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Work experience

Feb 2011Present

Project Manager

Royal Laser Mfg.

• Co-manage production of condominium kitchen project• Process planning, manage custom projects and supervise 10-12 employees• Custom and condominium kitchen, vanity and closet• Custom millwork (wood and metal) for retail and commercial clients

Sep 2007May 2009

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ryerson University

Assisted professor to teach 4th year students in Control Systems and Integrated Manufacturing courses. Prepared lab materials and supervised students in lab. Demonstrated and explained use of equipment. Invigilated tests and exams. Provided instruction in use of software including Matlab, Simulink and Robot C.

  • Managed, instructed and graded more than 7 student group projects for 2 courses
Aug 2005Aug 2006

Manufacturing Engineering Intern

Magna Closures Inc.

Gained valuable hands-on experience supporting team of manufacturing engineers in charge of Greenfield start-up of a Just-In-Time (JIT) assembly plant in Michigan supplying door modules to the Chrysler Corporation.. Maintained prototype and pre-production engineering documents in Excel and PowerPoint (PFMEA documents, process flow charts, instructions sheets, etc.) up-to-date and readily available. Acted as technical contact between management and vendors.

  • Traveled and worked in Richmond Hill & Newmarket, Ontario, and Shelby, Michigan
  • Collaborated with Manufacturing Systems Manager to develop Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) visual operator instructions for each production line to build according to broadcast
  • Built collaborative rapport with Manufacturing Engineer to analyze and improve assembly processes by conducting cycle time studies using the Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST)
  • Updated manufacturing studies and documents beyond the scope of assignments during rapid product and process changes
  • Supporting contributions:
    • Provided prototype and pre-production build support 
    • Participated in simulation and logistic studies
    • Monitored assembly line open issues with vendors
    • Participated in campaign prevention updates 
    • Performed incoming and end-of-line parts inspection



Master of Applied Science

Ryerson University

Degree focused on MEMS (microelectromechanical systems). Consisted of 5 technical courses and research thesis. Courses were Advanced Mechanics of Solids, Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials, Advanced Experimental Stress Analysis, Probability, Stats and Stochastic Processes, and Directed Studies in Mechanical Engineering.Operated and maintained a scanning white light interferometry 3D profiler microscope (Zygo NewView 6300). Tested various PolyMUMPs, SOIMUMPs, and MetalMUMPs micro actuators.Conducted research, modeled, fabricated and tested piezoelectric motors

  • Full scholarship
  • Co-authored 5 journal papers and published in 5 different journal publications
  • Associate Member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers
  • Thesis topic: “Measurement of the Properties of MetalMUMPs Thin Films”
    • Investigated the properties of MetalMUMPs nickel and silicon nitridethin films
    • Designed micro prototypes in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and in CoventorWare, conducted finite element analysis in CoventorWare and in ANSYS, and tested fabricated micro prototypes

Bachelor of Engineering

Ryerson University

Thesis Project: MEMS Micro Robotic Arm, Mechanical Design Project – Designed in-plane and out-of-plane micro tweezers in SolidWorks and analyzed mechanical stress in ANSYS. Gained experience in time and project management, report writing, presentation and team work.

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Project – Re-designed toy car to reduce material and manufacturing costs, and to increase recyclability of the product’s materials. Gained experience in team, time and project management.

Flexible Manufacturing Systems Project – Developed new equipment layouts using Group Technology, Material Handling and Cellular Manufacturing System concepts to increase manufacturing efficiency for one automotive manufacturing process at Magna Closures Inc. Gained experience in applying academic knowledge from course material.

Manufacturing Design Project – Mouse trap powered car designed in AutoCAD and CNC fabricated. Programmed CNC machines using MasterCAM G-code. Gained experience in time management and scheduling of deadlines.

  • Completed 12 month industrial internship at Magna Closures Inc. (Aug. 2005 - Aug. 2006)
  • Engineering Dean’s List – two years
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • Extracurricular activities: Team Co-Captain of the Ryerson 2006-2007 SAE Supermileage Team
    • Collaborated with team members to effectively re-design a new racing vehicle within 9 months, and ranked 7th place at the 2007 SAE Supermileage competition
    • Significantly developed interpersonal and communication skills in team management, in writing proposals to sponsors in Word, creating budgets and goals in Excel, contacting suppliers for parts and materials, in analyzing and solving design problems, and in time and project management


3D Modeling
CNC Machining
>Weeke & Biesse models >Programming
• Machine shop practice (Lathe, Milling, Drilling)
Lotus Notes
Microsoft Windows O/S
MetroPro 8.3.2
CoventorWare 2010
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003/2007
ANSYS 9.0-11.0
Modeling, stress and modal analysis
Microsoft Excel 2003/2007
Microsoft Word 2003/2007
Part modeling, assembly compiling, drawing creation
Part and layout drawings – 2D drafting

CAD Portfolio


References available upon request.


  • J. S. Chang, S. He, and X. Wang, “Calibration of residual stress difference of MetalMUMPs silicon nitride films,” Microsystem Technologies, vol. 16, pp. 625-632, 2010.
  • J. S. Chang and S. He, “A Negative residual stress gradient based micro bridge mechanism for on-chip lifting of micro structures,” International Journal of Abrasive Technology, Vol. 3, pp. 165-173, 2010.
  • S. He, J. S. Chang, L. Li, and H. Ho, “Characterization of Young's modulus and residual stress gradient of MetalMUMPs electroplated nickel film,” Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, vol. 154, pp. 149-156, 2009.
  • S. He and J. S. Chang, “Experimental verification of an out-of-plane repulsive-force electrostatic actuator using a macroscopic mechanism,” Microsystem Technologies, vol. 15, pp. 453-461, 2009.
  • S. He, R. Ben Mrad, and J. S. Chang, “Development of a High-Performance Micro Electrostatic Repulsive-Force Rotation Actuator,” IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Vol. 19, pp. 561-569, 2010.


• Analytical thinker, creative problem solver, self-starter, and quick learner• Adaptable, willing to learn, and diligent team player with 2 years of manufacturing experience• Well organized with the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment from automotive experience• Proficient in AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, MasterCAM and Microsoft Office applications


Mechanical Engineering - Design, Manufacturing & Quality