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Manager Engineer

Hampshire, Illinois, 60140, United States
February 08, 2019

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High calibre Chemical Engineer with 48+ years of rich experience in industrial management, operations, process development and application engineering. Posses highly diverse engineering skills. Experienced in sugar refining, vegetable oil, energy management, rotating equipment, with capabilities of developing customized and cost effective solutions.



AKS is the world’s largest stand-alone refinery based in Dubai Free Zone, producing the highest quality refined cane sugar in the region with revenue exceeding $1B.

EHS Manager, April 2008 to January 2016

Reported to the General Manager and led a team of 20 employees in Environment, Health and Safety.

As a senior executive manager, managed the location as a profit center and supervise the environment, health and safety of staff as well as the equipment, to ensure low level of incidents and zero accidents.

Developed initiatives across all departments and functions reducing the production cost and delivering consistent high quality, cost-effective service to internal & external customers.

Built and sustained an efficient waste management system to ensure 90 % recycling of the filter cake and treatment of waste water.

Established departmental objectives and individual KPIs and used appropriate performance management tools to elicit superior performances delivering targeted outcomes.

Implemented various oriented management strategies to ensure continuous improvement.

Ensured strict enforcement of the international foods quality standards, health, safety and environment (QHSE) policies, OHSAS 18001, FSSC22000, HACCP, ISO 14001, HALAL and EQM systems, rules and regulations to safeguard the wellbeing of all stakeholders.

Liaised with various government departments, semi-government agencies, media and trade bodies maintaining cordial relations, company reputation and facilitating acquisition of required licenses and permits.

Assistant Production Manager, April 1997 to April 2008

Reported to the Production Manager and lead a team of 68 employees in production

As a senior executive manager, managed the location as a profit center and supervise the process of sugar production on daily basis.

Established departmental objectives and individual KPIs and use appropriate performance management tools to elicit superior performances delivering targeted outcomes.

Implemented cost effective energy management by controlling the boiler and turbine unites as well as the water treatment unites.

Assisted the production manager in managing the Melting, Filtration, Evaporation and Crystallization divisions.

Managed the screening divisions as well as the extra fine sugar process.


Converting the carbonation process from hydrated lime to quick lime which saved $0.75/MT of sugar (i.e. $2M/yr, since 1998 ).

Creating and design the process of new product “Extra Fine Sugar“ on 2001 which opened a potential market of $25M per year.

Converting the mesh wire screen to wedge wire screen in the melter which reduced the overflow and frequent chock of the screen.

Modification in the Granulated Active Carbon columns which increased the production rate by 300%.

Modification in the screen system which allowed the increase of the flow rate and the production rate.

Modification of the dryer to accommodate the increase of the production from 100MT/hr to 300MT/hr.


One of the largest plants of vegetable oil production in Middle East

Chief Engineer, February 1992 to April 1997

Reported to the General Manager and managing a team of 15 engineers.

Supervised the installation of the equipment and manufacturing process of the product.

Performed quality control checks, ensuring the safety and effectiveness or reliability of the system or product.

Evaluated the costs of the machines and designs.

Generated ideas and projects for more cost effective and better production.

Supervised the machineries of oil, soap and detergent production to ensure zero breakdown.


One of the three state factories of sugar production in Iraq

Factory Manager, March 1971 to February 1992

Managed the production and maintenance departments as well as the boiler section.

Managed the cane mils as well as the sugar refinery.

Provided consultancy for beet sugar process and refining based on the request of the Ministry of Industries.


Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Baghdad University, 1968


Sugar Industry training by ACTIM from September 1975 till December 1975.

Sugar Refining for 45 days in Al Hawamdyah refinery in Egypt from Nov.1977.

Sugar Industry & Its by Products: For three months in Switzerland (Battelle Institute) in 1978 (including visiting sugar factories in G.B, France, Belgium, Italy & the Vogel Bosch yeast Factory in Austria.

Sugar cane plantation & Raw sugar production & refining Feb 1988 in Sudan (Kenanah, Asalaya Agro Industrial Complexes) & Egypt (Two Weeks).

Sugar Industry for three weeks in Poland in Chemadex Company & Polimex Cekop (June 1988).

Sugar cane plantation, Mechanical Harvesting & preparation, in Cuba in June 1990.

Liquid Sugar production in 1998 for one week in Germany in Van Der Moolen Company.

Visit KPI company in India for seeing & checking some universal mills for Sugar Powder Production in 2005.

Food Safety Forum arranged by USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) & FDA (Food & Drug Administration) in July 2006 in Bahrain.

Radioactive materials training by Berthold Company in 2012.

FSSC22000 system training for 30 hrs by Al Futaim Exova.

Various trainings about HACCP, ISO14001, OHSAS 18001, OSHA, ISO 9001 various version has been taken by various accredited parties including Dubai Municipality & Trakhees in Jebel Ali.

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