As the Utilities Operations Engineer for the site, I manage all utilities, cooling towers, boilers/cogens, and OSBL equipment. I help operations troubleshoot issues, perform MOCs, support PHA/LOPAs, follow turnaround, and monitor the operation for our units. I represent operations for large capital projects as well as manage small operations/maintenance projects.
Your interests, hobbies (sport and otherwise!), special skills...
I enjoy travelling and exploring new places. I love being near water, so beaches/lakes are my favorite. My family/friends and I go on fishing trips every so often. At home, I like to spend time with friends, workout (weights/plyo/yoga), watch movies, and read.
What are you most looking forward to about the Namibia trip?
I am looking forward to learning more about myself through this pursuit, to push myself past my limits and comfort zones. Working with the team to succeed together will be very rewarding. Also, I’m excited to see the beauty of Africa (especially the stars).
What are you most apprehensive about?
I have never done anything like this in my life. March 2017 was my first 5k. I’m both apprehensive and excited to do a challenge that is unlike anything I’ve ever done in my life. I hope to be able to train effectively and keep up with the other athletes.
What do you hope to achieve from the challenge?
I hope to achieve a better state of mental and physical conditioning. Basically, achieve a better wellbeing. It will be amazing to be able to work side by side with a phenomenal team and to go above and beyond where I thought possible. I hope to make lifelong friends and colleagues throughout this challenge.
Anything else you'd like to share?
This will be my first time to see Africa, so this trip is the opportunity of a life time. Thank you Ineos!