Detail-oriented professional with more than 36 years of experience in the petrochemical industry including experience in operations, inspection and most recently in reliability as an equipment strategy development facilitator.
As an Equipment Strategy Development Facilitator at the ExxonMobil Baytown Complex I facilitated and developed many major turnaround equipment strategies including strategies for their Flexicoking unit, Delayed Coking unit, Fluid Catalytic Cracking units, Butyl unit and several other refinery and chemical plant units. I also facilitated and developed many maintenance based equipment strategies for various areas /units at the Baytown Complex. The development of these equipment strategies included review of all relevant vessel internals and refractory. My experience with piping strategies was limited to facilitating and developing the ExxonMobil Complex piping that could impact the public safety. Much of my ability and experience that I brought to the equipment strategy group was the familiarity with the externals and internals of process equipment, inspection techniques and codes and knowledge of several of the refining processes.
As an Inspection Planner / Inspector at the ExxonMobil Baytown refinery I was responsible for any inspection related activities for several unit areas at different times. In addition to the typical inspection related activities my experience as an inspection planner / inspector included special assignments to work project activities such as the Lubes project in 1999 at the ExxonMobil Baytown complex or assistance during turnarounds at other ExxonMobil site locations.
In Operations I was responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the Lubes units that I was assigned as a post technician or as a console / outside supervisor. My experience in the Lubes area at the Baytown refinery primarily included the Lubes Extraction units, Deasphalting unit and Lubes Tank area. I also had limited exposure on the operation of the MEK and Hydrofining lubes area units.
Responsible for developing equipment strategies and maintaining evergreen existing equipment strategies for API-510 pressure vessels and some limited API-570 piping at the ExxonMobil Baytown complex. As an equipment strategy development facilitator I was responsible for all phases of the development of their turnaround and maintenance strategies. This included the the following:
* Making the final determination on which equipment should be included in any particular equipment strategy session based on plan valid length dates.
* Ensuring Operations/Process understood what equipment was turnaround or maintenance based.
* Ensuring the necessary inspection and process data was submitted to enable an accurate probability and consequence preload process.
* Facilitating the actual risk assessment meeting to verify and if necessary correct data and add additional detail to the preloaded risk assessment.
* Determine risk approval levels needed and mitigation tasks as part of the final risk assessment process and obtain management approvals.
Responsible for ensuring the refinery equipment and piping assigned to my area was maintained in a safe and reliable manner and was inspected and maintained consist to the applicable pressure vessel and piping codes. As the inspection planner / inspector for several refinery units I was responsible for all activities related to any piping and equipment within my area of responsibility including the following:
* Developing detailed inspection plans for any equipment and piping having planned or unplanned maintenance or turnaround mechanical work completed.
* Tracking and documenting daily equipment and piping events or activities including, but not limited to leaks, planned or unplanned inspections, operating envelope changes, repairs, re-rates, alterations and risk assessments.
* Leading inspection activities during major and other turnarounds to include NDE data interpretation, making repair recommendations with the assistance of the mechanical engineer, tracking and reporting overall inspection activity progress and completion of a final comprehensive inspection report post turnaround.
* Working as a core member of a process, mechanical and technical team for the benefit of the assigned unit area.
* Inspection planner / inspector background in all of the Lubes units and LEFU units with most of my inspection experience at the Flexicoker and Delayed Coker units.
Responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the Lubes units that I was assigned as a post technician or as a sliding console / outside supervisor. My experience in the Lubes area at the Baytown refinery included several unit areas and long term assignments as follows:
* My experience in the Lubes area at the Baytown refinery primarily included the Lubes Extraction units, Deasphalting unit and Lubes Tank area.
* I also had limited exposure to the operation of the MEK and Hydrofining lubes area units.
* Long term assignments that I had while in the operations department included mechanical day technician, safety support assignments and training coordinator.
I hold the following API (American Petroleum Institute) tested certifications:
API-510 (API Pressure Vessel Inspector) - expires 1/31/2015
API-570 (API Piping Inspector) - expires 9/1/2014
API-653 (API Aboveground Storage Tank Inspector) - 5/31/2016
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