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Basco - Plant Operator - Ashburn, VA, USA

Manuel Basco

Ashburn, VA, USA


Plant Operator


Very familiar w/ the operation and maintenance of power plant and the utilities equipment such as High and Low pressure boiler,steam turbine and diesel engine generator,chloronation plant and all types of water treatment.

Work History

CODcr & CODmn

Weekly analysis of chlorine content and NaOCL, chemical oxygen demand (CODcr & CODmn) for discharge water.
14. Calculation and recording of all water supply meters.
15. Maintenance and cleanliness of waste water treatment area.

Utilities Operator


From November 2011

LNG Project.Soyo, Angola

Duties and Resposibilities:
1. Ensure that the plant consistently produces an effluent and water of quality equal or better than it is designed to produce.
2. Ensure that all parameters are closely monitored and maintained via SCADA controls.
3. Systematically record all process parameter including chemical consumption, prepare daily production and consumption report.
4. Carry out and arrange for all required laboratory analysis and test of the water and sewage passing through the plant to maintain proper efficiency in operation.
5. Maintain all equipment and structures of the plant in good order and condition.
6. Keep proper records of operation and maintenance jobs including spare parts cost and consumed man hours.
7. Ensure that all precautions necessary for the safety of personnel and property are observed.
8. Prepare daily production report and monthly chemical inventory.

Plant Operator


August 2009 - August 2011

Jubail Industrial City, Jubail, KSA

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Monitor and control through DCS/SCADA system the status of whole seawater cooling system acknowledging the faults, passing on information to the station operator for needful communication w/ industries and running the system in balanced state as per guidance and instruction from shift charge engineer
2. Report to the shift charge engineer and is situated in the control room.
3. Monitor alarms and events of dcs and scada system in control room and instruct operators at pump station , main electrical substation, gas turbine and chlorination plant to act accordingly.
4. Monitors the operation of Sea water cooling pump, drum screen, wash water pumps and bearing cooling pumps. Logs defect reports originating from maintenance departments.
5. Maintains log sheet and logbook in his shift
6. Print report from scada and dcs as required.
7. Ensure proper operation of the dcs/scada system and report to the shift charge engineer any abnormalities noted.
8. Receives call from maintenance/industries and feedback information to them as per instruction by shift charge engineer/operation manager.
9. Uses hotline connection to make contact w/ industries and safety security department in case of emergency.

Utilities Operator


November 2006 - July 2009

Jose Pangaiban, Camarines Norte, Philippines

Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Operates and control the plant utilities equipment such as steam boiler, waste water and water treatment, cooling towers, air compressor, online jockey fire pump and standby engine fire pump.
2. Report immediately to the supervisor the equipment operation abnormalities w/c may effect or interrupt continuous operation of utilities system.
3. Actively participates in the investigation relative to corrective and preventive maintenance.
4. Maintain good housekeeping and safety operating condition of the assign areas.
5. Maintain documentation by properly filling up to the log book and equipment monitoring record w/ pertinent information like pressure , temp, fuel, chemical, and water consumptions, steam/air production, ensure that the data reported are accurate.
6. Regularly attends, actively participates and contribute on area team meeting where continuous improvement on productivity and quality program implementation are discussed.
7. Continuous developed skills and competences by attending education and training program.

Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance

From May 2004

Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance
Pili, Camarines Sur, Philippines

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Report directly to chief maintenance.
2. Responsible in machine repair of trouble/real down and calibration of machine.
3. Incharge for repair and maintain machines, diagnose and repair electrical/mechanical and fix the facility structure.
4. Responsibilities also include reading blueprints and parts catalogs to help diagnose and fix problems with machinery; ordering machine parts, cleaning equipment and tools; completing routine checks on all equipment
5. Performed inspecting, installing and repairing electrical wiring, repairing lights and replacing cables.
6. Filing accurate maintenance logs and complying with all regulations are daily tasks.
7. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Engineering/Maintenance and Waste Water Staff


