Jacob Freeman, a Mechanical EIT in CSHQA’s Boise office assists with HVAC and plumbing design and drawing work under the guidance of a licensed professional engineer. He decided to pursue mechanical engineering because he has always been curious about how things work and how they cooperate to work together, whether gears, entire systems, or ideas and enjoys understanding how the world fits together. He discovered his love for mathematics and the sciences when he began to understand that, although there are many paths to it, there is always a right answer. “I really enjoy the design aspect of engineering. This part of the job allows for a lot of learning, creativity, and “puzzle-solving,” as it were. Not only this, but a good design makes the client happy.”
Jacob worked on many great projects during college, but his favorite involved taking apart a citrus juicer, modeling it using 3D CAD software, estimating the total cost of manufacturing and assembly, redesigning it in CAD, and re-estimating the total cost—reducing it by 25%. He enjoyed handling a physical object, tearing it apart, and modeling it, all while working on a team. Today, he continues to gain knowledge as he assists the CSHQA team on a variety of projects.
In his downtime Jacob loves to hike, play the ukulele, go to meetings at his church, read, and (albeit occasionally) write just a little bit.
Licensing and Certification
Engineer-in-Training (EIT): WA
Certified, SolidWorks Associate in Mechanical Design (CSWA)