Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert
(219) 662-7958
310 Fairfield Drive
Crown Point, Indiana
Accomplished Planner, Reliability Engineer&Supervisor with 33 years of combined maintenance, new equipment construction and equipment upgrade experience in the refractories,steel mill environment, the power utilities industry, the lime manufacturing industry, the gear manufacturing industry and one year in the fastener manufacturing industry. I have supported preventative maintenance and reliability maintenance programs that increased equipment run time and decreased equipment downtime. I have adapted my planning attributes in all of the different manufacturing environments to achieve goals. I have used my skills in scheduling software, organizing, good communication, fabrication, machining, technical skills and excellent leadership qualities to achieve on time and within budget startups after downturns &outages. I have supervised 30 contractors and 25 union employees on significant equipment upgrades and construction projects that were completed in a timely fashion. I demonstrated transactional procurement/supply chain management experience while working on Capital Projects and cost saving maintenance programs. Significant strengths include being safety experienced, adaptable, reliable, goal oriented, and having strong verbal and written communication skills.
Vesuvius 2014 to 2015
Plant Maintenance Manager
Implement all safety procedures; non-standard work permits, risk assessment, hot permits, LTT,
Reduce repetitive delays using Root Cause Analysis, engineering material upgrades and designs.
Implement Preventative Maintenance Program; CMMS, Thermography, training, PMs.
Back engineered equipment using field sketches for quick fabrication of parts having long lead time.
Supervise Maintenance team and contractors on capital engineering/maintenance & repair projects.
Interfaced with Operations, Quality, Shipping to support equipment reliability and plant profitability.
Identified and kept inventory control of all critical parts to reduce break down work.
Redesigned equipment parts to increase reliability, reduce long lead times & increase equipment run time.
Provide scheduled maintenance on TrackMobile.
Maintain and develop PM program for all mixers and bucket elevators, pumps, tanks and piping.

USS Midwest Plant-Portage IN 1/11 to 2014
Operations/Mechanical Maintenance Manager Waste Water Treatment Plants/Utilities, Mechanical/Electrical Maintenance Planner/ Manager 52 Cold Mill, Mechanical Manager #1 Temper Mill, #2 Temper Mill, #1 Recoiler, #2 Recoiler
Investigate and implement all safety requirements prior to and during maintenance downturns, equipment upgrades and, outages for safe working environment for 25 union and 30 plus contractors.
Provide work orders generated by Oracle, JBSAs, hot work permits and work permits for all maintenance downturns, outages, new construction an equipment upgrades which involved 25 union and 30 plus contractors.
Schedule all manpower and oversee all parts for weekly maintenance downturns and three to seven day outages. Manage.2 million monthly maintenance budget and 1.5 million outage budget.
Coordinate maintenance downturn, outages, new construction and equipment upgrades with Operations, outside contractors, Purchasing and other departments.
Manage all chemicals used to treat hazardous wastewater: polymers,surfactants,sulfuric acid,coagulants.
Develop up to date wastewater S.O.Ps., critical equipment lists and critical equipment PM routes for waste water treatment plants, Chrome Treatment plant, chemical facilities
Assist in obtaining ISO certification for wastewater plants.
Use of Wonderware to analyze wastewater plants equipment and processes.
Assist with technical support for structural, mechanical, Reliability Engineering, Six Sigma, and machining problems. Provide field sketches for back engineering projects.
Generate Excel and Microsoft Project charts for clear communication during maintenance downturns, outages, new construction and equipment upgrades.

Frank Herbert
(219) 662-7958
310 Fairfield Drive
Crown Point, Indiana 46307

WorleyParsons/USS Midwest Plant-Portage IN- Contract Job 8/10 to 1/11
Construction Manager/HSE Specialist
Investigate and implement all safety requirements prior to and during job construction.
Provide clear vision of requirements for contractors through Primavera SureTrack gantt charts, Excel data and good communication.
Provide engineering field sketches and needed calculations to assist in smooth equipment installation.
Checked proposed installation and design drawings for errors to avoid cost overruns and late startups.
Perform Safety Audits and House Keeping Audits prior to and during project construction which eliminated costly accidents. Complete usage and implementation of OSHA 1910 and 1926 for construction.

ADECCO/ ARCELOR MITTAL INDIANA HARBOR EAST -East Chicago IN- Contract Job 6-10 & 7-10 Outages
Contractor Coordinator/Supervisor # 2 BOF
Provide all safety documentation for accomplishing maintenance equipment rebuilds and installations safely.
Enforce all HSE policies during equipment installations, rebuilds and inspections.
Interfaced with Arcelor union and contractor forces to achieve on time maintenance repairs and rebuilds.
Applied effective safety planning skills for maintenance equipment rebuilds and repairs.
Performed safety training for project contractors.
Used Tabware and miscellaneous software to obtain critical equipment information.

NIPSCO-Valparaiso IN 2006 to 2009
Power Equipment Engineer2/Thermographer Level 1- Valparaiso, Gary, Munster, Hammond
Executed HSE and HAZMAT standards during equipment installation and testing
Prevented catastrophic equipment failure to high voltage transformers and breakers using the following maintenance tools: Dissolved Gas Analysis (DGA), Partial Discharge Testing, Meggering, Ductoring and Thermography.
Strengthened equipment reliability by Doble testing, Doble analyzing, Sweep Frequency Response Analysis testing (SFRA) and vacuum filling equipment.
Applied CMMS (Cascade), Root Cause Analysis & Kaizen methodology to perpetuate equipment reliability.
Administered the computerized procurement process to schedule needed testing equipment and services to meet
on time requirements.
Directed up to five union and tecchnical forces on projects to achieve equipment reliability.
Familiar with Sarbanes Oxley requirements regarding sensitive company practices.
Collaborated with Engineering, Technical Services and union forces to expedite capital project equipment installation.

