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Engineer Engineering

Morristown, TN
March 26, 2020

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Larry T. Stidd, Jr.

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Morristown, TN 37814 419-***-****


Skilled Reliability Engineer / Manager with over twenty-five years of leadership and hands-on experience in the supervision of maintenance and operations of nuclear and non-nuclear plant systems. In-depth knowledge of technical skills required to maintain safe operations. Experienced in the reliability engineering and maintenance management/repair of pumps, valves, steam turbines, gears, bearings, compressors, heat exchangers, kiln dryers, bucket elevators, conveyor systems and fluid processing systems. Familiar with ASME/API codes for pressure vessels and piping systems. Effective organizational, prioritization and communication skills with the ability to build strong work teams.


US Nitrogen, Midway, TN


Green field construction facility for manufacturing Ammonia Nitrate solution.

Maintenance Manager

Member of site leadership organization responsible for building the new culture and facility. Interviewed and hired nearly 70 new employees over my tenure at the facility, installed the CMMS system, and document management systems. Instrumental member of site LOPA meetings, engineering review and construction meetings needed to meet the major construction milestones. Production has not yet begun on this facility.

INEOS, Whiting, IN 2006 – 2012

A manufacturer of polybutenes producing 194 million pounds (88,000 tons) per year, operating 24/7/365, situated on 40 acres and employing 50 people.

Reliability Engineer

Member of Site Leadership Team, Site Union Management Safety Committee; successful implementation of new union contract with change in work responsibilities and change of watch rotation.

Managed outside vendor support for preventative maintenance programs for electrical and mechanical maintenance systems; multiple contracts with multiple shared services without incident. Monitored and supervised site Chief Inspector activities to ensure all vessels, relief valves and equipment inspected and maintained in accordance with associated Federal, State and organizational requirements.

Provided on-site engineering review and technical guidance for all maintenance activities; coordinated and monitored expenditures while adhering to capital and engineering budgets of $1M to $3M annually.

Performed duties of Site Safety Engineer due to plant re-organization for last two years of plants operations.

British Petroleum, Lima, OH 1998 – 2006

A manufacturer of ammonia, urea, nitric acid and ammonia nitrate products, producing 0.59 million tons of ammonia, 0.35 million tons of urea, 0.23 million tons of nitrogen solutions, 0.12 million tons of nitric acid annually; operating 24 / 7 /365, situated on nearly 200 acres and employing 250 people.

Maintenance Specialist (Rotating)

Coordinated maintenance activity on rotating equipment which included pumps, compressors, gas turbines, conveyors, bucket elevators, kiln dryers, valve operators, gearboxes and associated machinery. Supervised a staff of up to 20 rotation technicians (millwrights and plant personnel) represented by two separate unions.

Larry T. Stidd, Jr.

Maintenance Specialist (Rotating)

Managed the Turnaround activities of multiple craft personnel during 60 day Complex Turnaround with over 500 personnel assigned to repair activities. Provided 24/7 coverage for machinery repair and troubleshooting. Established vendor repair program; coordinating repairs of pumps, turbines and motors with average annual expenditure of $500K, managed outside repair facilities activities and assisted in management of storehouse spare parts inventory. Streamlining the repair process and consolidating like spare components for the inventory system; standardizing parts for Goulds pumps and mechanical seals across the complex.

United States Navy 1984 – 1998

Chief Machinist Mate (E-7)

Successfully completed various sea and shore commands; supervised up to 110 personnel in operation and maintenance of nuclear and non-nuclear steam plant equipment.

Managed preventative maintenance program for main machinery room equipment.

Supervised corrective maintenance on multiple Selected Restricted Availabilities (Ship Outages) with Main Engine maintenance and extensive machinery room maintenance activity.

Monitored and maintained training programs and associated records for 200 sailors in qualification and testing related to propulsion plant watches.


Masters of Science Degree in Strategic Management, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN (2012)

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management, Bluffton University, Bluffton, OH (2004)

Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, James A. Rhodes State College, Lima, OH (2002)

Graduated Navy Leadership and Development Program, 1991

Graduated Navy Nuclear Propulsion Power School, Nuclear Physics, Chemistry, Heat Transfer and Fluid Flow, Engineering Principles, 1985

Graduated Engineering Maintenance Principles, Watch Indoctrination, and Operating Principles Machinist Mate Class "A" School, 1984


Graduated with Honors from both Bluffton University and Rhodes State College Member of the Tau Alpha Phi Honor Society


Recipient of numerous awards from the United States Navy which included a Navy Commendation Medal, 4 Navy Achievement Medals, 3 Good Conduct Medals, a Navy Unit Commendation, an Armed Forces Service Medal, a Southwest Asia Service Medal, a NATO Service Medal, a Staff Training Mentorship Award and 8 Letters of Commendation

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