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February 28, 2018

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BLAIR RICHARDSON

**** ****** ***** • Fallon, NV *9406

775-***-**** • ac4ncd@r.postjobfree.com

MECHANICAL ENGINEER ~ PROCESS ENGINEER ~PROJECT MANAGER

Senior engineer with more than 18 years of experience with demonstrated success in managing and executing high level mechanical, maintenance, and product development operations for a multibillion dollar global corporation and top tier clients within Power, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Pulp & Paper, Hydro, Mining, and Waste Water industries. Well-equipped with BSME and Six Sigma Green Belt; as well as expansive background in multiple engineering programs/software, and power generating equipment design, operations, and maintenance.

Goal-driven approach to work order completion, staff leadership/performance/safety, preventative maintenance and continuous process improvement.

Expert performance analyst known for pioneering new quality control techniques, orchestrating turnaround solutions, and delivering highly complex projects on time and within budget.

Reputation for strong work ethic, high energy level, and consistent commitment to corporate safety, quality assurance/control, and success.

Mechanical Design & Field Engineering • Project Management • Machine Design/Redesign

Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint • Product Engineering • Power Generation, Refinery, Oil & Gas

• FAT Management, Configuration, Testing • Drawings & Specifications CAD/AutoCAD

• Reliability • PPM/PdM • Process Improvement • FMEA • Criticality • RCA • PHA • MOC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

EBARA International Corporation / Cryodynamics Division – Sparks, NV •

Process Engineer – Test Stand Manager, (July 2017- present): Brought to EBARA team to lead the test stand process rebuild and to ensure the overall success of the test stand safety, performance, design modifications, compliance, maintenance, and mechanical integrity.

Create project plan and coordinate the efforts of internal resources in order to meet project requirements for design deliverables, quality, budget, and schedule.

Evaluate current processes and make recommendations for continuous improvement, with an emphasis on safety & labor intensive functions to drive resource optimization.

Champion of the PSA, PHA, and MOC processes as well as ensure test stand compliance to all regulatory statutes and regulations relating to NDEP, OSHA, and CAPP.

Review & evaluate test stand configurations & training to ensure that they meet operational, training, and compliance requirements. Develop, mentor, and coach test stand personnel.

SOLVAY CHEMICALS / Soda Ash & Derivatives – Green River, Wyoming •

Reliability Engineer, (July 2016-July 2017): Promoted to lead the rebuild of the Reliability / PPM Department. Evaluation of both the PPM and Lubrication programs and with the target of work class reliability and generate roadmaps to fortify their foundations and strengthening the processes, procedures, and technologies using sound engineering and reliability best practices.

Lead the overhaul of the PPM department by evaluating current processes and systems and making modifications to current systems as well as adding new systems and technologies for better real time evaluation of equipment maintenance needs. Manage & mentor the PPM Analysts to maximize the early detection of equipment failures and failure analysis.

Develop and maintain processes and technologies to extend machine reliability through proper equipment lubrication management and lubrication technology application. Manage & mentor the Lubrication Foreman and crew to ensure talent retention and development.

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SOLVAY CHEMICALS / Soda Ash & Derivatives – Green River, Wyoming •

Maintenance Engineer, (June 2014-July 2016): Support the plants maintenance department to achieve KPI metrics by recommending and implementing improvements in maintenance and planning procedures. Support the planners and foreman through the use of the CMMS to implement tactics to reduce breakdowns, improve scheduled planned maintenance, and meet the projected maintenance budget. Work closely with the planners and foreman to ensure both the execution of the maintenance schedule and the use of proper maintenance procedures and techniques.

In conjunction with sound engineering principles use FEMA, RCA, Lean/Six Sigma, and best available predictive technologies to improve plant wide availability & reliability

Support and assist the PPM department in the overhaul of the condition monitoring and reliability programs as well as assist Engineering with the planning and execution of capital projects

OMEGA HOLDINGS, LLC / Bango Refining – Fallon, Nevada •

Plant Engineer, (February 2013-January 2014): Brought to the Bango Refining team to bolster the sites engineering capabilities. The role consist of working with operations and maintenance groups to optimize both hydro-processing and distillation processes as well as working with management to develop capital improvement projects to include budgeting, justification, and reporting. Other responsibilities include troubleshoot process and equipment issues involving rotating equipment, vacuum systems, heat exchangers, tankage, and instrumentation.

