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Water Treatment Engineer

Miami, Florida, United States
April 26, 2018

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Irene Teresa Garcia Canas


Professional Summary

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineer with industry experience in the biological and physical-chemical treatment of water and wastewater. Knowledge of design small water treatment plants and more specific filtration systems and pumping stations. Knowledge of systems for the drinking water supply and experience with water and soil quality analysis. I have worked in areas as environmental and waste management, with environmental impact assessments, ISO14000 and OSHAS 18000. Some Knowledge of good practices in alternative energies, atmospheric pollution, hydrologic simulation and geographic information systems. Good knowledge working with software as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), AutoCAD, AutoCAD Plant 3D, AutoCAD Map 3D, Epanet 2.0, Prezi 4.6, HEC-HMS, ArcGIS. Efficient management of time and resources, ability to work under pressure and in a team. Facility for decision making and follow-up of instructions. Capacity for fast learning, adaptation and flexibility.

Technical Skills

Planning and Organizational skills.

Excellent computer skills.

Willing to work on long-term and complicated projects.

Excellent problem solving skills and ability to multi-task with a sense for the right priorities.

Ability to work flexible schedules.

Excellent analytical abilities.

Knowledge of safe handling practices for wastewater materials and chemicals as well as OSHA General Industry Safe.


Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering

Experimental National University of Tachira (UNET), San Cristobal, Venezuela (2009-2015).

High School Degree, College “Jose Felix Ribas”, San Cristobal, Venezuela (2005-2009).

Courses and Certifications

- Intensive English. MDC, Doral, USA (2017).

- Hydrologic simulation using the HEC-HMS and HEC-RAS models, (UNET), San Cristobal, Venezuela (2014).

- AUTOCAD 2D & 3D for Engineers Courses (UNET), San Cristobal, Venezuela (2013).

-Excel XP Advanced, (UNET), San Cristobal, Venezuela (2013).

- ISO 9000: 2008, (UNET), San Cristobal, Venezuela (2012).

Professional Experience

Giant Water LLC, Miami, United States of America.

Application Engineer (October 2017 – April 2018). Contract.

Manage planning and design teams for large water/wastewater treatment and distribution system projects in Southwest Florida.

Grow sales in targeted applications within industrial and commercial settings by offering innovative solutions in water treatment and wastewater management.

Assists senior engineers on larger, more complex projects, including task management.

Analyzes product or process based on customer needs.

Provides support and water quality testing of customer water treatment facilities.

Generate and execute sales plans to meet defined territory goals.

Schedule service and sales calls includes daily, weekly and monthly reporting.

Inspect, test, and observe chemical changes in applicable process equipment, utilizing test kits, reference manuals, and knowledge of chemical application.

Methanol from the East, Petrochemical and Industrial Complex “Jose Antonio Anzoategui”, Venezuela.

Environmental Engineer (June 2015 – December 2015).

Supervises technical staff and operates and maintains a water treatment facility in accordance with state and local laws and regulations.

Assists senior engineers on larger, more complex projects, including task management.

Assists with the Administrative and Technical work in the management of the operation and the maintenance of the water treatment plants.

Analyzes product or process issues based on field data and information gathered from operators.

Performs a wide variety of routine assignments which are clearly defined and require the application of standard design engineering techniques, procedures and criteria.

Inspects, handles emergencies and maintains mechanical equipment in water treatment plant.

Provides field investigation and water quality testing of full scale water treatment facilities.

Prepare models, engineering specifications, data sheets, drawings and perform calculations in support of engineering activities.

Follow proper safety procedures at all times while on duty.

Performs related work as directed.

Creation of Comprehensive management plan for hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste for the company Metanol de Oriente, METOR, S.A. October 2015.

National Experimental University of Tachira (UNET), Venezuela.

Environmental Engineer Internships (August 2014 – April 2015).

Improvements of the sewage treatment plant of the community Los Cacaos, Municipality Libertad, Táchira State, Venezuela. (UNET 2015 Dean of Extension Project)

Determination of Temperature, pH, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen and Turbidity in Water Samples.

Determination of Alkalinity and Hardness in Water Samples.

Determination of Iron and Sulfates in Water Samples.

Determination of BOD5 and COD in Water Samples.

Monitors, adjusts and records data, control panel and equipment to ensure proper treatment, pressures and flow rates of the treatment system.

Performs routine troubleshooting on process equipment.

Works independently on in-house and field projects.

Extracts samples and performs routine laboratory testing and analyses.

Independently evaluate the selection and/or modification of standard techniques, procedures, criteria and systems to efficiently meet project goals.

Prepare planning documents, reports, studies and calculations.

Conducts plant and facility tours and oral presentation as required.

Performs other related duties as required.

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