Albert Avidor P.Eng.
Calgary, Alberta T2V 4Z3
Mechanical Engineer with experience in ASME, API Oil and Gas fixed equipment design and maintenance field. Highly-developed computer skills combined with strong analytical and problem-solving abilities Recognized for ability to lease with the client and project team for variety of project work.
Computer and Technical Skills
MS Project, AutoCAD, Pressure Vessels & Piping ASME, API & CSA Standards, PLC’s, Instrumentation, Automation, Combustion, Heat Transfer, IMACS, HYSYS, PVElit, AMTanks, Oil & Gas equipment design calculations and MS Office.
Authorized to provide engineering stamping in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Fluent English, French, Spanish, and Turkish.
FAST TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS LTD OCTOBER 2014 - PRESENT
Preparation of bid documents and work packages for major repairs/modifications
Evaluation of piping systems, elevators, HVAC and security systems, roofing, underground parking and heating platform for garage entrance
Technical solutions for damaged units due to piping failures
Design and implementation of a preventive maintenance system and budgeting
Developed computer excel sheet programs for unique engineering process equipment calculations for oil and gas industry
Scheduling meetings with clients to review project progress, status, and concerns
PACKAGE MANAGER-EPC COMPANY (Contract) JUNE 2014 - OCTOBER 2014
GAS LIQUIDS ENGINEERING LTD CALGARY, ALBERTA
Support for completion of all technical scopes of work, specifications drawings and data sheets including RFPs, RFIs review and approval of documents for gas plants. Coordination with client regarding packaged equipment issues.
Executed process equipment design calculations
Executed PSV and control valve sizing and package design calculations
Pressure vessels calculations (ASME Section VIII div1) and API 650 storage tanks, API 12F
Experienced with client, vendors and cross-functional teams relations
Managed equipment requisitions for quotation (MRQ), technical bid evaluations (TBE), and requisitions for purchase (MRP) and interface with Procurement Department
Managed Package Engineering, vendor drawings review and evaluation. Coordinated vendor inspections and quality surveillance.
Project Engineer – Process & FABRICATION (Contract) JUNE 2012 – APRIL 2014
Enerflex LTD. (Oil and Gas) – Calgary, Alberta
Delivered project engineering for oil and gas industry refrigeration process and gas plants.
Communicated with customers and the project team in project engineering, timing, and (MOC) change orders.
Sizing, process piping (B31.3), line list, safety & control valves, equipment and material selection.
Support schedulers, designers, drafters, purchasers, external contractors, developed weekly clients meetings and deviation reports and responsible for financial performance.
Provided support for P&ID, development and preparation of BOM.
Verified compliance with customer and legislated codes and standards.
Monitor weekly engineering costs with time tracking system and produced regular reports on project status.
Vendor drawing reviews. Preparation of data sheets, evaluation and selection process equipment.
Engaged actively on RFQ’s, RFI’s, MOC’s, progress monitoring, ITP’s, Hysys etc.
Static Equipment Engineer – QA/QC (CONTRACT) JANUARY 2011 – APRIL 2012
Yara Belle Plaine Inc. (Fertilizer Manufacturer) – Saskatchewan
Provided mechanical engineering and maintenance support relating to pressure and static equipment including certified API Inspector supervision.
Provided expertise on ANSI, ASME Section VIII divisions I, (my involvement is in design, materials, inspection, fabrication and pressure relief devices) II, NDE methods and API 510, 520, 570, 571, 579, 580, 650, and 653. My involvement in welded steel aboveground tanks for fabrication, testing, inspection, repairs and alteration.
Used FFS and RFCA procedures for chemical process equipment and made run-repair-replace decisions and assessments for remaining useful life.
Design and Implemented Risk based Inspection RBI program. Including Fitness-For–Service (FFS) methodologies in API 579-1 /ASME FFS-1 engineering evaluations and recommendations for the structural integrity for static equipment.
Developed of construction work packages CWP (repair and routine maintenance) associated with fixed equipment discipline.
Provided evaluations for localized, general and localized corrosion, pitting, blisters, laminations, weld misalignment, shell distortions and cracking according to API 653 ( I work in a project for modifying a single bottom of a tank to double bottom tank due to corrosion)
Completed MOC applications and engineering work packages CWP as member of HAZOP committee.
