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Chief Operator Maintenance Coordinator

Houston, TX
July 23, 2021

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Sean V. Garner


*** *********, ** *****, ***** 77571

Phone: 832-***-****, Email:


Positions of Responsibilities have included: Commissioning, shift supervisor, trainer, control room operator, auxiliary operator, pilot plant supervisor, HSE and Maintenance coordinator, lab analyst, water treatment operator, process operator, rail switch operator, and research technician

Experienced supervisor/lead person and operator with over 30 years of diverse and progressively responsible experience in plant operations and production environments

Decisive operations leader with excellent analytical, organizational, team building, and planning skills

Outstanding knowledge about monitoring process parameters and taking corrective measures in case of abnormalities; handling various types of separators, compressors, pumps, heaters, generators, DCS and PLC Panels; location, identification, tagging, and documentation of valves and equipment


Equipment: Commission and operate pumps, instrument-air compressors, separators, chillers and heat exchangers, scrubbers, distillation columns, conveyers, boilers, reactors, catalyst regen heaters, MCC switch gear, cooling fans, control room operations, stand up and sit down forklift and man basket operations, TEG system; gauged silos to determine current inventory and inventory needs

Control Room Operator: Albemarle Catalyst: A FCC (fluid cracking catalyst) petrochemical plant. We started with Honeywell DCS, moved to Wonderware DCS and then finally the Delta V DCS system and the Delta R&S View Logic systems; KIOR was a biomass to oil plant where Siemens DCS was used; Zolon Tech/New Power was a CO2 supercritical combined cycle plant which used Ovation by Emerson DCS; Drawbridge was a cryogenic plant which used Delta V; and Quanta was an ECAT facility for FCC which used Delta V. All DCS systems were used to supervise and manipulate control of flow of product to various machinery and assess functionality and efficiency

Commissioning: Facilities by enforcing the ‘prepare to operate’ work strategy; synchronizing the turnover packages with the commissioning/operations schedule; evaluating progress; writing work orders, permit coordinator; developing and executing the punch list; P&ID verification; P&ID walk down; writing LOTO and other work permits; quality assurance and control; and maintained a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of current operational status and inspection of equipment throughout the plant to adhere to the safety of the plants and its’ personnel.

Supervision: Managed the start-up of GTL and Ethanol Facilities by preparing its system for operation including but not limited to plant stabilization; troubleshooting the process and the equipment; continuation of training; establishing reductive & preventative maintenance; writing general work/safety, confined space, hot work electrical, LOTO and excavation permits; overseeing the operations of the scrubber, chiller, distillation tower, mol sieves, treaters, mixers, fermenters and numerous other areas of responsibilities


General Coursework, San Jacinto College, Pasadena, TX (3 years)

Training and Skills: SAP, MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook), GTL Start Up, RCRA Training, LOTO, Confined Space, Cryogenic Facilities and Equipment, Tribal LIMS, Furnace Start up/ Shut Down Training, Gas Facilities and Equipment (LNG and Syngas), H2S, TWIC, OSHA, HAZWOPER, Maintenance Star CMMS, Supervisory Skills Training, CPR, AED, First Aid, Forklift, DCS and PLC boards


Rayne Engineering, via AM Technical Services, Manassas, VA 1/20 to 6/20

Houston, TX

Commissioning Operator/Senior Utilities Plant Technician

Audit of existing utility lines

Assess the P&IDs for accuracy, including safety devices and efficiency metrics

Walk out P&IDs for physical inspection and ensure lines are not hindered by any physical barriers

Ensure accuracy of ASME labeling all lines

Write reports of systems with recommendations for repair/replacement

Equilibrium Catalyst, Inc (ECI) 8/19 to 10/19

Houston, TX

Lab/Yard Supervisor

• Oversee day to day activities of truck and trailer for loading and offloading and routing of final


• Oversee blending of catalysts for different shipments

• Verify quality parameters to ensure catalyst meets customer specifications before shipment

Strategic Contract Resources, via Suncor 1/19 to 2/19

Commerce City, CO

Operator (Contract - Strike Contingency Team)

