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Manager Plant

Stuttgart, AR, 72160
August 19, 2012

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Herman Clarke

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Stuttgart, AR 72160 Cell: 337-***-****


• EIT Certified

• Engineering work experience with chemical blending plant

• Knowledge of motivating, problem solving, principles of supervision and organizational communication through Supervisory Management Course (10 weeks)

• Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society, awarded spring 2005

• Student/Athlete four years in college (track and field)

• Know of RCFA techniques which include: phase measurements, bearing mobility and operating deflection shapes

• Extensive hands-on project work involving efficiency, work design, stress analysis, material behavior, product design, process selection, quality assurance, corrosion protection and absorption chiller design calculations experience


McNeese State University, expected graduation date: Summer 2013

• Master of Engineering, concentrations: Engineering Management

Mechanical Engineering

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2003 - 2007

• BS. Mechanical Engineering

• Minor in Mathematics


Sage V Foods, July 2012-Present

Stuttgart, AR

Extrusion Production Manager

• Sets daily production priorities for operators.

• Verifies and insures products are being produced to customer standards.

• Supervises extrusion production personnel to maintain productivity, plant cleanliness, and overall flour mill performance.

• Maintains and improves upon production efficiencies, waste reduction, and process improvements.

• Follows, understands, and trains team to all policies and procedures; including quality and production SOP’s, safety standards and GMP’s.

• Ensures required company records and forms are maintained. Reports any defective materials or questionable conditions to plant management and/or maintenance.

• Promotes company vision and supports plant culture.

• Develop SOP’s and PM’s for flour mill processes and equipment.

• Travel, as necessary, to meet with customers.

Petro-Rite Chemical Blending Plant, January 2010 – July 2012

Lake Charles, LA

Blending Plant Manager

• Monitor operations for a 25,000 gal chemical blender

• Blend oils formulated with food grade, high VI white oils, and additive packages which meet FDA 21 CFR 172.878, 21 CFR 178.362 OR 21 CFR 178.370 specifications

• Manufacture industrial inorganic chemicals and all other basic inorganic chemicals

• Blend oils that are high quality and high purity and refined from technical grade

• Monitor sensors, annunciators, indicators and controls and interpret synthesized information, making adjustments where necessary

• Responsible for blending RIG-RITE BOP FLUIDS which are synthetic, biodegradable, water soluble fluids engineered specifically for use in offshore blowout preventer accumulators that has improved characteristics against bacteria, resistance, anti-wear, corrosion protection, fluid resistivity, surface tension and Ph.

• Responsible for blending RIG Rite Subsea Control Fluid ( Ethylene Glycol and Proprietary mixture of Alkaline soaps)

• Update plans for new projects

• Observe overall plant equipment health, and initiate changes to improve plant performance

• Responsible for the operation and maintenance of pumps, valves, discharged fluids

• Responsible for schedules of producing chemicals and budget estimation, technical support and inspecting plant areas

• Use viscosity meter and viscosity charts to attain percentages used to blend oils of different viscosity

• Significant improvements in facility lighting and ventilation and improvements to compressed air system

• Troubleshoot, analyze and make recommendations on equipment and system problems

• Assisted general manager in market research for the selection of chemicals

• Worked safely around high pressures and temperature and heavy equipment

• Develop specifications for new and replacement equipment that meets industry standards

• Develop simple operations and maintenance record keeping

• Worked safely in environmental and occupational hazardous areas

• Safely climbed and entered confined spaces, working around high temperature, pressure and noise levels

• Worked safely around and with plant chemicals

• Observed and participated with Quality Control tests performed on location before and during jobs as well as adjustments made to ensure consistency of pumped fluid

Kingston College, Sept 2008 – June 2009

Kingston, Jamaica

Mathematics Teacher

• Prepare and present lessons that will enable students to learn math skills efficiently

• Offer clear directions, explanations, and deadlines for assignments

• Develop and maintain a comfortable and orderly classroom atmosphere that

Promote and support learning

• Listened to student concerns and problems to foster individual growth

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Aug 2007 – Jan 2008

Lafayette, LA

Energy System Design Assistant - Mechanical Engineering Department

• Responsible for 800Kw gas turbine from Solar Turbines, a 100 ton

Thermax absorption chiller and a 100 ton cooling tower from Coastal Engines

• Member of a design team that researched and composed a report on the

• Preliminary design and piping diagram for a combined heating and power system (CHP)

• Responsible for design calculations for the absorption chiller which includes hot water

• Flow rate, chilled water flow rate and the cooling water flow rate and calculations for the heat exchanger, heat transfer and exit temperature of the exhaust gas.

• Reduce fuel cost by about 27% and is beneficial to the environment as it decreases the emissions of NOX, SOX, mercury and CO into the atmosphere

• Increase the system’s efficiency up to 90 percent

• Relieved the problem of back pressure build up at the end of the turbine

• Developed P&ID illustrating flow rates, temperatures, instrumental data and the connections between various equipments

• Design exhaust product temperature to maximize boiler efficiency but safe margin for corrosion protection

• Featured in “Preliminary Design and Piping Diagram for a Combined Heat and Power System for the College of Engineering at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, using Donated Equipment” Cogeneration and Distributed Generation Journal, Vol. 23(1), 2008


• Auto Cad computer design modification tools

• Computer Aided Manufacturing tools

• Math Lab

• Visual Basic programming

• Microsoft Office

• Solid Works

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