My Resume

This is my Resume. If you want to hire me, you should read it! The formatting is entirely ruined by this blogging platform. More readable copies are available upon request.


Daniel Cook
1420A Hobart St, Chico, Ca, 95926
• • (530)-965-1223

California State University Chico December 2016
Bachelor of Science, Sustainable Manufacturing. Sustainable Management minor GPA: 3.268

Front SAE Baja Car Steering Knuckle (club president/project manager) September 2016-Present
• Directed up to 20 active club members in Computer Aided Design and Design For Manufacturability • Wrote funding requests and received over $5000 in CSU Chico Instructionally Related Activities funding • Created a collaborative relationship with another student club to test, iterate, and finalize precision parts • Lead part and tooling design to create machined aluminum assembly 2lbs. lighter than previous part Chico State SME Manufacturing Expo (planning board Member) May-November 2016
• Served on large event organizing board at the request of University department head • Collaborated with other board members from local education and industry on event planning goals • Organized multiple student organizations to volunteer and table at event, including 80% of SME-139 members • Reached out to local businesses, educators, and SME regional representatives for resources and participation • Taught two successful 170-seat class sessions on topic of “Prototype to Production” • Final event had 3000+ attendees, 30+ organizations/businesses participating, and local media coverage Sierra Nevada Brewing Keg Chime Repair Machine (project manager) October 2015-August 2016
• Built project management structure with Gantt chart, milestone schedule, responsibility matrix, and final summary • Presented project management schedule to intercollegiate competition judges alongside club officers • Won 3rd place overall in competition, in which project management was most valuable project attribute • Helped to re-engineer consumer log splitting machine into industrial hydraulic metal forming press • Collaborated with documentation manager on technical drawings, standards, and revisions • Personally finalized and delivered finished prototype and documentation to client

Professional Experience
Chico State Society of Manufacturing Engineers August 2014-Present
• Served as club president, and project manager in addition to active membership • Organized events, workshops, club meeting times, new member recruitment, and officer elections • Collaborated on CNC and manual fabrication, CAD/CAM design, tooling design, and standardized documentation • Personally developed project management framework and iterated multiple sheet metal forming dies Manufacturing Laboratory Assistant (California State University Chico) January-May 2015
• Assisted professor with maintenance, cleanup, demo set up, organization, and clerical errands • Supervised and instructed students in a machine shop, emphasizing safety and independent problem solving • Demonstrated manual machining, liquid metallurgy, welding, mechanical fastening, and good shop practices Facility Maintenance Assistant (Hotel Diamond, luxury historical hotel) June-July 2015
• Worked alongside back-house staff of all levels to perform building-wide maintenance • Assisted in inspection and repair of wiring, plumbing, security, and HVAC systems • Followed health and safety standards to maintain compliance throughout kitchen and sanitary facilities

Selected Skills, Achievements, and Experience
• SME Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) • Experienced with Microsoft Office products • Published over 40 online project How-To articles • High School teacher’s assistant for a wilderness survival class • Won over $8,000 in grant funding for classroom technology upgrades • CNC Machined an aluminum boat propeller • Avid reader and writer • Is planning to travel in the future, specifically in Northern Europe and Australia
• Guest lecturer on sustainability, design for manufacture , prototyping, and costume and prop making