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Mechanical Drafter/Designer

Ocala, Florida, United States
June 10, 2017

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James K. Lawrence

**** ** **** ***, *****, FL ***70


Professional Highlights

Seasoned mechanical drafter/designer with an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. Over twenty years knowledge of AutoCAD drafting, six years SolidWorks 3D modeling, four years AutoCAD Inventor 3D modeling and a high level of attention to GD&T details.

Effectively use traditional and newly designed technologies to improve delivery time of sensitive materials.


OFAB, Inc. Feb 2017 – May 2017

Engineering Designer – Permanent Position

Provide 2D shop drawings and 3D models of small to medium volume fabrication and machining business to client specifications. Prepare bill of materials of all components and sub-assemblies.

Improved the standardization of emergency industries equipment which has allowed all company supervisors the ability to access to documentation equally, through a centrally located Excel spreadsheet.

Review and QC for accuracy using standard critique methods.

Fidelity Manufacturing, Inc. Sept 2015 – December 2016

Mechanical Designer - Permanent Position

Produce basic 2D shop drawings and 3D models to client specifications. Prepare bill of materials of all components and sub-assemblies. Review and QC for accuracy using standard critique methods.

Developed an Inventor template to design 3D models of custom tanks. This diminished the design build time by 70 percent.

Precision Valley Communications Jan 2015 – March 2015, Exeter, NH

CAD Drafter/Designer

Accept guidance from supervisor and perform tasks as directed.

Create and/or modify detailed drawings using Bentley CAD software of existing layouts for positioning of wireless equipment placement.

M & J Designs Sept 2012 – Jan 2015, Ocala, FL

Freelance Mechanical Drafter

Create basic 2D production drawings and advanced 3D models to client specifications. Prepare bill of materials and cut lists of all components and sub-assemblies. Review and QC for accuracy using standard critique methods. Collaborate with customer on design requirements.

SPX Flow Technologies Jun 2008 - Sept 2012, Ocala, FL

CAD Designer - Permanent Position

Responsible for planning, organizing, scheduling, executing, and implementing basic 2D and advanced 3D Inventor models, components, assemblies and detailed drawings. Generate and audit accurate Bills of Material’s (BOM’s) and drawings to comply with companies engineering change process.

Collaborate with lead engineers and cross-functional team members as needed to develop and carryout changes based on action items to generate Engineering Change Notice (ECN) for processing in the system.

Support senior consulting personnel in developing accurate 3D designs, make changes to drawing/BOM’s and release ECN as required for new product development.

James K. Lawrence

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Class 1, Inc. Apr 2002 - Oct 2007, Ocala, FL

Jr. Designer - Permanent Position

Assist lead engineers using AutoCAD and 3D SolidWorks to create detailed drawings from customer and engineering related specifications. Check drawings for accuracy, review rough sketches, drawings, specifications and other engineering data. Organize and control documentation according to established procedures. Provide input to Lean Manufacturing process as a team member.

Support shop floor by summarizing documentation changes related to current or prototype designs. Work on engineering change requests to make changes to drawings/BOM’s and release ECN as instructed by lead engineer.

Product designer for the creation and implementation of graphical illustrations of a web based Pump Configurator project.

Enterasys Networks May 1996 - Nov 2001, Rochester, NH

Graphic Designer/Drafter - Permanent Position

Create new drawings and provide changes to legacy documentation using AutoCAD software from sketches or electronic files gathered from design engineer, facility engineer and associated transition teams. Drawings consisted of but not limited to detailed building and floor plan layouts to include cable plant and data drops, wire closet, user locations, facilities and environmental information as well as server farm locations and rack elevations.

Use wide format plotters to produce finished drawings plus verify and ensure accuracy of drawing content. Develop detailed information with other associated design teams to ensure drawing information meets the design team’s requirements.

Engineered Systems, Inc. May 1995 - Aug 1995, Hampton, NH

CAD Operator (CO-OP)

Created high quality control systems layout configurations of existing prints and new electronic drawings for control systems associated with heating and airflow.

Sept 1993 – May 1996 Attended college

Associates of Applied Science degree for Mechanical Engineering


AutoCAD v.12 - v.2016, AutoCAD Mechanical v. 2013 – v. 2016, AutoCAD Inventor Professional v. 2012 – v. 2016, SolidWorks v. 2007 – v. 2016, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Abode PhotoShop

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