Rodriguez - Power Plant Manager - Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic

Luis Rodriguez

Santo Domingo Province, Dominican Republic


Power Plant Manager


I have been involved in the Power business during the last 32 years. My last position was Plant Manager at Operadora San Felipe LP, Dominican Republic. It is a combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 180 MWs net. My contribution to the plant was to reengineer the maintenance department, in order to increase its performance and destroy barriers between mechanical and electrical employees; to create the materials committee in order to filter all the contractors proposals to improve the contractors selection; to encourage the teamwork philosophy in all the staff level; to encourage the supervisors to work within the approved annual budget; to improve the new employees selection and recruiting; to create the weekly staff meetings to improve the decision makers; to maintain the plant Operations and Maintenance parameters within the approved annual budget and management objectives; to introduce and implement the succession plans for all the staff; to improve the negotiation process with the different bids submitted by contractors; to increase the maintenance employees competences; to improve the training program for all the employees.

Work History

Plant Manager

Operadora San Felipe LP

From November 2008

Responsible to plan and maintain the plant parameters within the budgeted O&M plans.
Responsible for addressing the departments of Operations & Maintenance, EHS,
Materials, Human Resources, Plant Security, and Information Technology. OSFLP plant
has a GE Combustion Turbine frame 7EA with a capacity of 75 MWs gross and is operated with a
HRSG and a GE Steam Turbine in a combined cycle mode. The plant also has one Foster
Wheeler boiler of 650,000 pounds/hr which supplies supplementary high-pressure steam to the same Steam Turbine. OSF supplies approximately 32 percent of the demanded energy in the
north of DR. Plant Capacity is 185 MWs gross and is located at Puerto Plata, Dominican
Republic. I was in charge of 88 employees. Main office contact is 809-563-8182.

Operations Manager

Operadora San Felipe LP

December 2001 - October 2008

Responsible for managing the plant operations and fuels logistic, fuel inventories,
performance tests and reports; on line commercial issues with the system operator;
coordination for plant shutdowns and startup programs; management for the routine
equipment tests; operators training; equipment records; water treatment plant and lab.
I also supported the EHS department during approximately one year with the plant
manager while an EHS Coordinator was being hired. I was involved in the yearly plant
Insurance Inspections and audits. I was in charge of 23 employees, including 4 Shift
Supervisors, 16 Operators, 1 Lab technician, 1 Operations Manager Assistant, and 1
Housekeeper. A Daily and Monthly plant performance and production reports were

issued in order to monitor the Combustion Turbine, Boiler, Combined Cycle, and total
plant performance. Plant Telephone: (809) 970-7780

Plant Manager

Rolls-Royce power plant

Responsible for managing the plant operations and maintenance, including the fuels
logistic and purchases; machines parts and spares; parts inventories; plant performance
tests and plant production reports. I was involved in the plant Insurance Inspections and the customer commercial meetings and discussions. I also was involved in looking for
new investment opportunities for Rolls-Royce at DR. This plant is based in two Allen
motors rated at 3.5 MWs each one and two Perkins auxiliary motors with 500 KWs each.
I was managing 11 employees, including one Maintenance Supervisor, one I/E
Supervisor, 8 operators and 1 housekeeper. The plant location is at Najayo, San
Cristobal, Dominican Republic, and provides the power to Cementos Colon plant.

Senior Engineer

Falconbridge Power Plant

Responsible for performance tests; projects to improve plant performance and technology; coordination between plant operations and maintenance sections;
coordination with Mitsubishi engineers for the plant major inspections; coordination with the CDE to supply energy to the national grid; updating of the operational procedures;
maintenance and operations training needs programs; water quality supervision;
shutdown and plant starts coordination. I was involved in the Insurance Inspections and the ISO-9000 and ISO-14000 certification processes, as the Risk Management System. I
also was part of the team to commission all of the acceptance tests for a DCS to the plant. A BMS was also included for the boilers. This plant has a total capacity of 198
MWs, based in 3 units of 66 Mw each one, manufactured by Mitsubishi. The units
consist in 3 Mitsubishi Boilers type VU-60 that supplies high pressure steam to three
Mitsubishi Steam Turbines with 16 stages. The plant has a regenerative cycle. I was
managing 80 employees. The plant provided the power to the mine that included a
Process Plant. Plant Telephone (809) 682-6041

Cost Management Senior Engineer

Falconbridge Dominicana

Responsible for controlling programs to reduce the operation costs in all of the company
departments. Falconbridge Dominicana belongs to Xstrata Nickel and has a Power
Plant, Mine Department, Machine Shop Department, Heavy Maintenance Department,
Motor Pool, Finance Department, Safety and health Department, Topping Unit
Department, Buildings and Yards Department. Responsible also for creating programs to encourage the employees to reduce costs and for creating programs of employees
recognitions due to well done and extraordinary jobs. Falconbridge has 1500 employees
approximately. Company Telephone 682-6041


Power Plant Operations Senior Engineer


The same responsibilities included in 2.4, with the exception of Maintenance Department,
Insurance Inspections and audits process certification, and major inspections

Plant Engineer

Falconbridge Dom

Responsible for plant results, operations shifts supervision, operators training, operations
procedures, permissions to work procedures, etc. The first 3 years were spent on my
training period to be familiar with the plant operations and maintenance.

Qualifications & Certifications

Master in Business Administration

INTEC University

Electrical & Mechanical Engineer

UASD University

Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo

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