GD&T Basics has trained over 10,000 engineers, machinists, quality technicians, and other industry professionals, teaching our unique framework for simplifying the complex ideas behind GD&T. Our practical training approach focuses on real-life applications, equipping our students to effectively apply GD&T concepts at their jobs. And we do this so well because of the wealth of industry experience that comes along with our team!

Meet Jason

Jason Richter is our Training Design Engineer. He’s the one responsible for creating and maintaining lessons and visual content for our courses and YouTube page! In addition to all of that, Jason hosts our Print Reading and Tolerances, GD&T Fundamentals, and Advanced GD&T Public Seminars.

Jason loves to teach and to make hard things understandable. Encountering GD&T early in his career, he took a deep-dive, first teaching himself, then showing others how to use GD&T correctly – helping them determine what they need and how to convey that on a drawing. And he is now transferring this experience to our students through our course content and seminars!

Jason has a background in Design Engineering and Quality Control, with experience in sheet metal and weldment designs, structural analyses, and other manufacturing processes. His passion for the arts and obsession with SolidWorks also contribute to the excellent quality of content that Jason produces. And speaking of his artistic side – if you are ever in Sioux Falls, you may have the opportunity to see some of his work on display at the SculptureWalk! Jason has had the privilege of displaying many of his sculptures in downtown Sioux Falls over the last several years.

School & Certifications

Jason attended the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, earning a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, and has also earned an MBA from the University of Sioux Falls. He holds Technologist and Senior-Level GDTP certifications from ASME, as well as Hexagon and Bystronic certifications.

Work Experience

Jason began his career as an Engineer Intern at RPM Solutions, where he gained experience in design and quality control of various machined parts. He then went to work for Counterpart, Inc, a precision metal fabricator, first as a Quality Assurance Engineer, then shifted into Design Engineering. At Counterpart, Jason gained experience with sheet metal and weldment design and manufacturing processes, and received his introduction to GD&T.

After Counterpart, Jason became a Structural Engineer for Harvard Integrations, where he was responsible for structural design of large equipment and power distribution enclosures, also gaining experience with analyzing and interpreting industry standards.

GD&T Basics was fortunate to have Jason join our team in 2021, as our Training Design Engineer.

Customer Reviews

Jason was extremely informative and took his time explaining all of the information even though there was a lot of ground to cover in a very short time. He was amazing and really helped make GD&T make sense to me for the first time.” – Mario A.


Jason’s knowledge of GD&T is incredible and his ability to articulate these concepts in a way that is easy to understand, along with the stunning visuals and animations, made this course invaluable. I highly recommend it!” – Kevin R.

Interested in Working with our Team of Experts?

Check out our team GD&T training ebook for more information on how group training works.