Project Engineer

Name : Pedro Valera
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Laguna Niguel,CA
Job Title Project Engineer
Relocation Preferences : CA, IL, TN
Objective : To continue pursuing career in project engineering and management.
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Mechanical Engineer with extensive experience in project, construction management and production supervision. Completed projects within budget and schedule. With experience in site safety management, quality, process improvement. Key strengths include problem resolution, scheduling, and training. Hands-on trouble shooter with experience with mechanical and electrical processing equipment. International business exposure (China).


ALCOA, Inc; Knoxville, Tennessee2007-2009
Manufacturer of aluminum fabricated aluminum products for all major industries

Project Engineer/Asst Chief Engineer Mills (Mechanical) -Alcoa China Expansion Project

Installed and commissioned a non reversing Cold Rolling Mill for Alcoa-Bohai Aluminum Industries (China)

Oversaw all activities related to the installation and commissioning of the New Cold Mill are performed or executed in accordance with the set plans, standards, safety, schedule, priorities and quality

Ensured all scheduled activities are executed safely and timely by directing on a day to day basis, all project interface groups, US and Chinese, engineers, contractors and vendors..

To minimize delays, resolved swiftly design, construction, and installation issues by conferring with the chief designers, (China) design institute, vendors, process owners, site engineers.

Reduce project costs by utilizing local (China) vendors instead of US and European based vendors.

Assessed equipment performance and make recommendations for improvement

NIKKO MATERIALS PHILLIPPINES, INC, Laguna, Philippines2003-2006
A Japanese company engaged in the manufacture of electro-deposited copper foil for the electronics industry.

Shift Duty Officer ( SDO ) / Shift Manager
Ensure continuity of all plant production and support areas; including power plant, waste and water treatment facilities, security.

Oversaw all activities related to efficient and effective production of Copper Foil too ensure all activities / works are performed in accordance with the set plans, schedule, priorities and all products produced are all in accordance with the required customer specifications.

Resolve process deviations, abnormalities in production flow and provide action based on the Out of Control Plan (OCAP).

Resolve problems relating to production schedule(s); materials delivery, quality, and production equipment by conferring with the designated officers / engineers

Act as Safety Officer during the off shift hours to ensure employee's health and safety in the event of cyanide leaks, fire, etc.
SONIC STEEL INDUSTRIES, INC; Cavite, Philippines 2002-2003
The largest galvanizing company in the Philippines; producing Zinc coated and Aluminum-Zinc coated steel sheets.

CGL Line 1 Engineering and Maintenance Officer
Ensure the new galvanizing line (CGL1) is in good condition to produce high quality galvanized steel at the required volume.

Recommends and implement improvement / upgrades to the new galvanizing line to make it more safe, increase productivity, quality.
Set-up and organized a new maintenance group for the new line.
Trained maintenance personnel and staff. Identified the needs of each member and recommend and develop a training program to augment his skills.
Created and environment of continuous improvement through regular meetings, process training, and coaching sessions with maintenance and production staff.

Reynolds Philippine Corporation ; Cavite, Philippines1988-2002

Manufacturer of quality aluminum products for food, pharmaceutical, beverage and construction industries

Plant Shift Manager (1997-2002)
Directed plant operations during the off shift hours to ensure continuity of operations in all production and support areas.

Managed production and maintenance schedules to ensure harmony and continuity of operations during the off shift hours.

Managed and direct plant support services during the off shift hours.

Resolved swiftly any production and maintenance issues during the off shift hours to minimize delays and losses

Project Engineer / Mechanical Staff Engineer( 1990-1997)
Plans and implements engineering projects according to safety standards, schedule and budget. Project and construction management.

Installed and commissioned 50 Tons Oil Fired Aluminum Ingot Pusher Type Preheating Furnace to increase plant capacity

Upgraded the existing Cold Rolling Mill with the installation of Automatic Gauge and Shape Control System to increase capacity and quality

Installed and commissioned a Vacuum Distillation Unit to recycle used (dirty) rolling oil.

Upgraded and revamped aluminum processing equipment like Furnaces, Rolling Mills, Tension Levelers to improve productivity, safety, and quality

Installed and commissioned the Paintline (Chemical) Wastewater Treatment Facility.

Trained operators and maintenance personnel on the operations and maintenance on newly installed and upgraded equipment.

Assessed (post project) equipment performance and make necessary improvements.

Cadet Engineer/Management Trainee (1988-1990)

Reporting to the Plant Manager and the Human Resources Department. Underwent training at Plant Operations and Support Groups.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines


TPM and ISO 9000 Auditing
Statistical Process Control
Process Reliability and Repeatability
Pneumatics and Hydraulics

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