Stephen M. Murphy
I have most recently held a senior mechanical engineer position for an oil and gas company specializing in subsea blow out preventers
Held engineering supervisory position in manufacturing environments for 24 years
Sixteen years experience for a manufacturer of natural gas products
Self-starter with strong written and verbal communication skills
Masters of Business Administration with Emphasis in Project Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, DeVry University, Houston, Texas; 2009
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University,
Lubbock, Texas; 1992
American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1992 to the present
Industrial Standards Committee Membership: ANSI B109
Senior Mechanical Engineer – 08/2009 to 01/2016
National Oilwell Varco. Houston, TX
Designed special blow out preventer for a “capping stack” following the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in May, 2010.
Project Engineer overseeing designs for new versions of blow out preventers including a line just for jack ups.
Project Engineer overseeing designs for several versions of blow out preventer doors including a line of tool joint shear doors.
Main duties were handling engineering manufacturing issues at West Little York and Bammel facilities using Root Cause Analysis.
Project Manager – 04/2008 to 06/2009
Exterran, Inc. Houston, TX
Manage as many as 25 projects simultaneously during various stages of design, manufacturing, shipping, and startup.
Coordinate between various groups to answer technical issues during the entire project from design to aftermarket (cradle-to-grave) issues.
Create and maintain financial budget for each project.
Monitor risk assessment issues throughout the project.
Engineering Manager 05/2006 to 03/2008: Dresser Roots Meters & Instruments, Dresser, Inc. Houston, TX
Manage the technical support and development services of the mechanical and electrical products for the division. Supervise 16 direct reports, 2 to 4 contract reports
Manage the manufacturing engineering efforts to support daily production
Manage documentation personnel and draftsman for Engineering Change Notices
Manage laboratory technicians and laboratory testing for both sustaining engineering and new product development
Coordinate engineering efforts between new product development and sustaining engineering
Analyze Customer Complaints and Non-Conformance Reports for reoccurring issues and apply corrective actions
Plan all budgets, schedules, and resources for sustaining engineering
Project Engineer, New Product Development 1992 – 05/2006: Dresser Roots Meters & Instruments, Dresser, Inc. Houston, TX
Project Manager for the development of the 11M High Pressure Cartridge Meter – This is the last of the high-pressure cartridge meter line with a replaceable measuring chamber that will pass 11,000-acfh at a maximum pressure of 1,480-psi similar to the 5M/7M versions. Designed the steel casting meter housing in accordance with the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. Designed measuring chamber to use as many existing parts as possible to reduce cost.
IT Administrator of the Intralink and Pro/E CAD systems and Product View drawing software system – Manage, upgrade, and back up the Engineering server; coordinate with MIS on network issues involving the CAD files; upgrade, implement and trained staff in the latest versions of the software.
Project Manager for the development 5M/7M High Pressure Cartridge Meter – Rotary meters that can pass either 5,000-acfh or 7,000-acfh at a maximum pressure of 1,480-psi similar to the 1M/3M versions. Redesigned the original design to resolve measuring chamber failures. Designed and manufactured modified prototype impellers that generated a patent application; designed and built all assembly fixtures; created all assembly manuals for internal use and for customer documents; designed a new tool for cartridge removal and installation. Designed an integral bypass feature as an option that is interchangeable with the standard version.
Project Manager for the analysis and redesign of the injected molded plastic electronic instrument housing – Designed the housing to withstand NEMA requirements and specifications. Investigated, tested, and selected an adhesive for the window that was strong and easy to assemble; analyzed and redesigned the bracket attachments for strength, ease of assembly.
Project Manager for the HTB Meter Line, a new type of high temperature body cartridge meter for the German market - Achieved the project goal of using parts from the main line of meters to reduce cost. Designed cast iron meter housings in accordance with the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. Coordinated with other engineers in the design and manufacture of the meters; created the assembly manuals and Marketing literature.
Project Manager for the Series 3 Instrument Drive – Designed the original instrument drive version, including a new injection molded plastic gear train that resolved a previous design’s failures. Created the assembly manual and led workshops for Assembly personnel on shop procedures in addition to creating customer documentation.
Project Manager for 1M/3M High Pressure Cartridge Meter – This is the first of the high pressure cartridge meter line with a replaceable measuring chamber that will pass 1,000-acfh or 3,000-acfh at a maximum pressure of 1,480-psi. Redesigned the original concept to incorporate stronger impellers; redesigned the cartridge to improve the removal and reinstallation process; created all assembly manuals for internal use and customer documents. Designed the steel casting meter housing in accordance with the Boiler & Pressure Vessel Code. Designed an integral bypass feature as an option that is interchangeable with the standard version. Monitored production for a one year period to identify and correct all assembly issues; visited installation sites for customer feedback.
Lean/Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement Projects – Designed a new injection molded plastic drive gear to reduce the purchase price by 85%; redesigned a gear clamp stamping to reduce the purchase price by 52%; replaced brass gears with nylon gears to reduce the purchase price by 72%. Investigated over 25 different oils to determine which oil would perform the best and cost the least, resulting in a 85% cost reduction from the current oil.
United States Air Force 1982 – 1986: Aircraft Mechanic, Fighters.