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Manager Engineer

Aiken, South Carolina, United States
October 11, 2016

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Clemente R. Diaz

Owensboro, KY 336-***-****

Process/Quality/ engineer/Manager

Experienced professional leads complex operations to maximize safety and performance

Skilled engineer with expertise in pulp and paper, recycled fiber, water treatment, hardboard siding and laminated paper process. Fluent in English and Spanish. Enable ease of communication in varied and multi-cultural work assignments.

Process Cost Optimization Energy and Chemical Additives Usage

Waste Generation Reduction Efficient Raw Material Safety

Professional Experience

KIMBERLY CLARK CORP. Owensboro, KY Plant 2013 to 2016

Process and Project Engineer, Tissue Paper Machine #1

Oversaw TM1 process and managed delivery and quality issues

Balanced and improved mill water demand by optimizing water treatment system

Enhanced fiber-refining strategy, resulting in 30% reduction in energy demand ($72K / Year)

Led team in multiple Machine clothing trials, improving: Production rates, sheet quality and chemical additive cost optimization (Team effort), saving $300K / year.

SHAW INDUSTRIES LP PLANT. Welcome, NC 2009 to 2013

Plant Shift Supervisor

Led all plant activities and employees. Directed impregnation and drying Process of Manufactured paper using especial resins. Products: Laminated paper for Cabinets/ floor products.

Managed plant and crew, resulting in zero Safety, Quality or environmental issues.

Achieved or exceeded planned production and waste rates, leveraging knowledge of engineering and math.

LOUISIANA PACIFIC (LP). Hardboard Building Materials, Roaring River, NC 2001 to 2008

Manufacturing Quality Control Manager / Process Engineer

Managed process, quality improvements, and new product development.

Developed and implemented process monitoring metrics, leading to production yield improvement from low 80’s to 95%.

Directed team in development of new product: hardboard treated with zinc borate (industry 1st on wet process), resulting in replacement of 100% of LP’s previous obsolete product and designation as Inventor by USA Trademark office.

Led multiple trials to: Optimize chemical cost, improve product quality, and reduce environment emissions.

Managed Quality Lab. and Techs. Handled hiring & performance evaluation duties

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Additional Experience

PONDEROSA GA. Paper Pulp Mill, Augusta, GA

Technical Director, De-inked Hi-Grade Recycled Pulp. Managed, Safety, Environmental,

Quality areas. Attended multiple Safety trainings like: Lockout/tag out-Confined space

-PPE-Ergonomics-Chemical RTK (right to know)-Hazmat and other standards.

Managed Quality Lab. and Techs. Handled performance evaluation and hiring duties


Team Manager, De-inked Pulp & Paper Plant. Supplied Quality fiber to 3 Paper Machines

Managed Fiber division Crews without Safety Incidents. Assist Paper Machines in Trials.


Author, “Heat & Mass Balances”, book for Chemical Engineering, Lima, Peru


Bachelor of Science (BS), Chemical Engineer, University of Callao, Lima, Peru

Professional Development / Certifications

Computer for Engineers, Morris County College, Randolph, NJ

Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Louisiana Pacific

Certified Waste Water Operator Grade III by state of NC & American Board of Certifications

Microsoft: Excel, Word, Access.

Training and Certification in multiple workplace tools like: Kronos (payroll), Diversity. GE-PI, PA, PIMS,RS View (historian data analysis),Infinity Quality Software, ETQ, SMOC and others

Attended several Pulp and Paper and Hardboard Seminars

Note: Willing to relocate.

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