Richard Hersey
Global rank:
4,365 / 38,304
Skill pts: 5

Design Entries


  • Mechanical Engineer Hersey Clutch Company · Jun 2013 – Present 7 yrs 11 mos Orleans, MA, USA Designed new machinery to automate the inspection process for torque limiting clutches. Utilized SolidWorks and FEA in mechanical design, to build manufacturing operation specific tooling, various fixtures for work holding, and test apparatuses to validate new products against customer requirements. Documentation including writing operation procedures, BOMs, created engineering drawings, and organized maintenance schedules. Supported a positive work environment while training employees to encourage team work, technical experimentation, critical thinking skills, and continuous learning.
  • Mechanical Engineer Co-Op G. W. Lisk Co. Inc. · Mar 2012 – Aug 2012 5 mos Clifton Springs, NY, USA Setup equipment and performed startup and control tests. Assisted quality engineering tasks including manually testing valves to confirm they worked to design specifications before being setup in a new test stand for functional testing. Supported machine and product validation and met with clients on-site to resolve quality issues. Attended the assessment of re-manufacturing process by third party vendor.
  • Mechanical Engineer Co-Op New England Biochar · Jun 2011 – Aug 2011 2 mos Eastham, MA, USA Collaborated on the mechanical design, prototyping, and validation of multiple parts and subassemblies used in pyrolysis equipment. Generated engineering drawings, bills of material and documentation


  • Rochester Institute of Technology B. S., Mechanical Engineering Technology, 3.06 2008 – 2013 Activities and Societies: RIT BAJA SAE

Other experience

  • RIT Baja Suspension Design SAE RIT Baja Suspension Design Leader (hidden). Responsible for the suspension kinematics, components design, component fabrication, validation, and testing. Finished first place in Overall, Dynamics, Rock Crawl events at Western Washington competition in 2010.
  • Mountain Bike Frame Building Designed and built a proven high-performance mountain bike frame with fixturing for machining and welding. Developed a short/long arm” suspension system. Optimized the mechanical design of frame parts, ranging from pinch bolts to suspension links, to be machined primarily with OMAX waterjet cutter and a manual milling machine.


English Native or bilingual proficiency


Raleigh, NC, United States