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Engineer Chemical Engineering

Location:
Moneta, Virginia, 24121, United States
Salary:
70000
Posted:
May 21, 2018

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JAMES S. ESTES III

OBJECTIVE

I plan to use 26+ years of managerial and engineering experience to be a respected, relied upon employee within your organization.

SKILLS & ABILITIES

Employee Motivation and Performance Management

Process optimization and control

Strong SOP/Technical Writer

Analytical problem solving using lean six-sigma principles.

Employee training

Trained in hazardous energy, hot work, and confined space controls

Process Automation

Process Troubleshooting

Microsoft Office

Integrity, credibility, flexibility, hardworking.

EXPERIENCE

SENIOR OPTIMIZATION ENGINEER, MILLER COORS

2014 –2016

As optimization engineer, responsible for waste reduction and quality improvement projects in Brewing, Fermentation, and Packaging Processes. Using DMAIC and A3 techniques, provided these key contributions over a 2 year period.

Reduced package rejects by 40% by optimization of can filler startup sequence. Improved microbiological compliance by 10% on can fillers. Reduced product loss in brewing by 4% ($2.4 million/year savings). Reduced beverage dissolved oxygen levels by 25%. Reduced Microbial Contamination rate by 35%.

OPERATIONS MANAGER, MERCK AND CO., INC

February 2011 – February 2014

As an operations manager, was responsible for managing production operators, shift maintenance, and providing technical support in Fermentation, Organic Synthesis, Extraction, and bulk packaging operations. By fostering a high level of employee engagement, and using root cause analysis, our team achieved the following results over a 3 year period.

0 injuries 50% reduction in Environmental releases 60% reduction in quality defects 20% reduction in overtime 80% improvement in right the first time (rft) performance Cost performance significantly favorable to budget.

PROCESS ENGINEER, MERCK AND CO., INC

May 2006 – February 2011

Member of technical support team responsible for Caspofungin and Lovastatin Manufacturing.

Notable accomplishments were

50% reduction in production cycle time for Caspofungin, with only $1.5 million increase in capitol Optimization of Caspofungin operations resulting in a 60% decrease in manufacturing cost.

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR, MERCK AND CO., INC

May 2001 – May 2006

Responsible for managing shift of 8 operators and 2 mechanics in the production of Caspofungin, Lovastatin, and Avermectin. Responsible for employee training, automation system support, process optimization, audit resolution, equipment/manpower coordination, and spending budget. Member of the Caspofungin Startup Team.

PROCESS AUTOMATION ENGINEER, MERCK AND CO., INC

February 1997 – May 2001

Implemented distributed control systems for Crixivan, Primaxin, Avermectin, Lovastatin, and Solvent Recovery Processes. Provided software solutions to meet financial, environmental, safety, and FDA objectives.

CONTROL SYSTEM ENGINEER, CONTROL DYNAMICS, INC

1995 - 1997

Responsible for providing process automation solutions for customers in the chemical processing industry. Design, programming, and commissioning to meet customer requirements for reactors, distillations, extraction, crystallization, and drying operations.

ASSOCIATE ENGINEER, MERCK AND CO., INC

1991-1995

Responsible for process engineering support for Cefoxitin, Lovastatin, and Avermectin processes.

SHIFT SUPERVISOR, MERCK AND CO., INC

1989 – 1991

Responsible for supervising a shift of 6 employees in the manufacture of Cefoxitin and Lovastatin Products.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, BS CHEMICAL ENGINEERING 1985-1989

3.73 GPA

AICHE and Dow Chemical Outstanding Third year student.

COMMUNICATION

Take pride in effective written and oral communications.

LEADERSHIP

Approach to leadership is to lead by example. I love to lead teams when the going gets tough!

REFERENCES

DAVID KING, AUTOMATION SYSTEMS ENGINEER, MILLER COORS

IAN WALLACE, RELIABILITY ENGINEER, MERCK AND CO.

ERIN JOHNSON, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MERCK AND CO.

GEORGE QUICK, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MERCK AND CO.

CONTACT INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL REFERENCES WILL BE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST.



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