Biological Systems Engineer
“The most rewarding part of my job is seeing a project through to fruition – seeing the completed facility expansion that started as a meeting of ideas between our company and a client come full circle into something tangible, functional, and easy to maintain.”
Zack Rust is a biological systems engineer for Sustainable Environmental Consultants (SEC) and is responsible for facility design work utilizing his AutoCAD Civil 3D skills, overnight water balance testing, and watershed dam inspection and design repair work. He also ensures clients comply with local, state and federal environmental regulations.
Zack blends his love of agriculture, specifically livestock, from his childhood on the family farm, with his passion for engineering and put that to work for SEC clients. He started his career as an intern for SEC, transitioning to part-time while finishing his degree, and then joined the team full-time in 2014. Working with the SEC team allows him to stay connected to his agricultural roots.
Expenses and regulatory statues are some of the key challenges SEC clients face and Zack believes the services SEC provides fill a need while helping to protect and improve the environment.
Zack holds a bachelor’s degree in biological and agricultural engineering with an emphasis in machinery systems from Kansas State University. He is working toward achieving his professional engineer certification. Since 2013, Zack has been a member of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, woodworking, fishing, and working on his family’s farm.