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Engineer Mechanical

Houston, Texas, United States
September 26, 2018

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John Carmack


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Houston, TX 77092,

RE: Structural / Mechanical Design

To Whom It May Concern:

I have an extensive engineering and design background that has evolved from the drilling and production industries. Most of my experience is modifying existing production facilities with some new construction chemical plants and power piping. I am familiar with the process and accustomed to working in a team environment. I have experience using X-Ref drawings for multidisciplinary coordination. I have the experience to lead and the sense of purpose to coordinate with the team.

I am expert with AutoCad 3D and use it as my primary tool. Bently AutoPlant and Cadworx are AutoCad based programs. I use keyboard commands that allow direct access to the Acad 3D commands. I have an interest in learning Inventor and Solid Works because they are popular.

It has been my experience that a good piping designer in the process environment has a structural background that allows flexibility in routing. I have the ability to perform stress analysis and utilize Staad Pro.

Thank you for your consideration.


University of Houston; College of Mechanical Engineering; 81 semester hours experience background in structural / civil / mechanical engineering.

Application for PE registration; passed the NCEES EIT Fundamentals exam; Scored 67 on both the mechanical and civil P&P exams.

Veteran USMC; Commercial pilot ~500 hours; TWIC References; Ed Turner 713-***-****; Richard Lasco 281-***-****


Proficient with Acad / 3D, MultiSteel, Bently AutoPlant, Navis Works, Mathcadd, Staad Pro; modeling for architectural / structural / mechanical design; load and stress analysis, detail and presentations; And, conventional MS Office products; Project, Excel, Word and technical writing for reporting and manuals

Familiarity with design codes, AISC, API, ASME, ASTM, ABS, AWS, DNV, MODU, UBC and USCG, fabrication and construction drawings in accordance with ANSI standards. This includes the construction of free-body diagrams, mechanics, load analysis and calculating the allowable stress based on the strength of the materials to be considered and the applicable codes.


Over 20 years experience as an offshore structural / mechanical designer and contractor. Accomplished producing effective and innovative design solutions for structural and mechanical problems related to the industrial equipment, buildings, pressure vessels, offshore vessels and refinery petro-chem environments. This includes analysis, manufacturing, installation, start-up, operations and maintenance.

Served in a wide variety of responsible positions with minimal supervision, self-motivated. My relevant experience is as a designer and engineer conducting surveys and manufacturing drilling and production equipment both onshore and offshore.

I have designed piping systems and familiar with conventional stress analysis, support and restraints for operational design parameters. I am familiar with the process and power piping design and construction codes, material and component specification codes ASME, ASTM and API.

6/16-5/18 Self directed projects of 105’ pontoon boat for lake Travis and a 5-story tower house in Houston, Texas

1/16 – 6/16 Zodiac Aerospace Bellingham, Wa. Ben 360-***-****

Manufacturing and production of miscellaneous aircraft interior components for installation in commercial aircraft. This is a hands-on position included fiberglass, plastic and metal components and the use of adhesives. QA compliance certification in accordance with design specifications.

6/14-11/14 Admiralty Marine Engineering Houston, Tx Ed Turner 713-***-****

I was Principal Mechanical Design engineer for the rig walker system. I performed a design review, constructed 3D ACAD model of the mechanism and supervised drafting of the fabrication details. This system is designed to move a 600K land based drilling rig using hydraulic power.

I produced a manual for assembly and operating procedures.

Designed a mast and racking board stabilizer.

I surveyed a 1000 hp generator skid and supervised as-built production drawings.

3/13-5/13 Anvil, Bellingham, Wa Charles Barnes 360-***-****

I performed design and detail drafting revisions of a bulk oil dockside loading terminal using Acad.

2/13-3/13 Tessendero Services 209 S Halagueno St, Carlsbad, NM 88220 Robert Kelly 575-***-****

I performed a chemical plant project design review of civil and structural drawings.

05/11-5/12 GE Power Systems; Houston; Mike Valentini, Lee Weaver; 281-***-****

The job title is Quality mechanical engineer with responsibility for structural / mechanical design review and Acad drawing checking. The product is gas turbine power generators up to 100 mw. I reviewed structural and mechanical design packages from various global design facilities for standards and correctness and insure that they are revised prior to updating the Enovia file management system.

