ANDREW L. THORSEN
Highly skilled and quality-minded Drafting Specialist with extensive experience in 2D drafting using AutoCad, material planning, and project support. 35 total years experience. Proven ability multitasking numerous responsibilities under stringent deadlines to achieve optimal results. Maintain up-to-date technical knowledge and utilize outstanding research and analysis skills. 21 years with one company involved in everything from piece-part drawings to full assembly drawings to equipment layout drawings in existing customer plants. Extensive experience in supported large diameter piping drawings for conveyance of various materials to another area of the plant. Extensive experience creating BOM's, ER forms, and ECO forms.
Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting talents, impeccable attention to detail, and exceptional process development abilities. Proficient user of AutoCAD and Baan; additional knowledge: some Microsoft Word and Excel; trained in Autodesk Inventor (3D).
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Product Design & Development
Research & Development (R&D)
Installation & Instructional Drawings
Engineering Release (ER)
Bill of Materials (BOM)
Engineering Change Order (ECO)
Mechanical Engineering Department
SELECTED CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Delivered significant contributions throughout 21 year tenure as Product Drafter for Parkson Corporation:
-Worked closely with Engineer on R&D projects, collaborating to draft new Parkson machinery and products.
-Consistently finalized projects on schedule, maintaining 98% average of on-time project delivery and efficiently processing related BOMs and ECO and ER forms.
-Completed thousands of piece part, weldment, sub-assembly, and equipment drawings as well as designs for overall plant layouts with numerous pieces of machinery.
-Produced comprehensive designs based on existing drawings, sketches, electronic images, and written/verbal parameters from engineering staff.
Offer additional experience utilizing drawing board/drafting table as Draftsman for National Foam Systems and ITW – Cortron Division; used drawing instruments to complete detailed piece part and assembly designs for firefighting equipment (National Foam Systems) and keytop products (ITW – Cortron Division) without the aid of computer technology.
Parkson Corporation Vernon Hills, IL 1989 to 2010
Draftsman for National Foam Systems, Exten, PA; Draftsman for ITW – Cortron Division, Chicago, IL, Snap-On Tools, Kenosha, WI 2012
Culligan International, Libertyville, IL 2013
Steele Solutions Incorporated, Franklin, WI 2014-2015
EDUCATION & ADDITIONAL TRAINING
Certificate in Autodesk Inventor, Parkson Corporation, Vernon Hills, IL
Steele Solutions Incorporated: 10/13/14 - 02/27/15--I was involved in back checking and layout drafting for structural platforms using AutoCad 2014; it was through a temp agency.
Culligan International: 03/11/13 - 06/24/13--I was involved in mechanical drafting for water purifier units.
Snap-On Tools: Worked there through Volt Agency: 09/12 - 12/12--I drafted silhouettes for their foam lined tool boxes; it was through a temp agency.
Parkson: 06/26/89 - 06/30/10--For 21 years I was involved in AutoCad mechanical drafting of wastewater treatment plant equipment.
Mamco Motors: 01/11/16 - 08/17/16--I was involved in AutoCad mechanical drafting of motor components; it was through a temp agency.
American Bin & Conveyor: 08/22/16 - 06/07/17--I drafted conveyor components for quarry machinery.
Grover Corporation: 08/07/17 - 01/12/18--I drafted floor plans for their new facility and also piston ring components.
I was trained in Autodesk Inventor in 2009 while working at Parkson.
I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical and Theological Studies (1983).
I attended Wright Jr. College for 2 years in their Mechanical Technology Department (77-79).