Résumé for: Ronald M. O'Connor
O'Connor Technical Systems - New Orleans, Louisiana -1984 to Present
Owner & Consultant - Focused on helping clients study, analyze and define opportunities before investing in design and development. Created many cost saving tools including medical devices, machines for decorating Mardi Gras cups and precision cutting machines used at factories in the U.S. and abroad. Pioneered the use of an intranet for project documentation (1994).
Long term relationship with Laitram, Inc. and
machine design and development (1986 - 1997). Provided consulting to
Manufacturing Extension Partnership of Louisiana (a program sponsored
by the National Institute of Standards and Technology) for product
development projects (1998-2000). Awarded eight patents.
Laitram Machinery -
Harahan, Louisiana - 2004 to 2008
Senior Engineer - Leader for
shrimp peeling equipment team. Developed new rubber compounds that
improved yield and reduced susceptibility to low temperature processing
in cold climates. Created improved methods to measure peeler efficiency
and took pioneering hi-speed video to study automated shrimp peeling in
detail. Analyzed processing internationally -- including visits to
Greenland, Canada, and Vietnam. Assisted other teams with cooking and
W. H. Linder & Associates
- Metairie, Louisiana
- 2002 & 2003 (contract worker)
Subsea Engineer for Shell
E&P SSPS Project
- Provided multi-disciplinary expertise to design or specifiy
components for Shell's SubSea Pumping System (SSPS) - an ultra-deep
water, dual-gradient drilling project. Items included: subsea valves
actuators, Suction Tank including pumps and motors, Pump
piping, Cuttings Sample System, and Cuttings Eductor
Pump/Hydraulic Power Unit.
Petrotech - Belle Chasse,
Louisiana - 1980 to 1983
Project Engineer - Had complete
responsibility for projects including consulting, design, field service
and writing users manuals. Produced more than 150 control panels for
projects as diverse as oil & gas platform safety systems to
electronic process controls for the space shuttle external tank coating
Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical
- Chalmette, Louisiana - 1977 to 1980
Plant Engineer - Used a wide range of skills to solve problems and improve operations. Selected to work with senior Special Projects Engineer to implement unique and challenging projects. Designed, completed and trained operators for a new gas compressor station in record time and averted an emergency situation.
Capitol Projects Engineer - Main
assignment was a new boiler to provide steam to the power plant by
recovering heat from a calcining operation. Performed heat and material
balances to establish design criteria, prepared estimates and
investment proposals, directed consultants and evaluated bids.
Prepared bids and did applications engineering.
Computer - Extensive
experience in applying computers to analyzing problems and designing
solutions. Acquainted with program design techniques and coding.
Competent in all major software applications including database,
spreadsheet, project management, CAD/CAM, graphics and web design with
HTML. Experienced in PLC programming and computer control of machines.
208 Jules Avenue -- Jefferson, Louisiana 70121 -- (504) 835-0517
e-mail: Ron@octs.com -- homepage: www.octs.com