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Manager Engineer

United States
December 01, 2017

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M.S. Industrial Engineering – Texas Tech University, 1987

B.S.E. Industrial Education – Truman University, 1979

Highly capable professional with 20+ years of expertise and organizational skills to complete projects efficiently and effectively. Experienced in management and supervision, and offer an inventory of tools, skills and abilities that contribute effectively to the client’s growth and profitability. Provided leadership and guidance to less experienced team members.

Committed and effective leader in the advancement of the client’s goals and objectives. Able to adapt into new situations quickly with minimal learning curve. Extensive background in project management, budgeting, justifications, cost reductions, machine and plant maintenance, CMMS/PM programs, inventories, utilities, environmental, health and safety, waste streams, purchasing, plant design, finishing, and production.

Over 7 years of experience in analyzing job tasks, writing operating procedures, and developing training material for LNG operations.

Proficient and knowledgeable in use of the ATR PRiSM Suite including SmartProcedures (for creation and revisions) and Centurion (for review and recommendations)

Led Instrument and Controls personnel in design activities for projects in oil and gas and chemical industrial facilities. Responsible for providing Control Systems and Instrumentation design deliverables for project(s) in the front end, detailed design, and construction phases. Interfaced directly with construction personnel in development of contracts and execution of work. Work with clients and vendors directly in developing design.

Tracked Instrument and Controls design efforts against budgets and expected progress. Worked up estimates for projects using various software such as Smart Plant Instrumentation, Excel, and Visio to develop the design deliverables. Experienced in reading and development of P&IDs and working with process engineers to define and show proper scope of the project. Experience in the specification of the various types of instruments for flow, pressure, temperature and level is required. Coordinated workload with Control Systems Department Manager for developing project budgets and managing resources.

Instrumentation and Controls design deliverables include developing instrument specifications, instrument inquiry/purchase packages, instrument index, loops, cause and effect diagrams and logic diagrams.

Experience in construction and field start up.

Licenses and Certifications:

Instrument and Electrical Technician Certificate, NCCER

TWIC card

40 Hour Hazwopper

Refrigeration License

Held a Boilers License


INtools, SPI (Smartplant Instrumentation), Microsoft Project, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, AutoCAD, Lotus Notes, SAP, Maximo, CMMS, Data Stream, JB Systems, Asset Manager

ATR PRiSM Suite: SmartProcedures, Centurion

Multiple PLC and DCS Systems (Yokogawa, Honeywell, Allen Bradley, GE)

Various components within petrochemical facilities (including but, not limited to Instrumentation, Valves, Compressors, Blowers, HVAC, Boilers, Chillers, Pumps, Cooling Towers.)

Engineering and Project Management Professional – maintenance, facilities, plant, instrumentation, and industrial engineering in the oil and gas industry


June 2013 – Present

Petrofac E&C - Houston, TX

Instrument and Controls SME

Developed, authored, and edited operating procedures in ATR Smart Procedures and Centurion software on how equipment is controlled for Wheatstone LNG project with 8.9 MTPA delivery capacity and worked directly with Australian Business Unit client to optimize deliverables.

Completed ATR Training and assessed competent by suitably qualified ATR level 1 certified personnel.

Used ATR SmartProcedures to create detailed operating procedures and training manuals and to revise procedures and training manuals during peer and client review cycles

Used ATR Centurion to review and recommend changes to operating procedures of peer subject matter experts

Developed and conducted Job Task Analysis (JTA) to identify procedures for various units within the Wheatstone LNG project.

Developed equipment description manuals for each operating unit, including section on process description, equipment technical description and instrumentation, control and operating philosophy.

Mentored and supported other writers, editors, and SMEs on Instruments and Controls for utilities and liquefaction process.

Reviewed P&ID for accuracy, revisions, tag numbers and other data.

Researched the information needed from previous systems to ensure uniformity across the units.

Reviewed team documents for technical accuracy

October 2011 – June 2013

Fluor Corporation (Contract through TRS Staffing) - Houston, TX

Instrument and Controls Engineer Lead

Responsible for 8 Engineers developing operational and maintenance procedures for LNG terminal in Singapore.

Supervise engineers and responsible for developing procedures for the LNG systems for the entire Liquid Natural Gas plant utilizing P&IDs, PFDs, and vendors operational documents to create equipment procedures (includes one document with over 1000 DCS functions with operator responses that were developed, operating procedures to include, precautions, prerequisites, process descriptions, safety equipment, and valve line-ups, start-up procedures, normal operating procedures, shutdown procedures, and Emergency Shutdown procedures).

