Gene Hamacher

Manufacturing Specialist - U of I Research Park, Post Falls

University of Idaho Research Park

721 Lochsa St, Ste 223
Post Falls ID 83854
Phone: 208-449-8053

Gene Hamacher is a TechHelp Manufacturing Specialist based at the University of Idaho Research Park in Post Falls. He is offering assistance to Idaho manufactures across northern Idaho from the Canadian border south into the Lewiston area.

Most recently, Gene was an Instructor at DeVry University where he taught online courses on Production Control Methods and Lean Manufacturing/JIT. He was also an Instructor for ITT Educational Services, Inc. where he taught classes on Business Management, Project Management, Mathematics & Problem Solving, and Electronics. At Lane Community College, Gene provided classes and advising for small business owners and focused primarily on agricultural businesses and production processes. Gene was Director of Support Services at Triumph Composite Systems; a $70m production facility. Gene started his career at Boeing in Spokane as a Senior Production Manager responsible for leading and managing Production Operations, Maintenance, and Technical support organizations.


Operational Excellence
Lean Enterprise
Production Control
Business Management
Project Management


Lean Training & Implementation


MSE, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MSM, Operations Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology – Sloan School of Management
BSEET, Electronics Engineering Technology, DeVry University

Gene’s Blog Posts

Fly High in 2020 – Register for the I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference and Expo

Fly High in 2020 by registering to spend time with industry partners, suppliers, and friends at the I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference and Expo. The 5th annual conference is scheduled for April 22 and 23 at the Davenport Grand in Spokane, Washington.

TechHelp Vandal Delivers Lean Message in Chile

TechHelp Manufacturing Specialists pride themselves on delivering world-class services to local companies in Idaho. But sometimes, the world comes calling. In May of 2017, Manufacturing Specialist, Gene Hamacher, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho provided the Keynote presentation at “Productivity Now!” a Seminar and Workshop of Operational Excellence in Concepcion, Chile. Hamacher is based […]

Hamacher Helps Aviation Assembler Course Take Off in North Idaho

The North Idaho College (NIC) Workforce Training Center conducted the first Aviation Assembler Course August 1-12, 2016 at Sandpoint High School. Three PTECH (Pathways To Early Career High School) students earned the Aviation Assembler Skill Stack badges.  Mark Kennaly, James Cope and Alex Miller (pictured at right), completed online coursework followed by 70 hours of […]