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Plant Operator Maintenance Supervisor

Washington, DC
March 13, 2023

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Joseph L. Benton

**** ****** *** **** **************, VA 22407



Retired United States Navy First Class Petty Officer (E-6) - Machinist Mate with over 25 years of progressive leadership responsibilities and the supervision of personnel in mechanical system operations and facility systems management. Skilled leader responsible for the operational oversight of complex mechanical systems to include high pressure boilers, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems, Chillers, electrical generation systems, steam turbine and propulsion systems and a host of auxiliary support systems. Strong project and facilities manager with diverse proficiency in the management of critical systems with strategic planning of preventative maintenance, system repairs and equipment overhaul. Dynamic problem solver with expertise in facility maintenance budgeting, monitoring of resources, identification of problems and implementation of corrective actions.

Work History

EMCOR Government Services July 2020-Present

FBI Academy Complex Quantico, VA

Central Utility Plant Chief Engineer – Responsible for the safe operation, start-up, shutdown of low-pressure boilers, cooling towers, air compressors and a host of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems of the 24/7/365 continuously manned Central Utility Plant facility that supports the 500+ acre campus of the FBI Training Academy.

Coordinated all aspects of facility operations, preventative planned maintenance, schedules, minor and major projects. Management of budget expenditures, purchasing and payroll.

Conduct campus-wide facility tours to ensure proper system operation

Monitor Building Automation Systems (Delta, Alerton, Siemens, Reliable), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system and Fire Control Systems Computers

Monitor and operate remote equipment system computers to ensure proper plant operations for chill water, boiler hot water and electrical distribution system

Operate low pressure boilers and associated equipment up to 600 HP, Centrifugal and screw chillers totaling over 8000 Tons and associated equipment.

Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Feb 2013-Jun 2020

Woodbridge, VA

Team Coordinator – Responsible for the coordination of all aspects of facilities management for the 183 bed Sentara Hospital which supports a medical staff of over 500 personnel.

Coordinated all aspects of facility operations, preventative planned maintenance, schedules, minor and major projects of up to $30,000,000. Management of budget expenditures and purchasing payroll.

Operated high pressure steam boilers (1200 HP), steam stations and associated equipment.

Centrifugal chillers 4000 Tons and associated equipment.

Responsible for testing and compliance of water chemistry, evaluation and treatment.

Responsible for the management and oversight of the Andover Building Operating System to ensure the proper operation of the facilities infrastructure and utilities plant.

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Pump Shop 2007-2011

Portsmouth, VA

Leading Petty Officer (Senior Front-Line Supervisor) - Responsible for the supervision, technical training, and career professional development of 25 subordinate personnel.

Trained personnel in the maintenance repair of positive displacement, centrifugal, rotary vane, and submersible pumps.

Oversaw the execution of multiple pump repair projects to include replacement of bearings, sleeves, seals, packing’s shafts, and impellers.

Naval Coastal Warfare 2005-2007

San Diego, CA

Maintenance Supervisor – Responsible for the supervision and management oversight of 22 employees in the accomplishment support to the operational needs of the military.

Tracked the inventory of equipment, shipping manifests and associated documentation for the distribution and delivery of heavy-duty equipment throughout the world in support of mission critical military operations.

USS Bella Wood 2002-2005

San Diego, CA

Boiler Plant Specialist – Independent Plant Operator of high-pressure steam boilers, turbine steam generators, main engines, water evaporator and associated equipment.

Ensured systems were operated in accordance with specified plant standard operating procedures and provide casualty control response in the event of equipment failures.

Maintain operational plant logs and equipment operating history to detect possible negative trends of adverse system malfunctions.

USS Constellation (Carrier) 1997-2002

San Diego, CA

Boiler Plant Operator – Plant Operator under the supervision and direction of “TOP WATCH” Boiler Plant Operator.

Operate boiler equipment and associated machinery and perform various levels of preventative maintenance under the direction of senior plant operators.

Specialized Skills

Proficient in the operation, repair and maintenance of boilers, hydraulic systems, generators, various types of pumps, heat exchangers, air conditioners, refrigeration units, low and high-pressure air compressors.

Experienced in the management of human resources through training, counseling, monitoring, completing performance appraisals and the discipline of employees.

Skilled in the training of mechanics and engineers on the correct and efficient methods to properly operated a myriad of integrated mechanical and hydronic systems. Created specific training plans on pump repair procedures which qualified 25 personnel.

Supervised the disassembly, overhaul, and repair of 285 pumps and motors with zero amendments needed, ahead of schedule saving 150 hours of labor as well as $450,000 in repair costs.

Ability to read blueprints, manufacturers operations manuals and associated technical documents on various plant utility systems.

Ability to communicate both written and orally effectively in diverse environments with a high proficiency to solve problems through teamwork.

Proficient in the use of MS Office projects such as MS Word and Excel.

Proponent of diversity with an appreciation of multiple point of views with an open mind.

Advanced Education

Germanna Community College 2012-2014

Fredericksburg, VA

General Studies with no certificates

U.S. Navy 1992-2012

20+ years of service with Honorable Discharge.

Awarded a host of individual service awards and commendation medals.

Lakeland High School 1987-1991

Suffolk, VA

Advanced Diploma


DC Class 3 Steam Boiler Engineer License 2014

CFC Universal License 2013

Certificate of completion of Boiler Console Operation by the Naval Education Course

U.S. Navy specialized training diversity in technique with boilers, hydraulics systems, heat exchangers, pump, and motors

Advanced Boiler and Chilled water treatment certification

OSHA 10 Training

Navy Leadership and Supervisory Training

Qualified Surface Warfare Specialist – Comprehensive knowledge of the operations and capabilities of Navy ships.

Qualified Aviation Warfare Specialist – Comprehensive knowledge of the operations and capabilities of various Navy Aircraft and associated weapon systems.

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