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Brookfield, IL
April 27, 2016

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Brookfield, IL 60513 MICHAEL C. CURTIN Home: 708-***-****

Senior Mechanical / Piping Designer/ Checker


30+ years of experience in the design and development of all phases of piping design. Responsible for the design and checking of equipment arrangements, flow diagrams, plans, sections, piping isometrics, and material take-offs. Checked vendor drawings as to suitability for various process and arrangement requirements. Enjoyed various field assignments to coordinate changes on site with designers at the office. Supervised field teams and estimated piping design/drawing man hours. Am strong in design problem solutions and in catching errors between piping models and P&IDs.


Chemical Plant

Clean In Place / Pharmaceutical

Clean/Sterile Systemsl

Crude Separation Facilities

Dry Material Handling

Fluid Catalitic Cracking Unit


Food Processing

High Purity Piping System: Mixing, Filtration & Feed to

Vial Fillers

Industrial Manufacturing

Materials Loading/Unloading

Manufacturing, Utility & Process

Offshore Drilling platforms & Production


Pharmaceutical / Cleanrooms / WFI design

Petro Chemical

Plant Turnaround in Field


Steam Generation-Boilers

Tank Farms


Underground Systems

Waste Water Treatment

Water For Injection (WFI) Recirculation Loop System


Conceptual Design

Construction Management

Design Supervision

Estimates & Proposals

Extensive “On-Site”

Data Collection Experience

Field Walkdown Supervision

Layout & Planning

P&ID Development

Photographic Progress Reporting


Project Coordination


Site Engineering Rep.

Solution Panel Design & Technical Writing

Prepare As-Builts of Piping For Validation

Field Piping Engineering (inspection, punch listing,

verification, Hydrotest monitoring & Restorations.)

Represented Engineering @ System Commissioning Walkdowns with Client


One year Architecture courses, University of

Illinois (Chicago)

Engineering Courses, Illinois Institute of Technology

Engineering Courses, Chicago City College

Fire Academy, Chicago, IL 1980


Intergraph MicroStation 5X (College of DuPage 1996)

MicroStation – V8

AutoCAD (Release 12) with Propipe

Auto-trol CAD System

Piping Design

Calma CAD System

10 Hour OSHA Safety Training

AutoCAD 2004


Micro Station – V8 2005

AutoCAD 2010+AutoORTHO&AutoISO

Microsoft Word

Microsoft Excel


Microsoft Photo Editor

CADWorx Plant Professional 2012

Navisworks Simulator 2012



UOP Honeywell, Des Plaines,IL June 30, 6/30/2014 thru Aug. 21, 2015

Currently assigned to creating proposed equipment arrangements in modular configuration. Also checking 3D models of modular process units against P&IDs. And checking initial client proposal level P&IDs. Also checking model agreement with mechanical flow diagrams. Also checking isometrics against P&IDs and insuring adequate supports are provided. Performed sales support activities including: proposed equipment arrangements, line studies and material estimates. Used NavisWorks checking 3 Merox units for Valero.

( On contract through CoreTech, a Florida based shop preferred by UOP/ Honeywell.)

My group leader is Randall Tribune, and department manager is Frank Rosser.

FLUOR DANIEL ENG. August 26 2013 to March 13, 2014

Currently assigned to collecting piping and equipment/field information for switch over from chlorine to bleach for all cooling towers at Flint Hills Resources @ Pine Bend Mn. Using CADWorX 2012 for new PTFE lined pipe to sand filters and PTFE tubing from storage tanks to cooling tower basins. Responsible for 3 CTs. Also reworking relief valve piping arrangement and adding critical check valves chop valves to some process systems.

