1979-1985 | CABINET SHOP MANAGER/JOB SITE SUPERINTENDENT
First Federal Savings & Loan – Westchase Branch: Supervised all commercial interior finish outs and punch out work. Supervised cabinet shop - duties included estimating, design, detailing and crew supervision of 5-17 men.
1985-1989 | Self Employed
Residential, commercial remodeling and new construction job sizes ranged to $175,000, crew size ranged from 2-15 employees, responsibilities included estimating, sales, purchasing, supervision of all work, Quarterly and annual tax reports, weekly payroll.
1989-1989 | Jobsite Superintendent
Peake Elementary School, Arkadelphia, AR. $780,000 addition and renovation to existing school. Construction crew size including subcontractors ranged to 45 men.
1989-1991 | ENGINEERING/SHOP MANAGER
Duties included supervision of CAD/CAM operations, estimating, coordination of sales and production line personnel. Products manufactured were custom retail display, fixtures, such as check stands, bulk food displays & salad bars, using wood products, plastic laminates, and acrylics.
1991-1992 | Production Manager
Duties included estimating, coordination of sales, engineering and production line personnel. Set up and supervised job scheduling, job costing and inventory control programs. Products manufactured were Church pews, tables, chancel furniture and choir chairs.
1992-2009 | CAD/CAM ENGINEERING DESIGN MANAGER, CABINET INSTALLER/WEEKE BP85 TECHNICIAN, CABINET INSTALLER/CUSTOM CABINET BUILDER
Responsible for the initial setup and maintenance of all Microvellum-framed and frameless libraries, global files, tool files and material files Duties include supervision, and hands on, of all job submittals and final drawings, processing and sending all programs to shop equipment. Responsible for taking the department to a paperless submittal system. All submittals were done electronically. Most of my personal work in Microvellum was done in 3D due to the complexity of the work involved. Scope of work includes banks, commercial office fixtures, retail display fixtures (Dillards), residential kitchens/entertainment centers. Oversaw installation and operation of the Weeke BP85, Wrote the more complicated programs. Built and Installed residential and commercial custom cabinetry-Specialized in highly detailed, very customized type work, Personal job installations ranged to $265,000. Built and Installed residential and commercial custom cabinetry-Specialized in highly detailed, very customized type work
2009-2009 | SENIOR ENGINEER
Supervised Engineering and Drafting staff. Oversaw submittal/programming processes. Troubleshoot potential manufacturing issues. Maintain project schedule, management of software including AutoCAD, Microvellum and Product Planner.
2009-2010 | CAD/CAM ENGINEERING DESIGN MANAGER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Responsibilities included scheduling of production, supervision and hands on, of all job submittals, and final drawings, processing and sending, all programs to shop equipment. Responsible for setup and maintenance of all Microvellum-Framed and Frameless Libraries, Global files, Tool files and Material files. Worked closely with contractors, project manager/estimator, shop manager, and shop personnel to insure scope, quality and time frames
2010-2010 | CAD/CAM ENGINEERING DESIGN MANAGER/PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Challenged with creating a functional Microvellum library, along with the associated global and material files, which coincided with the company’s manner of construction methods and techniques. Trained and cross trained shop personnel in the practical use and maintenance of all CNC equipment and Microvellum. Responsibilities included scheduling of production, processing and sending all programs to shop equipment, purchasing hardware, sheet goods and all materials required for stock, and per job basis. Supervision of all maintenance, repairs and daily operation of Weeke Nested based machinery, Weeke ABD horizontal boring machinery, Homag HPP250 panel saw. Worked closely with the project managers and shop personnel to insure scope, quality and time frames.
2010-2011 | Engineering Manager
Managed a great crew of 4 engineers, Software included-Microvellum, WoodWop, Ardis, Excel Challenged with creating a functional Microvellum library, along with the associated global and material files, which coincided with the company’s manner of construction methods and techniques.
2011-Present | Engineering Team Leader
Engineering Team Leader- Over seeing Microvellum, AutoCad, CutRite, WoodWop software. Initially challenged with the task of creating a highly customized, functional Microvellum software system to suit the company’s manufacturing preferences, construction techniques, and abilities. Modified Microvellum system drawing tokens to reduce the engineering time required to produce submittal drawings. Plan, elevation, and section drawings are parametrically smart, and include all typical dimensions, hardware callouts, special detailing, and shop notations. Working with project managers, engineers, shop personnel, and installation crews, created a “Builders Book” which detailed all typical product construction, for use in drafting, engineering, shop construction, and installation. This document aided the alignment of all departments. Conducted engineering meetings, to provide continuing education to 10 fellow engineers. Discussions included the use of AutoCad, Microvellum, and the company’s preferred style of submittals, and product engineering.