Core Competencies: -
Over 15 years of experience as a Process Operator
Work experience in Oil and Gas, Chemical, Pharmaceutical or Similar industry
Good mechanical aptitude and equipment troubleshooting abilities.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Operate process equipment, monitor controls and instrumentation and make adjustments to process to meet specific properties.
Monitor all process and ensure work according to all safety measures in organization.
Ability to work as an individual contributor and as a team player
WORK HISTORY: -
Process Operator Dec 2012- April 2020
Tervita Corporation(Cenovus energy site)
Assisted in startup and commissioning of the Tervita centrifuge for Cenovus Foster Creek Site. Manage and operate plant boilers and centrifuge per Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and per services provided by Tervita Corporation
Over 14 years of operating Experience in large plant environment.
Experience of working in commissioning/pre-commissioning and shut-down/start-up of plant.
Operation of Honeywell DCS systems, PLC, pneumatic controls and electronic controls.
Handled Steam, Nitrogen, Instrument and Plant Air, Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide, C3 units.
Knowledge of Centrifugal Pumps, Reciprocating/Variable speed pumps, Diesel Pumps /Generators, Centrifugal and Reciprocating Compressors, Valves, Reactors,
Operation of Fluidized Bed Reactors, Distillation columns, Purification beds, Dryers.
Operation of Heaters, Heat Exchangers, Furnaces, Extruders.
Knowledge and Experience of Health, Safety and Environment policies and Procedures.
Familiarization with ISO-9001 and ISO-14001 standards.
Adept in performing maintenance on pumps, boiler and valves including running on a glycol boiler
Conducted daily safety meetings, following safety procedures and guidelines minimizing safety incident with ZERO loss time in shift
Monitoring and optimizing process unit operations and developing small projects to improve unit operational efficiency.
Perform basic troubleshooting and initiate repairs or create maintenance requests for repairs as required
Issuing safety work permit following Lock Out - Tag out procedures
Work with teams to ensure that a high degree of cleanliness is maintained to enhance workplace safety and to reduce hazards and loss time
Planning and executing process schedule during normal operations and also shutdown planning
Process Operator Nov 2009 – Nov 2012
Gilead Science, Alberta, Edmonton (AB)
Prepared for production by reviewing production schedule; studying and clarifying specifications; calculating requirements; assembling and weighing materials and supplies.
Prepared equipment by performing sterile cleaning-in-place (CIP), servicing-in-place (SIP), and cleaning out-of-place (COP); conducting operator inspections; performing preventive maintenance checks
Produced requirements by operating and monitoring equipment; observing varying conditions; adjusting equipment controls; calculating concentrations, dilutions, and yields; adhering to aseptic filtering and filing procedures.
Maintains safe and clean work environment by following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), and standard operating procedures; complying with legal regulations; monitoring environment.
Kept equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; calling for repairs.
Documented production by completing forms, reports, logs, and records of equipment and batches.
Updated job knowledge by participating in training opportunities.
Enhanced organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
Operated reactors, distillation columns, chromatography columns, filtration and drying equipment, vacuum pumps and related utilities
Commissioning activity included: line flushing, chemical cleaning, steam blowing, pressure test of vessel and pipeline, leak test of pipeline, reactor and vessel, catalyst charging, oil flushing in compressors, commissioning activity check as per the P&I diagram
As part of an emergency response team, recognized, evaluated, and responded to potentially hazardous situations.
Process Operator Aug 2005 - Oct2008
Nova Pharma Ltd, Toronto
Monitored and controlled weights, volumes, temperatures, pressures, and pH values
Participated in production processes, including cleaning and set-up.
Monitored outside process equipment.
Adjusted equipment, valves, pumps and controls and process equipment.
Performed sample testing, recorded data, carried out statistical process controls on process operations, and maintained production logs
Adhered to compliance with SOPs, GMPs, CGMPs and safe work procedures
Processed daily calibration of various instruments and sample set ups
Solving technical problems raised in relation to quality
Process Operator March 1990- July 2005
Bodal Chemicals, India
Commissioned startups for 6 nitro project sites including creation of startups and shutdown procedures, SOPs, and guidelines for monitoring and maintenance
Controlled and monitored plant and equipment within the scope of authority
Analyzed anomalies and took non-routine field readings, diagnosed faults affecting plant conditions and provided effective solutions
Prepared the work area for maintenance and reinstatement after maintenance completion
Cleaned and prepared equipment and minor maintenance work
Monitored meter and instrument readings and made necessary adjustments to maintain product quality
Education, Qualifications and Certifications: -
Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) March 1989
Pharmaceutical Quality Assurance and Quality Control Dec 2009
4th Class Power Engineering certification 2013- ABSA (A-74812)
Static Charge Awareness, Back Injury Prevention, Nitrogen Awareness, Chemical Incompatibilities, Confined Space Entry, Training on Forklift, Hazardous Waste Management.
First Aid & CPR, Fall Arrest Confined Space, WHMIS, OH&S and H2S Alive training