Autocad Drafter/Detailer

Name : Art Farrow
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Sacramento,Ca
Job Title Autocad Drafter/Detailer
Relocation Preferences : all
Objective : Profile for Art Farrow
Arthur Farrow
3151 Rosemont Dr.
Sacramento, California
Tele: 916 813 7024
E-mail: artfarrowsteeldraft[at]

To whom it may concern

I am currently seeking employment for the AutoCAD designer/drafter position with you. While searching the web I came across your ad. I have over 34 years of experience in preparing construction documents as well as on site experience as a carpenter and steel erector. My on site experience has given me the ability to visualize the projects and the expertise needed to be an excellent drafter and designer.

While working as a self employed structural steel designer, I managed many projects and was responsible for shop assembly and field erection construction drawings. I have worked on over one hundred projects with several companies like Cal West, Romak Iron Works and California Bridge and Iron.

For the past 34 years I worked with AutoCAD and prepared layout as well as design drawings for multiple trades and disciplines including structural steel, architectural, structural engineering, civil engineering and mechanical engineering. In 2005 I managed the cad drawings for a Department of Defense project Predator FY05. I was responsible for developing the architectural and structural and civil drawings for that project. I have also worked as a project cad manager on numerous other Department of Defense Projects.

I feel my experience and education have prepared me for the dedication and passion that this job requires. Highlights of my career include producing the design documents for the Base Operations Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California and the U.S. Geological Survey Building in Menlo Park, California. My responsibilities included preparation of architectural and structural construction documents as well as producing and reviewing shop assembly and field erection drawings.

Enclosed is my resume. I look forward to meeting with you concerning my application for the Autocad Designer/Drafter position. I will call you next week to set up an appointment at your convenience. I can be reached by phone (916) 813 7024 and by e-mail artfarrowsteeldraft[at] . Thank you for your consideration.


Arthur Farrow
Resume :  
Arthur Farrow
Tele: 916 813 7024 artfarrowsteeldraft[at]

Architectural, Structural and Mechanical Drafting Skills:
AutoCAD 2009/2009 and 2006 ADT
Development of Construction Design Plans and specifications.
Checked and Verified Structural and Miscellaneous Steel Shop/Erection Drawings
Proficiency at MS EXCEL, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, Blue Beam, Adobe
Proficiency at AutoLib AutoCAD Drawing Library Software
Experienced with AutoCAD ADT
Experienced with Visio

California State University, Sacramento Degree in progress
California State University Civil Engineering 6 classes to finish my degree GPA 3.48
I was educated through the Carpenter Apprentice Program which required full time employment and 4 years of trade school

Civil Cad Designer
Optisolar Corporation, Sacramento, California Sept 2008 March 2009
Working with autocad I provided cad support to Civil and Electrical Engineers. Work experience includes construction activities with respect to a manufacturing plant and construction of solar farms (laid off due to labor reduction 300 people)

Senior Cad Designer
URS Corporation, Sacramento, California March 2004 July 2007
Served as a Project Cad Manager for numerous Department of Defense projects
Developed Architectural, Civil and Structural Engineering Drawings using AutoCAD 2004, 2006 & 2007;
Designed concrete slabs, concrete footing and grade beams, cmu walls, structural steel connections, light gage metal framing, metal decks, precast concrete members and tilt up construction
Developed a Structural AutoCAD Drawing Library using AutoLib
DOD Projects such as:
Building 214 and 238 at Hill Air Force Base, Utah
Base Operations Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, California
Predator Hangers FY05, FY06, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Predator Munitions and Equip Facilities, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
Bldg 539 at Beal Air Force Base Hazardous Waste Facility Renovation
Experience with Caltrans, Department of Transportation standard plans and specification.
Developed Demolition Drawings using AutoCAD

AutoCAD Drafter
CYS Structural Engineers, Sacramento, California March 2003 March 2004
Designed concrete slabs, concrete footing and grade beams, cmu walls, structural steel connections, light gage metal framing, metal decks and all facets of wood construction.

