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Claremont, California, United States
April 26, 2018

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Sergio Torres Hernandez

*** ******** *** *** *, Claremont, CA 91711

Home phone: 909-***-**** / Mobile phone: 909-***-**** / E-mail: CHEMICAL PROCESS ENGINEER


Seeking a position as a Chemical Process Engineer where I can utilize my technical-managerial skills, background and experience to provide an excellent service to internal and external clients. I would like to make a difference by providing, executing, developing, designing, and sharing technical knowledge and encouraging development to others co-workers to reach the specific team goals, with dedication, attitude, professional ethics, following politics that the company imposes and being a loyal employee. Good ability to interact effectively with others co-workers in a task force environment. Summary

More than twenty five years of experience as Chemical Process Engineer and in some periods as Process Manager as well. During this period, I was involved in projects ranging from Feasibility Studies, Conceptual Designs, Basic Engineering Design Data (BEDD), Front End Loading (FEL), Front End Engineering Design (FEED), and Detail Engineering in EPCM Companies attending diverse industrial sectors such as: Biofuels (Bio-Refineries), Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Refineries, Furnace, Onshore & Offshore Facilities, Utilities, Water Treatment Systems and Firefighting Systems. I have an In-depth knowledge in the Process discipline, with well-developed skills in practices and principles of engineering and total knowledge of the development of a project. I gave support on site for commissioning, installation, and start-up of equipment at Pemex facilities in GOM. As Process Engineer Manager, I can coordinate, monitor, evaluate, estimate and quantify the activities to be developed in the project/proposal during the different stages of the project.


B.S. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING.- National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Mexico City, (Sep.1980 – April 1985). Professional License Number: 2099361

Professional Associations

a) Member of AIChE “American Institute of Chemical Engineers”. b) Member of SHPE “Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers”, in California. c) Member of AIPM “Oil Engineers Association of Mexico”, A.C. No. AIPM 3604. Skills

No. Skills / Ability No. Skills / Ability

1 Process Design Engineering 22 3D Model Review

2 Project Management / Supervision 23

Design Evaluations of process unit operations /



Oil & Gas Exploration, Production & Refineries

EPCM Projects


Process Safety (Relief Scenarios) – Safety


3.a Offshore & Onshore Facilities 25 Water – Treatment 3.b

Exploration & Production, Liaison and Compression


26 Support to other Disciplines

4 Biofuels 27 Managing Multiple projects

5 Olefins – Furnaces EPCM projects 28 Managing Contractors, reviewing vendor quotes 6

Heat Transfer, Hydraulic Design Calculations,

E&M Balances

29 Reviewing Equipment Drawings

7 Capital project implementation 30

Identifying Troubles and solve them


8 Engineering Leadership 31 Identifying Improvements 9 Managerial/supervisory Skills 32

Good understanding of Codes, Norms, and

local regulations

10 QC Inspector (Aeronautical connectors) 33 Process I&C 12 EPCM Projects Development 34 Strong Computer skills 13 Proposals / Studies 35 Commercial skills

14 Model Simulations 36 Knowledge of Quality System 15 Project scope development 37 Loyal employee

16 FEL, FEED, eBEP, Detail Engineering 38 Professional Ethics 17 Hazop/Hazan Operability Studies 39 Attitude against Challenges 18 Commissioning, start up 40 Disciplined and very Organized 19 Support in Field 41 Committed to the global goals 20 Developing Process Activities 42 Good relationship w/co workers 21 UFDs, BFDs, PFDs, P&IDs development 43 Team Player/ Team work English: Speak / Write /Read (Intermediate) Spanish: Native language Computer skills

