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Mechanical Engineer Power Plant

Alburtis, PA, 18011
April 17, 2020

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Edward M. Singer

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(H) 610-***-**** © 610-***-****


Industrial maintenance and engineering professional with wide-range experience gained in heavy manufacturing and power generation industries. Highly focused on safety and productivity of company staff as well as contractor personnel. Prepared and managed budgets of over $18 million with complete responsibility for staffs of up to 50 people comprised of engineers, supervisors, and unionized trades. Current in most modern-day maintenance including predictive and preventative programs, analytical tools, lean manufacturing and world class maintenance programs. Significant experience in construction through commissioning of new manufacturing facilities. Experience includes project management, cement and power plant operations, controls, inspections, testing and industrial management programs. Professional Experience and Accomplishments

Presently: Lehigh Valley, PA April 2019 to Present Project Manager - Presently Project Manager with a local Mechanical contractor in the Lehigh Valley over-seeing the mechanical erection on new plant construction projects. BizPower (Periodic assignments Oct 2018 – March 2019) - Performing Consultant contract assignments with BizPower at various power plants in PA and NJ. Work included inspection, recommendations, engineering and contractor oversight. Neenah Paper (Temp Contract) Quakertown, PA January 2018 to Sept 2018 Project/plant Engineer – Provided engineering from conception through commissioning of numerous capital projects ranging from $30K to $600K. Also provided production and maintenance support in resolving long-term issues to improve quality and reliability.

Essroc / LehighHanson Nazareth. PA April 2015 to June 2017 Corp Maintenance Manager – Provided support to Essroc’s N/A’s cement plants with equipment inspections, repairs, upgrades & special projects. Provided department development defining roles & responsibilities, evaluations & training. Plant Maintenance manager – Managed department of 50 improving moral, productivity and performance. Within a year, credited to obtaining best plant reliability in years while operating within the maintenance budget. Credited in improvements in vibration monitoring, SAP utilization, inspections and quality of repairs. Pennsylvania Power & Light Allentown, PA March 2010 to December 2014

(Contracted through Aerotek, EASI, BizPower)

Project Engineer - full time for PPL. Work included pressure part inspections, repairs and contractor oversight during mini and major outages. Lead engineer of three waterwall replacement projects each in excess of $10 million. Responsibilities included scope development, writing material and labor specifications, bid reviews and recommendations, contract implementation, QA/QC and projection of future replacements. Other projects included supervision of pulverizer overhauls, boiler airflow studies & improvements, coal firing optimization and the successful firing of off-spec coals (saving millions of $$ in fuel costs).

Keystone Cement Bath, PA August 2006 to December 2009 Lead mechanical engineer/project manager in the design, construction and commissioning of a $350 million plant modernization project for Giant’s Keystone Cement manufacturing plant. Wrote specifications, RFQ’s, negotiated and recommended award of several multi-million-dollar equipment contracts. Reviewed and approved OEM G/A’s as well as both the mechanical and structural designs of the project’s engineering firm. Involved in most aspects of construction including surveys, QA/QC, code compliance, piping, environmental, safety and lubrication. Managed the mechanical erection of the quarry crushing, stacking, reclaiming, storage and transport equipment, compressed air and HVAC systems and piping.

Atlantic States Cast Iron Pipe Company Phillipsburg, PA October 2005 to July 2006 Lead Engineer in developing preventative and predictive maintenance schedules and tasks to reduce maintenance costs, increase equipment reliability and improve product quality. Administrator for the implementation of the facilities first computerized maintenance management system that included storeroom inventory and purchasing management functions. Lafarge North America Whitehall, PA September 1998 to June 2005 Maintenance Manager for Whitehall, PA cement manufacturing facility of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of materials for the public, commercial, and residential construction industries. Responsibilities and accomplishments include:

Reduced annual maintenance costs by 25% while meeting demand for higher production volumes.

Achieved record high levels of reliability for all major pieces of plant equipment.

Implemented progressive/modern day maintenance programs, bringing department staff up-to-date on current technologies and techniques.

Implemented the corporation’s comprehensive “Four pillars of maintenance project” consisting of inspection, planning, execution, and improvement. Utilized MAXIMO, rolled out in 2001, for purchasing, inventories, and controlling all aspects of maintenance.

Developed plant’s first comprehensive lock-out policy and conducted plant-wide training for all departments.

Established excellent relationship with bargaining unit representing millwrights and electrical/instrumentation technicians, improved understanding of need for subcontractors despite reductions in plant staffing.

Developed and implemented plant sustaining capital projects in excess of $5 million per year. Essroc Materials, Inc. (Italicimenti Group) Nazareth, PA November 1995 to September 1998 Assigned to three manufacturing plants producing 1.6 million tons of cement per year, promoted to Chief Mechanical Engineer after serving two years as Plant Maintenance Engineer.

Responsible for capital project development and implementation including contractor selection and supervision.

Major projects included new railcar loading facility, installation of 1600-foot pneumatic conveyance system including control system and distribution screws, addition of 32 high-volume cooling fans for kiln shell, and new clinker loading conveyor system.

Served as primary back-up and assistant to the Maintenance Manager; shared on-call responsibilities, assisted in the preparation of annual budgets of up to $11 million, supervised professional and hourly staff.

Approved all major departmental purchases, responsible for inventory of critical parts while meeting maximum inventory value requirements.

Developed and implemented the plant’s preventative maintenance program. Pennsylvania Power & Light Allentown, PA January 1991 to June 1995 Project Engineer in the Air Quality Engineering & Technology group for one of the nation’s premier power generators. Responsibilities and accomplishments included:

Leadership of four-year, $100 million pollution reduction and control project allowing the company to comply with new environmental regulations of the 1990 Clean Air Act.

Developed and directed baseline emission tests and compliance tests following equipment installations.

Led project team in developing cost and schedule estimates, purchase specifications, evaluation of bids, and negotiations of equipment contracts.

Directed and approved the mechanical design of the fuel firing systems at the company’s largest coal fired plants.

Directed both internal and external construction services for implementing the emission reduction projects including welding QA/QC, asbestos removal, pressure part modifications and general field support. ABB Combustion Engineering Allentown, PA June 1980 to January 1991 I began my professional career as a Start-Up Engineer/Field Technical Service Engineer for this major provider of equipment and engineering services to the power generation industry. Promoted to Principal Engineer in 1984 and subsequently promoted to Planning & Performance Engineer in 1985. Highlights of my tenure with ABB include:

Evaluation, calibration, and testing of all power plant steam generator equipment and systems in the final stages of new power plant construction. Equipment included pulverizers, heat exchangers, fans, burners, pumps, precipitators, flue gas desulfurization systems, and combustion control systems. Performed utility commissioning of steam generators and trained personnel in operation and maintenance of equipment.

Solely performed commissioning of gas-fired package boiler for client in the West Indies.

Served as consultant to client companies on matters ranging from fuel optimization and operation of equipment to equipment trouble shooting, upgrades and start-up services.

Planned and executed maintenance outages for Pennsylvania Power & Light’s major fossil fuel steam generators. Developed longest-term agreement providing dedicated consulting services to PP&L. Education

Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering Roger Williams College Bristol, RI June 1980

Advanced manufacturer and vendor training include coursework in PLC’s, kilns, pneumatic pumps, coolers, lubrication, lean manufacturing, world class maintenance techniques and CMMS’s including MAXIMO and SAP. Personal

Board member for local youth association for 15 years, baseball coach 15 years, Ski Patrol 20+ years at local ski resort

Enjoy skiing, hunting, cycling, fishing, golf, wood working and the Harley.

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