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Engineering and Maintenance Manager

Carroll, Iowa, 51401, United States
November 08, 2018

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*** * **** ******, *******, IA **401

H 641-***-**** (Primary)



Focus: Maintenance and Engineering professional with over 20 years of experience looking to transition into a leadership position where my wide range of talents may be used to guide and direct others toward excellence. Prior training in the United States Marine Corps as well as varied exposure to diverse industries and practices, along with adaptability, drive, and a strong work ethic, make me well suited as a leader in any manufacturing environment.

Increasing responsibilities: My increased responsibilities have included authoring SOP and PM documents while providing training as required. RCFA lead for maintenance department “bad actor” program with a focus on swift corrective actions and equipment based continuous improvement initiatives involving capital projects performed during scheduled shutdowns. Performed as department contact for 5S program initiatives and PDM methods and execution, communicating data analysis to upper management during scheduled meetings and making recommendations based on documented information. Provide information research pertaining to capital projects involving cost and effectiveness of equipment (bang for your buck), as well as, communicating findings to engineering and management. Responsible for work order tracking, ensuring that PM and CM issues are completed on time and any failures reported due to service are addressed and corrected.

Specific Knowledge Areas

SME(Subject Matter Expert) Level knowledge on Equipment and applications to include but not limited to;

Machining and Fabrication

MIG, TIG, ARC Welding

Gear, Belt, and Pulley driven Applications

High Speed Mechanical Cutters

Motor Driven Conveyors and Packaging Equipment

Diaphragm Pumps

Positive Displacement Pumps

DCS and DeviceNet applications

Centrifugal Pumps

Peristaltic Pumps

120V, 240V, and 480V Motors

DC Motors, Servos, and Controls

Knowledge of USDA, OSHA, FDA and cGMP practices and methodologies across diverse industries.

Robotic Positioners (ABB)

Automated Pneumatics and Hydraulics

Centrifugation Equipment


HMI Interfaces

Reliance and Allen Bradley Drives

Electrical and Electronic Troubleshooting

PLC Troubleshooting

Micro switches,Photoelectric Sensors, Temperature Controllers

Manual and Automated Diaphragm valves

Jacketed Process Vessels

Ultra Filtration Equipment

CMMS Systems

Allen Bradley PanelView

Professional Experience

Smithfield Foods

Engineering / Maintenance Manager April 2018 to Present

Supervises the activities of all company Maintenance Management Team; develops, interprets and implements policies and procedures; evaluates staff and makes hiring and termination decisions; ensures that staff are trained in complex maintenance activities and are following standard operating procedures.

Control, submit and implement capital projects for process and site improvements.

Lead the development and integration of reliability maintenance strategies and methods throughout the site in order to provide maximum availability of equipment and facilities to manufacturing.

Develop and implement new maintenance management and service technologies to aide in preventive and predictive maintenance methods.

Support, review, assess and counsel engineering project teams regarding all areas of maintenance impact; such as, layout, design for maintainability, component standardization and spare parts/material.

Manage, identify, hire, develop and recognize technical staff; Create and maintain employee and organizational development; as well as HR plans which meet business needs. This includes talent assessment, needs analysis and development. Staff includes supervisors, managers, reliability engineers, maintenance planners, MRO storeroom specialists, calibration and maintenance technicians, engineers and boiler operators.

Apply specialized knowledge in a creative way to a broad range of complex challenges to achieve optimal up-time and reliability.

Manage and report on key metrics used to monitor progress and develop strategic and tactical plans to advance overall performance.

Responsible for policy setting and defining procedures for the staff in accomplishing and documenting projects. Assist in the development of overall engineering department policy.

Approve protocols and support documentation (engineering change requests, system change forms, etc.) in order to secure project release. Develop staff members to assume technical approver role.

Plan, manage, oversee and schedule the plant maintenance.

CF Industries

CF Industries is a global leader in nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing and distribution, owns and operates world-scale nitrogen complexes and serves agricultural and industrial customers through its best-in-class distribution system. The company also serves local agriculture in certain areas by means of anhydrous ammonia storage and distribution.

Mechanical Maintenance Coordinator / Project Manager 2014 to 2018

Current responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

Project management for LPST outages, and various mechanical and engineering projects with budgets of 3-4M dollars

Vendor procurement, budgeting, and contractor oversight at facilities

Annual testing and troubleshooting on various equipment and controls, which is utilized in our refrigeration, storage, and delivery systems

Technical guidance and oversight of NDT and alteration/modification activities

Reporting and data analysis, root cause failure analysis, historical data monitoring, and providing technical instruction on problem resolution.

Grifols Therapeutics

Grifols is a global healthcare company whose mission is to improve the health and well being of people around the world that offers a portfolio of products that are marketed and distributed in over 90 countries with an annual income of approximately 3 billion dollars in the biosciences division alone. The Clayton, NC facility, of which I am a part, consists of approximately 3,000 people involved in processing and producing protein therapies derived from human plasma from raw stage received from donor centers to finished product and final container.

Maintenance Engineer 2005 – 2014

Daily operational support for B300 mechanical issues,

Preventive and corrective activities performed on various pharmaceutical equipment and applications utilizing information and feedback from mechanical devices, as well as, HMI and DeviceNet.

