Longmont, Colorado 80501
Experienced fire sprinkler designer with 13 years experience in all aspects of fire protection. Proficient in using AutoCAD based sprinkler design programs, and have studied manual hydraulic calculations as well as multiple system types. I have designed Wet-pipe systems, Dry Pipe, Deluge, Pre-Action and Standpipe design in both residential, commercial; government jobs, and have experience using SprinkCAD, SprinkCalc, HydraCAD, AutoCAD and Revit MEP. I would love to learn how to estimate a project, and possibly move into sales at some point, or possibly design manager, or even service sales. I am seeking to utilize my past skills, talents and knowledge to apply that knowledge into a field that I am truly behind absolutely which I see as the future, today.
Impact Fire Services Englewood
April 2018- October 2018
Fire Sprinkler Designer
At Impact Fire Services we primarily worked tenant finish out projects. I dealt with all communications between the cities and the Authorities Having Jurisdiction. I worked with the estimator, he would survey the job, and if there were plans those would be used, or I would draw the floor plans up if needed, and base the we fire protection system off of the existing remaining architectural, mechanical or structural features to tie down for the installer, and make sure everything was to code. All-State Fire Protection Commerce City, Co. July/1/2017 - Nov/ 2017 Project Manager/Fire Sprinkler Designer/Lead Design I was hired on to manage one other designer, and to oversee all new construction, while also handling multiple day-work type jobs, from tennent finish out to new construction projects. I handled all hydraullic calculations, I helped one other desiger who was not as knowledgeable when it came to NFPA 13 and the process of designing a project. He would handle lesser task, details, and such, I oversaw any submittals prior to submitting, any questions the sales person, customer or the AHJ might have; I would help with possible design scenario's for the sales person's quotation, and any other task needing done Impact Fire Services, Lubbock, Texas 2015 - July 2017 Project Manager/Fire Sprinkler Designer
I was involved in all aspects of fire sprinkler design from working with the estimator, customers, prospective customers, preliminary start meetings, survey design, submittal process, preliminary design and calculations, final drawings, as-built drawings and working with the AJH’s to ensure systems meet all applicable codes.
Responsible for ordering materials for all jobs and ensuring service crew have all materials in stock for every day/emergency service calls, create packet for installer(s) and go over key points of design and installation with job superintendent.
Casteel A.F.P., Lubbock, Texas 2014 - 2015
Project Manager/Fire Sprinkler Designer
Involved in fire sprinkler design and all working installations as well as prototype/bid layouts for estimation purposes.
Surveyed, designed and helped coordinate the field crews. Preparation of stock lists for the fabrication shop, performed inspections and ordered all necessary materials. Worked closely with the estimator to ensure design and material costs were within job estimate. Koetter Fire Protection, Lubbock, Texas 2012 - 2014 Project Manager/Fire Sprinkler Designer 2007 - 2009 I was responsible for design in all phases ranging from working with the estimator, survey, design, calculations, submittals, stock listing, and ordering all materials for the job, and everyday items. I worked closely with the Field Superintendent and Sprinkler Foreman to make certain installation was as smooth as possible, and testing went as planned and all close-out documents were where they needed to be. I also worked very closely with our customers, and Contractors, and helped estimator by gathering bid documents, and dealing with possible customers.
Standard Automatic Fire Protection, Lubbock, Texas 2004 - 2007 Jr. CAD Operator/Fire Sprinkler Designer
Worked directly with design manager and primarily responsible for CAD, laying out sprinklers, drawing detailed sections, riser details, site plans, limited stock and learned the basics of sprinkler design. Education/Certifications:
NICET Level 1 - Water-based Systems Layout Certification. Currently studying to obtain my Level II certification.
Trinity Valley Community College, Athens Texas 2011 - 2012 General Studies in Science
Trinity Valley Community College, Athens Texas 2011 - 2012 Technical Drafting and Design
South Plain Community College, Levelland, Texas 2001-2003 Audio Engineering & General Studies
Rick Sosebee CET
Impact Fire Services
Jim Smith SET
Mark Johnston SET
Jerry Watts SFPE
Accent Fire Intl.
South Plains Mall
D & M Construction, Owner
South Plains Mall
(Survey & show all existing sprinkler
piping installed in 1972 to current)
(Automatic sprinkler system for warehouse
and office complex, including fire pump)
Lubbock, Abilene, Big Spring
Midland, Big Spring
Southwest Tire Warehouse