Hello, I'm Suraj Thokal.
R&D Mechanical Designer at ABB,
M.Eng. Mechanical Engineer, Concordia University Graduate.

H3W 1E4 Montreal, QC

+1 (438) 401 1134


Highly motivated and results-oriented Mechanical Specialist with 4+ years of experience in R&D design. Proficient in utilizing advanced design software and applying engineering principles to achieve outstanding product outcomes. Adept at managing deadlines effectively and fostering successful cross-functional team collaborations. Seeking an opportunity as a Mechanical/Design Engineer/Designer or a similar role.

Passionate about Nature-Inspired (Bio-mimicry) Innovations

LinkedIn Recommendations

"Suraj is an exceptional mechanical engineer with a passion for innovation. His rapid learning abilities allow him to swiftly grasp intricate concepts and apply them effectively. Beyond technical prowess, Suraj is known for his amicable nature and strong collaboration with colleagues. His work consistently reflects high quality and precision. In summary, Suraj is an asset to any engineering team, combining technical excellence with interpersonal skills."

-Sylvain Trottier, Global R&D Manager at ABB

"I highly recommend Suraj as a Mechanical Engineer.
His attention to detail and innovative solutions greatly contributed to our project successes. Suraj is a valuable asset to any team, showcasing strong problem-solving skills and dedication."

-Reshika Paramananthan, Product Manager at ABB

"Highly recommend Suraj for his exceptional mechanical design skills! He is a dedicated and hardworking professional always eager to tackle new challenges. His passion for innovation shines through in his work. A valuable asset to any team!"

-Mathusan S., Quality Engineer at ABB

"Having the opportunity to work closely with Suraj, I have been able to observe his drive, how he takes ownership and initiative in all tasks he undertakes. He does great work and I recommend him without hesitation."

-Kelley McAlpine, Project Manager at ABB


  • CAD Softwares- PTC Creo, Catia, Solidworks (Certified Professional), AutoCAD, Autodesk Inventor, Siemens NX, Ansys FEA/CFD.

  • PLM/BOM/ERP tools- Creo Windchill PLM, Solidworks PDM, Enovia PLM, KBM ERP, SAP ERP.

  • DFM Domain Experience- Die Casting, Sheet Metal fabrication, Injection Molding, 3D Printing, CNC machining.

  • Organizational/Interpersonal Skills- Problem-solving, DFMEA, Continuous improvement (Kaizen), Product Management.

  • Administrative Skills- Microsoft Office, Teams, Sharepoint, Effective communication, Team Work. Languages English (Fluent), French (Beginner).

Work Experience

Mechanical Designer (September 2022- Present)
Research and Development, ABB Electrification, Montreal, QC.

3D & 2D software- PTC Creo, AutoCAD, Raise 3D

PLM and BOM Management- KBM ERP, Creo Windchill PLM

Administration- MS office suite, Sharepoint, SAP

  • Project- Leading the technical aspects across the Cold Weather Edge-Lite Pictogram project, involves conception, prototyping, conducting design reviews, CSA/UL testing, MRO oversight, and final release.

  • Creating 3D models, 2D drawings, and applying GD&T for sheet-metal, aluminium casting, and plastic injection molding components.

  • Conducting inspections and generating comprehensive inspection reports (F24) to verify component fit, tolerance, and installation aspects, ensuring compliance with drawings and DFMA regulations.

  • Defining test objectives, developing procedures, conducting tests, and creating test reports in compliance with CSA/UL/ASME regulations.

  • Executing TSRs from the manufacturing and QC, processing change requests (CR), executing engineering change notices (ECN), and maintaining revisions in PLM.

  • Subsequently handling customer special, continuous improvement, and buy-and-sell projects including their installation tests.

  • Collaborating closely with project engineers/managers to comprehend design requirements and deliver optimal solutions, considering practicality, cost, and functionality.

  • Supervising 3D printing operations (FDM), including design optimization, setup, post-processing, workflow management, and maintenance.

