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
Experience__________________________________________________________ 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.
 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.
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.
Education_________________________________________________________ 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.
References__________________________________________________________  Owners agent Sharina Khan Sfirstname.lastname@example.org 647.528.4464  Captain Steve Reoch Semail@example.com 305.216.8682  Captain Ken Bryant Cfirstname.lastname@example.org 954.790.8840