Nicholas Krisch
Nicholas Krisch
Design Engineer (contractor)

Glendale, AZ 85307

Senior Design Engineer (contractor) Tri Alpha Energy Foothill Ranch, CA
February 2015 to March 2016
• Generated mechanical and electro-mechanical designs for capital equipment used in fusion energy R&D project.
• Produced layout, assembly and detail drawings per ASME Y14.5 and AWS standards.
• Designed large welded assemblies for use in high vacuum/high voltage environment.
• Performed hands-on fit and install of designed components..
• Met aggressive timelines to complete project from concept to installation.

CAD Design Engineer (contractor) CR Bard Inc Tempe, AZ
September 2014 to December 2014
• Created models and updated drawings of parts and assembly from legacy drawings
• Performed Tolerance Analysis on Disposable Biopsy Instrument used for taking tissue samples.
• Employed pin gages to measure critical component layout.
• Tested unit in lab to verify Tolerance Analysis results.
• Created Instrument Tolerance Study Report with change recommendations.
• All models and drawings created using SolidWorks 2014 and EPDM software.
• Successfully identified component tolerance problems leading to unexpected firing of device.

Mechanical Design Engineer (contractor) Mandall Barrierworks Phoenix, AZ
January 2014 to April 2014
• Created 3D CAD model, assembly and detail drawings of mechanism and deployable shield used to cover Ballistic Missile Silo during warhead maintenance procedures.
• All models and drawings created using SolidWorks 2012 software.
• Utilized SolidWorks PDM Workgroup for data management.
• Designed panel interface hardware which successfully passed destructive lab test per military

Mechanical Design Specialist Stanford University Menlo Park, CA
2010 to 2013
• Mechanical Design team member of Operations Group, responsible for design of stainless steel equipment and tooling used in ultra high vacuum environment.
• Designed experimental chamber and structural stand per physicist’s specifications.
• Designed mechanisms used to insert and orientate tooling into diagnostic chamber.
• Created complete as-built assembly drawing of new experimental line.
• Produced all assembly and detail drawings using SolidEdge per ASME and ASW standards.
• All drawings/documents managed with SharePoint PDM system.
• Interacted with vendors and machine shop for purchased components and machined parts.
• Designed sample holder which was used to successfully test effects of low beam energy on X-Ray directional mirrors, qualified lab to offer new class of experiments to scientific community.

Mechanical Designer (contractor) BAE Systems Inc Reston, VA
2008 to 2009
• Designed modular cage armor and brackets for military transport vehicles.
• Created layout, assembly and detail drawings using SolidWorks software.
• Supported prototype assembly at Aberdeen Proving Grounds for final production approval.
• New structural bracket design reduced stress fracture failures.

Mechanical Designer (contractor) Force Protection Charleston, SC
2007 to 2008
• Responsible designer for the modification of military transport vehicle for field installation of General Dynamics modular plate armor and brackets.
• Redesigned exhaust system, mirror brackets, blast plates, utility bins, and stud mounts.
• Created layout of vehicle, armor and bracket system.
• Produced complete set of assembly, detail and weldment drawings utililizing SolidWorks software.
• Created vehicle modification drawing sent overseas for in-field armor installation.
• Design utilized existing vehicle components where possible which reduced air freight loads.

Equipment Designer (contractor) G.E. Nuclear Energy San Jose, CA
2005 to 2007
Designed both static and dynamic filtration equipment used in the event of a loss of coolant accident at nuclear power plants.

• Created novel equipment design consisting of composite welded plate panels with interconnecting 3 ft. diameter pipe fittings.
• All components met Nuclear Regulatory Commission design specifications.
• All models and drawings produced using Inventor CAD software.
• Created welded composite test articles and analyzed test results to validate design parameters.
• Conducted FEA utilizing ANSYS Workbench to validate design.
• Met all critical schedule and customer deliverable dates.
• Created modular disk weldment and interconnect design which resulted in pending GE patent.

