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Industrial Wastewater Operation and Maintenance

Lansing, MI



My interests are in Wastewater Treatment - contract, temporary, fulltime

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Michigan Minority Health Coalition , Lansing, MI

Mar 2010Current

Provide accurate, up to date and appropriate data to assist DPAC and other medical decision makers. Last paper – “HbA1c accuracy in hemoglobinopathies”. Write and maintain the only site in the country that collects the research for Ketosis Prone Type 2 diabetes.

Field Supervisor

Arcadis-US, Brighton, MI

Dec 2010Jun 2011

Duties: Evaluate treatment plant operations, advise client, train operations, write SOPS, organize maintenance, troubleshoot at Coke facility for DTE. 
Temporary troubleshooting job

Deputy Project Manager/Startup Manager

Severn Trent, Glen Cove, NY

Mar 2007Jul 2008

Duties: started up NYCDEP Flushing CSO facility (30 mgd), trained new operators (10 in all), set up processes, set up CMMS, handled all IS issues, wrote SOP's, coordinated contractors work, worked with design and controls engineers on needed changes, managed transition from startup phase by training New York City DEP management in the operation of the facility. 
Accomplishments: Due to NYC internal politics, project was abruptly terminated. I restarted it, restaffed it, and trained the management for this plant in three months. 
Morris Ave. Unit 
Regional Manager Tom Varley

Process Engineering Consultant

Rapids Tumble Finish, Eaton Rapids, MI

Apr 2006Aug 2006

Duties: produced scope of work, brokered agreement and acted as liaison to municipal authority to bring the plant into compliance, started up treatment plant for Black Oxide - Zinc Phosphate system, engineered new process for mercury contaminated burnishing wastes and integrated it into the existing treatment facilities, wrote SOP's for O&M of plant, trained personnel and documented process. 
Accomplishments: There is no industry solution for mercury contaminated burnishing wastes. I created one and implemented it with no capital costs.

Assistant Site Utility Manager

Severn Trent Services, South Bend, IN

Feb 2004Oct 2005

Duties: added responsibility of bringing failing assembly plant's usage and shutdowns into line, created and chaired plant wide energy committee, examined, proposed, budgeted and managed projects, set energy targets and met with plant management on their implementation. 
Accomplishments: designed and implemented energy placarding pilot for program used throughout GM North America, reduced energy usage by 20 percent in less than 6 months, took plant from one of the worst to one of the best plants in terms of shutdowns, a savings of a quarter of a million dollars.

Utility Efficiency Engineer/Regional Utilities Analyst

Severn Trent Services, South Bend, IN

Apr 2001Aug 2004

Utility Efficiency Engineer: added to wastewater duties, develop and coordinate Energy Conservation Programs for regional manufacturing plants consistent with corporate guidelines, identify, manage, prioritize, and develop cost justification for utility efficiency projects, coordinate central utilities and region wide energy reduction initiatives, perform energy audits.

Regional Utilities Analyst

Severn Trent Services


Regional Utilities Analyst: forecast and develop utilities budgets for Lansing manufacturing plants, verify and OK billings, maintain utility usage and billing records for region, establish utility targets. 
Accomplishments: created GM Lansing Regional Energy Database, found 5 million dollars of over charges and waste in the region using regression analysis and other statistical tools without the benefit of any metering, separated usage/cost centers so that major problems could be easily identified. 
Honors: Special NAO Award - Elimination of Need to Install Additional Boiler. 2003 Nominated WFG Recognition award. 2001 Nominated for four WFG Recognition Awards. 2004 Won WFG Recognition Award - Steam over charges 2004

Waste Treatment/ Facility Manager

General Motors, Lansing, MI

Nov 1987Apr 2001

Duties: started up this plant, implemented hazardous treatment process in accordance with governmental regulations, trained union personnel in carrying out process duties, managed various treatment plant upgrades and installations, prepared, maintained and forecast budgets, gathered and reported data on plant performance for management and municipalities. 
Accomplishments: earned highest performance rating for Industrial Pretreatment Plants at General Motors, redesigned expensive failed paint-grit system that was used throughout General Motors, designed, wrote and implemented software parts management and retrieval program for treatment plant using Dbase and Paradox databases. Later headed migration of data to Maximo. Solved air quality problem (due to bacterial contamination) before plant went into violation. Reduced plant shifts from three to two shifts. In forty eight hours found, identified and treated hazardous waste and prevented assembly plant shutdown. 
Started up GM Saginaw Malleable wastewater treatment plant, served as interim plant manager.

Sewage Plant Operator

Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept, Detroit, MI

Sep 1979Aug 1985

Apprentice: study and operate wastewater treatment equipment and two years of course work at the community college. 
Sewage Plant Operator: setup, operate and monitor all wastewater process equipment including Liquid Air generation 
Accomplishments: graduate of first federally sponsored sewage plant operator apprenticeship program in the United States, as an apprentice, improvised a solution for plugged incinerator ash lines and kept incinerator complex operating, the largest in the world.



Lansing Community College MI


Associates of Art in Waste Water

Wayne County Community College



Wayne State University

Michigan State University, State University, AR



Additional Information

Hazard Materials Handling and Labeling, Dot Hazardous Materials Transportation Training, ISO 9000 & 14000, Training, Clean Water Act, HAZWOP (40 hrs), Spill control 
Computers and software of all kinds.
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