Richard Merchant

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Corpus Christi, TX 78410

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Resume Headline: Richard Merchant – Instrument Electrical Tech. Resume Value: kkc7jtmse48d32hi


14502 Reagan Dr. ✍ Corpus, Christi Tx. 78410
361-222-1589 ✍


Accomplished Instrumentation and Electrical Technician, offering specialized training, 30+ years experience and significant expertise in the following areas:
✍Proven success with instrumentation repair and maintenance, including distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic control systems (PLC); install, program and configure points; troubleshoot and diagnose problems to board level; conduct fault and root-cause analyses
✍Effectively plan and execute system shutdowns, turnarounds and upgrades; perform annual ISO audits; spotless career safety record, both personally and in team leadership; experienced with power generation and distribution, chemical plants, electrical contractors and shipbuilders
✍Consistently support optimal production with minimal downtime in time-critical situations; manage cost controls toward improved profitability; write and update procedures; coordinate equipment calibration and certification; maintain variety of detailed documentation
✍Skilled with operational training for client staff; consistently deliver excellent customer service and rapid problem resolutions; assign daily tasks to internal teams; manage hiring, evaluations and firing; schedule training to ensure ongoing skills development
✍Superior troubleshooter with record of accuracy and efficiency; persistent and resourceful; support HSE programs in regulated industries; strong computer skills with GagePak, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook; extensive Internet research
✍Well versed with electrical systems, switchgear, transformers, reactors with drying systems, medium and high voltage transformers and high pressure, superheated steam boilers


✍Key participant in saving $100,000 in first six months following installation of Fisher digital valve controls, which provided tighter control of feedstock products.
✍Instrumental in improving power factor to extract additional KVARs and increase output by 1.5 megawatts, through installation of capacitors on 10-megawatt generator.
✍Wrote project and installed Rosemount temperature transmitters, replacing outdated field wiring, which reduced discrepancies from 50 degrees or more down to 5 degrees and significantly improved reactor yield and product quality.
✍Reduced fuel waste and achieved tighter temperature control by replacing pneumatic controls with Foxboro I/A DCS electronic system on four combustion furnaces. Improved safety through addition of Honeywell FireEye flame monitoring and alarm system.
✍Earned plaque and cash award for suggesting installation of capacitor banks on main motor control centers, which resulted in cleaner power and longer motor life.
✍Selected for company’s first Employee of the Month award by all plant employees, 1/1995, and named Employee of the Year 1995.


Evonik / Degussa Corp., Orange Texas – 1/1988 to 8/2008
✍Responsible for maintaining equipment in carbon black plant with three production tire-grade units, along with 10-megawatt steam turbine power house generating electricity.
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Evonik / Degussa Corp. (continued)
✍Monitored equipment closely to prevent downtime in 24/7 operations, responding to trouble tickets, managing preventive maintenance, and planning and executing scheduled turnarounds.
✍Wrote and updated maintenance and functional test procedures for all major equipment. Facilitated calibration and updating of certifications. Maintained highly detailed documentation via GagePak software, in compliance with ISO standards.
✍Coordinated and assigned daily activities for team of six. Managed staff hiring, evaluations, discipline and terminations, and scheduled regular training sessions.

Koch Pipeline. 10/19/2009 to Current.
✍Currently I am working as an Instrument/Electrical Tech. in the Automation group; my responsibilities include maintaining the instrumentation and electrical system’s up and down the Southern Pipeline division. I am also part of the reliability team working towards improving the electrical systems of all the pump stations in the Southern operating area.

✍I&E Technician – Catalytic Inc. Sabine Station, Bridge City Texas
✍I&E Technician – Firestone Tire and Rubber, Orange Texas
✍E&I Technician, MM and R – Mathews, McCracken and Rutledge, Baton Rouge Louisiana
✍Apprentice Marine Electrician – Orange Shipbuilding, Orange Texas
✍Apprentice Electrician – Vinton Electric Service, Vinton Louisiana


✍Industrial fiber optics – web-based training with lab – 2009
✍Fred Pryor seminars: Microsoft and Excel training – 2008

✍Honeywell – fail-safe controller configuration; multifunction controller maintenance / implementation; flame safeguard controls
✍Applied Automation – chromatograph technology, advanced operation and maintenance
✍Emerson Process Management – field bus systems and devices
✍Invensys / Foxboro – Spec 200 system maintenance; I/A series systems; system maintenance
✍Ohmart Vega – radiation safety and nuclear gauge technology
✍Allen Bradley – programming PLC-5 controllers using RSLOGIC; industrial terminal; PLC-2 family and SLC 500
✍Magnatec / Yaskawa – programming and maintenance of variable speed drives
✍Micro Motion – programming and maintenance of mass flow and density meters
✍Bentley Nevada – programming and maintenance of 2100 and 3500 vibration and temperature monitoring systems

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14502 Reagan Dr. ✍ Corpus, Christi Tx. 78410
361-222-1589 ✍


Enclosed is a résumé outlining my qualifications, for your review in consideration for a domestic or international assignment as an Instrumentation and Electrical Technician or a related role within your organization.

As reflected, I offer specialized training and more than 30 years of experience that includes power generation / distribution, chemical plants, electrical contractors and shipbuilders. I am a highly motivated professional with outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities, who has the dedication to succeed in any technical environment.

Areas of particular strength include:
✍Instrumentation repair and maintenance including DCS and PLC
✍Install, program, configure, troubleshoot and diagnose
✍Plan and execute system shutdowns, turnarounds and upgrades
✍Support optimal production with minimal downtime
✍Manage cost controls toward improved profitability
✍Team leadership, training, hiring, evaluations and firing

My salary requirements are negotiable, depending on factors such as benefit plans and opportunities for advancement and new challenges.

Currently I am seeking a position where my talents will contribute to the growth of a dynamic organization. As part of job responsibilities, I am available to travel and will consider relocation. I believe that my professional skills and personal integrity will be a valuable addition to your team.

I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your needs. To arrange for a personal interview, please contact me by e-mail or telephone. I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Richard Merchant

Enclosure: Résumé


14502 Reagan Dr. ✍ Corpus, Christi Tx. 78410
361-222-1589 ✍


Allen Fox
Reliability Manager
Work 361-242-5508
Mobile 361-215-2391

Jon Donlon
Reliability Engineer
Work 361-242-5533
Mobile 361-215-7323

Experience BACK TO TOP

Job Title Company Experience
Instrument Electrical Tech. Kochpipeline – Present

Additional Info BACK TO TOP

Current Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Date of Availability: Immediately

Work Status: US – I am authorized to work in this country for any employer.

Active Security Clearance: None

US Military Service:

Citizenship: US citizen

Target Job: Target Job Title: Instrument Electrical Tech.

Desired Job Type: Employee

Desired Status: Full-Time

Target Company: Company Size:

Industry: Chemicals/Petro-Chemicals


• Electrician

Target Locations: Selected Locations: US US-TX

Relocate: Yes

Willingness to travel: Up to 50% travel

Languages: Languages Proficiency Level
English Fluent

  • Updated 8 years ago

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