Paul B. Wells
Pensacola, Florida 32505
Over 40 years’ experience in heavy field construction, plant maintenance, start-up and commissioning as Project Manager, Test & Start-up Manager, Superintendent, Field Engineer, General Foreman, Foreman, Journeyman, and Apprentice. Assignments have included Project Manager on construction of a Fluidized Bed Combustion Plant, Completion and Start-up Manager of a AFBC Demonstration Plant, Shift Superintendent and Completion Manager on several Nuclear Power Plants, Project Manager of two Paper Mills projects and craftsman at numerous Paper Mills, Fossil Fuel Power Plants, Oil Refinery, Chemical Plants, Steel Mill, Nuclear Power Plants, Chemical Weapons Demolition Facilities, and Hazardous Waste clean-up at Hanford. Trained & experienced in Pipe fabrication & Erection which includes Hangers, Struts, Snubbers, and Anchors. I am also experienced in the installation of Instrumentation, and Hydrostatic, Pneumatic, Static head Testing, and Flushing of all mechanical systems. Knowledge and experienced in work utilizing various codes including ASME Section III, Section VIII, and Section XI, ANSI Codes and NFPA Codes.
URS/DOE, Tank Farms at Hanford, Washington (8-09-10 to 02-03-11)
Contract Manager: as overseer of the work of a sub-contractor in the erection of a prefabricated 70,000 sq. ft. metal Office/Warehouse with most all amenities on radiological contaminated land. The project was supported by URS Engineers, Quality Control, and Safety Representatives. Support was also included by Hanford’s electrical and water utility departments, and radiation protection inspectors. The task also included schedule preparation, planning, review of technical documents, and the writing of technical reports. Training include Hazardous waste worker and Radiological worker at Hanford’s training center.
URS/Bechtel/DOE, WTP site at Hanford, Washington (3-17-08 to 12-09-08)
General Superintendent Instrumentation: Instrumentation was to begin in the LAW building where planning, purchasing of specialty tools, materials for hangers, supports, and tray were to be purchased, but upper management did not support instrumentation at this time, and gave all resources to the Civil department. I requested a release and it was granted on 12-09-08.
WGINT/Parsons/COE, Chemical Weapons Demolition Facility at Shchuch’ye, Russia (April 2005 to December 2006).
Instrumentation Engineer: My duties included the planning and scheduling the construction of the Main Production building, receiving and tracking of mechanical equipment, site walk downs, and whatever our management deem necessary for the enhancement of the project. In December 2006 the COE ordered all Patriots to return to the USA, and for the Russian government to finish the project.
WGINT/Parsons/COE, Chemical Weapons Demolition Facility at Pine Bluff, Arkansas (Nov. 2000 to May 2003)
General Superintendent Instrumentation: Manage manual and non-manual personnel in the installation instrumentation with documentation, including loop checks of all electrical instruments. Coordination of tools, material, and equipment needed to support the installation. Assign work to meet schedules and milestones while maintaining rotating equipment during construction. Enforcement of Site Job rules and Safety Procedures, and applying disciplinary action where required. Being the last manager on the project I was responsible for the completion of all punch list items, and the turnover of all remaining documentation.
Raytheon/Parsons/COE, Chemical Weapons Demolition Facility at Hermiston, Oregon (May 1999 to Nov. 2000)
General Superintendent Instrumentation/ Piping: Coordinated the purchase and delivery of specialty tools, material, and equipment with the Corps of Engineers. A schedule of instrumentation installation to meet site milestones was maintained during construction. Rotating equipment was maintained during construction. Job Rules and Safety Rules that was required of all site personnel were enforced. The answer to “Bomb Threats” was to clear the sight of nonessential personnel while a search was conducted. There were no explosive devices found on site during the 13 abusive calls.
Morrison Construction Co./ A-K Steel, Rockport, Indiana,(February 1998 to May 1999)
Pipefitter: Working on the project in my craft on the most enjoyable job ever. The project was the most automated plant that I have worked. We piped up a huge machine that was similar to a paper machine of hydraulics, air, water, and a lot of automatic controls. We met each morning for assignments, and a safety meeting.
Raytheon/PSE&G, Salem I Nuclear Power Plant, Salem, New Jersey (May 1996 thru August 1997)
Field Engineer/Instrumentation/Civil (Iron workers): Our job was to replace the Steam Generators and install new piping and instrumentation due to the fact the new generator were not like for like generators.
The lifts were 420 tons each including the rigging inside the Reactor Containment Building. Safety was a priority for the protection of personnel and equipment. Radiation protection was also a requirement due to the fact that the vessels were “Crapped up”. We moved these vessels across the Containment building through the equipment hatch then lowered to ground elevation for temporary storage.
Raytheon/TVA, Watts Bar Nuclear Plant Unit #1, Spring City, Tenn.,(Jan.1992 thru June 1994)
Field Engineer Mechanical: Responsible for the craft installing small & large bore piping, hangers, supports that they install these items by drawings, and procedures. Any variance had to be recorded and approve by design engineering. The same was true for instrumentation, and duct work. All work had to be documented, signed off, and issued to the vault.
