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Water Treatment Engineer

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
March 19, 2020

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Address: P.O. Box ***, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia

Phone: + (61-414-***-***; M: 041*-***-***




Qualified Chemical Engineer (Bachelor of Applied Chemistry) with extensive hands-on experience in chemical laboratory processing systems, processing chemicals and environmental systems in a heavy industrial environment. Competent in developing safety procedures and delivering continuous improvement outcomes in the testing processes. Strong technical, research and development, auditing (Licensed Government Approved Auditor) as well as report writing skills coupled with broad knowledge of current industry technology. In-house knowledge of laboratory safety standards including international, ASTM, AS and Houseman UK Servicing Standards. Significant knowledge of both PC Word, Excel and some familiarity with SAP and IBM mainframe systems. Ability to work independently, or in a team environment. Possessing remarkable communication and problem-solving skills. Master of Business & Technology with the drive to achieve optimum results necessary to sustain business. Exceptional ability to learn new technologies and applications. Presently seeking global ventures wherein can leverage gained experience and skill set to effectively monitor programmes, projects and field modification.


Equipment and Instrumentation Creating and Conducting Test Validation Plans Constructing and Executing Controlled Experiments Providing Technical Support Establishing and Documenting Methodologies/Processes Training and Development Safety Leadership Quality Assurance (Six Sigma Tools) Stakeholder Engagement Designing, Specifying and Commissioning Chemical Processes Monitoring Project Budgets/Schedules


Science — Skilled in using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. For details please refer to the Appendix.

Critical Thinking — Competent in utilising logic and reasoning ability to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Complex Problem-Solving — Proficient in determining complex problems/issues and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options while implementing apposite solutions.

Judgment and Decision-Making — Expert in considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Systems Analysis — Exceptional skills in determining methods of how a system should operate as well as the way in which changes in conditions, operations and the environment will affect its outcome.


Successfully enabled reduction of an active element’s loss in process applications.

Instrumental in the development of a tri-polymeric antiscalant for heating vessels as well as fully automated chemical dosing systems to process waters.

Efficiently managed a small chemical unit.

Provided apt advice in resolving complex plastic manufacturing system issues resulting in the client selecting a more efficient and trustworthy raw materials supplier.

At Medical Developments International, successfully improved closed circuit chemistry to remove excessive microorganisms and colour from the water based circuit.

For Houseman Australia Ltd., effectively secured 23 new contracts in just three months.

At Newbold General Refractories-Unanderra, Australia, effectively controlled the plant within just three months of commencing assigned work at the site.

Received training in all aspects of polyol research and application while working at Bayer Germany and Australia.

Worked at I.C.I. and successfully managed a portfolio of over 60 clients for quality control.


Providing requisite technical guidance on materials and mechanical integrity of pipelines and static equipment for onshore and offshore facilities. Facilitating professional materials guidance and confirmation prior to application and/or revision during materials selection.

Devising effective risk-based inspection strategies as well as defining and executing work scopes for piping, pressure vessel and PSV inspection programmes, including review and verification of reports, providing appropriate suggestions and QA/QC of documentation.

Possessing extensive experience in applying industry-based programmes in compliance with regulatory specifications.

Ensuring corrosion prevention through proper material selection (ms), cathodic protection (cp), chemical inhibitors (ci) and coatings(c).

Facilitating appropriate technical support for risk assessment strategies and delivery of performance metrics for programmes. Ascertaining engineering controls to be in place.

Undertaking ownership of critical data and information integrity and its communication to internal stakeholders in operations and maintenance groups.

Providing technical leadership wherein reviewing innovative inspection and fabrication techniques and technologies, particularly those relating to training and development of junior engineers.

Developing apt training procedures and actively training wastewater personnel as well as administering corrosion and scale Inhibition.

Managing diverse work aspects including steering chemical process improvement, enabling waste minimisation of hostile environmental species and building water treatment systems as well as chemical selection for water treatment applications needing corrosion and scale protection.

Supervising supply of specialty chemicals (water treatment) to manufacturers and facilitating technical expertise to major industries as well as providing consultancy services to reputed companies such as BASF, Gas & Fuel Corp, Gas Transmission Corporation & B.T. R. Nylex, Gambro Corp, Amcor, Orica, Lonimar and Quality Drum Services.

Directing configuration and installation of chemical programmes and delivering required technical support while ensuring supply of product for ongoing maintenance of water treatment and chemical plants.

Accountable for upgrading equipment while consideration overall production requirements.

Responsible for applying new canning inhibitor installation, trailing product closed circuit solution and procedural writing for services and laboratory relief.


Process Chemist, Process Chemicals & Oils (t/a) Emilsen Enterprises

1992 – 2020

The Product Maker & Webbing Autralia

2013 - 2020

Lonimar Australia Ltd. –Process Water Treatment

2009 – 2012

Amcor Box Hill --- Process Water Treatment –succesfully removed difficult scale from boiler

2009 – 2013

Bluescope Steel- Consulting to Industry on Waste Water Chemical testing & training & running the Process Laboratory for people on holiday leave

As with 2007 plus: Clients still looked after while at Bluescope Steel

2007 – 2008


I.C.I./Houseman/Tamar in Water Treatment Contracts-- Process Water Treatment

1986 – 1988

Monsanto Chemical Company—Research Assistant

1985 – 1985

Bayer Germany & Australia Limited—Laboratory Technician Polyurethanes

Melbourne University’s Ridley College/Presbyterian College—Bachelor of Arts(Christian Theology)

UNSW Bachelor of Science/Optometry

BHP’s Australian Iron & Steel/Including Newbold General Refractories) Pty Ltd.

1980 – 1985

1976 –1981


1968 – 1973


Master of Business & Technology, University of New South Wales (UNSW)


Bachelor of Applied Chemistry, Monash University


Bachelor of Arts (ACT), Ridley College, University of Melbourne

1976 – 1981

Bachelor of Optometry, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

1974 – 1975

Business and Technology Courses Relevant to Position

UNSW School of Engineering’s MBT Degree Conferred: Units: 1995 – 2000

Marketing for Technical Managers (2000)

Accounting: A User’s Perspective (2000)

Human Resources Management (1998)

Maintenance Management, Manufacturing Management (1997)

Environmental Management (1996)

Project Management, Innovative Organisations (1995)

Managing Service Oriented Organisations


Emilsen Enterprises Publication Set Up of ISO 9001-14000, 1997(Available on Request)

Australian Standards Association

Member: Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

ASTM, NACE, Chemical Engineering Inc

RACI: Entitled to Full Membership Status as Fellow or Associate

Department of Human Services: Logical System and Processing Auditing e.g., CTS Audits, Risk Assessment, JSA

Excellent knowledge and experienced applicator of Specialty Chemicals: Steel, Metallurgical Function and Water and Steam

Access to the database and the capability required to select metallurgical products for process functions

Monash University: Prepared for the High Temperature Study of Steel Degradation and Corrosion by Professor John White

Cooling Water Studies: Source various- Dearborn, Drew, Betz, Suez-Nalco, Nalco-Houseman, Degremont

References available upon request

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