Ability to use some simulators/computers tools: Aspen-Hysys, PRO-II, Flarenet, Pisces, CAD, Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Project, HTRI (basic), SPP&ID, 3D-Model, MS Office suite and Outlook. Current Trainings:

a) Chemical PE Review Course sponsored by National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE). Other completed outstanding Trainings:

a) Selection and application of Pumping Equipment’s for Diverse Fluids, Course. b) Course Number/Name: 1020004 Introduction to Water Systems (Mt. San Antonio College – CED) c) Course Number/Name: 1020005 Water Treatment (Mt. San Antonio College – CED) Page 2 of 4

d) Course Number/Name: 870001 Water Distribution Systems II (Mt. San Antonio College – CED) e) Waste Water Treatment, Municipals, Industrial and Reuses, Course. f) Selection and Operation of Centrifugal Pumps, Webinar g) Valves in General, Course

h) Oil & Gas Industry in Mexico, Course

i) Health Safety and Environment (HSE), Webinar.

j) Quality Systems – Internal Auditor Certified, Course k) Supervision Development Abilities, Course

l) Leadership and Management of People, Course

m) Analysis and Design of Chemical Reactors

Design Equipment Experience

• Boilers • Evaporators • Reactors

• Compressors • Utilities • Solids Handling

• Ethylene/Propylene units • Naphtha Hydrotreaters • Train of Valves

• Cooling Towers • Heat Exchangers • Furnaces

• Shift Reactor • HCN/COS Guard Beds • Oil and Gas Separators

• Heat Recovery Steam Generator • Hydraulics / Pumping • Distillation Towers

• Syngas TRI • Steam Turbines • Chiller / Accumulator

• Steam Systems / Silencers • Mixers • Primary/Secondary TLEs

• Hydrocracking Units • Storage Tanks • Amine System (CO2/H2S removal)

• Flare Systems • Packaging Equipment • Fire Protection Systems

• Wastewater Systems • Scrubber • Offshore Facilities Other Equipment / tools knowledge

• X-Strata – Coating Thickness

measurement and materials analysis

(Oxford Instruments)

• Optical Comparator & Measuring


• Drop Comparator gage stand with Indicator

• Hand-measuring Instruments: Calliper,

Micrometers, Dial gauges

• Microscope • Electronic devices: scanner, spectroline long wave

Qualifications as Chemical Process Engineer

A. Management/General qualifications:

1. Coordinate, analyze, prepare, evaluate, quantify, develop, execute, monitor, and deliver all the activities related Process/Project Engineering area such as: Diagrams, Documents, and Calculations on-time, according with schedules, budget, technical specifications, customer requirements, quality system using international and local regulations, norms, codes, standards of engineering, using adequate software tools in order to deliver better products and work in a team environment with process colleagues and others disciplines involved in the project. 2. Performing process studies and design development parameters, analyze project specifications, work scoping and performing design simulations

(using simulators software) to select the best solution from several alternatives, analysis of equipment operation and recommending solutions

(assess and determine process studies) in order to achieve the best process optimization in the lowest cost. 3. Establishing guidelines to be followed during developing of projects (Design Basis and Process Mechanical Design Criteria). Following appropriate international and local regulations, norms, codes, and standards of engineering. 4. Supports the Sales Team, providing design and technical expertise to ensure accurate quotations, control expenditures within limitations of project budget.

5. I can implement new, modified, revamp or upgrade process equipment from new conceptual technology using appropriate process optimization simulation analysis. Including process equipment costs estimates. 6. Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design problems. 7. Acts as liaison between management, quality, and the customer to review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and related specifications.

8. Learning and practicing new technologies. Maintaining update knowledge of technology trends. 9. Coordinating with sales department on preparation and presentation of proposals, attending client meetings and market opportunities related to process area.

10. Analyze project specifications and inquiry requirements; develop design parameters and guidelines accordingly. B. Specific qualifications:

11. Planning and schedule work flow, including coordination of proposal/projects and deliver all the documents, calculations and drawings relates to the project.

12. Interfacing with Client, Vendors, and ensure all the interfaces to partners are clearly defined and correctly engineered (Piping, Drafting, Mechanical, and Instrument & Control groups).

