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Robert Jackson

Mechanical Engineering Undergrad

Objectives

Highly motivated senior graduating in May with a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering with firearm manufacturing and competitive shooting experience. Seeking an opportunity to leverage these skills in a Manufacturing Engineering position while continuously trying to push the envelope on firearm design.  

Work History

Aug 2016Current

Lab Associate

University of Southern Maine

Tasks include overseeing the woods and metals shops, building research, test equipment, and teaching aides for professors, supervising students operating equipment while providing feedback and constructive criticism on their projects.

May 2018Aug 2018

Gun Floor Salesman

Kittery Trading Post

Duties include guiding the customer to the right product based on questions and their answers while giving sound advice and a knowledgeable opinion on firearms, federal laws, optics, accessories, and equipment. Expertise in reloading, bolt action rifles, and pistols.

May 2017Aug 2017

Manufacturing Engineering Intern

Sig Sauer

Charged with assisting a senior engineer in the management of a rifle barrel manufacturing process from raw stock to finished assembly. Tasks include gage and fixture design in SolidWorks and management of deep hole drilling, pull ream, vertical hone, hammer forge, and lathe machines.

Education

Aug 2015May 2019

Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering

University of Southern Maine

Classes include: Solidworks Design and Drafting, Design of Machines and Mechanisms, Theory and Applications of Vibrations, Composites, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Acoustics, Thermodynamics, and a Capstone Project dealing with the topic of Exterior and Interior Ballistics.

Skills

Manufacturing

GD&T Certifications in GD&T Fundementals and Tolerance Stack-Up Analysis according to the ASME Y14.5-2009 Standard.  

Precision Rifle Handloading and Gunsmithing

Knowledge of the different variables that effect ammunition accuracy and capable of creating ammunition that is superior to commercially available ammo. Able to build and modify bolt action rifles to accurize the platform including rebarreling, headspacing, and trigger work.

Portfolio

Senior Capstone Project - Solid Copper Rifle Bullet

This project is centered around the concept and exploration of exterior ballistics pertaining to rifle bullets. It was noticed that a more efficient bullet could be designed and fired out of a .223 Remington to compete with larger calibers in the Precision Rifle Series. The full write up on this project is available upon request.

Student Lab Demonstrations

While working at USM, part of the responsibilities included building demonstration pieces for Professors to use during their labs with other students. A full write up on these builds are available upon request but include building a static friction ramp with a linear actuator to raise the ramp until a box filled with weights moved down the rail. Another project included building a water wheel experiment in which water drips from a variable height container that drips onto a wheel which in turn lifts a weight. 

References

Chad Seeley

Lab Manager and Supervisor of Lab Associate Work Study Program at USM

207-780-5754 or [email protected]

Josh Beaulieu

Senior Manufacturing Engineer at Sig Sauer and 2017 Summer Internship Supervisor

603-610-3326 or [email protected]

Dr. Mike Davis

USM Mechanical Engineering Professor and Academic Advisor

207-780-5956 or [email protected]

Dr. James Masi

USM Mechanical Engineering Professor 

207-780-5287 or [email protected]

Charles Largay

USM Cybersecurity Professor and Professional Mentor

207-838-2238 or [email protected]