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Stephen Vasconi

Mechanical Engineer

Working as a design engineer with a manufacturing company specializing in piping supports, material lifts and storage products.

experience

Mechanical Engineer  
Sumner, September 2014 to Present, Houston, Texas United States
(Manufacturing Tools)
Designed Rocket Cradle, pipe welding support head for jack stands, with rollers for small and large diameter piping for the domestic/international market. Designed Max Jax 2, adjustable piping support stand, to be reversible with two sets of clearances for the domestic/international market. Redesigned Stor Mac, material transport and storage cart, from a single product to a product line with multiple sizes and options for domestic/international market. Designed GH-5T, adjustable/collapsable aluminum gantry with a 5 Tonne (5000 kg) load capacity, for the domestic/international market. Designed FAT Jack, adjustable/collapsable piping support stand, product line for the domestic/international market. Utilized Desktop Mechanical for creation, verification and alteration of Bill of Materials (BOM), design cut sheets, and 3D models of products.

Piping Engineer  
Tech Transfer, Inc., October 2013 to September 2014, Houston, Texas United States
(Piping Design)
Performed API 618 4th Edition Design Approach 3 (DA3) piping natural frequency/dynamic flexibility analyses (M7) and pressure-temperature stress analyses (M11) per AMSE B31.3 Process Piping & B31.8 Power piping. Pipe stress and support. Model the process system, in the scope of work, using Bentley AutoPIPE. Develop operating modes from the Performance and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s) to verify all operating conditions are properly analyzed. Optimize supports and restraints to limit overall cost and ensure performance of the process system. Check the dynamic response and ASME code stress in the process system using AutoPIPE. Prepared dynamic response mode plots, stress plots, and reports for submittal to client. Prepared on average two project submittal packages a week. Utilized AutoCAD 2013 and CADWorks for exploration and verification of the process system.

Applications Engineer  
Petra Seismic Solutions, November 2012 to October 2013, Houston, Texas United States
(Construction & Building)
Utilized AutoDesk Simulation 2012 to build a finite element model to analyze seismic, snow, wind, and dead loads on several AHU curbs. Performed static load, stress analyses, anchorage, and seismically driven overturning calculations on commercial equipment including, but not limited to, air handling units, radiant heaters, boilers, variable air volume units, terminal heaters, using Microsoft Excel. Prepared project plans, drawings and reports including structural calculations. Prepared on average three project submittal packages a week. Utilized AutoCAD 2012 Mechanical for presentation and drawings for various projects.

Applications Engineer  
Amber/Booth a VMC Group Company, June 2012 to October 2012, Houston, Texas United States
(Construction & Building)
Performed static load, stress analyses, anchorage, and seismically driven overturning calculations on commercial equipment including, but not limited to, air handling units, radiant heaters, boilers, variable air volume units, terminal heaters, using Microsoft Excel. Prepared project plans, drawings and reports including structural calculations. Prepared on average four project submittal packages a week. Interacted with sales representatives on a daily basis. Utilized AutoCAD 2012 for presentation and drawings for various projects.

Engineer Intern  
Architectural Engineering Incorporated (AEI), March 2012 to June 2012, Palm Harbor, Florida United States
(Construction & Building)
Performed Florida Building Code and AIA Design Guidelines for ventilation calculations and system analysis for a health care facility. Performed commercial HVAC load analyses for several projects. Performed air balance for two floors of complete renovation in a Florida health care facility. Utilized AutoCAD 2009 for presentation on several projects.

Intern, Other Personnel Services (OPS)  
University of Florida, May 2011 to August 2011, Gainesville, Florida United States
(Researchers)
Designed a rotating electro-coagulation device for continued research.

Student Intern, Integrated Product and Process Design (IPPD) Program  
University of Florida, August 2010 to May 2011, Gainesville, Florida United States
(Researchers)
Led an eight member interdisciplinary engineering team to validate a lab-scale wet flue-gas de-sulfurization (FGD) waste water treatment method for Progress Energy’s Crystal River coal fired power plant. Interfaced with Progress Energy engineer’s on a continuous basis through weekly conference calls and on-site visits. Performed and recorded mass spectrometry readings. Recorded and analyzed experimental data through Excel spreadsheets and reported findings to Progress Energy. Rendered a multi-channel electro-coagulation prototype. Assisted fabrication and assembly of the prototype for preliminary scale-up study.

education

University of Florida  
Bachelor Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Aug, 2005 to May, 2011


projects

Flue Gas Dsulfurization Wastewater Mitigation  by  Stephen Vasconi, Alexander Hill, Alejandro Trimarchi, Fairy Nguyenloc, Lorenza Hawthorne IV, Dylan Nestler, John Vincent Ergina, Joe Estrada, Jing Wang, Spyros Svoronos    
August, 2010 - Present
Evaluate different methods for removing heavy metals from flue gas desulfurization wastewater. Test concepts experimentally and design a cost effective method for the needed removal.

Certifications

  • Engineer Intern (EI)
    Florida State Board of Engineering (1100015557)
    June 2010  - June 2018