Resume

I am Graduate Mechatronic Engineer with a passion for innovation and a focus on generalist engineering. I am excited to find a role where I can learn quickly, utilise my skills and experience, and provide value to an innovative team.

Summary

  • Graduate Controls Engineer at Dematic - Developed MATLAB and Python programs to automate engineering work.
  • Mechatronics Engineering Graduate from UNSW Sydney with First Class Honours.
  • Mechatronic Engineering Internship at Inventor Group - worked on and led R&D sub-projects to develop control systems and automate a small-batch coffee roaster.
  • Thesis: Autonomous reversing of tractor-implement vehicle for robust path tracking.
  • Developed a web based solution to help students organise trimester course selections for UNSW with over 6000 visits.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Mechatronics) at UNSW Sydney

Feb 2017 - Apr 2021

  • High Distinction average and listed on the 2017, 2018, 2019 Honours Lists.
  • Thesis: ”Autonomous reversing of tractor-implement vehicle with robust path tracking”.
  • Capstone Electives include: Control of Robotic Systems, Finite Element Methods and Process Technology and Automation.
  • High Distinctions in Design and Manufacturing, Engineering Design, Robot Design, Robotics, Computing for Mechatronic Engineers, Linear Systems and Control, Mechanics, and many more.
  • Leader of groups projects for courses including Engineering Design, Design and Manufacturing.

Northern Beaches Christian School

HSC 2016

Vice Captain. Highly Commended in Engineering Studies, Physics, Extension 1 and 2 Mathematics, Software Design and Development.

Experience

Graduate Controls Engineer at Dematic

Feb 2021 - Jul 2021. 6 mos

  • Invent and develop a drawing automation tool that utilises data to generate AutoCAD drawings. This allows an engineer to create a layout drawing in minutes instead of the usual several hours or days. I am continuing to make more of these on the side of my normal engineering work.
  • Produce engineering drawings, electrical schematics, and installation specifications.
  • Design safety systems for conveyor networks and integrations with third party systems.
  • Commission conveyor systems on-site in Adelaide. Completed IO checks, supply checks, multi-shuttle commissioning and other general PLC commissioning.

Mechatronic Engineering Intern at Inventor Group

Mar 2019 - Feb 2021. 1 yr 11 mos

Inventor is an innovative and creative company that design, engineer and market products. We work with our clients to provide tailored designs to their ideas and visions.
  • Conduct concept design, research and development, prototyping and fabrication as well as continually working with clients and liaising with other engineers.
  • Design and implementation of an automation system for a small-batch coffee roaster.
  • Programming with C++, Python and MATLAB. Work included app development, GUIs, serial communication interfacing, and object orientated programming.
  • Utilised process automation technologies including pneumatics, motors, load cells and HMIs.
  • Electrical design, fabrication and installation of digital circuits with custom PCBs.

Casual Academic (Tutor) at UNSW Sydney

May 2019 - Aug 2019. 4 mos

  • Tutored Design and Manufacturing which included CAD with SolidWorks. Includes 3D modelling and producing engineering drawings abiding by AS1100.
  • Provided feedback on conceptual design, manufacturing processes, and design for manufacture.

Student Developer at UNSW Sydney

Aug 2018 - Mar 2019. 8 mos

  • Collaborated with other student developers and staff on several innovation projects.
  • Developed an intuitive online dashboard that visualises student engagement for lecturers.
  • Conducted big data analysis to deliver validated statistics on student behaviours.

Supervisor, Referee and Mentor at FootballSSG

Sep 2013 - Nov 2017. 5 yrs 3 mos

  • Encourage, mentor and train new referees in communication, player management and game control to ensure quality of service and customer satisfaction.
  • Developed customer service and communication skills needed to referee grand finals.

Team Member at Bunnings Warehouse

Sep 2017 - Mar 2020. 2 yrs 7 mos

  • Positively interact with customers at register and in aisles - assisting with queries and returns.
  • Built strong customer service and communications skills facilitating a high rate of sales on busy days.

Technical skills

  • SolidWorks CAD - High Distinction (94) in Design and Manufacturing, tutored at UNSW Sydney.
  • MATLAB, C, C++ - High Distinction (96) in Computing for Engineers, High Distinction (88) in Robotics. Programmed many microcontrollers for automation project at Inventor Group.
  • Python - Developed self-improving coffee roasting automation systems. Experience with data manipulation, serial communications, GUI development and microcontroller networks.
  • Control systems - Designed, fabricated and installed microcontroller control system at Inventor Group. Designed and commissioned PLC control systems at Dematic.
  • Mechanical fabrication/machining - Skills from CNC machining to woodworking to lathes to 3D printing (and building 3D printers).
  • Electronic prototyping and development - Produced many custom printed circuit boards for microcontroller control of industrial processes.
  • Microsoft Excel - Adept with Excel, VBA programming, and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • GitHub - Utilised in many university group projects and in multiple professional environments.
  • Web Development - Experience with Angular, Firebase, jQuery, JavaScript, HTML and SASS. Check out tobinsmit.com.

Portfolio

See portfolio page here

Referees

Available upon request