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Leonard Chenault

AutoCad Drafter

Compton, CA

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Over 30 years combined experience as an architectural and mechanical draftsman, working directly with design engineers on various projects for military, defense, space and civilian. Also experienced in building construction, interior, exterior, and structural detailing.

Work Experience

AutoCad Drafter

Power Up Controls
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Garden Grove, CA
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November 2010 to Present

Duties: Design drafter for Power Substation Company. Supply drawing and submittals for surrounding cities for power substation panels, equipment placement, wiring diagrams and Bill of Materials, redlined drawings returned to and from the city for corrections, and maintaining drawing files.

CAD Designer/Drafter

Teledyne Relays and Communications
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Hawthorne, CA
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June 2008 to October 2010

Duties: Design drafter and assistant for telecommunication relay company manufacturing ultra-miniature Electromechanical and Solid State and RF switching products. Included AutoCad drafting, for current, new designs, measuring for tool fixtures, assemblies, and drawing revisions.

CAD Designer

Westmont Ind
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Santa Fe Springs, CA
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September 2007 to June 2008

Duties: Design drafter for heavy steel fixture company. Duties included AutoCad 2007 drafting projects for clients, both heavy and light projects such as, transportation dollies, cranes, skids, speedwalks, speedramps, billboard signs, catwalks, structural and steel detailing. Experience includes bill of materials and drawing revisions.

CAD Designer

Source Refrigeration Inc
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Anaheim, CA
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July 2007 to September 2007

Duties: Design drafter for HVAC company, drawing plans x-referencing from electronic drawings and PDF files for clients to be submitted for new and existing store designs, includes equipment placement, electrical, and redlined drawings using AutoCad 2007

Design Engineer

Hanson Structural Precast
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Irwindale, CA
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October 2005 to July 2007

Duties: Design drafter for Structural Precast company, drawing plans for clients to be submitted to the building department for construction, including column and beam placement, spandrels and all details included for single and multi-level precast parking structures.

AutoCad Drafter/Engineer

JD Pacific Rim Inc
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Pico Rivera, CA
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April 2004 to October 2005

Duties: AutoCad drafter for store equipment co., using AutoCad 2005 3D, for design of store equipment, taking measurements from samples, sketches, and verbally, to create designs to convert to working drawings according to customer specifications for production. Also experience, with wood, , sheet metal, and wire design products.

AutoCad Drafter/Engineer

The Shopper Inc
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Simi Valley, CA
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September 2001 to August 2003

Duties: AutoCad drafter for store and video equipment co., using AutoCad 2004 3D, for design of various projects for customers including custom designs from scratch and existing designs, also interfacing with customers and making revisions to keep all drawings current for store displays, exhibits, and shows.

AutoCad Drafter/Engineer

JD Store Equipment Inc
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El Segundo, CA
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November 1999 to August 2001

Duties: AutoCad drafter for store equipment co., using AutoCad 2002 3D, for design of various projects for customers including custom designs from scratch and existing designs, for wire, sheet metal, and wood designs, also interfacing with customers and making revisions to keep all drawings current.

Draftsman

C&E Enterprises
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January 1991 to November 1999

Duties: Completed drafting assignments on drafting board for small business and residential housing, including floor plans, elevations, sections, electrical and some plumbing.

CAD Drafter/ Engineer

Rockwell International
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Downey, CA
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October 1982 to December 1989

Duties: Assigned to Space Shuttle program., responsible for completion and design of mechanical drawings for separation and escape systems, using CADAM, Anvil 5000, and Vector from drawing board layouts, also Engineering Order writing and material dispositions.

Draftsman

Geron Furniture Co
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Harbor City, CA
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July 1979 to October 1982

Duties: Drafter for custom furniture co. for hotel and commercial projects. Board drafting which was taken from wood and metal designs new and existing, to be put into production and manufactured right on site including all steps from start to finish.

Education

Certificate of Completion

EL Camino College -
Torrance, CA

1999

AA in supervision

LA Trade Tech College

Additional Information

Skills: AutoCad operator, 2D and 3D, board drafting, blueprint reading, dimensioning and tolerancing, material dispositions, engineering order writing, measuring tools, cut sheets, Excel, and MS word/office experience and some Adobe.