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Cibolo, Texas, United States
January 11, 2017

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N a t h a n i e l R a n f o r d I I

Atlanta Austin Killeen-Temple San Antonio 678-***-**** Senior Designer and Drafter – AutoCAD / SolidWorks Self-motivated, detail-oriented Senior Drafter and Designer with 20 years of experience in mechanical design and testing. Exceptional schematic design abilities. Background includes automotive, engineering, manufacturing, and electrical power companies. Strong team player with excellent problem solving skills. Able to work independently with minimal supervision, multi-task and work under pressure while meeting tight deadlines. Core competencies include:

Project management: At Southern States, managed approximately 50 projects per month – from soup-to-nuts. Projects ranged from $3K to $1M. Designed and drafted high voltage switch systems used in power substations. Customers included Georgia Power, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Houston Lighting & Power.

Design: At Southern States, designed switches that ranged from 8.25 kV through 800 kV with continuous current ratings of 600 through 6500 amperes. Designed the structures that supported them. At Bartech / RDS, designed and detailed arms and blades for wiper systems; created detailed designs of anti-lock brake systems and parts.

Drafting: Skilled with AutoCAD, Raster, and SolidWorks including:

AutoCAD 2007, 2011 and 2013

Raster Design 2007, 2010 and 2014

SolidWorks 2007, 2010 and 2014

NX UniGraphics (UG)

Autodesk Inventor 2011 (knowledgeable)

Drafting Standard: GD&T (ASME Y14.5M-1994)

Professional Experience

2005 – 2016 Southern States LLC Hampton, Georgia Southern States manufactures high voltage switches for the utility industry. Senior Drafter / Designer

Managed approximately 50 projects per month. Projects ranged from $3K to $1M. Designed and drafted high voltage switch systems used in electrical substations.

Customers included Georgia Power, Florida Power & Light, Pacific Gas & Electric, TVA, Southern California Edison, Duke Energy, American Electric Power, Houston Lighting & Power, and CenterPoint Energy.

Managed multiple engineering changes notifications (ECN) each month.

Provided direct assistance to nine engineers in the Application Engineering Department.

Ensured specifications were met; completed projects on-time and met shipping deadlines.

Assisted two engineers in testing equipment after it was assembled.

Instrumental in revising and modifying design requests to improve efficiency and reduce production problems.

Investigated VIP (Value Improvement Program) for engineering change notices. 2003 – 2005 H.B. Fuller Covington, Georgia

For more than 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global industrial adhesives manufacturer. This site, which makes powder coatings, is now part of Valspar.

Production Worker II

Performed multiple production duties for one of the world’s largest specialty chemical companies.

Mixed chemicals according to specifications for paints and adhesives, ensuring all colors were correct for testing lab. Completed grind checks and remixed any improper mixes.

Produced numerous products quickly and successful in meeting all production deadlines.

Promoted to PWII after one year; assisted others in performing their jobs effectively and in a timely manner. Nathaniel Ranford II Page 2

2001 – 2003 Tec Inc. Edison, New Jersey

Tec Inc. was a division of H.B. Fuller at the time. Warehouse Associate

As one of 20 employees at this site, assisted with all warehouse operations including receiving, put away, picking, packing, and shipping for approximately eight truckloads per day. 1997 – 2001 Bartech Tech Services (Formerly RDS) Huber Heights, Ohio Bartech / RDS was an engineering staffing agency.

Designer / Detailer

Assigned to work for two automotive companies: Valeo (formerly ITT Automotive) and Delphi Chassis.

At Valeo, strategically designed and detailed arms and blades for wiper systems; performed 3D modeling, engineering change requests, and assisted engineers in testing wipers.

At Delphi, performed detailed designs of anti-lock brake systems and parts. Supported engineers in designing and testing additional automotive parts.

Early Career

Amity Mold Tipp City, Ohio 1999 – 1999

Mold Designer / Detailer

Minco Group Dayton, Ohio 1996 – 1997

Mold Designer / Detailer

Meijer Distribution Center Tipp City, Ohio 1995 – 1996

Warehouse Associate


Associate of Applied Technology (AAT), Drafting Georgia Piedmont Technical College Clarkston, Georgia 2005 Technical Certification – Drafting, CAD Operator-Mechanical Georgia Piedmont Technical College 2005 Drafting / AutoCAD Certificate Brick Computer Science Institute Brick, New Jersey 1995 Southern States: Group Operated Switches

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