Performance Assurance Engineer, ExxonMobil Sites
Certified Occupation Safety Specialist, Leak Test Level ll, Liquid Penetrant Test Level ll, Ultrasonic Thickness Test Level ll, Visual Testing of Welds Level ll, SMAW Certified
- Coating and Lining Inspection
- Internal Auditing
- On-site Inspection - Mobile Mini Shops Repairs
Russell has 17 years of experience in the railcar industry. Russell started in 2005 with Union Tank Car Company in Plaquemine, Louisiana in a full-service Mini shop qualifying tank cars and hopper car repairs including lining repairs for Dow Chemical. In 2018, Russell took and opportunity with Dow Chemical as their Railcar Wash Area Coordinator, overseeing all railcar cleaning and repair within the Plaquemine facility. In 2020, during a transition of assets between Dow Chemical and Watco, Russell changed roles over to Watco as the Operations Leader at the Plaquemine facility, overseeing all Track Maintenance, Switching, and Hopper Car Washing activities. In 2022, Russell transitioned to Salco Products as a Performance Assurance Engineer.
Benefits of Consulting Services:
Safety & Regulatory Compliance. Not only meeting the rules but understanding the requirements and their intent. This is accomplished through internal auditing, procedure writing, QA Program development, Training (both safety and regulatory), etc.
Customers utilizing car inspection have a better understanding of the condition of their fleet and more control of their asset management. Inspection of cars being taken on, or being released from lease, can address liability issues with the current condition of the car and responsible party based on lease contract wording. Inspection of new car manufacturing works much like an audit of people, processes, and materials to meet contractual obligations.
Companies Salco's RCG has provided counsel to:
American Railcar Industries Baier Marine Caltrex Central Main and Quebec Chemtrade Continental Rail Services Curry Rail Eastlake Chemicals EMS ExxonMobil Foradora Welding Freedom Rail Huntsman Chemical Ingredion LyondellBasell Occidental Chemical Quala Mississippi Export Railroad Rubber Lining Specialists Transrail Innovation Group The Andersons Petrolem Services Corp. Vagonmash Protran-HARSCO Runyon Industries Axiall/Westlake Imerys Greenbrier Ineos Kamin Residco Element Financial Nova Chemical Trinity Industries Arkema Baker Hughes Braskem America Dupont EOG GBW Chemours Jones Hamilton Koch Rail Midwest AgEnergy Blue Flint Ethanol Red Trail Energy Dakota Spirit Energy NOVA Chemical Tidal Energy Taylor-Wharton America Watco UTLX BP Motiva Global Partners Foradora C IT Oertel Metal Works Oxy Chemicals Procor SPSI Tank Lining of Paris Vermont Railway Universal Motion Components Fluence Energy American Chemical Society Union Tank Car Applied Materials Technologies Inc
To schedule a training course, contact Russell Spragis at Russell.Spragis@salcoproducts.com. Visit our full RCG offering here.