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Oct 2011Mar 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 2009Oct 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 2008May 2009

Architectural Designer

CLS Design

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

Mar 2009May 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 1996Jun 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 2005Jul 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 1994May 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


    Brian Breit

    "Dear Sir or Madam,

    Please consider Chad Senkbeil for your employment opportunity.  Chad successfully filled a temporary residential design position for my company.  Chad possesses a wide range of design and construction knowledge.  He can work independently and efficiently.  Chad worked on each project in a very organized manner; recording and documenting all pertinent issues to be resolved in an orderly fashion.  Chad is very reliable and respectful to those around him.  I highly recommend his talents and ability to those looking for a quality person and quality work."


    Brian Breit

    Countryside Designs Inc. 262-692-6707 Bus.

    Carolyn Stone

    "Chad is a dedicated professional and a wonderful team player.  He exhibits the ability of being able to think methodically as well as creatively regarding his work.  He was always willing to go "the extra mile" for all of our customers and never would shy away from additional tasks or a challenge.  He would be an asset to any organization!"

    Worked with Chad while she was Northeast Regional Sales Manager at Wilderness Log Homes

    Chris Kaiser

    "Chad Senkbeil carries all the qualities and characteristics an employer would want.  He has a strong mechanical and designing background and stays highly motivated towards any task he undertakes.  At the same time, he has a high sense of ethics and exudes confidence and leadership in any group or company project.He would be a strong addition to any company or organization."

    Brandon Schaefer

    "Chad Senkbeil is an excellent team player with an aptitude to bring new ideas to the table. Working with Chad, he has demonstrated an ability to pickup a project and run with it; often polishing the finished project in the process.  His attention to detail, project oriented time line and project management skills and an ability to work with large projects efficiently makes him an excellent professional in any organization."

    Worked with Chad at Wilderness Log Homes

    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

    Letter of Recommendation


    Personal Attributes

    • Leader
    • Energetic
    • Innovative
    • Multi-tasker
    • Self-motivated
    • Assertive
    • Team Player
    • Detail/Solution Oriented
    • Well Organized

    Professional Objective

    Work and grow as a member of a team where my strong initiative, exceptional organization skills and knowledge, combined with my ability to motivate and encourage are used to the fullest capacity for the benefit of clients.