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Mechanical Engineer

Arvada, Colorado, United States
January 09, 2017

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Ben Conley

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Arvada, Co *****



Mechanical Engineer with experience in manufacturing. Broad experience and versatility from succeeding in small groups in both safety within loss control and within continuous improvement group. Familiarity and experience in technical and non-technical problem-solving. Areas of Expertise

• Life Cycle Asset Management

• Risk Management

• Change Management

• Project Management

• Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA)

• Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)

• Machine Safety Risk Assessment

• Lubrication Analysis

• Rotating Equipment

• Condition Monitoring

• Total Productivity Maintenance (TPM)

• Computerized Maintenance Management

• Systems (CMMS)

• Bearing Analysis

• Industrial Hydraulic Systems

• Lock Out, Tag Out (LOTO)


Associate Engineer

Tilting Mesa Engineering LLC Arvada, CO September 2016 - Present

• Review and calculate estimated service life for Pressure Vessels for oil and gas sector using ASME and API codes.

• Assist in physical external and internal inspection of pressure vessels in repair and being refurbished.

• Provide engineering consulting services to oil and gas sector. Safety and Training Engineer

Stupp Corporation Baton Rouge, LA June 2015 – March 2016

• Coordinated incident management of safety incidents and equipment damage in a large diameter pipe mill producing for the energy sector.

• Managed incident response including escalation by severity for near misses and injuries.

• Provided on-call support as company safety representative during continuous operation.

• Composed, implemented, and revised safety programs, procedures, and training materials.

• Completed implementation for Intelex system with Incident Management, Training Management, and other modules.

• Reviewed and revised job plans for safety compliance and risk mitigation.

• Applied engineering principles with emphasis on Health and Safety including Job Hazard Analysis and Machine Safety Risk Assessment.

Reliability Engineer

Stupp Corporation Baton Rouge, LA April 2014 – June 2015

• Performed process failure reporting and analysis specializing in mechanical equipment failure.

• Identification of root cause of failure for equipment damage and implementation of corrective action.

• Implemented and reviewed condition monitoring of industrial equipment for management.

• Managed projects for capitalized spare parts for critical assets.

• Performed bearing analysis including fatigue calculations, failure analysis, lubrication specifications.

• Reduced downtime due to equipment breakdown by 7%, compared to prior year.

• Applied Reliability Engineering methods including Preventative Maintenance Optimization, Root Cause Failure Analysis, and Oil Analysis.

AX/Engineering Analyst

Stupp Corporation Baton Rouge, LA March 2012 – April 2014

• Completed asset hierarchy of manufacturing facility for Dynamics AX implementation and ImageNow document control.

• Managed small capital projects for line improvements, from conception through commissioning.

• Performed downtime and disruption analysis to guide project selection including review of production KPIs and Pareto Analysis

• Led troubleshooting of equipment damage and production disruption and implemented corrective action.

• Reduced tooling costs by $350,000 per financial quarter. Engineering Intern

QEP Field Services Denver, CO May 2011 – August 2011

• Revised natural gas and oil well connect trackers and drilling reports.

• Completed Authorization for Expenditure estimates for well connects and lateral pipelines. Data Entry Technician

Bolder Calls Boulder, CO June 2008 – August 2008

• Provided internal Information Technology Support for a call center.

• Loaded and formatted computerized lists of potential clients.

• Completed backup of over three years of call and voice records. Information Technology Technician

Colorado Historical Society Denver, CO

June 2007– August of 2007

June 2006– August of 2006

• Performed basic troubleshooting and Information Technology Support on-call. Education

Colorado School of Mines Golden,CO

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

Mechanical Specialty

August 2007- December 2011


• Certified Occupational Safety Specialist

• Machinery Lubrication Technician Level 1

• First Aid and CPR

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