Jonathan Benning

Freelance Technical Writer & Programmer

Location:Ankeny, Iowa, United States
2 Skills

Professional Summary

I hold a Bachelors degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University and completed high school at Fort Dodge High School. I have 16 years of continuous experience including; a Cook, a Sales Associate and as an Assistant Manager in the Fast Food and Retail industries. Most recently, I have been working as a Cook at Applebee’s from August 2011.

Professional Goals

Work in a company I can grow as a person and professionally.
Work in a company where I can be proud of what I'm doing.
Work for a top company.
Program CFD programs to make turbine engines more efficient with less noise.
Program CFD programs to make wind turbine blades more efficient.
Work towards EIT certification.

Education and Professional Development

2011 Iowa State University, Iowa
Bachelors of Science in: Aerospace Engineering
2004 Des Moines Area Community College
Pre-Engineering: Transfer to Iowa State University
2002 Fort Dodge High School, Iowa
High School/GED: Basic Education

Technical or Computer Skills


Fortran 10 years
MATLAB 2 years
Scilab 6 years
Python <1 year
C++, C# <1 year <1 year
HTML/php <1 year

Finite Element Analysis:

Fatigue and Stress Analysis by hand 3 years
Life cycle determination, beam optimization, 1D 2D and 3D geometric simplifications, crack growth and formation. Plate bending and beam buckling. Natural frequency calculations.
ANSYS 2 years
Fatigue and Stress Analysis with ANSYS, Geometric simplifications, Von Mises Stresses, plate bending and beam buckling
Salome-Meca with Code Aster 1 year
Composites 1 year

General Engineering:

AutoCad 5 years
Solid Works 2 years
Solving differential equations 3 years
Optimization Techniques 1 year
FreeCAD 1 year
Lab Work ( and Equipment ) 3 years
Technical Writing 4 years
Latex 2 years
OpenFoam 1 year

Operating Systems:

Windows, LINUX (Ubuntu and variants)

Work History

Apr. 2010 to present

Mar. 2008 to Aug. 2011
Sales Associate
Lawn and Garden department, Caring for live plants, Stocking product and customer service. Product inventory, and price changing, cashiering, truck unloading, fork lift driving, scissor lift operating, walkie stacker operating, and Bill Jack operating. Helped upper management relay directions to other sales associates.

Burger King
July 2007 to Mar. 2008
Shift Manager
Manage a shift at Burger King, Data Entry, Customer Service, All normal positions of Burger King

Iowa State University (UDCC)
Oct. 2006 to May 2007
Cook, filter fryers, general cleaning

Burger King
Aug. 1998 to Oct. 2006
Cook, Cashier
Cooked Food, Cash Register, Inventory, Light management duties, Customer Service
Skills (2) Rating
Technical Writing