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Engineer Power Plant

Sacramento, CA
May 13, 2020

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Richard Wales

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Penryn, CA *5663



Over 25 years experience in industry serving as Project Manager,

Mechanical/Electrical Designer and Plant Engineer for many industrial

Construction, fabrication projects and plant operations. Projects have included

central material handling systems, process piping systems, packaging systems,

peaking power plants, concrete manufacturing facilities and industrial automation.

LEAN, Six Sigma, DMAIC and DMADV practices. Qualified a plant for

ISO 9000.


MS Project

AutoCad. (any release)

Photo Shop


MS Office

ProWorks 32 (Modicon PLC software)




R.S. Means


Basalite Building Products LLC. Project Manager for an $11M plant equipment upgrade in Dixon California. Managed the entire project from Permit, bid and construction packages through construction.

Wellhead Electric, 50MW peaking power plant. Managed mechanical, electrical, structural and civil engineering for plant relocation and served as site engineer during construction. Relocated and re-assembled the plant in Delano California.

MECS (Monsanto Envirochem). Project engineer, mechanical, electrical and controls. Silo project, acid injection project, plant controls upgrade project.

Project experience:

1.Detail facility as required, and determine product flow requirements.

2.Design system as required using off the shelf components or custom components to include electrical and controls design.

3.Finalize drawings, write proposal/quote and submit for approval

4.When contract is approved, create any detail or shop drawings required, organize vendors for the project and schedule purchasing for delivery timeliness.

5.Organize work force-either staff / temps. and any millwrights, electricians or programmers for the project installation.

6.Supervise installation.

Field skills:

Welding: Gas, stick, MIG, TIG

Fabrication: Weld carbon steel, some aluminum, and SST. Operate all iron working equipment except press brake. Operate finger brake.

Machining: Operate vertical mill and lathe.

Electrical: NEC, design, install and troubleshoot the following:

Conduit- Rigid, EMT, PVC, have pulled wire up to 750 MCM.

Controls- 15KV switchgear, Motor control centers, start/stop circuits, limit switches, photo electric sensors (reflective and diffusion) Prox. Sensors, level sensors, pressure switches, 4-20 Ma communication. PLC/PC, encoders. TCP/IP, Modbus, Fieldbus and GE Genius I/O.

Panels- Start/stop/control stations, install disconnects, build and install main

Panels, distribution panels and MCCs.

Pneumatics: Compressors/dryers, pipe, SST, copper and plastic tubing, fittings, regulators, cylinders, gauges, air bags, manifolds, solenoid valves.

Hydraulics: Pumps, reservoirs, motors, cylinders, valves.

Employment History:

Treehouse Foods

1831 S. Stockton St.

Lodi, Ca 95240

9-26-2017 – Present

Senior Project Engineer

Installed a new SCADA system with savings of $1,000,000/yr.

from waste reduction.

Designed and installed a $1,700,000 Central Robotic

Palletizing System with savings of $850,000/yr. 2 year ROI

Multiple process and packaging Capital Projects

Basalite Building Products LLC

105 Industrial Wy

Dixon, CA 95620

From: 11-2013

To: 09-3-2017

Ron Mulligan


Serving as Electrical Project Manager

Manage projects in 24 plants in 7 western states and Canada.

EML Associates

12-2011 to 11-2013

Self Employed, designed and operated a toxics logging system with met station. Monitored for lead and hex-chrome.

Wellhead Electric Inc.

650 Bercut Drive

Sacramento, Ca 95811


Tom Tinnuci


To: 12-2011

Position: General engineering, mechanical and electrical to relocate a 50MW power plant.

Richlynn Contracting

4866 E. Second St

Benicia, CA 94510


From: 4/2009


Position: Project Manager/Sales engineer.


1778 Monsanto Way

Martinez, CA 94553


Clint Holzworth

From: 3/2005

To 4/2009

Position: Project engineer/design engineer/Plant Engineer.


Three years challenged college courses certified by the U.S. Army.

One year of various college courses no degree.

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