02/09-05/11 Contract Design, Bellingham Wa.

I engaged in freelance contract design of Port of Bellingham renovation project. This is a joint project between the Port, City and Western Washington University to convert a pulp and paper mill site into a renovation project. I attended all open meetings and prepared 3D Acad models for posting on the internet.

I also prepared 3D models of aluminum trawler boat hulls using “Hull Form” for a local manufacturer. Sales demand for fish had increased in the post Horizon market and thus the demand for new fishing boats.

9/08-02/09 CH2MHill Bellingham Wa.

Joseph Struska; Paris Whitford 360-***-****

Principal structural designer on numerous refinery and peto-chem expansion and retro-fit projects. Prepared 3D Bentley C/S models for internal multiple-discipline coordination, detail design specifications and client review. I prepared 3D models for new pipe routing and structural support in a crowded and complex plant environment. Expansion retrofit / modification projects that required extensive modeling of existing equipment utilizing existing drawings, photographs and laser scan images of the site. Prepared C/S detail foundation construction and steel fabrication drawings as required.

9/07-5/08 NANA-Colt Worley Parsons Anchorage Ak.

Gil Johnson, Garth Talbot, 907-***-****

John Minier, Brad Bradshaw,

Principal civil / structural designer of Oil Transfer Line (OTL) replacement project. Prepared Bentley AutoPlant 3D models of existing pumping stations to route replacement pipe utilizing existing support locations. The replacement piping needed to be fabricated and installed prior the shut down to expedite the tie in and minimize the pipe line down time.

Coordinated with 12 piping designers and electrical design teams and maintained the Vision file management system

Reported to the project engineer and the customer (BP) utilizing Navisworks for 3D model status reports. Participated in a project review at client's facilities and video conference with North Slope representatives utilizing the Bentley 3D models. The Project was approved as proposed for detailing, fabrication and installation.

I performed a design review and checked drawings of power cable routing and cable tray supports.

2/07-8/07 AMG Engineering Dayton, Oh.

Joe Bador; Tim McCrete 937-***-****

Senior structural designer of multiple ethanol process plants. I prepared 3D models of buildings, foundations, a 110’ overhead cable tray truss, pipe routing and supports. Used MultiSteel; Bentley AutoPlant and Document Manager file management system. Prepared construction drawings using various sections and plan views of the model. Used NFM3 and NavisWorks software for additional file management and distribution of the 3D models for inter-discipline coordination and reporting.

11/06-1/07 Wink Baton Rouge, La.

Darrin Stein Mike Robiseaux 225-***-****

I was a principle structural designer on a petroleum refinery expansion project using Bentley AutoPlant and AutoCad software. I designed and detailed a large compressor foundation and building. And, foundations and structural support for associated mechanical and electrical equipment. Produced layout for building pilings, detailing field survey locations for the equipment in accordance with the plant grid system.

12/05-9/06 Keystone Engineering New Orleans, La

Rudy Hall 866-***-****

Structural engineer serving clients with near shore production platforms in the wake of hurricane Katrina. This was primarily a replacement and upgrade of the existing production piping, associated supports and ancillary facilities.

I used AutoCad 3D and Excel to prepare calculations and reports.

I designed load-out ballast and tie downs requirements for inter-coastal and offshore barge transportation of offshore production modules up to 600 ton.

I reviewed all customer regional offshore platform heliports for new design loads of heavier helicopters. I performed a structural survey of 18 selected heliports for further customer evaluation. Designed modifications to selected helidecks to sustain the loads in accordance with API and company criteria. Designed anchor systems for refinery modular blast bunker buildings in accordance with the new Coastal Design Guide as part of the post-Katrina hurricane preparation.

5/05- 11/05 PICOR Gray, Tn.

Tony Walker 423-***-****

I was the structural engineer of large structural frames, supporting hoppers and precision batch weigh bins and coal handling belt conveyors up to a mile in length. The multiple projects were precision railway and truck loading systems using a batch hopper. The system allowed the continuous loading of coal trains moving at about 1 miles per hour. I designed and supervised drafting of multiple construction projects in Alabama, W Virginia, Wyoming and (6) Australia. I used Staad 2004 and AutoCad 3D for structural analysis, reporting and distribution. I supervised 4 designers and draftsmen and provided technical coordination and support of on-site construction operations.

