Being a USMC Sergeant and attending their leadership training has given me an edge in leading my department and coordinating work with other rig departments to insure safe and efficient rig maintenance. Priding myself with being able to troubleshoot a problem while in route to the rig floor, therefore avoiding long periods of downtime is one of my greatest pleasures. I enjoy a challenge and perform well under pressure without outrageous temper flares. Arguments only get in the way and waste time that can be used solving the problem.
I am a loyal employee and enjoy sharing with and training others on the team.
Thanks for your consideration.
Strong mechanical troubleshooting skills.
Rig equipment,topdrives, riser, casing,pipe handling systems. mud pumps, cranes, air compressors, engines.
Schematics hydraulic, some electrical, structural and piping systems.
Started as a roustabout on the Discoverer 534 drill ship in the Gulf of Mexico, promoted to Motorman after 1.5 years. Worked for 1.5 years in this position and was promoted to Assistant mechanic after Mobile shipyard. We sailed to India where I worked for 4 years. Promoted to Chief mechanic after 2 years. Returned to Gulf of Mexico to work a short time as an extra on the Nautalus (4 months). Transferred to the Amerante for 1 year. Worked aboard the C. Kirk Ryan in India for 1.5 years and was promoted and transferred to the Goodrich in Canada. Left Transocean and joined Seadrill on the West Orion as a Mechanical supervisor for 6 years. 1 year in Singapore shipyard and in transit to Brazil. 5 years in Brazil until the end of our contract with Petrobras.
I have gained intricate knowledge of many different drilling rigs, with different equipment and maintenance programs. Worked on and understand most engines, propulsion systems, top drives, drawworks, pipe racking systems, skates, riser cranes, riser fingerboards, casing fingerboards, pipe fingerboards, mud pumps and systems to include suction dampers and high pressure dampers, high pressure water pumps (hydro-jet and triplex) centrifugal pumps, cranes, air compressors and systems. (rig air and subsea high pressure).
Attended school and hold a universal air conditioner and refrigeration license. Attended TDS 4 top drive school at NOV in Huston. Attended and hold certs for most MH/Aker drilling equipment. Completed Caterpillar 3600 engine school in Periorea, Illinois. Completed Wirth draw works and mud pump school in Hamburg, Germany.
While working in the Mechanical Supervisor position, I was responsible for all mechanical drilling equipment, cranes, and air compressors. Supervised all mechanics, coordinated maintenance, repairs, and PMS and reviewing all mechanics entries into the maintenance system. Submitted MOCs for approvals,. Performed inspections and kept records of all third party equipment onboard the rig.Responsible for safety meetings (daily, weekly, monthly).
Mentored and trained many US and foreign mechanics.
Assisted planning and improvements aboard the West Orion that enabled us to complete sea trials and Petrobras inspections enabling the rig to go to work in record time upon arrival in Brazil. Continued to implement improvement and maintain above 96% up time during our 5 year contract.
Helped plan and execute the first open-water 5 year SPS with no accidents or equipment damage.Under time and under budget.
Wirth Drawworks and Mudpump school. Hamburg, Germany
Universal Airconditioning and refrigeration certificate. Beaumont, Texas
MH/Aker equipment schools. Singapore and Houston
Basic and advanced hydraulic schools.
NOV TDS 4 school. Houston
Caterpillar 3600 engine Master Mechanic coarse.
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