Dan Farris

Structural Design-Detailer

Resume

Dan Farris

danfarris@hotmail.com

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-farris/10/969/189

(281) 352-7315

-Retired- 

Design-Detail CAD Drafting

Profile:

Visualize, arrange, generate and maintain design-detail technical drawings of concrete foundations and structural supports for large and small-bore pipe, mechanical machinery, electrical equipment and structural hangers for HVAC duct work, electrical cable trays, and conduits as required by construction management and engineering. Define power distribution, lighting, and fire prevention devices for retail, religious, and educational facilities.

Qualifications:

  • Combined field and office technical drawing background and proficient  in oil & gas pipeline and fuel storage, power generation construction, MEP, Civil/Structural and Architectural fields.
  • Proficient with AutoCAD, familiar with Intergraph and MicroStation.
  • MS Office - Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational skills, orderly, and detail oriented.
  • Strong written, verbal, mathematical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Drafting Technology.
  • Associates of Occupational Sciences Degree in Computer Science.
  • Familiarity of ANSI and ASME codes and standards.
  • Familiar with standard drafting techniques per ASME y14.5.
  • Perceptive of mechanical engineering principles including simple stresses and loads.
  • Effectively developed isometrics from orthographic drwings.
  • Dexterity to work on multiple projects.
  • Ability to mentor, coach and assist less experienced personnel for greater efficiency.

Employment - Direct:

CRIS CHRISTIAN - REALM PROFESSIONAL - Houston, Texas               (Jan 2009 - May 2016)

Real Estate Assistant - Provide property data, map locations, and required property photographs. Assist with marketing research. Applications utilized include Microsoft Office & Tempo MLS. Publish Monthly Newsletter and maintain Weekly Client and Associate contact notices with MailChimp App. 

 

BABCOCK EAGLETON, INC. - Houston, Texas                                             (Apr 2005 - Dec 2008)

AutoCAD 2008 - "Senior Design Drafter" for pipeline and storage facility engineering firm.

  • Maintained concrete foundation location layout for pipeline and oil/gas storage facilities.
  • Provided structural steel fabrication, concrete and rebar foundational support for piping, electrical and mechanical equipment; also details of support hangers, clamp and guide restraints for small and large-bore pipe. Assist Electrical/Instrumentation Lead Engineer/Designer with equipment identification and flow diagrams for monitoring pipeline manifolds and storage.
  • AutoCAD 3D was used to calculate cubic yardage for complex foundations and assemblies.
     

CRIS CHRISTIAN - REMAX NORTHWEST - Houston, Texas                    (Sep 2003 - Mar 2005)

Real Estate Assistant - Provide property data, map locations, and deliver required property photographs. Assist with marketing study and personal marketing such as newsetter and client correspondence.

MARSHALL ENGINEERING CORPORATION - Humble, Texas               (Apr 1999 - Aug 2003)

AutoCAD 2002 - "Electrical Designer" at this engineering/consulting firm for commercial/retail, light industrial, municipal facilities and places of worship. Drawings utilized for acquiring necessary permits.

  • Evaluated and arranged facility lighting, general circuits, dedicated circuits, and panel connections.
  • Established panels, transformers, cables, conduit, and grounding.
  • Detailed electrical riser diagrams and electrical load analysis for required service.

BROWN & ROOT, INC. - Houston, Texas                                                          (Feb 1977 - Nov 1991)

Drafter/Detailer/Checker - "Technical Support IV Microstation CAD Drafter" for Nuclear Power division field construction engineering support.

  • Group leader of Pipe Support team for technical support department. Provided guidance for new personnel on departmental procedures and preferred practices.
  • Maintained detail drawings of mechanical/structural supports and assemblies for equipment, Electrical cable trays, HVAC ducts, and detailed support hangers, clamp and guide restraints for both large and small-bore pipes. E&I flow process diagram revisions and upgrades.

Employment  - Contract:                                                         (July 1994 - Feb 1999)

  • PETROCON  ENGINEERING, INC. - Houston, TX
  • STANDLEY D. LINDSEY ASSOC., LTD. - Nashville, TN
  • EARL SWENSSON associates - Nashville, TN
  • BARGE, WAGGONER, SUMNER & CANNON - Nashville, TN
  • LOCKWOOD GREEN - Savannah, GA
  • BECHTEL, CORP. - Dallas, TX
  • LOCKWOOD, ANDREWS, & NEWNAM, INC. - Houston, TX
  • DIKITA ENGINEERING - Dallas, TX
  • MCI TELECOMMUNICATIONS - Dallas,TX
  • SETEC PROTECTION SERVICES - Houston, TX
  • AT&T/NCR - Houston, Texas

Education:

  • HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Houston, TX                                           (Mar 2010) Continuing Education (Intergraph Smartplant 3D Certification)
  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE - Sugarland, TX                                (May 1996) Continuing Education (AutoCAD/MicroStation refresher course)
  • MICROCOMPUTER TECHNOLOGICAL INSTITUTE - Houston, TX              (Jul 1994) Computer Systems Technology - A.O.S. Degree
  • INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS SYSTEM - Houston, TX                                           (Dec 1989) MicroStation 2-D Certification
  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE - Wharton, TX                                  (Dec 1975) Drafting Technologies - A.A.S. Degree