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RICKY SUTTON

125 DUNCAN DRIVE


PADUCAH KENTUCKY 42003
CELL: 270.210.1447
HOME: 270.534.4843
RICKSUTTON@VCI.NET

SUMMARY
• 35 years specializing in high voltage electrical maintenance, installation, testing and
QA/QC inspections verifying power distribution/generation equipment in fossil, gas and
oil Power Plants and Utilities up to 500 KV, as per technical engineering specs for
customer support.25 years coal fired power plants,supervisor.& start up.
• Field testing experience has included (but is not limited to) maintenance, testing and
QA/QC verifying inspections of the following equipment:
Circuit Breakers (vacuum/oil/gas/air) Transformers (dry/oil-filled)
Generators (diesel/gas/coal-fired) UPS (GE/Westinghouse/Allen Bradley)
Switchgear (Siemens/GE/Westinghouse) Batteries (low voltage)
Protective Relays (IQ 1000/GE/Westinghouse) AC/DC Motors & Controllers
• 20 years supervisory experience managing up to 40 Electricians and I&C Technicians
• 20 years involvement of the construction, commissioning, testing and inspection of
power distribution systems at seven chemical refineries and four oil refineries in Texas,
Kentucky, South Carolina and Louisiana
• 20 years experience programming/troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers
(PLCs)-Allen Bradley PLC5, Westinghouse and Andover Controls.
• Journeyman Electrician, certified High Voltage Splicing.
• Adept at acceptance testing – Doble, Hi-Potential, Power Factor, Cable, Ductor, CTMP,
Meggar and Transformer Ratio/Ratio, wind farms Transformer, substation switchgear.
• Strong knowledge and experience conducting Load Flow Studies, Load Surveys and
Infrared Thermographic Surveys.
• 22 years experience installing and commissioning electrical controls on GE and
Westinghouse gas/steam turbines.
• Computer literate: Microsoft Word Programs, Windows and the Internet.
• Stress resilient and capable of working under deadline pressures.
• U.S. passport.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
04/09 _ 06/09 BECHTEL CO.ABU DHABI GAS PLANT ELECTRICAL ENGINEER.
01/08 – 03/09
TASK FORCE INNOVATION, TFI, NATO/US, Kandahar Airbase, Afghanistan
Electrical engineer/Project manager, working for special forces
07/18 – 05/08 Contract
KUWAIT, ENGINEERING /QA/QC DUBAI.
Over 15 electricians. Was responsible for gas turbines, switchgear, hv cable, hi pot, testing
all transformer, mcc.
10/05/06/06 Contract
INTEGRATED TECHNICAL SOLUTIONS, INC.,
Electrical Engineer
Was responsible for switchgear, mcc, load test, commissioning, tranf, hi pot, start up testing,
installation of TI and Nbb.
04/05 – 07/05 Contract
ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUSTIRES, Clearwater, Florida,
Plant Manager
Moved plant to Texas. Over one engineer, 15 directly reporting.
04/04 – 04/05 Contract
SOUTHWEST ELECTRIC, USEC, PADUCAH, Kentucky
High voltage and lo voltage breaker engineer.
10 directly reporting.
11/03 – 04/04
COMPUTER SCIENCES RAYTHEON, Ascension Island, Power Plant, Windfarm
12/02 – 05/03 Contract
PO_WELL SWITCHGEAR, Texas
Field Service Engineer
Maintenance & installation of Vacuum circuit breakers 5-38kv, substations, dc-switchgear,
startup, bus duct repair, sf 6 switches, transformer repair, 5-38kv retrofill breakers bus,
power controls, and inspected for customer support. Four directly reporting.
01/02 – 05/02 Contract
BLACK & VEATCH, Eldorado, Arkansas
Member of a two-man Start-Up Team at a 500 Kv switchyard commissioning, testing and
performing loop checks on vacuum breakers (filling them with SF6), breaker timing,
calibrating transducers (4/20MA), setting up Kurtkey Lock-Outs and pole discrepancy
checks, as per technical design specs. Completed and submitted all Test Data Sheets and
applicable paperwork after QA/QC inspection and walkdown
03/00 – 12/00 Contract
KAMTECH, INC, Anderson, South Carolina
General Foreman
Electrical start-up working for GE on a combined-cycle gas turbine, associated Mark 4
computer, transformers, switchgear, lube oil systems, AC/DC motors, battery chargers,
inverters and QC inspection walkdowns for SANTEEECOOPER START UP. Conducted
HIPOT, Doble, Power Factor and CTMP tests on the power distribution systems. 20 elec.
Directly reporting to myself.
03/99 – 09/99
RITZ CARLTON HOTELS, St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Assistant Director, Engineering
Directly reporting to director. Managed 10 Multicraft Technicians; maintained and
performed corrective / preventive maintenance on HVAC systems. Lift Stations, a 345Kv
power plant and inspection of all associated power distribution / generation equipment.
06/87 – 02/99
EG&G, Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, Florida
Electrical Technician Supervisor
Maintained PLC-controlled chillers (2500 ton), boilers and air compressors at the Utility
Annex. Responsible for budget. Performed electrical preventive/corrective maintenance,
calibration, testing and QC inspection of six diesel generators (13 8Kv), Rosemont
SMARTS, Bailey Boiler controls. 21 electricians directly reporting to myself. Two electrical
engineers under my supervision.and all maintenance.
1986 – 1987
ORLANDO UTILITIES COMMISSION, MULTI-AMP, Orlando, Florida
Electronic Technician
1985 – 1986
DAVIS ELECTRIC, Orlando, Florida START UP
High Voltage Engineer
1985
YEARGAN CONSTRUCTION, Orlando, Florida
High Voltage Electrical Foreman
1983 – 1984
TRIAD ELECTRIC & CONTROLLERS, Baton Rouge, Souisiana
Electrical Foreman
1982 – 1983
PAYNE & KELLER CO, INC., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Maintenance Electrician
1978 – 1982
GENERAL TIRE COMPANY, Mayfield, Kentucky
Electrical Foreman
1974 – 1978
AIRCO ALLOYS STEEL MILL, Calvert City, Kentucky
Electrician

EDUCATION / TRAINING

1993 Air Conditioning / Refrigeration Course, York, Pennsylvania


1992 Allen Bradley PLC-5 Course, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
1991 Andover Controls Course, Kennedy Space Center, Florida
1986 RAYCHEM Certified-High Voltage & Splicer, AUTH, LOTO
1976 JOURNEYMAN WIREMAN CERTIFICATE I.B.E.W
1969 3 years electrical trade school, Tilghman High School, Paducah, Kentucky
REFERENCES

BLACKIE CAMBLE-# 405-694-1894


WADE BLACK-# 321-453-3306
MIKE HOLOMAN-# 386-295-3177