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C. James Buchanan 1624 Park St. Keokuk, Iowa 319-795-7035 Date:11/1/2013 In response to your posting, I am enclosing my resume for your review. Given my proven record of work performance and experience not only in Naval Propulsion, auxiliary system and facilities maintenance management with all types of mechanical maintenance, but also as a team leader in corn milling process plant. I would like to be considered for the position. I pride myself on my past 22 years of naval service in all facades of the Engineering Department. Being a result oriented, hands-on individual with an excellent mechanical background, my management style strongly emphasizes teamwork and letting the team work out issues. An evaluation of my resume will further acquaint you with my background and qualifications for this position. BS degree in Workforce Education and Development plus 15 years experience as a Manager / Leader helps to understand the needs of others to grow together. Several Navy schools (hydraulics, cryogenics, pump repair, etc.), adds to my experience in troubleshooting and repairs of all types of mechanical issues including several Leadership classes assist the needs to meet the goals of team members and customers alike. In review of my resume, you will note my growth and experience. What it cannot illustrate however, is the degree of dedication, resourcefulness, and professionalism that I can offer. During the interview process it will enable us to discuss how I can contribute to the success of your company. I look forward to pursuing this relationship with you in the near future. Sincerely, C. James Buchanan C. James Buchanan 1624 Park St. Keokuk, Iowa 52632 •CELL PHONE 319-795-7035 OBJECTIVE A career that offers professional development in a company where I can put my technical knowledge, “hands-on Production / Utilities plant Leadership and customer service experience into play with a team of professionals. SUMMARY Extremely knowledgeable and versatile Engineering specialist with more than 20 years experience in mechanical engineering specific to steam propulsion and boilers aboard US Navy vessels and currently with Coal boiler operation and fundamentals. Especially skilled at solving technical problems and building productive working relationships with material/maintenance/scheduling commands, supply liaisons, and contractor labor. EMPLOYMENT SUMMARY__________________________________________________ Roquette America Inc. Shift Team Leader 2008 -present Johnson Controls Inc., District Maintenance Supervisor, Tampa FL 2007 – 2008 US Navy, Steam Boiler Machinist Mate Chief (E7) 1986 - 2007 - Waterfront Asst. Ship Repair Officer, U.S. Navy, Jacksonville, FL 2004 – 2007 - Group Supervisor / Manager, USS. Ronald Reagan, Norfolk, VA 2000 – 2004 - Leading Petty Officer / Supervisor, USS. Nashville, Norfolk, VA 1997 – 2000 - Leading Petty officer / Supervisor, NAS Oceana, Virginia Beach, VA 1994 – 1997 - Cryogenics / Hydraulics Supervisors, USS George Washington, Norfolk, VA 1991 – 1994 - Hydraulics Maintenance Tech., USS Independence, San Diego, CA 1988 – 1991 - Propulsion Maintenance Tech., USS Berkeley, San Diego CA 1986 - 1988 EXPERIENCE Roquette America Inc. 2008 – Present Shift Team Leader  Supervisor of Salary and 12 hourly personnel. Responsible for Air systems, RO / Demin. Water, High/Low Pressure Steam systems, Waste Water and Electrical Power systems to achieve most economical and efficient operation.  Provides team building, people and equipment management. Execute technical qualifications for all team members. Coordinate with Utilities Department leadership to ensure the availability and reliability of the plant  Work collaboratively with Production, Finance, Reliability, Corporate Engineering, Technology, and Local and Interstate Utilities  630 K/ Lb Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler, 265 K/Lb Cogeneration plant, 4 30 K / Lb Natural gas boilers, 2 mil gpd Waste Treatment Facility, Steam and power generation equipment, Hydrogen generation / production plant, Demin and /RO Water system, plant air compressors centrifugal and reciprocating , and Natural gas supply / distribution system. Oversees inventory of 75K plus inventory of chemical storage and use.  Provide technical expertise with troubleshooting, plan, and initiate and track maintenance requisitions (SAP) in order to maintain plant operational performance. Including Lock out – Tagout and safety audits. Johnson Controls Inc. 2007 to 08/2008 District Maintenance Supervisor  Manage 16 JC Penny stores; Top to bottom inspections to include building conditions,a variety HVAC systems ( air handlers, Chillers & towers etc…), Electrical, Fire suppression systems & controls.  Coordinated and supervised contractor services for repairs to mechanical equipment, HVAC, electrical, and construction projects at multiple sites.  Utilizing Maximo to initiated, track, and monitored work-order status of repairs work performed at 16 facilities, ensuring work completed within strict cost and time guide lines.  