George Culpepper

Freelance Mechanical Engineer & Drafting Freelancer

Location:Moline, Illinois, United States
2 Skills
Work experience Head Drafter Professional Power Products Darien, WI May ’11 – present
Detailing enclosures, Tanks, various sheet metal parts using INVENTOR. Maintain drafting log and parts schedule.

Drafter Fotofabrication LLC., Chicago, IL Oct ‘05-May ‘11
Draft customer designs into etchings to be chemically cut from sheet metal. The artwork that the customer provides is turned into a transparent tooling sheet which is then transferred to a plastic sheet that has been bonded to the sheet metal. The bonded sheet is then developed like a photographic film; the clear areas are the places where the chemical etching will react. Top and bottom of the sheet can be done together. Some parts are shields, boxes, frames, nameplates, washers, metal filters, bars and strips made of copper, steel, aluminum and titanium.

School bus driver Rockford Public School/ Dept. of Transportation Feb ‘02- Oct ‘05
Transport students to and from school and on field trips.

Laborer RRG Champion Labor, Schaumburg, IL Jun ‘03-Aug ‘03
Temporary employment at Motorola.

Draftsperson Kinney Electrical, Elgin, IL Feb ‘01-Sep ‘01
Design commercial service control panels and switchboards for interior use and transformer/switchboard enclosures ranging in power from 120v/10 amps to 550v/150 amps for outside use designed on AutoCad LT.
Draftsperson Zebra Technologies Corp, Vernon Hills, IL Oct ‘00-Dec ‘00
Design assembly drawings consisting of part attachments and alignment instructions for shop floor using AutoCad 2000 and Pro-E, copying Pro-E drawing images to AutoCad to Coreldraw system. Temporary employment.
Tool Designer Rockford Products, Rockford, IL Apr ‘97-Sep ‘00 Design and detail cold heading tool inserts for various companies and shop machines in the production of cold-formed parts. Update drawings per customer prints, process engineering changes, make comparator charts, use computer programs (Personal Designer) to design tooling inserts and update bill of materials and standards. Started as a second shift tool drafter to help night crew with prints and checking drawings for the latest changes to be made. Implement moving drawings from mylar sheets to computer files using Computervision’s Personal Designer CAD software.
Cad Designer SPX (Fenner Fluid) Power, Rockford, IL May ‘94-Apr ’97 Design and detail AC and DC hydraulic power units, hydraulic pumps and tanks (both plastic and metal), caps, filters, tubes, hoses, tanks and electrical button switches and purchased parts for inventory that are used in automotive repair shops, snowplow blade lifting units, scissors lifts and on rear truck lift platforms. Maintained and updated new and old bill of materials on separate computer system and all drawings. I Also have done some electrical wiring prints for control valves, hand controllers and motors for the correct sequence of operation. Using AutoCAD rel. 11.
Technical Illustrator SPX Fluid Power, Davenport, IA Jan ‘93-May ’94
Worked with engineers to design and detail technical manuals for service, repair, and ordering of both replacement parts and complete hydraulic power units with either AC or DC motors in vertical or horizontal positions. All views were done in isometric drawing planes using AutoCAD rel. 11.

Draftsperson Koerhing Cranes/Mark Industries, Waverly, IA Apr ‘92-Sep ‘92
Draw and detail electric and gas-powered scissor lift platforms units and welding prints for shop. Cad system AutoCAD rel. 11.

Drafter Blackhawk Engineering Co. systems, Waterloo, IA Aug ‘90-Feb ‘91
Draw and detail tool fixture assemblies, flange holders, paint boxes, welding prints for various clients including John Deere Co. on AutoCad rel. 10.

Drafter John Deere Co., Des Moines, IA Aug ‘89-Aug ‘90
Draw and detail cotton picker and ******** parts and subassemblies, hydraulic hoses layout, parking brake subassembly and sheet metal bending, punch holes location prints according to the engineer’s layout using Anvil 1000 CAD system.

Draftsperson Caterpillar, Montgomery, IL Mar ’89-Jul ’89
Draw and detail parts for end loaders buckets, Challenger frames, hydraulic pressure hoses, up date prints to CAT standards. Anvil 5000 release 15.

Draftsperson Power Engineering Man. Ltd. Waterloo, IA Jul ’87-Mar ‘89
Design and detail gears, shafts, nuts, gearboxes and transmissions to be used in various machines in road construction. Selected bearings using a company provided program to find the required taper bearings. Board work.
Education A.A.S. Degree in Drafting and Design Technology with a diploma in Mechanical Drafting from Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, IA. Sep ’85-May ‘87
Skills (2) Rating
Mechanical Engineering