John Coombes, taken early retirement 2006

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John Coombes Drafting, Elsternwick, Victoria,
Australia 3185 - Tel:- Removed to stop agency staff ringing me.

Note: This resume was last updated on 29 April 2008

Summary of qualifications

Experience with

Electrical Building Services :- power and lighting layouts, emergency lighting, switchboards, cable risers/trays/ladders, and thermal detectors. Electrical, telephone, security, intercom and TV block cabling. Cast in slab and underground conduits, switch room and sub-station layouts. MV and LV reticulation. LMR power. Schematics, maximum demand, volt drop and lighting calculations. As a Design Draftsperson I have liaised with Clients, Architects, Engineers and Contractors. I have also supervised office staff and tradesmen. I work well with a team or I can work on my own with the minimum of supervision. I am able to work under pressure and keep up a high standard, as well as working to dead lines.
Also I have had experience of Sprinkler layouts as a detail draftsman.

Computer Ability and Standards

21 years using AutoCAD starting with R9 up to R2002/2005. Used Power Pac, various word processing and lighting design programs. All on IBM compatibles. For many years I managed a Dos/Win3x/9x Lantastic Network and also have a working knowledge of Windows Networking.

Familiar with Metric, Australian, British and American standards :- Typical Australian standards : AS3000, AS3008, AS1680, AS2293, and AS1769

Education

Lighting Design for M.I.E.S.

1989 - 1990 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Two year part time vocational course



P.C. CAD Training

1987 Morrabin TAFE Technical Collage Victoria

Three months part time vocational course



IBM Network CAD Training

1985 Collingwood TAFE Technical Collage Victoria

Three months part time vocational course



Ordinary National Certificate in Electrical Engineering

1975 - 1977 South Thames Technical Collage London UK

Two year part time vocational course (equals Australian Tech Cert)



Electro-Mechanical Design

1968 Marconi company School of Delineation in UK

Six months full time in house engineering and technical training.



High School

1966 School leaving Certificates from UK

Science and Technical subjects including Advanced Tech. Drawing

 

References

Recent Previous Employers

Jeff Bryar & Assoc. (Melb) - J.Bryar - Tel. - (03) 9646-9644

Henge Consulting Engineers (Melb.) - C.Hendricks – Tel. - (03) 9696-5554

Andrew Lingard & Assoc. (Melb) - A.Lingard - Tel. - (03) 9690-2299

 

Professional membership

Ex-Member Illumination Engineering Society Australia NZ (Vic chpt) member for 12 years

 

Work experience

Australia and U.K.



Jan 2006 – My father died in the UK, I returned for 8 months to settle his affairs. After coming back to Australia I have taken early retirement. Hence now I am FULLY RETIRED.



Sept 2005 - Dec 2005, Jeff Bryar and Associates. Melbourne, Victoria

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Electrical services Acad draftsperson for many housing projects (large & small). Retirement homes projects. Small factories complex projects, Golf course complex's, also Shopping malls, Hospitals and University upgrades/refurbishments. Other work include a range of Domestic, Retail, Commercial, Industrial work.



Sept 2004 – Mar 2005, Henge Consulting Engineers. South Melbourne

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Electrical services Acad draftsperson for many projects (large & small). Shopping malls, Hospitals, Schools and University upgrades/refurbishments. Other work include a range of Domestic, Retail, Commercial, Industrial work.



May 2004 - Sept 2004, I took 3 month sabbatical off work, visited family in UK and a friend in Darwin Northern Territory, Australia. NOTE: From this time on I became semi retired.



Sept 2000 - May 2004, Jeff Bryar and Associates. Melbourne, Victoria

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Long term Contract) Duties:- Electrical services Acad draftsperson for many housing projects (large & small). Retirement homes projects. Small factories complex projects, Golf course complex's, also Shopping malls, Hospitals and University upgrades/refurbishments. Other work include a range of Domestic, Retail, Commercial, Industrial work.



Mar 2000 - Aug 2000, I took 6 month sabbatical off work, visted family & friends on east coast of Australia and 3.5 month trip round the world.



Apr 1992 - Feb 2000 Andrew Lingard & Associates. Melbourne, Vic. Continuous contract for whole of the period, excepting short contacts for Jeff Bryar & Associates and Chris Hendricks Australia as shown below.

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Long term Contract) Duties:- Power & lighting design + layouts using Autocad for a full range of Domestic, Retail, Commercial, Industrial work. New projects and tenancy fitouts. Other duties include computer network management, software installation and maintenance. Upgrading of computer hardware. (network = 20+ machines 3 hubs)

Casual work 1993 - 1999 Jeff Bryar & Associates. Melbourne, Victoria Various short contracts between work at Andrew Lingard & Associates

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Elec. services Acad draftsperson for shopping malls & hospitals

Aug 1998 - Oct 1998 Chris Hendricks Australia. Melbourne, Victoria Three month contract between work at Andrew Lingard & Associates

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Elec. services Acad draftsperson for multi story carpark etc

Oct 1991 - Apr 1992 Irwin Johnson and Partners. Melbourne, Victoria

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Elec. services Acad draftsperson shopping mall, school and airport buildings

May 1991 - Oct 1991 Australian Construction Services. Canberra ACT

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Electrical services design for government buildings. Autocad + drawing board

Feb 1991 - Apr 1991 Andrew Lingard & Associates. Melbourne.

Electrical Draftsperson + Site Survey of supermarkets (Short Contract) Duties:- Electrical services design draftsperson apartments + supermarkets. Drawing board

Jul 1986 - Dec 1990 MacCormack Associates Consultants. Melbourne.

