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Control Room Operator, Process Manager

Antioch, California, United States
November 07, 2018

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Eric Pliler

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Antioch, CA *****




Dedicated, highly motivated team leader with 20+ years of experience. Excellent troubleshooter and result oriented professional, seeking challenging opportunities in manufacturing/production environment.


2014 - 2016 Kraft / Heinz, San Leandro, Ca.

MRG ( Mixing, Roasting and Grinding ) Premium Coffee

Position: Control Room Operator

2011 – 2012 Longview Fibre Paper and Packaging, Oakland, Ca.

Flexographic Printing

Position: Assistant Operator

2004 – 2008 Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co; Martinez, CA.

Golden Eagle Refinery

Position: Crude Unit Operator

2003 – 2004 USS/Posco Corp; Pittsburg, CA.

Electronic tinning line –

Position: Machine Operator

1995 – 2002 Inland Paperboard / Gaylord Container, Antioch, CA

Secondary Fiber/Power & Utilities –

Position: Process Manager

Manage operations involving 15 employees in secondary fiber (OCC) mill and

power & utilities. Ensure employee safety, and efficient plant operation by

addressing both safety and production issues through daily crew meetings.

Maintain communication with internal customers concerning quality and operation issues.

Manage effluent system to ensure compliance with state and local water permits.

Manage gas & steam turbines, power boiler and Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) process.

Increased secondary fiber production (15 TPD) with an innovative process improvement.

Achieved 20% chemical cost reduction by monitoring and optimizing process.

1994 - 1994Gaylord Container Corp., Antioch, CA

Secondary Fiber –

Position: Assistant Crew Leader

Responsibilities included:

Isolated and locked-out department process equipment.

Operated Measurex control system (DCS).

Troubleshot process upsets and maintenance issues.

Qualified for startup and shutdown of all processes.

Qualified as shift relief for crew leader and process manager.

Gaylord Container Corp.-Antioch, CA

Flexographic Printer –

Position: Assistant Operator

Produced flexographic or dye-cut printed corrugated containers.

1986 - 1991LP/Fiberboard Corp., Antioch, CA

Kamyr Digester-

Position: Assistant Operator (1988-1991)

Isolated and locked-out department process equipment.

Troubleshot process upsets and maintenance issues.

Monitored process quality by sampling and testing essential process variables. Testing included: Kappa (% Lignin in solution following cooking), Conductivity, White Liquor titration test and brightness.

Jute Mill - Operator (1986-1988)

Operated a 200 TPD recycle pulp mill, involving pulping, cleaning, screening and thickening processes.


1980 – 1985 US Navy, Whidbey Island Naval Air Station, Oak Harbor, WA.

Aviation Mechanical Technician (AMS 3)

Aviation structural and hydraulic troubleshooter.

Trained in Aircraft hydraulic system and flight controls.


Fundamentals of Management training

Quality In Progress Seminar

Behavior Based Safety training (STOP)

Gas Turbine, (HRSG) Boiler /Generator Operations training

Crane/rigging Training

Fork Lift/heavy equipment operation certification


Confined Space Entry/Lockout/Tagout training

Aircraft Hydraulic system training

Bailey 90 control system (DCS) and Process Control training

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