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3D Piping Designer

St. Louis, MO, 63128
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February 21, 2020

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Donald S. Hricko

St. Louis, Missouri



Over twenty-five years of industrial design experience. Professional expertise includes assisting on multi-million dollar capital projects for several Fortune 500 companies. Projects involved civil, structural, mechanical and piping design. The projects included pet foods, beverages, pharmaceutical, ethanol plants, oil refineries and chemical plants. Also, completed an OSHA 10-hour Occupational Safety and Health Training Course recently.


Software/Databases: Bentley AutoPlant XM Versions 2D/3D, AutoCAD 2018, Microstation V8, AutoCAD Plant P3D 2016, CADWorx Plant Professional SP3 2018, SolidWorks 2014, Navisworks 2016 and Autodesk Recap 2014. Also, Prolog Converge, ProjectWise Explorer V8i and SAP NetWeaver.



Roxana, Illinois

3D Senior Piping Designer (Contract)

Currently, assisting in the Engineering Group with piping design efforts for capital and maintenance projects.

Communicating with Project Managers and Project Engineers to create Issued for Construction piping isometric drawings.

Performing extensive fieldwork with the assistance of an outside 3D laser scanning company on most projects to scan the project area.

Developing the best route for the new piping and properly supporting the new piping with the necessary pipe supports per the piping specifications.

Developing the tie-in locations with help of fieldwork and project P & ID’s.

Creating a model for all projects utilizing CadWorx Plant Professional SP3 2018.

A point cloud is provided by the laser scanning company and is referenced into the model to assist with the design work.

The laser scan is viewed with Autodesk Recap 2014 for coordination purposes and confirms the existing conditions.

Extracting piping isometrics from the model for fabrication and installation in the refinery with AutoCAD 2018.

Projects are then reviewed with project engineers for accuracy and any necessary modifications.

After approval the Issued for Construction drawings are entered into the SAP NetWeaver database system.


Greenville, South Carolina

3D Senior Piping Designer (Contract)

Contributed to the piping design on a two-billion-dollar pharmaceutical project for the client Novo Nordisk.

Assigned to assist in the Purification Building of the project.

Working from the design P & ID’s to create piping routes from Mechanical Equipment and Process Skids to the main racks and tie-ins with the approval of the Project Manager.

Properly located and selected the correct piping supports as needed.

The piping design was done with multiple models for each area of the building.

Checked all of my own pipe lines with Navisworks 2016 Clash Detection Program.

Piping on this project was mostly Sanitary and Stainless Steel.

Extracted production Isometric’s for piping fabrication.

Attended weekly Piping Coordination meetings to help resolve any piping or mechanical issues.

Utilize AutoCAD 2016 Plant P3D & AutoCAD 2016 to produce the Issued for Construction drawings.


St. Louis, Missouri

Senior Process Designer (Contract)

Performed piping design in the Pet Care Division of the Corporate Engineering Department.

Involved on a fast-paced Slurry Upgrade Project for a dog food plant.

Created P & ID’s while communicating with the Project Engineer during the project.

Performed the necessary fieldwork to establish the best location for the new Work Tanks, CIP Pumps, Swing Panels and Pump Skids.

Established the proper routing of the Process/CIP piping, tie-in point locations, and pipe support locations.

Coordinated with the Mechanical Designer with the layout of conveyors to avoid collisions with piping design.

Assisted with the design of Work Tanks, Pump Skids and Swing Panels with the Equipment Vendors.

Updated existing 2016 AutoCAD drawings to show the new project work and checked the 3D model with Navisworks 2015 and Autodesk Recap for possible clashes.

E. C. F. INC. 2016

Columbia, Illinois

Senior Piping/Structural Designer (Contract)

Participated with an Industrial Contracting firm that specializes in the Design/Build projects for Oil Storage Facilities.

Performed the piping design on multi-million-dollar projects.

Routed process piping in the models on large pipe racks to pumps, equipment, and storage tanks.

Developed pipe sections and details with 3D Clip for proper installation.

Assisted with Civil and Structural design work.

Located the placement of bench marks, all concrete pads and concrete piers for the pipe racks.

Created Steel Layout plans and details for the pipe racks.