TDIE Inc. Kehma, TexasJune June 17, 2013 to July 9th, 2013

Currently working for TDIE headquartered Houston. We are preparing Calumet Montana Refinery (located in Great Falls, Mt) for turnaround, scheduled for Sept.1st. CMR is a recent Calumet acquisition. My primary responsibilities are: Field sketching of revisions per client redlined P&ID's. Keeping drafters busy cadding iso's of proposed revisions, per my sketches. Then checking isos; making sure they comply with client standards and presenting to client for approval. Also I create full system line isos for stress engineering's analysis. Types of revisions are: New RV valve arrangements. Moving pilot and fuel gas control stations away from eight process heaters. Change out of old reactor for new; adjusting for nozzle variations in location, size and rating. Modified piping to fit the changes between existing and new air cooler exchangers with tube bank double in size.

BCCK Engineering Co. Midland,Tx Dec. 4, 2012 to May 31,2013

Senior Piping Designer & Checker

Responsibilities - CHECKED: CADWorx13 Models matched P& IDs using Navisworks Simulator. Also: isometrics & process equipment foundations for; Three LNG Plants: Conoco Phillips, Midmar Gas LLC and Fasken Oil & Ranch LTD.

Valdes Engineering Co. Sep.5, 2011 to Nov.16, 2012

Senior Piping Designer

Took online course: received Certificate for CADWorx 13 completion.

Marathon Oil Detroit- Projects: Quench Tower 43V102 Replacement Implementation

Recycle Gas Absorber 8V7 Replacement Implementation

“E” Cooling Tower Replacement Implement w/( CADWorx 13.)

Responsibilities: 1) Produce, Demo: Plans, Isometrics & Photos

2) Revise: Plans, Elevations & isometrics

3) Write: SOW (Scope of Work) & Tie Point List

4) Hang Tie Point Tags

BP Whiting - Checking of Pipe Alley Restoration drawings against Job Notes and field inspection.

Projects: SRU Amine RV header replacement, Detailed estimate

Responsibilities: 1) Extensive initial field study to determine number and location of existing and new RV

connections required.

2) Check P&IDs against field.

3) Field walk of project scope with BP rep. and piping contractor.


Bechtel Engineering Apr.18, 2011 to Aug.12, 2011

Field Piping Engineer

Completed assignment Aug. 12th as a FIELD ENGINEER, on new COKER Unit for ConocoPhillips, Wood River Illinois Refinery. Contracted to Bechtel Engineering through Talascend.

My responsibilities were:

1.) Check all field erected piping against P&IDs and isos.

2.) Create a punch list for construction management, of corrections and/or incomplete items.

3.) Field verify completion of punch list items.

4.) Managed some hydrotests, and signed off completion documents.

5.) Performed system commissioning walkdowns with client personnel.

6.) Prepare deficiency reports when necessary.

Burns & McDonnell Eng. St.Louis Aug.2010 to Mar. 14, 2011

Senior Piping Designer / Supervisor

On contract thru Aspen Tech. Staffing Created detail design of all OSBL piping for new Flare Gas Recovery Unit for ConocoPhillips, Wood River Illinois Refinery.

My responsibilities were:

1.) Layout of all OSBL piping tie-ins to new unit.

2.) Locate new rack steel for new OSBL lines.

3.) Field route over 6000ft of lines to unit battery limit tie-in points.

4.) Provide shutdown free start-up of all utilities and process lines through advance placement of double block and bleed tie in points.

5.) Use AutoCAD Ortho for all equipment arrangements and rack line placement. And used AutoCAD ISO. to provide shop fabrication isometrics of all tie ins.

6.) Locate abandoned lines for demolition, freeing up valuable space needed for new lines.

Ambitech Eng.Corp June.09 to May 21,2010

Piping Design Supervisor

. On Contract thru: Aspen Technical Staffing

Layout and cad designer for Citgo Refinery, Lean Amine project. Also OSBL Pipe layout/checking of new unit for Exxon Mobil. Maintained P&IDs per MOCs (Management Of Change)documents and prepared system turnover document packages for commissioning of systems to CitgoOperations at refinery Lemont Ill.

Valdes Eng. Plant Design: On Contract thru: Aspen Technical Staffing Apr. 09 to May 2009

Exxon Mobil inline pumps, checker.