Service Centre Technician

Chameleon Innovations, Montreal, QC

March 2021 - April 2022

  • Constructed, installed, and inspected rolling tarp systems for 75 different truck trailers, as well as 70 retractable enclosures with air filtration and ventilation systems

  • Maintained about 75 open deck trailers, including the air system, suspension, brakes, and electrical system

  • Designed and fabricated welding, drilling, cutting, and assembling jigs-fixtures that minimized accidents and reduced processing time by over 50% for CNESST

  • Planned and implemented space utilization plans for the service center, resulting in 25% more space being used

Mechanical Team Member

Space Concordia Robotics Division

January 2021- August 2022

  • Creation of Mars rover for University rover competition, particularly responsible for the design and development of wheel assembly, used DMAIC lean improvement method

  • Compared to the previous assembly, the new one is 20% more compact, lightweight, and convenient to assemble

  • The main thing I managed to do with my idea is make the motor entirely protected and simple to take apart without removing the entire wheel assembly.

Mechanical Design Trainee

CAD CAM Guru, India

October 2019 - December 2020

  • In order to practice various CAD softwares in the domains of Product tool design, Jig fixtures, GD&T, Stress analysis, and simulation I developed more than 120 models

  • Softwear Learnt- Modeling Softwares (Proficient)- CatiaV5, ENOVIA, Solidworks, Proe creo, NX cad, and Autodesk Inventor

  • Analysis Softwares- Ansys wb (Beginner)


Mechanical Design Intern

Century Appliances Ltd. India

March 2018 - August 2018

  • Implemented Kaizen techniques (PDCA) to design and develop a standup desert air cooler of 30 liters

  • Project- Researched and designed a stable, functional, and Omnidirectional spherical bottom caster wheel for a stand-up air cooler.

Mechanical Engineer Intern

Kandekar Engineering Ltd. India

October 2018 - March 2019

  • Manufacturing, installing, and maintaining various types of agricultural and construction equipment, including plows, weed eaters, and cement mixers

  • Engaged in the design and development of clay mixing machines required for making bricks

Mechanical Intern, R&D, ABB (May 2022- August 2022)
Research and Development, ABB Electrification, Montreal, QC.

3D & 2D software- PTC Creo, AutoCAD, Raise 3D

PLM and BOM Management- KBM ERP, Creo Windchill PLM

Administration- MS office suite, Sharepoint, SAP

  • Internship Project- Creating 3D modeling, assembly, and analysis of Edge-lite Pictograms, Exit signs and customer special Wet Location Units for the leading USA and Canadian brands.

  • Analyzed 1000+ configurations, established 30 main assemblies, and created 3D models and 2D drawings using Creo 4.0, releasing them to Windchill PLM.

  • Utilized KBM and PLM to compare BOMs, identifying variations and shared components, and validated 3D model through physical assembly and testing in a pilot run.


Concordia University

Montreal, QC, January 2021- January 2023

Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Major in Thermal Engineering.

  • Relevant coursework: CAMD, Aerodynamics, Aircraft Hydro Mech Fuel Systems, Tribology, Vehicle Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Gas Dynamics, High Strength Material etc.

  • CAMD Project- Modeled, assembled, and simulated the "Helicopter Rotor System" using CATIA V5.

  • Tribology Project- 3D modeling and analysis of shark skin denticle-inspired coating for the maritime vessel that reduces drag using PTC Creo and Ansys WB

  • Fluid Mechanics- In Ansys Fluent, I conducted drag and lift analysis over tandem cylinders

  • Seminar Project- Design and Analysis of Whale fin inspired Turbine blade using Solidwork and Ansys WB

Savitribai Phule Pune University

Pune, India, 2013-2017

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Graduated with Distinction GPA- 3.7/4.0

  • Top student in a class of 400

  • Bachelor's Project- Designed and fabricated multipurpose equipment for the small field to perform plowing, weeding, sowing, and spraying which is more fuel-efficient, compact, and durable than a tractor

  • Involved in ideation, design, analysis (Catia V5), material selection, Manufacturing, feedback from farmers, and Continuous improvement (6 sigma)

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