4/03-1/04 Galveston Bay Pier Park Project

I designed a proposal for the conversion of the Galveston causeway to a public access fishing pier. The proposal includes the partial demolition of the central span and the addition of pre-cast concrete beams below the existing roadway and supported by the existing pilings. I prepared a business model to be used by Texas DOT, Parks & Wildlife and the cities of Galveston and Texas City.

11/02 – 6/03 American Block Houston, Tx

John Moses 713-***-****

I designed and produced (2) 90kw, 5000 psi hydraulic power units for an FPSO mooring system. I provided the design, material & component specifications, drawings, procurement in accordance with ABS specifications. I supervised and inspected fabrication as required. I produced pipe routing and fabrication drawings to the twelve jacking station platforms. Served as technical liaison with the Hyundai, Korea shipyard.

12/01-10/02 Unidynamics / Avondale Conroe, Tx.

Richard Dangler; Mike Leach 936-525-24XX XX

I performed a structural and mechanical engineering design review of LSD naval vessel, self-deploying, loading ramp and hull door designs in accordance with the vessel response data and ABS specifications. I produced a load and stress analysis and AutoCad 3D layout based on existing fabrication drawings. I designed the hydraulic systems utilizing the shipboard system and specified the piping and components to best meet the criteria. I prepared a report for design certification compliance with recommended changes for structural and hydraulic items out of compliance and requested a variance for an impractical operational load condition of wind, ice, heave, pitch and roll. The system was installed at Avondale in New Orleans.

6/01-12/01 Oil States Ind. Houston, Tx.

Sharif Zaman 713-***-****

I was a design engineer of offshore marine riser and pipe handling systems. This included stress analysis for certification and formulating the operational procedures for customer approval.

I prepared and presented the application for ABS compliance of a mooring system traction winch change of design. I changed the main traction drum from a casting to a fabricated unit. I designed a new drum Acad 3D model and load analysis. I supervised Ansys FEA by another. I reviewed the load and stress analysis of all power transmission components including deck mounts, gearboxes, chains, hubs, shafts and bearings.

4/99-5/01 Sundowner / Nabors Offshore Houston, Tx

Earney White 281-***-****

I designed a modification to a 300’ platform to support the drilling rig and crane loads imposed by a skid mounted rig crane. The rig support base connection could not be located at the platform column center due to space limitations. I modified the upper deck truss member so as not to exceed the original design stresses imposed by environmental conditions with the additional induced bending moment. I prepared calculations, drawings and material specifications for modification by rig personnel that considered the space limitations of the existing equipment on the 30 year old platform.

I prepared a skidding procedure for a drilling and workover rig to be use on a large SPAR platform. I calculated API overturning wind loads on 14 loads cases using Mathcadd. I calculated the CG to include additional equipment and loads to be used during skidding operations (ie. BOP, top drive, and racked pipe in the set-back area).

2/96-3/98 Hydralift US Houston, Tx

John Moses 713-***-****

Multiple projects in various stages to prepare designs and supporting calculations using Acad 3D modeling and MathCad for documentation and calculation as follows:

SAGA / FPSO This was a Turret Turning and Locking System used on a vessel designed to DNV specification and built in Singapore. I provided the detail design calculations of the jacking cylinders for design review and load analysis of the stopper blocks; I supervised Algore FEA. I designed an overhead trolley for moving the chain jacks to each of 12 jacking stations. I designed a lifting device for installing the spring loaded wheels in the vessel to support the mooring turret. These were rail car wheels carrying radial and thrusts loads from the moored vessel.

Louisiana Overseas - I designed a rail trolley conveyor system to transport riser sections from the racking area to the drill floor in accordance with Lloyds.

Atwood Oceanics - I designed a 180 Ton BOP hydraulic bridge crane with a remote 440 vac remote power unit and winches to ABS specifications. I prepared a load analysis and supervised FEA modeling of unit using Algore. I prepared specifications for the winch and trolley system in compliance with ABS specifications.

