Paul s

exgineering and 3D /2D design using latest software tools


Aerospace Engineer


Avon, NY

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Paul A. Smith 810 Georgian Drive Avon, NY 14414 585-226-8847 Engineering Designer ¨ Engineering Planning ¨ New and Repair Design ¨ Industrial and Government Contracts ¨ Technical Life Cycle Support Expert ¨ Confidential and Secret Clearances PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: · Possess over 25 years of engineering experience from full life cycle production support to detailed piping design and engineering program support · Personally responsible for the research, design, and implementation of several engineering and design contracts for DoD and commercial customers · Researched, developed, and led several engineering design teams on a myriad of ship and submarine programs · Extensive experience and expertise with latest engineering design software and tools: - 3D modeling - InterGraph 3D - PDMS 3D - Microstation 3D - AutoCAD 2D & 3D - Shipconstructor - Solaris - UNIX - CADD-CAM · Experience as Field Engineer at industrial oil/gas refinery in 3D modeling · Extremely adept at customer relations and actively promotes a viable, strong team concept PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Engineering Consultant / Contractor February 2005 - Present Self-employed · Research, design, create, and conduct all aspects of conceptual design on the LCS, and several other Navy and Coast Guard projects · Utilized extensive 3D modeling and AutoCAD experience and expertise · Skills utilized include: detailed piping and machinery systems experience obtained from over 22 years of liaison/field engineering, ship checks, design programs, life cycle engineering, and a myriad of computer design software experience · Recognized leader and expert in piping and machinery design using 3D modeling tools Field Engineer February 2003 - February 2005 Northrop Grumman Shipyard /Avondale, New Orleans LA · Performed design duties on the NSC (National Security Cutter) vessel for Avondale Shipyards · Supported engineering design, review, and changes on all piping systems · Expert use of Shipconstructor Software 3D modeling totaling over 2500 man hours · Supported design and engineering work on LHD 7-8 and LPD 17-20 programs utilizing Solaris software · Led identification, review, and resolution of engineering and design issues in above programs · Fostered a solid team environment with the ship engineering trades for complete resolution and communication of any issues as they arose Senior Pipe Designer October 2002 - February 2003 Marinette Marine, Marinette WI · Conducted and led all piping design in the planning department for U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Buoy Tenders in the Great Lakes · Designed, reviewed, and executed work packet development for man hours in piping for the production life cycle · Worked hand-in-hand with shipyard production engineers Paul A. Smith page 2 Senior Pipe Checker / Designer July 2002 - October 2002 Marine Systems Corporation, Boston MA · Researched, designed, and implemented all piping systems for preliminary ship survey drawings into Supervisor of Shipbuilding government issued drawings. · Systems experience and expertise includes, but not limited to; saltwater, firemain, recirculation, and all related systems for the LPO 13 USS Nashville refit and modifications for ship-alts program. · Daily use of AutoCAD 2002 and UNIX software(s) Senior Designer February 2001- July 2002 Northrop Grumman Shipyard /Avondale, New Orleans LA · Vast experience in 3D Modeling of all pipe systems in ISDP for Solaris based computer system in Unix · Senior Designer/Technical reviewer for a myriad of pipe details · Directly responsible for accuracy of unit-to-unit fabrication and alignment of pipe systems · Conducted review and update of drawings, check pipe models for unit-to-unit alignment with pipe systems of solid base structural design, and weld symbols/ship coordinates Senior Engineering Designer April 1999 - February 2001 CDI Marine Company, Newport News VA · Personally selected for all Checking and Quality Assurance processes for entire Pipe & Mechanical Division, while simultaneously providing ECP support development · Conducted preliminary ship surveys on CVN's USS Eisenhower, USS Enterprise and selected USS Truman class Supercarriers · Possess detailed experience and full knowledge of AutoCAD R14, DOS, and Windows 98 for drawing development and checking procedures, specifically within structural bulkheads and structure revisions on the USS Eisenhower Senior Pipe and Machinery Staff Engineer February 1992 - April 1999 Gibbs & Cox, Inc., Bath ME · Formulated tasks and ECP's for drawing and RN CAD development, as well as, checked drawings and overall issue processes · Researched, developed, and recommended changes in material, piping arrangements, and machinery arrangements using computer vision CADDS 4X and CADDS 5X, PVS and UNIX, resulting in increased efficiency and safety · Performed Hot and Resilient Hanger design, material recommendation and review, layout design, calculations support, and created training for junior engineers in AutoCAD 12 · Conducted ship checks routinely and developed ECP's with scoping man hours for said ECP's · Extensive experience on the Arleigh Burke (DDG 51) Destroyer Ship Pipe program. Senior Pipe and Machinery Technical Engineer October 1991 - February 1992 CDI Marine Company, Portsmouth VA · Directed and supported all phases of engineering drawing development. · Customer selected as final reviewer/checker of Norfolk Naval Base engineering packages, including: Ship Checks, Engineering Calculations for Hot and Resilient Hangers, and New/Overhaul Ship Construction (CV/CVN's, FFG's, AOR's, LHA's, LHD's and Destroyers) Senior Pipe Hydraulic Designer May 1988 - October 1991 Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News VA · Selected over more senior engineers as Liaison Engineering Representative · Personally led planning team engineering functions for the Los Angeles (688) Class Submarine · Conducted and helped create the "Complex Resilient Hanger" design · Utilized CADD-CAM and IBM 5080 CADD series for design and implementation of PSA package(s) and new construction engineering · Detail oriented hydraulic piping designer with extensive direct waterfront support experience for 688 Class Submarines with over 40% of engineering support time spent at Newport News Shipyard aboard submarines Paul A. Smith page 3 Pipe and Machinery Designer July 1986 - May 1988 CDI Marine Company, Portsmouth VA · Performed ship checks on a myriad of U.S. Navy surface vessels at various shipyards and sites · Possess extensive knowledge and expertise in all phases of PSA and repair packages · Conducted piping and machinery design, review, installation, and maintenance engineering support for 1 year aboard the following U.S. Coast Guard cutters: USS Durable and USS Courageous berthed at Collonos Shipyard, Portsmouth VA Pipe Designer May 1984 - July 1986 Advanced Marine Enterprises, Inc., Virginia Beach VA · Reviewed and installed piping systems designed by A.M.E. and M. Rosenblatt and Son with the "self-help" program for the U.S. Navy · Conducted extensive ship checks through travel to various U.S. based sites · Personally checked, monitored, and updated the piping installation procedures and work through detailed pipe analysis, troubleshooting and revisions of drawings · Surface ship direct experience includes; CV's, CVN's, FFG's, LHA's, LHD's and Destroyers Junior Engineer February 1980 - May 1984 Finch and Pruyn Paper Company, Glens Falls N · Worked in all aspects of paper mill operation and production functions · Researched, monitored and conducted piping and production machinery repair while simultaneously coordinating paper/pulp dryer repair within the production life cycle of paper manufacturing EDUCATION: Newport News Shipbuilding Certifications, Newport News VA 1988 - 1989 · Marine Arc Welding Certificate · Marine Hose/Material and Load/Shock Placement Design Course(s), Parker Hannifin School Mechanical Technology Major, two years 1981 - 1983 Adirondack Community College, Glen Falls NY Associates of Science Degree, Business Management Delhi 1977 - 1979 State University, Delhi NY INTERESTS: Marathon Runner and USA Tri-Athlete