Zach Franz
Zach Franz
Design and Applications Engineer – Posi-Flate Butterfly Valves

Saint Paul, MN 55105

Design and Applications Engineer Posi-Flate Butterfly Valves
February 2014 to Present
• Design new products to fit current needs and redesign existing products to increase performance
• Devise and perform product testing methods
• Oversee prototyping along with product manufacturing and assembly
• Investigate product failures and troubleshoot equipment issues

Engineering Graphics and Design Teaching Assistant University of St. Thomas
September 2013 to June 2014
• Assisted UST engineering students in learning SolidWorks CAD
• Provided teaching assistance for dimensioning/tolerance and engineering principles

Senior Design, Stratasys, Technical Lead University of St. Thomas
September 2013 to June 2014
• Worked with Stratasys to redesign, assemble and test a completely 3D-printed terminator robot
• Increased knowledge of 3D printing techniques and limitations
• Gained experience with strict customer requirements, mentor feedback and group presentations

UST Varsity Baseball
September 2010 to June 2014
4 year varsity baseball pitcher

Mechanical Engineering Intern Lake Air Companies
June 2013 to September 2013
• Worked with the President to create a Workmanship Standard for company and suppliers
• Developed standard operating procedures for sheet metal manufacturing processes

Director Colleges Against Cancer
September 2010 to May 2013
Directed community involvement initiatives and managed five teammates

Engineering Technician 3M Company
June 2012 to February 2013
Engineered, built and tested automated optical inspection systems

Related Skills
• SolidWorks CAD • MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel
• Autodesk Inventor CAD

Activities and Leadership

UST Machine Design Competition
September 2012 to December 2012
Designed and built a competitive robot

Cart and Range Attendant Chaska Town Course Chaska, MN
June 2007 to August 2011
Provided customer service and maintained course services

Co-Captain FIRST Robotics
January 2008 to May 2010
Prototyped, tested and created an objective-based robot

Construction Assistant Zorn Homes
June 2006 to September 2008
Provided construction assistance and general site cleanup

B.S. Mechanical Engineering University of St. Thomas
Saint Paul, MN

Solidworks, Autocad, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office

Cum Laude BSME with Physics Minor
May 2014

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