*A Hope Street, Greenock, Inverclyde, PA15 4AL
A highly motivated & personable individual with over nine years' experience
in technical and operational roles within various sectors of the chemicals
industries. Graduated in 2004 with Honours in Chemical Engineering.
Currently employed within a contract engineering role.
Education & Qualifications
BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering (Sandwich) Class: 2:1
Paisley University October 1999 - June 2004
Higher English B Physics B Chemistry
Mathematics C Geography C
Wellington Academy, Greenock August 1993 - June 1998
Process Engineer (Contract)
DSM Dalry, via BWA Jan 2014 - Present
Self-employed contract Process Engineer providing process support to
several steps of Vitamin B5 manufacturing process in addition to providing
Process Engineer resource to site wide HAZOP revalidation project.
Process Operations Engineer, Utilities
Ineos, Grangemouth Feb 2012 - Jan 2014
Responsibilities: Ensuring safe operation of several areas within utilities
area of Ineos petrochemical complex, including Caustic storage and
distribution, boiler chemistry, Hydrocarbon interplant pipework, Tidal
effluent pumping facility, Refinery slops regasser system, fuel gas and
fuel oil systems. Process release and equipment changeover, preparation for
maintenance and statutory inspections. Process improvements and equipment
remediation. Operational representative for change projects within area of
responsibility. COSHH assessments and risk assessments for activities in
Assistant Shift Leader, Clav Extraction
GlaxoSmithKline, Irvine June 2011- Jan
Responsibilities: Ensure safe and compliant manufacture of Potassium
Clavulanate blends. Issuing authority for permit to work paperwork for
maintenance tasks, including hot work and confined space, including
ensuring suitable isolation and gas testing. Troubleshoot and fault find on
shift, including use of root cause tools and creation of risk assessments /
abnormal operation procedures as required. Supervision of process operator
Junior Workstation Manager
Syngenta, Grangemouth, Feb 2009 - June 2011
Responsibilities: Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of
several stages of the Azoxystrobin and Pinoxaden manufacturing processes.
Line management of several Manufacturing technicians. Maintain and improve
both process performance and plant safety performance. Ensure process
stages meet production and quality targets. Issuing authority for permit to
work paperwork for maintenance tasks, including hot work and confined
space, including ensuring suitable isolation and gas testing.
Manufacturing & Development Technologist
Kemfine, Grangemouth May 2008- Jan 2009
Responsibilities: Siting of manufacture inquiries, including EIS
submission, hazard studies and development of P&IDs. Manufacture of
products, and monitoring of process performance. Configuration of plant
using flexi-hoses, first line maintenance of plant, clearance of blockages,
Operations Support Owner / Process Engineer 6-APA Extraction
GlaxoSmithKline, Irvine September 2005- May2008
Responsibilities: Monitor performance of multi-stage penicillin extraction
containing both batch and continuous unit operations using in-process KPIs.
Day to day troubleshooting, process improvement and coordination of
maintenance activities during planned plant shutdown. Design and implement
plant trials for changes to process / raw materials. Draft / alter Standard
Operating Procedures with regards to changes on plant.
Skills Gained: Increased knowledge of statistics and their use in
monitoring process performance. Experience of planning and coordinating
multi trade maintenance activities during planned shutdown times. Use of
lean six sigma tools, e.g. Root cause analysis & FMEA.
Borden Chemical, Cowie, Stirling January 2005- August 2005
Responsibilities: Scope, design & cost small site projects. Liaise with and
manage contractors on-site for projects. Management of change for all
changes on-site. Draft / alter Standard Operating Procedures with regards
to changes on-site.
Skills Gained: Basic project management of small scale projects,
understanding of lotus notes based management of change forms. Knowledge of
Borden Chemical Standards and procedures.
Budweiser Stag Brewery, Richmond September 2004- December
Skills Gained: Production operation experience, basic knowledge of brewing.
Understanding of trend usage to monitor process performance.
Junior Process Engineer
Syngenta, Grangemouth June 2002 - June 2003
Process monitoring, day to day troubleshooting, and assisting more senior
engineers within ongoing projects. Also lead several smaller projects,
including designing software alarm system to monitor flow through safety
critical restrictor plates.
Knowledge of several programs including; Visio drawing tool, C-MAC Cobra
and Active Factory monitoring systems, C-MAC C-QUIN Software flow diagrams.
Appreciation of large scale chemical manufacturing facility and codes of
practice used for modification and monitoring.
Training and certificates
City & Guilds level 3: Supervisors and managers certificate in the
operation of evaporative cooling systems
IChemE CPD course: Chemical Plant Commissioning
Statistics For Industry Short Course: Statistical Process Control
Forth valley college: First steps into management short course
Exida short course: Alarm management, Functional Safety, Batch and
Various internal short courses including: HAZOP, risk assessments, COSHH
assessments, Management of change, behavioural safety training, H2S hazard
awareness. Trained in use of Honeywell gas monitors, operation of drager
and kittigawa stain tube systems.
Date of Birth: 16 May 1981 I hold a Full Driving Licence
References available on request