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Power Plant Engineer

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
February 10, 2019

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Casey Tipton

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Portsmouth, VA 23703 US

Mobile: 757-***-****

Day Phone: 865-***-****



Tennessee Tech University

Cookeville, TN

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Class of 2016

GPA: 3.02

Work Experience:

Wheelabrator - Portsmouth

02/2017 - Present

Plant Engineer

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Responsible for overseeing several plant systems including compressed air, fire protection, and HVAC

Coordinated with contractors on several projects

Forecasted annual budget for both Portsmouth refuse and power plant. This includes establishing budgets, analyzing cost and creating budgets for both major and minor projects

Worked closely with procurement manager secure costs savings via the competitive bid process for projects and parts as well as identifying new vendors

Spearheaded the mechanical maintenance Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) subcommittee meetings which produced dozens of useful and comprehensive JHA’s

Wrote procedures for important maintenance and operation tasks

Participated in corporate’s initiative to standardize mapping for capital projects

Inspected equipment during outage (conveyors, boilers, ductwork, etc.)

supervised contractors and assigned work during outages

wrote and reviewed outage reports with plant management

Interim supervisor for the Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) plant maintenance department

Held morning meetings and planned work for RDF maintenance department

Assisted with the day-to-day running of the maintenance department as well as became an integral member of the management team,

Diligently worked using both in house labor and contractors to reduce the safety work order backlog

Planned, managed, and executed the inspection and repair of several load bearing structural beams that had been significantly damaged by exposure to ash

Conducted safety stand down for the RDF Maintenance department to discuss the importance of safety, reviewed the safety program with the department, and worked to establish an open dialogue about safety concerns that the mechanics had

Assumed responsibility for the R&M budget for both the Steam Power Plant and the Refuse Derived Fuel Plant

Tennessee Valley Authority

Mechanical Engineering Intern

Summer 2015 & 2016

Notable Highlights – Assisted with an Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) project for Selenium Removal from Gypsum, troubleshooting plant equipment using UT and Vibration readings, prepared and presented system health reports to management, conducted a feasibility study on converting the aux. boiler to natural gas

Crown Wine and Spirits

Senior Sales Associate

March 2015 – June 2016

Notable Highlights – Worked nights during college where I performed general retail tasks such as running a register, restocking shelves, and assisting customers with finding items in the store. Performed management tasks such as cashing out drawers out at the end of the night, closing the store, and being in charge of special events.

Relevant Coursework, Licenses and Certifications:

Area of emphasis classes in Steam Power Plants, HVAC, as well as Energy Conservation and Conversion with specific regards to improving efficiency in pumping, steam, and compressed air systems, also dynamic modelling and controls

As fulfillment of a University Service Scholarship, I was a grader for Engineering Graphics (AutoCAD, Inventor, and SolidWorks) and Programming for Engineers (MATLAB and Fortran) as well as a worker for the Industrial Assessment Center at TTU.

I was also a lab assistant for the Material Science Lab.

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

Proficient with AutoCAD, Inventor, and SolidWorks drafting software

Advanced knowledge of TabWare Asset Management System

Job Related Training:

Forklift Certified - 2017

Fall Protection Competent Person - 2018

Extendable Boom and Scissor Lift Certified - 2017

CPR Certified - BLS from AHA - 2017

Lock Out/Tag Out Training - 2018 (Wheelabrator)

Clearance Personal Accountability Log Training - 2016/2015 (TVA)

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