John G. Green II, P.E. Mechanical Engineer & Industrial Machinery Expert

John G. Green II, Mechanical Engineer & Industrial Machinery Expert

Jack Green is an expert in industrial machinery, process systems and construction site safety. His expertise includes the design, operation, maintenance, and inspection of machinery; he has specific expertise in machine safety, including machine guarding, energy control (lockout/tag out), and associated instructions and warnings. Jack applies his expertise to forensic casework involving personal injury and economic loss claims.

For nearly 30 years, Jack worked as a rotating equipment engineer, project manager, and maintenance manager at a coal burning power plant. His experience assimilates the many machines, processes, and facilities involved in transforming harvested coal into electrical energy. The scope of his machinery expertise includes grinders and pulverizers, conveyors, turbines, pumps, compressors, fans, gearboxes, industrial boilers, and more. In addition to the equipment and machinery involved in crushing, moving, and burning coal, Jack also has extensive experience in the tools and equipment necessary to service and repair highly customized industrial machines and facilities. Jack also worked as a maintenance engineer at a steel mill facility and has a comprehensive understanding of many predictive maintenance technologies, construction site safety and is an MSHA Certified Surface Coal Miner.

Jack is a licensed Professional Engineer, registered with over a dozen states. He is an active member in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and was founding member of the Vibration Institute, Western Pennsylvania Chapter. Jack earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lafayette College in Easton, PA and has completed extensive ongoing professional training.

Experienced in the specification, installation, start-up, testing, operation, maintenance, demolition, and facilities management of process plant systems and associated equipment, diagnosing equipment faults, conducting root cause failure analysis, construction management, OSHA Standards CFR 29 – 1910 for General Industry and 1926 for Construction, MSHA Certified Surface Miner.

Engineering and Technical Experience

  • Experience with the operation, maintenance, demolition, and facility management of various manufacturing processes and industrial equipment including large gas and steam turbine\generator sets and process steam turbines; centrifugal, horizontal, vertical, and piston style pumps; high speed rotary and piston compressors; centrifugal and axial fans; induction and synchronous AC motors; variable speed DC Motors and AC Variable Speed Drives (VFD); spur, bevel, helical, and worm type gearboxes; material handling belt, screw, and pneumatic conveyors; gantry, overhead and mobile cranes; coal crushers and pulverizers; supercritical once through and subcritical drum type boilers; shell and tube, plate and tube, and plate fin type heat exchangers, mechanical and natural draft cooling towers; electric arc, heat treatment, reheat and blast furnaces; slab and billet casters; various hot and cold rolling mills, including two and four high mills, sendzimir rolling mills; stationary (vat) pickling, grit blasting, and steel conditioning chipping, grinding, and scarfing methods to remove surface scale and imperfections; and various shaping, shearing, and straightening machines used in metal (steel) industries.
  • Knowledge of Power Piping Code ANSI/ASME B31.1, ASME Section I – Power Boilers, ASME Section VIII – Pressure Vessels, ASME, ANSI, API, NFPA and NSC Standards and Guidelines, as they relate to industrial equipment safeguarding and process plant (industrial) facilities and construction site safety.
  • Application of the ANSI, ASME, and OSHA Standards for both General Industry and Construction related to confined spaces, fall protection, equipment guarding, asbestos and lead abatement, multi-employer workplace, personal protective equipment, electrical equipment, hand tools, crane operations, hazardous materials and communications, hazard analysis and risk management, scaffolding, walking/working surfaces, and Lock Out Tag Out.
  • Responsible for the specification development, design review, and technical/economic evaluation of site projects involving all types of rotating equipment, material (coal) handling, and fire protection systems.
  • Investigate process machinery failures, involving the analysis of laboratory data, the review of design specifications, purchasing documents, Operating/Maintenance Manuals, rebuild requirements and repair history to determine the "root cause" problem, and develop solutions to prevent re-occurrences.
  • Developed appropriate operation and maintenance strategies for process equipment using the Reliability Centered Maintenance process and related concepts.
  • Well versed in all Predictive Maintenance Technologies, especially proficient with using a variety of vibration analysis equipment and the interpretation of vibration data for the diagnosis of machinery faults, critical speeds, and natural frequencies.

