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Engineer Process

Location:
Baytown, Texas, United States
Posted:
October 05, 2016

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PRITT (Prithvi) GOPALAN

Home: (281)***-**** ~ Mobile: (251) ***-****

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***** ********** *****, **** *******-Baytown, TX –77523 Current Status in the United States of America:

Permanent Resident & Green Card Holder. DO NOT NEED any sponsorship and can work anywhere in the U.S.A WITH-OUT any restriction. Education, Training and Certification:

Masters of Science, Chemical Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama-2004

Bachelors of Engineering, Chemical Engineering, University of Bombay- Shivaji University, Bombay, India

Facilitative Leadership - Trained and Certified, & SIX SIGMA Expert.

Statistical Data Analysis for Engineers - Trained and Certified

Mini Tab, JMP, ANOVA, SAP, Primavera, MS Projects - Trained

Apollo RCA Practitioner, PHA & LOPA Facilitator - Certified &Trained ( PHA Promax &PHA Works)

ASPEN, HYSIS, Flare-Net, AFT-Fathom & Arrow – Advanced Expert User Trained Aug 2015 – Present DOW Chemicals / OCI Beaumont Texas Sr. Process Engineer – Merger

Presently working as a Sr. Process engineer on the OCI Beaumont side and Liaison going through the merger between Dupont, DOW chemicals, OCI Beaumont at the Dupont site in Beaumont Texas Feb 2012 – August 2015 DOW Chemicals, Freeport

Improvement Leader (Sr. Process Engineer / Sr. Project Engineer) Accomplishments:

Led, Assisted & Supported in multiple Shut-Downs and Turn- Arounds of various units

Effectively managed $350k - $12MM projects with Global Initiative across several units and plants to close LOPA GAP in multiple sites and units of DOW Chemicals

Successfully served as a Team Leader of $20k - $200k SIX SIGMA projects by Increasing Revenue from operations to

$5MM / year

Assisted in PM Generation Cost Savings of $540k in potential recovery, $550k in Asset Costs Savings, and $54k / year in rental fees, storing and transportation

Managed, Mentored and Developed a team of 12 employees

Successfully Developed valuable procedures for Pre-Startup Acceptance Tests (PSAT), Basic Process Control System

(BPCS) testing

Successfully Supervised SIS Lifecycle Front-End Phases for SIS portion of project, SRS development, design, engineering, installation

Directly Coordinated SIS Validations and Assisted to insure consistency, quality and continuous improvement of the SIS design process for DOW Chemical globally

Winner of DOW Chemical’s Prestigious SPOT LIGHT AWARD as a Major Contributor by achieving Highest Value Creation Ever monthly ($3.03MM - Oct, 2014) & YTD ($19.2MM – 2014). All time Production Record Olefins (235 MMLbs – 3rd QTR 2014) and All time Production Record CPP (48.3MM Lbs - 3QTR-2014) March 2009 – Feb 2012 KOCH Industries – INVISTA S.A.R.L-Orange, Orange, Texas Process Engineer

Accomplishments:

Single handedly saved $7MM in production losses and 3 to 4 months of shut -down by successfully identifying and resolving catalyst reactor issues

Effectively managed $175k - $500k capital projects and implemented Six Sigma for optimization

Served as a main point of contact for Process Engineering team in rebuilding the plant after hurricane Ike destruction

Directly responsible for managing ISOM unit and resolving compliance issues for the unit and plant March 2006 – March 2009 REC SILICON, Moses Lake, Washington Process Engineer,

Accomplishments:

Managed $75k - $1.5MM Capital projects out of which 2 were SIX SIGMA projects

Successfully Optimized and Reduced the turn-around time for all reactors by a day using SIX-SIGMA methodology and 20% Annual Increase in production and an Overall Profit of $4MM USD per year

Effectively led Commissioning and assisted in the Expansion of $3MM Powder Slurry & Filter Press System, resulted in

$250k / week savings

Managed Operations team consisting of 4 shifts each with 7 Operators, 1 shift Lead & 3 maintenance personals. January 2005 – March 2006 Circuit Express, Inc, Tempe, Arizona Chemical Process Engineer

Accomplishments:

Designed & installed a “Speed Tank” to improve the unit production & speed up the plating process by 2 hours per batch.