C & I Eng. Louisville, Ky Dec. 08 to Apr. 2009

Piping designer AutoCad & Microstation Marathon Oil Canton Ohio Redesign to eliminate pockets in PSV outlet lines. (On client site)

Ambitech Engineering Corporation 1995 to 11/ 2008

Design Supervisor

Performs and directs design and layout activities in the execution phase of a project. Coordinates and performs the preparation of construction drawings, bills of materials, and drafting on projects, coordinates his or her design activities with other disciplines. Performs design and checking tasks as needed. Can act as a “lead” and functionally reports to the Project Manager.

Stepan Chemical 2yr

Performed as sole Cad eqpt.layout & Piping Designer for Ambitech Engineering staff on site.

Responsible for detailed design on the following units:

Polyol distillation pretreater condensers, zylene, alcohol ethoxalate, esters,closed loop regeneration air dryer, New No.4 boiler, methanol storage, chillers, switch condensers

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BP Whiting, In Refinery 1.5yr

Walkdown of all plant steam systems for P&ID verification

Using Laser scanned models to iso all lines for total prefabrication of new filter addition.

Many small jobs too simple to warrent description

11-A Pipestill relief reroute

Hospira 2yr ( Hospital products division spun off from Abbott Lab.) Worked in same group as with Abbott Labs.

Design and detail solution delivery / Filtration to vial and ampule filler at McPherson, KS.

Design and arrangement of autoclave relocation and modification with all support process systems at Clayton, NC.

Arranged resin dryer equipment at Round Rock, TX.

Responsible for all Hospira D.C. equipment arrangements and sensor monitor location documents at 6 locations.

Prepared P&ID's for Liposyn at Clayton, NC.

Arranged new extrusion units for N.G.C. at Austin, TX.

Prepared equipment arrangement for stabilization chambers at Pleasant Prairie, WI.

Abbott Laboratories 2yr

Prepare P&ID’s for McPherson KS Expansion / Product Solutions and detailed layout of equipment and piping.

Produce P&ID’s for (WFI) Water for Injection system for Rocky Mount N.C. Plant No. 1. Also check field routes of all pipe for installation on site and layout all related mechanical equipment.

Layout new ampoule and vial lines in room 2 for plant approval; many options.

Pipe and equipment arrangement for room 2 (CIP) clean in place system. Site inspection performed.

Layout of line 185 SVP solution mix tanks equipment and all highly detailed piping.

Inspect piping and create drawing with revisions to draw piping in APA – pilot plant.

Organize N2 manifolding to user groups in AP4 Pilot plant. Created plans and ISO’s

Phillips 66

Site engineering responsible for sewer tunneling project beneath two railroads tracks.

Unilever HPC NA. 3.5 yr.

Responsible for all CADD engineering drawing files. Maintained MicroStation/Teammate file system. Designed DFA (Dehydrated Fatty Acid) piping and rerouted all utility piping from underground tunnels to above grade. Lay out soap extrusion & packaging equipment & conveyors. Created P&ID’s for undocumented cooling systems. Created egress plans for plant evacuation, per OSHA requirements. Plant photographer. Layout of soap process equipment. Designed change over of wet fire systems to dry. Redesigned jacketed piping for liquid sulfur system.

Clark Oil

Designed expansion and revision of current exchanger pumping system for FCCU, crude and alky units.

Amoco Oil

Worked with refinery engineering group.

Brown & Root

As field engineering representative, rerouted all underground piping to above ground per EPA mandate. This project included many dike and railroad crossings totaling 6 miles of header and dozens of pumps. Designed benzine contaminated water collection system to 3 phase separator. Estimated other water collection systems from unit sumps new above ground system.

Koch Refining

Performed field routing of all system tie-ins for clarified oil unit.

