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Mechanical Engineer, operation, lean six sigma, service quality

Denver, Colorado, United States
January 19, 2017

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Zack M. Khalifa

Denver, CO, USA 651-***-****


A result oriented, driven engineer with intensive technical, operational and QHSE experience. Proven capabilities in leading technical projects, sustaining safety requirements, coordinating time sensitive operations, managing design requirements, implementing best practices, and developing process improvements. A quick learner and self-starter with experience in customer relationship management, providing operational oversight, and mentoring personnel.


• Project Coordination

• QHSE (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment)

• Quality Control, Process Improvement

• Customer Relationship Management

• Analytical Thinking, Problem Solving, Lean Six Sigma

• Technical Support /Troubleshooting

• Mechanical Engineering, Fluid designs, Pumping Services • Technical Writing

• Microsoft Office Suite

• Mentoring Junior Engineers

• Planning and Organizing


MELLITAH 2015-2016

Senior Operation Planning Specialist Engineer, Tripoli, Libya 2015-2016

o Led the daily planning activity meeting to address timing, critical operation matters, identify workforce and equipment requirements.

o Composed short term and long term staffing plans by incorporating multiple activities and effectively allocate resources to meet the division’s ultimate objectives.

o Communicated recommended actions & planning guidance to the departments, SPT and the operation manager.

o Assessed & adjusted planned operations schedules to maximize the efficiency and review actual time from the scheduled time as activities evolve.

o Held service quality meetings with the contractors, operation management, and HSE team.

o Day-to-day follow up with the departments to ensure all the operation planning activities are executed per the established policy and procedures of the company.

o Monitored and optimized field location KPI's related to the assigned resources for Melitah Libya operations.

o Improved operation planning procedures, systems and processes and conducted alignment meetings with the operation manager and the planning specialists team.

o Reviewed KPIs and recommend solutions to catch-up for lagging areas.


Technical Engineer –U.S. West Division - Denver, CO: 2014-2015

o Coordinated activities between management, technical staff, field personnel, and sales staff to ensure all technical and operational requirements were met in a high volume, time sensitive business environment.

o Provided final technical review, QA/QC, and risk management for all cementing job designs and laboratory reports for five districts in a $165 million dollar per year operation.

o Managed, troubleshot, and prioritized division’s cementing laboratory and new technologies pilot testing to ensure timeliness of deliverables.

o Forecasted work, materials, and revenue for division to ensure performance metrics and revenue were being achieved.

o Prepared risk assessment for critical well service jobs by measuring associated risks and developed mitigation plans accordingly.

o Conducted regular performance reviews with the technical management to showcase service quality, safety record, KPIs, lessons learnt, process enhancements, technical improvements, and new technology applications.

o Performed cost estimates to support the dynamic of the project development.

o Engineered and managed testing for new fluid systems designed to solve clients' problems, meet design requirements, and maintain wellbore integrity while focusing on increasing profit margin.

Resources/ Planning Engineer – U.S. West Division, Denver, CO: 2013-2014

o Front line contact with the clients for operations planning, by allocating constrained resources for optimal operation execution within the allocated budget.

o Reviewed safety standards with field personnel prior leaving SLB facilities and operation execution.

o Monitored work progress against the objective of the project as the projects’ goals evolve.

o Led accident investigations with the QHSE (Quality Health Safety Environment) team and field line management.

o Ensured logistics team & field personnel follow SLB safety standards and journey management policies.

o Provided scope of work for the division to ensure continuous availability and integrity of resources.

o Supervised the maintenance team to ensure pumping equipment availability, integrity, functionality and pumps lockout/tag out to meet operation demand and preventive maintenance plans.

O Coordinated with logistics team to ensure materials and equipment delivered safely on time to eliminate and mitigate any potential of non-productive time.


Well Cementing Engineer in Charge – Libya Eastern Desert Operations - East, Libya: 2007-2010

Technical, Operation Management and QHSE

o Engineer in Charge managed $18 million dollar per year operation for LYZZ district in Libya Sahara.

o Supported six national and international clients (OXY, WOC, Veba, Petro-Canada, Agoco, Oil India).

o Conducted monthly cost estimates and evaluations, time management studies and revenue forecasting.

o Carried out service quality operations meetings with the local clients.

o Supervised the maintenance team to ensure all equipment is ready to go.

o Designed, supervised, and evaluated several critical well service operations.

o Introduced new technologies to the local clients and developed several bidding quotations for proposal explanation as a sales and technical engineer.

o Performed critical analysis and sustained the integrity of the database for design, execution and evaluation.

o Carried out several safety investigation and analysis for different projects and operations.

o Ran risk management for hazardous risk analysis control audits and all of the district’s operations.

o Delivered quality, health, safety and environment training session for LYZZ personnel.


Technical Support Engineer, Tripoli. Libya Operations

• Provided Technical support for local National Oil Companies for Casing Hardware & Float equipment.

• Conducted stress analysis to determine endurance limit and the mechanical stability the casing.

• Assisted the project lead for supervising the review, initiation and execution of contracts.

• Identified actions plans to mitigate equipment failure.


• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Al-Fatah University Tripoli, Libya 2000-2005

• M.S Mechanical Engineering, Portland State University Portland, OR 2010- 2012

• M.S Engineering & Technology Management, Portland State University Portland, OR 2011- 2013

• Graduate certificate in Strategic Management of Technology, Portland State University Portland, OR 2012


• Zack Khalifa, et al., “ Technology Roadmap for Next Generation PC: Hybrid PC,” in Planning and Roadmapping Technological Innovations, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland,2014, Ch.8,pp 177-214.

• Zack Khalifa, et al., “ Critical Element of R&D Management: Case study of Three Firms from Different Sectors of Industry,” in Planning and Roadmapping Technological Innovations, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2014, Ch.4, pp 67-100.

• Zack Khalifa, et al., “Location Selection for Fabless Firms,” in Technology Development: Multidimensional Review for Engineering and Technology Mangers, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2014, Ch.3,pp 43-72.


• AutoCAD, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Revit MEP, MATLAB, Mathmatica, SolidWorks, MINITAB, Microsoft office tools, Well Services Softwares, CemCAD

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