Howard Purchase


7 Amber Place
Mt. Pearl, NF
Canada A1N 4W7
(709)-364-2094


E-Mail: howardp@roadrunner.nf.net



Education Experience I.T. Projects Software Programming Interests References


EDUCATION
June 97 - May 98:
Nortech College

Mt. Pearl, NF
- Information Technology Graduate Program - 48 weeks (Class President)
( Avg: 93%  - Days Absent: 1 )
Jan.97 - Feb.97:
Atlantic Construction Training Centre

St. John's, NF
- AutoCAD 13 (Level 1,2 & 3 - 5 weeks)
Nov.1-7/94:
Cabot Institute

St. John's, NF
- Dimensional Control (Wet Site)
Jan.91 - Mar.91:
Keyin Technical College

St. John's, NF
- WordPerfect 5.1 (Level II - 30hrs)
Sept.83 - June 86:
College of Trades and Technology

St. John's, NF
- Diploma of Surveying Technology
Jan.83 - Mar.83:
College of Fisheries

St. John's, NF
- Computer Programming (Basic 30hrs)

EXPERIENCE
June 98 - Present:
Programmer

Terra Software Consulting Limited, St. John's, NF
PROJECTS:
Dec.97 - June 98:
Manager

NetMar Enterprises Ltd., Mt. Pearl, NF
I managed a small computer networking / reselling business during my training at Nortech College. I was responsible for dealing with suppliers, inventory, customers, all financial matters, and perform any work related activities.
PROJECTS:
Sept.96 - Dec.96:
Party Chief/Instrumentman/Draftsman

Craig Nightingale Surveys Ltd., Topsail, NF
Extensive work in the legal land surveying field. Related duties on job site, as well as in an office, including boundary computer calculations, drafting legal survey plans (AutoCAD 12 & 13), and typing legal survey descriptions.
Mar.96 - Aug.96:
CAD Operator (AutoCAD 12)

Hibernia Project GBS Surveying Dept. (Dimensional Control) Bull Arm, NF
Responsible for calculations used to position components of the GBS, using construction drawings; report preparation; compiling and maintaining large databases of ongoing and as-built information; computer maintenance of computer dept.
Jan. 95 - Mar. 96:
Foreman (Verification-QA/QC Dept.)

Hibernia Project GBS Surveying Dept. (Dimensional Control) Bull Arm, NF
Decided priority of jobs and assigned them to crews (3 to 10 crews). Carried out field supervision and office tasks (report preparation, AutoCAD calcs, preparation of time sheets and handover to night shift foreman.)
Nov. 93 - Dec. 94:
CAD Operator (AutoCAD 12)

Hibernia Project GBS Surveying Dept. (Dimensional Control) Bull Arm, NF
Responsible for calculations used to position components of the GBS, using construction drawings; report preparation; compiling and maintaining large databases of ongoing and as-built information; computer maintenance of computer dept.
June 93 - Aug. 93:
Party Chief/Instrumentman

Renouf Ltd., St. John's, NF
Subdivision layout, legal surveys, & small amount of construction surveying (as-builts and water & sewer pipe layout.) Drafting using Macintosh CAD system.
Apr. 88 - June 93:
Party Chief/Instrumentman/Draftsman

Craig Nightingale Surveys Ltd., Topsail, NF
Extensive work in the legal surveying field. Related duties on job site, as well as in an office, including boundary computer calculations, drafting legal survey plans (AutoCAD 12 & manual), and typing legal survey descriptions. Also, topographic surveys and construction surveys (water & sewer layout.)
Jan.87 - Aug. 87:
Surveyor Assistant (Dimensional Control)

Geometrics Ltd., St. John's, NF
6m Subsidence Project, Ekofisk Oil Field, North Sea
July 84 - Dec. 86
Other Land Surveying Positions



I.T. PROJECTS COMPLETED

 
SOFTWARE

 
 DOS, Windows 3.x, 95/8, NT  Netscape & MS Explorer  PowerBuilder 5, 6 & 7
 WordPerfect 5.1 - 9.0  Adobe Photoshop 4  Borland & Microsoft C / C++
 Lotus 1-2-3  2.0 - 5.0  Paintshop Pro 4, 5 & 6  Microsoft Java++
 MS Office 97  Visual Basic 5  Oracle 7 & 8


PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

 
 Powerscript (PowerBuilder)  HTML  Visual Basic
 SQL  C / C++  Java / Javascript


PERSONAL INTERESTS

    My interests away from work are sports, computers, cars & my family.
 


REFERENCES

 
Mr. Colin Tibbo
Application Development Mgr.
Dept. of Justice
St. John's, NF
Tel: (709)-729-2247(Bus.)
colint@mail.gov.nf.ca

Mr. Paul Foote, B. Ed
Network Manager
Dept. of Justice
St. John's, NF
Tel: (709)-729-3196(Bus.)
pfoote@mail.gov.nf.ca

Mr. Richard Legge, P.Eng., N.L.S.
Project Manager
Pennecon Limited
St. John's, NF
782-3404 (Bus.)
rlegge@pennecon.com

Mr. Melvin Legge
Senior Programmer Analyst
Guigne International
St. John's, NF
Tel: (709)-739-6884 (ext 242) (Bus.)
mlegge@guigne.com

Mr. Corey Mercer
Programmer/Analyst
XWAVE
St. John's, NF
Tel: (709)-729-4220 (Bus.)
Corey.Mercer@xwave.com

Mr. Frank March, CNE
I.T. Instructor
Mt. Pearl, NF
Tel: (709)-747-4776 (Home)
frankm@thezone.net


Last Updated on November 9, 2000