Successfully manage and implement critical plant operations projects, an S02 Heater Scrubber and a Vacuum Recompression Waste Water Unit, to include mechanical, electrical, controls, and site management of installation, implementation, and operations/training.

EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT / ASSET OPTIMIZATION – Machinery Health Management / CSI, Knoxville, Tennessee •

Senior Online Project Engineer, (July 2011-February 2013): Promoted to assist the growth and development of Emerson’s Online Machinery Health Management business. The role consists of designing Online systems to include prescribing solutions for predictive and machinery protection systems, specifying & integrating various system components to meet customer requirements. Provide technical support for proposal generation as well as project support for On-line system projects such as system architecture & cabinet drawings, cabinet assembly & testing, system staging, verification, FAT, & system integration. Guide & support Project Managers concerning internal processes such as site assessments, proposals, procurement, as well as change orders was also required.

Developed, sustained, & instructed the Online System Design Course to assist in training both the world areas & the local business partners for successful site assessment, quoting, & execution of Online Machinery Health Management projects worldwide.

Successfully managed Online projects for power generation, refining, & mining customers.

EMERSON PROCESS MANAGEMENT / APPLIED CONTROL EQUIPMENT – PROCESS SYSTEMS & SOLUTION SERVICES, Centennial, Colorado •

Control System Engineer, (February 2010-July 2011): Hand selected to lead the integration of Emerson’s Machinery Health Management (MHM) systems into the rocky mountain service business through the promotion of Emerson’s CSI product line. My industry experience was also expanded to include control system engineering using Emerson’s DeltaV DCS. On-site services scope involves

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conducting preventative maintenance reports for customers DeltaV to include updating computer hardware/software as well as Delta V hardware/software. Engaged senior management & sales engineers to ensure the successful completion of project goals for strategic customers. Certified installer of Emerson’s MHM hardware/software to include CSI 6500 on-line system.

Support customer activities including sales support, maintenance, configuration, troubleshooting & training using the DeltaV DCS & other Emerson Products such as AMS Device Manager.

Create and design HMI graphics screens using Intellution and VBA code via reading and understanding process and instrumentation diagrams and control system descriptions.

Execute customer FAT for both hardware and software for DeltaV control systems to include IO verification & simulation, loop verification, HMI & GUI verification including faceplates, historical data, process history charts, and alarm & event views.

GE ENERGY, OPTIMIZATION & CONTROLS / BENTLY NEVADA LLC - WESTERN REGION SERVICES, Minden, Nevada •

Lead Engineer, Bently Performance Software (2008-2009): Promoted to serve as the North American engineering expert, facilitating & executing large-scale global projects focused on the engineering & integrating of thermodynamic calculations into GE’s Machinery Management System (MMS). Completed system testing, simulation, & FAT; including verification of the software configuration, GUI configuration, display configuration, & thermodynamic performance calculation. Liaised with project managers and customers to ensure compliance with project scope & timely execution of product delivery.

Application Engineer (2005-2008): Spearhead a top-performing development team in devising configuration reports for high-end software applications. Direct all phases of technical FAT projects with Bently Performance & Decision Support; FAT management, configuration, and testing through documentation & site support. Configured & documented RulePak software, ensuring the detection of major anomalies. Design & configure Bently Performance Templates for steam & gas turbines, compressors, blowers, & generators. Develop & deliver high impact staff training in Bently Performance Template Configuration & Integration. Provide critical support for Machinery Diagnostics, Project Execution, and Systems & Instrumentation field service.

Machinery Diagnostics Engineer (2001-2005): Perform onsite & remote machinery diagnostics of rotating equipment, simple balancing, laser alignment, acceptance testing, data acquisition & analysis for Bently Nevada customers. Analyze & monitor mechanical processes & data, implementing continuous process improvement strategies, facilitate project synergy, and provide comprehensive reports & recommendations to resolve diverse operational issues associated with vibration analysis. Assist in providing Machinery Diagnostics & Data Acquisition technical training for customers & BN personnel.

Project Manager (1999-2001): Plan & execute customer field projects for Rotating Machinery Protection Systems, aggressively meeting project milestones while managing budget & time constraints. Create electrical & mechanical designs utilizing AutoCAD. Oversee all project phases from initial planning through management, delivery, & execution. Coordinate activities of electrical & mechanical sub-contractors maintaining project scope and engineering specifications.

EDUCATION / CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering – University of Nevada

Certified Six Sigma Green Belt



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