Summary of Qualifications
Extensive turbine work; verification, documentation, calibration, installation, and maintenance of electronic and pneumatic process control systems, field engineering and design. Over twenty years experience troubleshooting electronic control components. Over twenty years of mechanical experience and knowledge. Over twenty years experience reading blueprints and schematics. RSLogix Allen-Bradley PLC Program editing. Experience reviewing and verifying logic for motor controls and emergency shut downs. Lock-out tag-out. Experience checking interlocks for start up, control and shut down of process control and power generation/transmission systems. Calibration of valve positioners. Set up of motor operated valves. Experience in Document Control/QAQC and third-party inspection. Excellent trouble shooting skills, excellent computer skills. DCS work: Honeywell, Fisher-Rosemount, Foxboro, Bailey, TXP/Ovation, Delta-V and TRICONX. Start-ups.
Most recent work history:
2008-2009 WESTERN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT UDELHOVEN/BRITISH PETROLEUM Prudhoe Bay, AK
Commissioning Technician Supervisor
Responsibilities included providing input to Commissioning Lead Engineer and Commissioning Superintendent for planning and scheduling; coordinating with Commissioning Superintendent for resource allocation; Accountable for manpower allocation to complete task/project; insuring electricians and technicians had proper drawings/equipment to fulfill assigned tasks; walk down of systems for mechanical completion for turn over to Functional Check Out / Commissioning teams. Tracking and closeout of incomplete work items; Generating, tracking and closing RFI’s (Request For Information)
2008 CD2 PAD EXPANSION UDELHOVEN/CONOCOPHILLIPS / North Slope Alpine, AK
Functional Check Out Supervisor / Electrical and Instrumentation
Pre-commissioning DCS and Hydraulic control units for production and injection wells for CD2 expansion project. Coordinated with construction for most efficient path toward to accomplish on time project completion. Allocated electricians and technicians for task/work load completion. Cleared Punch list items. Closed Incomplete work list items for sell off.
2006-2007 FibroMinn Biomass Power Plant SNC-LAVALIN / Benson, MN
Construction Superintendent Instruments and Controls
Responsibilities included but were not limited to the coordination of instrument and electrical contractors in the construction of 60 mega watt power plant by leading contractors to completion of systems for turnover to commissioning. Working with site engineers to rectify design oversights on all project phases from back feed to synchronization. Responding to RFI’s and insuring proper adherence to contract specifications. Major equipment included Detroit Stoker Boiler, Fuji steam turbine and generator, GEA Air Cooled Condenser employing a Delta V DCS. A major support system was a fully automated Traffic Management Fuel Control system consisting in part of RFI card readers, Avery Weigh Tronix Truck scales and intercom, Close Circuit Television, Traffic Lights, Truck Routing LED read outs, loop detectors for truck parking lane assignment and a fully automated crane system for management of biomass in Fuel Hall.
2005 Mankato Energy Center / Mankato, MN
Responsibilities included coordination of instrument and electrical contractors in the construction of a 60MW power plant by leading contractors to completion of systems for turnover to commissioning. Worked with site engineers to rectify design oversights on all project phases from back feed to synchronization. Responded to RFI’s and ensured proper adherence to contract specifications. Major equipment included Detroit Stoker Boiler, Fuji steam turbine and generator, GEA Air Cooled Condenser with a Delta V DCS system. A major support system at this plant was the fully automated Traffic Management Fuel Control system consisting in part of RFI card readers, Avery Weigh Tronix Truck scales and intercom, Close Circuit Television, Traffic Lights, Truck Routing LED read outs, loop detectors for truck parking lane assignment and a fully automated crane system for management of biomass in the Fuel Hall.
2005 Skikda Power Project SNC-LAVALIN / Skikda, Algeria
Lead I and C Engineer
850mw power plant, (Two GE9FA’s, on two Alstom Steamers) System walkdowns for acceptance by commissioning group. Punch list generation and tracking. Lockout/Tag-Out on turned over systems. Direction of Ex-pats and nationals on fixing mistakes and efficiently accomplishing change orders Final QA-QC. Calibration Responsible for the safe Commissioning and startup of systems/units
2004 St. Charles Refinery / Good Hope, LA
Commissioning-Start up technician
Special projects. Installation of new burner management system for Coker Unit Installation and verification of I/O changes associated with Safety and Operating systems. Point build, graphics editing system configuration and maintenance (TDC 3000); Execution and verification of installation and configuration of Modicon PLC; Logic changes and function checks. Board operator for loop shooting (TDC 3000 and Foxboro IA)
2003-2004 Devil’s Tower SPAR / Port Aransas, TX; Mississippi Canyon Gulf of Mexico
Commissioning-Start up technician
Check out and Commissioning of Solar flash gas compressors comprised of Solar Taurus combustion turbines as the prime mover for High and Low “Side streaming” compressors. Commissioning systems for offshore oil production platform using field buss and standard analog control elements to Delta V D.C.S. Calibration and logic checks
2002-2003 Wolf Hollow Power Project / Granbury, TX
Start-up/Controls field Engineer
Commissioning and Start-up of two Mitsubishi 501G CTs and one Mitsubishi steam turbine/ generator; Served as liaison between Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) field engineers and client to insure proper interface between Mitsubishi 501G combustion turbine controls system and Foxboro I/A DCS. Training junior operators as to walk-downs necessary prior to starting units; Instructing junior operators on how to use workstations with MHI DIASYS software to monitor proper sequence of events during starts, normal operation and stops Using Sequence of Events to conduct root cause analysis to determine cause of trips or failure to start.
