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Nathan D. | Elance
 
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Nathan D.

Chemical Engineer, Process Designer
   United States
  |   Bountiful, UT
  |  7:29 pm Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $88

All my career, I've worked in mineral processing and oil and gas. However, I've had to be more than just a chemical engineer. I've put my hand to being a project manager, draftsman, plant designer, electrician, pipe fitter, plant operator, lab tech, salesman, instrument engineer and technician, and chemist. As such, I can offer assistance in all aspects of industrial plant design, from initial chemical design and simulation, through drafting, equipment and instrumentation selection and procurement, project management through construction and...

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Analog Electronics
AutoCAD
Digital Electronics
Manufacturing Design
Materials Engineering
Academic Writing
Business Writing
Creative Writing
English
Translation English Korean

Service Description

Project Manager Process Engineer - Modular Oil and Gas Refineries
o Stepped into a 1000 barrel per day biofuels design project that was 4 months behind schedule and within 1 month brought it on track for completion on time.
o Developed a budget for controlling this time and materials project to keep costs down for the client, maintaining it on a weekly basis.
o In conjunction with a senior process engineer, cut capital equipment costs from ~$2.1 million for new vessels and heat exchangers to a budget saving ~$1.1 million for used, refurbished systems.
o Developed and modified process flow diagrams and piping and instrumentation diagrams for the biofuels project from simulation results to construction.
o Reviewed and audited the design of modular process skids, including full 3D drawings for steel and isometrics on all piping. Managed the construction, instrumentation, drafting, controls and automation efforts for the process skid development.

Project Manager Process Engineer - Pilot Systems
o As part of the Pilot Systems group, maintained existing or developed and built new pilot scale mineral processing equipment to support the effort of showcasing what the full scale equipment would do if purchased. This included capital equipment in flotation, filtration, sedimentation and comminution and support equipment such as pumps, motors, instrumentation, controls, electrical systems, tanks and mixers. Efforts extended from detailed process design through procurement,...

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Education

University of Utah
Master of Science - Chemical Engineering
- 2011
University of Utah
Master of Science - Chemistry
2004 - 2004
University of Utah
Bachelor of Science - Chemistry
- 2003

Keywords

chemical
mineral
oil
petroleum
drafting
process
design
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