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Manager Mechanical

Edmonton, AB, Canada
May 15, 2020

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Aaron Kutnikoff

Red Seal, Journeyman Millwright

Over 20 years of diverse Leadership and Supervisory experiences as an Industrial Journeyman Millwright Seasoned professional as a maintenance and repair coordinator, shop supervisor, manager and general foreman Diverse subject matter expert in rotating equipment in a wide variety of scales, applications and processes

Aaron Kutnikoff

Cellular: 780-***-****


Over 20 years of diverse Leadership and Supervisory experiences as an Industrial Journeyman Millwright Seasoned professional as a maintenance and repair coordinator, shop supervisor, manager and general foreman Ability to assess options for improving logistics and methodologies to develop actionable plans for improvements In-depth knowledge of the methods of overhauling, repairing and maintaining different types of rotating equipment Shop skills in maintaining/repairing high-energy pumps, turbines, mechanical seals, valves and multi-stage pumps Program management of rotating equipment including static or dynamic balancing, vibration analysis and LEAN 5S Practical application of supply chain principles and management in customizing logistics to service requirements Mentorship of new hires or apprentices on specific duties to progress skills and opportunity for advancement Demonstrated methodical and quality focused approach within a diverse range of multi-disciplinary settings Proficiency in reading and interpreting equipment specifications, equipment manuals, engineering drawings Diverse subject matter expert in rotating equipment in a wide variety of scales, applications and processes Diverse supervisory and project management experience in leading and promoting teamwork productivity Demonstrated commitment and proven understanding of exceptional quality control and workmanship Informed decision making ability to assess options and implications in order to identify solutions Coordinating efforts with other departments to reduce down time and ensure project completions Excellent organizational skills and ability to identify and manage changing priorities effectively Development of a comprehensive mechanical aptitude through education and work experience Proven aptitude and talent to excel in a results driven and client-focused services environment Strong skills in assessing, planning and implementing resources to meet workload demands Adherence to safe work practices, promotion of safety standards and situational awareness Analytical and process oriented with the ability to critically think in ambiguous situations Experience in turbines, compressors, conveyors, augers and various conveying systems Excellent interpersonal, communication, relationship building and public relations skills Supervisory and team lead experience in leading and promoting teamwork productivity Proven ability to operate both on strategic and tactical levels within an organization Enjoy working productively and efficiently in a team environment or independently Strong proven ability to quickly establish credibility and respect Solid integrity and work ethics


Millwright – Fluro-Driver, Suncor Fort Hills 2019-Current Embedded Suncor employee in tailings and mine business unit, in charge of all pumps, tailing barge units, and pipeline operations associated with mining operations Mechanical Technician 2 – Trans Mountain, Edmonton, Alberta 2014 – 2019 Perform preventive maintenance, servicing, troubleshooting and repair of all rotating and associated equipment General Foreman – Pacer Promec Energy Corporation, Fort McMurray, Alberta 2014 Directed pipefitters, welders and laborers to rectify deficiencies found in the sulphur recovery unit DCM Site Contractor – CNRL Horizon, Plant Shop, Fort McMurray, Alberta 2013 – 2014 Dismantled, inspected and repaired high energy rotating equipment and various API pumps to OEM/site specs Pump Shop Manager – Hydro Scotford Inc., Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta 2012 – 2013 Managed shop coordinator, lead millwright, purchaser and administrator to meet operational/ financial targets Shop Supervisor – West Power Equipment, Edmonton, Alberta 2011 – 2012 Oversaw a team of machinists, millwrights and welders in troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of equipment Repair Coordinator/Shop Superintendent – Sulzer Pumps, Edmonton, Alberta 1997 – 2011 Shop/field services including pre/commissioning pumps, start-up operations and troubleshooting high energy pumps Millwright Duties

Leading and supervising the safe execution of craft specific maintenance execution within assigned production units Identify and troubleshoot equipment irregularities or malfunctions and determine appropriate method of correction Inspect equipment for defects or potential problems and replaced parts in equipment for operational efficiency Mentorship of new hires or apprentices on specific duties to progress skills and opportunity for advancement Read diagrams, engineered drawings and service manuals to determine work procedures and specifications Ensure inspection records are updated and maintained as outlined by established maintenance procedures Equipment modifications and process improvements including machining and fabrication of components Perform scheduled preventative maintenance routines on mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems Maintenance, repair and overhaul of a large variety of industrial rotating and reciprocating equipment Complete confined space hazard assessment documentation and work within those locations Maintained proper maintenance and repair of all mechanical mining production systems Requisition and inventory stock materials and mechanical parts for facility maintenance Fabrication, machining and welding for equipment repairs, maintenance and overhauls Ensure that contract employees are aware of, and follow company safe work practices Management of multiple operational priorities under strict time lines for completion Maintain and overhaul fans, gearboxes, crusher, steam turbine and generator Initiate request for quotes from vendors for material, labour and services Ensure quality control, reliability and availability for equipment Work with manufacturer representatives to complete tasks Perform alignments on all types of mechanical equipment Conduct and document field level hazard assessments Prepare and submit work permit applications

Commission newly rebuilt equipment

Prepare fall protection plans



Participation in the development and continuous improvement of company safety programs, training and procedures Inspect workplace, equipment and practices to ensure compliance with safety standards and government legislation Participate in accident investigations and review incident reports to ensure appropriate internal/external reporting On-going technical guidance, mentorship and direction to employees to ensure workplace risk mitigation Provide guidance, assistance and development to operational leadership in areas of safe work processes Carry out hazard assessments of work functions and assist with the implementation of hazard controls Collaborative liaison with health and safety professionals to ensure alignment across entire asset team Ensure appropriate safety practices, policies and procedures to avoid health risks and safety incidents Analysis of injury trends and maintains accurate statistics in support of accident reduction goals Converse with company personnel regarding conflicting safety issues and recommend solutions QA/QC

Installation inspections as defined in scope of work, applicable drawings, specifications and regulatory requirements Ensure quality assurance program administration in procedures and work instructions and compliance requirements Implemented and administered a QA/QC program for mechanical service operations based on business processes Releasing materials and equipment to field after quality control requirements met and documentation completed Ensure effective lines of communication to ensure changes and corrective actions are managed and documented Perform failure analysis to determine root cause of failure and recommend improvements to prevent recurrence Assisted with the creation of the quality plan and ensured project constructed as per plan as minimum standard Manage any deviation from customer specifications or drawings and RFI process is followed and documented Applied QA knowledge and expertise to assess alternatives and impact of design and construction decisions Ensure that third party testing is witnessed and in conformance with specifications as outlined in the ITP Document logging and transmitting client communications including RFIs, NCRs and change notices Communication of ideas to benefit or optimize quality related activities to maximize project results Ensure that new document revisions are updated and distributed to the appropriate personnel Responsible for the daily upkeep of red line drawings, retention index binders and reports Conduct random audits for adherence to quality functions, document and report findings Distribution of final documentation package process as directed by quality supervisor EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND / CERTIFICATIONS

Journeyman Millwright – Red Seal Certification

Mentally Active Driving Program

H2S & Other Toxic Atmospheres

Balancing Rotating Equipment

Confined Space Entry/Monitor

KinderMorgan Fall Protection

OSSA Regional Orientation

Standard First Aid & CPR

Confined Space Pre Entry

Air brake certification

Gas Testing Certification

Industrial Firefighter II

Respiratory Protection

Confined Space Entry

Rigger, Level 1

H2S Alive



OSSA Mine driving license

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