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Water Treatment Management

Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Competitivewith Benefits...
April 03, 2018

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John F. Nurse, Sr.

***** Maximus Drive, Corpus Christi, TX. 78414*340-***-****/ 954-***-****


Environmental operations professional; extensive supervisory experience in the eighth largest oil and gas refinery, worldwide. Excellent process; troubleshooting, communication and problem resolution skills; proficiency in evaluation, unit certification and recertification. Demonstrated record of solid project; execution, commission and start up, maintenance, and turnaround coordination. Committed to managing and developing personnel; creating team cohesion to maximize productivity and safety.

Certified on Benzene Recovery, API and NESHAPS, (American Petroleum Institute and National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Pollutants) HWWTP (Hovensa Waste Water Treatment Plant), Sulfur Recovery, Claus Beavon Sulfur Recovery, Sour Water Stripper, Flares, Tank Farm and offplots, LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) units.

Professional Experience

Flint Hills Resources 2016-2018

Industrial Services Manger 2016-2018

Responsible for leading the Industrial Services Team. A role model and champion of our Market Based Management (MBM) culture, support and provide Industrial Services Resources to the organization with the following priorities; safety, environment, quality cost and schedule. Promote the use of key tools, systems, and measures while integrating with Environmental Waste Department, T/A Department, Projects, Operations and Maintenance Department to achieve FHR-CC Vision. Provide supervision and leadership for Industrial Services Advisors through coaching, mentoring and creating an atmosphere for growth.

Flint Hills Resources 2015-2016

Assistant Reliability Center Manager 2015-2016

Responsible for leading the base business in assigned Reliability Center. A role model and champion of our Market Based Management (MBM) culture as you and your team operate assets in line with the following priorities; safety of people, protection of the environment and quality production. Maintain operational excellence in process units by promoting use of key reliability tools, systems, and measures. Deliver high utilization through careful risk analysis, planning and application of preventative maintenance and proactive equipment strategies. Effectively manage the optimization between ROE and availability. Provide supervision and leadership for Production Leaders and Process Specialists.

Suncor Energy, Inc. 2012-2015

Operations Shift Supervisor 2012-2015

Manage the day-to-day organization of safe, efficient, reliable and profitable production within the operating area. Actively participate in all aspects of personnel management at the front line level, visible in the field to oversee, instruct and coach direct reports. Liaison between engineering firms and operations, responsible for the successful execution of the East Tank Farm’s Debottlenecking Expansion Project with a focus on safety, reliability, maintainability, and operability.

Ensure existing procedures and safe work practices are being updated and create any new procedures required to operate

Assisted with interviews to complete hiring of operations staff

Developed template currently being used for frontline leadership for daily reports in the operations log tool (OLT) program

Initiated participation in daily maintenance meetings to foster synergism with operations; this practice has been implemented as a part of the “One Team” approach

Hovensa, LLC, St. Croix, VI 1993-2012

Environmental Operations Production Supervisor 2004-2012

Managed the safe, efficient, and profitable operation of process units in assigned area, ensuring area goals are met, while effectively communicating and coordinating daily activities with other departments, (specifically, Engineering, Environmental, Laboratory, Maintenance, and Terminal), following through with approved procedures for all activities. Teaching, coaching and mentoring new supervisors and direct reports.

Maintain current knowledge of all working equipment and update management every eight to twelve hours, to ensure operational targets and parameters are met.

Provide daily status reports to Area/Shift Management regarding personnel, unit and equipment performance, in an effort to manage personnel overtime work hours and schedule equipment repairs.

Train and evaluate employees monthly, semi-annually and annually, increasing efficiency, effectiveness, retention.

Maintain safe and environmentally responsible working environment ensuring compliance with company and regulatory agencies.

Environmental Water Treatment Specialist (Acting) 2009-2012

Provide technical expertise, operating guidelines and direction in the operation and optimization of HOVENSA’s Waste Water Treatment units. Ensured compliance with associated discharge permits, regulations and established procedures.

Ensure compliance with applicable environmental regulations affecting refinery waste waters and operating process, i.e. NESHAPS, RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act), TPDES (Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System).

Ensure unit operating parameters are in compliance with design and process specifications in an effort to avoid costly permit excursions.

Facilitate weekly Waste Water Team meeting with Operations Engineer, Area Operations Superintendent, Environmental and Chemical Representative to discuss condition and necessary adjustments to the Waste Water Treatment Systems.

Responsible for overseeing the safe repairs and upgrades of Wastewater Units during scheduled outages and turnarounds.

Prepare and present periodic technical reports to all levels of management and facility staff to ensure all targets and parameters are being met.

Operations Maintenance Coordinator (Acting) 2011

Coordinated the planning, scheduling, preventive maintenance and repairs of area equipment based on established management priorities ensuring optimization, parameters and unit throughput are maximized.

Ensure all Environmental Units equipment are maintained in a safe and reliable condition.

Participate in daily planning/ scheduling meetings with Maintenance Supervisions.

Established priorities for the planning and scheduling of equipment repairs.

Developed and distributed daily reports to Area Management and Shift teams on status of work completed and planned work for the next day.

Environmental Operator Class “C thru A” 1993-2004

Environmental operator in the eighth largest oil and gas refinery, worldwide. Excellent process troubleshooting and problem solving skills. Ensured all required unit equipment are optimized to meet specifications and operational parameters. Skilled in work permit preparation for equipment repairs and or replacement while ensuring all operations and work being done are in compliance with company’s safety, reliable and production plan.

Taking unit samples and readings to ensure optimum parameters are maintained.

Conducting daily, weekly and monthly Safety and Environmental Surveys ensuring all safety equipment are operational.

Write daily reports on unit operational status during shift changes.


U.S. Army, Tactical Communications Specialist, Honorably Discharged 1987-1990


St. Croix Central High School, U.S. Virgin Islands

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