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Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 48453
Desired Job Location: MEMPHIS, Tennessee Date Posted: 2/24/2011
Type of Position: Contractor Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: Yes

Steve A. Couch
7151 Paddock Cove • Germantown, TN • 38138 Hm ph: 901-624-9943 Cell ph: 901-428-8856 E-mail: Web page:

Summary of Qualifications:
BSET - Bachelors degree engineering technology.
Engineering design and project management. Industries: Petroleum / Refinery, Ethanol/Bio-Diesel, Chemical, Logistics, Transportation, Material Handling, Manufacturing. Experienced ability to contribute to projects at all levels of involvement including: client contact, proposal initiation, estimating-scheduling (project management), concept, front end-feed design thru detail design (project engineering), cad design including automation-standardization.

_______________________________Professional Experience: _________________________________

JACOBS Baton Rouge, LA. (contract) ISO 9001 Quality System
BP $3 billion Whiting Refinery, Whiting, Indiana – Modular design
3D - PDS (Integraph, Plant Design System) Equipment, Piping modeling/design and Isogen, Microstation,
SmartPlant Review, Autocad - Process and Instrumentation diagrams

DAY & ZIMMERMANN Greenville, SC. (contract) ISO 9001 Quality System
• Chemicals group – Modernization project for Eastman Chemical Company North American Corporate Headquarters
• 3D - PDS (Integraph, Plant Design Sys) Equipment , Piping modeling/design and Isogen, Microstation, SmartPlant Review

FLUOR Greenville, SC. (contract) ISO 9001 Quality System
• Energy and Chemicals group – LDK Solar Polysilicon – Contract $1billion +++.
• Production of raw material for photovoltaic products, solar cells and modules.
• 3D - PDS (Integraph, Plant Design System) Equipment, Piping modeling/design and Isogen of Off-Gas recovery and Infrastructure. SmartPlant Review. Microstation and Autocad site plan, equipment layouts and pipe support details.

LURGI AIR LIQUIDE Memphis, Tn. ISO 9000 Quality System
• Process plant design, Refinery, Ethanol, Bio-diesel, Chemical.
• 3D - PDS (Integraph, Plant Design System) Equipment, Piping Modeling/design and Isogen. SmartPlant Review. PDS Isometric Checker of PDS generated ISO drawings checked against PID’S,Line list, Equipment list, and Equipment layouts.
• Produced/modified P&ID's with process engineers including checking against Line list, equipment list, and piping specifications.
• Assembled data from process/instrumentation diagrams (P&ID's) and vendor data producing plant equipment layouts.
• Incorporated details from above to produce process piping designs.
• Coordinated data with all disciplines including: Structural, Civil, Electrical, and Controls/Instrumentation groups.
• Clarified above design information with fabricators as required. Supervised draftsmen.
• OSHA Health Safety Enviromental Construction & General Industry training
• 20 years + CAD Skills include 2d / 3d , PDS-Plant Design System, Microstation, Autocad, Mainframe “Prime Medusa”.
• 3D P.D.S. Training (Integraph, 3D Plant Design System) cad and database software (including): Drawing Manager, Equipment Modeling & Piping Design
FedEx Federal Express, Domestic (Nation wide) and international project locations including: Philippines, Japan, France, Canada and Alaska.
• Project management, travel to new project locations, interfacing with clients and securing vital field data for engineering design and coordination with various disciplines.
• Project management, engineering proposals, bid packages, estimates, scheduling, specifications, and supervision.
• Responsible for project performance and client/vendor contacts and interface.
• Sort systems facilities/equipment/components designs and calculations. Coordinate engineering and construction efforts on all material handling projects with structural and electrical groups.
• Developed Federal Express design standards resulting in 33% reduced project design time.
• Construction management of critical Federal Express super-hub projects.

FedEx Federal Express (Consultant), Memphis, Tn. ISO 9000 Quality System
Planning Division (Sort Systems Conceptual design):
• Developed conceptual design of sort systems for both new and existing corporate facilities nationwide.
• Integrated operational requirements for sort operations.
• Incorporated operational requirements for air/ground operations.

Mechanical Engineering Division (Sort Systems Detail Design):
• Developed corporate wide conveyor and sort equipment design standards.
• Developed corporate wide spiral chute prototype models and standard designs.
• Refined automated cad program and database capable of producing 8,000 variations.
• Variational geometry and databases used to produce cad graphics.
• Developed custom macro driven cad programs utilizing (SuperSyntax language) resulting in maximum production rates.
• Results: $500,000 annual savings, = 1,000% productivity increase over manual methods and increased accuracy.

Southern Systems Memphis, Tn.
Designed a variety of automotive manufacturing conveying systems and automation equipment including chain, roller, belt, over-head power and free, and transfer units. Coordinated data with purchasing, shop and field personnel.

Belz Enteprises Memphis, Tn. Designed new retail and office space for this major real estate developer.

SteelCraft Corp. Memphis, Tn.
International Project location, Cairo Egypt. Designed a variety of complex transition spouting for a major grain storage facility.

Dover Corporation - Elevator Manufacturing Division Horn Lake, Ms.
Assembled data from layout and sales departments. Adapted oildraulic and traction powered passenger and freight elevator designs to a variety of buildings to producing required shop and installation drawings.

ITT International Telephone Telecommunications Milan, Tn.
Produced detail drawings for control telephone switching system. Resulted in improved design and cost reductions.

(Self- Funded, attended night classes while working full time.)

B.S. Engineering Technology •
University of Memphis • Memphis, Tn
Specialized course work in architecture.
Also, Structural Design, Specifications and Contracts, Electronics, Building Codes, Construction Systems, Machine Production, & Mathematical Analysis.

A.S. Engineering Technology • State Technical Inst • Memphis, Tn
Specialized course work in architecture.
Also, Management, Calculus, Physics, Mechanical & Electrical Equip., & Estimating.

Federal Express “BRAVO ZULU” Award for excellence maintained in the design of a sort facility in Atlanta, Ga.

Additional Training & Miscellaneous
*P.M.I. - Project Management Institute
*P.M.P. - Project Management Professional (Training)
* A.S.M.E. - American Society of Mechanical Engineers
• 30 Hour OSHA HSE Construction & General Industry Course
* Computer Simulation of Material Handling Systems
* Systematic Facility Layout & Planning
* Franklin Quest Time Management
• Computer Vision, Medusa cad and database software
• AutoCAD 11 through 20
• 00 including 3D cad software
• P.D.S. (Intergraph) - 3D Plant Design System cad and database software (including):
Drawing Manager, Equipment Modeling & Piping Design
• Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

Desired experience: PDMS, Smartplant 3D, Offshore, Catia V5, Aircraft, Airframe, Boeing, Shipbuilding, Solidworks, Inventor, Pro-E, Unigraphics, Cadworx, Autoplant, Nuclear, Defense, IT, Computer Science, Pelican Forge, Pipe Stress Intergraph Caesar II,
SAP, HSE - Health Safety Enviromental, Operations Management, Cadpipe, Energy, Power,

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