July 2000 - February 2003

Gateway Business Park
Gen. Trias, Cavite, Philippines

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Report directly to engineering and maintenance leader.
2. Incharge in monitoring and checking all machines in production & facilities.
3. Responsible in machine maintenance, repairs in case of trouble/breakdown and calibration of machine.
4. Perform other duties as may assigned by engineering and maintenance leader.
5. Daily switching on of clean flow and water treatment system.
6. Daily cleaning of PH and ORP electrodes.
7. Monthly calibration of PH and ORP electrodes.
8. Scheduled analysis of basement tank solution using CN distillation /ponal kit/ atomic absorption / UV spectrophometer/ and Cr 6+ponal kit.
9. Daily updating of discharge water analysis data sheet for submission for factory manager.
10. Recording of solution analysis result in waste water notebook and in their respective check sheets.
11. Preparation of reagent for waste water analysis.

Turbine and Control Room Operator


October 1997 - May 2000

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responsable to maintain the normal operation the combined sea water conversion and power plant operation.
2. Proper coordination with co-operator, for in the coming unit should be balance to the unit already online during synchronization.
3. Also a proper coordination to the following operators in every section such as Boiler operator, Diesel generator, Desalination and R.O. operator and Water plant operator to maintain the teamwork in the plant.
4. Hourly record of T/G electrical load, plant auxiliaries gauge reading, boiler load and monitor all units on operation.
5. Check and analyze data gathered and reports any abnormalities observed.
6. Monitor and record D/G online electrical load and other reading on the remote control panel.
7. Always coordinate to the D/G operator in bringing unit online or offline together if there is abnormally observed.
8. In the vent of distribution load tripping at any cause, coordinate to H.V. electrician thru the radio communication for bringing the back the load.
9. Make a turn-over reports and record plant status at the end of every shift as the reference of the incoming shift personnel.

Boiler Operator


December 1996 - September 1997

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Responsible for the operation of High and Low pressure boiler.
2. Observes pressure, temperature, and draft meters on panel to verify specified operation of automatic combustion control systems.
3. Operates automatically fired boilers to generate steam that supplies heat or power for buildings or industrial processes.
4. Turns valves and adjusts controls to set specified fuel feed, draft openings, water level, and steam pressure of boiler.
5. Observes boiler and auxiliary units to detect malfunctions and makes repairs, such as changing burners and tightening pipes and fittings.
6. May test and treat boiler feed water, using specified chemicals.
7. May maintain log of meter and gauge readings and record data, such as water test results and quantity of fuel consumed.
8. Check fuel supply regularly and clean fuel filters on a regular basis. Observe good house keeping.
9. Do proper procedure in doing soot blowing and burner gun changing.

Utilities Operator


April 1995 - December 1996

Muntinlupa, City, Philippines

Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain proper and continuous operation of the following:
1. High and low pressure boilers, Turbine generator, Sewage and Water treatment plant, Drinking water chlorinator, Cooling tower, compressors, Booster/deep well pump.
2. Fire hydrant system (rabbit operated pump)
3. Maintain required condition, record every hour all data required in boiler log-sheet such as steam pressure, oil pressure, and temperature etc.
4. Conduct blow down of boilers periodically regenerates water softener, conduct conductivity test and maintain continuous soft water supply
5. Mixed chemical to be supplied to feed water tank and add salt to brine tank to maintain required Baume degree for the next regeneration of water softer. Charging of additives to fuel storage tank 1.6LT/10000 BFC delivery and to BFO day tank, 1.6 LT/Shift to HP Bo. Only
6. Perform routine check-up of boiler firing water level condition and abnormal condition coordinate this matter to maintenance section for appropriate action.
7. Handles less complicated emergencies encountered and do remedial actions to prevent water and steam shortage
8. Check newly delivered bunker fuel and diesoline oil and takes periodical inventory of the same.

Qualifications & Certifications


Mariners Polytechnic College Foundation

Jose Panganiban National High School

Parang Elementary School

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