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Mechanical Engineer Power Plant

Chattanooga, TN
June 07, 2019

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**** ******** ***** • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37421

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Mechanical Project Engineer/Engineering Management with over 25 years engineering experience on large capital projects; proficient with pressure vessels, boilers and complex pump and piping systems, hydraulics, heat transfer, welding processes and system design including; system inspection, preventive and predictive maintenance, certification and systems commissioning. Background includes completing engineering specifications and designs, overseeing procurement, construction, integrity testing, project startup and system troubleshooting. Excellent track record for meeting project budgets and schedules


Consulting Mechanical Engineer 2011 to Present

Provides professional engineering services to corporations with accountability for project management including planning

and coordinating conferences, facilities inspection, developing and implementing recommendations for improving

efficiencies and cost controls, maintenance and general operations for corporations including Suncor Energy, RWE NUKEM, Nissan North America, Denso Manufacturing, NASA Langley, Oak Ridge National Laboratories & Savannah River Nuclear Facility.

Recommended and developed process designs, specifications, and provided solutions for site utilities.

Experienced in the installation and operational requirements of HVAC, Fire Protection, mechanical systems, conveyance systems, power boilers, pressure vessels and piping systems.

Developed scopes of work and technical specifications and managed dozens of projects ranging in cost from a few thousand to several million dollars in scope.

Managed project tasks, developed task strategy, estimated costs, and interfaced with clients, reported progress and

verified adherence to specifications and code requirements.

Developed the site Mechanical Integrity (MI) program with specific focus on Pressure Vessel, Pipe systems and Pressure Relief Valve maintenance programs.

Sized and installed HVAC and Industrial Ventilation systems for air changes, pressure drops, control of humidity,

Contaminants and flow rates.

Saved $45K by designing and installing a closed-loop heat exchanger system and $32K for refurbishment of six 2000 F retort test cylinders while with Denso Manufacturing.

Alstom Power Inc. 2010-2011

Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Primary contributor for the development of the Quality Control Manual for ISO 9001 certification.

Completed the mechanical design and technical management of heat exchanger product lines including; Moisture Separator Reheaters, Feed Water Heaters, Dearators, and Steam Surface Water Condensers using PVElite Software Package.

Provided technical direction for Quality/Manufacturing and contributed to the evaluation/qualification of products and suppliers.

Interfaced with internal/external Global customers regarding technical matters.

Coordinated project design between office in the U.S. and Paris, France and provided technical support to Sales/Procurement for preliminary equipment design.

Global Engineers, New York 1996-2009

Project Mechanical Engineer

Provided mechanical engineering services for; Foster-Wheeler Environmental Corp, Marlboro Enterprises Inc., Jacobs

Engineering Group, Praxair Inc. and Walker Stainless Steel Products.

Prepared engineering specifications, system calculations, bid evaluations, and purchasing requests for Centrate Ammonia Recovery Systems (CARS) project in New York.

Reviewed specifications, drawings, and code calculations of API 620, API 650, and ASME Section VIII pressure vessels for the Synair Natural Gas Construction Project.

Designed fire protection system for the Synair Natural Gas Project using NFPA 13 guidelines.

Performed as Project Engineer for Operable Unit 4 (OU4) at DOE’s Fernald Environmental Management Project (FEMP) and the following: Northwest Rail Yard, Locomotive Maintenance Facility, 8-Plex-Project Management Facility, Site Drainage and Reservoir Project, and the Waste Management Facility.

Coordinated field engineering activities for the construction of $400M methane, methanol gas process plant.

Used PV Design software package for design and fabrication of ASME Section VIII pressure vessels.

Performed engineering calculations, completed designs and ordered materials for pressure vessels.

Clarified design requirements with customers to obtain approval for pressure vessel modifications.

Completed Design Modifications packages per requirements of 10CFR 50 and Appendix B Quality Assurance Program and 10CFR50.59 Safety Evaluation Program for TVA Watts Bar and Duke Energy Ocoee Nuclear Plants.


