Objective To obtain a challenging position utilizing my knowledge of ammonia refrigeration systems and management skills.
Feb 2009 Charlotte, NC
Industrial Refrigeration Workshop
Kansas State University; continuing education (ammonia refrigeration)
June, 2008, Clayton, NC
Oct, 2002, Waynesboro, PA
Advance Frick Ammonia Refrigeration School,
Dec. 2002 Miami, FL
Process Safety Management School,
Aug. 2000 Richmond, VA
Project Management Class
April. 1999 Jacksonville, FL
Frick Computer Class
1997-1998 Richmond, VA
Richmond Technical Center
Oct. 1991 Waynesboro, PA
Frick Refrigeration Operating and Thermo Dynamics
Dec. 1991 Richmond VA
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
June 1981 Buffalo NY
Southside High School, Industrial Arts Diploma
Work experience 02/2008 – 04/2010 Talecris Biotherapeutics Clayton, NC
Senior Engineer (utilities/refrigeration)
Oversee three ammonia plants approximately 50,000 pounds of ammonia, make sure SOP, and PSM are in compliance,
Oversee update of refrigeration facilities and construction from ground up.I
Interact daily with operations and ammonia operator. Set up training for ammonia operators, trouble shoot refrigeration systems and make recommendations on how to improve reliability of equipment.
Work on PHA items (keep in compliance with OSHA). In charge of 10 Freon systems with the third largest in North Carolina (50,000 Pd).
06/2007 – 02/2008 Tyson Foods Richmond VA
Oversee 24hr/7day a week operation of ammonia refrigeration with a three shift 13 member team. Oversee PSM and RMP compliance
10/2006 - 06/2007 Maple Leaf Bakery Roanoke VA
Oversee 24hr/7day a week operation of seven blast freezer, 70 thousand sq. feet freezer, and 30 lbs of ammonia.
Currently involved with 30 thousand sq. feet addition with 10 thousand pounds of additional ammonia.
RTO (Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer)
Helped design plans for newly finished waste water facility
05/2005- 10/2006 Briggs & Assoc. Richmond, VA
Ammonia Refrigeration & PSM consultant
Consulted on construction improvements for refrigerated warehouses,
Consulted on PSM to what improvements were needed.
Review past contractors for quality
Review contractors maintenance contract
Make recommendations at corporate level
08/2004–05/2005 Sun Valley Fruit Co. Albuquerque, NM VA
Oversee refrigeration projects and construction for facilities in Albuquerque NM & El Paso, TX
04/1993 – 08/2004 Southeast Frozen Foods Richmond, VA
Manage seven facilities in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia;
Oversee ammonia refrigeration upgrade construction on refrigerated warehouses;
develop corporate budgets;
supervise OSHA requirements and process safety management; responsible for construction of facilities from ground to finish;
development of Engineering Departments;
maintain industrial accounts and purchasing;
oversee building operations and supervision of contractors for related jobs
Responsible for ammonia systems, electric motors, industrial refrigeration and refrigerated warehousing;
supervised interior/exterior refrigeration preservation, welding and ground maintenance;
responsible for forklift maintenance;
maintained refrigeration charts and MSDS records;
promoted to Corporate Engineer
05/1987-04/1993 Kraft General Foods Inc. Richmond, VA
Responsible for ammonia systems, Electric motors, industrial painting & color code piping painting machinery
Supervised interior/exterior refrigeration preservation, welding and ground maintenance
Responsible for forklift and production line maintenance
Responsible for running production line
Maintained refrigeration charts and MSDS records
04/1983-05-1987 G&R Renovators Beaverdam, VA
Self – Employed
Renovations of commercial, residential and industrial buildings
Accreditations and licenses Virginia Forklift Certification In preventable maintenance, crown speed controls, DC wiring and electrical schematics, Hazardous Material Certification, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, RETA member (refrigeration engineers & technicians), IIAR member (international institute of ammonia refrigeration), ESCO Institute – Type I, Type II, CFC, Freon, Richmond Technical Center in HVAC certification, Completion of Waukesha pump EIT, Maximo trained.
Achievements Set up all training into an ammonia refrigeration matrix to keep incompliance with OSHA
HAZ-MAT response team for emergency duty spill control team
Implementation of purchasing procedures for material handling equipment on corporate level
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