Nathan Edward Jarboe, P.E.

Mechanical Engineer


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Education              Master of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering: December 2002

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering: May 2001

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY


Bachelor of Science in Biology: May 1994

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY


Licensed Professional Engineer:  Licensed in: Tennessee, formerly MD and IN.




Bell Helicopter – Piney Flats, TN.

-Mechanical/Project Engineer: 10/10 - Present.

Produce Structural Substantiation Reports for the FAA, EASA, and Bell Helicopter ODA.

Help attain approvals through 8110-3 forms and 337s.

Design modifications for helicopters with Autodesk Inventor.


Schwaniger Enterprises - Floyds Knobs, IN.

-Owner and Principal Engineer: 03/08 - Present.

Provide mechanical engineering, design, CAD, FEA, and stress analysis services to a variety of customers and industries.

Design machines and parts with Autodesk Inventor and analyze stress using ANSYS Design Space.

Provide concept development and manufacturing drawings for a variety of customers and industries.


Kennametal Conforma Clad - New Albany, IN.

-Development Engineer: 02/06 - 01/09.

Managed efforts to design abrasive wear products and coatings and bring them to market in a timely fashion.

Designed fixtures and machine parts using Autodesk Inventor and analyzed loads and stresses with ANSYS software.

Performed structural, fluid flow, and electrical calculations.

Designed machines and processes using design for six sigma methods.


U.S. Army Research Lab, Weapons and Materials Research Directorate - Aberdeen, MD.

-Mechanical Engineer: 10/06 - 02/07.

Analyzed data from onboard diagnostic telemetry systems for “smart” weapon systems.

Calibrated sensors and installed hardware for diagnostic fuses in artillery ammunition.


U.S. Army Research Lab, Human Research and Engineering Directorate - Aberdeen, MD.

-Mechanical Engineer: 11/03 - 10/06.

Acquired a $140k contract for a grenade pin force measurement study.

Designed and programmed a graphical user interface for data acquisition using LabVIEW software.

Calculated distances and angles to target locations on a shooting range.

Performed statistical analyses for a shooting study involving soldiers in a fully encapsulated state.

Designed virtual cities using Raven Shield Unreal editor for a simulated unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) study.

Developed test plans including counterbalancing schemes and statistical analyses.

Evaluate new products, vehicles, and clothing for the Army - determined human factors engineering, system safety, health hazards, and soldier survivability.

Ammunition and Explosives training certification, 2005.

Secret level clearance attained.


Summers Racing Components/Tire Ball Development Corporation - Louisville, KY.

-Mechanical Engineer in New Product Development: 01/03 - 11/03.

Performed thin-walled pressure vessel calculations for an inflatable multi-cell run-flat tire technology.

Wrote proposals to acquire funding for research, testing and development of "tire balls."

Researched tire history and reviewed current designs to determine proper tire ball testing and design strategies.


Inventio, Inc. - Charlestown, IN.

-Mechanical Engineer, 06/03 - 11/03.

Created a 3-dimensional model of an articulating office chair to display concept drawings for a customer.

Modeled parts in Solid Works/COSMOS software. 

Performed static stress analyses using free-body diagrams and basic statics.

Specified length, strength, and diameter of air springs required to provide desired dynamics.

Incorporated ergonomic and cadaver information to ensure realistic proportions and center of gravity.


University of Louisville - Louisville, KY.

-Graduate Teaching Assistant, Mechanical Engineering: 08/01 - 09/02.

Created laboratory experiments to demonstrate techniques of data acquisition and measurement of physical phenomenon.

Taught measurements laboratories on sound, temperature, fluid flow, 2nd order vibrations systems, stress and strain, op-amps, and digital filtering.

Graded technical reports and offered suggestions for improving charts, graphs, and grammar.


-Graduate Laboratory Assistant, Bio-MEMS: 03/01 - 08/01.

Soldered wires onto 1mm-diameter piezoelectric crystals and fashioned micro acoustical lenses.


Trim Masters Inc. - Harrodsburg, KY.

-Engineer, Engineering Student Co-op Term #2 and #3: 12/99 - 05/00 and again 08/00 - 12/00.

Resolved engineering design and manufacturing problems with Toyota interior automotive components.


Medventure Technology Corporation - Louisville, KY.

-Engineer, Engineering Student Co-op Term #1: 05/99 - 08/99.

Designed a vacuum-formed plastic shipping container for a medical catheter using Solid Works software.

Modeled parts, dimensioned them, and produced assemblies complete with exploded views and bill of materials using Solid Works.

Researched non-stick coatings for heart stints to prevent post surgical clotting.

Worked on design of a heart pump test station for calculation of flow volumes and pressures.


Frazier Rehab Center - Louisville, KY.

-Technologist in the Physical Therapy Department: 09/94 - 08/98.

Taught physical therapy exercises and techniques in outpatient and inpatient clinics.


Technical Skills


·         ANSYS classical and ANSYS Workbench, MATLAB, Mathcad, LabVIEW, Solid Works, I-DEAS,  and Solid Edge softwares

·         End mill, lathe, band saw, TIG welding, grinding, pneumatic tools, and electrical circuits

·         Microsoft Visual Basic, Visual C++

·         BASIC stamp programming, mechatronics, medical devices, and ergonomics

Other Accomplishments


·         Jarboe, N., Quesada, P., "Effects of cycling shoe stiffness on forefoot pressure," Foot and Ankle International, v24(10), October, 2003

·         Designed and built a garden pest control device using a motion sensor, programmable microcontroller, solenoid water valve, transistors, resistors, and a relay.

·         Designed, built, and licensed a silencer/suppressor for a .22 rimfire rifle.

·         Designed and fabricated a battery charger for a 7.4 AHr NiMH battery.



                                                                                       Revised: July 2009