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Piping Design Experience & Work History


Strong history with 3D software programs in environments such as petrochemical facilities, pipelines, offshore, subsea and pumping stations.  30 years experience in Piping Drafting, Design and Model Building; highly skilled at both computerized and hand drafting.  Past roles included drafting team manager, instructor, senior designer, designer and draftsman.  Related responsibilities included safety and fire prevention layout & design (including sprinkler systems) and software support & tutoring.  Broad experience with general business software and various operating programs.


BS Safety and Fire Engineering Technology (SFET), University of Houston Downtown, 2009.


OSHA 10 - date completed 02/21/2011
OSHA 30 - date completed 03/24/2011
TWIC - Expires 10/29/2016


February 2013-February 2016 CB&I, Houston, Texas - Fire Protection Engineer
Above and underground firewater system layout and design. LNG and ethylene projects. Hydraulic analysis. Determine equipment needs and sources. Pump skid design. Safety showers, fire protection location plans. Broad role in multi-project environment.

March 2012-February 2013 Pheonix Pump, Houston, Texas - Designer AutoPlant 3D
Design of firewater pump packages and skids for applications offshore, in refineries and other commercial sites, according to NFPA 20; may include buildings, alarm systems, instrumentation, etc. Specify, source and procure parts and equipment, follow project through fabrication.

2005-2011 Sigala Contracting, Houston, Texas - Designer
Ongoing small business relationship providing HSE support, piping design, drafting and estimating as needed. Recent work included Safety Technician for refurbishment of a glass bottle manufacturer; data collection from fire monitors for analysis of fire protection system at an LNG processing plant; Safety Technician monitoring operations of a silicon tetraflouride tanker retrofit operation. Developed audit programs; performed workplace safety assessments. Designed unit using AutoPLANT 3D.

Fall 2011,Jan-Oct. 2009 UHD, Houston, Texas - Laboratory Instructor Specialist
Instructor: Fire Dynamics Simulator/Smokeview. Computer support in Engineering Dept., including version control, license monitoring and user support for software and hardware.

July. 2006-May 2007 Worley Parsons, Baytown (National Engineering Service Corp) Designer/Document Control
Design and engineering support at Exxon’s Baytown refinery using MS Excel and AutoPLANT 3D.

June 2005-Sep. 2005 University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas - Student Intern /Manual Drafting
Sketched sprinkler systems to perform hydraulic calculations. Performed duties pertaining to operations of EHS department. AutoPLANT 3D used to model sprinkler systems.

Jan. 2005-June 2005 University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas - Student Intern / Drafting
Helped with duties pertaining to operations of EHS department. Drafting with AutoCAD 2004 as needed.

Feb. 2004-Aug. 2004 All Star Fire Sprinkler Co, League City, Texas - Manual Draftsman / Designer
Designing fire sprinkler systems for commercial installations, including production of drawings with computer and hand drafting skills. Also conducted site visits/evaluations, and material take-offs of existing sites.

Feb. 2003-Aug. 2003 W.H. Linder - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer / Document Control
Designed offshore platforms and living quarters for multipleExxonMobil projects. Also performed document control duties associated with converting and logging micro film for as-builts.

Jan. 2002-Jan. 2003 FACILITIES ENGINEERING - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD / Microstation Designer
Performed plant layout designs, coordinated 3D model designs, generated drawings for grounding system of pump stations, tie-ins for pipelines, metering skids for offshore platforms, production manifolds and vessels using AutoCAD 13-14-2000-2000i with PRO-PIPE 13, AutoPLANT 2D & 3D utilizing 3D capabilities of both software packages. Provided software support for the use of Autocad, Microstation, Rebis, and Microsoft products and provided computer technician skills. Performed checks regarding Safety and Fire Prevention as they pertained to plant layout and design.

Nov. 1996-Jan. 2002 TOYO U.S.A. - Houston, Texas - Senior Plant Layout Designer
Developed PID's, plant layout designs, piping models, plant models, skids, walk-throughs and necessary support to achieve sharing of data across the internet. Software used included PDS, Microstation 95, AutoCAD 13-14-2000, AutoPLANT 3D, Multisteel, Autodesk WalkThrough & 3D Studio, spec generation and modification software, Microsoft Office Suite, and Windows 95-98-NT. Also performed duties for Safety and Fire Prevention as they pertained to plant layout design.

