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Microsoft Office Design

Conroe, Texas, United States
November 30, 2017

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Candace Suarez

Houston, TX C: 281-***-****


A mechanical designer with over 10 years of experience in cutting edge design in the Subsea oil and gas industry in research and development and manufacturing. Understanding exactly what expectations are required and exceeding them to provide a seamless development process. Utilizing the latest 2D and 3D design software to provide visual aids during design reviews, stage gates, and manufacturing drawings.

During the xHPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) development project, I took the opportunity to develop the Global Valve Technologies Department (GVT) 3D printing processes to provide customers with exact to size parts. This was a first for any such project undertaken by FMC Technologies (TechnipFMC). Customers included Exxon, BP, Shell and many more. I consider myself a skilled professional with a mindset that can be advantageous for my employer. I have worked with international teams, and enjoyed the experience greatly.

I am quick to learn new skills and always looking for interesting and innovative projects.

• 3D Design

• Unigraphics / NX

• Sketcher

• Teamcenter

• Design for Manufacturing

• Design Methodology

• Microsoft Office Suite

• GD&T

• Mentor – Train


FMC Technologies 2004-2016

Houston, TX

Designer II

●A professional experienced in both new product design and sustaining groups.

●Lead Designer on the 20K HPHT Subsea choke project from infancy to completion. The project was on time.

●Prepared bills of materials (BOMs) and engineering change notices (ECNs).

●Printed 3D components and assemblies (MakerBot Replicator) for demonstrations, concepts, and part testing that benefited customers in the decision-making process.

●Led and participated in Design review meetings by providing the latest drawing revisions to present with and review with.

●Developed conceptual layouts, design drawings, and weldments using NX (Unigraphics) and Microstation.

●Resolved technical design challenges and planned projects and design approaches.

●Created CAD models and drawings for detail components, subassemblies, and assemblies used in Oil & Gas applications.

●Checked and reviewed CAD models and drawings; applied Fit, Form and Function for detail components, subassemblies, and assemblies resulting in minimal rework and ECN’s

●Utilized the Kanban board meetings to complete projects with time sensitive deadlines.

●Delivered projects under tight deadlines, and completed projects ahead of schedule.

●Recommended modifications to canned sketches used in multiple product lines, saving the company time and money. Received an award for this recommendation.

●Mentored entry level drafters/designers on technical and business practices, where to locate standards (FMC, ASME, API…), how to use Teamcenter, and how to navigate the 3D software.

●Was a SME (System Matter Expert) on Arrangements’. This can show an Assembly in a multitude of Arrangements’ with the click of the mouse.

Diamond Products International, 2002-2004

Houston, TX

Designer – File Clerk

●Specialized in the Design of Matrix drill bits (a type of bit created using a powder placed in an injection mold and Kiln fire process) using Unigraphics software.

●Checked and reviewed CAD models and drawings; Applied Fit, Form and Function for detail components, subassemblies and assemblies resulting in minimal rework and ECN’s

●Organized print room, drawing, and drawing log creating an area that allowed the process to locate needed information to run seamlessly.

●Gathered drawings, BOMs, and required documentation for production orders allowing on time production and delivery.


ITT Technical Institute, Houston North, Texas, AAS-CADD 2002-2004

Associates of Applied Science, Computer Assisted Drafting and Design

●National Honors Society Award

●Perfect Attendance Award (Duration of 2 year degree)

North Salinas High School, Salinas California 1991-1994

●High School Diploma (1994)

●Perfect Attendance (Duration of High school)


Gold Award, FMC Technologies, Customer-Centered, 12/10/2015

“Candace was appointed as the lead designer for the HPHT 20K Choke project. She helped develop early concepts and supported the project on a full-time basis for creation of part reports, generating the 3D Models, completing detail drawings, and preforming full drafting checks, Her hard work, along with efforts of the entire project team, led to the successful and ahead of schedule release of FMC’s first 20K choke.”

Gold Award, FMC Technologies, Quality, 2/24/2015

“You are being recognized for improving our NX feature modeler by suggesting to add a drill point to all autoclave port sketches. This eliminates workarounds when an intersecting port is required and now cuts the time it typically takes to add these features to our 3D models. The significance in the amount of savings associated with this change is estimated at 15 minutes of time per port used in models and a potential of up to $6,000 in PONC in a single year. You’ve embraced the Five Absolutes of Quality and have demonstrated a prevention mindset which encourages others around you to also drive organizational continuous improvement. Job well done”


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