Develop, author, and edit Operating and Maintenance procedures for LNG plant in Singapore with 3.5 MTPA delivery capacity and communication with overseas client.

Manuals include utility and process description, utility and process equipment, LNG terminal system operating procedures. For example, seawater system (2.2 million gallons/hr/train) to include the sand filter system, electro-chlorination hypochlorite generation system, oily waste water system, impoundment pit, NG send-out, Recirculation, Burckhardt BOG compressors (10,000 kg/hr of BOG compressed), BOG Recondenser and Precooler, Jetty and the MLAs.

Study P&IDs to recommend and develop engineering change to include updating Data Sheets and specifications.

Perform Heating and Material balance simulation for BOG load profiles for 34 distinct Send-out scenarios.

Assist in the development of the master equipment list and criticality ranking of the equipment at the SLNG Terminal.

Developed FMECA for major pieces of equipment along with creating PM, CM, maintenance routes and troubleshooting procedures for the equipment at the SLNG facility.

Utilized SharePoint to gain access to engineering drawings and develop operating procedures.

January 2010 – October 2011

Multiple Contracts (TASC, Houston Controls, and S&B) – Houston, TX

Instrument and Controls Engineer

Assigned on a SAP project, responsible for hands-on equipment verification, documentation and procedures for PM, CM and corrective maintenance.

Developed Excel spreadsheets and templates for all mechanical, electrical, and instrument equipment at the plant for the new SAP CMMS platform to include photos and detailed equipment information.

Red-lined and updated P&IDs, instrument drawings, data sheets, I/O wiring diagrams, and specifications.

Installation, repair, and troubleshooting of electrical equipment and instruments (including transmitters, transducers, thermocouples, alarms, and relays).

Calibration of instruments and loops per WO’s, using communicators, HART, and VOM.

January 2009 – November 2009

Consolidated Container – Houston, TX

Project / Maintenance Engineer / Manager

Directed over 30 Capital Projects (equivalent to $2,000,000) on-time and within budget.

Responsible for budgeting, justifications, and negotiating contractual agreements with contractors.

Responsible for keeping the blow molding lines running through preventative maintenance, problem solving, and repair.

Implemented a preventative maintenance program (Datastream) for the equipment and updated inventory tracking system through this program prior to the plant closing

April 2007 – October 2008

Clean Harbors – Houston, TX

Sr. Maintenance Manager for I&E and Mechanical

Responsible for the Maintenance and I&E Planning and Scheduling activities, to include coordinating plant turnarounds; developing, prioritizing, and overseeing of projects; monitoring and control of Purchasing and Inventory spares at the Houston Hazardous Waste Incineration plant.

Responsible for planning, budgeting, and the justification of capital and departmental equipment and processes and trouble shooting and decision making of emergency breakdowns.

April 2006 – April 2007

Plymouth Tube (Contract) – West Monroe, LA

Contract Manager

Responsible for material handling project which increased throughout 18%.

April 2005 – April 2006

Sara Lee – Clarksville, AR

Maintenance Manager

Responsible for the scheduling and planning of the maintenance and I&E activities and of the technicians maintaining the boilers, chillers, AHU, air compressors, and humidity conditions in the plant to include a computer Andover program and controls (prior to layoff due to economic decline)

Scheduled and negotiated agreements and contracts with subcontractors in the development of facility projects and equipment. Initiated cost savings for the chemicals used in the different processes by $8,000 annually

Responsible for updating environmental permits (Title V); maintaining waste streams to the city; waste management to include disposal and reporting; and the Form R, Tier II reports. Reviewed and modified the SPCC plan

Updated all of the controls on 14 air compressors and the Andover program to eliminate unnecessary energy consumption by air compressors. Updated the chemical inventory in the department by over 160 chemicals.

Stabilized conditions in knitting by adjusting VFD for vacuum, fixing valves on chill water system, installing more ducting, and maintained a more constant air flow through Andover on the air compressors (which minimized downtime by 4%).

August 2003 – April 2005

Del-Tin Fiber L.L.C. – El Dorado, AR

Plant Engineer / Environmental Manager

Responsible for the planning, consultation, administration, operations, and installation for electrical and mechanical site preparation and construction projects.

Directed subcontractors in facility projects.

Responsible for maintaining compliance with Title V Air and NPDES permits; Waste management to include disposal and reporting; Conduct weekly Method 9 Opacity readings at regulated sources; Reports to ADEQ and EPA to include NPDES and storm water sampling DMR’s, the Quarterly CEMS, CGA, the Semi-annual production report, the Annual compliance certification, the annual emissions inventory, the Form R, Tier II reports; Set up the required RATA and Stack Monitoring, and any upset occurrences. Employs 120 associates.

