U.S. CIT // NEW ENGLAND // no relocation availability
BS Chem. Eng. // Licensed Stationary Engineer
Chemical engineering, project management, facilities engineering and management, process safety, pharmaceutical production operations, facilities and equipment troubleshooting, maintenance and repair. //
Employer # 3:
General Manager/Technical Services Manager, (June 2019 – Current)
Provide day to day operational management including allocation of company resources including personnel (32 employees and direct subcontracted personnel), vehicles and equipment.
Provide project management and technical expertise on a wide array of projects from in-situ remedial injections to sub-slab depressurization system design, installation and operation, to interpretation of data from ground water and soil sampling.
Recruiting staff, perform personnel performance reviews and human resource functions.
Responsible for training and ongoing professional growth of staff
Troubleshoot and resolve field and/or project issues.
Responsible for the implementation of the owner’s vison for the company including growth and decision making including major capital purchases, identification and implementation of business systems.
Responsible for the buildout of the new business headquarters
Responsible for the company’s financial performance
Technical Services Manager, (June 2019 – Current)
Provide day to day operational support including allocation of company resources including personnel (4 employees and 3 drill rigs)
Provide project management and technical expertise on geotechnical and environmental drilling operations.
Recruiting staff, perform personnel performance reviews and many human resource functions.
Responsible for training and ongoing professional growth of staff including licensing in RI, MA, CT and NH
Troubleshoot and resolve field and/or project issues.
Responsible for the company’s financial performance.
Environmental Consultant, (June 2013-June 2019) (concurren)
Provided assistance with proposal requests including bids on large multi-disciplined projects.
Provided project management and technical expertise on an on call and as needed basis.
Supported submittals to regulatory agencies including CT DEEP, RI DEM and MA DEP
Responsible for all aspects of environmental projects from business development to completion/closure
Employer # 2: 2006-2019
Technical Manager (September 2011- June 2019)
Provided technical transfer supervision/project management for new pharmaceutical synthesis processes bringing products from Process R&D group into full scale production in the on-site manufacturing plant and/or CMOs (Contract Manufacturing Organizations)
Provided project management of capital projects from conceptual design through turn-over to manufacturing operations including new boiler room buildout, new flammable materials warehouse and new major process equipment projects.
Provided mentoring for new and or less experienced engineers in the Technical Services Department
Facilities Engineer (September 2006 – September 2011)
Provided facilities-focused cGMP support to production through planned maintenance of the plant’s process, utilities and buildings’ equipment and systems.
Responsible for the plant’s Preventative Maintenance Program (PMs) including oversight of PM planning for both process equipment and utilities
Responsible for a key capital project consisting of creating a steam plant for the site. Trained all maintenance technicians to RI Stationary Engineer level.
Responsible for budgeting, planning, supervising and commissioning capital projects including chiller replacements, major piping system replacements and new cooling tower distribution expansion. All projects were executed safely and within the committed timeline and budgets
Primary author and trainer for department’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) as well as Manufacturing SOPs
Provided technical expertise to the organization including but not limited to equipment and P&ID design review, Process Hazard Analysis (PHA) support, pre-campaign process walkthroughs (PSSRs), troubleshooting process, process equipment and/or utility issues,
Daily review and approval (as required) of work Notifications, purchase requisitions, invoice approvals.
Responsible for the site’s instrument calibration program
Responsible for the site’s purified water system and associated major expansion project of the system, authoring all commissioning and validation.
Department representative for all regulatory audits including the FDA, OSHA, DEA and the municipality.
Employer # 1: 1993-2006
Technical Manager, (January 1997 – September 2006)
$300 million in capital project implementation including design, project installation supervision, development of commissioning/qualification documentation, supervision of commissioning activities, software development (Delta V), and production supervision for the first campaign manufactured in the new equipment.
Responsible for all aspects of pharmaceutical manufacturing operations including training of production operation technicians, authoring of procedures, development of air emission models, raw material ordering, raw material and manufactured product release as well as shipment of manufactured bulk active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Successfully implemented several award-winning cost improvement projects including those which reduced overall manufacturing and operating costs by 8 million dollars between March 2000 and September 2006
Provided technical transfer package, plant design assistance, equipment specifications, and equipment commissioning and startup assistance for a new manufacturing facility in Hyderabad, India.
Completed the technical transfer and startups of several first-time bulk active product production runs at the Groton, CT manufacturing site and the Augusta GA site
Designed and implemented several ergonomic improvement projects to manually intensive operations most notably to the milling operations for an API which was produced at the site in excess of 200 metric tons per yea.r
Primary equipment expert for most equipment systems in the organic synthesis production buildings at the Groton site including chilled brine systems, chilled water, vacuum pumps, filter dryers, cooling water, anhydrous HCL system, Process vent system, thermal oxidizer, cyanide destruction system, glass lined equipment and HVAC systems.
Process Safety Engineer (June 1996 – January 1997)
Supported Erythorbics manufacturing group in the implementation of Process Safety Management (PSM)
Lead numerous Process Hazard Analysis (PHAs) for production operations at the Groton Site using HAZOP and “What if Checklist” techniques.
Trained Erythorbic production operations technicians and engineers on PSM programs including inspections for mechanical integrity of piping systems.
Developed the Groton’s site “Safe Work” permit and procedure which incorporated the old “Hot Work Permit” as well as additional safety considerations including the documentation for Hazard Communication and other job hazards including fall protection or other requirements to ensure the safety of those performing work outside of an area dedicated for work/maintenance like a maintenance or fabrication shop (what has now become a job hazard analysis)
Day Maintenance Facilitator (April 1994 – June 1996)
Managed the maintenance and repair of pharmaceutical production equipment for the Organic I manufacturing department utilizing two assigned metal trades personnel, two millwrights, one porter and one assigned clerk. Additional resources were acquired from the central engineering group and outside trade suppliers as needed to support projects and equipment changeover.
Developed equipment changeover packages on a campaign basis.
Participated in pre-startup safety reviews as equipment expert.
Provided production supervision for pharmaceutical manufacturing.
Operating Technician (December 1993- April 1994)
Performed pharmaceutical production operation tasks as assigned including hydrogenation reactions and drying operations at large plant scale level.
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