- Project Engineering / Project Management
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
A Red Seal Interprovincial Heavy Duty Mechanic and Transport Canada Certified Marine Engineer, specializing in large two and four stroke diesel engines, propulsion and other marine mechanical equipment with a primary focus on Quality, Safety and the Environment. A “Hands-On” Leader with twenty plus years of diverse Management experience within the marine shipping / ship repair / shipbuilding industries, possessing superior interpersonal skills who is a competent administrator of operating and / or production budgets under stringent time constraints and is capable of multitasking, prioritizing and creating detailed work schedules.
Strong Mechanical Aptitude Project Management
Strategic and Operational Planning Product Quality Improvement
Relationship and Team Building Productivity / Cost Containment
Work Process Development / Improvement Performance Management
General Manager May 2010 – Present
Abyss International Marine Services North Vancouver, BC, and Worldwide
Manage the day-to-day operations, marketing and scheduling of company assets and the principle contact for technical consulting, surveys and project management services.
International projects completed:
- CMV IOLAIR – 2012 Refit Modernization March 2012 – September 2012
Cotemar SA de CV Cuidad del Carmen / Veracruz, MX
- DSV Boa Canopus – 2011 Refit March 2011 - May 2011
Cotemar SA de CV Cuidad del Carmen / Veracruz, MX
- Assessment of Guinea Power February 2011 – March 2011
Government of Guinea Conakry, Guinea
Mechanical & Piping Superintendent April 2008 – November 2009
Vancouver Shipyard Ltd. North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Responsible for estimating, increasing production, resource loading, scheduling, training, technical guidance and promoting Company’s Safety and Quality Standards for Mechanics, Pipefitters and Machinist Departments in new construction and refit shipyard.
Instrumental with the introduction and implementation of the “5S” Strategy in three shops to control productivity, waste management and work flow:
- 28% increased productivity in Pipefitting Department
- 19% increased productivity in Mechanical Department
- 7% increased productivity in Machine Shop
Responsible for the revision and updating of all company Departmental QA / QC forms, Standard Work Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures for the three shops under my management.
Authored company’s revised training curriculum for the Marine Mechanics Apprenticeship program.
Owner / President / Managing Director January 1990 – March 2007
Ship's Aid International Ltd. Dartmouth, NS, Canada and Worldwide
Managed daily operations, sales consultancy and provided technical guidance to a marine service company. Created and produced the company's QM / QA / QC manuals and ISO procedures. Was primary contact for sales, marketing and technical services for generation equipment overhauls, specialized machine services, consulting, engineering and project management.
Provided hands-on experience with highly specialized large engine machining services, such as: line boring, machining liner and cylinder cover landing surfaces, in-situ crankshaft journal grinding and refinishing, component refurbishing services and re-babbitting services for stern tube, line shaft and main engine babbitt bearings per OEM specifications and as agent for Golten Worldwide .
Directed the company Service Department and provided specialized technical support during repair and overhaul of diesel engines, Controllable Pitch Propellers, thrusters, gearboxes, steering gears, winches, sterntube seals and other equipment, both locally and around the world.
Engine Fitter / Charge Hand / Mechanical Superintendent January 1980 – January 1990
Halifax Dartmouth Industries Ltd. Dartmouth and Halifax, NS, Canada
Examined, diagnosed and repaired various marine products such as diesel engines, gearboxes, Controllable Pitch Propeller hubs, thrusters, steering gears, stabilizers, et cetera.
Promoted the company safety policy, quality standard, provided supervision, training, production monitoring, reporting, work scheduling and supervised mechanical repairs.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS September 1979 - May 1981
Degree studies in Engineering Sciences and a Minor in Business (60% of curriculum completed)
Nova Scotia Eastern Institute of Technology, Sydney, NS April 1975 – June 1975
Completion of apprenticeship blocks training and Journeyman’s examination
Kings Regional Vocational School, Kentville, NS September 1971 – June 1973
Apprenticeship in Heavy Duty Equipment Repair
- Truck and Transport Mechanic Province of Nova Scotia Certificate # 83
- Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic Interprovincial Red Seal Certificate # E06-000153
- Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Province of Nova Scotia Certificate # 349
SPECIAL FACTORY TRAINING
- ABS Surveyor Orientation ABS ACADEMY
Welding Inspection for the Marine Surveyor
Non Destructive Testing for the Marine Surveyor (Houston, Texas) 03/04/2006
- M282 / M332(C) / M453(C) / M552(C) / M601(C) PON CATERPILLAR / MAK
M20 / M25 / M32 / M43 medium speed diesel engines (Copenhagen, Denmark) 01/2003
- DX / DXS / DXC / DZC / (V)DZC ANGLO BELGIUM CORPORATION
EDX / EDZC / E(V)DZC medium speed diesel engines (Ghent, Belgium) 10/1994
- O/ OT /OK slow speed diesel engines CALLESEN MARINE AS
(Aabenra, Denmark) 11/1994
- SP (old style) / FU (new style) model tunnel thrusters BRUNVOLL AS
& AR model azimuth thrusters (Molde, Norway) 02/1992
- Simplex Standard / Simplex Compact seals HDW / BLOHM+VOSS
Sterntube / thruster / rudder seal assemblies (Hamburg, Germany) 03/1992
HDW white metal stern bearings
- AC /AX / WX medium speed diesel engines WICHMANN AS
(Rubbestadneset, Norway) 05/1985
Additional information and references can be found on the following link: ca.linkedin.com/in/minkoff