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Mechanical Piping

Airdrie, AB, Canada
December 27, 2020

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Bennett (Ben) J. Smith


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To Whom It May Concern;

I am writing this letter, to inform you that I am currently available for work, as a Piping/Mechanical Checker, Designer and Drafter, and/or as a Field Verification Technologist/As Building.

My current employment involves working as a field Safety-Watch and Lead Hand - in the Oil and Gas industry. Just prior to that, I worked in various industries as a Mechanical/Piping Checker, Designer, and Draftsman), as well as a Field Verification Technologist (1972 to date). I was laid off from that in July/2015, due to a lack of work. As well, I was employed in the Dental Industry, as a Dental Hygienist (from 1996 up to December/2012) - registered to practice in Alberta and in the North-West Territories. I have retired from that profession.

Please Note:

A large part of my most-recent activities involved doing field-work As-Building (including Instrumentation and Controls) for the Cenovus - Foster Creek S.A.G.D. Production-Facility (wells pads) - located in east-central Alberta.

In Summary:

Between 1972 and 1998, plus 2006 to present, I have acquired experience as a Piping/Mechanical Checker/Designer/Draftsman, in various types of industries (including the): Petroleum, Petrochemical, Heavy Industrial, Oil and Gas, Ship Building (the Canadian Patrol-Frigate Program), Pulp and Paper, Mining, plus the Steel Fabrication and Construction fields. These experiences involved both manual (initially), and C.A.D drawing production (primarily using AutoCAD and Microstation – Intergraph systems). This production involved working on piping, mechanical, civil, structural, instrumentation, H.V.A.C., topographical, graphic, and some electrical drawings – specializing primarily as a Piping and Mechanical Designer/Draftsman, and Checker. A great deal of this time was spent in the field, gathering as built and design-parameter information.

If you wish to contact me, please, call me at the above telephone number(s). Thank you, for your time and consideration.

Sincerely yours;

Ben Smith

Bennett (Ben) J. Smith

(B.J.S. Co. Ltd.)

#501, 700 Allen Street,

Airdrie, Alberta T4B 1E8

Mobile: 403-***-****

Home: 403-***-**** – Leave a message.



Stantec Consulting Aug./2013 to July/2015

Calgary, AB

Employed as a Piping/Mechanical Checker and as a Field Verification Technologist.

- a contract and then to staff position.

Most-recent projects;

_ TransCanada Pipelines/Grand Rapids Pipeline Project (in office):

Provided checking services on Isometric, G. A., and P. & I.D. drawings - for various facility-types (Pump Stations, L.A.C.T. Units, and a Tank Terminal).

_ Cenovus-Foster Creek Commercial Plant / Engineering Document Data Management – (Off site) Well Pads As-Building Project (field work):

Provided marked up as-built, field-checked and verified (including instrumentation and controls) P. & I.D.’s - via individual well-pad field site-visits. This information was then transferred onto the Master Stick-File drawings-package, scanned, and entered into the Cenovus document-management system.

_ Cenovus-Foster Creek Commercial Plant / Optimization (Expansion) Project (in office):

This work involved the installation of additional piping and equipment into the existing facility. My responsibilities entailed checking the Isometric and General Arrangements drawings, in association with the P&ID’s, Structural, and Civil drawings, plus the Line Designation Tables.

Duties: Accurate and timely checking of Oil and Gas Facility drawings - P.F.D.’s, P.&I.D.’s, General Arrangements, Isometrics, Structural Steel (pipe rack, pipe supports, etc.), Civil (piles), Site-Survey (plan & location), Vendor packages, Line-lists, Tie-in Lists, L.D.T.’s, etc.

Propak Systems Ltd. July/2012 to May/2013 Airdrie, AB

Employed as a Piping/Mechanical Checker - a contract and then to staff position.

Northridge Energy Development Group July/2011 to July/2012

Calgary, AB

Employed as a Piping/Mechanical Checker / Group Lead / Designer / Draftsman

- a contract position.

Caltech Senex Oil and Gas Group Aug./2010 to June/2011

Calgary, AB

Employed as a Project Piping Design Checker - a contract position.

Employed as a Registered Dental Hygienist 1996 to 2013 (retired)

Various offices - Alberta

– Staff, contract, part time, and temporary-placement positions.

Equinox Engineering Ltd. Nov./2006 to May/2009

Calgary, AB

Employed as a Piping/Mechanical Checker and Sr. Designer/Draftsman - a staff position.

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (1972 to 1994): Is available – upon request.