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M.P. Kenis Engineering 1994 to 1995

Piping Designer

Designed pneumatic unloading for railcars of carbon black at Sun Chemicals Inc. production facility in Lafayette, Indiana


Layout of relocated blending and packaging equipment to new site, including piping.

Amoco Oil

Worked with refinery engineering group.

Brown & Root

As field engineering representative, rerouted all underground piping to above ground per EPA mandate. This project included many dike and railroad crossings totaling 6 miles of header and dozens of pumps. Designed benzine new above ground system contaminated water collection system to 3 phase separator.

Estimated other water collection systems from unit sumps

Koch Refining

Performed field routing of all system tie-ins for clarified oil unit.


Viskase Corporation (self-employed) 1991 to 1994

Piping Designer and Supervisor

Designed and detailed on AutoCAD the following:

Piping of anthracite filters for sulfuric acid system

Piping sump pump for effluent removal per EPA mandate

Food grade piping; stainless, pumps, tanks, and controls. Purchased and expedite acquisition and shipment of all materials to Mexico

Served as field engineering representative on most Chicago plant construction projects including: city water, softeners and booster pumps. Low-cat modification (air pollution scrubbers).

Proposed and designed correction of failing flow measurement system for acids

Aerotek, Incorporated 1990 to 1991

Piping Designer

Amoco Oil Engineering

Lead designer in CAD group. Revamped design of piping on absorber stripper tower at Salt Lake City, Utah Refinery.

Designed new Slugger tension device.

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Castle Engineering 1986 to 1990

Lead Project Designer

Viskase Corporation

Expansion of revamp of: glycol cooling, steam, air, caustic, glycerin, and sulfuric acid storage and supply piping, Interviewed and chose piping contractors. Directed the efforts of 24 fitters as engineering field representative. Designed prototype-slugging unit for moisture proof casing.

Amoco Chemicals Company 1986

Plant Operator

Operated polybutene and M.T.B. (gasoline octane enhancer) plant.

A.C.A Calumet 1982 to 1986

Piping Designer

Amoco Chemicals Corporation

Responsible for all design in polybutene plant construction. Design and draft all new piping, civil, structural, and electrical. Market forced redesign of unit converting process to M.T.B.E production. Responsible for making all walkdowns and as-builts of all disciplines.

Morrison Construction Company

Made as-builts of revamped piping and supports and mechanical modifications to the torus and drywell areas at the nuclear power station.

SKI Technical Assistants 1981 to 1982

Piping Designer

Union Carbide Corporation

Designed complete powerhouse piping arrangement for film packaging division. Also designed fibrous casing dip tubes and piping for the mechanical group. Checked various drive systems on fibrous unit, designed dryer housing, doors, centering guides and new venturi adjustments, piping systems for transfer of ethyl alcohol, and two nitropropane. Also made feasibility study for new I.D. press.

Mid-America Engineers, Inc. 1981

Piping Designer

Mobil Oil

Responsible for the complete design and revamp of coke oven piping system.

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Standard Oil Company 1979 to 1981

Engineering Assistant/Piping Designer

Texas City Refinery

Re-piped all lube and seal oil systems for overhaul of two compressors and change over from turbine drive to 8000 HP motor. Designed and checked revamp and expansion project on FCCU No. 1. Extensive field checking of existing piping and equipment, maintained updating of tie-in, line, P&I drawing, and piping support lists. Strike duty board operator.

Salt Lake City ( 1980 Strike Duty )

Served as oil circuit operator on 17000 BPD Cat. Cracker. Coordinated civil, structural, electrical, instrumentation, pipe supports, and piping on the following projects:

Improved condensate and ground oil recovery systems in Casper, WY

Fractioning improvement (new tower and related exchangers) in Yorktown, VA

Designed new secondary high level alarm system for floating roof tanks and modernization of fuel gas system and company field representative on pump house demolition in Whiting, IN

Brown & Root 1974 to 1979

Piping Designer

Offshore drilling & production platform layout and piping design.

Distilled water Baxter Travenal Labs. Puerto Rico. (on site)

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