Senior Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Staff f/t) Duties:- All electrical services for shopping complexes, multi-story carparks, and commercial high rise buildings, board of works, factories, warehouses and office tenancy fitouts. Luxury houses and apartments, plus many other projects. As well as my own drafting duties I supervised juniors, did some project liaison and estimating. Used drawing board at the beginning then the Co. migrated to Autocad

May 1986 - Jun 1986 Hawker Siddeley Engineering. Melbourne.

Instrument Detail Draftsperson for process lines (Short term Contract) Duties :- Wiring diagrams and panel details on drawing board

Aug 1985 - Feb 1986 H. Page Engineering. London, U.K.

Electrical Building Services Design Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Elec. services detail offices, banks, luxury apartments and Welcome Foundation on drawing board

Jan 1985 - Jul 1985 ICI Australia (Melbourne HQ) Melbourne, Victoria

Electrical Design and Detail Draftsperson (Short term Contract) Duties:- Elec. services design AWA optical fibre factory, power and lighting, electrostatic earthing, switchboards and lighting details. Drawing board


May 1983 - Dec 1984 Short contracts, various Co.'s. Melbourne.

Electrical Building Services Draftsperson. (Short Contracts) All Drawing board

VicRail Melbourne : Elect. drafter Flinders Street Stn. redevelopment

Ed Williams Melbourne : Elect. drafter general office power and ltg.

Rankin & Hill Melb. : Elect. drafter embassy building for Saudi Arabia

Instrument Draftsperson. Drawing board. (Short Contracts)

Cabury Schwepps Melbourne : Wiring diagrams and panel details.

Taylor Instruments Melboutne : Process line wiring diagrams.


Dec 1982 - Apr 1983 Commonwealth Housing Dept. Melbourne.

Electrical Building Services Detail Draftsperson (Short Contract) Duties:- Special purpose buildings for Antarctic Division, power and lighting, cable trays, single line diagrams, distribution boards and materials lists. Phase balancing. Used drawing board.

 

Mar 1981 - May 1982 Harris and Partners. London, U.K.

Electrical + Telecom Reticulation Design Draftsperson (Short Contract) Duties:- New town in Saudi Arabia, single line diagrams, cable and transformer schedules, site under ground conduit reticulation. Supervised a team of tracers. Used drawing board.

 

Jan 1980 - Dec 1980 Peterborough Development Corp. U.K.

Electrical Building Services design/detail Draftsperson (1year Contract) Duties:- New town center, bus station, shopping mall and high rise carpark, power and lighting, cast in slab and under ground conduits. Alarm systems and CCTV. Used drawing board.

 

Aug 1977 - Nov 1979 Various short term contracts London, U.K.

Electrical Building Services Draftsperson. Drg. board. (Short Contract)

Trevour Crocker and Partners (U.K.) : H.M. Prisons plus other jobs
Ove Arup and Partners (U.K.) : Carlsburg Brewery built in England
Barlow and Young (U.K.) : MoD and NATO base plus sports stadium
Ove Arup & Partners (UK) : Shopping center and multi-story carpark
Queens Hospital Croydon (UK) : Elec. & Mech. maintenance & mods

 

Mar 1975 - Aug 1977 London Borough of Lambeth. London, U.K.

TraineeElectrical Engineer, 1 day a week at Technical collage (Staff) Promoted to Assistant Electrical Engineer on obtaining Tech. certificate. Duties:- Electricians job cards, budget costs, site visits. Did electrical drawings for office refurbishment's, power and lighting layouts, modifications to boiler control diagrams and various computer center work (Electrical and Fire protection)

 

Jun 1974 - Mar 1975 Young Austin & Young Ltd. London, U.K.

Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Detail Draftsperson (Staff) Duties:- Tender drawings for H/V & A/C jobs, for construction builders work in plant rooms, piping and ductwork drawings. General assembly drawings of roof plenum chamber heat exchanger. Used drawing board.

 

Sep 1969 - Jun 1974 Self-employed tradesperson. U.K.

Casual work as Carpenter and Electricians mate (Self-employed) Duties:- Domestic housing and Retail shop jobs. Several times I visited Europe during this period and lived in France for one year.

 

Feb 1968 - Aug 1969 Marconi Radar+Transmitter Dept. U.K.

Trainee Electro-mechanical design and detail Draftsperson (Staff) Duties:- First six months at Marconi Design School, then worked in drawing office. Wiring diagrams, P.C.B.'s, mechanical support, sheetmetal and general assembly.

 

School Holiday work Chelmsford, U.K.

Summer 1967 Expediter in factory buying office for Marconi Ltd.
Summer 1966 Machine minder on lathe and mills at Wyicis Tool Co.

 

Hobbies

I used to run a non commercial BBS in Melbourne (10 years) that was on a dedicated phone line 24 hours a day. I am member of MLUG the Melbourne Linux Users Group as I am also using GNU/Linux Operating Systems. They are better than MS-Windows when using the Internet.

I first started using the Internet in May 1995 with a personal account. During 1996 I published my first webpage and have been maintaining a home pages website ever since on various ISP's, my currernt ISP home page website is here http://www.users.on.net/johncoom/
my previous ISP was http://www.users.bigpond.com/johncoom/ The bigpond webpages are no longer online, it had 100's of links for CAD and Lighting and other things as well. I have run various operating systems including Dos, Win 3.x through to Win XP. Once for over a year I ran my BBS from OS/2 Warp 3. More recently I have been using Linux-Mandrake (developed from Red Hat) and more recently PCLinuxOS, with my main computers. Having the facility to boot up into either Windows or Linux. Enabling me (when I want) to host from my home, a mini Personal WebServer http://johncoom.hn.org my Personal Webserver was often online. NOTE: My personal Websever has been discontinued for several years.