Mechanical Designer Stewart Manufacturing Phoenix, AZ
2003 to 2005
• Created models of machined valve bodies, gear housings, servo housings and flow bodies for the aerospace industry.
• Produced accurate and complete detail drawings per ANSI Y14.5 for CNC operations as specified in MOT (manufacturing operations and tooling).
• Created CAD configuration of machining process from raw casting to finished valve body to be used by CNC programmer for each machining operation.
• Responsible for reverse engineering of welded sheet metal assemblies.
• All models and drawings were created using SolidWorks and AutoCAD software.
• Reverse engineering of welded assemblies resulted in increase of new orders from Honeywell by 30%.

Sr. Mechanical Designer (contractor) Belden Communications Phoenix, AZ
2000 to 2002
• Designed equipment, welded work stations, mechanisms and tooling per Process Engineer’s ECR’s.
• Redesigned in house cable wire stranding machine to avoid new purchase expense.
• Created all layout, assembly and detail drawings required for manufacture using AutoCAD 2000
• Work environment was fast paced with tight schedules and budget.
• Interacted with machine shop and vendors for part fabrication.
• All documents and drawings were managed with SmarTeam PDM system.
• Implementation of designs resulted in reduction of manufacturing costs by 30%.

Machine Designer Wincup Corp Tolleson, AZ
1998 to 2000
• Designed automated machine consisting of five mechanisms which sorted, conveyed, vacuum tested, stacked and accumulated statically charged Styrofoam cups used in the fast food industry.
• Produced all assembly and detail drawings needed for manufacture using AutoCAD 14.
• Created Gantt charts and presented progress reports at design status meetings.
• Interacted with in house machine shop to ensure timely delivery of all machined items.
• Performed hands-on build from ground up of entire machine.
• Tested and qualified machine to meet in house manufacturing thru put requirements.
• Modular design successfully reduced manufacturing floor space requirements by 50%.

Equipment Designer Mega Systems & Chemicals Chandler, AZ
1994 to 1998
• Designed chemical delivery equipment used for CMP (chemical, mechanical, polishing) of silicon wafers used in the semiconductor industry.
• Designed both stainless steel and polypro cabinets used to house pumping and delivery systems
• Responsible for documenting and creating drawing packages for company’s entire product line.
• Created all layout, assembly, detail drawings and BOM’s using AutoCAD 12.
• Communicated with customers and vendors for cost estimates for new system features.
• Consulted with floor assemblers, production management, vendors and sales department to document optimal component layout.
• Standardized equipment designs decreased manufacturing time by one third.

Mechanical Designer Automated Solutions Phoenix, AZ
1991 to 1993
• Designed mechanisms used to locate, grasp, rotate, fold and insert automotive air bags into squib equipped casting for placement into various automobile steering columns.
• Produced layout, detail and assembly drawings of complete sub-assemblies using AutoCAD 12.
• Assisted technicians in solving machine assembly problems and generated corrective ECR’s.
• Modular sub-assembly concept reduced manufacturing time by 25%.

Equipment Designer Westech Systems Phoenix, AZ
1989 to 1991
• Designed spin station, water track lift mechanism, robotic transfer arm and feed station mechanisms used in semiconductor CMP (chemical, mechanical, polishing) equipment.
• Redesigned four head wafer polishing machine connected with modular wafer water track.
• Produced all layout, assembly and detail drawings using AutoCAD.
• Successful machine design resulted in large order from IBM.

B.S. Chemical Engineering Cleveland State University

A.S. Mechanical Engineering Technology Cleveland Engineering Institute

Extensive design background in various environments including semiconductor, automotive, consumer products, aerospace, communications, nuclear, defense and most recent, R&D Lab (contract role as equipment designer). Initiated and completed capital equipment projects through all phases including designing, building and testing to verify performance objectives. Ability to create effective design solutions in a fast paced environment. Produced complete drawing packages for manufacture including detail, assembly, installation and modification drawings.

Core Competencies

SolidWorks, Inventor, SolidEdge, AutoCAD, ASME Y14.5 GD&T, ANSYS Workbench, Word, PowerPoint, MathCad, SmarTeam PDM, Matrix PDM, SharePoint PDM, SolidWorks PDM & EPDM

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