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Engineer Manager

Bedford, TX
July 15, 2020

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Ruben Daniel Cepeda

**** ********** *****

Bedford, TX 76021 512-***-****

Personable self-starter and well-qualified Engineer with a combination of strong engineering skills, business sense, and people skills. Demonstrated track record in problem solving, team support, and project management. TECHNICAL SUMMARY

KNOWLEDGE: Team Building Process & Product Development Communications Prototyping Product Testing Military Compliance Technical Writing Quality Management System SOFTWARE: Inventor REVIT ACAD Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project, Power Point) Primavera P6 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Gerdau Project Manager, Engineer III in Midlothian TX April 2012-May 2020 Project Manager for Capital Expenditure projects and Plant support. Created Technical Studies, performed budget analysis, tracked, quoted, designed, inspected, tested, and commissioned plant projects (290k-17.5M). Maintained and improved production, safety, and environmental compliance. Troubleshot plant issues, maintained drawing database, and facilitated design of new equipment.


Drawing Database

Zero Lost time accidents on all projects managed

Audited and supervised all ‘Air Products’ changes and new construction for Gerdau Corporate

Communicated Project schedule, Budget, and Return on Investment with Stakeholders

Contract review, sign-off and Negotiations


First to install and modify new automation equipment for GLN North America. Equipment layouts and pass-line verification for Rolling Mills equipment, including contract negotiations, design modifications, contract review and Installation. Large section Mill Tables and Troughs project and hydraulic upgrade. Substation removals and Install (USS1, USS31), Fire-Protection System Project. QMELT, New Electro-Magnetic System Drives and buildings for both A and B Caster, Plant Logistic Optimization Design. Process water design, well water design, various hydraulic upgrades, PLC controls Upgrade, and Mill building erections. Gerdau Project Manager, Engineer II in Midlothian TX May 2012-2015 Project Manager for Capital Expenditure projects. Created Technical Studies, performed budget analysis, tracked, quoted, designed, inspected, tested, and commissioned numerous plant projects to maintain and improve production. Worked directly with reliability engineer to facilitate project installation. Developed Skills:

Autodesk Auto CAD

MS Project, ChartPro

Inventor, SAP, EPM

Radiation Safety Officer


Designed charging ramp for Medium section mill re-heat furnace, lead mechanical support on larger projects >5M. Supported environmental in radiation program, sized pumps, and motors for general plant applications. 120/104 Shredder rotor install, Worked directly with operations, maintenance for all projects, 1V gearbox support., Plant Logistic Optimization Design. Process water design, extensive civil work including overhead cranes and steel bolted tank erections. Texas Railroad Commission Pipeline Engineer in Fort Worth TX May 2010-2012 Perform field and record evaluations on numerous natural gas and liquid pipeline companies. Ensure facilities are constructed and maintained in compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements. Checked Design Criteria for New Construction. Developed Skills:

Pipeline System / Accident Investigation

PHMSA, TAC rules and regulations

SCADA / Integrity Analysis

Parker Hannifin, Product Design Engineer in Fort Worth, TX May 2008-2009 Provided technical support for staff in production, manufacturing, and client relations. Details include parametric models, computer analysis, testing data and compliance needs. Used FEA tools and Kinematics for real life failure analysis. Developed Skills:

Aircraft fuel systems and components

Aircraft component design and military specification

Laboratory testing


Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Arlington—2008 Vought Aircraft, Engineering Co-op in Arlington, TX Summer 2007 Performed welding procedures for product qualification. Used Solid Works and NASTRAM for reports and analysis. Results: Gained tensile testing, design, and fatigue analysis skills.

**Various summer employments to fund education, i.e. Server, Math Tutor, Camp Counselor (YMCA-Grady Spruce, Lost Pines) Lifeguard (YMCA, Schlitterbahn, Austin Aquatics, Texas, Ironhead Productions), Climbing Instructor (DYNO ROCK). PROFESSIONAL AFFLIATION & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

AIST, ASME, Indoor and Outdoor Rock Climbing, DORBA, Metroflex cross-fit, and Euless Sand Volleyball Club team. PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Gregory Speer

Gerdau-Maintenance Manager

Cell: 972-***-****


Vernon Madden, PE

Gerdau-Project Manager, Co-worker

Cell: 214-***-****


Roel Silva

Gerdau-Utilities Manager

Cell: 214-***-****


Ryan Sewell


Cell: 214-***-****


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