drafter56
Global rank:
2,611 / 34,333
Skill pts: 10

About

Born and raised in Houston, Texas. I completed high school in Conroe, Texas (Conroe High School) and was accepted to attend studies at Texas A & M University. Due to a life changing event I was unable to complete my studies there and returned home to be employed by the local electric utility company, Gulf States Utilities. Hired as a line helper in 1979, I worked in construction and maintenance of the electrical utility facilities working my way up thru the ranks from helper to apprentice lineman then to lineman 4th class then to lineman 3rd class. Once I had achieved 3rd class I was able to transition to the service department where I was trusted to work on a truck by myself unsupervised working customer service tickets and troubleshooting outages that occurred on the lines. In 1991 Gulf States Utilities was purchased by Entergy and around this time I transitioned back into the line crew in the Woodlands Network to continue construction and maintenance work on most underground but occasionally overhead lines as well. April of 1999 I transferred to the Design West group of Entergy Texas, Inc. as an Engineer Assistant and a short time later, I earned the title of Senior Engineer Assistant. I presently continue to hold that title. My present job description entails meeting with customers to determine their electrical needs, design Entergy's facilities to serve these customers, procure easements for Entergy's facilities, draft contracts and collect contributions and assemble construction job packets to hand off to our line crews to build. During the last 18 years of my employment, I have used MS Office Suite's Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Access and I have used Auto CAD on a daily basis and in the past 4 years I have used GIS, Pole Foreman and other software.

Education

  • North Harris/Montgomery County Community College Auto CAD 3D, Auto CAD Intro, 1, 2 and 3D 2000 graduation
  • Texas A & M University completed some basic courses, Biomedical Science 1979 graduation
  • Conroe High School High School Diploma 1978 graduation
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Location

New Caney, TX, United States