13. Preparing, developing and deliver FEED, eBEP, IFI, IFA, IFHazop, released for Engineering, Approved for Design, IFC, and As-Built issues.

14. Using common sense and criteria (reviewing project information) to apply international and local regulations, norms, codes and standards of engineering as ISA, API, ANSI, ASME, ASTM, NFPA, EPA, AWS, FM, OSHA and UL. 15. Preparing engineering calculations as required. Solving in-depth queries in a methodical manner independently and with internal and external co- workers to find appropriate solution.

16. Performing, Preparing/Editing Process drawings and documents including: Developing Design Basis (project premises), UFDs, BFDs, PFDs, P&IDs, performing H&MB, Mechanical Line List (including piping information), Simulations Scenarios, Equipment / instrument Data Sheets, Process Equipment Sizing (Design), Equipment Specifications, PSV sizing (scenarios), Interface Table, Hydraulic Calculations (Line Sizing and pumps), Control Valves, Heat Transfer Calculations, using appropriate software and 3-D Model Review. Also doing Technical Evaluations Tables of New/Modified Equipment. 17. Relief Valve Contingency Scenarios Analysis & Sizing. Performing flare system sizing using adequate software. 18. Assist/support to plant management: In the selection of proper components, engineered materials, and wear parts for maximum effectiveness and minimal cost. Also, to assist/support to operation, production, control and maintenance, in construction in order to improve and/or increase yields or to determine degree of control over variables such as (P, T, den, sp. gr, flow rate, etc). Page 3 of 4

19. Analyze operating procedures, for equipment and machinery function to reduce processing time, and energy costs. 20. Propose changes in process (propose new process schemes) and equipment required by changes in product specifications and productivity requirements.

21. Attending contractors, coordinating activities and reviewing technical information from/with them. Management engineering change log during all cycle life of the project in order do not increase the budget and to know what is the evolution of the project. 22. Participating in safety evaluation/studies and risk analysis/review HAZOP/PHA sessions. Also, assisting in Safety Integrity Level (SIL) assessments using the Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) methodology, and assist to HSE as needed. 23. Supplying process information to other Disciplines as: Piping, Civil, Instruments, maintenance, mechanical, electrical, stress, construction inquiries, technology, control, mechanical area, utilities, etc., in different phases of a capital / EPC projects. Professional Experience

1) The Right Choice – Assigned in Hi Rel Connectors Inc. (Aeronautical) – USA June 2017 – Nov. 2017 Claremont, California

Position: QC Inspector

Ensuring that products and processes conform to applicable drawings, technical specifications, regulations, and Hirel requirements. Using measurement devices as: Microscope, X-Ray Strata, Optical Comparative machine, vernier-caliper, micrometer and PC-Software. a) Inspecting and testing aeronautical part (connectors) for various materials. b) Executing plating thickness, general measurements showing on the drawings. c) Reviewing measurements using adequate measuring instruments. d) Processing information into the Askhim software. e) Following procedures implemented by Quality System. f) Knowledge inspecting aerospace parts with special processes as: passivation, anodizing, heat-treating, radiography, etc. g) Preparing non-conformance reports.

h) Evaluating according testing for Accepting/rejecting aeronautical pieces. 2) Snelling – Assigned in Calico Brands, LLC (Manufacturer) – USA Oct 2016 – June 2017 Ontario, California

Position: Operations Generalist

a) Hands on/assisting in packaging-production area (general activities). b) Supporting inspection, audits, assess and sample all facility activities to ensuring safe work practices for compliance as required. c) Supporting, investigating accidents and near misses to determinate root cause and provide corrective action that eliminates repeat occurrences. d) Supporting writing, reviewing, updating and implementing Environmental, Health and Safety programs, procedures, reports and training as required. e) Supporting planning, organizing and identifying areas of continuous improvement and implement solutions in order to improve productive processes. f) Applying Lean-Manufacturing principles for continuous improvement and elimination of waste and reduction of lead-time. g) Supporting updating and maintaining site hazard material inventory. h) Giving non-conformity tracking.

