James Maslach

James Maslach

Objective

Searching for a position that directs the development and implementation of a world-class maintenance and reliability program so that there is an objective return on investment. This is accomplished by utilizing the available assets in an effort to maximize equipment availability through training, awareness, PM optimization, work order analysis, predictive maintenance technologies, and a shift in plant culture.

Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Present

Maintenance Engineer

PPG Industries

·Developing and implementing reliability tools to drive improvements, optimize costs, and improve Asset Effectiveness (AE) (i.e., Bad Actor Program, FMEA, RBI, RBM, RCM, Reliability Roadmap, etc.)

·Developing and Maintaining Critical Equipment list

·Monitoring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and metrics for proactive identification and resolution of reliability issues

·Facilitate Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFAs) and corrective actions for complex and/or repetitive problems

·Lead the Bad Actor Program and create action plans for improving reliability

·Develop new/replacement equipment specifications for "bad actor" pieces of equipment.

·Lead the site Mechanical Integrity program

oIncluding the development and maintenance of the vessel and piping inspection program, hose program, electrical grounding and bonding program and relief device programs

·Plan and coordinate the activities associated with the maintenance of equipment to improve plant and equipment availability and efficiency in support of site production requirements.

·Design maintenance strategies, procedures and methods.

·Lead the Maintenance Department on preventive maintenance requirements and practices.

·Monitor new tools and technology available in the maintenance marketplace.

·Assist in the department's adherence to any Lean Manufacturing objectives.

·Participate in reliability related incident investigations; prioritize action items, and follow-up on their implementation.

·Provide continuous improvement to the yearly maintenance plan (preventive, predictive) and monitor its execution.

·Act as primary focal point for reliability related work groups.

·Interface with all Site plant operations maintenance, engineering and research personnel as necessary.

·Maintain all reliability maintenance records and files for the analysis and reporting of all reliability maintenance-related business matters via Engineering SharePoint Site

·Originate and develop analysis methods for determining reliability of components, equipment, and processes.

·CMMS (IBM Maximo) Administrator

·Active support of all EH&S policies and procedures.

·     Plant 5S Coordinator

Mar 2009 - May 2011

Reliability Engineer

Swagelok

·Identify and solve repetitive problems

·Mentor inspectors and reliability technicians

·Write and update the plant maintenance procedures

·Provide day-to-day and occasional off-hour support

·Champion the reliability process and condition monitoring program

·Develop and implement reliability programs, focusing on long term issues

·A technical resource for engineers and Craft personnel on reliability issues

·Ensure that work requests and work orders contain a complete description of the problem

·Monitor work order packages for content and completeness

·Determine temporary repair for applicability and MOC-EHS documentation

·Extensive experience in the operation and capabilities of various condition monitoring equipment and software

·Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Blitz Method Implementation

·Component Failure Analysis and Reporting to Support Root Cause Failure Analysis Studies

Jul 2008 - Mar 2009

Advanced Generation Specialist

First Energy Corporation

Work specifically in the Predictive Maintenance Group at First Energy Generation Eastlake Facility.

·Gather condition-based data from customer's industrial equipment using predictive maintenance technologies such as tribology, vibration, infrared and ultrasonic analyses to perform reliability-centered maintenance

·Analyze test results, identify and report poor equipment and lubricant condition using diagnostic equipment (CSI 2130 Data Collector, FLIR Infrared Camera) and software (CSI Machine Health Manager)

·Assist investigations into recurring equipment and lubricant problems in order to improve the maintenance practice or equipment design.

·Assist in the development and implementation of Reliability Programs.

·Utilized SAP CMMS packages

·Developed Asset Health System integrating CMMS and various predictive technologies via Microsoft Access 2000

·Provide consultation to customer and other business units concerning the development, implementation and benefits of condition-based maintenance and asset health management

  • Laid Off due to business conditions in March 2009
2004 - 2008

Maintenance Reliability Engineer

Morton Salt

·Identify and solve repetitive problems

·Provide technical expertise on material of construction, rotating equipment, pumps, piping and heat exchangers, etc.