Milton J. Wood Co./Meade Paper Mill, Eufaula, Alabama, (Jan. 1991 to Dec. 1991)
Project Manager: Replaced the steam and black liquor piping both in the inside and outside the vertical continuous digester during the overhaul of the vessel. The vessel stands 300 ft. and the vessel opening was on top limiting the length of pipe to be lifted. A scaffold had to be built inside the vessel for fit-up of piping, and the installation of struts & hangers. Safety was a real concern and had to be continually monitored.
R.N. Pyle Co./St. Joe Paper Mill, Port St., Florida (Feb. 1990 to August 1990)
Project Manager: Fabricated & installed a piping system throughout the Pulp Mill for the collection of a poisonous gas, and to be delivered to the Lime Kilns for burning. Several old vessels & piping were demolished and new vessels installed without shutting the plant down. Coordinating our work with plant operations was a must as safety which had to be carefully monitored.
Fluor Constructors/Southeast University Fluidizing Bed Boiler, Cape Girardeau, Mo. (Feb.1988 to Nov. 1989)
Project Manager: Replaced existing boiler with an experimental Fluidizing Bed Boiler that included a new control room, bag house, pumps, compressors, piping, instrumentation, and a new roof on the existing building. All work was coordinated with the maintenance manager.
Fluor Constructors/ TVA, Shawnee Steam Plant Fluidizing Bed Boiler, Paducah, Ky. (April 1987to Feb. 1988).
Completion & Startup Manager: This was a joint venture between Flour Constructors, TVA, and Duke Power to install a new experimental Fluidizing Bed Boiler, Control room, Bag house, Compressors, Piping, Electrical conduit & wiring, and computer systems.
Ebasco/HP&L, South Texas Nuclear Plant, Bay City, Texas, (1985 & 1986)
Completion Manager: My responsibility was the completion all of mechanical & electrical systems that included the required testing, inspection & signed-off documentation. My position also included the supervision of all manual & non manual employees of our department.
Tompkins-Beckwith/ Daniels/CP&L, Shearon Harris Nuclear Plant, Raleigh, N.C.(1983-1985)
Completion General Superintendent: Responsible for the development of the mechanical testing program and the testing of the mechanical systems making sure all documents were complete with the sign-off of all documentation.
Tompkins-Beckwith/Ebasco/LP&L, Waterford III Nuclear Plant (1980-1983)
Completion & Startup Manager: This department consisted of Superintendents, Field Engineers, and craftsmen for the completion of all mechanical systems. That included all open items from turnover, and NCR’s, & FCR’s with signed-off documentation. The piping craft completed the testing of all piping systems with signed-off documentation. We completed all mechanical engineering change orders including the purchase of required materials and equipment. On some occasions we were required to use multi-craft personnel during our testing, and the completion of open items. Once all testing had been completed and the documentation in the vault we completed Cold Hydro and Hot Functional testing with the support of Ebasco’s Start-up Group. My most important function was enforcing job and safety rules while protecting permanent equipment.
McCartin, McAuliffe Mechanical Contractor/Illinois Power, Clinton Nuclear Power Plant,
Mechanical Superintendent: This project was a two shift operations whereas I covered the second shift with multi-crafts doing rollover work from the day shift. We covered Piping, hangers, condenser tubes, structural steel, and scaffolding while maintaining our documentation, enforcing Job and Safety rules.
Daniels Construction/ Kansas City Power & Light/ Wolf Creek Nuclear Plant (1977-1978)
Containment Piping Superintendent: The plant was in its infancy, and we were bringing the vessel out of the ground. Our task was to install embedded piping, and pipe sleeves ahead of concrete pours. Testing was required for embedded pipe joints. Planning was essential at this stage of construction as well as the enforcement of Job & safety rules.
Daniels/Bechtel/Alabama Power, Farley Nuclear Plant (1973-1976)
Piping Superintendent/ Start-up Superintendent: In the beginning my crews were installing small & large bore pipe, and later advancing to hangers, struts, & supports. Then moving on to instrumentation throughout the plant. In 1974 we moved into flushing & testing of all piping & equipment in the plant & yard.
In our early we had to learn how to document our work in the prepared “work packages”. We also had to work safely, and abide by Safety procedures, and Job rules. OSHA was new at the time which gave us new dimensions of safety. Our performance progressed and we moved on to Cold Hydro, and Hot functional testing with the support of Start-up group. A short time later Farley Nuclear Unit #1 was put on line.
Prior to 1973 and between management assignments today, I work and have worked as a craftsman on numerous projects throughout the United States. The Nuclear Plant “Outages” and “Shutdowns” on Paper Mills, Fossil Fuel Power Plants, Chemical Plants, and Refinery have been omitted due to the lack of spacing on resume.
Education and Training:
High School Graduate (GED)
Pipefitters Apprenticeship Program (5 years) Graduated
Attended Pensacola Junior College
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman, 1st Marine Div., Korea
Honorable Discharged (4 years’ service)
I am available to work foreign assignments.