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Engineering Manager

Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania, 18618, United States
April 03, 2018

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Mark T. Eckert

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Harvey’s Lake, Pennsylvania 18618 - cell 610-***-****


Bachelor of Science in General Engineering – Concentration in Alternative Energy and Power Generation (combines Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Disciplines)

Penn State University - Hazleton, PA

Graduated May 2015

EIT obtained in July 2015

Associate in Agricultural Engineering Technology – Concentration in Ag ET and business

State University of New York (SUNY) Cobleskill

Graduated May 2002



System Manager/Design/Program Engineer

May 2015 to current - Susquehanna Nuclear, LLC Berwick, PA (Talen Energy/PPL)

Responsible for monitoring and trending of steam systems and plant chillers (HVAC)

Worked with all groups (engineering, operations, maintenance) to facilitate timely completion of critical work and improve equipment reliability

Designed plant modifications and equipment replacements (Electrical and Mechanical)

Performed/Presented apparent and root cause evaluations on equipment failures

Led an Issue Response Team (IRT) to troubleshoot an unexpected unit shutdown

Developed technical procedures, inspections, and maintenance activities for aging management programs required for plant life extension

Saved $8 million by streamlining current processes on my systems/components

Assisted with eight regulatory inspections and wrote technical reports documenting the responses and the station’s official position

Developed the business case to complete system changes to increase equipment reliability and reduce the overall project cost from $14 million to $6.5 million through competitive bids and streamlining of the work scope

Member of the Continuous Improvement Team for reducing the operating costs of engineering. Reduced parts inventories on my group’s non-critical items for an annual savings of $7 million

Student – Lab Manager

Fall 2013 to May 2015 – PSU Hazleton

Designed and built lab experiments and demonstrations

Assisted professors in curriculum development for future years

Organized labs for each class to allow ease of use for new professors

Used legacy equipment to save $100k in new purchases


Wastewater Transportation and Disposal Operator, Driver, Foreman, Pusher

6 years (overlap w/ college time and previous experience), ended 2015

Determined most efficient and cost-effective routes and disposal strategies for small scale wastewater transport companies (12% reduction in fuel costs equating to $20k annual savings)

Identified potential clients and disposal options

Calculated costs and profits of loads for transport companies

Developed proper customer relation skills for service technicians

Developed marketing and advertising plans, and campaigns (20% savings of advertising costs)

Operated commercial tanker vehicles used for septic, industrial waste hauling, and gas drilling fluid operations

Designed and operated pumping and filtering systems for the reclamation of onsite drilling fluids

Site Supervisor, Yard Jockey, Logistics and Distribution

Freight Management Group, Inc. Pittston, Pennsylvania -2 years

Supervisor of logistics personnel at local distribution center

Checked day to day operating and staffing requirements

Oversaw budgets for operation and maintenance to minimize costs and downtime

Completed statistical forms illustrating workflow for the distribution center's management

Tasks included human resource management, safety, sales, scheduling, and maintenance

Operated jockey tractor to move trailers around the drop yard as needed


Mechanical Skills: high aptitude in operating, troubleshooting, repairing, and building of hydraulics, pneumatics, diesel technology, welding, machining, and fabrication

Computer Skills: proficient with AutoCAD, MasterCAM, MATLAB, and ANSYS engineering software

Communication Skills: strong interpersonal skills, formal and informal presentation skills, teaching technical applications, and problem solving

Performance Improvement: methods and/or technology to increase productivity and reduce man power burdens through team building, or researching systems to reduce energy costs, and improve processes. Training and experience using 5 Why, Cause and Effect Analysis, and Root Cause Analysis techniques

Accolades: Deans List PSU Hazleton Fall ‘12, Fall ‘14, and Spring ‘15.

oContinuous Improvement Process Initiative Owner - Susquehanna, January 2017 to current

oRecognition for returning a unit back online following a Scram, and correcting the root cause Susquehanna November ‘15

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