S.A.I.T. POLYTECHNIC, Calgary, AB 2017

100 hour AutoCAD refresher (and 3D) course

S.A.I.T. POLYTECHNIC, Calgary, AB 2009

40 hour Aveva P.D.M.S. course


MS Windows V3.1 course

Word for Windows course


AutoCAD (R12) Cad Pipe (V.5.10) course

3-D Auto-Ortho computer software piping C.A.D. course

SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD., Fort McMurray, AB 1991

Intergraph-Microstation 32 C.A.D. course, plus

a Pipe-Stress Analysis course


ADVANCEMENT, Edmonton, AB 1986

300 hour AutoCAD – project C.A.D. course

N.A.I.T., Edmonton, AB 1975 and 1977

Process Piping Drafting and Design courses



B.Sc. (diploma in Dental Hygiene)

UNIVERSITY OF P.E.I., Charlottetown, P.E.I. 1993-1994

First Year B.A.

Bluefield High School, North Wiltshire, P.E.I. 1993

Grade 12 Chemistry

Charlottetown Rural High School, Charlottetown, P.E.I. 1993

Grade 11 Chemistry

TRENTON HIGH SCHOOL, Trenton, ON 1968 to 1971

Grade 12 with a four year “Science, Technology and Trades” diploma

(majoring in mechanical drafting and machine shop).

ADDITIONAL EDUCATION: Is available, upon request.

REFERENCES: Are available, upon request.


Piping/Mechanical Designer/Draftsman Experiences Overview:

Alberta, Saskatchewan, North West Territories and New Brunswick

_ Many years of field-work experience gathering as-built information - to verify and update existing drawings and documentation information.

_ Wide variety of office-work experience for the;

Petroleum, Petro-Chemical, Chemical, Heavy Industrial, Oil and Gas Production and Distribution, Refining, Ship Building, Mining, Pulp and Paper, Fertilizer, and Architectural industries. (including Piping, Vessel, Structural Steel, Civil, Pre-Fabricated Concrete, Piping and Equipment Fabrication-shops, and others).

_ Experience with drafting protocol for various major national and international companies (i.e.: B.P., Cenovus, C.N.R.L., Husky, Spectra, EnCana, Penn West, CNRL, Devon, M.E.G. Energy, Syncrude, Suncor, Worley Parsons (and many more).

_ Generated both manual and C. A. D.-generated Piping, Mechanical, Steel, Civil, Electrical, and H.V.A.C., Topographical, Geographical, Lease Mapping (and other type) drawings.

_ Layout and design of various new facilities.

_ Install new piping and equipment for various existing-facilities and processes.

_ Provided mechanical/machine (and equipment) detailed and assembly working-drawings.

(i.e.; a down-hole sand-pump service tool / a final mass-production-ready machine - used to ignite air-borne-launched backfires around burning forests / a 3D internal-robotic pipe inspection-device (and others).

_ Worked in the Imperial Oil (Edmonton) and Norman Wells (NWT), plus the Great Canadian Oil Sands (Suncor) Refineries Inspection-Departments providing as-built isometrics – indicating periodic inspection-point locations on piping and equipment. Also, provided as-built mark-ups of the P. & I. D’s. – because of the field-work information.

_ Operated the following C.A.D. software programs:

CADWorx for AutoCAD and Plant Design 2014, Bentley AutoPlant V8i, AutoCAD (plus/in conjunction with the ProCAD software-package including Auto-Ortho., Iso., Flow, Steel, & Electric), AutoCad-R.12, R.13, R.14 with Procad-V.14 and Windows NT plus Petropipe software and Excel, AutoCAD 2008 - Cadworks, Autodesk Navisworks Freedom and Manage 2014, Intergraph Microstation ’32 and ‘95.

_ Worked (in the field and in the office) on the Syncrude Canada plant’s “Debottlenecking Project” (in the Refinery, the Mine, and in the Utilities and Extraction plants).

_ Worked (on site) on the Syncrude Canada plant’s “Pipe Inspection Program” - in Fort McMurray, Alberta (in the Mining, Extraction Plant, Refinery, and Tank Farm areas).

Also, provided the same type of work at the Suncor Oil-Sands Plant, plus at the Edmonton Imperial Oil Refinery (on-site work, as well) – on two different occasions.

_ Provide detailed Piping, Structural, and Civil drawings of various Piping and Equipment fabrication- packages.

_ Created a (manually drafted) E-sized composite isometric-drawing of the Suncor-site’s

Power-Generation Plant which encapsulated the (complete) low to high-pressure steam-systems. Information was gathered by, both, in-office data-collecting and field as-building.

_Created various (manually-drafted schematic) Process Operator-Manuals for Syncrude Canada Ltd.

_ Model Maker on a Celanese Canada Acid Plant, plus a Dow Chemical E.O./E.G. Plant.

_ Provided Cost-Estimating, on some projects.

_ Some field-work Surveying was done.

_ Some commercial advertising drawings were done.

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