SSI Services Inc. Tullahoma, TN 1987–1996

Mechanical Engineer III

Certified integrity of pressure vessels, piping systems, instrumentation, and valves using ASME/ANSI code requirements following ASME-45.2.6 for 50M Pressure and Hazardous Materials Systems (PHMS) Project.

Certification is a multi-step process including field verification, engineering analysis, nondestructive examination, deficiency correction monitoring, test, as-built documentation review, in-service inspection and pressure testing .

Performed pipe stress analysis on systems using TRIFLEX software.

Initiated cost savings of $180K to refurbish and bench test 6000-psi large-diameter cryogenic flow control valves.

Completed engineering designs and served as project engineer for the following projects; Upgraded HVAC and Fire Protection Systems for Quality of Life Project, Installation of Pressure-Reducing Station for Loading Transfer Trucks, Replacement of Tube Trailers with GN2 high-pressure Storage Vessels, Installation of Natural Gas and Steam Flow Meters, Installation of Chlorinators at the Primary Pumping Station, Reparation/Relocation of East Side Nitrogen System, and Repair/Upgrade Steam Tracer Project.

Saved $215K by designing and installing a central gaseous nitrogen system thus eliminating the cost of using 2200

psi high-pressure storage trailers.

Saved $65K by initiating the use of materials and protective coatings to increase operating life of mechanical systems and civil structures.

Kaydon Corporation, Greeneville, TN 1986–1987

Design Engineer

Analyzed product of equipment specifications and performance requirements to determine designs that can be produced by existing manufacturing or processing facilities and methods.

Designed and directed the manufacturing of prototype filtering systems and turbine oil conditioners (TOC’s).

Sized piping, pumps, and motors as well as completed wiring diagram for control panels.

Fluor-Daniel Corp, Greenville, SC 1981–1986

Quality Control Engineer

Inspected mechanical systems using ASME-45.2.6 and the In-service Inspection Code for the Tennessee Eastman Coal Gasification and Sharon-Harris Nuclear Projects and reported project status.

Reported nonconformance and issued stop work orders when construction methods and quality were issues.

Installed four 9017-Hp DeLaval diesel generators with compressed air, electrical, and diesel fuel support systems.


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering/Technical (Dean’s List), East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

Gradate coursework in ASME Codes, engineering and Project Management


Microsoft Projects, AutoCAD, Word, and Excel, Caesar II (Pipe Stress Analysis), & PVElite/Compress for Pressure Vessel Design


ANSI /ASME Y14.5 (Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing) and ASME Y14.100 (Engineering Drawing Practices)

American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) Codes: Inspections

In-Service Inspection of Power Plants and NRC/ASME 45.2.6 Inspection of Mechanical Systems ANSI Stds.- ANSI-NB-23 – National Board Inspection Code for Piping and Pressure Vessels & ANSI/ISA S5.1- Process Instrumentation

ASME B&PVC Section VIII Div.1 & 2 – Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, ASME B&PVC - Section 1 Power Boilers

API 650/620 Tanks

ASME B31.1 - Power Piping, B31.3 - Process Piping, ASME B31.5 - Refrigeration/ Cryogenic Piping, B31.8 - Natural Gas

Piping, and ASME B31.9 - Building Services Piping

NFPA 17, 25 & NFPA 70: National Electrical Code (NEC)

OSHA -1910 Standards

ASME Section V - NDE (Non-Destructive Examination)

ASME Section IX - Welding and Brazing Qualifications

ASME Section II - Materials

ASME Section III - Nuclear Power Plant Components

Section XI - Rules for In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components

ASHRAE Std. 90.1-HVAC Standards NFPA 70 National Electrical Code

AISC Standards

40-Hr. HAZWOPER Training Experienced in 10CFR 50 and Appendix B Quality Assurance Program and 10CFR50.59 Safety Evaluation Program Stds.

Completed Project Management Training thru Project Management Institute (PMI)

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