Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010, Windows XP & Windows Vista, SCADA computer operating systems
US-OH-Copley (will consider relocating)
My current role as a Support Regional Operations Technician has enabled me to gain extensive experience and knowledge required for effectively operating and maintaining of industrial gas producing plants. In addition to my current skills, I posses extensive knowledge of chemical formulation of various latex and specialty polymers; phenolic resins, solvent and water based adhesives & brake bonding, sealant and coating material and manufacturing of industrial gasses. My experience includes computing, testing, weights and measurement, and assisting the chemist with the development and improvement of new and existing polymers, primers and heat/pressure sensitive adhesives, Aerospace bonding film testing, metal surface prep and priming. I also have requisite skills to perform such tasks as documentation, calculations and analysis of all data from test results.
WORK HISTORY PRAXAIR(NAIG, HYCO DIVISION) Akron, Ohio
4/08 to Present Support Operations Technician
12/05 to 4/08 Operations Technician, (Control room) Praxair (NAIG, HYCO Division) * Promoted to regional support operations technician. Duties require working knowledge of operations in three plants(CO,H2 & N2) within the northeast region(Ohio and Pennsylvania) and the remote operation of a Butte Montana H2 Plant using SCADA computer operating systems * Responsible for ensuring plant is operated in an efficient manner in accordance with site specific SOP`s and Process Safety Management policies * Ensure plant personnel or contractor safety by testing for hazardous atmosphere and combustible or toxic gas limits * During planned or unplanned outages responsible for assisting in minimizing downtime, isolation of valves and equipment, preventing and minimizing damage to plant equipment, and to perform system maintenance as necessary * Write Procedures, fill out lockout tag outs sheets, write up hazardous work permits and hazardous work checklist for planned outages and unplanned work * In charge of performing daily boiler water, soft water and MEA testing and ordering raw materials as needed. * Responsible for generating daily reports detailing daily testing results, daily production, and material usage * Gained experienced working in a high stress environment where inefficient operations of the plant can potentially cause injury or death to plant personnel and considerable damage to plant equipment * Developed extensive knowledge of standard safety procedures that are necessary in plants where hazardous material is utilized in the processes * Gained a thorough understanding of why continued training is important in testing environments and have successfully passed all ongoing testing required by Praxair * Gained experience in writing and reviewing standard operating procedures for the plant * Duties require me to proactively work with the manufacturing of the beginning, end and use of the product, and to ensure our product remains in spec and that the plant is prepared for shutdowns should they rarely occur * Tank farm transfers, level monitoring and gauging
2001- 12/05 Lab/QA Technician, Sovereign Specialty Chemicals (Henkel Corp.) * Responsible for reading and interpretation of batch sheets & problem solving * Responsible for calculating, mixing and formulating of industrial and specialty adhesives assist the chemist with the development of new and existing adhesives, brake bonding material and coatings, dispersions and dyes. Check incoming raw materials for certificate of analysis & msds information * Test spray adhesives, primers and powder coatings with draw down rods and wolverine coater and Gardner knife, operate 2 roll lab mill * Perform Brookfield viscosity, DSC, FTIR, % solids, hydrometer specific gravity tests of industrial chemicals and rheology rubber testing, phos anodize & acid etch metals. Hot melt ball & ring softening test * Responsible for making all adjustments for chemical specifications * Write analysis; maintain records of chemical and physical test results. * Responsible for set-up and maintenance of all lab test equipment * Test aircraft braking and bonding / pressure-sensitive adhesives and phenolic resins, perform flow and gel tests and determine volatile amounts. Build composites, single & double lap shears, metal-metal peels, flatwise tensile, beam and tubeshears, test and calculate results. * Use of calipers, snaps, isoscope, and micrometers * Set up and operation of large and small autoclaves, tinius olsen, desktop and p.c., united and instron machines for bonding strength and stress testing.
1999-2001 Lab Technician, Omnova Solutions (formerly GenCorp) * Employed in the department of research and development * Responsible for proper reading and interpretation of batch sheets * Responsible for making timely additions of chemicals for the mixing of specialty polymers and latex rubber * Responsible for dropping out the latex batch upon completion, run various tests, label and enter results and submit to proper chemist * Use rotovac to strip unreacted monomers of styrene and butadiene from latex and calculate proper amount for chemical post additions * Responsible for various tests such as: pH content, Brookfield viscosity, surface tension, spectrometer, gas chromatic, and solid content * Made various repairs to 1-gallon reactor and other equipment
1986-1999 Maintenance, Akron Board of Education, Assistant Cus1todian * Responsible for the supervision and management of staff members * Performed regular maintenance of low pressure boilers & HVAC equipment at Firestone High School * Manage all areas of sanitation, landscaping, floor stripping, waxing, And buffing Carpet shampooing and extraction * Assign duties to custodial personnel Follow up with Director of Maintenance on procedures and evaluation of Duties * Worked in warehouse and operated tow motor, overhead crane and filled orders Education and Special Training * Zap Kaizen Productivity Improvement and Lean Manufacturing * Knowledge of ASTM, ISO 9000/9001:2000 and QS/AS 9001 procedures * Steam Plant operation (low & high pressure boilers) * Hazwoper, Hazmat and Hazardous work permits * Confined space entry training & trained observer * SCBA training * Calibration of plant analyzers, pressure & flow gauges. * Take oil samples on Syngas, Recycle and CO2 compressors quarterly and send out for evaluation. * Install N2 purges in instrument panels throughout the plant * Insulate piping and install heat tracing. * Assist Maintenance Technician with installation of instrument airlines, pipefitting, swagelok fittings and various maintenance duties throughout four plants, 3 different states. Monitor Butte Montana H2 plant by Computer. University of Akron - 1997 - 2000, Akron, Ohio * Majoring in Political Science/Criminal Justice * Participated on debate team 1996-1997 Kent State University - 1996 - 1997, Kent, Ohio * Major in Criminal Justice * Studies include criminal procedure, operations of the court, law COMPUTER SKILLS__________________________________ * Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2010 * Windows XP & Windows Vista * SCADA computer operating systems * Allen Bradley & Foxboro DCS plant operating systems