Completed computer-based training modules on CAT Poly unit, off gas flair system, NAPTHA splitter section

Completed plant safety and critical work training (hot work, hazardous work, LOTO)

Completed emergency procedures training, including benzene awareness, asbestos awareness, HAZWOPER

Quanta LLC 10/18 to 12/18, 4/19

Lacassine, LA

Plant Manager

Oversee distribution and shipping of fresh CAT/ECAT blends

Assess equipment for repair and purchase

Produce budgets in accordance with parent office needs

Oversee the day to day operations of the Lacassine finishing plant and personnel

Control Room Operations with Delta V DCS

Returned in April 2019 to assist with plant trials for R&D formulation of FCC catalyst to be made at commercial scale

Drawbridge (Temporary – Substitute) July 2018 – August 2018

Orla, TX

Operating cryogenic LNG plant

Operated various equipment including: process controls and measurement, engines and compressors, pumps, pressure relief system, dehydrators, emergency shutdown systems, gas fired heaters, and reciprocating systems, TEG systems

Control room operations - Delta V DCS used in conjunction with PLC controls in the field

Made minor repairs

Zolon Tech, via NetPower Jan 2018 - May 2018

Commissioning Operator/control room operator

Monitor a combined cycle natural gas fired power plant using Toshiba TC turbine technology.

NetPower was a pilot plant which featured CO2 carbon capture technology as a supercritical parameter under constant control through DCS monitoring and HDMI controls

Duties included but are not limited to checking levels on valves and gauges to monitor plant efficiency

Control Room Operations with DCS using Ovation by Emerson

Use LOTO to ensure maintenance activities are conducted safely

Daily test of plant water chemistry

Strategic Contract Resources, via Indorama November 2017 to December 2017

Commissioning Operator

Hired to help restore a 17 year old polyethylene/ethylene chemical unit to operability.

Duties included but are not limited to walk down and analyze P&IDs for accuracy checks and verification of line placements, instrumentation, valves, and other devices and to determine best locations for pressure blows and hydro tests

Writing general and special work permits and determine which permits are necessary for assigned job

Test and analyze hazardous atmospheres for safety resolutions to write confined space permits

Work on C2 refrigeration system, Ethane towers, Elliott compressors, Ingersoll-Rand compressors and condensors.

Lutech, via CB&I Jul 2017 - Oct 2017

Cameron LNG Project

Commissioning Operator

Ensure accuracy of LNG BOG compressors piping according to P&IDs, as well as associated lubrication/cooling systems.

Walk down punch list for loading and unloading LNG lines at marine terminal

Borescoping suction and discharge lines to ensure absolute cleanliness of critical pipe runs.

Lubrication and cooling lines were also included in borescoping criteria as well.

Hydro testing and pressure testing new piping installations.

Attend safety meetings and participated in evaluation of safety issues as they were addressed in meetings.

Made and submitted inspection records according to USCG and client’s standards

Wrote work permits

Participated in meetings with engineers; review of schedules and manpower.

Strategic Contract Resources, via Wynnewood Refinery Jun 2017 – Jul 2017

Commissioning Operator

Short-term contract working with engineering and management groups to rewrite, compress, condense and streamline operator round sheets, including those for pressures, temperatures and other operational variables

Incorporated safety objectives to meet standards and work to decrease safety incidents.

Spencer Ogden, via Kemper County Coal Gasification Project Aug 2014 – Nov 2016

Greenfield Project, IGCC (integrated gasification combined cycle)

Meridian, MS

Commissioning Operator

Commissioning of lines, vessels, and machinery associated with the startup of utilities and production equipment.

Verification of line placements, instrumentation, valves, connections and terminations were checked and verified for accuracy.

Work was completed and presented in the form of packages. Charting was implemented to track progress and determine milestones.

Major equipment was included in commissioning process as well to assure correct fitments and smooth start up.

Updated Standard Operating Procedures on a timely basis to assure relative accuracy of knowledge transfer.

