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Engineer Project Manager

Houston, Texas, 77084, United States
October 31, 2016

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Benjamin A. Smith

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Houston TX 77084

Cell Phone: 713-***-****


CCSM Operator/Instrument Technician (Contract Employment), Aug. 01, 2016-Present

Total Safety, Houston, TX

Install, Service and Monitor SPM(Single Point Monitoring) system used to control entry, exist and air quality of confined spaces in the petro-chemical industry.

Trouble-shoot and repair of system Camera, Audio, Alarm and Instrumentation package when needed.

Periodically replace supervisor when needed.

Project Manager/Technical Advisor/Engineer/Technologist, Feb. 01, 2016- Present

Contractor, Houston, TX

List of assignments available upon request.

Sr. Rig Equipment Service Supervisor, May 13, 2013- Dec. 1, 2015

Cameron, Houston, TX

Manage a group of 20 highly experienced Electrical, Automation & Fluid Power (Hydraulic) Field Service Engineers & Technicians.

Fulfilled the role of Field Service Manager for Cameron/LTI Drilling Systems.

Maintain responsibility for Profits and Loses (P&L) of the Rig Equipment Service Group.

Interact with client representatives for all issue concerning Cameron/LTI Drilling Systems.

Seek out revenue generating opportunities whenever possible to ensure profitability of group.

Process and approve payroll, raises, promotions, bonuses and other job related expenses.

Contributed to the doubling of year to year revenues in the Aftermarket Field Service Dept. by concentrating on Technical Professionalism and invoicing in a timely manner.

Generate Service Quote proposals.

Organize quick reaction to rig down situations.

Assist in troubleshooting over the phone of all assigned equipment in rig down situations.

Formulate maintenance plans for rig based Electrical, Automation(Siemens PLC), Mechanical and Hydraulic equipment.

Formulate cradle to grave aviation-based maintenance plan for all Cameron rig based drilling equipment that will ensure increased reliability and increased operational time.

Advise and formulate FAT, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and Five year re-certification plans for Mud pumps, Top Drives, Drawworks, Rotary Tables(Mechanical, Hydraulic), Switch Gears, Single & Three Phase Transformers, Variable Frequency Drives(VFDs) and all associated drilling equipment.

Advise clients on effective use of their CMMS systems.

Screen and hire new personnel.

POC for all Cameron/LTI Drilling Systems Installation & Commissioning activities worldwide.

Ensure Reliability of all serviced rotating equipment both Mechanical and Electrical.

Organize Training & EHS requirements for new and existing personnel.

Interact with other Cameron business units worldwide to supply Electrical/Instrumentation, Automation & Fluid Power (Hydraulic) personnel as needed.

Negotiate Service; Repair & Upgrade contracts (CAMSERV).

Serve as Asset Management advisor for all LeT Surface Drilling Systems.

Assisted in streamlining the billing and invoicing process for Aftermarket Drilling Systems Field Services.

Assisted the Surface Aftermarket Service achieve its first qtr. of profitability after two yrs. of unprofitability.

Some experience with the mathematics involved in the Earned Value Management System (EVM).

Serve as administrator Cameron/LTI Aftermarket EWR program.

Serve as Project Manager & POC for all Aftermarket Services managing an average of five projects per month with an average revenue of $150k each .

Experience in Project Management of Capital Projects and System Integrations.

Assisted in successful completion of first department API audit.

Develop & Initiate Cameron Rig Equipment Comprehensive Inspection & Maintenance Program(CIMP) to increase reliability and sustainability for Cameron/LTI drilling systems.

Electrical Engineer, Power Distribution September 12, 2011- May 11, 2013

Thermon Manufacturing Company, Houston, TX

Review cable routing plans.

Conduct power studies to determine voltage drop and proper wire sizing.

Design electrical power panels to IEC & NEC specification for offshore drilling and production platform heat tracing applications.

Generate, review and check one-line diagrams for accuracy.

Create block diagrams using AutoCAD.

Review Heat Trace isometric drawings for accuracy and adherence to established electrical & drafting standards.

Create and manage Isometric drawing quality control effort.

Create Power distribution plans and supervise circuit placement for efficient, effective utilization of electrical panels.

Served as Project Engineer for Power Distribution/Electrical Panel portion of projects.

Serve as Commissioning Engineer/Project Manager for all Heat Trace Electrical Panel Installations.

