~ Quality-focused AutoCAD Drafter/Designer with exceptional project leadership skills eager to contribute technical acumen and engineering expertise toward supporting a dynamic company in achieving business goals and objectives. ~
Excel in mechanical, architectural, civil and P&ID (piping and instrumentation diagram) drafting.
Equally adept in using manual drafting techniques as well as the most popular industry software applications.
Significant experience in designing, building and installing millwork, cabinetry, wall coverings and fixtures as well as application of paints and specialty coatings.
Exemplary talents in project planning and coordination, ensuring safety compliance, devising schedules, and motivating personnel.
Proficient at interpreting complex technical drawings and blueprints and verifying specifications to ensure quality.
AECOM, Houston, TX, 2005 to 2009
Played an integral role in project development by seamlessly collaborating with project managers and CAD personnel to prepare and coordinate CAD layouts, preliminary, tender and construction drawings, and precise engineering specifications.
Proactively assisted Engineers in preparing change orders, addendums to projects, design calculations, quantity measurements, and design drawings.
Applied dynamic multi-tasking strengths toward responding to RFIs, examining received electronic CAD files, and verifying CAD drawings for drafting standards and corrections of computations.
Contributed to development of estimates, grades, elevations, maps, drawings, profiles, cross-sections, details and other design elements.
Efficiently imported and exported data between survey sources, Excel spreadsheets, AutoCAD, and Microstation.
Relied on to conduct RSDE inspections (Residential Substantial Damage Estimator) for Galveston County to analyze and determine damages incurred during Hurricane Ike.
The Home Depot, Pearland, TX, 2004 to 2005
Supported and facilitated sales of doors, windows, and specialty moldings by providing exceptional and knowledgeable customer service.
substantial millwork product expertise and communication skills to assess
customer needs and guide purchasing decisions.
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Professional Experience continued
Volume Millwork Inc., Houston, TX, 2001 to 2004
Drafter, Designer, and Installer
Proficiently designed specialty millwork for airlines nationwide, constructing top-quality ticket counters, gate counters, and office cabinets.
Established, nurtured and maintained excellent customer relationships vital to ensuring satisfaction and accuracy of design.
Received and integrated graphics and lettering from customers for use in manufacturing specialty cabinets and counters.
R.B. Ratcliff and Associates Inc., Fulshear, TX, 2000 to 2001
AutoCAD Operator / CAD Manager
Spearheaded CAD activities encompassing file development, standards development, generating shop drawings, and processing changes.
Meticulously created title blocks, cover pages, schedules and tables for design of custom doors, windows, cabinets and moldings for fabrication.
Designed and ordered custom cope and edge blades to mill wood components such as crown, base, and chair moldings.
R and M Services Company Inc., Houston, TX, 1998 to 2000
Assistant Project Manager and Field Superintendent
Obtained project information from general contractors and drove unified efforts among estimators, superintendents and owners.
Purchased and received special order materials, scheduled installation, and consistently adhered to project timelines.
Exercised supervisory skills to schedule employees, delegate project tasks, monitor and enforce safety compliance, and administer weekly payroll.
Critically analyzed and submitted change orders and work authorizations to general contractors, and held accountability for conducting final walkthroughs.
ITT Technical Institute, Houston, TX, 1999
Associate s Degree of Applied Science, Computer-Aided Drafting
AutoCAD 2009, AutoCAD Land Desktop, Microstation J, MicrostationV8, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
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