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Piping Designer

Erie, PA



Over 20 years experience in industrial process mechanical design & drafting. Fifteen years experience as a piping designer chiefly adhering to ANSI/ASME B31.3. Good organization, presentation and leadership skills. Proficient in PDMS, AutoPlant, AutoCAD 2D / 3D and Microstation 2D / 3D. Skilled in interpreting plant specific piping specifications. Design with good operability, constructability, attention to testing methods, tie-in methods, paint systems, pipe supports, checking and final field verification. Good field troubleshooting skills during construction. Work well in teams and groups. Thorough field experience with very accurate measuring methods.

Work Experience

Piping Designer

Aker Solutions / Jacobs, Elkview, WV

Feb 2010May 2012

Produce construction piping isometrics sketches from piping orthographic drawings for major Kureha chemical plant project.
  • Assembly and preparation of piping isometric construction packages
  • Checker: Field Verification and office check.
  • Lead on many small to medium projects for Bayer CropScience:
Which included on-site field construction support
  • Piping Designer on large PDMS project for DOW Chemicals.
  • Piping lead on new furnace project for Constellium (Formerly ALCAN)
  • Piping Checker on small piping project for FMC

Piping Designer

CADD Factor, Inc, Parkersburg, WV

Dec 1998Dec 2008

On-site: Shell / KRATON Polymers Belpre, OH
  • Prepared final piping construction packages for final review and final construction.
  • Created 3D piping models, piping orthographic and construction piping isometrics using
AutoPlant XM project.
  • Created AutoPlant pipe specs using local plant piping specifications with SpecGEN.
  • Managed CAD Systems: AutoCAD and AutoPlant XM
  • AutoPlant XM project setup
  • Front end development, material take off's, preliminary pipe routing sketches for estimating.
  • Updated and created P&ID's and performed P&ID walk downs.
  • Creation and maintenance of line lists and tie-in lists for major projects.
  • Responsible for providing plant standard and custom pipe supports details
  • Produced accurate, neat and well documented field sketches for piping layout and drafting.
  • Created civil and structural drawings for pumps, buildings, piping supports and access

CADD Factor Office Parkersburg, WV
  • Pipe support lead on large 3D project for a chemical plant, On-site: Cleveland OH
  • Assisted on Monsanto Pharmaceutical 3D project. On-site: St. Louis
  • Designed centralized dust collection system for conveying and bagging equipment for Eramet.
  • Performed P&ID walk downs for various clients.
  • Worked on structural supports projects for plastic extruding equipment, mixers, agitators,
conveyors, etc.
  • Various mechanical and structural for work metals and carbon black plants.

Freelance CAD Designer / Drafter

Dana Briggs, P.E, Marietta, OH

Jan 1998Jan 2004

Side Job: only evening / weekends. Worked concurrent with full time job)
  • Designed conveying piping systems for Aristech Chemicals.
  • Created computer 3D model using topographic maps for assisting engineer in designing water run off and retaining wall design.
  • Drafted large structural and civil drawings for large road side advertising signs.
  • Performed work with various land developers including development drawings for electrical, sewer, water, street sections and retaining walls.
  • Drafted and designed sprinkler plans for many commercial businesses.
  • Provided detail construction drawings for civil/structural prefabricated metal buildings and floor plan layouts for clients such as Schneider Construction Company, WV DMV, Roche Chemical

CAD Systems Technician

CDI Engineering Group, Parkersburg, WV

Aug 1996Dec 1998

CAD systems management for AutoCAD and Microstation.
  • Hardware and software setup.
  • Maintained UNIX and Windows NT networks.
  • Maintained computer and software inventory.
  • General software and hardware troubleshooting.

Pipe Designer / Junior Pipe Designer / CAD Drafter

CDI Engineering Group, Parkersburg, WV

Jul 1992Dec 1998

CAD Drafter
  • Drafted piping, structural platforms, metal fabricated buildings and machine drawings
  • Drafted new and updated P&ID's, electrical and instrumentation and loop drawings.
  • Assisted designers in field with measuring and pipe routing.
Pipe Designer / Junior Pipe Designer
  • Contributed to major project for Union Carbide, routed many large bore and small bore lines through pipe racks.
  • Created piping construction isometrics and orthographic drawings for numerous small projects for various chemical plants such as DuPont, General Electric, Shell / Kraton, American Cyanamid, Elkem / Eramet, Chevron.
  • Performed P&ID Walk-downs, field verifications and pipe-rack pipe routing.

CAD Computer Lab Systems Technician

Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, PA

Dec 1991Sep 1992

Operated a computer lab during college and maintained approximately 20 CAD personal computer workstations and 4 Intergraph full size UNIX workstations.
  • Assisted students with operations of CAD (Microstation / AutoCAD) and windows.
  • Performed daily system backups.

  • AutoPlant XM AutoCAD 2010 2D / 3D Bentley Microstation XM 2D / 3D ISOGEN
  • SPECGEN MS Word MS Excel Open Office PDMS 11 and 12

Manual Drafter

Niagara Plastics, Erie, PA

Jun 1989Jun 1990

Drafted orthographic machine drawings for complex plastic injection molding systems.
  • Performed clerk type duties work including running copies and filing large manual drawings.
  • Work was performed during high school- co-operative work program.
  • 1 week at Iroquois High school / 1 week at work at Niagara Plastics


Associate Specialized Technology in Drafting and Design Technology

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

Associate Specialized Technology in CAD Computer Systems Management

Pittsburgh Technical Institute

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