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Engineer Mechanical

Dana Point, California, United States
October 15, 2016

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San Juan Capistrano, CA ***** 949-***-**** (H) 562-***-**** (C)


Project Mechanical Engineer professional with a diverse background in mechanical, nuclear and marine engineering. 20 plus years of experience in mechanical, marine, nuclear propulsion design, and field services for Fortune 500 corporations; General Dynamics, Boeing, Southern California Edison and American Bureau of Shipping. Ability to successfully manage projects for multidiscipline engineering organization. Key competencies and unique strengths include:


AMERICAN BUREAU OF SHIPPING, Long Beach, CA 2014 - Present Ship Surveyor

Provide surveying services for various types of marine vessels (oil tankers, container ships, barges, tugs, etc.) and marine equipment manufacturers to ensure compliance with ABS Rules and Statutory Regulations.

• Survey ship mechanical/electrical systems and structure reporting condition issues not in compliance with rules and making corrective action recommendations.

• Rapid response to ship’s encountering damages and failures which require immediate attention to enable recovery.

• Monitor and review ship’s Maintenance Programs and ensure systems and equipment are in satisfactory operational condition.

• Witness fabrication and testing activities for ABS classed marine equipment at various manufacturers and prepare survey reports.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EDISON (San Onofre Generating Station), San Clemente, CA 2010 – 2013 Joint Engineering Team (JET) Mechanical Engineer

Provided immediate field engineering support to Operations and Maintenance groups to ensure continuous electrical power to over one million households in Southern California.

• Developed Nuclear Engineering Change Packages for fluid systems and mechanical components

(valves, pumps, heat exchangers, tanks, piping, filters, compressors, etc.) on a rapid basis to support plant operation and maintenance activities.

• Provided technical assistance to planners, craft, and operational personnel to drive effective solutions to problems encountered during maintenance and operation of plant systems structures and components.

• Provided mechanical procurement engineering support such as Substitution Equivalency Evaluations and Supplier Deviation Requests.

Mechanical Procurement Engineer

Provided technical and quality requirements for the procurement and dedication of materials, components and replacement parts for installation in safety related systems at San Onofre.

• Project Management • Process Improvement

• Leadership / Team Collaboration • Quality Assurance / Audits

• Naval and Commercial Nuclear Power

Plant Design and Operation

• Overhaul, Maintenance, and Modification of

Marine Propulsion, Rocket Launch and Reactor Plant Systems

• Equipment Maintenance • Procedure Development

• Engineering Field Services • Engineering Change Packages

• Specified technical requirements for the procurement and dedication of safety related and quality affecting materials while ensuring 100% compliant with stringent nuclear federal regulation codes..

• Performed Equivalency Evaluations for obsolete materials and components. Technical Specialist – Nuclear Maintenance Procedures Provided technical expertise to ensure changes and upgrades to generating plant Maintenance procedures are aligned with strategic objectives, developed appropriately and integrated effectively. Procedure change backlog reduced over 80% during tenure.

• Developed quality Maintenance procedures exceeding targets objectives.

• Field validated and issued Maintenance procedures on time to support the power station’s maintenance work schedule without any safety issues.

• Collaborated with craft, planners, safety, quality, and other departments to ensure all stakeholders input considered during Maintenance procedure development. Page 1

SEA LAUNCH COMPANY (Boeing), Long Beach, CA 2003 - 2010 Launch Platform Project Engineer

Provided engineering services for the Odyssey Launch Platform to ensure all vessel marine and rocket systems are fully functional to launch commercial satellites into geosynchronous orbit from the equator. Tenure was during a period of high, consecutive launch missions (five missions per year).

• Developed project plans-of-action for modifications, repair, testing and maintenance of various ship mechanical systems and equipment, such as, valves, pumps, heat exchangers, piping, compressors, tanks, cranes and foundations/structure. Established schedules, budgets, oversaw contractor work execution on the vessel and resolved construction problems in a timely manner.

• Created material and service purchase requisitions required for project work execution.

• Acted as the Launch Platform Operational Manager at-sea during mission launch operations.

• Interfaced with vessel certification agencies to ensure work accomplished onboard the Launch Platform is compliant with all DNV regulations.

GENERAL DYNAMICS-Electric Boat Division Groton, CT 1987 - 2003 Chief of Engineering / Principal Engineer

Managed a team of approximately 45 mechanical engineers and other technical personnel who provided engineering/design services for reactor and propulsion plant systems, hull, shielding and support systems on commissioned Navy nuclear submarines, surface ships, and training platforms.

• Oversaw engineering work for developing: reactor and propulsion plant fluid system diagrams; machinery and piping arrangements; component designs; foundation designs; and technical manuals meeting customer quality, budget and schedule requirements.

• Provided naval shipyards engineering onsite construction support for ship alteration packages.

• Prepared work proposals, design descriptions, cost estimates, engineering reports and performed other technical and administrative tasks as directed. Also delegated department manager duties for 150 personnel in his absence.

• Evaluated personnel performance, conducted performance appraisals, and participated with department ranking and salary reviews

NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD, Portsmouth, VA 1982 - 1987 Nuclear Waterfront Engineer

Provided deck-plate engineering services for the Nuclear Fluid Systems and Mechanical Engineering Department. Responsible for troubleshooting, analyzing and solving fluid system and machinery problems which occur during all phases of nuclear propulsion plant overhaul, repairs, maintenance, and testing on surface ships and submarines. Prepared construction work plans to repair and modify mechanical systems and components (valves, pumps, heat exchangers, piping, tanks, foundations ventilation, compressors) including determination of manufacturing, material, welding requirements and quality controls. Oversaw and resolved issues during work execution.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (BSME) University of Pittsburgh, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Root Cause & Corrective Action (Boeing)

Nuclear and Propulsion Plant Systems - commercial and naval (Electric Boat / Southern California Edison) Risk Management (Boeing)

Process Improvement (Bettis-Westinghouse)

Engineering Leadership (Electric Boat)

Nuclear Utility Procurement (EPRI)

Certified Professional Procedure Writer (Procedure Professionals Association - PPA) Flow Assisted Erosion- Corrosion of Piping in Nuclear Power Plants (ASME) ASME Section XI In-service Inspection of Nuclear Power Plant Components (ASME) Ship Surveyor Training (ABS)


Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook), Lotus Notes, SAP, Word Perfect

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