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Feb 2009Jun 2009

Freelance / Intern SolidWorks Designer


Purpose: Give client graphic documentation of product to obtain patent. Scope of Work: 1. Identified client's product design needs through meetings and consultation. 2. Concepts and ideas sketches. 3. Compromise solutions to design problems through innovation and client feedback. 4. Created Solid Model Components and Assembly files. 5. Delivered finished product hardcopy drawings, Solid Model & Assembly drawing files on CD

Jul 2007Oct 2008

CAD Designer & Engineering Support

Jordan & Skala Engineers

• Accelerated Commercial Resort / Hotel / Assisted Living engineering projects by 50% drafting AutoCAD 2006 / 2008 Structural, HVAC, Electrical / Plumbing Civil Coordination Drawings under engineering direction.• Created AutoCAD 2006 / 2008 Architectural backgrounds to facilitate Design / Build Projects; gaining more of the consulting market share.

• Increased engineering team’s productivity by 50% processing high quality AutoCAD 2006 / 2008 backgrounds and providing X-drawings to the team from architect’s ftp sites (20-30 min. per background average).

• Consistently satisfied architect’s / contractors needs for on-time, full size signed / sealed Development Documents, Permit and Construction Documents by plotting drawing sets per discipline then delivering to courier’s pickup station.

• Retained architects / client’s repeat business by creating bound CAD drawings and PDF’s for the record then sending files via email or uploading to client’s ftp site, giving client’s peace of mind which eliminated disputes by 90%.

• Expedited engineering projects 50% by doing “Red-line markup’s” and other CAD functions per discipline to free-up engineer’s to focus on engineering tasks.

May 2003Jul 2007

QC Inspector and Part-Time AutoCAD Drafter

HunterDouglas Window Fashions

• Instructed Maintenance Dept Lead in use of AutoCAD LT 2007 plant layout changes to maximize use of production / warehouse space on as needed basis; resulted in an efficiency increase of 25%.

• Assisted Maintenance Dept. Lead in AutoCAD LT 2007 design of new window blind production worktables, blind fabricating machinery changes and other blind shop equipment improvements; increased shop floor productivity up to 50%.

• Drove down customer returns from 3.5% to 1.3% performing visual / mechanical inspections of all blind materials / components to insure drawing specifications conformance.

• Held material vendors accountable by providing rejection notices for all non-conforming materials; worked closely with vendors to resolve reoccurring issues by providing shipped samples, photos and relevant data.

• Met weekly with Warehouse / Materials Manager, Plant Manager and Production departments raising quality awareness using graphs, samples, etc.

• Maintained accurate records of all results using Excel 2000 / hardcopy files which aided Plant Management in identifying repeat employee and vendor quality offenders; enabled intelligent / informed decisions. 

• Oversaw and trained daily Internal Auditors which significantly contributed to driving down returns.

Dec 2002Feb 2003

Mechnical QC Inspector

WIKA Instruments

• Maintained customer satisfaction and high quality standards through Inspection / testing of all precision mechanical components, thermometers, pressure gages, etc. by insuring conformity to drawings specs.

 • Consistently aided QA Management in identifying problem vendors through maintaining accurate inspection Records and results using Syteline 4.0 Quality Control Systems software. 

• Assisted Material Review Board in holding vendors accountable by Completing Materials Review Report for all nonconforming material, notifying Quality Supervisor and forwarding goods per disposition. (Created Inspection Data Sheets to document, organize & expedite inspection process).

• Praised for rapid learning of all procedures, equipment & tools used in inspection process, i.e. MicroView Video Measurement System, Digital Calipers, Plug Gages, Ring Gages, Minus Pin Gages, and Temperature Baths.

May 1996Jan 2002

Setup Machine Operator

Cherokee Metals

• My specific skills were: The inspection and testing of mechanical parts to conformance per drawing specs.

• The setup and operation of various manual, NC, and some CNC precision metal working machinery such as 2 Axis Programmable Pressbrakes, Turret Punch presses, Shears, Mills, Lathes, Surface Grinders & Drill Presses.

• The layout of sheet metal components, parts, enclosures to fabricate per shop drawings using Duplicator, Notcher & Pressbrake from start to finish product (Tolerances as close as +/-.005).

• Blueprint Reading and shop drawings in the fabrication/inspection process.

• Expert of Precision measuring tools; i.e. Micrometers, Dial Indicators, 


Jul 2005Sep 2009

Mechanical Drafting Diploma

Lanier Technical College

  • 3 years AutoCAD 2006 - 2008  2D Manufacturing Drafting hands-on training (Machine Shop & SheetMetal Products).
  • 2 years 3D Solid Modeling / Design Instruction at LanierTechnicalCollege of mechanical components/ assemblies fits and tolerances with Inventor Professional 2008 (SolidWorks equivalent) to create “As-Built” drawings (GPA 3.85)
      Drafting Courses
  • CAD Fundamentals - (GPA 4.0)
  • Size and Shape Description I & II -(GPA 3.5)
  • Intermediate CAD - (GPA 4.0)
  • 3-D Drawing and Models - (GPA 4.0)
  • Auxiliary Views - (GPA 2.0)
  • Fasteners and Weldments - (GPA 4.0)
  • Intersections and Development - (GPA 4.0)
  • Assembly Drawings I - (GPA 4.0)
Jul 2002Jul 2005

CNC Machinist Diploma

Gwinnett Technical College

  • CNC and Manual Setup and Operation.
  • CADCAM Programming Software
  • Design of Machined parts, fixtures and jigs
  • Blueprint Reading I & II
  • Machine Tool Math - Geometry / Trigonometry 



• Extensive direct shop floor experience / accumulated knowledge as a Precision Metal Products Fabricator to bear on improving processes & designs in manufacturing environments.• 4000 hours AutoCAD 2000 - 2008 Designer / Engineering Support experience creating Sheet Metal, Electrical / Plumbing Civil Coordination, Structural / Weldment, HVAC, Plumbing, Architectural, Telecomm drawings / Redline markup’s under engineering direction and other CAD functions to free engineers to focus on their tasks.• 1200 hours SolidWorks 2008 - 2010 experience.• Critical link Liaison experience between Engineering, Quality, Production and Purchasing in continuous improvement manufacturing environments as Mfg. / Engineering Tech.• A passion for retaining long-term employer / client relationships by upholding ISO 9000 / 9001 standards though my 5 years direct experience in manufacturing Quality Assurance.• Excellent rectification of quality issues with outside vendors & shop floor personnel through Strong Organizational, Relational & Negotiating Skills from trouble-shooting WIP areas & Returned Goods Acquisitions in my 5 year Quality career. • Proven ability to learn new software / tasks / procedures through ongoing continued education and testimony from past employers!GOALS - Aspire to become a stellar Mechanical / Manufacturing / QA Technician by 2014 (Precision Metal Products / Product Design or Structural Industries).


My specialty is retaining long-term employer / client relationships by maintaining or improving product integrity that enhances customer satisfaction with companies through supporting Engineering / Quality / Production teams providing Quality-First Fabrication / CAD and QA services.


To make a difference in the marketplace by passionately serving others with my CAD talents supporting engineers in manufacturing and architectural environments to free then to focus on their tasks; Doing whatever it takes to meet my employer’s and team mate's needs and bring Value to the paying client!