Ryan Schmitt, Senior Machinist
Gear & Machine Division – Princeton
What is something your co-workers may not know about you?
My co-workers may not know that one of my hobbies is working on model trains.
What are your favorite hobbies?
I enjoy camping and boating with my family as well as making cornhole boards.
Where did you go to school or training?
I went Evansville Memorial for High School and also completed a 4-year apprenticeship in machining.
Are you married?
Yes, coming up on 15 years.
Do you have kids?
I have 3 step-children.
Before working at Nix, what was the most unusual or interesting job you ever had?
I worked for a machining company that made items for ARs and a lot of cool things for the government. A lot of things I can’t talk about.
Tell us a funny or embarrassing story while you were at work.
Early on when I first started, I was cleaning one of the machines and fell into the grease pit. I was
covered in grease the rest of the day from head-to-toe. At the time I didn’t think it was funny, but I guess I can laugh at it now.