Richard Mathias

McIntosh, NM United States
operations supervisor


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Richard E. Mathias
PO Box 65 McIntosh N.M. 87032
Home: 505-384-4049 Cell: 505-269-3962
Note: Have current Passport and Shot Record with yellow fever vaccination.
9/2010-6/2011 Contracted with Wood Group HIT, working for Marathon Oil in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, West Africa. Developing a GE Frame 5 Training course to train EG Nationals.

6/2010- 9/2010 Contracted with Pro Energy Services as a Start up and Commissioning Operator on the combine cycle phase at the Termo Colon Power Project , Colon Panama. Project consists 2- GE frame 7Es,1- GE Steam turbine. Supervised unit 100 & 200 HRSG steam blows, in addition to plant personnel, OJT training on the in plant systems.

2/2010- 5/2010 Contracted as Power Plant Supervisor With McGrath Light & Power in McGrath AK. Operated and performed light maintenance on 1-Cat 3512, and 1-Cat 3508 Diesels.

12/2009- 1/2010 Contracted as Lockout Tagout, and Work Authorization Control Authority on a GE Frame 7FA one on one combine cycle cogeneration plant For the Kiewit Thorold Power Project in Thorold Ontario Canada

06/2009-10/2009 Contracted as a Start up and Commissioning Operations Shift Supervisor on the Termo Colon Power Project in Colon Panama for Pro Energy Services. The project consists of two GE Frame 7B upgraded to 7E in the first phase of construction in simple cycle.

02/2009-05/2009 Contracted as a Start up and Commissioning Operations Shift Supervisor on the Panoche LMS 100 Project for Kiewit Construction. The project consists of four GE LMS100 Combustion turbines, controlled by GE MK-VIe controls and balance of plant controlled by Ovation control system. Collateral Duties include Lock out Tag out and Work Authorization Control Authority.
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3/2012- Present ProEnergy Services
Working for the Tech Services Group at the CVG-A site in Puerto Ordaz Venezuala. I am the project Operational Lead in the commissioning of the plant gas compressors and the GE Frame 7E combustion turbine.
6/2011- 3/2012
Working for the Technical Services Group of ProEnergy Services as the Operations Manager for the La Raisa Power Project, La Raisa Venezuala. I manage two American Expatriots and twenty four Venezualan Nationals. The plant consists of three Pratt & Whitney FT8 Twinpaks and two GE LM-6000s.and all the supporting BOP.

2007-2009 Wholesale Power Marketing- PNM
Transferred to WPM with Public Service Company of New Mexico as a Real Time Trader II Power Scheduler.

Afton Generating Station- PNM

Hired on as a CRO and have been upgraded to Working Forman and Senior Working Forman with Public Service Company of New Mexico to commission a one on one GE 7FA combine cycle build out . The build out consisted of the tie in of a GE A10 steam turbine and a Alborg HRSG. The turbines are controlled by GE MK-VI and balance of plant is controlled by Foxboro controls. The plant is a zero discharge facility.

2003- 2007 Luna Energy- NAES

Transferred to Luna Energy Facility with NAES as a control room operator
to complete a startup on a two on one GE 7FA and D11 plant in Deming New Mexico. The plant controls system was Delta V with the turbines being controlled with GE MK- VI. The facility is a zero discharge plant.
Covert Generating- PG&E_NEGT/ NAES
Hired on as a Shift Supervisor/CRO for start up and operation and maintenance of three MHI 501G Gas Turbines, MHI Steam Turbines and three Deltak HRSGs. As the B Shift Supervisor/CRO I am responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of the plant and directly supervise 2-14 O&M Techs on a 7 on 7 off rotating work schedule. I am also the safety committee chairman , in which I have implemented many safety procedures and developed plant wide safety awareness.
2002-2003 Southaven Power LLC. Cogentrix
Hired on as a Shift Supervisor and Control Room Operator for start up of a 810 MW Combined cycle merchant power plant consisting of three GE 7FA gas turbines and three GE A10 steam turbines with Alborg HRSGs and associated equipment.
2000-2002 Chugach Electric Association
As a Beluga Power Plant Operation and Maintenance Supervisor for the blue shift I supervised 15 full-time employees and up to 30 employees during major outages. The plant equipment under my supervision includes two ABB 11DN combine cycle units, one ABB steam turbine with two Babcock & Wilcox HRSGs, two GE Frame 5s and two GE frame 7Es, one complete shop facility with the abilities to complete major overhauls on all units. The plant is 40 air miles from Anchorage. We worked 7 days on &7 days off, 12 hour shifts. We lived in a man camp facility while at the site .
1995-2000 Dynegy Power Corp.
Completed Plant start up at Rocky Road Power Facility, a simple cycle 250 MW Peaking Plant, as a Dynegy employee working as part of a support group out of the Michigan Power Plant. Duties performed were operations assistant start up coordinator, while conducting maintenance and operation support on equipment that was accepted as complete. The equipment consisted of two Westinghouse W501D5A combustion Turbines and one GE LM5000 Aerodirivitive combustion turbine, fueled solely on natural gas.
Dynegy Power Corp.(Destec)
Participated in a 123 MW combined cycle power plant start up as Ashift lead operator, operating one GE frame 7 EA gas turbine and one GE 45 MW steam turbine with GE MK 5 control system. The balance of plant consisted of a Deltak 1550 psi HRSG and two Nebraska 450 psi auxiliary boilers with the balance of plant control system consisting of Westinghouse WDPF . While in operations I was the operations assistant supervisor, the job consisted of planning and estimating for outages, daily routine, and plant safety program. As plant safety supervisor I initiated many safe operating procedures and safety check sheets. As of June 1997 I moved to the maintenance department as lead mechanic, performing all maintenance and preventive maintenance tasks.
1992-1995 Ogden Martin of Kent ( Covanta)
As an operations technician, I operated and performed maintenance on two Keeler Doer Oliver 850 psi garbage fired boilers, which supplied steam to one 24 MW Turbodyne steam turbine generator. The plant was controlled with a Moore control system and Woodward governor system for the turbine. Plant emission controls were of Flakt variety, consisting of a lime injection and baghouse configuration for SO2 control. All ash and fuel handling systems were operated and maintained by operations personnel.
1990-1992 Central Michigan University
As a journeyman boiler operator and shift lead operator, I operated and maintained one A type Nebraska 850 psi bio-mass boiler, burning wood chips as its sole fuel source with two Wickes gas/oil burning 400 psi boilers and associated auxiliary equipment. The plant used a wet bottom emissions control system mainly for opacity control. The Plant had a Hayward control system.
1981-1989 US Navy
June 1986 - December 1989 Attended and completed US Navy Instructor training course for Boiler Instructor. Was assigned to 1200 psi training facility Service School Command, Great Lakes Naval Training Station. Position duties included were instruction and operations in maintenance of 1200 psi plant consisting of two 1200 psi CE Walsend boilers and associated equipment.
June 1984 - June 1986 Stationed on the USS Wm. V. Pratt DDG-44 as a boiler technician second class. Performed forward fireroom assistant supervisor duties on two Babcock and Wilcox units and associated equipment.
December 1981- June 1984 While being stationed on the USS Bowen FF-1079 as a Boiler Technician Fireman operated and performed maintenance on two CE Walsend 1200 psi marine boilers and associated pumps, valves and systems.
Graduated, St. Johns High School, 1981
Graduated, US Navy Boiler Class A School, 1981
Graduated, US Navy Boiler Class C School, 1986
Graduated, US Navy Instructor Training Course, 1986

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