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biography

2D Autocad Draftsman turned 3D Mechanical Designer! Worked in the Architectural Stone field utilizing AutoCAD for 5 years before the economy forced me into a field I "thought" I didn't want to go into---Mechanical Design using 3D modeling. I have now found my calling and absolutely LOVE 3D modeling using SolidWorks & Solid Edge

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work experience

North Carolina Granite Corporation Draftsman September 2008 - December 2012

• Handled and dealt directly with customers in the Cut-Stone Division. • Coordinated projects from start to completion including initiating customer communications, creating shop drawings, cutting stone patterns, sending samples, creating sandblasting layouts, and providing follow-up customer service. • Operated AutoCAD to create shop drawings, draw fabrication tickets for stone veneer, bases, memorials, monuments, etc. • Interpreted blueprints and technical drawings. • Produced business documents such as emails, memos, transmittals, and business letters.

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Engineering Design Instructor Adjunct Instructor January 2011 -

• Prepare lesson plans integrating my academic and drafting expertise. • Teach students the basic fundamentals of drafting including traditional board-work and Computer Aided Drafting on AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and SolidEdge. • Use Computer Aided Drafting and Computer Aided Manufacturing collectively to make prototypes of student’s work on a rapid prototyping machine. • Recruit future students to the Mechanical Drafting Program by attending career fairs and visiting classrooms at various area high schools. • Use Moodle Online classroom software to teach Distance Education students material.

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Fairchild Industrial Products Designer February 2013 -

• Design air pressure regulators, relays, and transducers, positioners, etc. • Coordinate Engineering Change Requests • Create 3D models and drawings for tooling and production using a combination of SolidWorks & SolidEdge. • Utilize PDM software to file and manage drawings. • Work closely with R&D engineers to develop new products. • Render 3D models into photorealistic images for sales & marketing. • Provide fundamental SolidEdge training/expertise to colleagues.

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education

Surry Community College Associate in Applied Science in Mechanical Drafting Technology 2005 - 2008

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Honors and awards: National Technical Honor Society Honor Graduate
Interests: Trucks, fishing, outdoors

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