017-Present Scrutineer

Garage Scrutineer for these events:

-2017 Formula E NYC ePrix
-2017 WEC 6 Hours of COTA
-2017 Formula V8 3.5 Austin
-2017 F4 US: Circuit of the Americas

Team Texas Endurance Racing

June 2014 - Present Crew Chief/Mechanic

World Racing League Events List:

-2017 @ Texas World Speedway
-2016 USEC @ COTA
-2016 @ Hallett Motor Racing Circuit
-2015 @ Texas World Speedway
-2014 @ Texas World Speedway

UTA Racing Formula SAE

June 2016 - Present Aerodynamics/Logistics/Business Media

UTA Formula SAE / Formula Student member with contributions in the following:

-Wing Endplate/Footplate design
-Sidepod design
-Aerodynamic meshing
-Dry sump oiling design
-Social media presence
-Wiring harness manufacturing
-Vehicle testing – flow visualization
-Sponsor relations
-Team management

Software experience:

-Solidworks 2015,2016,2017
-Pointwise

L3 Link Training & Simluation

May 2017 - Present Mechanical Engineer Co-op

Tasks include:

-CAD engineering and problem solving with Solidworks 2016
-CAD drawings with Solidworks 2016
-Database logistics

Discount Tire Company

June 2011 - May 2013 Tire Technician