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Engineer Mechanical

Simpsonville, SC
March 05, 2018

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Derek Smith

* ********* ***, ************, ** ***80 678-***-****


High Performance Mechanical Engineer with a Manufacturing, Design, Fossil and Nuclear Power background. Well rounded engineering background includes-process improvement, project engineering, quality assurance, maintenance, PMP-project management professional training with a Lean Six-Sigma Greenbelt certification. Well organized, strategic thinker, great execution skills, strong people skills, and solid business acumen.


Augusta State University - Augusta, Georgia Master of Business Administration May 2013

The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, Alabama Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering August 2007


Jacobs Engineering Greenville, SC

Design Engineer October 2016 – Present

Design piping systems for industrial retrofit upgrades and new plant construction

Model and produce isometric pipe layout from P&IDs for field construction documents using several types of CAD software

AstenJohnson Clinton, SC

Process Improvement Engineer September 2013 – September 2016

Completed Greenbelt certification project that permanently reduced process waste and saved $250k annually

Finalized a new plant process that decreased a bottleneck, saved $200k annually, and eliminated several safety hazards

Designed a predictability tool used for proactive determination of waste generation which saved $100k annually

Managed USC Engineering students to design a new tool that relieved a plant bottleneck

Trialed new methods of improving quality and shortening set-up times in a growing sector of the business. This improved sales and provided years of sustained growth for entire division

Southern Company – Vogtle Electric Generating Plant Augusta, GA

Senior Project Engineer January 2013 – September 2013

Coordinated the start-up of the Compliance Monitoring Program to track construction milestone issues and resolutions to satisfy the oversight requirements set by the U.S. Government regulatory agency. This required leading a team of 20 indirect reports in support of proper implementation of the program

Managed yearly departmental budget of $500k that included: training, travel, industry dues, office equipment, and five years of projections

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer July 2010 – January 2013

Verified through audits achievement of acceptable quality through guidance from the Code of Federal Regulations and NQA-1-1994. QA Audits kept the construction project free of major quality issues and minimized minor items; also it allowed the opportunity to verify that contractors were complying with the codes and standards requirement in the construction contract

Ensured compliance to standards using procedures, drawings, documentation, and regulatory guidance

Planned and performed internal/external audits and corrective action implementation

Evaluated supplier response to audit findings to determine acceptability of corrective actions taken

Maintenance Engineer August 2007 – July 2010

Supervised day to day maintenance activities of all mechanical equipment such as piping, pumps, motors, hand valves, AOVs, and MOVs

Led a multi-discipline team of engineers to design and install a new mechanical security system for the plant that met all codes, technical specifications, and foreign material exclusion requirements

Managed hardware maintenance/installation, system modifications, performance testing, and scaffold construction on plant systems from concept through completion while utilizing various non-destructive examination (NDE) equipment

Analyzed lifting and rigging plans, scaffolds, and structures for integrity and reliability

Qualified and instructed new employees on plant processes, procedures, and engineering fundamentals

Analyzed, troubleshot, and monitored plant components for abnormal operating conditions. When an issue was identified, my team developed a work scope to schedule and complete the repairs

Served as chairman of the Operations and Maintenance Safety Committee and made presentations about new safety practices and equipment as well as helped to develop a new plant safety manual

Derek Smith

4 Pinehaven Way, Simpsonville, SC 29680 678-***-****

Southern Company – Barry Electric Generating Plant Mobile, AL

Engineering Co-op August 2003 – August 2007

Administered the planning, implementation, and completion of capital projects ranging in scope from $300k to $2m

Coordinated contract and union labor to complete scopes of work on operation, maintenance, and installation of plant components such as motors, pumps, valves, and instrumentation

Performed vibration data collection and analysis on pumps and motors to monitor the health of plant equipment and make recommendations on repair plans

Created and developed AutoCAD drawings for plant systems, projects, and for use in bid packages


Lean Six-Sigma Greenbelt, ASME NQA-1 Lead Auditor, Master Rigger, and Scaffold Inspector

Proficient in: Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Minitab, AutoCAD, SmartPlant, Piping Designer, ProE, & SmartPlant 3D

Experience in: Root Cause Determination and Project Management Professional (PMP), ISO 9001 Quality Standards

Working knowledge of the Spanish language


Greenville Ultimate LLC, Leadership Team, Sep 2013 – Sep 2015

North American Young Generation in Nuclear (NAYGN), President of Vogtle 3&4 Chapter, Jan 2011 – Sep 2013

Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity volunteer, June 2009 - Present

Toastmasters International, Sergeant at Arms, Jan 2018 - Present

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