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Engineer Project Manager

Ludlow, MA
March 11, 2018

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Multi-disciplined Project/Facilities Engineer at Biotech, Pharmaceutical, and Specialty Chemical production facilities. Experienced and passionate in process improvement, project management, construction supervision, equipment maintenance, and facility expansion.


Well rounded capabilities resulting from proficiency in the following engineering areas and disciplines:

Project Plant Utilities Manufacturing Safety

Process Facilities Maintenance Chemical Environmental


Northeastern University

Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering

Corporate Sponsored Training Record

Technical / Managerial / Project Management / Safety / Quality training record is available on request.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Bioresearch Center Worcester, MA Jan 2015-Dec2016 Project Director (Contingency Employee, via the Fountain Group)

Facilities & R&D Laboratories Project Engineering; estimating-justifying-scoping-designing-procurement-construction/installation. - Technical support (facility and equipment) for R&D laboratory operations personnel. - Equipment layout - Extensive use of Microsoft Project Manager

Main Building:

- Audio-Visual system for the Administration's primary conference room

- Additional cooling (in-row-coolers) and power to Information Systems Server Room

- Relocation of a large (16 foot) Biosafety cabinet, for utilization of a FacsAria Flow Cytometer

- Relocation of the NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance) Laboratory (2 magnets: Agilent, Oxford) to 5-Biotech

5-Biotech Building (UMass Medical School):

- 50 bar liquid CO2 cylinder auto-change system and piping to new Supercritical Fluid Chromatography system

- Evaluation of extensive change-out of fume-hoods, including 18 footers.

- NMR Suite: Air dryer, nitrogen dewer station, argon and helium cylinder stations. UPS power.

- Combined 2 CO2 cylinder stations for building wide supply from the CO2 liquid Dewer station - Replacement of 100 CFM building Air Compressor, Refrigerated Dryer, with added wet and dry receivers. - Calico (Abbvie/Google joint venture) Suites: Mammalian Cell Culture, Neuronal Cell Culture, Lentiviral, maxi-prep, main lab.

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INEOS Melamines LLC Springfield, MA Jan 2011-Sept 2013

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Production Engineering support for manufacture of Melamine Resins for automotive paints and tires.

Process Safety, Environmental, and Process Improvements for hazardous raw materials and solvent

recovery operations; inclusive of 56% Formalin, Methanol, Butanol, sodium hydroxide, and nitric acid.

New product process development for new Paper Industry product line.

oNovel closed reactor Formic Acid charging system. Vacuum charging from specially designed totes, with built in connections for zero discharge hoses.

oMajor piping modifications under the reactor, to truck loading station.

Pressure and vacuum relief upgrades for safer operation of 80,000 gallon 56% Formalin tank.

Revision of Nitric Acid venting system, to eliminate personnel exposure.

Zajac LLC Tewksbury, MA Jan-May 2010

Project Manager

Design, construction, installation, and start-up of Hot Water Utility Skid for High Temperature / Short Time (HTST) Pasteurization Process for a yogurt manufacturer in New Hampshire.

SPEC Process Engineering & Construction Burlington, MA Jan-May 2008

Senior Process Engineer

Design / build engineering company concentrating on chemical, pharmaceutical, & alternative energy facilities.

Generated as-built Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and sized pressure relief devices for OSHA Process Safety Management (PSM) requirements for Waters Corporation of Taunton, MA.

Process Development for raw materials handling for an expansion at Velcro Corporation.

PCI Synthesis Newburyport, MA Dec 2005 – Dec 2007

Capital Project Engineer

An FDA-inspected Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) for cGMP / Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients.

Installed a 430 ton Evaporative Condensor for 20% propylene glycol plant cooling utility, as an

emergency replacement of a failed unit.

Designed & installed a hazardous waste storage system for drainage from liquid ring vacuum pumps, significantly reducing potential for personnel exposure and environmental incident.

Established PM programs for process equipment & plant utilities, and planning of weeklong shutdown.

Extensive HVAC and Environmental improvements. Separate addendums are available on request.

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Stahl USA Peabody, MA 3/1997 – 11/2005

Senior Project Engineer

Third tier manufacturer of automotive interior coatings and leather finishing chemicals. A unit of the Dutch company Stahl Holdings; which was formerly a division of British corporations Avecia, Zeneca, and Imperial Chemical Industries.

Constructed a temperature & humidity controlled laboratory to acquire automotive market compliance.

Installed fume hoods to improve safety in R&D and Process Chemistry laboratories.

Increased plant capacity with $1.2M installation of 2,000 & 3,450-gallon reactor systems, with pharmaceutical industry design considerations (4 RA internal finish, CIP/SIP, load cells, in-line analysis).

Abated air pollution stream with the installation of a natural gas fired thermal oxidizer.

Designed fire-fighting water / chemical spill containment system to prevent storm drains from contaminating the brook adjacent to the property.

