Ryan Hopkins
San Francisco Bay Area

Looking for full-time mechanical design and prototyping position

18 years experience as mechanical draftsman, designer, and engineering technician. Directly involved in tooling, set-up and operation of a variety of milling, cutting, and industrial equipment. Worked on a diverse set of projects in production, design, and laboratory environments.



Machining - Mechanical Design & Drafting - Laboratory Equipment Prototyping - Art - LinuxOS - Network Cartography & Vulnerability Disclosure - Solidworks - AutoCAD - 3D Printing - Resin Handling - Chemical Handling - Compressed Gas Handling


  • AutoCAD & Autodesk Inventor Industry Professional Certificate - CDM Institute, Wayne NJ

  • Elctronics Engineering A.A.S - County College of Morris, Randolph NJ

Selected Consulting Projects Since 2020

  • Klattworks: Assembly fixtures & quality control features for AR headset for pilots

  • Cobham Satcom: Designed using Solidworks and AutoCAD internal wiring and external cable harnesses for ITAR-complient mil-spec satellite ground units. Used in-house 3D printer to prototype.

  • Redline Chambers: Designed QC tools using Solidworks and performed QC for large diameter vacuum chambers

  • Bravada yachts: Deisgned aluminum yacht structures and prepared waterjet cut files.

  • U.S. 3D Printing: Improved machine design and resolution of finished parts.

Prior Experience

Drang Skateboard - CNC Machine Operator & Design, 2017-2019

Top Lids - CNC Machine Operator & Design, 2017-2019

The Makery - CNC Machine Operator & Maintenance, 2015-2017

Roundhouse Ohana Farms - Farmer, 2013-2016

Drang Skateboard - Press Operator & Design Consultant, 2011-2012