Transocean - DNV MODU - Riser Tensioning system including 50’ stroke, 5000 psi air / oil hydraulic cylinders. I designed the air over oil accumulator system to be mounted in the moon pool. I provided system priorities, I produced sensor specifications and operating parameters for controller programming. I specified and procured valves and actuators based on the system’s maximum movement and the critical flow rate. I designed a back-up mechanical fluid float level indicator system to provide signal to the driller’s console to be used to indicate the stroke condition and provide a method of determining if an oil leak developed.

11/94-2/96 Cameron Offshore Engineering Houston, Tx

Ed Fisher; Richard Lasco 281-***-****

This project was a re-work and overhaul of the Placid production riser built in 1989 to be used on EnSearch Garden Banks 388. I supervised the repair, overhaul, modification, assembly and testing of the upper riser connector package.

I designed and supervised the assembly of a hydraulic control system for testing the sub sea upper riser connector package. I designed and fabricated a 3,000 psi hydraulic control panel for function testing the 48 well connectors and the oil and gas export lines. I designed and built other non-structural components including the bull's-eye level mounting bracket, pipe guide protectors, the false rotary and cover plates.

7/92-12/92 Breco Container Pasadena, Tx.

I designed, specified all components and supervised fabrication of a 25 ton filter crusher to be used by Garner Environmental at Amoco Texas City. This was a 15 hp diesel / hydraulic ram horizontally mounted in a 36” pipe that had a counter-balanced hatch for bulk loading, crushing of process filters for extraction, draining and containment of process residue. This unit operates in the plant on a dedicated slab.

I designed a rail mounted assembly line fixture for fabrication of 20’ inter-modal hazardous waste containers in accordance with IRRC, DOT and customer specifications. Supervised installation and performed all inspections and established an operating procedure.

Designed a 20’ vacuum container to be filled using vacuum trucks.


I designed and detailed structural modifications to a steel frame metal building to support dust control equipment. I designed dust control ductwork modifications and prepared a site plan and drainage collection system to recycle runoff to the plant water treatment system.

2/93-4/93 OPE Houston, TX

I designed a pipe lay barge system for proposal. I designed a hydraulic pipe handling and transfer system and operational procedures for continuous welding and inspection of large diameter pipe. The system utilized the company proprietary gripper for shallow water. A 2000-hp self-propelled jet sled tethered in advance of the barge to excavate the trench. I supervised drafting and prepared the proposal for the barge fabrication and commissioning in a foreign shipyard.

12/92-2/93 Lubrication Systems Houston, TX

I designed a proprietary oil purifying device in accordance with the customer’s concept. It was to be used on large stationary equipment such as power plants, ships, transformers, etc. The product was designed to ultra purify different types of oil of varying viscosity by means of bulk filtering; Then heating and air or nitrogen stripping to remove moisture and contaminants. This process is expansion of the contaminants and water at the vapor pressure or less of the base oil. Water and other contaminants were separated and removed as a vapor in an expansion chamber. I designed, specified and purchased all components, valves and piping based on the customer’s required minimum flow rate and the applicable ASME specifications.

7/92-12/92 BRECO CONTAINER Pasadena, TX Roy Carter

I designed, specified all components and supervised fabrication of a 25 ton filter crusher to be used by Garner Environmental at Amoco Texas City. I designed a rail mounted assembly line fixture for fabrication of 20’ inter-modal hazardous waste containers in accordance with IRRC and customer specifications. The inter-modaI containers have cast blocks for handling transport and stacking located precisely in each corner. I supervised installation and performed all inspections and established an operating procedure.

4/92-6/92 VENTURE PROPERTIES Houston, TX Paul Speck

I operated the asbestos mastic removal machine in a strip center covering approximately 11,000 sq. ft. with good results. This was the first project performed without additional containment and all air monitoring data was well within established limits.

2/91-3/92 SOUTHWEST ABATMENT Lubbock Richard McKinley

The company was engaged in asbestos abatement for the Army Corps of Engineers at Holliman AFB, NM. I operated the asbestos mastic removal machine on three floors of a dormitory cleaning 18,000 sq. ft. with good results.

12/91-1/92 BRECO CONTAINER Pasadena, TX Roy Carter

The company is engaged in manufacturing waste containers designed to be filled using vacuum trucks. New trucks producing a higher vacuum had collapsed their existing design. I performed a stress analysis on their existing design, specified new configuration and stiffener sizes that would function under a full vacuum with minimum change to their manufacturing process.