Wrote work permits

Transport air compressors, Siemens SGT6-5000F 25,521 HP

Wabash Steam boilers

Kior, Inc, Pasadena, TX Sep 2009 – Jul 2012

Biofuels Facility, Bayport, TX

Research Technician

Design, commissioning and startup of new production unit for new Fluid Cracking Catalyst process

Maintain and operate various process equipment to produce samples, including Anhydro spray dryers with rotary atomizer, NIRO spray dryer with pressure nozzles, NIRO nozzle assemblies, Dyno mills, high-shear mixers and calciners

Ran batch chemical processes

Submit and analyze production samples to determine quality of product in optimal formulations.

Specify, test and evaluate prospective new equipment purchases.

Control Room operator using Siemens DCS

Inventory of silos

Wrote work permits

Albemarle Catalyst LLC, Pasadena, TX Jan 1986 – Sep 2009

Bayport, TX

Petrochemical Plant

R&D HSE and Maintenance Coordinator 2006-2009

Daily maintenance of entire R&D facilities and associated production equipment.

Responsible for maintaining and distributing personal gas monitors, monitoring said devices, and issuing reports based on data collected.

Issued and compiled data from personal radiation badges.

Conducted employee health monitoring programs and oversaw the required testing of employees.

Initiated safety programs that led to improved safety performance across entire R&D department.

Chaired and attended multiple committees in regards to safe work practices.

Managed the disposal of all hazardous waste materials to ensure compliance with corporate and OSHA guidelines.

Managed reports including HSE reports, area rounds, swapbox, LOTO, ESD checklists, OEL audits, midnight gauges, work order and safe work permits.

Managed the onsite Lab supply program to ensure adequate inventories of critical supplies were maintained.

Wrote work permits

Fluid Cracking Catalysts R&D Pilot Plant Supervisor (2000-2006)

Maintenance of Fluid Cracking Catalysts production facilities to ensure on-stream reliability.

Develop and evaluate production quality statistics.

Increased sample production from approximately 800 samples to over 1,200 samples annually.

Hired and managed five production technicians to staff the Fluid Cracking Catalysts Pilot Plant.

Awarded US Patent #6631851B1 for improved atomizer wheel nozzle design.

Oversaw the implementation of Control Room Operations using Delta V DCS to run the Pilot Plant.

Lab techniques include wet chemistry, GC, GC/MS, SPE and LIMS

Oversaw batch chemical processes

Attended required training as needed to maintain certification as Radiation Safety Officer.

FCC R&D Technician (1989-2000)

Performed shutdown, transportation, commissioning, rebuild and restart up of existing HPC Pilot Plant from Pasadena, Texas location to new location in Amsterdam, Holland.

Establish Pilot Plant production schedules and the daily maintenance schedules. Responsible for training of all new Research Technicians.

Anhydro SP-3 spray dryer with rotary atomizer and custom nozzle assemblies

Ran batch chemical processes

Control Room operations using DCS controlled by Wonderware

Pumps: Centrifugal, positive displacement, peristaltic, progressive cavity, diaphragm

Chief Operator-Fluid Cracking Catalysts Production Facility (1988-1989)

Commissioning, Startup, operation and shutdown of Fluid Cracking Catalysts Production Plant.

Created formal Standard Operating Procedures Manual for Fluid Cracking Catalyst Plant.

Interview and evaluate prospective Fluid Cracking Catalysts production operators.

Finishing and extrusion; batch chemical processes

Control Room Operator using Honeywell DCS

Inventory of silos

Process Operator (1986-1988)

Commissioning and Startup of new production unit for Fluid Cracking Catalysts.

Developed a punch list and verified the accurate installation for instrumentation and piping equipment (P&IDs) for new unit.

Control Room Operator using Honeywell DCS.

Finishing and extrusion; batch chemical processes

Charter member of the BayPort Albermarle Emergency Response Team.

Tenneco Oil Company, La Porte, Texas 01/1981-01/1986

Process Operator

Safe operation of a 55,000 bbl/day Gas Fractionation plant, De-Ethanizer and Butamer units, 11 pipelines, and associated storage facilities.

Loaded trucks and rail cars with plant production.

Obtained a USCG Grade A Tankermans License with LPG certification to load barges and ships with plant production

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