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James W. Eaton, Sr.

Experienced Multi-Disciplined Designer/CAD Technician

Brookshire, Texas 77423

Cell. 713-367-6323


Skill Summary:

          Autocad 2006, MicroStation V8

          SmartPlant P&ID v.4.3

          Rebis AutoPLANT 2D P&ID

          PDS 2D Intelligent P&ID, Intergraph Instrument IDM, FlexCAD Piping

          Autodesk Land Development Desktop, BlueSky Alignment DB,

          P&ID & PFD Designer Piping and Pipeline Detailed Designer/Drafting System Walk-downs

         Instrument & Electrical Detailed Design/Drafting  One Line Diagrams, Logic Diagrams, Instrument Installation Details  Instrument Location Plans  Electrical Heat Tracing

         Offshore Rig Equipment Structural Fabrication & Maintenance (Offshore/Onshore platform environment exp.)

         Mechanical Installation Procedures Illustration Details for Installation & Operation

         Remote Power Generator LNG Compressors Commercial HVAC Design and Shop Fabrication

         Skid Mounted Equipment & Structural Design Shop Fabrication and Testing

         Land Development Subdivision Mapping Plats Permits Legal Descriptions

         GPS Survey Data Collection CAD Mapping Infrastructure Design & Mapping

         Commercial Space Utilization Plans Commercial Infrastructure Retrofit



         Windows XP , NT , 2000, UNIX (basic)

         MS-Office Pro 2007, Word Perfect Suite, Quattro Pro, D-Base, Oracle

         Advanced Microsoft Office Skills Excel Spreadsheets, Database Input and Management



         Multiple years in the Engineering and Construction Industries

         Accomplished Process Systems Lead Designer/Checker, Mechanical and I/E Designer/Draftsman

         Excellent technical comprehension and communication skills

         Experienced in field as-built walk down and verification

         Capable of working with minimal supervision or as a team member

         Adaptable to new situations with short notice, crisis-resilient and thrive on challenges



June 2007 to March 2009                                                Technip America , Houston , TX


BHP Billion Offshore GEP  Project. Responsible for creation of PFD’s and P&ID’s for project utilizing engineer’s sketches and discussions. Responsible for attending project meetings and document items discussed into drawings.Updating drawing data base, issuing project documents according to schedule, ensure that project specifications are follwed.


Exxon/Mobil Umbrella Projects. Responsible for the creation of PFD’s and P&ID’s utilizing engineers mark-ups and sketches.



November 2005 to June 15, 2007                  Fluor Corporation, Houston , TX


Coordinated the effort to produce quality PFD's on schedule utilizing Autocad 2004.

Supported the Process Lead in producing P&ID's. This included: creating Process Graphics Standards to be distributed to the GEC offices. Help to transmit and receive drawings from satellite offices which included taking scanning of drawings to be transmitted, creating daily work packages and plotting drawings when received. Maintained and back checked Cad files in the Houston office for engineers. Created line list reports to be utilized by piping's WPCD program. Created OPC reports for clean up effort at the satellite offices. Maintain drawing logs to help project with P&ID schedule.

Responsible for creating Smart Plant symbols (equipment, piping components and instrumentation) utilizing Catalog Manager. Created Smart Plant drawings utilizing Smart Plant v4.3. Helped  maintain the continuity of the database from the GEC offices by utilizing Smart Plants Consistency Checking tool.  Utilized Rebis AutoPLANT 2D to pick up redline marks for OSBL and utility drawings.


June 2005 to November 2005         Thermon Americas Inc., San Marcos , TX (CONTRACT)

Job required the ability to interpret customer plot plans, orthographic drawings, P&IDs, instrumentation drawings, vessels, skids and piping isometrics. Drew piping isometrics for the purpose of depicting electric heat tracing layout and design. Drew scale vessel developments utilizing AutoCAD viewports. Drew piping isometrics from vendor furnished skid drawings. Job required the ability to use AutoCAD 2002, Thermon specific custom menus and a working knowledge of Excel spreadsheets.


