Chad Senkbeil

Work experience

Work experience
Oct 2011 - Mar 2014

Photometric Design Manager/Engineering Technician

Orion Energy Systems, Inc.
  • Work closely with inside and outside Sales and Project Management teams to complete all pre- and post-sale photometric requests
  • Schedule and complete all photometric requests in a timely manner
  • Participated in updating corporate lighting spec for a national account
  • Created a standard template for photometric drawings for better consistency and efficiency between retail, wholesale and agriculture
  • Standardized naming and filing of electronic files
  • Work closely with controls department to ensure more accurate drawings to reduce on-site issues
  • Created standard template for controls drawings
  • Creating lighting matrix to aid sales and project management
  • Worked with IT department to improve form used to submit photometric requests 
  • Worked on layouts for a number of Fortune 500 companies
May 2009 - Oct 2011

Produce Manager

  • Responsible for the total operations of the produce department and management of employees including:

  • Hiring, training, coaching, scheduling, and product ordering

Jun 2008 - May 2009

Architectural Designer

CLS Design

As a freelance Architectural Designer I work designing conventional and log homes from various local builders and clients.

Mar 2009 - May 2009

Part-Time Merchandiser

  • Build and maintain product displays
  • Maintain appropriate product levels in beverage sections and throughout accounts including shelf allocation and cold equipment
  • Meet customer service expectations through daily communication, problem resolution, and appropriate follow up
  • Maintain merchandising standards while rotating products each time in designated accounts
  • Certified to operate forklifts
  • Jul 1996 - Jun 2008

    Architectural Designer, Plan Checker, CAD Manager

    Senior Architectural Designer and plan checker responsibilities include:

    • Produce detailed construction blueprints for half and full log homes and Light Commercial projects
    • Review and redline blueprints and contracts of other designers
    • Coordinate with other departments to schedule and assure project timelines are met
    • Responsible for training and coaching new designers
    • CAD Manager duties includes setting up and maintaining company CAD system
      • Established department standards to improve efficiency
    • Evaluate and recommend department software
    • Run structural calculations
    • Cross Trained in Estimating and Material Take-offs
    • Involved with new product design
    • Communicate frequently with clients and contractors
    • Investigated client/contractor claims for material issues
    • Coordinate projects with in-house departments and outside agencies

    Professional Samples


    Apr 2005 - Jul 2007

    Associates in Supervisory Management

    Achieved Presidential Honors

    Some areas studied include:

    • Budgeting and Financing
    • Business Operations
    • Project Management
    • Leadership
    • Managing for Quality
    • Safety in the Workplace
    • Diversity and Change Management

    For a complete list click Supervisory Management Course Outline link in Educational samples below.

    Aug 1994 - May 1996

    Associates in Architectural/Residential Design

    Achieved High Honors

    Some areas studied include:

    • Residential Design
    • Light Commercial Design
    • Estimating
    • Surveying
    • Building Trade Statics
    • Material Take-Off
    • Construction Management

    Educational Samples



    Open Office Suite

    Calc, Draw, Impress, Math, and Writer


    Excellent drafting skills with great attention to detail

    Other Software

    Sales Logix (Database CRM) Photoshop Exposed to Google Sketchup Firefox Thunderbird GIMP

    Design Related Software

    Autocad Architecture 2013 (Design), Softplan (Design), Enercalc (Engineering), TJ-Beam (Engineering), AGI32 (Lighting Software)

    Microsoft Office Suite

    Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Project   Created a number of complex spreadsheets to improve department efficiency.

    Ability to:

    Work in high stress situations Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills Effectively communicate with other professionals Work in a team environment and individually Possess flexible approach to work Exhibit outstanding customer service skills