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Key Staff

BRENT A. MacARTHUR

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

November 1999 to Present     WASHAW CONSTRUCTION, INC.           Ludington, MI

 

Vice President     Duties and responsibilities include construction project completion, with responsibilities for aiding customers with project design, budgeting, estimating, bidding, scheduling, supervision of actual construction, coordination of subcontractors and follow-up.

 

January 1994 to November 1999      J N W DESIGN, INC.           Muskegon MI

 

Senior Project Designer/Project Engineer/Construction Supervisor            Duties and responsibilities included facilities planning, layout equipment, designing structures, piping and instrumentation, solids handling systems, validation of existing and new equipment and systems through documentation on P&ID’s and electrical drawings, construction supervision, and project(s) management. Contracted to Parke-Davis, Zeeland Chemical, and Dow Chemical.

 

August 1993 to January 1994            SELF EMPLOYED              Whitehall, MI

 

Senior Project Designer/Project Manager     Duties and responsibilities included facilities planning, equipment layout, piping and mechanical design and layout, and weld documentation/validation for an expansion to an existing pharmaceutical facility in Kenilworth, NJ. While working on this project, I traveled to and lived and New Jersey for approximately four months to kick off design efforts. The design was then completed in Whitehall, MI and Minneapolis, MN and coordinated in the field in Kenilworth, NJ.

 

February 1990 to August 1993          TECTONICS, INC.               Muskegon, MI

 

Senior Project Designer/Construction Supervisor    Duties and responsibilities included facilities planning, equipment layout, structural design, piping and mechanical design and layout for a new chemical processing plant in the Twin Cities are in Minnesota. While working on this project, I also traveled to and lived in the Twin cities area for approximately three months to further designs efforts. My responsibilities were completed on this project in October of 1990, at which time I started as lead designer on a polymerization facility for Hexcel in Zeeland, MI. After design completion, I assisted in the field by supervising mechanical installation and welding procedures on ethylene piping systems. This project was completed in January of 1992. I then traveled to various locations working in the field, supervising installation of expansions to existing facilities. My last project with this firm was for Allied Signal in Pittsburgh, KS. After design was completed, I was contracted as construction superintendant and start-up assistance.

  

April 1987 to February 1990             DOW CHEMICAL CO.        Ludington, MI

 

Senior Designer (Contracted)            Duties and responsibilities included coordinating drafting and designs work for a major chemical plant expansion. Facilities planning, laying out equipment, designing structures, piping and instrumentation were among my daily activities. Maintaining and writing application software, specifying third party software, testing hardware applications, and taking a seat on the Dow CAD Development Committee were also parts of my job responsibilities.

 

 

March 1982 to April 1987      BOFORS NOBEL, INC.               Muskegon, MI

 

Industrial Designer (Contracted)      Duties and responsibilities included plant engineering functions for the existing facility. I was responsible for the design, cost estimating, contract writing, project management, and construction of various plant expansions and modifications. Facilities planning, layout equipment, designing structures, piping and instrumentation were among my daily activities.

 

November 1981 to March 1982         PORT CITY HEATING AND PLUMBING                       Muskegon MI

 

Industrial Designer (Contracted)       Duties and responsibilities included generating isometrics and material takeoffs from existing orthographic drawings which were generated by and out of state engineering firm. During this process I was also responsible for locating and redesigning any errors in the existing package, and the training of other drafters brought on the site to assist.

 

October 1979 to November 1981       BOFORS LAKEWAY, INC.             Muskegon, MI

 

Industrial Designer (Contracted)       Duties and responsibilities included plant and piping layout and design.

 

September 1978 to October 1979       AHLSTEDT MFG,. INC.                 Whitehall, MI

 

Draftsman      Responsibilities included sheet metal design, machine drawing, and new product development. While working at this location I became familiar with all aspects of machining, welding, and assembly of personnel transport vehicles. Working in conjunction with the plant engineer, I helped develop braking assemblies and steering systems which were patented.