David Everett Miller
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Location: Corpus Christi, TX, USA
School: Colorado State University
Field of study: Chemical Engineering

David Everett Miller

SUMMARY
During my chemical engineering career, I have gained proficiency in process safety management, overpressure protection, and process design. I continuously learn and leverage my capabilities to accomplish goals and tasks with appropriate rigor and due diligence while fostering relationships based on cycles of mutual benefit.

EXPERIENCE
2017- 2021
Flint Hills Resources Inc., Corpus Christi, TX
Senior Process Engineer
Duties:
Managed Emergency Relief System (ERS) to ensure it is properly designed, installed, and operated.
Approving manager for all ERS Safety Design Reviews (SDRs), and Management of Changes (MOCs).
Provided technical advice on business unit outage and flare header interactions.
Performed assessments according to company risk profile using Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) related to identified ERS concerns.
Provided ERS technical support on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations.
Achievements: Identified gaps in documented ERS design and Implemented sustainable workflow management system to address. Learned the importance of recognizing cross engineering discipline culture when remediating identified concerns and proposed multiple options in approach to achieve success.

2014 - 2017
Flint Hills Resources Inc., Op Ex
Pressure Relief System Lead
Duties:
Addressed technical questions as Subject Matter Expert (SME) pertaining to ERS design.
Drove cross site consistency within the organization as part of Process Safety Management (PSM) Operations Excellence (Op EX) team.
Audited various site overpressure protection design documentation to ensure they met or exceeded company philosophy, industry best practice, and regulatory compliance.
Provided technical advice on business unit outage and flare header interactions.
Provided technical support on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations.
Achievements: Developed, owned, and implemented Engineering Practice Specifications (EP Spec) used companywide which follows best industry Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP). Owned and implemented the company minimum performance standard in ERS evaluations and documentation strategy. Established training in ERS studies and required documents strategy to produce high quality results in an efficient and effective manner.

2011 - 2014
Flint Hills Resources Inc., Pine Bend, MN
Pressure Safety Systems Manager
Duties:
Managed Emergency Relief System (ERS) to ensure it is designed, installed, and operated properly.
Approving manager for all ERS Safety Design Reviews (SDRs), and Management of Changes (MOCs).
Provided technical support on Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) investigations.
Achievements: Was stakeholder in developing and implementing Relief System Design Guidelines (RSDG) which provided company strategy and philosophy for adequate overpressure protection. Sought after, received approval, and applied industry leader best practice to analyze and document ERS design at site as the flagship approach for the company.











2008 - 2011
ConocoPhillips Inc., Borger, TX
Process Engineer
Duties:
Managed and increased facility awareness of the site pressure relief system to make well informed business decisions based on confident understanding of current status and capacity.
Provided work scope development and management for capital projects to close identified gaps.
Achievements: Developed relief system documentation philosophy for the site. Implemented approach and strategy to satisfy identified American Petroleum Institute (API) requirements at site level. Assisted in development of site relief system design workflow based on industry and company standards. Completed several projects to remediate identified concerns in site relief system design at the site.

2005 - 2007
Siemens, Inc., Berwanger, Houston, TX
Process Safety Consultant
Duties:
Worked with clients on analyzing ERS design to identify concerns, establish required documentation, and develop remediation.
Achievements: Completed several projects related to overpressure protection systems for the site. Identified deficiencies and assisted in generation of remediation proposals. Updated relief system design documentation based on changes (MOCs) within the processes and equipment at the site.

EDUCATION
2005
Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
BS, Chemical Engineering
1996 - 1999
Austin Community College, Austin, TX
Undergraduate Studies

U.S. ARMY
1990 - 1994
United States Army, Veteran, Corporal
Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
1993
Noncommissioned Officer, Ft. Polk, LA
Primary Leadership Development
1991 - 1992
U. S. Army Training Center, Ft. Jackson, SC
Certified Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic
AWARDS National Defense Service Medal (1991), Army Commendation Medal (1992), Good Conduct Medal (1993), Army Achievement Medal (1993)

TECHNICAL SKILLS
SuperChems (intermediate), ioXpress (advanced), Pressure Protection Manager (advanced), PHAmanager (novice), UltraPIPE (novice), Aspen Plus (novice) & Aspen HYSYS (novice), and FlareNet (novice).

ACTIVITIES
API Subcommittee on Pressure Relief Systems (SCPRS) Contributing Member 2008-2021
AICHE Member, 2004-2021
DIERS Member, 2011-2021
Engineering Student Technology Committee, 2003-2005

CERTIFICATES
IMACA certification, SuperChems certificate of completion, Aspen HYSYS certificate of completion.