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Marine Engineer

Vessel Operations
About Me   _______________________________________________________    Born in Lansing, Michigan on June 18, 1960.  I’m in very good (for my age) physical shape and great mental health with no disabilities or handicaps.   Most importantly, I’m wise enough and old enough now to know that no man knows everything, but given the right tools, service manuals, and my Google girl….. I can fix virtually anything!

Career/Skills Summary______________________________________________
Have worked in the oil, logging, commercial vessels, mining and  –  for 17+ of the last 20 years – yachting industries, which requires a thorough understanding and knowledge of engines, turbines, gearboxes, generators, pumps & compressors, hydraulics, pneumatics, plumbing, water makers & boilers, HVAC, electrical, welding, machining  and safety, among others.  Over decades of active practice in many types of mechanical work, I’ve also: 

Hired, organized, and supervised up to 25 employees and contractors for a single project.
Sourced, negotiated, and conducted oversight of multiple vendors and contractors in each case.
Provided sourcing and procurement of parts & supplies for various engineering departments

[1]Freelance Engineer/Mate
116’ M/Y Happy Hour                               Miami, Florida                                                      Apr 2018 – July 2018
Responsible for all industry standard Engineering duties and responsibilities; see M/Y Big Eagle below.

[2] Freelance Engineer
147’ S/Y Magic Happens                           Ft. Lauderdale, Florida                                       Jan 2017 – Sept 2018 Responsible for all industry standard Engineering duties and responsibilities; see M/Y Big Eagle below. Also, was solely responsible for the design, installation, sea trials, and debugging of a custom built SeaRO reverse osmosis system; pictures available upon request.

[3]Freelance Engineer
120’ M/Y Kahu                                            Ft. Lauderdale, Florida                                        Oct 2017 – Jan 2018
Responsible for all industry standard Engineering duties and responsibilities; see M/Y Big Eagle below.

Chief Engineer
145’ M/Y Renegade                                    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida                                      Jan 2017 – Sept 2017
Responsible for all industry standard Engineering duties and responsibilities; see M/Y Big Eagle below.

Maintenance Engineer
3Bees Villa                                                    Harbour Island, Bahamas                                  July 2015 – Dec 2016
Responsible for the creation and management of an equipment inventory, service logs and schedules, sourced and procured all necessary parts, tools & supplies, and all other matters associated with the operations and maintenance of 57 pieces of mechanical equipment, including generators, water makers & boilers, potable water systems, vehicles, quad runners, boats, jet skis, fuels & oils, and all other machinery associated with the operation of 5-star resort in a remote location.  Also handled the service, repair, and/ or replacement of that equipment & toys and supervised up to 5 employees.

Marine Project Manager
156’ M/Y Gemini II                                       Ft. Lauderdale, Florida                                    June 2014 – Apr 2015
Responsible for the overall organization and administration of all repair, replacement, and upgrade work onboard a motor vessel during refit operations.  This meant the recruiting and supervision of up to 10 Daywork Engineers, negotiation with and oversight of numerous contractors and vendors, sourcing and procurement of all necessary parts, tools & supplies, and the creation & provisioning of a spare parts inventory for post-refit operations.  To the owner’s delight, this refit was successfully completed in a timely and cost efficient manner.

Chief Engineer
182’ M/Y Big Eagle                                       Miami, Florida                                                    Oct 2012 – Apr 2014
Responsible for the service and repair of all mechanical equipment onboard a motor yacht, including the main engines, generators, water makers & boiler, potable/grey/black water systems, HVAC, pumps & compressors, davits, windlasses & winches, jet skis, fuels & oils, and all other standard duties associated with the use and operation of a motor vessel both underway and during refit periods.  This meant the assignment and supervision of up to 5 dayworkers, negotiations with various vendors and contractors, sourcing and procurement of all necessary parts, tools & supplies,  and management of service logs and schedules.  Also, was directly involved with all common crew duties and responsibilities such as watch standing & navigation, emergency drills, line handling, et. al.

Alaska Technical College
Certificate in Petroleum Technology                                         Anchorage, Alaska           May 1991 – Jan 1992
Curriculum included an emphasis on Safety, HAZMAT, and First Aid.

University of Alaska
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Technology         Soldotna, Alaska             Sept 1983 – June 1986
Completed all required courses with a final 3.8 GPA.

Sumter Area Technical College
Associates Degree in Welding Technology                          Sumter, South Carolina        Sept 1976 – Jan 1978
 Resulted in being state certified to perform ARC welding in all positions including high pressure pipe.

[1] Owners agent Sharina Khan            S***                                          647.528.4464
[2] Captain Steve Reoch                         S****                                            305.216.8682
[3] Captain Ken Bryant                           C***********                                              954.790.8840         
Oakland Park, FL,
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