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Mechanical Designer

Lenoir City, Tennessee, United States
October 31, 2016

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Rod Thomas

Piping Designer

Phone 630-***-****

Professional Profile

Provide 3D Designer support services to assigned Engineering Teams. Designer support services include engineering analysis, 3D Modeling using Plant Design System (PDS) software, design development, and generation of design output documents including but not limited to: Piping; layouts: Site Layout and Vendor Document Reviews. Apply reverse engineering concepts to established drawings. Layout detail piping to pressure vessels, pumps, and skid mounted equipment. Evaluate and design considering process flow, thermal expansion, supports, vibration, and fabrication. Detail drawings of pipe supports and bill of materials for pipe supports. Design pressure vessels and overall skid mounted equipment and interact with fabrication shops to approve construction drawings.

•Field: Field measure existing equipment and piping for modifications. Design piping and new equipment installations to fit for quick turnaround installations in existing facilities.

•Design: Draft piping spool drawings in sufficient detail for fabrication. Create isometric sketches for field repairs, pipeline routings. Create material take-offs from piping drawings.

•Diversified: Work with process, mechanical, and other discipline engineers to create and draft PFD’s and P&ID’s. Propose and draft equipment locations and facilities layout and primary flow piping systems. Make contributions and recommendations as related to best trade practices and standards.

•AS-built: Generate as-built drawings of existing facilities. Perform field walk-down, pre-job walks and field change requests.

•Technical abilities: Utilize Intergraph PDS, Microstation, SmartPlant 3D, AutoCAD, and much experience utilizing Isogen.


CB&I (Knoxville TN) 10-15 to present

AutoCad Designer

Executes changes to existing plant drawing packages thru the company’s ECO process. Applied reverse engineering concepts to drawings. Create and updated Mechanical detail drawings. Created and modify Piping/Equipment general arrangements using AutoCad. Update Process and Mechanical PIDs. Work with discipline staff, creates and modifies detailed mechanical drawings Piping/HVAC using Auto CAD software. Introduced to AutoCADD Smart P&ID and create new libraries job specified.

US Nitrogen (Midway TN) 01-15 to 06-15

Field walk-down PIDS and isometrics. Mark up Master PID and Valve List when necessary. Create field sketches and update Bill of Materials according the Piping Specification.

Kiewit (Lenexa, KS) 07/14 to 12/14

SmartPlant 3D Power

Identify and place notations for missing components on large and small bore systems. Back check ISOs.

URS (Knoxville, TN) 01/11 - 05/14

PSDS Piping Designer Nuclear

Responsible for routing and designing all of utility and process lines in designated areas. Equipment arrangements, architectural furnishings, creating ISO metrics, and modeling temporary steel are also within the scope of piping designer responsibilities.

Chesapeake Energy (Elmira, NY) 11/10-01/11

AUTOCAD Designer Natural Gas

AutoCAD 3D Designer Natural Gas while working in the Marcellus Shale Play, I was responsible for compressor station verification (walk-downs) Created field drawings for asbuilds

Worley Parsons (Westchester, IL) 12/08-09/09

PDS Piping Designer Power

Implemented field sketches and modeled to PDS. Designed condensate makeup & return systems. Responsible for flash pipe and drain placement along with tank and nozzle orientation, modification of existing mechanical systems and ran Iso gen and extractions.

Chicago Bridge and Iron (Plainfield, IL) 02/08-12/08

PDS Piping Designer Chemical/ Power

Assumed responsibilities for all of underground sump drains, natural gas utilities and fire water lines along with creating general arrangements for a waste water treatment facility on site. Created cut sheets and details for added equipment. Responsible for modeling storage tanks, pumps, heat exchangers and other miscellaneous equipment. Interpreted PID’s and applied any and all markups. Maintained project records.

Fluor Daniels (Greenville, SC) 05/07-02/08

PDS Piping Designer Chemical/ Petrochemical/ Oil and Gas

Designed routes for fire protection in chemical plant. Contributed efforts to eliminate and clear clashes. Ran interference detection and produced isometrics and orthographic dwgs.

Amec (Atlanta, GA) 09/06-05/07

PDMS Piping Designer Pulp and Paper

Field verified “walk down” existing piping and equipment. Performed conceptual layout of equipment and piping with minimal direction from lead. Constructed “as built” drawings of project area in plant and modeled in PDMS. Updated and maintained layouts, general arrangements and piping orthographic drawings. Created manual isometric drawings using AutoCAD as well as extracting isometrics from the PDMS model using Isogen.

Lockwood Greene / CH2M Hill (Atlanta, GA) 12/03-09/06

PDS Piping Designer Petrochemical/ Chemical/ Pharmaceutical/ Power

Heraeus Phase I and II, Long Beach California

Generated equipment arrangements and section views using AutoCAD. Laid out pipe racks and generated piping orthographic. Field located tie-ins and collected field measurements in existing mineral processing plant to support office design.

Splenda Sugar, Singapore

Designer for a grass roots plant, duties involved space planning, equipment placement of plate and frame and shell and tube heat exchangers, pumps, along with rack routing and pipe design. Utilized Intergraph Windows NT PDS software for specification generation, piping, equipment and structural frameworks modeling, isometric extraction, and interference detection. Orthographic drawings were created using 3DS OrthoGen software.


• Graduated with honors from Gwinnett College of Business Lilburn, GA

Associate in specialized Technology – Mechanical Drafting/Design, Utilizing AutoCAD

• Company based training in PDS CH2MHILL/LOCKWOOD GREENE

Piping design and Equipment modeling.

• Company training in PDMS Amec.

• Noncommissioned Officers Academy, 24th, Infantry Div. (Mech) - Ft. Stewart, GA

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