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CAD Detailer

Everett, Washington, United States
May 24, 2018

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Joseph Cuthbertson, CSWA

*******th Street SW #B202

Everett, WA 98204



EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Attention to detail, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to multitask. Good organizational skills, computer literacy, and the ability to work productively in a team environment. Experience working with clientele spanning the defense, aerospace, industrial and scientific markets. Proficiency with GD&T and mechanical drawing standards. Work samples available via e-mail upon request.


25 years AutoCAD (R10-2016)

12 years SolidWorks 2004-2017 (Certified)

6 years CATIA V5 (R13-R19)

Some Revit 2014 (1 year)

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint)

Professional Customer service experience and good interpersonal skills

Able to work independently in fast-paced environments

Written personal references available upon request

TIME LINE UPDATE: 7/2017 – Present: Home study (Overall review of CAD techniques & fundamentals).


Keltia Design, Inc. SolidWorks Instructor 5/2017 – 7/2017

2615 West Casino Road, #1A

Everett, WA 98204


Led a one-on-one course of instruction for a term designed to last six-weeks (8 hours/day, 5 days/week).

Instructed student by first demonstrating basic SolidWorks functions, then handing the controls to student. More advanced applications introduced in the weeks that followed: Sheet metal, surface modeling, forming tools, PDF/DXF SolidWorks file conversion, kinematics, bills of material, etc. Instructor remained at student’s elbow to assign new projects, critique ways of addressing difficult problems, and to suggest alternate methods of completing an operation. (Sparse SolidWorks enrollment)

3/2015 – 5/2017 – SolidWorks advanced study.

N I C Global, Inc. Drafter/Engineer 8/2014 – 3/2015

23518 – 63rd Avenue SE

Woodinville, WA 98072


Created and reviewed sheet metal drawings for accuracy, conformance to design criteria and standards. Work involved the creation of sheet metal flat patterns, knowledge of PEM fastener specifications, joggles, shrinkage, and bend deductions/allowances. Specified the bend directions and angles for complicated forms. Multi-tasking, and time management were other requirements. SolidWorks 2015, some AutoCAD Lite when required. (10% company layoff)

Kinematics Marine Equipment, Inc. SolidWorks Marine Illustrator 2/2013 – 8/2014

5825 – 48th Drive NE

Marysville, WA 98270


Create SolidWorks drawings (part-time) for company inventory of marine parts and assemblies, including exploded views for assembly instructions. (work completed)

Fraser Bronze Foundry, Inc. SolidWorks Metal Castings Illustrator 9/2010 – 8/2014

5625 48th Drive NE, Unit D

Marysville, WA 98270


Use SolidWorks to create renderings of bronze and aluminum cast metal products (part-time) for posting on the Internet ( Renderings created from as-cast product samples. (work completed)

Self-Employed Drafting Consultant 11/2001 - 9/2010

Create presentation Renderings and Engineering Drawings of Precision Sheet Metal parts, Aerospace components, Cast Metal objects, Architectural/HVAC detailing, and Marine equipment. Also create plans for facility construction and renovation. A list of clients is available upon request.

Bouillon Christofferson and Schairer, Inc. CAD Designer/Drafter 5/1994 – 10/2001

700 Fifth Avenue, 58th Floor

Seattle, WA 98101

Created as-built drawings from field measurements using AutoCAD R14. Also created Plumbing, Electrical, Architectural, and private Marine vessel details. Converted many decades of architectural plans into an indexed archive of CD image files for immediate, word-searchable access by engineers.

(Company insolvency)

5/1992 – 5/1994 – Full-time technical college (CAD) enrollment.

Telautograph Corporation Field Service Rep II 2/1987 – 5/1992

1800 – 138th Place NE #3

Bellevue, WA 98005

Repaired, tested, installed, and maintained electronic and facsimile telecommunications equipment in a wide service area. Piloted single-engine aircraft to remote and populated areas for same-day service. (Airplane accident)

The Cookson Company Draftsman/Rolling Door Designer 7/1972 – 10/1988

700 Pennsylvania Avenue

San Francisco, CA

Designed large industrial rolling doors and grilles for new and existing industries. Produced architectural and mechanical detail drawings for customer approval, then designed the door according to customer preferences and site conditions. Supervised shop construction of doors, completed bills of material, and monitored back orders. (Earthquake + career change)


AAS, 1987, Heald Technical College, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. Major: Electronics Technology (Personal Computer Analysis and Repair). 4.0 GPA, 48 Credits, Semester System.

12 Units of Advanced Engineering Mathematics, 12 Units of Calculus, 1980 – 1984, University of California Extension, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A (overall GPA 3.6).

FCC License; ISCET Certification.

Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, WA.

2001 – 2006: Part-time and full-time enrollment: study of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and CATIA V5. Transcripts available upon request.


U. S. Army [Sgt. E-5 (9/27/64 – 9/27/67)]

Instructor, Field Communications

USASESCS, Fort Gordon, Georgia

Honorable Discharge

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