Ryan Croston

Ryan Croston

Ryan Croston 304-812-3914 (cell)
Permanent Address:
201 Bent Tree Estates.
Scott Depot, WV 25560

OBJECTIVE: Decisive, quick learning individual seeking a full-time position in Chemical Engineering

M&G Polymers – Apple Grove, WV December 2012 – Present
Process Engineer
• Assumed the responsibilities of Chief Technologist for the site which included:
o Implemented process improvements related to cost reduction
o Identified and implemented new technology including new process measurement instrumentation
o Reconfigured control strategy to improve process control
o Improved control loop tuning
o Determined and monitor process goals
o Monitored instrumentation and troubleshot any known issues
o Troubleshot production upsets and assisted operators in restarting and running process units
• Identified, developed and implemented capital projects including costing the equipment and entire project
• Participated in capital planning meetings and maintained the annual Capital Projects’ List
• Aided in the conversion of production control system, DeltaV, migrating the system from Provox which entailed programming the control modules and configuring operator graphics
• Used a heat balance to monitor the efficiency of heat exchangers
• Built and used a model for determining pressure drop in transfer lines to identify savings in air usage
• Performed quarterly calculations for Title V air permit
• Worked with the research team to implement potential new products
• Fielded phone calls for all process related questions for one weekend a month, as needed assisted in starting the line
• Participated in monthly safety meeting and safety related projects
• Conducted internal audits for ISO 9001:2008 certification
• Participated with other to implement a hazard and operability study (Hazop) for a new process

AMG Vanadium – Cambridge, Ohio June 2011 – December 2012
Process Engineer
• Provided relief to the Roaster Manager by supervising and providing supervision in absences
• Supervised a specialty chemicals department when operational and ensured safe working conditions
• Acted as a sight commander for weekend RCRA and Title V compliance
• Analyzed Roaster and Flue Gas Desulfurization Unit process information to seek optimal running conditions
• Troubleshot process equipment failures and provided suggestions for improvement
• Developed operating procedures to capture safety concerns and standard practices while performing work elements
• Aided in the renewal of a $100 million supply contract
• Procured raw materials to support desired production levels
• Developed cost models and provided a recommendation for material sourcing
• Submitted weekly and monthly reports to management

Babcock &Wilcox – Barberton, Ohio
Engineering Co-op
Environmental Technology May 2010 – December 2010
• Optimized a carbon dioxide capture model in ProTreat to increase regeneration heat efficiency
• Launched investigation for predicting removal efficiency of various dust particle sizes by means of a wet scrubber
• Compiled all available test data to perform engineering analysis resulting in the discovery of an engineering number
• Presented the model in a technical report and presentation in front of four managers and eight team members
• Participated in a full-scale mercury control optimization program at the 900MW Walter Scott Energy Center
Engineering Services May 2008 – May 2010
• Assisted in rewriting a Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization Scrubber mass balance program from Microsoft Excel and programmed it into RuleStream
• Constructed a model for predicting the composition of the inlet flue gas based upon a coal summary
• Worked on a team of eleven members

The University of Akron – Akron, Ohio
Undergraduate Research, Chemical Engineering Department August 2009 –May 2011
• Conducted tests to determine the optimum ratios of three chemical ingredients to produce a regenerative dry sorbent for carbon dioxide capture
• A published technical report and presentation were made to convey the observations of this study.
Undergraduate Research, Polymer Science Department May 2008 – May 2009
• Studied the photonic band gap of a thin organic layer applied to a photonic crystal to determine if a secondary light source at a specified angle would prevent other light sources from passing through the crystal
• Performed testing using a simulator and recorded the observations in a published technical report and poster

The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Cooperative Education, 2011

Computer Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Window’s Paint, Aspen, ChemCAD, RuleStream, DeltaV, PI ProcessBook, ControlLogix5000
Familiar with Microsoft Professional, Publisher and Access, MATLAB, Maple, Lotus123, FORTRAN, ProTreat, Unisim, Microsoft Project, Provox, SAP

Certifications and Training:
ISO Auditor Training, 2015
Rockwell Automation ControlLogix Programmer Certification, 2015
Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 4: Function Block Programming, 2015
Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 3: Project Development, 2015
Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 2: Basic Ladder Logic Programming, 2015
Studio 5000 Logix Designer Level 1: ControlLogix System Fundamentals, 2015
DeltaV Advanced Controls, 2014
DeltaV Implementations I and II, 2013
Process Control Fundamentals I and II, 2013
RCRA HAZWOPER Training, 2011-2012
Reliability Centered Maintenance Training, 2012
Method 9 and 22 Visible Emission Training, 2012
BSA Youth Protection Training, 2011
What It Takes to Succeed Training, 2010
Getting the Information You Need Training, 2010
Intermediate Grading of United States Coins, 2010
OHSA Training, 2009
Red Cross CPR, 2001-2008
Red Cross Lifeguard, 2005-2009
YMCA Lifeguard, 2007-2009

American Institute of Chemical Engineers Student Chapter: Member (2008-2011)
American Numismatic Association: Member (2010-Present)
University of Akron Chem E Car Team: Member (2008-2009)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers Student Chapter: Member (2006-2007)
Allegheny Lenape Indian Tribe: Secretary (2010-Present); Member (2008-Present)
Cedarville University Chess Club: Vice President (2006-2007)
Heritage Christian High School: Student Council President (2005-2006)
Boys Scouts of America: Eagle Scout (2000-Present)

Scholarships and Awards:
2010 Outstanding Leadership Project Management and Teamwork
Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics Scholarship, Spring and Fall 2010
Ohio Space Grant Consortium Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2009 and 2010
Glenn-Stokes Undergraduate Research Scholarship, 2009
BSA Eagle Scout (with all three Palms), 2005
BSA Seven Ranges Fifth Year Pipestone, 2005

Other Interests Include: chess, coin collecting, playing guitar, soccer, swimming

References Available Upon Request
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