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Engineer Maintenance

Ramer, Tennessee, 38367, United States
March 02, 2011

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Richard Ray Twitty

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Ramer, TN 38367


Home Phone 731-***-****

Cell Phone 662-***-****

Professional Summary

Over 20 years management experience in industrial environments. Excellent listening and communication skills. Proven ability to get employees involved in problem solving. Significant working in union environment.


SCA Tissue North America 2010 – Present Reliability Lead

Responsible for maintenance and reliability on PM12 Tissue Machine

Moltan Company 2009 – 2010 Plant Engineer

Responsible for modernizing plant.

• Automated bagging and stacking lines.

• Implemented work order system.

• Made facility improvements to meet MSHA and EPA.

• Reduced kiln energy usage.

Packaging Corporation of America (PCA) 1990 – 2008

2001-2008 Maintenance Superintendent, PCA, Counce, TN

Responsible for the mechanical maintenance for the wood yard, coal handling, automotive equipment, pulp mill, and caustic room, and machine shop. Two supervisors reported to me that were responsible for 40 mechanics. Participated on interview teams that hire new production employees, mechanics, and maintenance supervisors. Handed out discipline to mechanics for poor performance and for violating company rules. Listened and replied to first step grievances.

• Increased woodyard production 50% by modifying the positive feed conveyor.

• Prevented brick from coming out of no. 2 lime kiln by replacing shell section that had a flat spot. This eliminated three unscheduled outages per year.

• Improved pulpmill reliability by developing scope of work for the washer annual outage.

• Evaluated and trained new mechanics.

1997-2001 Maintenance Supervisor, PCA, Counce, TN

Supervised 22 mechanics that maintained the wood yard, coal handling, and automotive equipment.

• Modified barking drum drive shafts to eliminate failures.

• Reduced cost and improved woodyard uptime by training mechanics to trouble shoot hydraulic systems before they start changing parts.

• Used outside contractor expertise to improve reliability of log loaders, bull dozers, and bucket loaders.

1996-1997 Contractor Coordinator, PCA, Counce, TN

Managed all contract maintenance work including painting, insulation, road paving, and roof repair. Coordinated and scheduled engineering and maintenance activities for major rebuild on No. 2 Paper Machine.

• Developed five year maintenance budget plan.

1995-1996 Maintenance Engineer, PCA, Counce, TN

Identified equipment requiring more repairs than normal. Followed up with projects to improve reliability. Supervised 11 oilers and 4 vibration analyst.

• Balanced all rotating equipment.

• Implemented tank and pressure vessel inspection program.

1992-1995 Maintenance Supervisor, PCA, Counce, TN

Supervised 10 mechanics that maintained the no. 2 paper machine and recycled fiber plant.

• Started preventative maintenance inspections.

• Increased secondary fiber plant up time by 15% by scheduling down days.

1990-1992 Maintenance Engineer, PCA , Counce, TN

Debugged the no. 1 paper machine. Identified mechanical failures causing downtime. Worked with production, maintenance, and vendors to make changes that improved performance. Supervised the vibration analysis group.

• Eliminated the four main causes of unscheduled mechanical downtime on no. 1 paper machine. Top ply fan pump, base screen, bel bond bearings, and stretch roll bearings.

1986-1990 Project Engineer, Georgia Pacific Corporation, Monticello, MS

Managed capital projects for two liner board machines and the secondary fiber plant. Created cost estimates and wrote capital expenditure request. Supervised engineering and installation of projects.

• Taught lean manufacturing techniques to hourly employees.

• Replaced paper machine roof.

• Replaced paper machine building ventilation system.

• Replaced slitters and drives on no. 1 winder.

1985-1986 Staff Engineer, FMC, Material Handling Division, Tupelo, MS

Developed drawings and parts list from customer orders for screw conveyors and bucket elevators. Worked with shop personnel during final assembly to insure accuracy.


B. S. Mechanical Engineering, Mississippi State University 1984

Six –Sigma green belt 2008

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