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John Latimer

Mechanical Engineer

John Latimer is a mechanical engineer with over seven years of experience working for EPCM companies in the Alberta oil & gas and power generation industries.

experience

Mechanical Engineer, P.Eng  
AMEC, March 2009 to Present

Worked as a mechanical engineer on small and medium sized projects for various clients in the Alberta coal power generation industry. Scope of duties included: - Development of piping isometric drawings, arrangement drawings, and PIDs, - Development of technical studies and construction work packages for a variety of equipment and systems which included pumps, piping, control valves, pressure safety valves, heat exchangers, and pneumatic conveying systems, - Development of equipment datasheets, specifications, and test procedures, - Performing bid evaluations on new equipment such as pumps and valves, - Working as a plant engineer to troubleshoot equipment and piping issues, - Working as an outage engineer to plan and coordinate high energy piping outage inspections and repairs, - Sizing of pumps and pressure safety valves, - Performing hydraulic flow calculations, - Performing root cause failure analysis.

Mechanical Engineer, E.I.T.  
Equinox Engineering Ltd., August 2008 to March 2009

Worked on the Serrano Energy Blackrod SAGD Pilot Project and Arc Resources Ltd West Dawson Gas Plant Project. Scope of duties included: - Preparing engineering specifications, - Performing technical bid evaluations, - Working with the following equipment: aerial coolers, compressors, shell & tube heat exchangers, amine sweetening plants, and refrigeration plants.

Mechanical Engineer, E.I.T.  
WorleyParsons, September 2005 to August 2008

Worked on the CNRL Wolf Lake 4 SAGD Expansion Project. Scope of duties included: - Preparing engineering specifications and evaluating vendor proposals, - Reviewing vendor documentation, drawings, calculations, and QA/QC results, - Coordinating with contractors and inspectors to resolve fabrication or installation issues, - Working with the following equipment: heat exchangers (spiral, shell & tube), tanks. pressure vessels, water treatment equipment, and piping.

Junior Mechanical Engineer  
Newmont Mining Corporation, September 2002 to August 2003

Worked as an engineering ventilation technician at the Golden Giant mine. Scope of duties included: - Performing daily mine ventilation audits, - Troubleshooting mine ventilation issues.

education

Dalhousie University  
Bachelor's degree, Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 1999 to Jan, 2005


Certifications

  • Professional Engineer, P.Eng
    The Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (2005 to Present)