3/91-11/91 TANGO ENGINEERS Houston, TX

I continued product development of the asbestos mastic removal machine by contracting abatement of 2 schools and a department store demolition in El Paso and a department store renovation in Fort Myers. All air monitoring data demonstrates that there is no fiber release from the machine. I performed a demonstration for the Texas Air Control Board with good results on wood and concrete.

2/91-2/91 ROBERDS JOHNSON Darrell Jamison; Mark Trevithic

I designed a 100 ton crane pedestal to service a R&B offshore drilling rig.

I produced a truss design configuration with integral stairwell and performed a stress analysis and specified materials based on the maximum overturning moment and maximum thrust.

4/90-1/91 TANGO ENGINEERS Houston, TX

I designed & developed a prototype machine for the purpose of removing floor tile mastic containing asbestos. The machine had a stainless steel drum containing 2000 hardened concrete nails to scrape the mastic from the concrete. A SCR variable speed drive controlled the centrifugal force of the nails applied to the mastic. This minimized wear and eliminated damage to the floor. The drum was contained in a vacuum housing with a pressure gage and water spray to comply with EPA regulations for asbestos removal.

3/89-8/90 Cameron Offshore Engineering Houston, Tx

Ed Fisher; Richard Lasco 281-***-****

I was a member of a five-man group tasked with fulfilling a NASA contract to Morton Thiokol. The project was to design and produce two different leak detection systems to be used to check the integrity of the solid rocket booster seals used on the space shuttle. The primary system was based on ideal gas laws and used pressure and temperature variables to determine the leak rate. The second type was based on flow meters.

I fabricated and assembled the leak detection systems. I designed and prepared laboratory helium leak test apparatus, calibration methods and test procedures using temperature and pressure sensors.

I used a data acquisition system to prepare the data for review and evaluation by others.

10/88-2/89 TANGO ENGINEERS / Chevron Pipeline Grandbury Hugh Berry

I designed an 10 ton, 40’x120’ overhead bridge crane installation in a Chevron Pipeline pumping station. The customer specified the crane and I performed an analysis of the building and designed modifications in accordance with UBC loads.

I supervised and inspected the installation of the crane and building modifications

7/88-7/88 EMDE Austin, Tx

The company was the mechanical contractor on the SEMATEC project in Austin. The project was a consortium with the University of Texas as the owner and they had halted the project due to concern that the mechanical piping would overload the roof beams. The entire facility was an Ultra High Purity clean room and the mechanical building was nearly half the size of the main building. The contractor had a warehouse full of engineers and designers on site but none felt confident enough to solve the problem. I performed a survey and load analysis of the in-place piping and the proposed piping for the operational conditions. I relocated some of the hangers and supports and provided a copy of the analysis to the structural engineer of record.

Construction operations resumed almost immediately.

11/87-1/88 Cameron Offshore Engineering Houston, Tx.

Richard Lasco 281-***-****

I designed and supervised the assembly of hydraulic control system of a 1,200 foot sub sea upper riser connector package to be installed on a Placid Oil lease in the Gulf of Mexico. I designed, fabricated and installed a 5,000 psi hydraulic manifold used to operate the mooring cable clamps, a 3,000 psi hydraulic control panel for function testing the 50 well connectors and the oil and gas export lines. I designed and built other structural components including the bull's-eye level mounting bracket, pipe guide protectors, the false rotary and cover plates.

9/87-10/87 McNEIL LABOROTORIES Round Rock, TX Manual Solis

The company is a pharmaceutical manufacturer of pills such as Tylenol & Advil with a capacity of 12 tons per day. I designed a rack for stacking hopper bins to feed the packaging machines.

3/87-4/87 EMDE Pasadena, TX Eddie Valentine 512-***-****

I designed a device for lifting a large diameter pipe (96 inch od x 100 feet x 1/2 inch wall) and tilting it up to five degrees horizontal and welding to additional pipe sections. It was part of a large water treatment plant underground system. I specified methods and materials that could be fabricated on site.

