Peggy Simpson
Engineering Technician 2
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55447
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Interested in an Engineering Technician position that will utilize 30 plus years of AutoCAD, 12 years of PLS-CADD, 20 plus years of experience in Transmission and Distribution Electric Utility or... show more

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GREAT RIVER ENERGY
Engineering Technician

Prepare construction standard unit drawings, detail drawings, site specific drawings, foundations, load and design drawings, route maps, one-line diagrams, phasing diagrams and exhibit drawings for permit applications.
*Prepare material lists and export them from a Maximo spread sheet format that populates a table in AutoCAD using a LISP routine that I helped create.
*Create issue packages for field crews using templates and site specific drawings.
*Complete project closeouts from Transmission Construction issue packages by updating Maximo, PLS-CADD, the issue package and the site specific drawings so that accounting can bill out the projects.
*Manage drawings and their library cards by signing them into Adept (Synergis) where they are safely stored and tracked by revisions and updates made.
*Enter staking sheet data into Maximo and PLS-CADD as necessary.
*Create drawing templates for the Transmission Standards book of the online catalog that the linemen refer to on their I-pads out in the field.
*Write business improvements as time allows.
*Coordinate with Cooperatives and Foreign Utilities on joint use under build of distribution lines to determine ownership.
*Work with field crews and linemen to resolve material issues and problems in our warehouse as time permits.
*Create "Item Masters" in Maximo for our new standards and site specific drawings by entering the GRE part numbers and quantities required.
*Set up trainings and in house webinars for AutoCAD and the Survey Department.
*Assist the Survey Department with installation of MapWorks setup and training on how to use the software.
*Official AutoCAD tester for new releases.


Engineering Technician

Design drawing blocks for 700 Mhz project and place them in a library where other Cad Technicians could use them to insert into their drawings for issue to field installation crews.
*Create or modify existing drawings for plot plans, substation foundation plans, conduit plans, conduit schedules, meter hut panel elevations and AC-DC panel wiring diagrams.
*Revise project drawings to "As-Built" status for Engineering approval.
*Train temporary technicians on the use of AutoCAD and help them adhere to our drafting standards.
*Create mark-up drawings as provided by Engineer's sketches.
*Developed skills in managing time to meet deadlines and quality, interpersonal skills along with attention to detail, following work flow, attending yearly trainings or continuous learning every year.

GIS Technician 1

Provide customer support, technical support and training to our electric cooperatives for their GIS systems.
*Converted AutoCAD mapping system to ESRI's ArcGIS platform by exporting cad layers and attributes to shape files.
*Created map books and wall maps for 5 electric cooperatives within the state of Minnesota. (Goodhue, McLeod, North Itasca, Lake Country Power and East Central Energy)
*Scanned and imported digitized plat maps for cooperatives.
*Created and manipulated data bases in Access to get proper results in the geodatabase.
*Demonstrated understanding of distribution system electric flow on electric cooperative system requirements for downstream equipment from substation circuits.
*Meet with cooperatives to discuss their distribution system and determine the best way to make changes so the information came across useful and easy to read in all environments.
*Manipulate image files with AutoCAD Raster Design software.
*Attended and presented at GITA conference in San Diego.

Traits
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Ambitious
I am strongly driven to succeed.
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Friendly
I am cheerful, kind, polite, and interested in what others have to say.
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Goal-oriented
I focus on that which needs to be completed in order to finish a task, project, or job.

Education
North Hennepin Community College
Certificate, Geographic Information Systems

Gained knowledge and understanding of ArcGIS / ESRI software, helped students understand coordinate systems, manipulate data, understand surveying, AutoCAD basics and many other skills associated with GIS.


Anoka Technical College
Associates, Architectural Drafting and Construction Technology

Architectural Drafting and Construction Technology

Milaca Senior High School
High School, General Studies, Spanish and Child Development Teacher

General Studies, Extra credits in English, Spanish, Art, History, Social Studies, Science, Algebra, Economics, Student Aide to elementary teachers for 3 years.