James A. Turner


To obtain a computer-aided drafting position while attending school to further my knowledge of new drafting programs.


March 2010 - Present                Turner Construction               Indianapolis, IN


  • Responsible for maintenance/repair of electrical and structural problems.
  • Bid on and acquire new contracts.
  • Provide excellent customer service.
  • Obtain materials required for job.
  • Operate commercial power tools as required.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work site.
  • Handle all sales, payments, and insurance as needed.

August 2009 – Feb. 2010        Impact Resource Group           Indianapolis, IN

Installation Specialist

  • Went to various companies and residences for installation of office furniture, grills, bikes, etc.
  • Printed out manifests for scheduled completions every night and discussed with clients to agree on a time that was practical for both parties.
  • Was self reliant in providing my own transportation, gas, tools, internet access, and printing of daily manifests.

April 2006 – June 2009         Firestone Building Products        Indianapolis, IN

Architectural / Mechanical Draftsman

  • Reviewed print sets to separate roofing prints necessary for our work.
  • Communicated directly with project managers and customers to guarantee work was done properly and in a timely fashion.
  • Scanned full size prints and converted them to PDF format.
  • Made length calculations to ensure the right size of metal roofing was being used to account for expansion and contraction in the changing temperatures.
  • Calculated roof slopes for best possible drainage method on EPDM roofing.
  • Plotted, laminated, bound, packaged, and shipped drawing sets with the proper transmittal upon completion of each job.
  • Logged time spent on each job and continued correspondence with clients.


Dec. 2004 – April 2006                 Beaman Associates               Indianapolis, IN

Architectural Draftsman

  • Made changes to red-line mark-ups in accordance with architectural standards.
  • Took field measurements for initial setup of blueprints.
  • Drafted every aspect of construction from base plan, site, electrical and mechanical sheets, to interior and exterior elevations.
  • Recorded precise time spent on jobs and kept regular email contacts with clients.
  • Bound, packaged, and shipped print sets on a regular basis.
  • Ordered, cataloged, and organized entire library of magazines, reference books and binders of samples.


Jan. 2004 – Nov. 2004                      Miller-Eads                        Indianapolis, IN Electrical / Mechanical Draftsman

  • Transferred electrical line work onto AutoCAD LT 2005.
  • Completed many sets of prints for Community North Hospital and handled the majority of the electrical layout for that facility.
  • Created a standard set of layers and symbols for each job.
  • Reworked old prints by cleaning electrical and mechanical line work and setting new layers for ease of use in the field.


May 2002 – Dec. 2003                      K&D Electric                      Indianapolis, IN Electrician Helper

  • Assisted in the wiring of old and new construction for residential homes and commercial buildings.
  • Reviewed blueprints to assure proper wiring.
  • Gathered materials for daily jobs and kept inventory of all supplies.


June 2000 – April 2002                 Holcomb & Hoke                  Indianapolis, IN Mechanical Draftsman

  • Created 2D blueprints for folding door fabrication.
  • Made weight calculations to determine sizes of door sections to maintain ease of use and safety standards.
  • Became the first employee to work from home.
  • Created the standard blueprint layout and drawing layers that are still used today.
  • 3D drawings were created for all technical diagrams in their brochure and manuals which are still presently used on Holcomb and Hoke’s website   (www.foldoor.com).


1997-2001                                       Warren Central                   Indianapolis, IN  

  • Graduated 2001.
  • Received a three year certificate of completion for Computer Aided Drafting and Design at the Walker Career Center.
  • Focused on mathematics and AutoCAD drafting.

2009-2010                                            Ivy Tech                         Indianapolis, IN

  • Completed core classes.
  • Focus on mathematics and CAD drafting.

2010-Present                                         IUPUI                            Indianapolis, IN

  • Attaining bachelor degree in Construction Management with a minor in   Architectural Technology.
  • Degree in Architectural Technology anticipated in 2012.

Related Skills and Experience

Drafting Skills                

  • Three years AutoCAD certification demonstrating CAD ability ranging from 2D drawings to 3D renderings and animations using R14, 2000, and 3D Studio Max.
  • Very good hand written skills.
  • Skilled at mathematics and currently taking advanced trigonometry         classes.
  • Good at board drafting and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of scaling and plotting from 8 ½” x 11” to 30” x 42” prints.

Software Utilized

  • Microsoft Office:
    • Word.
    • Excel.
    • PowerPoint.
    • Outlook.
  • CAD programs:
    • AutoCAD 2000, R12, R14, AutoCAD LT 2004-2005, AutoCAD 2005-2011
    • Architectural Desktop.


Office Equipment Utilized

  • Plotters, printers, scanners, and fax machines.
  • Large and small scale laminators.
  • Phone systems (conference calls, transfers, voice mail, etc.)
  • UPS and FedEx packaging and shipping processes.
  • Internet programs and search engines.
  • CD/DVD burning software such as NERO and Easy CD Creator.



  • ID#: 69651
  • Location: Indianapolis, IN , 46203

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