2002 Red Hawk Power Project / Phoenix, AZ
Responsible for calibration and check out of control elements/systems for combined cycle power plant (Four on Two) comprised of GE7FA combustion turbines and NEMA HRSG’s on Alstrom steam turbines using Bailey DCS. Board operator for loop shooting; Commissioning and start-up
2002 Acadia Power Partner / Eunice, LA
Start-up field Engineer
Supervision and coordination of technicians responsible for calibration and check out of control elements/systems for combined cycle power plant (Four on Two) comprised of Westinghouse 501F combustion turbines and Nuter-Erickson HRSG’s. Board operator (Westinghouse TXP) for loop shooting HRSG’S and Balance of Plant
2001 Jackson County Power Project / Nicholson, GA
Controls Technical Advisor
15th stage compressor blades modification project on GE7EA, Duel fuel, Power Augmentation combustion turbines; Responsibilities included but were not limited to calibrating and verifying I/O points to/from Mark V governor. Adjusting constants for Water and Liquid Fuel systems and Valve splits for optimum NOX Installation and setup of equipment for and conducting of Combustion Dynamics Testing for TP Dilution. Startup
Controls Technical Advisor
Check out of hardware and control elements associated with Hydrogen cooling system for GE generator on 7FA Combustion turbine. Configuration review, verification and check out of Mark V I/O points.
2000 Rockingham Power Complex / Reidsville, NC
I&C Field Engineer
Responsibilities included, but were not limited to, WDPF and Field I/O checkout of Westinghouse 501G, Duel Fuel combustion turbines. Start up and sell off of units.
2000 Lincoln Energy Center / Manhattan, IL
I&C Field Engineer
Supervision and coordination of technicians responsible for check out and start up of G.E. Frame 7EA combustion turbines using Mark V control scheme with Cimplicity HMI. Trouble shooting and technical support; Start up.
1999 Florida Hines Power Complex / Bartow, FL
Outage at Combined Cycle power station Westinghouse 501FC combustion turbines using Westinghouse W.D.P.F. DCS Calibration and verification of process control elements including Rosemount transmitters, Fisher and Masoneilan valves and positioners. Logic review and verification of safety systems (over speed on C.T.’s and Steam turbine etc) Start-up support
1999 North Shore Sanitation District / Waukegan, IL
I&C Field Engineer
Control Systems field Engineer/Integrator responsible for checkout of PLC logic and hardware for automation of water treatment plant. Field engineering and design of interconnects to new and existing Allen Bradley PLC 5 using RSLogix. Editing programs and recommending changes for increased efficiency.
1999 Enron Peak Power Project / Caledonia, MS
Start Up Technician
Calibration and check out of Balance of Plant (Funac PLC) and Mark V control scheme for Frame 7EA simple cycle peak power generators with Cimplicity HMI. Trouble shooting and technical support Start up
1998 Huntsman LLDPE Plant / Odessa, TX
I&C Start-up Field Engineer
Inspection and Logic review for Allen Bradley PLC 5-24’s for Hot Oil System, York Chiller and W. P. Extruder/Pelletizer. Check out and startup of same. Construction QA/QC Field support for loop sales Audit Triconix check out, hardware and software Function check of same. Logic reviews and check out of Foxboro I/A. Start up.
Houston TX: Offshore Water Survival
Keene State College Manchester NH: U.S. Department of Labor #510 Safety and Health Standards
GE Power Systems University Schenectady New York: Mark V and Cimplicity HMI training
International Technical Institute Baton Rouge Louisiana: Industrial Instrumentation
Exxon Mobile Bay Project: Dauphin Island AL: H2S/SCABA Training
Nicholls State Thibodaux La: Offshore Anti-pollution and Safety Systems (T2)
Level SIX Protocol Clean-Room training
Blue Springs Manpower Development Center Huntsville AL: Welding
Keesler Air Force Base Biloxi MS: Aircraft Control and Warning Systems Operator.
Comprehensive work history and reference’s available on request.