Managed capital projects, capital equipment selection and evaluated repair requests.
Developed static equipment inspection plans for turnaround.
Conducted materials selection, welding engineering planning, and damage mechanisms evaluation on multiple projects simultaneously.
Supported turnaround preparation of plant pressure vessels, storage tanks, and piping. Generated cost-effective repair and maintenance solutions.
Prepared technical reports and proposals. Responsible for Preparation Risk based Inspection (RBI) task and techniques for the turn-around to shift from reactive to a proactive maintenance including analyses.
Engineer (Contract) AUGUST 2010 - NOVEMBER 2010
Grit Industries (Oil and Gas Processing Equipment) – Lloydminster, Alberta
Provided support to Engineering Department draftsmen, designers, and engineering staff in mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation for all projects. Prepared plans to build process lines, line heaters, and tanks for oil & gas companies. Reported to Chief Operating Officer.
Provided Pressure design of piping components, piping systems, materials selection, inspection, examination and testing for ASME B31.3
Organized Engineering Department and provided training.
Developed design standards and procedures.
Performed diversified heat transfer, ASME Section IV, IX, and VIII, P&ID calculations, and ABSA requirements.
Developed medium level software for thermal and pressure engineering calculations.
Lead Mechanical Engineer (Contract) MARCH 2009-APRRIL 2010
Invista / DuPont (Nylon Chemical Intermediates) – ONTARIO
Planned, led, and managed all engineering activities associated with project and front-end engineering development including FEED, FEL, and Gate reviews.
Integrated the engineering effort over the total project life from inception to commercial operation including project estimation and cost management.
Member of the Project Core Team accountable to the Project Leader for project success and to the BEM for engineering functional excellence and competency.
Led contract strategy, contractor selection, and management processes including MOC, PSM, and PSSM.
Conducted mitigation risk analyses on projects.
Provided technical support for operations and reliability including ASME Section VIII divisions I including B31.3, API 520, W59, W47, AWS, CSA, ANSI, and thermal.
Provided detailed stress analyses for piping systems according to ASME B31.3, P&ID’s, and pipe sizing including vibration and water hammer analyses and Provincial Regulatory Agency (TSSA) regulations.
Conducted Safety Valve calculations (PSV) according ASME Section VIII div. 1 and API 520/521 including both up and downstream piping stress analyses.
Selected control valves and down-grading on pressure vessels and heat exchangers.
Provided engineering work for repairs, modifications, and new designs for piping (B31.3), pressure vessels (ASME Section VIII div1), and equipment. Prepared mechanical engineering packages including material selection.
Conducted re-rating of equipment, fitness for service evaluations, and remaining life assessments (CSA B51).
Utilized data from SAP to track project expenditures and conduct monthly accruals.
Mechanical Engineer (Contract) MAY 2008-JANUARY 2009
BPR-Bechtel (EPCM) – Montreal, Quebec
Prepared and wrote equipment specifications and data sheets for HORIZON oil and gas project.
Performed technical bid evaluations for rotating equipment, pressure vessels (ASME section VIII div 1), piping (B31.3), and oil and gas processing equipment.
Designed industrial facilities based on design criteria, P&ID's, and PFD’s.
Analyzed and verified supplier proposals, prepared recommendations, and issued purchase requisitions.
Identified and managed risks, mitigation and contingency.
Reviewed and approved vendor drawings and documents.
Provided support for invoicing and cost estimates.
Project and QA/QC Manager – ASME (Contract) MARCH 2004 – DECEMBER 2007
Inox-Tech (Pressure Vessels Manufacturer) – Sainte-Catherine, Quebec
Managed quality assurance for ASME pressure vessels adherence to ASME manual, jurisdictional liaison, and activities for ASME regulations Section VIII division I Sections IX, II, V, IV, ASME B31.3 piping, and ANSI material selection.
Coordinated scheduling, estimating, purchasing specifications, budgeting, and customer communications through to delivery and start-up.
Prepared welding procedures and qualifications according to Section IX.
Supported operational, maintenance planning, and cost estimate activities.
Supported project team for cost estimating activities for pressure vessels, reactors, (Section VIII division I) tanks (API 650), and process equipment.