Frank Herbert
(219) 662-7958
310 Fairfield Drive
Crown Point, Indiana 46307

MITTAL STEEL- East Chicago, IN 2003 to 2006
Reliability Engineer/Mech Supv. – 28 and 29 Temper Mills, 80 Slitting Lines, 84 Hot Strip Mill
Demonstrated adaptability for overseeing mill equipment reliability using Delay Analysis software and the preventative maintenance concepts for continuous improvement:
Facilitated HSE and HAZMAT guidelines and standards during equipment downturns.
Perpetuated continuous improvement program with Vibration monitoring, Oil sampling, Lubrication analysis, FMEAs, and Root Cause Analysis to extend equipment life and meet target KPIs.
Utilized DAS computer predictive software (corrective actions, FMEAs, Pareto analysis) to zero in on repeating delays and Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to advance preventative maintenance program.
Established working relationships with Purchasing Departments, external material suppliers and service providers for efficient purchase order execution.
Demonstrated Project Engineer skills for Capital Projects that included working with Engineering, Maintenance and Operations. I supervised up to ten union employees to achieve on time equipment installation.
Worked as Technical Resource during outages and breakdowns (Use of Electronic Drawing System) to achieve on time equipment startup.
Used AutoCAD and Root Cause Analysis (P.M. frequency updates & revisions).
Supported hydraulic & pneumatic troubleshooting for achieving maximum performance.
Applied rotoalign equipment (used to align motors & pumps) increasing motor and pump life.
Administered ultrasound gun. (Used to detect valve and cylinder bypass) preventing costly down time.

CARMEUSE LIME Chicago, IL/Gary, IN 2001 to 2003
Maintenance Planner/Project Engineer/Reliability Engineer
Administered all HSE polices for equipment maintenance programs and capital project installations.
Implemented planning skills for short-term and long-term Capital Engineering projects using my technical background, Microsoft Projects and coordination with Engineering, Maintenance, Operations, Purchasing and union forces for on time equipment installation.
Applied (SAP) Systems Applications and Data Processing System to generate purchase and work orders for optimal asset allocation.
Directed six contractors and five union forces for capital project critical completion dates. Driving force for the preventative maintenance program to obtain system reliability.
Coordinated Maintenance Supervisor responsibilities during absence allowing continual work flow.

Frank Herbert
(219) 662-7958
310 Fairfield Drive
Crown Point, Indiana 46307

Maintenance Planning Engineer/Project Engineer
Perpetuated preventative maintenance program using the following predictive maintenance tools, technical experience & Blue Flag & Tag Safety lockout procedures achieving maximum equipment use:
Facilitated HSE and HAZMAT programs to ensure safe working environments.
Used Root Cause Analysis, Vibration Analysis (control systems & instrumentation), SPC and thermographics to eliminate or reduce equipment failure and repeatable delays. In addition to Root Cause Analysis, AutoCAD and Raster X software were used to provide engineered solutions for repeatable delays and equipment failure.
Planned equipment outages using Microsoft Project, which helped meet rebuild/repair deadlines.
Facilitated company procurement process to obtain needed equipment and services.
Designed large and small equipment parts, lifting rigs, machinery tools and piping systems by taking field measurements and using AutoCAD and Raster X software to generate needed layout and detail prints for shop fabrication saving crucial fabrication time.
Maintained electronic drawing system by using AutoCAD and Raster X software to reflect needed field revisions eliminating enhancing system integrity.
Engage up to ten union forces and five contractors for plant and capital engineering projects for smooth installations.

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology Purdue University, Calumet

SPC, HAZMAT 1999 & Safety, HAZMAT 2002 & Safety, HAZMAT 2003 & Safety,
2007 HSE & NFPA 70E Safe Work Practices, 2010 OSHA 10- Hour Certified. Six Sigma Green Belt Certification test completion PMI, Primavera P6 certificate, Wonderware, Microsoft Office software, Microsoft Projects, Excel, Word, Primavera Suretrack, AutoCAD, Hydraulics, Gear and Drive Assemblies, AWS Welding, Basic Electricity & Blue Print Reading for Electrical Circuits, Vibration Analyst Level 1Certified Thermographer Level I, Doble testing,Meggering, Ductoring,
Areas of experience
Waste Water Treatment Plant Operations, Co-Gen energy plant, steam turbines, steam boilers, gas turbine, vertical pumps, horizontal pumps, Reciprocating compressors, Centrifugal Compressors, Transformers, Breakers, DGA Sampling, 400 ton Kilns, Raymond 533,833 Bowl Mills & 736 Roller Mill, Baghouses, Coke Ovens, Blast Furnaces, Basic Oxygen Furnace, Hot Strip Mill, Temper Mills, Casters 1 & 2, 110 & 160 Plate Mill, Shops, Power Station and Coal Injection,
Simpson Mixers, Bonnet Extruders, JC Steel Extruders, Pitch grinders, Scott Mixers, Torrit Dust Collectors, Steel material upgrades, bolting, welding, Machine shop manufacturing, Field engineering, bucket elevators

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