9/86-11/86 Roberds Johnson Galena Park, Tx Bill Monteleon

I designed a work over rig sub platform and adapted it to fit a four well production platform. The purpose of which was to support an operating rig with two maximum loading conditions while allowing the operation of the other three pumping units. I calculated section properties required and specified new platform beams to support the operating rig and sub platform. I designed a vertical duct cooling tower for the purpose of cooling drilling mud in a tropical jungle environment. I prepared an structural analysis for proposal of a 100 ton mobile bridge crane with scoping legs operated by a cable reeving system and a 50 ton boom truck.

3/84-1/85 COLORADO STREET Austin Tx

Commercial Building renovation. I performed an initial survey of the property at 404 Colorado and found an 80 year old, 2-story, 40' x 60' limestone brick building supported on a wrought iron reinforced concrete floor and basement. I planned the demolition and renovation to utilize the existing structure in accordance with the owners concept. I designed a 3-story welded steel frame addition to fit within and anchor to the existing walls and form a composite structure. I also designed a 2-story adjoining wood-frame addition and foundation. I prepared fabrication and construction drawings with structural material specifications. I planned and executed the construction including demolition of the existing interior and roof, setting column foundations, structural pre-fabrication and erection. I designed the HVAC capacity and ducting, plumbing pipe sizes and fire protection systems in accordance with the maximum occupancy. I supervised sub-contractors and tradesman build-out, utilities and logistical support. A CO was issued after approval of as-built drawings.

9/83-11/83 EWCO Houston, Tx

I designed a portable hydraulic gantry crane for the purpose of deploying a submarine ROV from the deck of a work-boat. The customer supplied the winch which controlled 1,500' of 2 1/2" diameter umbilical cable. I also designed a unique air bag braking and capture system. This allowed the operator to reeve the vehicle in at full speed against the stop mechanism thus minimizing exposure rough seas when retrieving the vehicle.

12/82-1/83 Southwest Sling, Inc. Houston, TX

I prepared a stress analysis on two existing spreader bars. One was to be used to lift a 180 ton refining package onto an offshore platform using a barge crane. I specified recommendations for changes to eliminate induced bending moments.

9/82-11/82 Roberds-Johnson Galena Park, Tx.

I performed a load and stress analysis on a 110K, 750 hp, mud-pump trailer and designed lifting pad eye connections. This allowed dock-side loading of the trailer on a cargo ship without the use of a spreader bar.

4/80-6/82 SEDCO Earl Shanks Dallas, Tx.

I designed a blow out preventer emergency recovery system. The purpose of the system was to connect to the BOP, shut in to the well and recover the BOP in up to 5,000 feet of water. The system used hydraulic pressure through the drill-stem to operate a hydraulic latching mechanism connecting the BOP to the well casing. I provided the dimensional specifications of all components and technical interface with the supplier, Manasco. I specified and purchased all 304 stainless tubular material. It was of such a large diameter and quantity that it required a special mill order. I provided progress inspections and technical support during manufacture and testing. I also produced an operations manual for the system as it was deployed on semi-submersibles and drill ships.

Modification of a new drill-ship, SEDCO 471, to install a sand/gravel drop pipe system to enable the vessel to fill a sub sea pipeline trench in approximately 300 feet of water. The concept required replacing the rotary table with a sump to collect the gravel from conveyors and funnel it into a telescoping riser. I designed the sump with sufficient section properties to support a gimbaled, two-piece, 36”, telescoping riser pipe that could extend to a maximum of 300 feet. I also designed the riser and materials handling equipment, slings and spreaders to install the system. I developed a procedure for installation and operation using the existing drill floor hoists. I produced a metric layout and fabrication drawings to be used in a foreign shipyard.

EWCO Houston, TX 9/81-3/82

Designed mud-pump unitizations up to 1,000 hp.

Specified all structural materials, suction and discharge piping, valves as well as all power transmission components. This usually included a large centrifugal pump supercharger designed to match the maximum flow rate of the main pump and the customer inlet pressure conditions. Provided technical assistance for sales and service.

Sales Associate and company pilot – making sales and service calls to clients in the 5 state area.

Republic Drilling Houston TX 9/80-6/81


This company was a medium sized drilling contractor operating ten to twelve “trailerized” rigs in the Great Basin and Austin Chalk with capacities in

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