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Mechanical Engineer

Kitchener, ON, Canada
November 09, 2016

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Highly motivated mechanical engineer with over 8 years combined experience in the mining & oil sands industry. Recognized for keen ability to implement initiatives to streamline efficiency, minimize equipment downtime and mean time to repair. Extremely adept at delivering outstanding customer service, analyzing and identifying inefficiencies and improving overall production.


Extensive practical hands-on experience related to root cause analysis, troubleshooting, problem-solving and commissioning of an extensive range of heavy equipment.

Significant experience in maintenance and reliability strategies, turnaround management, repair activities and operations for large-scale projects.

Strong knowledge of preventive maintenance programs and the tools associated with failure detection (i.e. oil analysis, NDT) and prevention (i.e. RCFA, RCM).

Advanced computer and statistical analysis skills with emphasis on data mining using Microsoft Access, Excel, CMMS and SAP for use in driving reliability improvements.

Solid command of technologies, tools and best practices in designing mechanical components and assemblies using AutoCAD, SolidWorks and FMEA.

Plan, schedule and manage complex phases of engineering projects through to completion.

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English and Spanish; comprehension in French.

Registered Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) and Professional Engineer (P.Eng) candidate (2017) with APEGA.


Reliability Engineer Sept 2015 - Jun 2016

SMS Equipment Inc I Fort McMurray, Alberta

Provided predictive and preventive maintenance support, failure analysis, root cause determination and implementation of continuous improvement strategies using accepted best practices.

Supported the creation and development of reliability programs and procedures by providing product reliability, customer concerns and feedback to applicable departments and OEMs.

Created and presented action plans for addressing equipment failures through equipment upgrades, including their economic viability based on internal/external customer demands.

Mechanical Designer (Co-op) Nov 2014 - Feb 2015

Promation Engineering Ltd I Oakville, Ontario

Coordinated corrections in design, methods of manufacturing and assembly, drafting techniques, procedures with fabricators, product functional specifications and manufacturability concerns.

Managed all phases of the design process for diverse products, components, parts, assemblies, including drafting, dimensioning, tolerance, prototyping and documenting results.

Designed innovative component replacements for existing machinery to improve functioning and extend equipment life.

Product Support Engineer 2013 - 2014

Komatsu-Mitsui Maquinarias I Peru

Designed cost-effective and practical mechanical equipment modifications to help improve safety and reliability in order to satisfy customer requirements.

Evaluated and implemented relevant mechanical improvements, best practices and procedures to high performance machinery.

Provided on-site mine site support to Komatsu fleet using diagnostic tools; responsible for repairs, preventive maintenance, service and condition monitoring.

Field Service Engineer 2008 - 2013

Maintenance Planner

Condition Monitoring Analyst

Ferreyros-CAT I Peru

Investigated mechanical, hydraulic, and electronic system problems utilizing engineering standards, technical manuals, and test tooling.

Documented failure information pertaining to equipment specific and service related issues, design deficiencies, safety concerns, and general maintenance.

Diagnosed and repaired machinery malfunctions using appropriate tooling and test equipment to complete the work efficiently with a high level of quality.

Performed post-shutdown reviews to identify technical improvement opportunities, cost efficiencies and prevent breakdowns; improved maintenance techniques, activities, and practices through use of reliability tools (i.e. RCM, FMEA, RCFA, etc.).

Worked closely with cross-functional teams to resolve outstanding issues and participate in developing continuous improvement initiatives.

Assembled new surface mining machinery; provided the most efficient use of resources and ensured on-time deliveries.

Developed and tracked Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for site equipment and maintenance work teams.

Planned various equipment performance-monitoring schedules and forecasted predictive maintenance on critical equipment by interpreting data from SOS reports, events and diagnostic codes through VIMS, Product Link data and job site inspections.

Mechanical Engineering Intern 2007 - 2008

Barrick Gold Corporation I Peru

Tracked and reviewed unplanned downtime events and assisted with root cause failure analysis of the equipment’s major components.

Worked with the supply team to identify critical parts and streamlined the stocking of replacement parts ensuring that minimum stock levels were maintained.

Assisted with the continuous improvement of the maintenance strategy to increase equipment availability and reduce costs.


Pontifical Catholic University of Peru 2000 - 2006

Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering


Registered as Engineer in Training (E.I.T.) with APEGA, License: 209685.

Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) candidate with APEGA.

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