·Mentor inspectors and reliability technicians

·Write and update the plant maintenance procedures

·Provide day-to-day and occasional off-hour support

·Champion the reliability process and condition monitoring program

·Develop and implement reliability programs, focusing on long term issues

·A technical resource for engineers and Craft personnel on reliability issues

·Active member of the Rohm and Haas Reliability Network

·Trained maintenance craft personnel and foremen in matters pertaining to reliability

·Ensure that work requests and work orders contain a complete description of the problem

·Monitor work order packages for content and completeness

·Determine temporary repair for applicability and MOC-EHS documentation

·Extensive experience in the operation and capabilities of various condition monitoring equipment and software

·Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) Blitz Method Implementation

·Component Failure Analysis and Reporting to Support Root Cause Failure Analysis Studies

·Work Order Planning and Scheduling Activities

·Storeroom Organization and Operation

·Operator and Supervisor Performance Inspection (OPI) Training

2000 - 2004

Field Engineer

IVC Technologies

·Gather condition-based data from customer's industrial equipment using predictive maintenance technologies such as tribology, vibration, infrared and ultrasonic analyses to perform reliability-centered maintenance

·Analyze test results, identify and report poor equipment and lubricant condition using diagnostic equipment (CSI 2110/2120 Data Collector) and software (CSI MasterTrend and RBMWare)

·Assist investigations into recurring equipment and lubricant problems in order to improve the maintenance practice or equipment design.

·Assist customers in the development and implementation of Reliability Programs.

·Utilized various CMMS packages including Maximo, PMC 2000 and MP2

·Supervised technicians in region covering Michigan, Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and New York

·Developed Asset Health System integrating CMMS and various predictive technologies via Microsoft Access 2000

·Develop Service Manager in Microsoft Access to monitor and report on office productivity

·Provide consultation to customer and other business units concerning the development, implementation and benefits of condition-based maintenance and asset health management

1999 - 2000

TPM Coordinator

TRW

·Provide guidance and leadership in TPM and LEAN activities

·Establish TPM goals, objectives, vision, strategy and policy

·Plan, support, train and execute TPM plan

·Measure and report progress to Director of Operations

·Provide liaison between Continuous Action Teams and Management

·Assist in the development of Operator Checklists and Preventive Maintenance Tasks

·Develop Preventive and Predictive Maintenance Program

·Perform and develop Root Cause Failure Analysis program

·Initiate development of computerized maintenance management system (CMMS)

  • Internal Auditor for QS9000 Team
1995 - 1999

Senior Field Engineer

SES Technical

·Gather condition-based data from customer's industrial equipment using predictive maintenance technologies such as tribology, vibration, infrared and ultrasonic analyses to perform reliability-centered maintenance

·Analyze test results, identify and report poor equipment and lubricant condition using diagnostic equipment and software

·Assist investigations into recurring equipment and lubricant problems in order to improve the maintenance practice or equipment design.

·Assist customers in the development and implementation of Reliability Programs.

·Utilized various CMMS packages

·Supervised technicians in region covering Michigan, Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania and New York

·Developed Asset Health System integrating CMMS and various predictive technologies

·Develop Service Manager in Microsoft Access to monitor and report on office productivity

  • Provide consultation and training to customer and other business units concerning the development, implementation and benefits of condition-based maintenance and asset health management
1990 - 1995

Senior Machine Condition Analyst

Predict Technologies

·Assist Territory Managers with technical aspects at trade shows and training in southeast US

·Interpreting analytical ferrograms, at a high level of proficiency, to understand the wear condition of industrial equipment, and perform advanced microscopic analysis of wear debris.

·Perform lubricant condition analysis based on results obtained from various testing equipment with a full understanding of the operation of the equipment and theories of operation

·Enter test data into company database system through use of Microsoft Windows(r) environment.

·Developed and instructed Basic and Advanced Ferrography training courses in-house and at customer locations through PowerPoint and workshops

·Annual performance evaluations on a maximum of eight people

·Developed laboratory standard operating procedures and work instructions per ISO 9000 standards.

·Lead Auditor for ISO 9000 Team

·Performed installation of sampling points and testing equipment.

·Assisted in the development of oil and vibration analysis software

·Presented papers at national conferences on predictive maintenance technologies

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Ultraonic Analysis Level 1

Used primarily to locate compressed gas (air, oxygen, etc) leaks in piping or fixtures.  Also used to determine the mechanical condition of steam valves, traps and roller bearings.

Infrared Thermographer Level 1

Analyze heat patterns in electrical and mechanical applications to determine proper course of maintenance action.

Oil Analysis

Analyze condition of oil from a chemical and physical aspect to determine if maintenance action is required.

Vibration Analysis Level II

Analysis of various vibration signatures from machines to determine overall condition assessment.

References

References

Denny Halligan

Alloy Engineering manufacturers large furnace and heat applicable axial fans.  I was originally brought in to provide consultation on various balance and structural problems at one of Alloy's clients.  It has since then expanded to routine vibration certification on new and rebuilt fans.

Richard Hoover

Rick was the first technician at Morton that I trained in all of the PdM technologies.

Norman Rice

Norman originally hired me at Predict in 1990.  We have had a good and collaborative relationship since then.