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Resume – Mechanical Engineer

Home phone +40 344 106222, H/P +40 727 377185


7 Gen. Vasile Milea, Bl.3, Sc. B, Ap.15,

Ploiesti, Prahova, Code 100045, ROMANIA


NAME: Aurel Mares

BIRTH DATE: 07/03/1965


CIVIL STATUS: Married/two children




· Trainer course, Business Development Service, June 2008

· Hydrogen Technology course, July 2007

· Basic Project Management Course, July 2007

· SKF Condition Monitoring Course, level 2, June 2006

· Challenges and Opportunities in Turbomachinery Control of Series 3 Plus Control Systems Course, Compressor Control Corporation, May 2006

· Primavera Project Planner for the Enterprise 3.5 Course P102, P106, August 2003

· Hydrogen Sulphide/Breathing Apparatus (H2S/BA)/Permit to Work Training Course, 2002

· Vibration Technology Course, IRD Mechanalysis, 1995

· Balancing Machine Operator Course, IRD Mechanalysis, 1995

LAST JOB TITLE: Maintenance Plant Coordinator


Petroleum and Gas Institute of Ploiesti, Mechanical Faculty, 1992,


Computer abilities - Windows, MS Office, Primavera programme, etc.

Participation in and/or planning, management and execution of engineering studies. Providing advice across the broad spectrum of rotating equipment engineering expertise at various phases and asset life-cycle. Responsible for all day-to-day and turn around maintenance of refinery&petrochemical environment. Measuring, analysis and diagnosis vibration of the rotating equipment. Acquainted with repairing of different mechanical seals types and arrangements, alignments, replacing all type of bearings for rotating equipment. Repairing and erection of different equipment made of carbon, chrome-molly, low nickel and stainless steel. Provides and monitors work direction, supervises and trains other people who are assigned to work group by setting targets and providing regular and constructive feedback. Handles stress in himself and others.


From May 2006 up to present

PETROTEL-LUKOIL Ploiesti (Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Works)

Maintenance Plant Coordinator of Catalytic Processes Plant

· Performed refinery personnel job task analysis and implemented continuing training program that closed gaps in knowledge and skills.

· Managed the maintenance of all type of plan equipment.

· Developed improvement plan to increase efficiency and minimize the operating costs of reciprocating and centrifugal compressors.

· OJT engineers of DUNG QUAT REFINERY, Vietnam.

From 2006 – to May 2006

ENI OIL Company, LYBIAN Branch

Mechanical Unit Supervisor

Maintenance mechanical activities in GOSP (Gas Oil Separation Plant)

Position charges:

  • Implemented preventive and predictive maintenance for all type of rotating equipment.
  • Supervised work execution and job quality.
  • Worked with maintenance planning team to update the necessary spare parts of store room.
  • Supervised and trained of local technicians.
  • Reported to the Unit Superintendent about maintenance performance of each type of mechanical equipment.

From 2004 to 2006

PETROTEL-LUKOIL Ploiesti (Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Works)

Mechanical Deputy Coordinator of Catalytic Processes Plant

This position reports to the Production Manager and is responsible to manage all maintenance activities of units like Platforming and CCR, Naphta Hydrotreater, Gas Fractioning, Atmospheric Crude and Vacuum Distillation, Kero-Gas Hydrotreater, Light Naphta Isomeration, Hydrogen factory for rotating and static equipment, pipe systems.

  • Planned a detailed schedule of rotating equipment maintenance, according maintenance program, workload, manpower availability, company procedures.
  • Provided technical input in determining priority of equipment repairs, led repairing and erection works and periodical overhauling activities.
  • Maintained and promoted high standards of work targeted to achieving safe, optimal process performance.
  • Evaluated personnel performance through formal and informal assessments to identify strenghths and weaknesses; recommends corrective action as appropriate ensuring that the activities are carried out to the safety procedures.

From 2003 to 2004

PETROTEL-LUKOIL Ploiesti (Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Works)

Mechanical deputy coordinator of PETROTEL-LUKOIL Ploiesti revamping

  • Coordinated all mechanical activities to revamp the plants to get product qualities in accordance with latest European Union standards.
  • Supervised erection, commissioning, start up activities for new unit like CCR, a new one Light Naphtha Isomerizarion and revamping activities for Platforming, Kero-Gas Hydrotreater, Naphtha Hydrotreater, Gas Fractioning, Atmospheric Crude and Vacuum Distillation.
  • Coordinated Planning and Monitoring Department for revamping using Primavera Project Planner program.

