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Service Operator

Baton Rouge, LA
September 07, 2018

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Derrick J. Houston

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Baton Rouge La. 70808


Profile: A industrial service team leader/supervisor with a wide range of experience in the industrial industry. Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. Proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivation teams to achieve their objectives. Excellent communication and problem solving skills. Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards.


UOP a Honeywell company

Board Operator

8/2012 – 6/2018

Strictly follow health and safety procedures and protocols

Regular review of the production schedule

Routine operation of equipment including inspect, cleaning, and maintenance in accordance with operational instructions

Documentation of routine manufacturing processes

Reporting of data to senior colleagues

Close adherence to internal SOPs and external

Quick and effective diagnosis of routine problems in process

Good troubleshooting and problem solving skills

Awareness of when to involve senior staff in more complex problems

Monitoring any variables within the process and making adjustments when required

Familiar with operating multiple units on a DCS system

Familiar working with Microsoft Word

Measuring and weighing materials

Mixing chemical reagents

Start up or shut down of machinery

Reporting when maintenance or repairs are necessary

Pumps (sludge or liquid), Exhausters, Blowers, Heat Exchangers, Filters, Furnace, Mills, Calciners, and numerous other plant operating equipment

Able to fully understand and read trend tracking charts

ORMET (Hydrate Control)

Field Operator

7/2011- 8/2012

•Tends equipment that pumps aluminum hydrate from secondary thickeners through wash tanks to storage tanks

•Turns valves to regulate amount of hydrate flowing into thickeners and washing tanks to maintain specified density of hydrate.

•Adjusts valves and pumps to transfer hydrate from secondary thickeners through wash tanks into seed storage

•Test sample of hydrate to determine its density, using hydrometer

•Lubricates valves and adjusts packing glands to prevent leaks

•Keeps operating log

Phillip Service, LLC (PSC)

Hydro blasting/Vacuum Team Leader/Supervisor

8/2002- 7/2011

•Supervise project jobs & turnarounds

•Reads work orders and ensures all required equipment is available and operational prior to starting the job

•Inspects equipment and general work area prior to starting job; corrects deficiencies that may cause accidents, injuries or harm

•Informs client as required regarding job status and client requirements

•Train technicians and operators on properly handling safety equipment and its use

•Schedule jobs & crews when needed

•Operates all necessary equipment in service line(hydroblasting, vacuum & tank cleaning) in accordance with operation training and safety procedures

•Operates Line Mole by varying pipe sizes

•Operates Lance & 10K, 20K & 40K Pumps

•Operates Liquid & Air Mover vacuum trucks

•Certification in JLG & Scissor man lifts

•Operates of Bobcat & Forklifts

•Completes all appropriate paperwork including service reports, and submits information to designated management


Jumoville Vocational, New Rhodes, La



Class A CDL license


Basic Plus Safety Council Reciprocal Card

SCBA Fit Test Training


•Able to control operations of systems & equipment

•Ability to determine the kind of tools and equipment required for job

•Able to determine the causes of operating errors

•Ability to solve problems

•Able to manage inspections of equipment, processes and services to weight up quality or performance

•Excellent communication & writing skills

•Proficient with computer literate such as Microsoft Word, Power Point & Internet

•Responsible for other duties as assigned

•Ability to conform to work hours

References Upon Request

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