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.

  • Operations Engineer

    at Hines

    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

    at AstraZeneca

    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.

  • Assistant Manager

    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


  • English Native

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