Nick Reed Smith is an award winning engineer and leader who served in the US Navy Submarine Corps for 4 years. He began his civilian career in manufacturing with a focus on engineering and process improvement. He has led more than 200 successful projects.
Applications Engineer | Metal Blanking Specialist | Automated Manufacturing Expert
at Salvagnini America
January 2015 - at Present
Generated manufacturing time and feasibility studies and reports contributing to millions of dollars in additional sales. Redesigned customer parts, products and processes improving process efficiency up to 300%. Demonstrated proprietary technology and manufacturing lines resulting in more than 200 sales leads. Gained experience with automated manufacturing lines, process improvement projects and waste reduction. Completed projects for clients in HVAC, electrical enclosures, food production, automotive, consumer goods, commercial real estate and other manufacturing specialties. Performed statistical analysis on tens of thousands of data points using both excel and proprietary software. Subject Matter Expert on laser cutting machines and combination punch and shear machines. Rated “Excellent” and “Exceeds Expectations” on all reviews.
Entrepreneur | Investor | Landlord | Property Manager
at Sole Proprietor
February 2013 - at Present
Own and manage multiple rental properties to generate positive cash flow and increase equity. Seek out potential investment opportunities, evaluate and determine course of action. Maintain general repairs and upkeep for residential buildings. Conduct background checks and interviews with potential tenants.
September 2014 - December 2014
Maintained excellent tenant relations. Initiated and managed quality and process improvement projects. Performed Engineering functions for two skyscrapers downtown. Maintained and operated HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems. Performed water chemistry treatment on chill-water loops.
Engineering Technician | Validation Specialist | Cleaning Validation | IQ OQ PQ Projects
September 2012 - September 2014
Technical lead and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for site wide cleaning validation and verifications. Planned, scheduled and coordinated project execution between multiple departments, individuals and roles. Supervised a 5 person project team within a GMP regulated aseptic manufacturing environment. Conducted statistical process control (SPC) and analysis on multiple manufacturing lines. Initiated and reviewed change controls (Trackwise), evaluated impact, generated/performed tests to verify results. Wrote Enterprise Asset Management plans, Validation plans, SOPs, validation protocols and test procedures. Resolved deviations, system failures and technical issues. (CAPA) Validated (IQ, OQ, PQ) mechanical, hydraulic, steam, electrical, computer and integrated systems. Fluent in software applications (Minitab, StatCrunch, Trackwise, GE RTIP, Microsoft Office, Excel, SAP) Aseptic Gowning Qualified.
Field Service Technician
at Peddinghaus Corporation
March 2012 - September 2012
Trained operators to write and execute machine programs, perform machine operations and maintain equipment. Independently worked in US and foreign locations. Installed, repaired and troubleshot various systems including: CNCs, PLCs, Machine Tools, Plasma Cutting Machines, Drills, Miters, Punches, Solenoids, Hydraulics, Electrical Systems. Installed first HSFDB 2500 machine in New Zealand.
Submarine Nuclear Mechanic | Engine Room Supervisor | Nuclear Engineering Technician
at US Navy
May 2008 - February 2012
Supervised Engineroom Operations aboard USS Montpelier, SSN 765 Completed 3 Fleet Inspections, 1 Deployment and multiple Missions Implemented 3 Ship-wide Maintenance Programs Trained and supervised 20 + Sailors Crew resource to 150+ as Command Financial Specialist Qualified Submarines, Engine Room Supervisor and Quality Assurance Inspector Graduated in Upper Half of Students in Navy Nuclear Pipeline Invited to Attend Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
at Blue Water Grille
January 2002 - May 2008
Highest Individual Sales 2004, 2005, 2007 7 Time Top Monthly Wine Sales Winner Trained new employees Managed daily store operations Reconciled daily accounts
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Management
at Wilmington College
2016 - at Present (3 years) Ohio
Associate's Degree, Engineering Technology | Business Finance Dual Major, 4.0 GPA, Summa Cum Laude, Graduated in Top 1%
at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
2013 - 2015 (2 years) Ohio
Trade School Certificate | Vocational Diploma, Nuclear Propulsion | Nuclear Mechanics | Nuclear Energy, 3.6 GPA, Graduated in Top 25%
at Navy Nuclear Power School
2008 - 2010 (2 years) South Carolina