Wade Christiansen

Wade Christiansen

Work History

Work History
Jan 2005 - Present

Design Engineer

  • Responsible for manufacturing plant design engineering issues, supplier transfer qualifications and VEVA (Value Engineering Value Analysis) activities on several airbag programs involving multiple OEMs and platforms.
  • Lead and participate in Cross Functional Teams in problem solving and product launch efforts.
  • Provide design engineering support for programs being launched at facilities in Utah, Mexico and Brazil.
Jul 2002 - Jan 2005

Freight Crew Supervisor

  • Coordinated the efforts of the freight crew to ensure that tasks were accomplished in a timely manner.
May 2000 - Nov 2002

Mechanical Drafter

Case, Lowe and Hart
  • Responsible for the drawing of mechanical systems for commercial buildings.
  • Responsible for assisting mechanical engineer with design and analysis of existing systems.
  • Capable of working in both AutoCAD and Microstation.





PLM (Product Lifecycle Management)

I utilize a PLM system on a daily basis in my current assignment.  This involvement includes the following tasks: Creating Enterprise Change Requests (ECR) Creating Engineering Change Orders (ECO) Managing product bill of materials Creating new parts Creating product drawings Creating engineering documents (i.e. DFMEA, DVP&R, test plans and reports, etc.)


I have experience utilizing the following CAD software packages: SolidWorks Microstation Autocad Inventor

Microsoft Office Software

I utilize a majority of the Microsoft Office software package on a daily basis.  I utilize Excel and PowerPoint are utilized extesnively in my current work assignment.


I am seeking new opportunities to utilize the knowledge, skills and experience I have developed throughout my career to lead individuals, teams and organizations to the success through engineering and management expertise.  I am also seeking to be part of a progressive company where I can continue to develop my skills and talents for the benefit of the company team.


My interests include:

  • Sports
  • Outdoors (hiking, rock climbing, fishing, camping, etc.)
  • Woodworking
  • Ceramics
  • Photography
  • Reading



Fundamentals of Engineering

National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying