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Drilling Rig

Spring, TX
April 29, 2021

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Benjamin A. Smith

Cell Phone: 713-***-****

Spring TX. 77373



Instrumentation & Electrical Engineer, Nov. 05, 2018-Feb 08, 2021

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals, Pasadena, TX

Assistant Maintenance Leader.

Instrumentation and Electrical Engineering Leader.

Serve as Plant Project Engineer/Project Manager for all plant related Electrical Engineering.

modifications, upgrades and improvements.

Resource for Plant Electrical & Instrumentation Plant Modernization initiatives.

Trained as an Internal Auditor for ISO 2015-9001 compliance.

Created and Updated CMMS systems

User & Update SAP Data System

Skilled in writing and completing Management Of Change (MOC) actions.

Skilled in the Installation, Commissioning, Troubleshooting & Repair of the Toshiba G9 & VF-AS3 VFDs.

Attended training NFPA70E Arc Flash Training.

Maintain the Electrical Integrity of the facility’s 480 VAC 3- ph, 4160 VAC 3 ph and 13.8kV 3 ph power systems.

Serve as Commissioning Manager for all newly installed and modified equipment Electrical, Mechanical Equipment, Fluid Power and Analyzers.

Serve as Facility Engineer.

Maintain the Instrumentation Integrity of the facility.

Point of Contact for all Electric Heat Tracing Issues.

Point of Contact for Electrical & Instrumentation Issues.

Promoter and Facilitator of Preventive Maintenance Projects.

Manage Electrical and Instrumentation projects as they are assigned.

Experience with Honeywell DCS operation.

Experience with Allen-Bradley PLC’s

Experienced in Boiler and Flare Maintenance Management.

Trained as Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

Conducted Safety Instrument System (SIS) check out as required.

Systems troubleshooter of last resort for all Electrical/Instrumentation/Mechanical/Fluid Power issues.

Manage third party vendor work assignments and contract compliance.

Served as Project Manager for Plant initiated projects.

Manufacturing & Commissioning Engineer-Electrical, Dec. 19, 2016-June 22, 2018

Neo-Rig, Conroe, TX

Noteworthy accomplishment: Assisted in the completion of the Interconnections between skids on schedule.

Ensure all vendor supplied skids operate as they should and match or closely resemble the P&IDs issued.

Participate in commissioning activity of designed and manufactured products.

Ensuring timely delivery of Engineering Deliverables by Engineering Contractor(s).

Compare Quote to actual delivery of assigned skids to verify adherence of Electrical & Instrumentation package

Train or arrange training of Electrical manufacturing team.

Serve as Project Engineer for assigned Project Engineering Deliverables.

Facilitator for attaining and maintaining ATEX Certification & NEC/ISA standards

Serve as Engineering Resource for the Electrical Manufacturing and Assembly of Land-Based

Drilling Rigs.

General Problem Solver for Electrical/Electronic/Instrumentation/Hydraulic issues encountered in the assembly/manufacturing process.

Institute and Administer an Electrical Assembly Quality Assurance Program for Rig Assembly.

Write and edit Electrical Cable Inspection documents and establish Testing Criteria for Electrical Cable Assembly and approval.

Conduct Pre-commissioning readiness inspections of all assembled equipment.

Conduct Functional Acceptance Tests (FAT) of all assembled equipment including the Siemens S-7 based Rig Automation System.

Test & Commission assembled Drilling System Components and Drilling Systems.

Red Line Drilling System One Line Diagrams

Upgrade and modify Skid Based Motor Control Center, loop diagrams, control panels, junction boxes, and I/O assignments.

Provide Pre-use inspection of Rig based Generators, Rotating Equipment, 4160 VAC 3ph, 600 VAC 3ph & 24 VDC power systems.

CCSM Operator/Instrument Technician (Contract Employment), Aug. 01, 2016-Dec.16,2016

Total Safety, Houston, TX

Noteworthy accomplishment: Formulated process to test and repair SPM cables used to deploy and operate the SPM system saving both time and ensuring system reliability.

Install, Service and Monitor SPM (Single Point Monitoring) system used to control entry, exist and air quality of confined spaces in the Petro-Chemical industry.

Trouble-shoot and repair of system Camera, Audio, Alarm, and Instrumentation package when needed.

Periodically replace supervisor when needed.

Serve as ad-hoc Manufacturing Engineer setting up a quality control system for the recertification.

of electrical and signal cables used in CCSM systems.

Documented and defined processes used in the assembly of Flight Cases used for CCSM systems.

Install and Maintain Medium and Low Voltage systems used in Single Point Monitoring Systems.

Sr. Rig Equipment Service Supervisor (Service Manager), May 13, 2013- Dec. 1, 2015

Cameron, Houston, TX

Noteworthy accomplishment: Collected $10M of delinquent WIP from clients. Also realigned billing process and Job Closure and Job Completion rate.

Manage a group of 35 highly experienced Electrical, Automation & Fluid Power (Hydraulic) Field Service Engineers & Technicians.

Fulfilled the role of Field Service Manager for Cameron/LTI Drilling Systems.

Maintain responsibility for Profits and Loses (P&L) of the Rig Equipment Service Group.

Responsible for submitting quarterly and annual Profit & Loss Statements.

Interact with client representatives for all issue concerning Cameron/LTI Drilling Systems.

Seek out revenue generating opportunities whenever possible to ensure profitability of group.

Process and approve payroll, raises, promotions, bonuses, and other job-related expenses.

Contributed to the doubling of year-to-year revenues in the Aftermarket Field Service Dept. by concentrating on Technical Professionalism and invoicing in a timely manner.

Generate Quotes (Estimates) for Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Systems .

Organize quick reaction to rig down situations.

Assist in troubleshooting over the phone of all assigned equipment in rig down situations.

Formulate maintenance plans for rig based Electrical, Automation (Siemens S-7 Software & S-300 & S-400 PLC), Mechanical and Hydraulic equipment including Drilling Systems Motor Control Centers (MCC).

Formulate cradle to grave aviation-based maintenance plan for all Cameron rig-based drilling equipment that will ensure increased reliability and increased operational time.

Advise and formulate FAT, Pre-commissioning, Commissioning and Five-year re-certification plans for Mud pumps, Top Drives, Draw works, Rotary Tables (Mechanical, Hydraulic), Switch Gears, Single & Three Phase Transformers, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Generators, Rotating Equipment and all associated drilling equipment.

Advise clients on effective use of their CMMS systems.

Screen and hire new personnel.

POC for all Cameron/LTI Drilling Systems Installation & Commissioning activities worldwide.

Ensure Reliability of all serviced rotating equipment both Mechanical and Electrical.

Organize Training & EHS requirements for new and existing personnel.

Interact with other Cameron business units worldwide to supply Electrical/Instrumentation, Automation & Fluid Power (Hydraulic) personnel as needed.

Negotiate Service, Repair & Upgrade contracts (CAMSERV).

Serve as Asset Management advisor for all LeT Surface Drilling Systems.

Assisted in streamlining the billing and invoicing process for Aftermarket Drilling Systems Field Services.

Assisted the Surface Aftermarket Service achieve its first qtr. of profitability after two yrs. of unprofitability.

Serve as administrator Cameron/LTI Aftermarket EWR program.

Serve as Project Manager & POC for all Aftermarket Services managing an average of five projects per month with an average revenue of $150k each.

Experience in Project Management of Capital Projects and System Integrations.

Assisted in successful completion of first department API audit.

Develop & Initiate Cameron Rig Equipment Comprehensive Inspection & Maintenance Program (CIMP) to increase reliability and sustainability for Cameron/LTI drilling systems.

Electrical Engineer, Power Distribution September 12, 2011- May 11, 2013

Thermon Manufacturing Company, Houston, TX

Noteworthy accomplishment: Deliver all assigned projects ahead of time and below budgeted engineering hours.

Review cable routing plans

Conduct power studies to determine voltage drop and proper wire sizing.

Design electrical power panels to IEC & NEC specification for offshore drilling and production platform heat tracing applications.

Generate, review, and check one-line diagrams for accuracy.

Create block diagrams using AutoCAD.

Review Heat Trace isometric drawings for accuracy and adherence to established electrical & drafting standards.

Create and manage Isometric drawing quality control effort.

Create Power distribution plans and supervise circuit placement for efficient, effective utilization of electrical panels.

Served as Project Engineer for Power Distribution/Electrical Panel portion of projects.

Verify that all Electrical and Instrument packages are compatible with present equipment.

Verify that all Electrical and Instrument package Estimate matched material delivered.

Serve as Commissioning Engineer/Project Manager for all Heat Trace Electrical Panel Installations.

Supervise and mentor Jr. Engineers on the process of power distribution.

Prepare reports, update and meet with clients to discuss the progress of the Power Distribution portion of projects assigned.

Prepares data/information and performs detailed engineering calculations.

Prepare and modify wiring schematic diagrams, Isometric Drawings.

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer II/Manager June 21, 2010-July 15, 2011

Five Star Technical Service, Hawker Beechcraft (Contract Employment), Wichita, KS

Noteworthy Accomplishment: Collected and documented the process used to complete building of the Center wing section of all the models of the King Air Aircraft.

Capture aircraft manufacturing data using digital cameras, written and audio recorders to document manufacturing processes, procedures, tools and materials used in the manufacture of aircraft and aircraft components.

Used the data captured, to write and update aircraft manufacturing instructions using MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Excel & SAP.

Used data captured to update Engineering & Manufacturing BOM.

Used data captured to create aircraft visual instruction manuals & (GWI’s) Graphic Work Instructions to support the aircraft build & assembly process.

The capturing of “Tribal Knowledge”, evaluating & validating that knowledge. Turning that captured knowledge into aircraft manufacturing instructions.

Technical Writing and Technical Research.

Technical Instructing of aircraft build procedures, aircraft electrical & fluid power systems troubleshooting.

Project Management of sections of recording of the build process.

GWI validation supervisor.

Project Lead Engineer, Center Wing Section. Managed twenty-eight Manufacturing Engineers.

Technical advisor for the manufacture of the major components that make up the King Air aircraft.

Created weekly status reports, logging all project progress and details. Developed project scope, schedules & completion plans.

Manage third party vendors for all work order completions and product acceptability.

Move and set up the manufacture of the King Air Center Section in their relocated facility.

Project Engineer, Electrical, January 8, 2007-February 11, 2010

Tyco Thermal Controls, Houston, TX

Effective design and application of heat tracing and other temperature regulating devices.

Freeze Protection and/or Process Temperature Maintaining applications in Petro-Chemical or other

liquid manufacturing processes.

Knowledgeable in application of 480AC Three Phase & Single-Phase electrical power.

Knowledgeable in application of 480AC Three Phase & Single-Phase electrical transformers.

Supervise Electric Heat Tracing projects from initial conception until project completion.

Calculate all Heat Tracing circuit design data.

Serve as Commissioning Engineer for all Heat trace designed projects.

Designed cost efficient, effective Electric Heat Tracing circuits and schematics.

Designed Heat Tracing circuit breaker panels, assuring proper sizing of Heat Tracing Power


Balanced Power Transformer & Circuit breaker loads.

Prepare and update Electrical One Line and Wiring Diagrams.

Prepared BOMs (Bill of Material) & Supervision and quality control of CAD drafters

Composed detailed engineering reports using MS Excel.

Extensive reviews of P&ID’s (Piping and Instrument Diagrams) for Heat Trace Design.

Prepare Estimate of needed Engineering hrs and Installation hrs of Heat Tracing and associated Heat.

Tracing Instrumentation Packages

Sized wire in accordance with NEC regulations.

Assigned circuits according to electrical breaker panel location on plan drawings.

Supervised less experienced engineers, designers and Auto-CADD drafting personnel.

Assisted in application of PLC’s and Ladder Logic Diagrams used in heat tracing control applications.

Provide diagrams for addition of Heat Tracing circuits into present Motor Control Centers.

Created Q/A & Commissioning Manuals.

Modify existing products to suit the customer’s need.

Prepares data/information and performs detailed engineering calculations.

Provide technical support to field service teams.

Hosted, Attended, and contributed to Project close-out meetings.

Generated engineering progress & status reports using MS office, proprietary software & SAP.

Staff Sergeant

United States Air Force, United States of America

Provided leadership to Aircraft Maintenance team maintaining the C-135 Airframe & Powerplant.

Manage maintenance on all assigned aircraft.

Repair and replace aircraft components as needed.

Qualified to Install, Maintain & Repair the following Gas Turbine Engines: J-57, TF-33, CFM-56


MBA Aug. 2015

Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX.

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering Technology May 2006

Prairie View A & M University, Prairie View, TX.

Associates Degree, Aircraft Systems and Maintenance Technology

Community College of the Air Force, Okinawa, Japan


FAA: Airframe & Power plant Mechanic Certificate

Fluid Power Society: Certified Fluid Power Industrial Hydraulic Mechanic


Test Equipment Competency: Oscilloscope, Multi-meter, Fiber Optic TDR, Electrical TDR, Mego-meter, HI Pot, Amp Clamp, Strain Gage and Fluid Power flow & pressure meter

Software Competency: MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Publisher) AutoCAD, Autodesk CAD, Multi-Sim electronic simulation, Trace CALC (Tyco) & SAP. Some experience w/ MicroStation

Volunteer Work: Engineering, operating, and upgrading my house of worship’s Audio/Visual system & Digitizing the Audio/Visual system and the church’s duplication operation.

PVAMU Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Council. Work involved is to keep the dept. elective education program up to date with industry needs. Small Business Incubator.

Note: Before enrolling in Engineering School, I was employed as a Subsea Intervention Specialist/ROV Supervisor.

One of my main duties was to assist the assigned Rig Subsea Specialist in integrating the ROV with his BOP and maintaining the Electrical/Electronic/Hydraulic/Mechanical integrity of the ROV and the ROV related equipment.

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