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Plant Technician

Crown Point, Indiana, 46307, United States
October 08, 2016

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Phone: 219-***-****


Kevin C. Menefee


June 2008 – September 2015 Praxair NAIG

Production Technician

Previously worked at the Praxair Low Purity plant #863 located inside U.S. Steel. The site produces low purity oxygen which is used by U.S. Steel in their Blast Furnaces.

Duties include but are not limited to Establish and maintain product requirements to the customer (U.S. Steel).

Perform any mechanical/electrical work within my work scope and training.

Plan, execute, and supervise all outages for any major electrical / mechanical repairs required to support and maintain the operations of the plant.

Investigate and/or troubleshoot any situation that either stops or limits the ability to fill customer requirements of product.

Create and supervise all “Safety Lockout/Tag outs” and/or “Confined Space Entries” required for repairs.

Perform Weekly/Monthly preventive maintenance duties.

Perform Weekly/Monthly analyzer calibrations.

Create and maintain all plant documentation.

Conduct Site Specific Safety Training to plant visitors.

Test and document all water usage to and from the plant per Federal Mandates.

Maintain good customer relations to meet and exceed customer expectations.

Operate, monitor, and optimize plant production whenever possible.

Read Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID’s)

Collect Vibration Analysis Readings on rotating equipment.

Other duties as required.

2002 – March 2008 PCI (Constellation Energy) Gary, IN

Operations/Maintenance Technician

Monitor and control plant operations for product to U.S. Steel.

Perform daily Preventive Maintenance duties (PM’s).

Record equipment readings and perform needed maintenance.

Extensive Locomotive (remote and manual operation) and Front-end loader experience to transfer unprocessed coal to be pulverized.

Maintain and repair electrical switchgear, TAC compressors, and motors.

1994 - 2002 Ugimag Valparaiso, IN

Process Control Lab Technician

Process lab tests on raw materials and finished products.

Maintain and organize data and report test results.

Monitor and operate process equipment to control product quality.

Operate computer and run statistical reports.

Member of Safety Committee.

1993 - 1994 Ugimag Valparaiso, IN

Utility Press Operator

Weigh materials and press products.

Load and unload product to and from vacuum furnaces.

1989 - 1993 Rhone Poulenc Chemical Co. Hammond, IN


General labor and maintenance duties.

Chemical spill clean up.

Extensive forklift, backhoe, and front-end loader experience.

Member of Safety Committee.

Education & Training

Current Technologies 1999

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer Series Course.

U.S. Steel 1991 & 1992

RCRA Facility & Post Emergency Response Training.

Hazard Communication Course Certification.

Chemical Treatment, Storage and Disposal Certification.

Purdue University 1990

Emergency Response Training.

Lowell High School 1981 - 1985


Craig Early Lowell Town Board. Home# 219-***-****

John Hollandsworth Plant Mgr. Praxair/Lakeside 219-***-****

Joe Trathen Plant Mgr. PCI (U.S. Steel) 219-***-****

Ken Fehlberg Saint John, IN. Town Board President (retired)


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