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Robert Clafton

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From Northern Minnesota

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Clafton andClafton Inc. Owner

Owner Clafton & Clafton Inc. March 2003 – Present (10 years 2 months) Mechanical drafting and design consulting services Drafter Designer L&M Radiator December 2002 – May 2007 (4 years 6 months) Worked directly with engineers to create custom radiator packages for all types of applications, from mining to off shore drilling operations. I helped with the implementation of new software. Conversion form IGI to SolidWorks Helped implement Smart Team (PDM software) Worked on all new product design Helped implement new SolidWorks procedures Drafter Designer RFA Engineering - Eden Prairie, MN December 1999 – December 2002 (3 years 1 month) Layout Drafter and Designer: Worked on creating new detailed drawings for a number of projects. I worked on the design and design changes to castings, as well as some other design projects. Approximately 5500 hours of Pro/Engineer experience Learned SolidWorks Software Worked with large assemblies checking clearances Worked outside RFA at customers facility Designed plastic thermoformed covers Worked with Metaphase (PDM software) Hydraulic hose and tube routing Design of all types of sheet metal brackets Designed castings Drafter Designer Caterpillar Paving Products Inc. - Brooklyn Park, MN June 1999 – December 1999 (7 months) Detail Drafter: Created and revised Pro/ENGINEER models, drawings and documentation for the continuation of compaction equipment. I supported engineering and design teams to produce various product improvements. Product changes and update details Used PDM file management system Spent one week on Assembly line Attended Cat Geometric Tolerance class

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Central Lakes College Mechanical Drafting and design

Central Lakes College Drafting and Design, Mechanical Design 1997 – 1999 Activities and Societies: I received a diploma in Mechanical Drafting and Design after successfully completing, 700 hours of Pro/ENGINEER Release 20 650 hours of AutoCAD Release 13 & 14 Pro/MOLD Pro/SHEETMETAL Over 120 detail drawings Basic Machine operation Manual Drafting Strength of Materials Fasteners & Weldments Plastics & Machine Design

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