Plant Operator

Last Updated: 16th March 2019 (over 3 years ago)



Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Trade Qualification



Experienced Production Technician with a demonstrated history of 10+ years working in the oil and gas industry. Skilled in Petroleum, Process Control, and Plant Operations. Strong operations, professional, and a 3rd Class Power Engineer.


Keyano College
3rd Class Power Engineer

   Sep 2007
— Jun 2009

George Brown College
Sold Works I & II (Part time)

   Jan 2004
— Jan 2005

Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
Programming in MasterCam, Engine Lathe I&II, Milling Machine & Grinder I&II

   Jan 2000
— Jan 2002

(Part time)

St. Lawrence College
Civil Engineering Diploma

   Sep 1996
— Jun 1998


Shell Waterton Gas Complex
Plant Operator

   Dec 2018
— Current

Sour Gas Plant
Recognize job hazards, stop work and correct the situation
Actively participate in Management of Change (MOC) issues & in the Behavior Based Safety Management (BBSM)
Develop an understanding of Contractor Safety Management
Have an understanding and good working knowledge of HSSE standards such as the Risk Matrix, Permit To Work and Lock Out / Tag Out
Review, update and present job procedures to peers
Comply with all Safety and Environmental procedures, regulations and standards
Actively demonstrate support for the corporate position on health, safety, sustainable development, diversity, respectful workplace and the General Business Principles and Code of Ethics
Work well in a team environment
Work with team members to understand failures and establish preventative maintenance procedures and share and implement best practices
Work with all teams to encourage rapid implementation of opportunities to improve operating efficiency and expense reduction
Assist team members in coordinating contractor activities related to production surveillance activities and tasks. Assist team members in utilizing IT tools to reduce repetitive equipment failures resulting in call outs and overtime
Troubleshoot mechanical malfunctions and process disruptions
Work closely with maintenance and contractors ensuring permits and equipment isolation(s) are conforming to Shell business processes
Monitor conditions of all equipment within the unit
Correct and/or report potential failures or equipment malfunctions
Participate in job planning functions such as practice/procedure development or validation

Shell Iraq Petroleum Development
Production Technician

   Aug 2013
— Aug 2018

Field and Control Room Operator
Training and development of the Iraqi staff
Work closely with the project commissioning teams and acceptance of process facilities
Finalizing of pre commissioning / commissioning procedures and Startup of process systems
Achieve on target and on spec production
Operation of the facilities in a safe and efficient manner
Create Visual Displays and trends in PI Process Book and use of PI Data Link in Excel

Shell Albian Sands
Trainer for Plant Production

   Jun 2012
— Jul 2013

Conduct post validation activities (sketch and describe, field walk throughs, skill checks, etc.) as requested, in a timely basis.
Interfacing with operators during on-boarding of new hires
Meet ongoing support requirements from operators who are training, to provide information and field reviews to answer questions. Work with Plant Team Leads and trainees to remove barriers to post progression.
Participate in task forces/workgroups such as HSE case studies.
Assist in unit upsets and troubleshooting.
Act as a resource for incident investigation team.
Develop and maintain training program tools. Examples:
Validation system (sketch and describe, skill checks, walkthroughs)
Procedure formatting and writing (equipment prep, Shut Down, Start Up).
Develop training packages
Keeping skills up to date, unit courses, computer courses

Shell Albian Sands
Plant Operator

   Sep 2009
— May 2012

Contribute to the commissioning/ Start up and safe reliable operation of High Temperature Froth Treatment
Back-up Team Lead and Permit Co-Ordinator when required. Shut Down Lead for my plant area.
Participating in job planning functions such as procedure development or validation
Involved with construction walk downs and punch items, and development of unit readings
Conduct plant change requests, work orders, safety impairments or deviation to work practices Troubleshooting mechanical malfunctions and process disruptions
Working closely with maintenance and contractors ensuring permits and equipment isolation(s) are conforming to Shell business processes
Monitoring conditions of all equipment within the unit
Performing minor maintenance
Correcting and/or reporting potential failures or equipment malfunctions

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