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Engineer Chemical Engineering

Burbank, CA
May 20, 2020

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Ali Soltanzadeh

***** ******* *** / *** *******, CA 91405 / 949-***-****

Chemical Process Engineer / US citizen


Chemical Engineer with more than seven years of experience in oil & gas downstream industries & petrochemical plant;

•Over seven years of experience including extraction and completion operations of offshore and onshore (Middle East and Far-east Asia) and recently working as a chemical process control engineer at Petrochemical Plant for two years.

•Process conceptualization, process control, APC application, PLCs, petrochemical operations controlling and detail plan for refinery, gas plant, offshore facilities, and petrochemical plant.

•Working on Molten-Sulphur transferring, based on Us-Patent US6026839 in R&D department of Tehran refinery which includes proposal preparation, simulations (using HYSYS, ASPEN).,Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Mass, Heat and material balances, during petrochemical units, Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs). Instrument specifications, line list, Utilities & Effluent summary, Cause & effect Diagram, Process specification for package items, participation in HAZOP.

•Process reviews of detail engineering document and familiar with standard, same as API, ASME, DEP of Shell, TEMA, NFPA, IPS, and ABSA etc.

•Engineer In Training – EIT / Iran

•Certified Safety Trained Supervisor STS - Iran

•Gas Plant

•Chemical Plant Operations

•Petrochemical Plant


•Manufacturing Operations

•Refinery Operations

•Process Specification For Package Items

•Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs),

•Mass/Heat /Material Balances,

•Low Density & High Density Poly-Ethylene Petrochemical Units,

•Engineering Design Packages


•Molten-Sulphur transferring

•Instrument Specifications,

•Utilities & Effluent Summary

•Cause & Effect Diagrams


•Water Treatment

•Process Conceptualization

•Modification, Controlling

•Management Of Changes (MOC)

•Participation in HAZOP

•Process Reviews Of Detailed Engineering Documents and Engineering Blue Print

•Root Cause Analysis

•Process Safety Management (PSM)

•Work Planning

•Creating SOPs

•Process Troubleshooting

•Solving Mechanical Problems

•Optimizing Processes

•Reducing Operation Costs

•Troubleshooting Equipment

•Implementing System Upgrades

•Data Analysis

•Mass Transfer Operations

•Creating Block Diagrams

•Process Flow Diagrams

•Energy Balances

•Heat Balances

•Mass Transfer

•Heat Transfer Calculations

•Hydraulic Design/ Calculations

•Fluid Flow Dynamics

•Pumping Head Calculations

•Operating Indices

•Material Balances

•Statistical Process Control

•Reaction Kinetics

•Design/evaluation of process unit operations

•Developing Design Drawings

•Increasing Production Capacity

•Managing Multiple Projects

•Piping And Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)

•Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs)


•Repair Operations

•Reviewing Processes

•Reviewing Equipment Drawings

•Reviewing Vendor Quotes

•Safety Compliance

•Technical Document Review

•Technical Writing

•Working With Contractors

•Sour Gas Sweetening Modeling

•3D modeling

•Chemical Process Modeling




•B.S. in Chemical Engineering - Petrochemical industry / Azad University (IAU) - Feb 2008 (Mahshahr-Iran)

•Taking some evaluating courses at USC for starting master program in Chemical Engineering.


Professional Software: HYSYS 10, ASPEN, AUTO CAD plant, PRO/II, Flare Net, CHEM Maths & Chempro engineering, Microsoft Office: Word and Excel, power point.

Certificates: TWIK cardholder, HSE Included; JSA (Job Safety Analysis), Hazard communication, Accident (incident) investigation, safety and Hazardous waste, WHMIS.


Quality control Chemist

Intertek, Signal hill-CA 12/2019 - Now

• Sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and run routine petroleum laboratory tests such as ASTM,Ip and UOP and Standard Methods.

• Participates in the Company Lab QA/QC program to determine consistency and accuracy of lab test procedures and techniques.

• Refers to tables and uses formulas to compute physical and chemical properties.

• Records and checks all data, calculations and results for accuracy in standard lab format(LIMS).

• Reports irregularities in any analysis or result to appropriate personnel.

• Handles samples and chemicals safely and according to the Company Lab Procedure.

• Cleans lab equipment and work areas to assure the accurate, safe and efficient functioning of the laboratory.

• Participates in Company Lab training program.

Heat Treating Technician

Texas Stress, Houston, Texas 11/2014 -2 / 2016

•PWHT Heat treating ; it includes setting up and controlling rigs & equipment during post weld relief and pre-heat (cooking) process in accordance with ASME BPV Section VIII divisions 1,2, ASME B31.3, ASME B31.1 and API, in all major chemical plant and refineries In Texas Region.

•Car accident in company vehicle and suffered injuries.

2014 Project Engineer – 6/2014 – 9/2014 (3 months contract)

IQA Solutions

·Waste water project

·Developed P&IDs

Chemical Process Engineer

A.K. Petrochemical Complex, Mahshahr, Iran 11/2010 to 11/2012

•Manage the on-site activated poly-ethylene plant, including daily checks, process controlling and instrumentation tuning, routine lab testing, and process support &optimization improvement projects.

•Working to improve removal efficiencies and potential mitigate system upsets.

•Developing the M.E.D design (Multi Effect Desalination) Using aspen (water, utility…) software, by making positive changes, for optimization in all units.

•Troubleshoot operational issues and Develop and implement process improvements via D.C.S.

•Develop Process flow Diagrams and Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID) recognizing and reviewing the problems and doing some calculations and created some correction and improvement on PFD’s.

•Define, justify and implement process modifications to increase quality, optimize efficiency and lower operating costs.

•Perform detailed process material and energy balances for the unit when it’s required.

•Left to immigrate to the US.

Safety Specialist Supervisor

United Mehran Safety, Kish Island-Iran 08/2009 to 11/2010

•Responsibility: safe and successful completion of any task with providing breathing air systems, gas detection monitoring system electronic monitors, confined-space and high-angle rescue equipment.

•Provide H2S awareness training and certificating all personnel.

•Ensure safety of all personnel on the services rigs crew.

•Conduct Inspections, Maintenance, and Recertification on Oil & Gas hose assemblies both on customer locations and at the company facilities.

•Utilize knowledge of Oil & Gas extraction and completion to determine appropriate actions to be taken in the potential hazardous operations.

•Conduct JSA’s with rigs crew to ensure that all site policies are followed by personnel.

•Left to use my education in chemical processing.

Well-Head Engineer

FMC Technologies, Abu Dhabi-UAE 06/2008 to 07/2009

•Responsibility: providing technical support and services for clients in a safe and timely-manner.

•Provide support and troubleshooting for installation, testing, recovery, maintenance and repair of oilfield well-completion and drilling such as, X-Mass Tree, BOP, pressure vessels, pumps, compressors, and piping

•Multi-location experiences such as off-shore platform in south pars (phase14)

•Onshore filed and rig in Oman and Abu-Dhabi and one FAT (South pars equipment) in Singapore FMC factory.

•Company wanted me to go to Africa and I decided to leave.

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