Evan Smith, P.E, CMRP
Clinical Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering Technology
Office: Energy Systems & Technology Education Center
Professional Work Experience
Instructor Mechanical Engineering Technology, ISU ESTEC – 6 years
West Region Reliability Engineer for cryogenic and gas separation plants – 5 years
Maintenance and Reliability engineer for 3 different plants chemical plants – 19 years
Plant improvement design engineer – 5 years
Teaching and instructing students
Working with plant maintenance mechanics, getting my hands into the work
Small mechanical designs (small can be defined as less than $100,000)
One of my Favorite Professional Experiences
It has been interesting to watch the evolution of analysis equipment and personal computers. To start with the IBM XT with its “high memory” 30MB hard drives to the ability to carry gigabytes in my pocket. I have had the privilege to set up, use, and watch computerized reliability programs evolve and become key cost avoidance programs for large production plants. These programs have included computerized vibration analysis, infrared inspection, precision machine alignment, tribology (lubrication), and others.
With that said, the best part of all this has been my interactive involvement in the plant design improvements established with the joint help of the maintenance, operations and engineering personnel. Teaching others in the work place was always enjoyable and it is great to now do it full time, especially with hands on lab work.