Steve Kolbow


Designer lll

Chaska, MN

Steve Kolbow
Mechanical Designer

Chaska, MN – 612-616-0673

Seeking a designer position where my experience and creative design skills will continue growth and
synergy of teams and the organization. My professional and personable manner helps to facilitate this.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Product Designer
CS Design Illustration LLP – Chaska, MN – 2000 to Present
• Design and part modeling, for the boating, electronics, auto industries, and others.
• Design consulting.

Designer lll
Chart Inc – New Prague, MN – 2015 to 2016
• Equipment Design / Layout, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) storage and regasification.
• Managed and prioritized multiple projects.

Designer lll
Entegris Inc – Chaska, MN – 1999 to 2015
• New Product Design, semiconductor related process equipment.
• Consulted with toolmakers and vendors on design decisions.
• Designed fixtures for product assembly.
• Performed CAD modeling of parts and assemblies, including drawings and layout detailing.
• Helped create and managed our Design Verification Lab.
• Sourced vendors for machined and formed metal and plastic parts and assemblies.
• Worked closely with model shop and test lab departments.
• Assembled and disassembled product for samples and trouble shooting.
• Managed and prioritized multiple project requests.
• Recognized for ability to work with many different personalities.


A.S (equivalent) in Engineering Design and Drafting
Hennepin Technical College – Eden Prairie, MN


Microsoft Outlook (10+ years), Word (10+ years), ProE (10+ years), Excel (1 year), Solidworks (1 year),
Team Leadership (10+ years), Management (10+ years), Design (10+ years), Testing (10+ years), Vendor
Relations (10+ years), Drafting (10+ years), Product Development (10+ years), Metal Fabrication (10+
years), Injection molding (10+ years), Injection molding (10+ years), Prototype (10+ years), Teamwork (10+
years), Brainstorming (10+ years), Sketching (10+ years), 3D Prototyping (10+ years), Plastic Part Design
(10+ years), Supervisor (3 years), Inventor (10+ years), Patent Illustration (Less than 1 year), Business
Owner (5 years)



DuPont Plunkett Award
May 2000
Entegris Inc.’s (Chaska, MN) Cynergy fluid-handling components have won first prize for the Americas Division
in the DuPont Plunkett Awards 2000, which recognize innovative Teflon fluoropolymer products. According to
Entegris, Cynergy components, which contain Teflon PFA (perfluoroalkoxy), are the first nonmetallic products
with industry-standard sanitary clamp connections to withstand the stringent steam-in-place/clean-in-place


May 2015

Wilderness First Aid
May 2019

NICA Head Coach
May 2019


NICA (National Interscholastic Cycling Association)
Head Coach.
I started the Chaska Chanhassen High School Mountain Bike Team.
We’ve grown from 6 athletes in 2012 to 40 in our 2015 season.
7th thru 12th grade, girls and boys.
Official season runs from July to end of Oct.

PTC Creo
ProE Social group.

Solidworks Social Group

IMBA (International Mountain Bicycling Association)
February 2014 to Present
Trail Maintenance

Minnesota High School Cycling League
June 2012 to Present
Head Coach.
I started the Chaska Chanhassen High School Mountain Bike Team.


September 2015

Reticle Pod (#20140183076)
July 2014

Reticle Pod (#20130020220)
January 2013

Reticle Pod (#8231005)
July 2012

Purge System (#8146623)
April 2012

Purge System (#20080204680)
August 2008

Carrier Tape for Disk (#7219803)
May 2007

Shipper Tooth Improved Loading (#6994217)
February 2006

Flowmeter (#6973705)
December 2005

Flowmeter (#6758104)
July 2004

Flowmeter (#20030000315)
January 2003

Skills / Knowledge
• ProE WildFire 4 / Creo • Engineering Lab Curator • SAP
• SolidWorks 2015 • EPDM • GD&T
• General Machining • Functional Testing • Trouble Shooting
• Sketching • Rapid Prototyping • Document Drafting
• Molded plastic parts • Machined plastic & metal • Formed plastic & metal

  • Updated 8 years ago

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