BS, Mechanical Engineering @
University of Wyoming
Seasoned Maintenance and Reliability Professional with 20+ years of practical experience in all roles and all processes within an asset management organization. Excellent teacher, mentor, problem solver and team builder that has repeatedly developed organizations and individuals for success. Proven ability in both managing and consulting for mining, processing, chemical, transit and other asset intensive industries. Certified
Seasoned Maintenance and Reliability Professional with 20+ years of practical experience in all roles and all processes within an asset management organization. Excellent teacher, mentor, problem solver and team builder that has repeatedly developed organizations and individuals for success. Proven ability in both managing and consulting for mining, processing, chemical, transit and other asset intensive industries. Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional (CMRP).
Specialties: Solid background in asset management, reliability and life cycle modeling. Skilled in developing and implementing standardized processes with extensive background in mapping current and to-be business practices with the ability to implement the re-designed to-be state. Experience in managing represented and non-represented workforces. Expertise in CMMS configuration/re-engineering to align systems with maintenance procedure and policy. Strong change management skills.
Maintenance Area Manager - Continuous Improvement Lead / Maintenance and Reliability @ Mitigating business risk through improved asset management. Designed an end-to-end process to manage rotables for mission critical production equipment and developed methods to determine rotable status and inventory levels to better understand the risk and implement mitigation strategies.
Managing assets and generating value in the soda ash business for the world's largest producer of natural soda ash.
Responsible for safe, cost effective and reliable target deliverables from the dredging/crystal recovery process, the caustic process, the utility/power plant, and the capital crew. Manage Shared Services for surface operations including the Auto Shop, Machine/Fab Shop, AC Shop and Electronics Shop. Responsible for maintenance and reliability of our Distribution Operations which include automated bagging/palletizing and bulk rail shipping.
Mentoring future leaders in maintenance, reliability and labor relations. Serve as the company point person for outsourcing decisions with the bargaining unit (Union). From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Principal Advisor - Asset Management @ Advised domestic and international business units on global Rio Tinto asset management (AM) policies and practices. Trained practitioners. Facilitated training workshops/seminars. Provided Operational Readiness support for a green field underground Ni/Cu mine and concentrator including engineering review, commissioning of plant facilities and infrastructure. Implemented AM strategy for the mine water treatment plant reducing environmental risk to the business and ensuring statutory compliance. Screened and led hiring selection panel for maintenance leadership team; superintendent, senior planner and reliability engineer. Trained maintenance leadership team on Rio Tinto AM methodology. Led master data load effort into SAP Plant Maintenance for execution.
Organized the EPC document control metadata information on a $3B Rio Tinto Alcan hydro powered aluminum smelter modernization for use by an RCM contractor to develop maintenance tactics for mission critical assets. Structured and executed the selection of the RCM contractor to meet due diligence requirements for Rio Tinto Alcan and Canadian law. Managed RCM contractor effort to scope. From February 2011 to May 2013 (2 years 4 months) Maintenance Manager @ Contracted to introduce Asset Management, Reliability, Shutdown/Outage Management, Materials Management and Maintenance Best Practice in the chemical industry; specifically diatomaceous earth production at World Mineral's Lompoc, California site. From July 2010 to December 2010 (6 months) Global Maintenance Manager @ Define and document best practice in maintenance to leverage the scope and scale of global operations. Identify and transfer best practices to operations in the USA, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, Peru and Ghana. Developed documented standards to standardize practices around the globe.
Train regional personnel on risk assessment techniques to contribute to the enablement of Newmont's Safety Journey.
Team Lead to develop and implement a global standard for end-to-end maintenance processes following a plan, do, check and act (PDCA) methodology. The methodology contained elements of budgeting, planning, execution, analysis and continuous improvement.
Selected team leader to evaluate suitability of an ERP/CMMS to enable globally designed PDCA maintenance processes. Based on a global team gap analysis, SAP was selected as the business system enabler. From November 2008 to July 2010 (1 year 9 months) Vice President of Operations @ Manage consultant teams during multi-discipline business system upgrades and implementations. Analyze current business practices and implement documented, improved business processes in the area of asset management for clients. Develop scope and plan documents for client business process improvement. Provide functional support to clients. From December 2001 to February 2008 (6 years 3 months) Maintenance Manager-Physical Asset Management @ Assigned to a team of the North American Business Units to develop the RTMine template for mining business systems with Argyle Diamonds in Perth, Australia. Developed the cost/benefit analysis and approval for expenditure for implementation of a business system upgrade to include a software upgrade to MIMS Ellipse 5.2. Introduced RCM concepts for maintenance tactic development. Evaluated performance of support personnel. Appointed to the Business Systems Task Force to prioritize the Information Systems backlog based on the needs of the operation and to produce a business process map used to specify an efficacious, integrated EAM business software system. From January 2000 to November 2001 (1 year 11 months) Maintenance Manager-Copperton Concentrator @ Responsible for the maintenance of a 150,000 ton per day milling/flotation facility and all support equipment. Administered maintenance budget in excess of $10M. Managed a team of 125 represented and salary personnel. Developed proactive maintenance practices. Incorporated bar code scanners to automate data acquisition and to improve accountability for inspections. Implemented laser alignment and a vibration analysis program. Expanded use of DCS information for monitoring and diagnosing equipment problems and to drive maintenance task scheduling.
• Chaired the Joint Apprenticeship Committee and developed the apprentice selection process under a new contractual agreement.
• Improved Lubrication routes on material handling equipment and pumps to increase reliability and uptime.
• Achieved 94.3% SAG mill availability in 1997, the best ever. From February 1997 to January 2000 (3 years) Maintenance Planner-Bingham Canyon Mine @ Planned and scheduled for the following shops: diesel/gas repair, weld, machine, locomotive, ore car fabrication/repair, and electrical repair. Promoted internally 2 levels to Superintendent. From May 1996 to February 1997 (10 months) Maintenance Superintendent-Wyoming Maintenance @ Administered the NDT and vibration analysis programs. Trained technicians and supervised crews. Bid, planned, estimated, designed, and managed maintenance and fabrication projects for internal and external customers in multiple regions within the U.S. From January 1995 to May 1996 (1 year 5 months) Maintenance Supervisor @ Developed the condition monitoring programs for the mines and quarries. Designed equipment modifications and projects for in-house and outside customers. From January 1993 to January 1995 (2 years 1 month) Maintenance Supervisor/Maintenance Engineer/Maintenance Planner @ Daily supervision of 15 - 20 maintenance technicians.
Planned routine and outage maintenance on overburden drills, draglines, shovels, and conveyor systems. Inspected equipment, estimated labor hours for repairs, set repair priorities, guidelines, processes and quality control requirements.
Administered NDT and vibration analysis programs, implemented NDT methods for maintenance inspections, analyzed grease consumption on overburden equipment per lube service contract. Audited contractor repairs to machine systems and designed equipment modifications From October 1988 to December 1992 (4 years 3 months)
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) @ University of Wyoming From 2013 to 2015 BS, Mechanical Engineering @ University of Wyoming From 1982 to 1986 Rock Springs High School From 1978 to 1980 John Reay is skilled in: SAP R/3, PI, Modular Mining, MineCare, DCS, LinkOne, CMMS, RCM Facilitation, Workshop Facilitation, RCM, Mining, Reliability Centered Maintenance, CMRP, SAP PM Module, Maintenance Strategy Development