3) ABENGOA – Abeinsa Eng. – USA June 2015 – Nov 2015 Chesterfield, Missouri

Position: Sr. Process Engineer

For: BioRefinery – Gas Synthesis - Renewable

a) Fulcrum project – Biofuels –Fisher Tropsch Technology/ TRI Technology (FEL Front-end loading). 4) TECHNIP – USA Nov 2008- Feb 2015

Claremont, California

Position: Principal Process Engineer

Projects for: Petrochemical Ethylene-Polypropylene polymers (Olefins) area a) Dow Chemical / Saudi Aramco: (LHC-9; Separation-Furnace Area, LA-3, Ras Tanura Integrated Project; Freeport, Tx, Plaquemine La, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia), b) Braskem IDESA- SAPI; Separation-Furnace area, Etileno XXI Project: Furnace area (Coatzacoalcos, Ver – Mex) and c) Nova project; Furnace area (Corunna Ontario, Canada).

5) Samsung Eng. LTD, KBR-MEC, IdeAS, Bufete Industrial, CPI, IIISA, ICA-Fluor Aug1987- Oct 2008 Mexico, DF

Position: Process Engineer (various positions)

Projects for: Oil & Gas (upstream E&P and downstream Refining) for: a) Pemex projects: Pemex Refining, b) Samaria II, Battery Separation – EPC project Fire Protectio; Developing Basic and Detail Engineering and 3-D model for SINAN A/B/C/D Marine Platforms, New Effluent Oil Plant in TMDB b) Shell and JGC: Pearl GTL Project (assigned in London England), Ras Laffan Qatar, c) Exxon Chemical: Polypropylene Plant, Illinois-USA, and d) Du Pont: Charge Station New Plant, e) Federal Electricity Commission

(CFE), EPC Fire Protection System, and Dow Quimica Mexicana, Fire Protection System, Tlaxcala, Mex. Some Outstanding Work Experience

Years Client Project Name Project Location Facility Scope of Project Role Jun 2015 to Nov




Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels


Tahoe-Reno Industrial

Center (TRIC)

McCarran, Nevada.

Bio-refinery Basic Engineering Design data


Process Engineer


Mar. 2014 to

Feb. 2015



Nova Chemicals

Equate Ethylene Project/

Corunna Phase 2


Al-Shualba, State of

Kuwait/ Corunna ON,


New Furnace #10 at

Ethylene Unit (EU)/

Combustion System


Revamp-expansion Furnace#10/

Expansion (Eng. Design phase)

Principal Process


Oct 2012 to Jun


Dow Chemical

Co; Petrochem

LHC-9 (Light-

Hydrocarbon unit)

Oyster Creek site,

Freeport, Tx.



(PDH) unit & Furnace


BEDD package, eBEP and Furnace

Detail Engineering

Principal Process


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Apr 2011 to Aug





Etileno XXI Project Coatzacoalcos

Veracruz, Mexico

Polypropylene –



BEDD package (Separation

Area)/Detail Eng. Furnace area

Principal Process


Nov 2008 to Apr


Dow Chemical Co

& Saudi Aramco

Ras Tanura Integrated

Project-RTIP project -

Gas Cracker Unit (SCU-1,

2 & Common)

Ras Tanura, Kingdom

of Saudi Arabia.

Persian Gulf

Refining and


(Ethylene, propylene,

benzene, toluene,

chlorine, FFC,


FEED, eBEP, Detail Engineering Sr Process Engineer Mar 2008 to Oct


Pemex Refining Three Refineries

Reconfiguration &


Tula-Hgo, Salamanca-

Gto and Cd Madero,

Tamps. Mex.

