Eric Gratz

Eric Fridtjof Gratz, E.I.T.
Baytown, TX 77520
Saudi Arabia +966556701910
Apply process controls and design expertise in a production or design role.
• Created, programmed, and wrote the control narrative for a new pH control scheme, which enabled the Nylon
66 production plant to continuously run the series reactors instead of batching product
• Simultaneously increased sulfuric acid production yield and reduced water treatment costs by designing and
implementing a weak acid recovery stream
• Resolved HSE concerns (ammonia vapor) surrounding the production of a new refining catalyst by optimizing
the vapor collection system and analyzing/modifying the scrubber system
• Influenced project decisions with plant performance metrics including variable costs and process efficiencies
• Served as the process lead for a new production line providing technical support and operational perspective in
the detailed design and control scheme development
• Drove the implementation of a MIMIC process simulator and updated programming for process changes
• DeltaV DCS experience includes programming interlocks/controls, tuning loops, implementing and improving
control schemes, alarm management, troubleshooting, and creating graphics
• Supported best engineering practices development, wrote control narratives, Process Hazard Analyses (PHAs)
for major equipment, Root Cause Failure Analyses (RCFA), and PreStartup
Safety Reviews (PSSR)
• Site owner of the Interlock Matrix, PI Process Book, process data archiving, and engineering drawings
• Troubleshot chemical, water, mechanical, and DCS issues
• Optimized operating conditions and wrote/revised procedures
• Purchased and led the implementation of equipment and materials including pumps, catalyst, water treatment
chemicals, acid strength analyzers, vent steam ejectors
• Led turnaround projects and performed equipment inspections entailing confined space entries including
absorption towers, gas/gas heat exchangers, electrostatic precipitators, reactors, and tanks
• Supervised and supported Operations to ensure safe and successful plant startups
and shutdowns
Process Control Engineer , Chevron Phillips Chemical Co, Saudi Arabia January 2015 Present
Chemical Process Engineer , UOP (Honeywell), Shreveport, LA November 2013January
Process/Production Engineer, Solvay, Chicago, IL April 2012November
Chemical Engineering Intern , BASF, Peekskill, NY October 2011March
2012, Summers 200810
Lafayette College, Easton, PA
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering May 2011
Fundamentals of Engineering Exam, ChE (E.I.T.) April 2011
Team Member , Hope for a Thousand Hills, Cymbili, Rwanda
• Learned from and worked with carpenters, electricians, and plumbers to improve the living conditions of 1,400
orphans of the 1994 Rwandan genocide
DeltaV DCS, PI Process Book, MIMIC Simulator, Aspen Plus, SharePoint, AutoCAD, SAP, Microstation,
Dynamics, Polymath, Mathematica, MiniTAB, Visual Basic, Microsoft Office, PHA, OEE, PSSR, HAZOP, HMI,
RCFA Certification, PSM, LOPA, ITPM

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