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					                                       Kevin A. Kalchik
                           (269) 967-1741 – kevin.a.kalchik@wmich.edu
Current Address:                                                           Permanent Address:
283 Timber Ridge Drive                                                     4912 Yawger Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49006                                                        Battle Creek, MI 49017

OBJECTIVE
Results-oriented, observant, hands-on individual with a strong work ethic seeking a full time
professional position to apply analytical, creative, and mechanical abilities.

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering                      Expected Graduation: April 2008
Western Michigan University                                                        Kalamazoo, MI

EXPERIENCE
Kalchik Farms                                                                          Bellaire, MI
Farmer                                                                        June 1996 – Present
    Assist irrigation design, installation, and maintenance
    Contribute to simple equipment design such as an irrigation pipe depositor
    Designed and built a small off-road vehicle for irrigation maintenance with a team
    Work independently on machine operation including tractors and fork lift
    Perform time constrained tasks such as equipment preparation for a narrow harvest window

Stryker Instruments                                                              Kalamazoo, MI
Manufacturing Engineer Co-Op                                               August 2007-Present
    Support assemblers of medical devices on production floor
    Identify problems in manufacturing and change parts or process to eliminate or reduce them
    Search for ways to reduce cost by reducing scrap, labor, and other means
    Consolidate repetitive equipment to reduce cost and increase workspace

Design Engineer Co-Op                                                 January 2007-August 2007
    Designed manufacturing fixtures for a battery powered surgical bone drill
          o Created solid models in Pro/ENGINEER
          o Dimensioned prints using Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
          o Used stack ups to tolerance parts so fixtures would function at any material condition
    Researched new materials for medical power tool components
    Validated process equipment for use in production

ACTIVITIES
Sunseeker Solar Car                                                         August 2007-Present
    Design rear suspension system in Pro/ENGINEER and analyze in ANSYS
Battle Creek Area Clean Water Partners                                     August 2004 – Present
    Battle Creek River/Kalamazoo River Cleanup                  August 2004, October 2006, 2007
Kalamazoo Valley Habitat for Humanity                                     October 2006 – Present
    Volunteer builder
Battle Creek Community Foundation                                      September 2000 – Present
    Assisted bikers at the TOUR de YAK bike tour                    June 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007
    Helped set up and run children’s activities at Cereal Festival              June 2004, 2005
Recreational Projects
    Designed and built a 64 square-foot tree house 30 feet above ground with a team
    Western Michigan University Swim Club                                            2005, 2008

				
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