Reviewed and modified the air permit with the correct information to correspond with the plant.

Worked with ADEQ to change the limits for NOx to lb/MMBTU to keep from reporting upsets on a regular basis and to delete the use of our flow monitor with our CEMS to save $30,000.

Installed a boiler blow down neutralization system to comply with NPDES requirements.

Engineered and modified an exhaust duct to lower formaldehyde emissions in the plant, a conveyor to keep belt tracking right in a fiber storage bin, and ash containment areas to control water runoff.

April 2002 – August 2003

Armstrong Wood Products – Port Gibson, MS

Maintenance Superintendent

Manufacturing processes included debarking, peeling and stacking, clipping and jointing, drying, gluing and laminating using a steam press, sawing, and finishing.

Provided daily tracking and accounting of facilities support configurations used in planning engineering changes to facilities configurations and oversaw subcontractors on facility contracts.

Implemented a PM and Work order system while managing the installation of a dust system to the finish line from planning to installation.

Engineered, scheduled, and upgraded overlooked equipment (including boilers and controls), in some cases, to 20% more efficient.

Reduced operating maintenance costs by over 20% for the last two quarters.

2000 – 2002

GOODRICH-PPSD – Arkadelphia, AR

Facility Engineer

Responsible for facilities/PM scheduling, maintenance activities, project management and environmental duties for the post-production spares for the aerospace industry.

Hired a maintenance team to save the company $400,000 a year while achieving a 13% increase in uptime of machinery by implementing a PM Program.

Decreased electrical consumption by 25% by implementing an energy management system, increased Cooling and Humidity efficiencies within the building by 20%.

Achieved 10% increase in uptime by implementing and-on signal system.

Decreased loss time accidents by 50% by installing and maintaining guards on equipment.

Increased amount of Work orders completed by 35% through participative management, driver measures board, Kaizen Teams and encouraging employee involvement.

Utilized process mapping to redesign process flow and reduce material handling 60% and travel time by over 100% in some cases.

1996 – 1999

Parker Hannifin – Wake Forest, NC

Plant Engineer / Maintenance Manager

Responsible for facilities, contract maintenance, project management, maintenance activities, finishing, tooling, injection molding, chemical processing, painting, electro-mechanical assembly tool room, security and janitorial.

Increased productivity in the finishing area by 500% by utilizing process mapping to redesign process flow and reduce material handling by over 100%, travel time by over 100%, and redesigned equipment to increase throughput by over 300%.

Initiated multiple projects and repairs, which resulted in saving the company approximately $400,000.

Implemented a coolant reclamation system by Master Chemical that resulted in 25% savings of coolant costs on an annual basis.

Developed a schematic and PLC program and installed the necessary hardware to automate the washing cycle. This brought about a 53% reduction in cycle time and freed the operator to do other duties.

Reduced mold change time 40% in our injection molding machine by utilizing a preheat oven and gantry crane.

Reduced setup time for the vertical mill by 50% by using a quick die change, dowel and clamping procedure.

Managed OSHA safety and EPA requirements and regulations.

1991 – 1996

Contract Engineer

Engineering Consultant

Start-up companies that needed assistance in installing and debugging machinery.

Advised, supported, and aided in the installation, debugging, and start-up procedures of sophisticated equipment.

Coordinated efforts of technicians, service representatives, outside vendors/contractors on assigned projects.

1987 – 1990

Eagle Picher – Lubbock, TX

Maintenance / Tooling Supervisor

Heavy metal fabrication, welding, machining, finishing, and assembly

Responsible for facilities, maintenance activities, tooling, security, tool room, contract maintenance and project management. Employs 300 associates with $15MM in sales.

Implemented a PM program, which eliminated 32% of the breakdowns throughout the plant.

Developed major machining and welding fixtures to increase productivity.

Purchased material handling equipment, which eliminated wasted time, energy, and cost in material handling.

Implemented CMMS.

Worked with process and material flow, plant layout and utilization, capacity analysis, machine scheduling, time studies, work cell planning, material grouping and cost reduction; processes, systems, and machinery used in production.

1980 – 1985

Various Oil Field Rigs – South, TX


Worked as derrickman on oil and gas drilling rigs

Kept equipment up and running; repaired pumps, replaced motors, stack and guided pipe as it was tripped out or being reconnected and assisted driller

Operate mud system and mix mud

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