EAPC is excited to welcome Mechanical Engineer Baden Ripplinger to our Grand Forks office.

Baden earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota in 2020. After graduation, Baden moved to Bismarck and started working at Minnkota Power as a Plant Engineer l. He was later promoted to Plant Engineer lI. In that role, he managed projects during maintenance outages in excess of $1,000,000 with a focus in critical pressure vessels and industrial boiler tubing.

Baden has licensure in his sights, with plans to become a licensed engineer in next few years. “It’s more responsibility. Your name is the one on the paper at that point.”

In his new role at EAPC, Baden says he is excited to still be working in the same field, just now experiencing things from the other side of the table.

Baden’s favorite part of the job is large-scale projects. He enjoys working through how pieces of the puzzle in individual systems interact to make up a whole plant.

“I know more now than when I started, but there’s still a vast world of knowledge to learn from more experienced guys.”

After moving back to Grand Forks and starting at EAPC, Baden says he is most interested in learning about how sugar beet processing plants operate after spending several years working in a power plant. “I want to learn as much as I can as fast as I can.”

In his free time, Baden enjoys lots of typical Midwest hobbies; In the summer he likes to golf and spend time at the lake with his family. In the winter, he spends most of his time ice fishing.

Welcome, Baden!