Maintenance Manager, Electrical and Instrumentation Red Seal trades.

Merritt BC

2717 Grandview Heights Rd

Merritt BC, V1K 1R1

(778) 869 1880

Erin O’Brien


Person Message
I am a Maintenance Manager with dual trade Industrial Electrician and Instrumentation Technician Red Seals. I have extensive experience both as a tradesperson and as a leader in Heavy Industry construction, commissioning, maintenance and fault finding. I understand the importance to a business of quality work, hitting performance goals and maintaining steady operation while maintaining budget.


I adapt to new environments well and I enjoy a challenge, thriving when given a goal to aim for and deadlines to meet.  In all my work, I aim to keep quality as top priority as well as ensuring that myself and the people working for me are doing so in a safe yet timely manner.

Work Experience
Veolia, Merritt Green Energy — Maintenance Manager
January 2020 – PRESENT

●       Daily supervision of workers to address Breakdowns and Planned work.

●       Setting budgets, Purchasing of materials, major contract negotiation and  vendor management.

●       Ensuring all regulated equipment is serviced and maintained to meet applicable requirements and permits.

●       Scoping, Planning and executing major shutdowns.  Coordinating contractors and work scopes to bring shutdowns in on time and budget.

Veolia, Merritt Green Energy — Electrical Instrumentation and Control lead.
June 2018 – January 2020

●       Create and implement PMs for all Electrical and Instrumentation equipment on site. .

●       Attend all breakdowns of plant equipment to ensure a quick return to service.

●       Undertake additional training in Ovation to better operate the plant DCS system.

●       Train and mentor new tradesmen and Operators.

Downer, APLNG Project —  Electrical Instrumentation and Control Commissioning Technician
May 2017 – September 2017

●       Commissioning and upgrading of the PAGA system.

●       Installation of new electrical support system and cabling.

●       Rebuilding of the existing PAGA cabinets to allow expansion of the system.

●       Final testing, QAQC and handover to the owner.




Bechtel, APLNG Project — Instrumentation Commissioning Leading Hand.
June 2015 – December 2016

●       Scope work details for the systems within the LNG plant.

●       Manage daily task allocation for the Instrumentation commissioning work crew.

●       Use BCS Tools and InfoWorks to provide relevant technical information to the workgroup.

●       Lead the commissioning and Start-up of the GE Compressor system.

●       Lead the commissioning and Start-up of the Fire and Gas protection system.

●       Lead the commissioning and Start-up of the HP fuel gas system.

●       Liaise with Owner representatives and vendors to insure a timely hand over of systems and all relevant information.

●       Plan the installation of new instruments and the moving of existing instruments to meet plant requirements, including the organizing of contract labor, ordering equipment and managing the hiring or gear.

●       Write and Apply for permits, including applicable isolation requirements,  to insure open work fronts for all work groups.

●       Review all paperwork submitted by tradesmen to insure all done to site testing procedures.

●       Loop check and functio che of various instruments.

●       Hazardous are inspection of Instruments.

●       PLC program testing and re-writing as necessary.

QAL — Electrical and Instrumentation Technician
October 2012 -June 2015

●       Maintain HV Equipment

●       Attend to emergency breakdown of Electrical and Instrumentation equipment across the whole site.

●       Train and supervise new tradesmen and Apprentices.

●       LV and HV switching and isolation.

●       Fault find and repair issues relating to the Bailey network.

●       Fault find LV and HV motors, both with and without VFD’s.

●       Maintain and fault find lighting circuits.

●       Rod out online tapping points for high pressure vessels.

●       Book hrs on SAP and enter maintenance history. Raise notifications.

●       Fault find, calibrate and replace valves, actuators and positions.

●       Reference and Calibrate Density meters.  Also replace the op-amp and control boards.

●       Worked on and received training on the HIMA system.

●       Program PLC units.

●       Prioritize jobs and provide work scopes including ordering parts for work groups.

●       Check and replace RTD and thermocouple temperature probes and transmitters.

●       Install and maintain Ultrasonic level detectors.

●       Calibrate and Replace Conductivity probes and control units.





QAL — Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice
January 2010 – October 2012

Broadspectrum — Electrical and Instrumentation Apprentice
November 2006 – January 2010

Business stopped operation due to GFC, all apprentices and tradesmen laid off


Central Queensland Institute of Tafe
January 2007 – September 2012

●       Certificate III in Instrumentation and Control

●       Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician

Qualifications and Certifications
●       Interprovincial Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic (Red Seal)

●       Interprovincial Industrial Electrician (Red Seal)

●        Ovation training OV100, OV200 & OV300

●       Drivers Licence Class 5 & 6

●       Occupational FIrst Aid Level 2 09.27.2022

●       Fall Protection 02.03.2024

●       CSA Z462 Arc Flash and Shock 02.19.2024

●       CSTS-09


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(416) 970 2520

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