AutoCAD Drafter
Rogers Mechanical, Sacramento, California March 2002 March 2003
Designed HVAC systems, including piping, chillers, ductwork for return and supply air,
on site inspections with engineers, worked on the Kaiser facility at Roseville, UC Davis Med Center.

Arthur Farrow
Tele: 916 813 7024 artfarrowsteeldraft[at]

Self Employed Contractor Structural Steel Detailer 1990 - Mar. 2002
From construction design drawings I meticulously developed and checked shop assembly and field erection drawings for Iron Workers: this work was done with the assistance of AutoCAD
Also Prepared material take of lists and assisted with job estimates
Verified Layout dimension and identified design constructability issues
Worked with engineers and architects assisting them to identify problems due to interfacing with numerous disciplines
Designed post tensioning systems for cal trans designed bridges,
Assisted in managing the Seismic Retrofit of the Calavaras/Tuolome Bridge. Strategized and developed drawings to build and erect staging for 25 workers below the bridge which is 300 feet above the river it spans.
Worked on the design of HVAC systems using auto cad and Microsoft excel

Northern California Carpenters Union 1974 1987

Educated through the Carpenter Apprentice Program4 years of twice weekly 3 hour evening classes
From blueprint design drawings I preformed my duties as a job site carpenter which included;
Highly experienced Layout Carpenter
Proficient at structural wood framing including: Floor Construction: joists, beams, blocking, trusses, sheathing, decking, nailing, gluing
Wall Construction: studs, plates, sheathing, siding, nailing, columns, posts,
Roof Construction: rafters, purlins, joists, blocking, hips, valleys, ridges, facia, sheathing, insulation, venting, nailing, screwing, decking,
Foundation and site work; transit, builders level, batter boards, layout, trenching, formwork for walls, footings, slabs, tiltup and cast in place concrete, rebar and welded wire fabric, concrete placement
Finish Work: cabinet installation residential and commercial, doors, windows, siding, trim work, hardwood floors, crown molding

Notable Projects as a Self Employed Contractor Structural Steel Detailer 1992 - 2002
2002-2003 Santa Clara Fire Station No 2, Morgan Hill High School Expansion, UC Berkeley Science Building, Water Treatment Facility Operations Building at Beale Air Force Base, Bird Cage Shopping Plaza Renovation
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
Salt Lake city Convention Center
Golden State Warriors Practice Facility
US Post Office at San Francisco
Petaluma High School
Nummi Motors Expansion, Fremont, Ca
Chevron Oil Area Control Center Building, Oakland Bay Bridge Tower drawings half scale for UC Berkeley seismic testing
US Geological Survey Building Menlo Park
Clayton Valley Presbyterian Church
Monterey Art Museum

Notable Projects as a Union Carpenter 1974 - 1987
1987 New Stanford Dorms Commercial wood framing
1986 Stone Ridge Valley, Numerous Custom Homes.. layout, foundations, framing and finish
Quail Lodge Country Club Golf Course Club House Carmel Valley
1983 -1984 Residential construction . site work, layout work, concrete form work, framing and finish
Prefabricated Refrigerator installation. U.S. Navy facility Monterey
Macys remodel fixture installation. cabinets, walls, floors, booths, etc
Fire damaged Home restoration.. Pebble Beach Home
Carmel and Pebble Beach Home remodel construction.. Layout, demolition, foundation, framing and finish.
Prefabricated apartment construction. Crane erected walls, joists, trusses and etc.. pick up crew
U.S. Army Facility at Fort OrdNumerous multi story barracks,,,, concrete tilt-up construction
New McGraw Hill Building at the Monterey Peninsula Airport very large commercial building from foundation to finish. concrete tilt-up, glu-lam beams, joists, exterior siding, multi story, steel doors, etc
Pebble Beach New TownHomes Cmu fndns, wet set mud sills, framing, door installation, cabinets, trim
1974 Sunridge Pines New Residential Home Construction in Pebble Beach I worked as a laborer/ promoted to carpenter on numerous custom homes in a ravine. large preservative treated poles were used to support the homes on the hillside.
U.S. Army Facility Presidio of Monterey New Barracks and classrooms.Cast in place concrete construction

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