From 2002 to 2003: Snamprogetti SpA, Italy LNG Treatment Plant NGL4, Qatar

Rotating Equipment Commissioning Supervisor

· Supervised all the pre-commissioning and commissioning activities for rotating equipment like centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, gas turbines, centrifugal pumps, turbo-expanders, fans and auxiliary equipment systems manufactured by Nuovo Pignone, Mitsubishi, Siemens-Demag, GEC-Alstom, Mafi Trench, Sundyne, Flow serve, Gardner Denver.

· Operated and monitored the run-in and equipment start up using vibration tests and manufacturer's UCP systems.

From 1999 to 2002: PETROTEL-LUKOIL Romania, Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Complex

Catalytic Processes Plant, Head of Mechanical Department.

  • Supervised all mechanical activities for Fluid Catalytic cracking plants, Fixed-Bed Platforming, Gasoline and Naphtha Hydrotreater, Gas Fractioning, Atmospheric Crude and Vacuum Distillation, Light Naphtha Isomeration.
  • Supervised maintenance for rotating equipment (pumps, compressors, steam turbines), static equipment and high pressure/temperature pipelines.
  • Provided technical input for the determination of equipment repair priorities, modifications, erection and periodical overhauling activities.
  • Supervised the revamp and start up the liquid vacuum systems from Atmospheric Crude and Vacuum Distillation Unit.
  • Coordinated and provided technical and general engineering assistance and preventive maintenance program for all mechanical equipment.
  • Implemented of job training of new hires.

From 1998 to 1999: PETROTEL-LUKOIL Romania, Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Complex

Utility Area, Head of Mechanical Department

  • Managed all maintenance activities for dynamic (horizontal and vertical pumps, compressors, diesel engines) and static equipment, main water recycle, high-pressure steam and gas pipe lines, cooling towers etc.
  • Supervised the operation of water supply i.e. water recycling and distribution, water-cooling units, underground water extraction and fire fighting pump stations.
  • Led the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment.
  • Implemented and supervised the predictive maintenance program for main feed vertical pumps.

From 1997 to 1998: KUWAITIAN OIL COMPANY Senior Mechanical Supervisor

  • Coordinated and led supervise the preventive and predictive overhauling and maintenance activities for static and rotating equipment (pumps, compressors, gas turbines, pipe systems, vessels etc.) for gas and oil gathering plant.

From 1996 to 1997: PETROTEL-LUKOIL Romania, Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Complex

Control Department, Head of Rotating Equipment Inspection compartment

  • Monitored the operation of dynamic equipment using vibration tests (Brull&Kjaer 2515 vibrations instrument and IRD Mechanalysis equipment 890 Data Collector, model 7090 PMP software and Amethyst program version 2.20) in accordance ISO 2372.
  • Elaborated predictive maintenance program regarding frequency of fault occurrence and equipment reliability after start-up. Duties included the theoretical training and on the job training of the subordinated and new employees for the execution of the assigned tasks.
  • Supervised the application of repair technology and equipment handover before start-up.
  • Provided support for improvement of rotating equipment and system repair, elaborated reports for maintenance programs, recommending necessary corrective actions.

From 1995 to 1996: PETROTEL-LUKOIL Romania, Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Complex

Control Department, Head of Piping Inspection compartment

  • Coordinated safety functioning of process pipes according with technical and departmental codes and norms.
  • Managed the inspection program for operating pipes systems, supervising the repair activities and putting into operation after handover in accordance with technical codes.
  • Coordinated and organizing training programs for the subordinated personnel, new employees and students.
  • Elaborated statistical data analysis for any delays and their causes.

From 1993 to 1995: PETROTEL-LUKOIL Romania, Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Complex

Control Department, Maintenance Inspector

  • Inspected and coordinated the repair works.
  • Performed quality control for dynamic equipment and supervising the function mode with predictive maintenance program.

From 1988 to 1993: PETROTEL-LUKOIL Romania, Oil Refinery & Petrochemical Complex

Maintenance technician

  • Repaired various mechanical subsystems of railroad Diesel engines as Sulzer, MB 820 Bb, Alco, etc.

From 1981-1988:National Rail grid, Buzau Branch

Maintenance technician

  • Repaired mechanical parts of Diesel engines as Sulzer, MB 820 Bb, Alco, etc.


Mechanical engineer with relevant qualifications in refinery and petrochemical equipment, built more 26 years of outstanding experience with solid accomplishments in gas and crude refining operations and maintenance of static and rotating equipment: Braun-Lube, KSB, Broom-Wade, Caterpillar 3408, MB 820Bb, Worthington, Stork, Guinard, Sundyne, Pacific, Bryan Donkin, Pignone, Nuovo Pignone, Mitsubishi, Demag, Alstom, Mafi Trench, Sundyne, Flow serve, Gardner Denver Alco, Hayward Tyler, Hitachi Pignone, coolers, strippers, heat exchangers, high pressure separators, reactors.


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