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Objective

To obtain a Chief Engineer  / Rig Maintenance Supervisor / Technical Superintendent / Technical Coordinator Leader / Quality Assurance and Quality Control (QA\QC) Technician  / Marine Surveyor / DP FMEA Engineer position with a prominent company where I may demonstrate my technical and business skills and contribute to your company's advancement in exchange for long term carrier and financial advancement and gain knowledge while at the same time expanding my capabilities.

Work Experience.

Pacific Drilling Service, Inc.         February 2012 to Present  (4 years 6 months)

Technical Superintendent

Samsung 12000 Double Hull;  Drill Ship "Santa Ana" Dual A dynamically-positioned 3;  Dual Gradient Drilling (DGD) Ultra-Deepwater Drilling contractor.  Maintain control over the rig’s Rig Maintenance System (RMS) and associated computer database.  Coordinate periodic maintenance activities with the Rig Manager and other department heads Plan the service and maintenance of equipment according to the RMS guidelines.  Ensure that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete.  Carry out classification society surveys as part of continuous survey of machinery.  Liaise with the marine department regarding the loading, ordering and use of fuel, potable water, and drill water in consideration of the rig’s stability.  Ensure that the permit to work and isolation systems are strictly adhered to in the maintenance department.  Responsible for budgetary control of the department.  Supply information for maintenance and repair budget.  Exercise fiscal responsibility with regard to maintenance budget.  Inform the Rig Manager and department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.  Maintain an adequate supply of spares to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation.  Record and report all non-conformance, incidents, abnormal situations, and potential hazards to Offshore Installation Manager.  Maintain proper communication with shore-based Field Support group, rig management, and equipment vendors.  Liaise with the department heads to ensure that all third party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig.  Implement follow-up requirements of audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management.  Approve all maintenance department requisition purchase orders.  Supply rig management with maintenance statistics of the vessel.  Advise on ways of making improvements to the inventory kept on the rig.  Document any and all changes to the RMS system and provide reasons for making these changes to Rig Manager via direct supervisor.  Provide input in the Survey of the vessel and ways to reduce the out of service time of the vessel.  Train personnel on the use of the RMS system to reduce error in the system.  Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Field Support Group.

Sunshyne Maritime Consulting, L.L.C.           January 2010 to  Present (6 years 6 months)

Owner

Marine Investigator - Cargo Load Out, Marine Draft Survey - Marine Expert Testimony - Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) DP Trials - Common Marine Inspection Document (CMID).  Audits that are an industry standard safety and suitability surveys, designed to reduce the disruption to the vessels operations, whilst at the same time ensuring that standards are maintained.  The detailed information collected by the accident investigation team is the foundation for the entire investigation, including the analyses and conclusions. These in turn become the basis for identifying preventive measures to preclude recurrences, Consequently, it is important to ensure that all relevant information is collected and that the information is accurate. Gathering and analyzing information is an interdependent process that takes place throughout the first three weeks of the investigation cycle. As preliminary analysis is conducted on the initial evidence, gaps will become apparent, requiring the team to collect additional evidence. Generally, many data collection and analysis iterations occur before the team can be certain that all pertinent evidence has been gathered and analyses are finalized. Investigate, report and act as an expert witness on marine and energy casualties.   Dynamic Positioning Audits and DP Vessel FMEAs (Failure Modes and Effects Analysis) can be undertaken to ensure the compliance of the vessel to the appropriate DP standards or others as required by the charterer or the vessel owner. The vessel owner should provide documentation identifying the reliability of the DP system.  The purpose of the audit is to satisfy the Company that the vessel is safe, suitable and ‘fit for purpose’ in accordance with Company DP Vessel Operations Procedure.  The DP Audit consists of a detailed survey of the vessels position keeping systems related equipment and personnel. Followed by a series of function tests and trials designed to confirm the capabilities of both the system and the operators.  Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)analysis technique which facilitates the identification of potential  problems in the design or process by examining the effects of lower level failures. Recommended actions or compensating provisions are made to reduce the likelihood of the problem occurring, and mitigate the risk, if in fact, it does occur.  The FMEA team determines, by failure mode analysis, the effect of each failure and identifies single failure points that are critical. It may also rank each failure according to the criticality of a failure effect and its probability of occurring.