Maintenance and repair of valves(automated and manual)

Centrifugation equipment(GEA Westfalia and Sharples)

ABB robot troubleshooting and setup

Welding and machining

Gowning procedures and maintenance operations within an FDA regulated environment

Maximo CMMS proficient

RCFA department lead for “Bad Actor” program

TPM methodology and application

Ultrafiltration systems maintenance and repair


Assisted engineering with materials clearance project(Jan 2006), utilizing various P&ID’s, which enabled this project to be completed more than a month ahead of schedule

Identified rebuild kits offered by the manufacturer for certain Asepco valves that were previously unidentified saving the company approximately 200,000 dollars a year in replacement costs

Set up PM documentation and guidelines as well as, maintain technical documentation for process critical equipment

Identified by RCFA a problem and corrective action for ARO( Ingersoll Rand) pumps costing the company approximately 900.00 per week in repair costs.

Identified and implemented corrective action for a problem found in engineering documentation for Begerow presses which resulted in numerous failures and downtime. This accomplishment increased reliability, and resulted in 45,000 dollars in cost savings for replacement parts used.

Natvar / Tekniplex Natvar is a global supplier of medical tubing for medical device manufacturers who produce products for hospital, physician’s office, in-home and dental healthcare use. With four plants located in the United States, Asia and Europe, Natvar provides the majority of global leading medical device companies with unique, precision-crafted tubing for applications that range from chemotherapy to wound care to cardiovascular procedures and many others.

Maintenance Technician 2003 – 2005

Responsible for testing and troubleshooting performance discrepancies and equipment breakdowns

PM maintenance and repair on a wide variety of equipment utilizing mechanical, electrical, electronic, and pneumatic devices in a cleanroom environment

Design and fabricate guards and safety devices

Process improvement design and implementation team lead

Part of a team responsible for designing and building equipment for specialized pharmaceutical tubing applications

HVAC system maintenance

Chilled and UV light sterilized water systems maintenance and repair

Water and compressed air systems maintenance and repair.

AC and DC Motors, drives, and controls

Temperature controllers

Thyssen Precision Forge

ThyssenKrupp Präzisionsschmiede (precision forging) is one of the foremost companies in the development and production of forged parts for cars and trucks. The product range comprises precision forgings, Hatebur products and heavy-duty components. At its four locations in Germany (Remscheid, Wanheim, Munich) and the United States (Selma), the company has a worldwide workforce of around 1,760 and in fiscal 2006/07 generated sales of 290 million Euro.

Industrial Automation Technician 2001 - 2003

Worked as part of a team responsible for designing and building automation equipment to replace manual processes

Responsible for the creation of technical documentation pertaining to the design, operation, and maintenance of installed equipment

Responsible for maintenance and troubleshooting on automation equipment

Electrical, PLC, hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting

Delta Consolidated Industries

Delta Consolidated Industries in Raleigh, NC is a manufacturer of fully customizable storage cases and containers utilizing accumulator type blow molding processes.

Industrial Maintenance Technician 1998 - 2001

Oversee daily production floor operations, process monitoring, and project assignments

Troubleshoot and diagnose discrepancies for 2nd and 3rd shift operations

Fabricate equipment, adapters and part specific cooling applications as needed per engineering specifications

Develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives to streamline processes

Process control and cost reduction

In charge of equipment rebuilds and root cause failure analysis

Vacuum based delivery systems maintenance and repair

Maintain up to date and change control documentation in department technical library

Machining and welding

Downtime tracking and resolution project lead

Department lead for 5S program

Maintenance and repair on Windows based computers used for process control

Designed structure to ensure safety of personnel while performing maintenance on extrusion heads

Cal Maine Foods

Headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. is primarily engaged in the production, grading, packing and sale of fresh shell eggs.

Maintenance Division Supervisor 1993 - 1998

Oversee daily production, start up, maintenance and sanitation functions assigned to crew of 10 direct report technicians plus overnight cleaning and sanitation crew.

Worked hand in hand with on-site USDA inspectors to resolve any issues or concerns

Developed plant wide preventive maintenance program for production division

Instituted upgrades to hardware and software to simplify testing and troubleshooting on various electrical and mechanical monitoring applications

Developed ergonomic, safety, productivity, and sanitation driven process improvements from design to implementation

Technical training for operators and mechanics on equipment and software

Equipment installation, rebuild, and installation

OSHA, HAACP, USDA and EPA compliance monitoring

Maintenance and repair on camera based inspection systems utilizing 3d rendering software

United States Marine Corps

Squadron VMA-542 consists of approximately 30 AV8 Harrier “Jump Jets” and is primarily used as a close air support component and short range target eliminator to provide safe and stable pathways for troop movement.

Aviation Repair Technician 1989 -1993

Department coordinator for technical information and daily work data management

Specialized in diagnostics and repair of avionics and weapons systems

Night Operations Supervisor responsible for 6 direct reports

Responsible for department technical training and certification on gun systems and countermeasures

NAVCOM Coordinator (Naval Communications and Data Management)

Department Haz Mat Coordinator

Applied for patent on tool developed to simplify a safety wiring procedure for gun shut off valves

Education and Computer Skills

Breese Central Community High School, Breese Illinois – Diploma

Liberty International University – BSME 2014

United States Marine Corps – Various disciplines specializing in aircraft maintenance and repair

26 Credit Hours (ACE) in Maintenance, Occupational Safety, Maintenance Management, Personnel Supervision, Records and Information Management, and Technical Writing

Bioworks certification - Johnston Community College – 40 hrs

Introduction to Biomolecules

Industrial Microbiology

Elements of Current Good Manufacturing (cGMP) Practices in Biomanufacturing Processes

Operations in Biotechnology Processes: An Overview

Elements of Aseptic Manufacturing: Level I

Elements of Aseptic Manufacturing: Level II

Preventive maintenance, shaft alignment, and vibration analysis certified – Wake Technical Community College - 16hrs

Training provided by engineers from the Royal Purple Lubricants company.

Computer Skills: Windows 95, NT Workstation, 98, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, as well as, Maximo and EMAC CMMS programs

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