Pemex Refinery Proposal development integration

including auxiliaries services

Sr Process Engineer

2007 – 2007

Pemex Refining Sweetening of Gas sour



Altamira, Tamps-Mex. Altamira, Refinery


Front End Engineering Loading –

proposal (By Samsung Engineering


Sr Process Engineer

Training in South


2006 – 2007

Shell and JGC


Pearl GTL project Ras Laffan, Qatar Gas to Liquid

Petrochemical plant

EPCM – Detail Engineering for

utilities: raw, demineralized, potable,

service, cooling & boiler feed water &

condensate system (By KBR-MEC)

Principal Technical


(Assigned in

London, England)

2006 - 2006


Exploration &


Water Desalination plant

installation and start up

Gulf of Mexico (Akal-

Charlie offshore


Pemex Exploration


Commissioning, Installation, start up

and operation

Lead Process


2005 - 2006 Pemex Refinery Samaria II – Separation Battery Optimization

VHSA, Tabasco.




EPC Project and Firefighting System Lead Process


2001 - 2005


Exploration &


Sinan A/B/C & D


Gulf of Mexico (On site


Pemex Exploration


Freehand uprisings field, gathering of

field data, 3D-Model, Basic & detail






1999 – 2001 Exxon Chemical Polypropylene plant Illinois, USA Petrochemical Plant Detail Engineering Develop and 3D- modeling

Lead Process


1998 – 1999


Exploration &


New Effluent Oil Plant Paraiso, Tab. Mexico Water Treatment Effluents plant


Freehand uprisings field, gathering of

field data, procurement & Eng.

Lead Process


1997 – 1998


Exploration &


ABK-Pol-A-Chuc-1 As

Built Issue

Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Pemex Exploration


P&IDs Developing and 3D-Modeling Lead Process


1996 - 1997

Pemex Refinery Detail Engineering; Cd

Madero, Tamps.

Ciudad Madero,


Cd. Madero


Isomerization Unit

Detail engineering C4/C5/C6

Isomerization Unit

Process Engineer


1995 - 1996 Du Pont Charge Station New Plant Altamira, Tamaulipas. Mexico

Chemical Analysis and selection new

equipment. Engineering

Process Engineer


1994 - 1995

Resistol Industries

Group (GIRSA)

New Pilot Plant Matamoros,

Tamaulipas. Mexico

Chemical Analysis and selection new

equipment. Procurement &


Process Engineer


1993 – 1994

Pemex Refinery Preliminary and detail


Minatitlan, Ver., Cd.

Madero Tamps, Salina

Cruz, Oax. & Tula, Hgo.

Pemex Refinery;


Naphtha Reformer &

Alkylation Units

Detail engineering C5/C6 -

Isomerization & Alkylation Unit

Process Engineer


1992 - 1993 Federal Electricity

Commission (CFE)

EPC - Nuclear-Electric


Laguna Verde

Veracruz. Mexico

Power Plant EPC Fire Protection System

(Sprinklers and Pumping System)

Process / Fire Design


1990- 1991

Pemex Exploration

& Production

Acrylonitrile and

Polypropylene plant

Pajaritos, Veracruz.


Petrochemical Freehand uprisings field, collecting data on site, and Engineering

Process Engineer


1989 – 1990 Fertimex Cooling Tower Parathion



Guanajuato. Mexico

Manufacturing Plant Gathering of field data, Engineering & Equipment Procurement

Process Engineer

1988 – 1989 Sanfer


Antibiotic Beta-Lactams


Lerma, Edo. De Mexico.


Pharmaceutical Gathering of field data, Engineering & Equipment Procurement

Process Engineer

1987 – 1988 Aluminum and


Aluminum and Converted


Apodaca, Nvo. Leon.


Manufactory Plant Detail Engineering and procurement Process Engineer 1987 – 1988

Dow Quimica

Mexicana, SA de


Fire Protection System Industrial Park

“Xicotencatl”, Tlaxcala

Petrochemical Detail Engineering Development,

Support to commissioning and start

up Fire Protection System

Process / Fire Design



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