January 2004 to February 2005      Lyn Tile, Inc.

Responsible for project cost estimating of commercial and multi-family construction nationwide. Position responsibilities include the cost estimating of materials, labor, profit margin for the installation of ceramic tile, marble, stone and granite in both multi-family and commercial industries. Estimates of project square footage taken from both paper drawings and electronic files utilizing digitizers, on-screen take-off programs and CAD. Estimates prepared utilizing custom Excel Spreadsheets. My responsibilities also include the creation of shop fabrication drawings for custom cut stone. 


November 2003 to January 2004   Flow Products, Inc., Brookshire , TX (CONTRACT)


Responsible for generating casting and machining CAD drawings in accordance with ANSI 14.5 geometric dimensioning and tolerances standards. Perform basic mechanical design for parts, produce assembling layouts, sectional drawings, work instructions, catalog dimension drawings and BOM's. Check drawings for accuracy, format and completeness. Determine tolerances and other drawing requirements by reading and interpreting technical specifications. Enter information into various engineering databases including the item master and product structure records. Work directly with project team members, vendors and shop people for the on time completion of projects.


March 2003 to July 2003      G.C. Wallace Companies, Henderson , NV (CONTRACT)

Land Development Cad Mapping Technician

Responsible for subdivision layout, commercial subdivision mapping, tentative and final maps, infrastructure design, plat mapping, easement, and legal description document preparation.


January 2002 to February 2003      Mustang Engineering, Houston , TX


Responsible for plotting out property plats, creating permits, pipeline routing & construction details, alignment sheets and digital mapping, legal land descriptions. Piping and instrument equipment selection and sizing for various pipeline metering stations. Develop Excel spreadsheets for project documentation. Created and implemented numerous customized Excel spreadsheets for projects.


March 2001 to February 2002    Integrated Power Solutions, Kyle , TX


Created detailed CAD drawings of machine designs, sheet metal, machine parts, piping and instrument/electrical systems. Participated in the research & development stages, mechanical layouts & detailing of skid mounted power generators, chillier, compressors and HVAC commercial units. Equipment selection, sizing, BOM and purchasing.


June 2000 to March 2001                   Telecom American, Inc., San Marcos , TX


Responsible for GPS data conversion & migration into CAD format, routing & mapping of fiber optic cable, preparation of CAD construction drawings. Interfaced with survey crews for field verification & GPS data collection. Created detailed structural installation designs based on field verification. Supplied TX-DOT required documentation

November 1999 to May 2000    Parsons Infrastructure & Technology, Charlotte , NC


Responsible for updating commercial floor space planning CAD drawings per field verification information and per   client's request also to include telephone equipment collocation Bell South Telecommunications.


February 1991 to October 1999      Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Houston , TX


Lead Designer/Drafter Fluid Systems Division: Designed/Drafted and also coordinated the development of project PFD's & P&ID's per engineers sketches. Experience also included plant walk down for Chevron USA .

Piping Division Designer/Drafter: Responsible for design/drafting of equipment locations plans, detailed piping drawings and ISO-metrics and BOM.

Pipeline Division Designer/Drafter: Pipeline route mapping, alignment sheets and compressor station detailed design, P&ID's, instrument and electrical detailed design, field site survey.

Instrument/Electrical Division Designer/Drafter: Responsible for the creation of I/E location plans, control panel layout & design, I/E installation details, J-box layout & design, conduit routing & sizing, PLC logic diagrams, loop diagrams, lighting layout. Highlighted experiences included working for Domestic and Intercontinental Major Oil and Chemical Company Clients. Positions also required overseas assignments and multi-discipline cross training.



Autocad, Hi-Tech Computer Design, Houston , TX , 1984

Microstation Certification, University of Houston , Houston , TX , 1987

ISO 9000 Certification, Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Houston , TX , 1995



SmartPlant 2D Training

PDS 2D Training

Instrumentation Design and Drafting Courses

Autocad Advanced Training, Microstation Update Training

Professional References

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James W. Eaton Sr.
Brookshire,Texas 77423
Cell Phone: 713-367-6323


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