Excellent troubleshooting skills and strong Knowledgeable in the requirements of operating a
knowledge of integrated plant operation zero discharge facility
Demonstrated leadership skills and strong rapport Identifies plant outage items and aids in outage
with employees based on respect, fairness and coordination and prioritizing
contribution to the team Ensures all in-plant switching and lock out/tag out
Plans, directs and supervises routine preventive and (LOTO) of equipment is done in accordance with
predictive maintenance on all plant systems and approved procedures and prudent operations and
supports corrective maintenance efforts on selected maintenance practices
equipment Develops, reviews, and revises operating and related
Conducts performance reviews on employees procedures
Maintains direct contact with facility contractors and Administers plant safe work permits, job briefings ,
vendors in order to maintain fuel and chemical hot work permits and confined space permits
supply levels along with ensuring ash is removed Ensures housekeeping standards are maintained
efficiently in order to maintain plant capacity factor Functional knowledge of subordinate and peer
Power Plant Shift Supervisor10/1994 to Current NAESNorthampton, PA
Northampton Generating plant is a 110 MW facility utilizing an Ahlstrom Pyropower designed Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler and an ABB steam turbine and generator.
The main fuel is waste anthracite culm and silt with startup and stabilization fuel being LPG.
The Northampton Plant has changed operating companies over the life of the project.
I have worked for the following companies at the same location: US Generating Company, PG&E, NEGT, Cogentrix, and NAES Responsible during my shift for all personnel and equipment in the production of steam and electricity Plans, coordinates, supervises, monitors and controls all on-shift operations, material handling, and related maintenance and engineering activities working in conjunction with various departments As senior individual on duty, responsible to take whatever actions necessary to protect people, the environment and equipment such as reducing load, removing the boiler from service or taking the turbine generator off-line with a firm belief that safety is the priority Maintains strict compliance to all operating permits Investigates plant problems, incidents, accidents and unusual events and provides root cause analysis along with recommendations for correction, follow up and action plans Assists in recruiting, screening, interviewing and selection of candidates for employment or promotion.
Power Plant Shift Supervisor08/1992 to 10/1994 NEPCO Services CoMcAdoo, PA
Northeastern Power Company is a 50 MW facility utilizing a Combustion Engineering designed Circulating Fluidized.
Bed Boiler and an ASEA STAL turbine and generator set.
The main fuel is waste anthracite culm and silt.
Power Plant Control Room Operator08/1989 to 08/1992 Combustion Systems services IncMcAdoo, PA
Power Plant Equipment Operator08/1988 to 08/1989 Combustion Systems Services IncMcAdoo, PA
Started up two waste coal fired Circulating Fluidized Bed Boilers (CFB) and all associated sub systems from early construction, operator training ,system commissioning and testing into final completion and commercial operation Aided in the transition from being a plant with a power purchase agreement to merchant operation, responsible for daily load bidding submittal to PPL generation while on shift Assists in the information collection, documentation, training, and reporting requirements associated with NERC regulations.
Created tools for operators to utilize to maintain compliance Responsible for developing and conducting on-going training for personnel, promoting professional and development growth of employees Project management of the start-up of a fuel processing plant at NEPCO Contributes to safety on a continuous basis and maintains adherence air and water permits Identifies plant improvements to resolve operational / equipment problems which improved the operation and availability of the plant Member of Plant Personnel and Equipment Safeguard Initiative Program for PG&E Generating which charter responsibility was to research, evaluate and disperse critical information on equipment, systems and operating practices aimed at preventing tragic events.
High School DiplomaPottsville Area High SchoolPottsville, PA, USANorthampton Generating Plant Completed start up training course conducted by Bechtel and various equipment manufactures Completed ABB turbine operation training Completed Ahlstrom Pyropower CFB operation training Continuous Environmental and Safety training
Certified Visible emissions training - maintained every six months Labor relations training Communication techniques Various courses in Microsoft Office programs Red Cross CPR - AED - First aid certified Northeastern Power Company Completed Combustion Engineering Fossil Training on Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler operation
Completed CE Lummas Crest - three month start up training course on various plant sub systems with equipment
Completed ASEA STAL training on Turbine Generator operation
Power Plant professional with 27 years of progressive leadership and responsibilities with extensive knowledge of
power plant operations and practices
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Companies Worked For:
NEPCO Services Co
Combustion Systems services Inc
Combustion Systems Services Inc
Pottsville Area High School
Job Titles Held:
Power Plant Shift Supervisor
Power Plant Control Room Operator
Power Plant Equipment Operator
High School Diploma Certified Visible emissions training - maintained every six months Labor relations training Communication techniques Various courses in Microsoft Office programs Red Cross CPR - AED - First aid certified Northeastern Power Company
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