Conducted QA internal audits and responded to QA external audits.
Maintained Provincial Regulatory Agency relations.
Project Manager (Contract) JANUARY 2003 – DECEMBER 2003
Indeck Boiler Corporation (Boiler Manufacturer) – Saint-Hyacinth, Quebec
Coordinated Boiler manufacturing activities including external customer interactions.
Managed projects including technical bid evaluations, preparation of quotations, mechanical equipment estimates, closing the orders, and delivering on-time.
Coordinated production, purchasing, quality control, financing, suppliers, and customers.
Managed evolution progress, and preparation of quotes for modifications and additions.
Coordinated boiler inspections with government authorities and customer inspectors.
Performed engineering including ASME, ANSI, API, CSA, P&ID’s, performance calculations, gas trains, burner selection, and other related calculations.
Provided cost planning, scheduling, estimating, and cost analysis to establish and maintain project budgets.
Developed, monitored, and maintained realistic and accurate production schedules.
Evaluated project progress on a weekly basis and provided management with critical feed-back.
Managed customer requests for quotations and orders requiring special attention due to complexity, schedule, or financial impact.
Resolved order issues related to quality, pricing, and shipping schedules. Negotiated settlements as required.
Coordinated activities with sister companies in pursuit of quality service to customers.
Developed alternative technical and commercial strategies in support of sales, marketing, facilities integrity program, and product development.
Project & Maintenance/Reliability Manager FEBRUARY 1995 – JANUARY 2003
Arshinoff Company Ltd. (Drum Manufacturer) – Montreal, Quebec
Increased project productivity through process automation and proper utilization of mechanical, electrical, PLC, and people in a unionized environment.
Developed maintenance engineering and estimating procedures. Provided leadership on technical engineering problems and methods.
Improved equipment reliability by implementing a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in an ISO 9002 environment.
Managed contracting, renovations, pricing, technical purchasing, and sanitation.
Led team for custom-designed high-speed electro-mechanical heavy machinery.
Optimized processes resulting in a 7% decrease in manpower on production lines.
Supervised maintenance, safety, equipment sanitation management, crews, and outside contractor. Reduced unplanned downtime of production and support equipment.
Managed and scheduled building renovations including HVAC applications, mechanical ventilation system, plumbing, electrical, rotating equipment, controls, dust collection, industrial ventilation (NFPA), cooling tower chillers, steam generation, slurry pumps, waste heat recovery, and incinerators.
Implemented and applied audits for ISO 9002.
Project and Engineering Manager – Construction MAY 1990 – JANUARY 1995
Styrochem International (Polystyrene Manufacturer) – Baie d’Urfe, Quebec
Managed construction project including buildings, additive mixing process, pneumatic transfer system, chemical reactors, rotating equipment, power stations, heating and reactor cooling systems, chillers, pumps, valves, air compressors, draying systems, and utilities.
Provided support for department engineers, designers, drafters, and contractors including 10 direct reports.
Designed and installed piping systems according to B31.3 and thermal expansion calculations.
Purchased capital equipment, prepared process engineering studies for new and existing products, and applied required standards including OSHA, API, and ASME Section VIII Div I and IX.
Initiated projects for reducing costs and enhancing quality by applying PLC process control system.
Implemented changes for increasing product output in a polymerization reactor in a company working 24-7. Results included zero break-downs and a 10% increase in proactive activities.
Executed projects on time and within the budget.
Designed and monitored key performance indicators for equipment
Improved reactor yield from 95% to 97%.
Managed reliability maintenance program and project budgets up $10M.
Managed health, safety, and environment.
Supervised designers in their layout and details activities
B.Sc. – Mechanical Engineering
M.Sc. – Combustion and Heat Transfer
Certificate in “Industrial Automation” – University Of Montreal
AEC in Electro Technology – Dawson College, Montreal
API 579-1/ ASME FFS-1 Fitness for Service Certificate
Compressor Vibration Analyses Certificate
Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ) 108088
Professional Engineers of Ontario (PEO) 100141961
Professional Engineers of Alberta (APEGA) 119508
Professional Engineers of Saskatchewan (APEGS) 24293
ASME Member 100021437
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