Participated in corporate Safety / Health / Environmental audits in Canada & Brazil.

Received engineering training in The Netherlands, Italy, and Spain.

Triangle Wire & Cable Pawtucket, RI March-November 1996

Process Engineer

Manufacturer of rubber and plastic insulated electrical wiring. Formerly Royal Electric, a division of IT&T. Facility was purchased by Essex Wire & Cable and subsequently closed by American Wire & Cable.

Executed process improvements in Extrusions, Rubber Compounding, and Wire Drawing Departments.

Provided production coverage during 2-month union strike.

Generated process & equipment documentation to acquire ISO registration.

Planned annual maintenance shutdown and provided vacation coverage for maintenance supervisor for 40 technicians.

Hoechst Celanese Corporation Coventry, RI Dec 1986 – November 1995

Area Engineer – Pharmaceutical Production Department - Life Sciences Group (3/1989 - 11/1995)

Bulk Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) processing facility for Trental (Pentoxifylline), Lasix (Furosemide), Diabeta (Glyburide), and Topicort (Desoximetasone). The Life Sciences Group evolved into Sanofi-Aventis; with the Coventry facility sold to Rhodes Technologies / Purdue Pharma.

Executed projects for new product runs, product quality, cost reduction, safety, environmental protection, maintenance, and equipment - facilities upgrades.

Engineering responsibility for troubleshooting and rectifying daily and long term production problems.

Wrote Installation Qualifications for existing equipment for validation of new GMP product trials.

Executed process development and scale-up requirements for Alzheimer’s drugs.

Designed / constructed conversion of 2,600 ft2 facility for drum and tote storage of flammable raw materials and hazardous waste, including a tank truck loading station and spill containment area.

Installed a 13,000-gallon bulk nitrogen storage facility with 200 feet of vacuum insulated liquid delivery piping, which was required for a cryogenic VOC air pollution control system to condense methylene chloride vapors to avoid regulatory plant closure.

Constructed $1.8M warehouse (6 tiers, for 550 pallets), Quality Control Laboratory, and office area.

Supervised maintenance foreman and 4 mechanics / pipe fitters for three years.

Planned annual shutdowns and coordinated maintenance functions for six years.

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Hoechst Celanese Corporation (continued)

Area Engineer – Plant-wide Utilities - Specialty Chemicals Group (12/1986 - 3/1989)

Formerly American Hoechst, the specialty chemicals host site primarily manufactured dyes and pigments. The chemicals division evolved into Celanese Corporation, with the main plant sold to Clariant.

Executed cost improvement and maintenance projects for the plant-wide distribution of steam, city water, river water, and fire protection systems

Supervised repair and internal/external painting of 500,000-gallon fire protection water storage tank.

Engineered 5,000 gallon #6 fuel oil storage facility and dismantled former underground storage tank.

Installed large pipe bridge to the Pharmaceutical department, spanning across plant road & parking area

Produced preliminary design/justification for steam cogeneration facility as well as centralized production and distribution of plant and instrument air (2 centralized facilities to replace 40 department units), gaseous nitrogen (pressure swing adsorption system to replace 4 individual department 6,000 gallon cryogenic liquid tanks), and river water cooling systems.

Monsanto Company Everett, MA Dec 1981 – Dec 1986

Process - Project Engineer

Now Solutia; manufacturer of sulfuric acid, styrene - malaic acid copolymer for paper sizing, plasticizers for auto safety glass, surfactants for detergents and water treatment, and cyanuric acid for pools.

Executed process improvements / material handling projects resulting in $500,000 annual cost reduction.

Budgeted and managed projects totaling over $2 Million capital investment.

Improved product quality of copolymer resin while increasing capacity by 15%.

Prepared scope, economic evaluation, and environmental impact studies for six new plasticizer products.

Designed and erected 450 psig steam main, 6 inches in diameter and 1,000 feet long.

Developed fast track storage facilities for 93% sulfuric acid (24k gal.) and acetic anhydride (10k gal.).

Implemented environmental, safety, industrial hygiene, and energy conservation improvements.

Provided vacation coverage for production supervisor.

Chas T. Main Boston, MA July-December 1981

Process / Environmental Engineer

An Engineering design firm that concentrated on worldwide energy and environmental projects, and has evolved into Parsons Corporation.

Studied water management/reuse data for environmental statement and permitting of coal fired plant.

Conducted literature search and reported on alternative processes to remove selenium from wastewater.

Evaluated feasibility of chemical handling proposals for overseas desalination plant.


Northeastern University: five year work-study program, as part of BS degree.

Engineer in Training - Monsanto Company, (2) 6 month terms Everett, MA

Junior Research Aide - Energy and Environmental Analysis, 3 months Arlington, VA

Junior Research Associate - Albany International Research Corp., (2) 3 month terms Dedham, MA


Fluent in conversational European Portuguese.

Basic understanding of French and Spanish.

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