Dec. 1994-Apr. 1995 INDUSTRIAL DATA SYSTEMS - Houston, Texas - Microstation Designer
Designed upgrade of Exxon's "Baytown Olefins Plant Metering Station" using Microstation V5 on a Unix Vax System. Also worked on valve sites for Exxon using Microstation V5 for DOS.

1993 CHEVRON - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Designed pump stations and related piping using PRO-PIPE in 3D. Also used PRO-ISO. Applied hand drafting skills as needed for updating as-builts.

1992 GULF INTERSTATE ENGINEERING - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Developed isometric drawings and spools using PRO-ISO. Piping and fire monitor design for a petrochemical plant in Yemen.

1992 WITCO - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Developed PID's and mechanical drawings for carbon black reactor.

1992 ELTECH INTERNATIONAL CORP. - Sugarland, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Designed skids using PVC plastic. Devised PVC spec for use with PRO-PIPE.

1991-1992 AWD (Division of Dow) - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD / Microstation Draftsman
Converted existing files in Advantage on AutoCad to Microstation 4.0, using direct file editing techniques including C programming; tutored other employees in Microstation 3.0.

1991 CARBOTEK - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Designed skids in 3D using PRO-PIPE.

1991 CHEVRON - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Drafted gathering station in 3D using PRO-PIPE and converted to PRO-ISO.

1991 UNIVERSAL ENSCO INC. - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Multiple drafting tasks using PRO-PIPE, PRO-FLOW and PRO-ISO with AutoCAD 11. Used PRO-PIPE for 3D projects.

1990 SEAFLO SYSTEMS - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Using AutoCAD 10.0, developed 3D models of subsea electrical junction boxes plus umbilicals for signals and power, chemical injection and hydraulics. Created presentations of sequence of assembly and three 3D isometric views per component. Converted into 2D for plotting.

1990 WILCREST ENGINEERING CORP. - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Updated piping details using PRO-PIPE. Drew isometrics using PRO-ISO.

1990 FOXBORO - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Provided extensive design of instrument location details, equipment footprints and mounting details for Installation Services Dept. Performed tasks incorporating DBase with Cad-Base to produce drawings. AutoCAD commands initiated with script files to increase productivity.

1988-1990 PETROLITE EQUIP. & INSTR. - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Initial focus in AutoCAD 3+ (9.0 and 10.0) and INDOCS Instrument Documentation System(4.10). Additional applications using DBase 3.0, R & R, Superkey, Q Editor, PC Tools 6.0, Galaxy, and Norton. Senior systems operator from start-up to multi-terminal integration of drawing, programming and file management relating to up-grade and automation of freshwater and waste water treatment plants for the City of Houston.

1987-1988 TEXAMATION (TXE Automation) - Pasadena, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
AutoCAD 3+ (9.0) and INDOCS. Contract with Texaco Chemical Company, Port Neches and Port Arthur refineries. Performed extensive work on piping details, isometrics, instrument location and loop diagrams for both refineries. Organized and plotted cumulative drawings from four workstations on a Hewlett-Packard plotter.

1987 CRAIGCO, INC. - Highlands, Texas - AutoCAD Draftsman / Designer
Contract with Exxon Chemical Company, Baytown Refinery. Heavy volume of piping and instrumentation drafting, plotting, collating, reproducing and construction of a large number of drawing bid packages and vendor services. Applications included overseeing the operation of two Houston Instrument personal computer plotters.

1984-1987 COMPLIANCE LABS, INC. - Houston, Texas - AutoCAD Electro-Mechanical Designer
Designed, fabricated, installed and maintained ZERO air systems for purging and operating two "FOUR GAS" Automobile Emmissions Analyzers. Duties also included cutting, bending and replacing 1/4" tubing as needed. All AutoCAD work was reviewed and governed by EPA and DOT.

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