Reduced scraps & helped in waste recovery of precious metal & saved approximately $20,000 / year to $35,000 / year.

Developed “Process Control plans” for all Wet Processes that goes on in the plant for all operators & technicians in the plant to minimize variations & improve product quality.

December 2000– December 2004 Engelhard Corporation, Mobile, Alabama Process Research Associate: -- (Responsibilities and Accomplishments):

Successfully performed responsibilities of a Research Team Leader and managed $2.5MM project

Implemented ASPEN for integration, optimization & design

Productively conducted research of the development of a Dry Process for removal of sulfur dioxide gas, Sulfur Recovery and Sour-Gas from LNG plant and Petroleum Refinery Process stream and to replace the traditional SCOT process

Developed Data Acquisition System for the Pilot Plants

Single handedly took the pilot plant from conception, design; up to scale-up and fully automated and maintained it

Effectively applied the techniques involved in Temperature (TSA) & Pressure/Vacuum Swing Adsorption (PSA) RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES

Presently Managing Multiple Capital & Small & several Expense project across DOW Chemical –Texas Operations

Provide Process Engineering support, including the following responsibilities:

- Develope process simulations, material and energy balance analysis.

- Prepare PFD's (Process Flow Diagrams), P&ID's (Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams) and process specifications for equipment and instruments. Identifying process steps, associated equipment, instrumentation & safety valve requirements.

- Prepare data and documentation for and participating in Safety Reviews and Technical Reviews & HAZOP studies.

- Review work performed by outside contractor process engineers.

- Participate in plant start-up and troubleshooting.

- Perform Process Optimization Studies using APSEN, HYSIS, Pro-Max, Flare-Net, AFT-Fathom, Arrow & TANKS.

Well experienced in Front End Loading on capital projects (conceptual thru FEED) and in Project Management

Prepare Capital Authorization Requests (CAR’s)including scope of work, cost estimation & schedules for projects

Develop & Review Bid Specifications, Contractor & Participate with Procurement group in Technical & Commercial bid Evaluations

Ensure all Project Management activities are implemented in a manner consistent with Core Values delivering on Safety, Quality, Schedule & Cost Performance

Coordinate & Manage Operations Personnel, Subject Matter Experts, External Designers in equipment sizing& specifications & Develop Technical reports, Creating design drawings & Coordinated Technical Design Reviews with Key Stakeholders

Present Quarterly & Yearly Budget Planning & Proposed Value Creation Projects for Future Growth & Development.

Identify, Document & Follow through with Lessons Learned & Knowledge Share opportunities.

Overseen the operations Performed Process Monitoring on Day-to-Day Operations and Operation Support

Follow Trends in Operational data and Identified KPIs ( Key Performance Indicators) and Trouble shoot Process Limitation and Potential problems, Communicate suspicions, and Work toward Avoidance & Resolution

Assist Operations in Unit or System Start-Up, Shut-Down & Preparations for Equipment Maintenance

Analyze Data & Reports using various Analytical tools like JMP, ANOVA, Mini-Tab & to try & help reduce cost of existing process through Energy Conservation, Unit Optimization, etc using Six-Sigma methodology.

Very well versed with compressible/incompressible fluid flow software Very well versed with Data stream 7i, Log-mate data collection system, Delta-V, & Yokogawa DCS systems

Very Experienced and Overseen the operations of CSTR (Continuously Steered Reactors) &Catalyst production, Distillation, Cyanation & Hydrogenation of chemicals like Ethylene, EO, Propylene, LPPO, Gasoline, Buta-diene & Acetonitrile, Acrylonitrile, Styrene, Allyl-chloride, VOC Absorber and Tank-Farm activities etc. STC and TCS manufacturing, Heat Exchanger and Pumps, Waste Water Treatment, Slurry Handling and Filter Press, Methanol and Ammonia Production from LNG, REFORMERS and BURNER Management.

Facilitated & Performed PHA Revalidation and LOPA Revalidation, Resolution of HAZOP recommendations .

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