Pacific Drilling Service, Inc.         December 2010 to February 2012  (1 year 3 month)

First Assistant Engineer Unlimited Tonnage and Unlimited Horsepower

Samsung 12000 Double Hull;  Drill Ship "Santa Ana"Dual A dynamically-positioned 3;  Dual Gradient Drilling (DGD) Ultra-Deepwater Drilling contractor. Responsible for planning and coordinating all preventative and corrective maintenance activities in conjunction with other department heads to avoid downtime.  Ensure that all repairs and projects are finished within the scheduled time of completion, equipment is maintained and as per manufacturer’s specifications, maintenance is complete and records are accurate to maintain compliance, that reports for repair and maintenance of equipment are accurate and complete and that annual maintenance costs are managed within the rig budget.  Carry out classification surveys as part of continuous survey of machinery.  Develop and promote effective troubleshooting condition evaluation and root cause failure analysis programs for all technical equipment.  Ensure that the permit to work and isolation systems are strictly adhered to by the maintenance department.  Promote and develop maintenance task optimization and provide feedback to technical team / maintenance manager.  Responsible for coordinating management of change for design modification of equipment and vessel.   Responsible for the loading, ordering and use of fuel, lubes, potable water and drill water.  Ensure that personnel complete tasks in a safe and efficient manner and comply with all company policies, regulatory laws and regulations.  Ensure that entries on work permits, isolation tags and logs are accurate.  Prepare budget with Offshore Installation Manager and Drilling Manager. Responsible for budgetary control of the department.  Ensure technical inventory is maintained within budget and  are kept to an optimum level and that approved rig operating procedures are adhered to at all times.

Frontier Drilling         February 2010 to December 2010 (11 months)

First Assistant Engineer Unlimited Tonnage and Unlimited Horsepower

Responsible for all mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment maintenance and that repair are done in a safe and prudent manner. I supervise more than 100 contractors/shipyard workers and over 20 crew members.  Exercise effective control and efficient operation of the technical and mechanical aspects of the rig with due regard to personnel safety, the rig, and protection of the environment.  Ensure compliance to Company policies, local and international regulations relating to the operation of the rig, and current pollution regulations.  Monitor the power plants controls and power distribution.  Ensure that the permit to work system is in place and followed.  Participate in the effective management of the Preventive Maintenance System (PMS) and ensure all records are maintained on a timely basis.  Supervise the maintenance and repair on all pumps and valves of the ballast system, thrusters, associated driven pumps and auxiliary equipment.  Plan equipment periodic maintenance according to the PMS guidelines and coordinate same with Chief Engineer and other department heads.  Carry out classification surveys as part of continuous survey of machinery.  Assist the Chief Engineer to ensuring all third party equipment is fit for purpose, certified, correctly installed, and maintained while on the rig.  I maintain an adequate supply of spares in order to fulfill maintenance requirements and facilitate a safe and efficient operation.  Inform the Chief Engineer and other department heads of any technical problems or limitations that may affect the safe operation of the rig.  Implement the outstanding recommendations from audits, as issued by Clients, Regulatory Authorities or rig management.  Assist the Chief Engineer in supplying information for maintenance and repair budget.  Communicate equipment problems or breakdown information via direct supervisor to Field Support Group.

Otto Candies, LLC.          November 2007 to February 2010  (2 years 4 months)

Chief Engineer Unlimited Tonnage and Unlimited Horsepower

Responsible for the Diesel Electric variable speed AC drives, Rolls Royce Aquamaster fixed pitch Azimuthing removable thruster Z-Drives and Kongsberg-Simrad System for DP-2 System Operations, operation of all engine room machinery while on duty and is expected to complete any routine service, minor repair work and adjustments that are necessary during the watch.  Provide work direction for 1 Engineer, Junior Engineers and QMED’s in the repair and maintenance of the engineering plant. Maintain logs on all operating machinery.  Responsible for loading bunkers on board the ship. Perform other duties as defined by a ship’s senior officer during emergency situations. Supervised operations of the main propulsion plant and the generation plant.  Implemented preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance to perform scheduled outages.  Ensured compliance with all international regulations, including emission and water pollution control, safety, and STCW.  Worked with different classification agencies, including the American Bureau of Shipping, FEMA and USCG. 

