Dan Benton

Summary

ENGINEER/MBA SEEKS FULL-TIME POSITION IN OR BASED FROM KNOXVILLE, TN OK TO CONTACT CURRENT EMPLOYER

REFERENCES AND FULL RESUME AVAILABLE ON REQUEST PLEASE CONTACT BY EMAIL dbenton9<atsign>yahoo<dot>com

LEADERSHIP & CHARACTER

  • As US Navy Officer, developed proven track record of diligence, attention to detail, responsibility, leadership, punctuality and the ability to function effectively in high stress situations.
  • A business background affording the ability to see and manage various portions of large projects and to make intelligent decisions.

STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

  • Attained PE license by passing Structural I PE test.
  • 5+ years design experience in Masonry, Structural Steel, Concrete, Wood and Foundations for Commercial, Residential structures and mechanical equipment.
  • Specified manufactured building components including steel bar joists, metal deck, engineered wood products (LVL, I-joist, etc.)
  • Determined structural forces on buildings from wind, seismic & building loads.
  • Modeled structures in RISA & RAM structural engineering software to include building frames, members, trusses, tilt-up concrete walls and foundation systems.
  • Conducted >100 Structural Inspections and Surveys of Commercial structures.
  • Conducted Forensic Structural Inspections for determination of wind vs. water in Hurricane Katrina insurance claims.
  • Reviewed County residential new construction plans for structural compliance and new high-wind requirements.
  • Extensive experience in high wind coastal zones and Florida Building Code & Miami-Dade jurisdictions.
  • Prepared National Client commercial design work for modifications of Roof Top Equipment, Storefront glass modifications, addition of openings in existing interior and exterior walls, removal and relocation of load-bearing elements, additions to parapet walls and signage facades on building front.
  • Field inspections during commercial and residential construction to verify structural details and Civil work.
  • Sealed construction drawings, sketches, letters to Building Officials and reports.
  • Reviewed construction shop drawings for ongoing projects.
  • Supervised drafting markups and changes to plans of large projects in various stages of design prior to release.
  • Calculated repair costs estimates for structures, site work and remediations using various editions of RS Means construction cost data.
  • Drafted reports to be sealed by PE and to be used in expert witness work.
  • Reviewed and compared reports, letters and conclusions written by other PE firms for expert witness work.

 INDUSTRIAL EXPERIENCE

  • As Industrial Engineer, facilitated 160,000 sf plant addition layout & schedule with production team & contractors
  • Developed Lean Manufacturing systems and work cells.
  • Led & Participated in Cross-Functional Teams & Kaisen events at two manufacturers.
  • Utilized problem solving abilities for improvement & waste elimination in Imports, Warehousing, Facility Design, Production, Work Methods, Simulation & Inventory issues.
  • Documented hundreds of thousands of dollars in savings across various departments.
  • Lobbied members of upper management for policy changes, 6-Sigma-type improvements, investment in technology & automation, and Lean principles.
  • Achieved Lean Manufacturing Certification by Alabama Technology Network.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

  • Licensed Alabama Home Builder - Designed and contracted several new homes, additions and piers.
  • Managed all phases of multiple construction projects while working elsewhere as a full-time Engineer.
  • Evaluated and utilized various non-traditional construction methods and products to produce single-family homes that are far more energy efficient than typical.
  • Managed & trained 16-23 shipboard personnel in Engineering Auxiliaries and Gunnery Depts.
  • Oversaw shift operations at sea involving operation of engineering plant, safe navigation of ship, and ship’s daily routine.
  • Directed maintenance and operation of major engineering machinery.
  • Trained ship’s crew of 350 in ordnance handling and small arms qualifications.
  • Used engineering knowledge to understand, operate and train others in shipboard mechanical and propulsion systems to include: distillers, air conditioning, refrigeration, air compressor, gas turbine electric generators, gas turbine main propulsion and fuel systems.
  • Computer: MS Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint- exceptionally adept), Autocad, DOS, Windows, Quickbooks, RISA, RAM Advanse, RAM Elements.

Work History

Work History

Work History
  • 12/07-Present, Structural Engineer, Civil Engineering & Architecture Firm., Mobile, AL
  • 1+ Years: Engineer Intern, Engineering Firm, Daphne, AL
  • 6+ Years (Concurrent)-, Managing Member, Construction Company, Loxley, AL
  • 6+ Years  Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing, Bay Minette, AL
  • 4 Years  Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Education

Education

Masters of Business Administration

University of Alabama

• Earned Masters in Business Administration with 4.0/4.0 GPA and concentration in Operations and Production Management.

Bachelors

Georgia Tech