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Vessel Operations

Summary of Qualifications

  • 20+ years experience as a licensed electrician / electrical engineer working in heavy industry including general operations, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of various HV, MV, LV systems on-board seagoing vessels
  • 10 years experience as a supervisor for a team of electricians and technicians managing and coordinating training, operations, maintenance, quality control and safe work practices
  • 12 years experience as an assistant to security ensuring proper international ship and port security and safety including firefighting in 7nclosed spaces and damage control
  • 13 years experience as a technical translator (Greek/English)

 

Professional Experience

July 2015 – Present: FPSO Turitella

Electrical Supervisor, Refit, Commission Crew QA / QC

Experience with power management systems and high voltage equipment quality control and quality assurance for a refit of an FPSO vessel converted in Keppel Singapore yard. Currently operating in the Gulf of Mexico and responsible for overseeing projects, outside contractors and onboard teams for quality control and verification, compliance with electrical codes, adherence to safety regulations and ensuring proper maintenance of equipment; planning and scheduling projects, estimating time and materials, maintaining records and files and preparing reports, parts purchase prioritizations, and budget control; maintaining records of electrical jobs and assignments to appropriate personnel, advising on project progress reports and claims, assisting in hiring, firing and evaluating employees.

 

November 2011 – July 2015: Disney Fantasy & Disney Dream

First Electrical Engineer / Automation Engineer, New Build, Commission Crew QA / QC

Experience with diesel generators (MAN, SaCoSone); Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPSs); electro-hydraulic hoisting systems; marine hydraulic pumping systems; electric propulsion (GE/Converteam); elevators; telephone exchange systems; MTN Antenna familiarization operation; integrated automation, monitoring and control systems (Valmarine, L3 Communications); fire detection and safety equipment (Autronica Autrosafe interactive system); incinerators and waste processing systems (Hamworthy); fire dampers and HVAC controls; fire screen (Kaefer) and watertight doors (IMS); bridge, safety office and ECR consoles; workshop and spare parts inventory ordering and budgeting; AMOS software systems.

 

July 2009 – September 2011: GTS CelebrityConstellation

Second Electrical Engineer

Experience with PLC automation; SCR; dynamic positioning (DP) systems; gas and steam turbine engines (COGAS); diesel generators; electro-hydraulic hoisting systems; marine hydraulic pumping systems; door/platforms(Alstom);electric propulsion Mermaid pods; Wärtsilä generator sets; elevators and escalators; telephone exchange systems; HV, MV, LV systems; commercial kitchen equipment; integrated automation, monitoring and control systems (Valmarine, L3 Communications, Kongsberg); fire detection and safety equipment (Autronica); workshop and spare parts inventory ordering and budgeting; AMOS software systems.

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Professional Experience – continued

 

July 2008 – June 2009: M/T CelebritySolstice

Second Electrical Engineer, New Build, Commission Crew QA / QC

Experience with PLC automation; HV, MV, LV systems; dynamic positioning (DP) systems; Azipod electric propulsion systems; Wärtsilä generator sets; telemetry systems; elevators and escalators; integrated automation, monitoring and control systems (Valmarine, L3 Communications, Kongsberg); fire detection and safety equipment (Autronica); workshop and spare parts inventory ordering and budgeting; AMOS software systems

November 2007 – June 2008: GTS CelebritySummit

Second Electrical Engineer

Experience with PLC automation; dynamic positioning (DP) systems; SCR; gas turbine engines; electric propulsion Mermaid pod; Wärtsilä generator sets; HV, MV, LV systems, commercial kitchen equipment; integrated automation, monitoring and control systems (Valmarine, L3 Communications, Kongsberg); fire detection and safety equipment (Autronica); workshop and spare parts inventory ordering and budgeting; AMOS software systems.

 

February 1995 – November 2007: Greek Tanker Shipping

Power Grid Electrician - ship repairs; Riding Party; Translator - electrical department;

Assistant to Facility Security & Safety Officer ensuring the correct implementation of the I.S.P.S. Code

Experience with PMS subsection of the ISM Code (International Safe Management); ship repair estimates for electrical department; crane maintenance and repair; arc welding techniques; workshop machine (lathe, milling, etc.); onboard electrical system maintenance and troubleshooting.

