Enthusiastic instrument lead adept at focusing representatives from engineering, manufacturing and maintenance toward common goals during initial through final acceptance testing of newly received process equipments and systems. Experienced in industrial instrumentation control systems, electrical circuitry, PLC's,
controls, electric motors, pumps etc. Balanced understanding of industrial maintenance in a true multi craft environment including HVAC, pipefitting, machining, lubrication, and electrical/instrumentation. Supervisory skills (United States Navy) and backup supervisor at Eli Lilly and Company. Unique understanding of systems as well as individual components in control systems that create the desired effect in a process. Experienced with the following processes and equipments: Process waste stream handling, waterborne as well as airborne, regenerative thermal oxidizer (RTO), solvent recovery, fermentation, purification, potential hydrogen (PH), conductivity, resistivity, pressure, flow, temperature, DCS control systems (Delta V, Provox), (Modicon and Allen Bradley PLC's) Skilled at CMMS systems including Maximo and SAP Basic computer skills, word, excel, email, notes, etc
SENIOR INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN, PROCESS04/2013
to Current Eli Lilly – Indianapolis,
Maintain process equipments in 10 parenteral manufacturing buildings, each using unique equipments and processes.
Serving as the liaison between maintenance, manufacturing, and engineering to ensure proper installation, testing and acceptance of new equipments received from both domestic and foreign equipment vendors to completion of a new manufacturing facility.
Technical reference for all new and existing instrumentation.
Lead instrument technician and mentor.
Actively training several new interns who are new to crafts.
SENIOR INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN, PROCESS/ANALYTICAL01/1999
to 01/2013 Eli Lilly and Company/Evonik DeGussa - Tippecanoe Labs – Lafayette,
Provide immediate emergency repair and service on high priority processes on both analytical and process equipment.
Manage and prioritize instrumentation work order backlog on weekends and holidays.
Maintain, repair, or replace equipment for longevity.
Ability to substitute equipment based on parts/replacement availability.
Ensure proper reporting of repair activities and parts replacement and order status.
Suggest possible replacements for obsolete/non-repairable equipment to engineering.
Maintain the ability to work alone or within a team environment, all departments, all areas and buildings on the plant site.
ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN05/1995
to 05/1999 Eli Lilly and Company - Tippecanoe Labs – Lafayette,
Provided maintenance and support for gas and liquid chromatograph.
Maintained all types of autosamplers, pumps, detectors and switching equipment to link chromatography to a central computer system.
Some work with mass spectrometer/mass selectable detector systems.
Maintained infrared/laser detection equipment.
Maintenance of small equipment found in lab hoods (balances, moisture balances, titrators, etc.)
Repair and reporting within current good manufacturing/good laboratory practices (cGMP/cGLP respectively).
to 01/1995 Eli Lilly and Company – Indianapolis,
Maintained qualifications for aseptic operator in a sterile environment for the final filling of injectable cephalosporin antibiotics.
Maintained GMP/GLP qualifications for aseptic operations.
Helped setup/takedown and cleanup of sterile equipment between batches.
Trained new employees qualified for all phases of line work outside the sterile block.
Electronics Technician (Satellite Communications)05/1987
to 01/1991 United States Navy – Navcomsta, Sicily,
Associate of Science: Digital CommunicationsUniversity of La Verne-
Operated/maintained AN/GSC-39 satellite communications station, including patch panels, modems, teletypes, transmitters, cryogenically cooled low noise amplifiers, waveguide, voice and frequency encryption equipment, satellite tracking equipment.
Maintained AN/MSC-64 extremely secure command and control system.
Held top secret security clearance (4 years).
Supervised up to 5 people per shift, some of higher rank but less experience.
Continued on site education working toward an associate degree.
Technical skills/strengths: 35 years of experience in the electronic/electrical field; troubleshooting, calibration and repair of both analytical an process instrumentation.
Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative and attention to detail; supervisory experience.
Safety conscious while having the ability to work alone or in a multi-craft/team environment.
Experience with but, not limited to the following systems and equipment: Systems.
Process/analytical instrumentation, high performance liquid chromatographs (HPLC), gas chromatographs (GC), flow, temperature, level, pressure PH analyzers, conductivity, scales and balances, process control loop calibration, loop component calibration, stability chambers, general maintenance, light electrical(480 volt and below), light HVAC, variable frequency drives, automation and control schemes, Allen Bradley and Modicon Plc platforms.