Wednesday, December 7, 2016

About Me

My name is Grant des Rosiers. This is my "About Me" page, with my full resume and other information.

Contact info:

  • Email address:


Education: Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology, Spring 2017

Skills and Abilities:

Tools and equipment: Traditional woodworking, farm and construction equipment (Tractors, chainsaws, log splitters, excavators, etc) , electronics soldering (extensive experience with through hole soldering), basic manual and automated machining (3 axis mills, lathes), electronics lab equipment (Oscilloscopes and function generators), Fluke test equipment. 

CAD: Extensive experience with Solidworks, AutoCAD, Inventor Pro, Fusion 360, Solidedge. Limited experience with Syteline, EPLAN, Eagle, OpenSCAD, Creo.

Programming: Limited experience with LabVIEW, Matlab, various flavors of C, Python, SQL. 

Operating Systems: Windows 2000-10, Windows Server 2012, Mac OS X, various Linux distros, all major mobile platforms. 

Other software: Microsoft Office (Including Project), Kodi, various tools to maintain and tune custom desktops, Wireshark, Arduino IDE. 

Engineering Experience:

Lanco Assembly System, Westbrook, Maine
Mechanical Engineering Co-Op, March to September 2015
  • Revised drawings of parts for industrial scale assembly systems
  • Designed hardware in systems used by Ford and Toyota
  • Investigated and documented hardware changes
  • Updated standard parts library for Solidworks migration
  • Diagnosed electrical issues
  • Interacted with vendor representatives
  • Trained later interns to do above

PJM Interconnection, Audubon, Pennsylvania
Network and Telecom Department, March to September 2014
  • Managed enterprise grade Cisco and Avaya communications equipment
  • Ran daily standup meeting

Kinect Sensor Interfacing, Freshman Design Project, April to June 2012

Other Experience:

Teachers Assistant for LabVIEW programming course. Spring 2016

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Computer Support Group Staff, September 2012 to April 2013
  • Analyzed and tested devices for university published reports

Staples Inc., Falmouth, Maine
EasyTech Associate & Office Supplies Associate, Summer 2011 and 2012
  • Diagnosed and repaired technical issues on customers' computers

Honors and Hobbies:

  • Awarded Flight Patch by NASA and MIT for work on project aboard the International Space Station
  • Team captain for FIRST Robotics team in high school (2011)
  • Completed Tough Mudder in Philadelphia (2013)
  • Life Award, Boy Scouts of America (2006-2011)
  • Ham radio certified, Technical class; call sign KC1DSN
    • Event coordinator for Drexel Amateur Radio Club (DUARC)
  • Member of Drexel IEEE student chapter
    • Host of "How to build a PC" event
  • Hiking, camping, and other outdoor activites
  • Knife making
  • Maintaining my own IT environment with custom servers and other hardware


Engineering Courses: 

  • Fundamentals of CNC
  • PLC Fundamentals
  • Power Electronics
  • Project Management
  • Manufacturing Information Management
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Fluid Power Systems
  • Techniques of Measurement
  • Robotics and Mechatronics

Other Courses of Note:

  • History of Technology
  • Philosophy of Mathematics
  • History of Motorcycle Design
  • History of Science Fiction Television
  • Weather
  • Astronomy
The full Drexel EET curriculum can be found here.