Assisted with estimates for pipe welds, piping lengths, the amount of fittings, and steel lengths.

All Issued for Construction packages were created utilizing CADWorx Plant 2015 and AutoCAD 2015.


Kansas City, Mo.

Senior Piping Designer (Contract)

Worked with Project Managers on capital projects throughout the chemical plant.

Design lead for projects that included locating new equipment and the routing of process/utility piping.

Engaged in the necessary fieldwork at the plant.

Determined the correct location and type of pipe supports.

All piping was designed per Bayer Piping Specifications.

New equipment locations were shown on general arrangement type drawings.

Utilized the Engineering data base ProjectWise Explorer for documentation of the drawings.

Attended coordination meetings to assist with scope of work and clarify any piping issues.

Generated fabrication drawings per piping isometrics utilizing AutoCAD 2015 and Microstation.

PCI SKANSKA 2014 – 2015

Evansville, Indiana

Senior Process Designer (Contract)

Performed 3D piping design for a Design/Build Engineering firm.

The projects were for Mead-Johnson and Sabic Company formerly GE Plastics.

The projects involved the relocation of existing Process equipment and installation of new process equipment.

Performed the necessary piping walk downs and extensive fieldwork.

Established the new routing of Process piping and completed a 3D model using 2014 AutoCAD Plant 3D.

The vendor drawings for the new equipment were in SolidWorks 2014.

They needed to be modified as necessary and were then inserted into the 3D model.

All tie-in isometrics were created using AutoCAD 2014. Also, produced all the final Orthographic drawings for the Issued for Construction package.

AFTON CHEMICAL CO. 2012 – 2014

Sauget, Illinois

Senior Piping Designer (Contract)

Managed the piping design efforts on multiple capital projects in the plant.

Performed extensive fieldwork for all projects involving piping design.

Created piping isometric details and plans on AutoCAD 2011 for fabrication and installation.

Determined the location of equipment and the necessary pipe supports.

Estimated minor capital projects for the Mechanical/Piping department.

Assisted with the Voluntary Protection Program to meet the goals of O.S.H.A. by performing the necessary walk downs in the plant and provided the Pipe Inspector with piping isometrics to show all the inspection points for each pipe service.

Trained with AutoCAD 3D Plant software and Laser Scanning for future projects.


Chesterfield, Missouri

Senior Piping Designer/Checker (Contract), Feb 2012 - Nov 2012

Contributed to the design of an Ethanol project for Abengoa Inc. to be located in Kansas.

Reviewed the main 3D model daily with Navisworks 2012.

Checked for collisions and piping design details for good engineering practice.

Checked Isometrics and P & ID’s in AutoCAD 2012 during the detailed engineering phase.

Assured the proper interface between piping systems, equipment and structural modules.

Confirmed locations, type and orientation of pipe supports.

Utilized Prolog Converge to retrieve Isometric and Piping Support Packages for review.

Assisted Engineers by creating Excel spreadsheets for line list, rack line list, manual valve list, instrumentation list and tie-in list for the pipe racks in the plant.

Attended weekly Coordination meetings to provide support on upcoming issues and developed solutions.

JACOBS 2008 – 2011

St. Louis, Missouri

Project Designer (Direct)

Developed mechanical and process piping design for multi-million dollar expansion projects in the Water/Wastewater group.

Projects were for clients ConAgra Foods, Conoco-Phillips, NuStar Refinery, M.S.D. and British Petroleum.

Communicated with Engineers and Project Managers to establish the design of P & ID’s, mechanical equipment arrangements, process pipe routing, piping skids, piping layouts, pipe supports, and details.

Communicated with the Mechanical Department on the design of the material handling of the projects.

Assisted the Structural group with platforms and tank foundations.

Completed projects with the Electrical group for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on multiple Lock and Dams.

The CAD software used on these projects includes Microstation V8, Bentley AutoPlant and AutoCAD 2012.


Forest Park Community College (Mechanical Engineering Courses)

Honors Candidate with a 3.933 G.P.A.


AutoCAD 3D AutoPlant Certificate

AutoCAD Certificate


Assisted with organizing, advertising, setting up entertainment and the overall success of several Car Shows

for the benefit of the Animal Protection Association.

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