Minimized downtime by effectively managing the priority and scheduling of work-orders and maintenance.  Provide safety, environmental and equipment training as required to meet OSHA standards.  Conduct weekly and monthly meetings to keep management apprised of the status of their stores. Excellent customer service skills with the ability to develop positive working relationships. SE Regional Maintenance/ 2004 to 2007 Assistant Ship Repair Officer  As a project team member, conducted on sight inspections of repairs and QA the completion of 3250 repairs on a wide range of mechanical and propulsion systems while ensuring customer satisfaction, quality assurance, and documenting the results, including daily coordination briefs for a $4M mechanical overhaul project.  Interface with the Maintenance Teams and various shipboard personnel to ensure adequate and effective planning is accomplished for contract compliance.  Disseminates work packages and work authorizations, prints and other pertinent project information.  Conduct procedure review, product verification and responsible for the coordination, surveillance, and monitoring of all Alteration Installation Teams (AIT's) for all Southeast Region surface combatant vessels.  Working knowledge of Lean processes and utilized various software to complete reports and presentations. Group Supervisor 2000 to 2004  Pre-Commissioning Team picked to supervise and direct the simultaneous efforts of over fifty engineers in the accomplishment of ship repair tasks, operation, maintenance and performance of mechanical and electrical systems on two low pressure O2N2 producers, four catapults, and various LP steam systems, and all related systems in an engineering plant onboard Navy ships.  Established overall objectives, resources available, made recommendations, and offered alternatives to assist in solving technical problems.  Acquired an extensive knowledge of, and experience with; engineering drawings and technical manuals used to judge the material condition of machinery and recommend appropriate repairs. Ability to troubleshoot mechanical, some electrical and other types of machinery malfunctions. Working knowledge of pneumatic and hydraulic operations and components.  Required to oversee various processes, operations, and efforts such as; safety, fire prevention, environmental compliance, test and inspections, strength and integrity tests, hydrostatic testing, repairs, and modification ensuring personnel and documentation were in compliance.  Coordinated with contractors, maintenance, and shipboard personnel during maintenance or repairs to ensure delays and disruptions to ship systems were kept to a minimum. Leading Petty Officer 1997 to 2000  Supervised and directed 27 engineers in the repair and performance of maintenance on main propulsion machinery, one propulsion boiler, associated auxiliary equipment, and control systems for a U.S. Navy ship's Steam Generation Turbine engineering plant.  Awarded the Engineering Officer of the Watch certificate.  Managed a 5,250 man-hour ships force work package in the machinery room during fleet maintenance availability. Oversight of the installation, alteration, and repair of steam propulsion and auxiliary equipment.  Ships Fleet Calibration Activity (FCA), maintained records, directed, scheduled the calibration of over 3500 pressure and temperature instruments. Overseeing removal, delivery, and replacement of calibrated equipment.  Maintained files of publications, directives, manuals, drawings, and catalogs. Generated over 100 changes and 30 feedbacks reports.  One of 4 ships fuel, oil and water manager for marine propulsion boilers; analyzed samples of fuel, oil, and water for quality assurance and directed action. Fuels / LOX Supervisor 1994 - 1997  Responsible for the maintenance and quality of fuel, and fueling systems. Receiving American Petroleum Institute award for safety of transfer of fuel with no mishaps.  Responsible for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba base marina after hurricane Hugo devastation. Leading Petty Officer 1991 – 1994  Responsible for the supervision of 12 engineering technicians and management of the daily operation and maintenance of 2 cryogenic producing plants and associated equipment.  Completed 4000 hours to obtain an apprenticeship in Electro-Hydraulic Machinery Mechanic through the Illinois Department of Labor.  Ensured that the processes used by construction crews were within contract guidelines. EDUCATION___________________________________________  B.S. Workforce Education Training and Development- SIU, Carbondale, IL, 3.8 GPA, 150 SH, May 2007. Graduated Magna Cum Laude.  Completed a 6000 hour Apprenticeship for Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems from the United States Department of Labor.  Wyoming Technical Institute, Laramie, Wyoming. Certificate Auto Rebuilding.  Various steam, boiler and mechanical maintenance and repair schools while in the US Navy.

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