VANCE E. COULSTON
Boulder City, NV. 89005
To participate and utilize the culmination of thirty plus years experience and knowledge in engineering type settings.
Highly experienced supervisory and managerial experience with engineering plant systems, maintenance and repairs. Excellent troubleshooting and repair skills. Self starter, team oriented, highly organized, ability to adhere to time sensitive projects and within budget.
BS, Marine Engineering - Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, Maine Skills
Creative ingenuity, problem solving skills, collaborative leadership skills, ability to work under pressure, eﬀective interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication ability, strong work ethic.
President/Owner/Operating Manager; SoCal Pump and Vacuum, LLC; Long Beach, CA - 2015
Oversight of operations of industrial vacuum pumps, vacuum systems, all type of Centrifugal Pumps and Compressors which included sales, service and repairs. Owner/President, Coulston Engineering and Ship Repair, LLC; Long Beach, CA - 2011 - 2015 Responsible for day to day operations, estimating and quoting repairs, organizing all equipment, materials, and labor force within a time restraint. Working knowledge of all aspects of ship operations, equipment, and repairs (i.e. hull, turbines, boilers, generators, pumps, inert gas systems, cargo systems, deck machinery, engine room systems, etc. Oversight of various welding techniques and repairs (i.e. pipework, hull plating inserts, structural steel repairs, boiler repairs, etc.). Working knowledge of Annual and C.O.I. Testing and inspections for U.S.C.G. and A.B.S. Obtained U.S. Government issued Transportation Worker Identiﬁcation Credential. Vice President of Operations, Dockside Machine and Ship Repair; Long Beach, 2007 - 2011 Responsible for overall ship repairs on ships in all aspects in the LA/Long Beach, San Diego and San Francisco Harbors.
Shipyard Superintendent, Tampa Bay Shipbuilding and Repair; Tampa, FL - 2005 - 2007
Responsible for overseeing scheduled repairs
Owner/Operator, OceanWide Repair, Inc.; Long Beach, CA. 1999 - 2005 Responsible for repair servicing repairs of all types of vessels in the LA/Long Beach, San Diego and San Francisco Harbors.
Marine Engineering, Chief Engineer, 1979-1999
Responsible for the Engineering Department for a variety of types of vessels - crude oil tankers, LNG tankers and product carriers. Developed safety policies, operating procedures, budget management, implantation of ISO and ISM policies and procedures, coordinate shipboard training and repairs. Responsible for the day to day ship operations, maintenance and repairs.
LNG Cargo Operations - Marine Safety International, LNG Fundamentals - MEBA Engineering School, Marine Fire Fighting and Emergency Training - Texas A&M, LNG Safety and Fire Fighting - Texas A&M, Bow Thrust Controls and Operations - Bird Johnson, Tankerman DL Certiﬁcation, Marine Vapor Control Systems - Inert Gas, Refrigerant Transitions and Recovery (EPA, Universal Certiﬁcation), ISO and ISM Training and Certiﬁcation, Vacuum Pump Technician Training and Certiﬁcation - Becker Pumps Corp., Dekkor Pumps Technologies, Inc., Travaini Pumps USA; API Work Safe Training Course, Reﬁnery Safety Overview - OSCA. References:
Frank Pride - Engineering colleague; Bend, Oregon 541-***-**** Dennis Pablo - Former partner - SoCal Pump & Vacuum; Long Beach, CA 562-***-**** Richard Barta - Business Associate: Muldoon Marine, Long Beach, CA 562-***-****