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Houston, Texas, United States
October 10, 2016

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Sean M. Banker


**** * **** **.

Houston, TX 77008

401-***-**** (cell),

Chemical engineering professional with 4+ years of experience in the chemicals industry; 2+ years of polypropylene spheripol plant experience and 2 years of plant/corporate experience in a plastics fluorination process. Enjoys working in cross-functional teams to complete projects and has a strong interest in product & process development. Proficient in statistically analyzing data with tools such as Microsoft Excel and JMP Statistical Software.


University of Delaware, Newark, DE May 2012

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Honors Degree Minors: Spanish, Biochemical Engineering

Cumulative GPA: 3.64/4.0


Process Engineer, Inhance Technologies, Houston, TX December 2014-September 2016

Created new program on plant process controls system (WonderWare) to track and compute key plant efficiency metrics at 13 plants in the U.S, reporting monthly to plant managers, engineering team, and COO

Worked with project manager on new plant startup in Brazil, designing and specifying equipment and P&IDs, performing PHA, procuring equipment, and leading logistics efforts to export materials to Brazil

Designed new product trial in “rota-cone” blender for fluorination of PTFE powder to meet required customer specifications; trained R&D lab techs on the operation of the process and equipment

Represented the Engineering department on Responsible Care team, creating plant work instructions and hazards/risks assessment to achieve RC14001 certification for company

Developed new program to store historical process data (pressures, temperatures, etc.) in process controls system at 13 U.S. plants to facilitate plant managers during plant interruptions or investigations

Braskem America, July 2012-December 2014

Process Engineer, Braskem America, Freeport, TX February 2014-December 2014

Led new product trials onsite, creating trial instructions and recipe set points for Operations to execute

Drove capital projects to the FEL3 stage, including project scopes, economic analysis, and design packages

Monitored process unit to develop and implement process improvements

Completed capital projects to install propylene flow meters ($275,000), hydrasieves ($350,000), and CO/moisture analyzers ($100,000) for the plant

Supported process safety and completed process hazard analysis (PHA) action items for process safety

Associate Production Engineer, Braskem America, La Porte, TX July 2013-February 2014

Developed and led managements of change (MOCs) and pre-startup safety reviews (PSSRs) for maintenance and process work during month-long turnaround

Compiled monthly process safety management (PSM) data metrics for the site, reporting out to PSM lead

Led extruder reliability & improvement team, tracking extruder performance and developing action items

Managed unit decontamination and demolition for process unit no longer in service

Associate Process Engineer, Braskem America, La Porte, TX July 2012-July 2013

Drove capital projects to the FEL3 stage, including project scopes, economic analysis, and design packages

Developed daily tracking sheet for real-time updates on plant energy, additive, and monomer consumption

Completed capital projects to install online rheometer and propylene storage tank sight glasses


Proficient in Microsoft Office, WonderWare, JMP, Process Point, Infor, and ASPEN Plus

Trained and certified in advanced Excel statistical courses (Data analysis, VLookups, Pivot charts, Macros)

Engineer in Training

Conversant in Spanish

Trained in Six Sigma Green Belt

Volunteer head soccer coach for 7 & 8 year olds at Oaks Dads Club in Houston, TX

Engineers Without Borders Cameroon Clean Water Project Travel Team

Certified in First Aid and CPR/AED

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