Transoceanic Cable Ship Co. / AMO          September 2004 to November 2007  (3 years 3 months)

Chief Engineer, First & Second Assistant Engineer Unlimited Tonnage and Unlimited Horsepower

Responsible for operation, maintenance and preventive maintenance of  variable speed AC drives, Rolls Royce Aquamaster fixed pitch Azimuthing removable thruster Z-Drives and Kongsberg-Simrad System for DP-2 System Operations. Served as company representative during construction of vessels.  Supervised more than 60 contractors and shipyard workers.  Managed sea testing and directed all technical and administrative affairs, including installation, control, safety, equipment quality assurance, and pollution protocols.  Ensured all technical and company standards are met.  Led the engineering department, with responsibility for all equipment and personnel.  Supervised operations of the main propulsion plant and the generation plant.  Implemented preventive, predictive, and corrective maintenance to perform scheduled outages.  Ensured compliance with all international regulations, including emission and water pollution control, safety, and STCW.  Worked with different classification agencies, including the American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd Register, and DNV.  Assist with installations and repairs of underwater fiber optic cable. 

Redriver Shipping Co. / AMO          July 2001 to September 2004  (3 years 3 months)

Second & First Assistant Engineer Unlimited Tonnage and Unlimited Horsepower

Provide work direction for 2 Engineer, 3 Engineer, QMED and Wiper’s in the repair and maintenance of the engineering plant.  Responsible for operation, maintenance and preventive maintenance of Diesel Main Engines, Evaporators, Air Compressors, Fuel Oil Purifiers and associate equipment.  Perform shipboard water testing and treatment.  Assist the Chief Engineer with bunkering.  Supervise the daily transfer of bunkers to service tanks.  Supervise the performance of four QMEDs in the proper and efficient execution of their duties.

Delta Queen Steamboat Co. / AMO          July 1994 to July 2001  (7 years 1 month)

Third Assistant Engineer Unlimited Tonnage and Unlimited Horsepower

Responsible for monitoring of main propulsion and auxiliary equipment.

Military Sealift Command / M.S.C.          July 1990 to July 1994  (4 years 1 month)

QMED – Oiler and Fireman Watertender

Responsible for monitoring of main propulsion and auxiliary equipment.

Education

1989 Lillie B. Williamson High School; 1567 E. Dublin Street; Mobile, AL  36605

Diploma General Education

Engineering Associations

American Engineering Association, Inc. (AEA)

The Society Of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME)

Mechanical Marine Equipment and Systems

Propulsion plants:  Gas turbines, steam turbines, and diesel engines up to 32,000 HP (23,860 KW)

Power plants:  Steam turbines and diesel engines, up to 6,705 HP (5,000 KW)

Propulsion systems:  Direct propeller, pitch propeller, reduction gear box; electric motor (synchronic variable)

Generators:  Brushes and static electronic excitation, gear coupled indirectly to main engines and directly to turbo-plants 3 X 440 Volts, 10,000 Amps, 4,023-6,705 HP (3,000-5,000 KW)

Fuel injection systems:  Fuel injection combustors (JP-5 Aircraft fuel), fuel injection (Bosh pumps system), heavy fuel (crude), diesel oil injection pumps, kerosene, rotating burners (boilers), crude and diesel oil, steam and air atomization, gas and WTE kiln rotating combustors and furnaces

Boilers:  High pressure water tubes up to 1,200 (83 bar) with 16 burners, low-pressure commercial boilers and burners, steam plant systems and steam-powered mechanical equipment, absorbers, co-generation, recovery boilers, and super-heaters

Waste management:  Sewage recovery systems, incinerators, sewage water treatment, centrifuges, and polymer, sulfuric acid, and caustic treatment systems

Auxiliary equipment:  Screw and reciprocating air compressors up to 1,200 (83 bar), fuel oil and lube-oil vertical purifiers, HVAC systems (including chillers and absorption), direct and indirect refrigerating plants, Freon 22, 12, 410A, 404A and 134A screw compressors, reciprocating compressors, and water distillation plants up to 105,680 gallons per day (400 cubic meter)

