Erik Brummerstedt • (740) 418-4357


Widespread experience and dedication in asset maintenance, reliability, and operation. Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage risks and operate efficiently and effectively in fast-paced, challenging environments. Effective and articulate written and verbal communicator with the capacity to listen effectively, resolve conflict, collaborate, and build productive relationships with team members, customers, and supervisors.


Core Competencies

• Root Cause Analysis

• Reliability Centered Maintenance

• Team Facilitator

• Problem Solving

• Condition Based Maintenance

• Skilled Communicator

• Change Management

• Maintenance Task Assessment

• Training/Development

• Process Improvements

• Performance Analysis

• Organizational Awareness

• Sound Judgment

• Reliability Testing

• Adaptability/Flexibility

Technical Skills

  • ReliaSoft Weibull++ • ReliaSoft BlockSim • Maximo • SAP • Wonderware Active Factory • MS Access • MS Excel
  • Thermography • Airborne/Structure-borne Ultrasound • Magnetic Particle • Dye Penetrant • Oil Analysis
  • FMEA Facilitator • RCM II Facilitator • Apollo Method Reality Charting • FRACAS • Fault Tree


Professional Experience

Test and Qualification Engineer



9/2012 - 12/2015


Schlumberger LTD, Rosharon TX


  • Developed the overall testing and qualification strategy and plans for multiple new products
  • Managed change point analysis documentation and retesting for legacy products
  • Assembled products for testing and disassembled for failure investigation
  • Assessed test procedures for Hazard Analysis and Risk Control
  • Ensured peers adhered to corporate testing standards, procedures, and safety requirements
  • Product Group Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) facilitator, organized workshops for four select product lines resulting in dramatic reduction in maintenance costs while increasing asset availability for field operations.
  • Trained all Product Group engineers in the principles of RCM
  • Root Cause Analysis expert, developed and presented project de-risking strategies to teams and upper management.
  • Lean Six Sigma Team member to improve test scheduling processes and non-product related test failures.
  • Loss Prevention team member and coached injury prevention techniques (ergonomics)


Reliability Engineer

4/2006 - 7/2012


General Mills, Wellston OH


  • Closely integrated with daily operational needs of the food plant.
  • Developed engineering solutions and procedures to resolve equipment breakdowns as a result of water infiltration, corrosion, overload, fatigue, and contaminants.
  • Tracked Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to identify process slowdowns and bottlenecks and provide relevant solutions for operations and maintenance. Tracked minor and major equipment stops during production.
  • Plant Continuous Improvement Specialized Maintenance (SM) Team Leader, SM Auditor and Trainer.
  • Breakdown Elimination Tool Owner, 5 Why's Tool Owner, facilitated Root Cause Analysis sessions for both operations and maintenance groups
  • Coordinated a structural redesign, installation, and alignment of frames costing $100K each.
  • Managed two $500K freezer belt replacement projects

Maintenance Team Leader

General Mills, Wellston OH                                                                                                     4/2005 - 4/2006

  • Vibration Monitoring and Lubrication program manager
  • Improved assembly procedures reducing pump seal failures by 800% directly impacting food safety
  • Predicted bagger jaw failures using knife replacement frequency data thus improving maintenance planning and reducing spares requirements.


Naval Officer, Submarines

11/1999 - 11/2004


USS Hartford SSN-768, Groton CT


  • Mechanical Division Supervisor of nuclear and steam power generation systems
  • Supervised daily operations of the submarine and nuclear power plant. Directly responsible to the Commanding Officer and Ship’s Engineer.
  • Coordinated in-port overhauls between the ship’s departments and with shipyard workers. Resolved unanticipated conflicts.
  • Trained division and watch section on operating and emergency procedures including drills and examinations by regulatory authority Naval Reactors
  • Ensured compliance and corrected deficiencies through audits to all regulations and standards


Electronics Technician

6/1994 - 7/1999


US Navy, Orlando FL


  • Selected for the Nuclear Enlisted Commissioning Program
  • Trained in electronics theory and troubleshooting
  • Graduated Naval Nuclear Power School at top of class
  • Qualified as a Nuclear Reactor Operator
  • Tutored peers in Electronics Technician A-School and Nuclear Power School


Education and Continuing Development

Bachelor of Science, Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering (1999) University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Unbeatable Mind Academy (Current)

An intensive online training program for gaining mental clarity, increased focus, physical fitness and nutrition and increased awareness developed by CDR Mark Divine, Retired Navy Seal.

Nuclear Propulsion and Submarine Training (11/1999-2/2001)

Naval Nuclear Power School and Naval Nuclear Prototype Training Unit (Charleston, SC), and Submarine Officer Basic Course (New London, CT)

Electronics Technician A-School (10/1994-41995)

Naval Training Center, Orlando FL



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