Education, Training, Licenses and Certifications

  • BCxA Certified Commissioning Professional (CCP), 2016
  • Practical Schools Master HVAC, Anaheim, CA, 1997
  • U.S. Navy Engineering Laboratory Technician 'C' School, Idaho Falls, ID, 1987
  • U.S. Navy Nuclear Power 'C' School, Orlando, FL, 1986
  • U.S. Navy Machinist Mate 'A' School, Great Lakes, IL, 1985
  • Palm Springs High School, Palm Springs, CA, 1982

General Background

Joe brings over 15 years of experience in laboratory facilities, plant operations and nuclear power to his commissioning work. Joe began his career as an Engineering Laboratory Technician in the U.S. Navy nuclear program, after which he spent 5 years as a nuclear plant equipment operator for South California Edison. 

His professional biography more recently includes 8 years of experience in facilities maintenance and the management of pharmaceutical laboratory facilities, including cell culture labs, BSL-3 labs, vivariums, chemical R&D labs, kilo labs and hydrogenation facilities. During this time, Joe oversaw the design, construction and startup of kilo labs and hydrogenation facilities. These projects included laboratory equipment, chiller systems, refrigeration equipment, warm and cold rooms, lab gasses, fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, incubators, refrigerated water systems, hot water systems and HVAC supply and exhaust air systems. Joe has written equipment operating procedures, developed preventative maintenance plans and delivered equipment specific training to lab personnel. He has operated, maintained and repaired a wide array of laboratory equipment, including air handling and filtration systems and equipment in a 1,200 square-foot BSL-3 laboratory.

Joe has been certified in 'Huber Unistat Operation, Maintenance and Repair, Cold Products, First Response, Cascade/Auto-Cascade Repair, Master Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning and Heating Technologies', and is a certified 'Universal Technician'.

Since joining KBA in 2007, Joe has specialized in laboratory commissioning, including Validated GMP projects, however he also has aircraft manufacturing and educational facility project experience. Joe has a proven track record for some of KBA's most demanding clients for strict adherence to procedures, whilst creatively solving problems to meet deadlines. Joe is a strong team player with the ability to rapidly acquire new skills, and is able to consistently provide quality results, in a timely manner. 

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