Pumps:  Centrifugal, steam, electric, diesel motor, and hydraulic powered for water, sludge, and fuel oil (horizontal and vertical, simple double and multiple stages), with capacities of up to 660,500 gallons per hour (2,500 cubic meters); positive displacement pumps, including reciprocating, screw, lobule, spiral, gear, pulse hydrant, and diaphragm, at pressures up to 4,266

Others:  Inert gas systems, crude oil washing systems, gas recirculation systems, regenerative thermal oxidizers, gas liquefaction systems, air compressed systems, turbochargers, and scavenge reciprocating pumps

Water treatment plants and systems, including boiler feeding water, sewage water disposal, drinking water, industrial processing water, and engine cooling water

Maintenance Programs

SAP:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Inventory, ISM/STCW compliance software; AMOS:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Inventory, ISM/STCW compliance software;  NS5:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Inventory, ISM/STCW compliance software; Shipclip:  Shipboard Inventory Software;  SM 5.1:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Ship Log and Work Book Software; Safenet Navigator:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Inventory, ISM/STCW compliance software performance and efficiency engineering, lean manufacturing, metrics, and troubleshooting techniques

Preventive:  Development and implementation of scheduled maintenance programs and lubrication plans, overhauls, outages, inspections, draft tasks, instruction books, procedures, checklists, and emergency response programs

Predictive:  Development and implementation of data collection systems and programs, fault trees, root cause analysis, temperature and vibration spectrum analysis, lubrication analysis, thermal growth, alignment and bearing management, Infrared monitoring and analysis, report and procedure drafting, and trend analysis and spectrum generation to prevent breakdowns

Corrective:  Development and implementation of corrective actions such as laser alignment, balancing, lubrication plans, maintenance frequency, and training

Training:  Development and implementation of personnel training, including SOPs and SMSs, checklists, and instruction books

Diesel Experience

Mitsubishi, Bergen KRGB-9, Sulzer, Man B&W, Colt Pielstick, Fairbank-Morse, Caterpillar, Diahatsu, Yamar and (Diesel Electric Z-Drive Propulsion Systems)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Auto CAD and Visio; NS5:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Inventory, ISM/STCW compliance software; Shipclip:  Shipboard Inventory Software; SM 5.1:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Ship Log and Work Book Software; Safenet Navigator:  Shipboard Preventive Maintenance, Inventory, ISM/STCW compliance software; Control General Corporation: MISTIC MMI Performance Systems

Certificates Of Training

ABB A.C. Drive Fundamentals & Maintenance (NOV); Shaffer 6 Generation BOP Mux Electrical Controls (NOV); Top Drive Systems – TDX 1250 Maintenance (NOV); Top Drive System – A.C. Drive Electrical Systems (NOV); PLC Course for Rig Systems- Applications of Siemens (NOV); Hydralift Motion Compensation Mechanical (NOV); Underwater Electrical & Fiber Optic Connectors (Seacon); Well-Control Equipment and Subsea Systems & MUX BOP Control Systems (Subsea Solutions); DGD Operations & Well Control, SAP MMS I & II; Major Emergency Management (MEM); Waste Management Best Practices Course; Meeting MARPOL Standards Course; Vessel General Permit Course; Basic Offshore Safety Induction And Emergency Training BOSIET; K-Chief 700 Automation Systems; Advance HVAC/R, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET); Lifeboatman; Haz Comm; Confine Space Entry; EPA Universal; Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning; HFC-410A Handling; HVAC/R Preventive Maintenance; Indoor Air Quality; Green HVAC/R Refrigeration Technician Certifications ; Fast Rescue Boat, Damage Control; Basic Safety Training; Advanced Shipboard Fire Fighting; Shipboard Security Engagement Tactics; Shipboard Automation and Diesel Electric Propulsion System (); Basic First Aid and CPR, Personal Survival Techniques; Personal Safety & Social Responsibility; Medical First Aid Provider; Marine Engineering Technology; Shipboard Security Engagement Tactics; High Voltage Safety Course; Welding & Metallurgy Skills & Practices; Basic Electricity; Environmental Awareness/Oily Water Separator; Engine Room Resource Management, Marine Sanitation Devices; Electrical; Electronic; Control Engineering (Mgmt Level); Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs); Small Arms; Anti-Terrorism Level & Advanced Slow Speed Diesel

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