James Powell


Team Leader / Technical Support Management

Leadership with understanding of long term goals and outcomes.  Connecting Corporate mission with practical equipment operation and maintenance.  Managing materials and people to get results.



Safety Compliance Programs

Current training and activity in Lock Out Tag Out, CPR, First Aid, OSHA 1910 Compliance, Respiratory Program, NFPA 70E, Process Safety Management and Confined Space Entry.

Electrical Systems

DC, single and three phase systems; controls and VFD drives; distribution to 12,470 volts.

Fluids Engineering

Pnuematic and Hydraulic systems; Ammonia refrigeration; Boiler and Cooling tower operations analysis and treatment; Plumbing and Steam fitting; Water and Wastewater analysis and treatment.

Computer Skills

SAP platform, Microsoft Office applications, Database applications, Computerized Maintenance applications, Allen Bradley PLC programming.

Food Processing Engineering

Processing equipment design, installation and maintenance including packaging and support equipment.  Creation of preventative maintenance tasks and scheduling frequency.

Project Engineering

Develop scope and cost analysis for all phases of design and implementation Including: Product / Vendor evaluation and selection; material procurement; contractor supervision.   Recent Projects : Dairy Processing Plant Expansion - $24,500,000; Community Sewer Treatment System - $1,100,000; Community Water Improvement - $450,000; Power Factor Improvement - $250,000; Wasterwater pH Controls - $208,000

Work History

Work History
Sep 2006 - Present

Maintenance Supervisor /Plant MRO Purchasing Agent

Dairy Farmers of America
Jun 1995 - Sep 2006

Reliability Engineer / Maintenance Planner / Electrical Superintendent

Cargill Meat Solutions
1990 - 1995

Environmental and Business Unit Leader

Frito Lay, Inc


Sep 1977 - May 1983

Texas Tech University



Smoke Reading EPA Method 9

AeroMet Engineering

X-ray Service Technician

Foss North America

Water Works Operator

Colorado Plant Operators Certification Board

Thermography Level I

Snell Infrared

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response

Cargill Inc

Ammonia System Operator Level II

Refrigeration Engineers & Technicians Association