February 1994 – February 1995: SELMA Electronics

Electrician

Experience with electrical installations – tankers

May 1992 - February 1994: Greek Navy (based in San Diego, CA, USA)

Intercom electrician and translator

      Experience with steam turbine generators; diesel generators; power plants

June 1990 – May 1992: Psaras Karas Inc.
Assistant Electrician

Experience with motor rewinding

 

Education/ Training / Certifications

 

June 2017: Offshore Pedestal / General Lifting Appliance Rigger

Sparrow

 

May 2016: HV Switching & System Control, Power System Protection (Protection Relays)

Aset, International Oil & Gas Training Academy

 

August 2015: Basic Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training (HUET and EBS)

Falck Safety Services

 


Education/ Training / Certifications (continued)

 

August 2015: CompEx (Competency Validation of personnel who work on equipment for use in explosive atmospheres)

JTLimited

 

April 2015: Proficiency in Survival Craft

ALS Maritime Training

 

April 2015: Medical First Aid Provider

TRL

 

July 2014: Basic Safety Training

Military Sealift Command

 

July 2014: Advanced Fire Fighting

Military Sealift Command

 

July 2014: Helicopter Fire Fighting

Military Sealift Command

 

February 2014:  Operation and Inspection of Gas-Insulated Switchgear, ABB type ZX and Vacuum Circuit BreakerVD4X.

ABB

 

June 2013: BME / VMFT Radar X & S Band

Northrop Grumman – Sperry Marine

 

May 2013: Siemens S7 Automation Systems

Siemens

 

September 2012: Common Rail / SaCoSone
MAN Diesel & Turbo SE

 

February 2012: Autronica – Autrosafe interactive fire detection systems
Autronica Fire and Security AS

 

December 2011: Wago I/O Systems; Configuration and maintenance of onboard control systems
WAGO Innovative Connection

 

December 2011: Valmarine Ship Automation Systems; Basic training in Damatic DNA
L3 Communications/Valmarine

 

March 2011: High Voltage Safety (USCG approved course, STCW 95 – Section A-III/1),
Maintenance and repair at the operational level for marine engineering systems

Calhoon M.E.B.A Engineering School

 

February 2009: STCW 95 – Regulation V/3 Training for Personnel on Passenger Ships
(Crowd management, passenger safety, crisis management & human behavior)
RCCL - IMO Course Management Systems Training


Education/ Training / Certifications (continued)

October 2007: STCW 95 – Code A-VI/1 – Basic Safety Training (Personal Survival Techniques, Firefighting & Prevention, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility)
Hellenic Republic, Ministry of Merchant Marines

 

February 2007: Ship Management and Operations

Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Greece

 

March 2006: S.O.S / 6 Methods of effective decision making

Center for Technological Research of Piraeus and Islands, Greece

 

September 2004 & November 2004: Certificates of Methodology 1 & 2, Teaching English as a Second Language

Hellenic American Union

 

March & June 2003: Certificates of proficiency in English

Michigan University / Cambridge University

 

August 1992: Basic firefighting and damage control

Use of CCR (Closed Circuit Rebreathers for enclosed spaces, firefighting and life support equipment)

U.S. Navy San Diego, Ca - 2 COM.DESRON

 

June 1990: Diploma in Electronic Automation

Sivitanidios School of Trades and Vocations

 

Licenses / Certifications / Memberships

      STCW95 International Endorsement as an Electro-Technical Officer (ETO)
     
USCG

      Electrical License

      Ministry of Heavy Industry, Greece

      QMED - Electrician

      USCG

 

Other

 

-       STCW Certification as Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) endorsed by USCG

-       Merchant Mariner’s Credential (USCG)

-       CDC / Seafarer’s Identity Document / Seaman’s Book (Greece)

-       TWIC (USA)

-       Fluent in Greek and English (written and oral)

-       Authorized to legally work in the EU (passport) and USA (greencard)


Personal Details

Name:                                Ioannis (John) Berdos

 

Address (US):                     43015 Greene Circle

                                          Temecula, CA 92592

 

Address (Greece):               Thrakis St 36-38

Perama 18863

                                          Piraeus, GREECE

 

Mobile:                               US (+1) 619.534.4308

 

Email:                                b************s@gmail.com

 

 

                                                                                                                                    

References

Name:                                Arsen Jerkovic

Position:                            Chief Electrical Engineer

Company:                          Disney Cruises

Email:                                a************c@gmail.com

 

 

Name:                                Errin Cramond

Position:                            Chief Electrical Engineer

Company:                          Disney Cruises

Address:                            12 Trevino Parade

North Lakes, QLD 4509 Australia

Phone:                               Australia +61 (0)7 3204 5710

Email:                                e***********d@gmail.com

 

 

Name:                                Angelos Xanthomallis

Position:                            Chief Electrical Engineer

Company:                          Celebrity Cruises, Inc.

                                          1050 Caribbean Way

Miami, FL ‎USA

Phone:                               Greece +30.69.46647484

Email:                                a***********s@yahoo.gr

 

 

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