Supervise and mentor Jr. Engineers on the process of power distribution.

Prepare reports, update and meet with clients to discuss the progress of the Power Distribution portion of projects assigned.

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer II/Manager June 21, 2010-July 15, 2011

Five Star Technical Service, Hawker Beechcraft (Contract Employment), Wichita, KS

Capture aircraft manufacturing data using digital cameras, written and audio recorders to document manufacturing processes, procedures, tools and materials used in the manufacture of aircraft and aircraft components.

Used the data captured, to write and update aircraft manufacturing instructions using MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Excel & SAP.

Used data captured to update Engineering & Manufacturing BOM.

Used data captured to create aircraft visual instruction manuals & (GWI’s) Graphic Work Instructions to support the aircraft build & assembly process.

The capturing of “Tribal Knowledge”, evaluating & validating that knowledge. Turning that captured knowledge into aircraft manufacturing instructions.

Technical Writing and Technical Research.

Technical Instructing of aircraft build procedures, aircraft electrical & fluid power systems troubleshooting.

Project Management of sections of recording of the build process.

GWI validation supervisor.

Project Lead Engineer, Center Wing Section. Managed twenty-eight Manufacturing Engineers.

Technical advisor for the manufacture of the major components that make up the King Air aircraft.

Created weekly status reports, logging all project progress and details. Developed project scope, schedules & completion plans.

Manage third party vendors for all work order completions and product acceptability.

Move and set up the manufacture of the King Air Center Section in their relocated facility

Project Engineer, Electrical, January 8, 2007-February 11, 2010

Tyco Thermal Controls, Houston, TX

Effective design and application of heat tracing and other temperature regulating devices.

Freeze Protection and/or Process Temperature Maintaining applications in petro-chemical or other

liquid manufacturing processes.

Knowledgeable in application of AC Three Phase & Single Phase electrical power.

Knowledgeable in application of AC Three Phase & Single Phase electrical transformers.

Supervise Electric Heat Tracing projects from initial conception until project completion.

Calculate all Heat Tracing circuit design data.

Serve as Commissioning Engineer for all Heat trace designed projects.

Designed cost efficient, effective Electric Heat Tracing circuits and schematics.

Designed Heat Tracing circuit breaker panels, assuring proper sizing of Heat Tracing Power


Balanced Power Transformer & Circuit breaker loads.

Prepared BOMs(Bill of Material) & Supervision and quality control of CAD drafters

Composed detailed engineering reports using MS Excel.

Extensive reviews of P&ID’s (Piping and Instrument Diagrams) for Heat Trace Design.

Sized wire in accordance with NEC regulations.

Assigned circuits according to electrical breaker panel location on plan drawings.

Supervised less experienced engineers, designers and Auto-CADD drafting personnel.

Assisted in application of PLC’s and Ladder Logic Diagrams used in heat tracing control applications.

Created Q/A & Commissioning Manuals.

Modify existing products to suit the customer’s need.

Provide technical support to field service teams.

Hosted, Attended and contributed to Project close-out meetings.

Generated engineering progress & status reports using MS office, proprietary software & SAP

Staff Sergeant

United States Air Force, United States of America

Provided leadership to Aircraft Maintenance team maintaining the C-135 Airframe & Powerplant .

Manage maintenance on all assigned aircraft.

Repair and replace aircraft components as needed.

Qualified to Install, Maintain & Repair the following Gas Turbine Engines: J-57, TF-33, CFM-56


MBA Aug. 2015

Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX.

Bachelors of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology May 2006

Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX.

Associates Degree, Aircraft Systems and Maintenance Technology December 1994

Community College of the Air Force, Okinawa, Japan


FAA: Airframe & Power plant Mechanic Certificate

Fluid Power Society: Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic


Test Equipment Competency: Oscilloscope, Multi-meter, Fiber Optic TDR, Electrical TDR, Mego-meter, HI Pot, Amp Clamp, Strain Gage and Fluid Power flow & pressure meter

Software Competency: MS Office, AutoCAD, Multi-Sim electronic simulation, Trace CALC (Tyco) & SAP some experience w/ Microstation

Volunteer Work: Engineering, operating and upgrading my house of worship’s Audio/Visual system & Digitizing the Audio/Visual system and the church’s duplication operation.

PVAMU Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Council. Work involved is to keep the dept. elective education program up to date with industry needs.

Small Business Incubator


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