2007 to 2011 – 4 years in commercial and miscellaneous steel detailing to include casinos, warehouses, hospitals, retail, library, schools, hospital, renovation & additions, stairs & rail, spiral stairs, rolling gates, catwalks, screen walls, canopies, & more. Involved with design drawing checking, modelling, connecting, shop & erection drawing production, RFI writing/tracking/implementing, communicating with project managers for various trades and projects via phone or email, project status and direction meetings, detailer coordination meetings to involve multiple detailers on one project. I received multiple raises during my service and was generously sent on a 4 day trip to Milwaukee, WI for the 2008 Tekla Structures User Meeting & Model Competition – all expenses paid. The firm had submitted one of it’s projects to the modelling competition that I was very fortunate to be a part of. After rocky times in 2010-2011, I took a career break and left on good terms with the firm.
2011 to 2014 – I applied to a highly renowned and respected full discipline firm which offers a full range of pre-design & design services mainly in the industrial mining sector. I was accepted with a rather delightful and unexpected 25% pay rate increase beyond what I requested. I continued to receive an additional raise during my service. My duties included single-handed project completion for various industrial steel projects such as equipment support structures, conveyor support structures, chutes and grinding structures as well as team based project completion including mill buildings, fine crushers, dust collectors, a-frame structures, reagents buildings, electro-winning, solvent extraction buildings, & more. These projects included diverse environments such as metric units, Spanish design drawings, national & international fabricators and fabrication processes, current MSHA license, and an extremely fast paced design-build setting.
2014 to 2017 – After an unfortunate, but life-guiding lay-off I continued my career as an independent subcontractor and eventually business owner with a local steel fabricator. I have been working with them since June of 2014 to present. We have completed over 3 dozen projects together with no ill-fortune. These projects have spanned from solar carports to multi-story apartments to 1,000+ ton industrial structures. I have since served over 12 steel fabricators in Arizona and opened a satellite office in Katy, TX during the summer of 2017. There is simply no project our 5 man Tekla detailing team can't deliver. Our team is passionate, driven, and excited to help our clients & customers succeed!