Sign in

Mechanical Engineer

Boise, Idaho, United States
February 07, 2018

Contact this candidate


Wayne R. Fischer, M.S.

Boise, Idaho ***** 208-***-****

Program Director/Mechanical Engineer

20+ years’ success leading innovative programs for educational institution

Progressive and dedicated Program Director with 20+ year record of distinguished accomplishments in spearheading college student support programs for U.S. Department of Education, seeking career change to mechanical design and engineering, project management, computer programming and research analysis across diverse industries. Outstanding leadership and analytic skills with cross-functional in-depth expertise in engineering, science and IT fields for driving business and industry growth. Excellent communicator for team leadership, and forging of relationships for successful outcomes.

Highlights Of Expertise

Project Management

Program Design

Mechanical Design

Processes & Procedures

Mechanical Engineering

Data Engineering

Computer Science


Regulatory Compliance

Manufacturing Engineering

Research Analysis

Materials Science


Certified Pega System Architect 7.2 Awarded on 12/20/2017

IT/Language Skills

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

SolidWorks FEBio Suite Wordpress Google Analytics

Pega 7 Working Model Seg3D MATLAB Mathematica

Native English Speaker Basic German

Career Experience

Systems Architect Intern 10/2017– 1/12/18

RULETEK Meridian, ID

Built and designed strategic business software applications for digital enterprises using Pega 7 technology, as well as gained experience in the design of workflow management systems

Designed and developed application user interfaces and conducted test scripts

Used database modeling and data integration techniques to design and conduct test scripts

Assistant Director, TRIO Teacher Preparation Program 11/2015– 6/2017


Provided key leadership direction in administering $200K U.S. Department of Education Student Support Services TRIO grant program, designed to support college students with desire to become educators from limited-income, first-generation and disability backgrounds. Aligned curriculum and program development with needs of 144 students, while facilitating hiring, training and supervision of all staff members.

Selected Contributions:

Met and exceeded goals and objectives of TRIO Teacher Preparation Program, and overall mission of university through creative curriculum and program design

Provided expert advice to post-secondary students in areas of academia, school transfer, career planning for educators, and school financing

Effectively mentored students through development and implementation of instructional workshops on math and science study skills, research and writing skills, and scholarship and individual life skills

Acted as liaison to institutional, state, regional, and national organizations related to TRIO programs

Orthotic Design Intern, SAWTOOTH ORTHOTICS & PROSTHETICS, INC., Boise, ID May - September 2013

Acquired hands-on experience as volunteer intern fabricating custom orthotics.

Mechanical Engineering Design Intern, I CORPORATION, Nampa, ID May - September 2006

Gained experience as paid EPSCoR intern with proposals, design and drafting, cost estimates, and client reviews. Designed and developed various products using SolidWorks for local manufacturing company, while researching bio-energy alternative fuel production systems.

Educational Specialist, TRIO Rising Scholars Program 1/1996 – 11/2015


Successfully imparted STEM, reading, writing, and study skills knowledge by conducting ongoing student assessments, designing comprehensive academic plans of action, and providing individual and group instruction leveraging on diverse instructional methodologies.

Selected Contributions:

Determined eligibility of new students by conducting interviews, while providing student support for passing competency exams, and developing online instructional technology skills

Created and maintained TRIO Rising Scholars website and maintained computer lab

Achieved goals and objectives of TRIO Rising Scholars Program and overall mission of university by providing leadership through innovative design of program and curriculum

Interim Director, TRIO Rising Scholars Program 9/2004 – 9/2005


Led successful management of U.S. Department of Education TRIO grant program with objective of retaining college students from limited-income, first-generation, and disability backgrounds. Prioritized program budget of $250K, while overseeing hiring, training and supervision of all staff members.

Selected Contributions:

Spearheaded effective planning, organization and leadership direction in day-to-day operations of TRIO Rising Scholars Program, including providing students with advice, coaching and instruction

Built high-performing team through meticulous selection and supervision of 40+ staff members to support and tutor limited-income, first generation, and disabled students

Ensured seamless implementation of high-quality program operations in compliance with federal legislation and regulations, through development and systematic adherence of policies and procedures

Adjunct Faculty Member Various Departments BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY Boise, ID 1/1996 – 2015

Created supportive and progressive learning environment leveraging on emerging technologies and strong communication skills, while applying conflict resolution and problem-solving abilities, active listening skills, and leading-edge planning and organizational tools.

Selected Contributions:

Provided effective instructional courses on ‘Advanced Biomechanics’, ‘Introduction to Biomechanics’, ‘Physics Lab’, ‘Reading and Study Skills’, and ‘English Research and Composition’

Led focus on special topics comprising ‘Math Study Skills’, ‘Freshmen Seminar’, ‘College Algebra with Trigonometry’, ‘Intermediate Algebra’, ‘Elementary Algebra’ and ‘Pre-Algebra’


M.S. Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.9/4.0, BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, Boise, ID, 2010

Thesis title, ‘Using the Continuous Wavelet Transform to Characterize Differences between Impact Signals from Non-Cleated and Cleated Turf Shoes’ (

M.A. English, GPA 3.9/4.0, BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, Boise, ID, 1998

B.S. Physics & Philosophy, GPA 3.3/4.0, UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene, OR, 1992

Contact this candidate