Supervision and Managerial Experience

  • Maintenance Manager responsible for all mechanical and electrical maintenance for the site including budgets and expenditures as well as the coordination of the Unit Outage activities with the Station Project Manager.
  • Station Project Manager and Outage Manager responsible for all on-site construction activities, craft labor coordination and contractor services activities, including all planning and scheduling activities for Unit Outages ($30M to $50M) as well as the installation of all capital projects ($5M to $40M) requiring contracted labor support. This also includes the involvement with the largest EPC contract ($730M) in the Station’s history. As Project/ Outage Manager was the owner’s interface with the imbedded maintenance contractor on site.
  • Supervised craft personnel and other professionals in the installation, inspection, maintenance, and troubleshooting of process equipment, including pumps, fans, motors, turbines, compressors, and generators.
  • Coordinated management activities for the Homer City Station Emergency Response Team (SERT), such as annual full scale plant evacuation drills and HAZWOPER Operations emergency response training exercises in compliance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 regulations. These drills and exercises included the accounting of all personnel present at the facility, coordination of both internal and external emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, fire fighters, and Hazmat Level 1 & 2 personnel.

Planning and Development Experience

  • Prepared detailed engineering studies, estimated job costs, developed equipment and construction specifications, and selected vendors for capital projects, planned overhauls and maintenance repair activities.
  • Developed and implemented new equipment training programs for operations and maintenance personnel.

Professional Experience

Robson Forensic, Inc.

Associate

2015 to present

Provide technical investigations, analysis, reports, and testimony toward the resolution of commercial and personal injury litigation involving all types of industrial process systems and associated equipment failures.

NRG Energy Services - Homer City Generation, Homer City PA (formerly EME, GPU\Genco, Pennsylvania Electric Company)

1986 to 2015

Outage Manager – Station 2013-2015
Maintenance Manager – Station 2012-2013
Project Manager – Unit 1&2 Scrubbers 2011-2012
Project Manager – Station 2008-2011
Engineer Senior I – Station (Rotating Equipment) 1986-2008

Enduro Stainless Inc., Massillon, OH, (formerly Enduro Div. of Republic Steel Corp.)

Supervisor
Mechanical Department

1984 to 1986

Provided engineering support services and supervision to various production areas such as 2 and 4 high cold rolling mills, sendzimir mills and heat treatment furnaces.

Republic Steel Corporation, Canton, OH

Technical Associate
Mechanical Department

1980 to 1984

Provided engineering support services and supervision to various production areas such as electric arc furnaces, slab and billet casters, bar and slab mills, heat treatment furnaces, grinding and conditioning equipment and various straightening and shaping equipment.

Professional Credentials

Professional Engineer: NCEES, Alabama, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Education

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering Lafayette College, Easton, PA, 1979

Continuing Education and Training

  • Winds of Change-Electric Transmission, 2022
  • The Role and Responsibility of Professional cvEngineerings in Ensuring Safety of our Nation's Infrastructure, 2022
  • Saint Joseph Water Crisis-Lessons Learned in the Age of Deteriorating Water Infrastructure, 2022
  • Ethics, Forensics, and the PE, 2022
  • Engineering Ethics for New York Professional Engineerings, 2022
  • Cooling Tower Key Components and How to improve Water Efficiency, CED Engineering, 2021
  • A Guide to Combustible Dusts, CED Engineering, 2021
  • Risk Assessment 101: Building Blocks for Risk-Based Decision Making, NSPE-PA, 2021
  • Overview of Foundry Processes and Technologies: Manufacturing Metal Castings, CED Engineering, 2021
  • Fall Protection in Construction, CED Engineering, 2021
  • Overview of Electric Overhead Traveling (EOT) Cranes, CED Engineering, 2021
  • Overview of Gas Turbines, CED Engineering, 2021
  • Mindfulness in Action, NSPE, 2021
  • Climate Action for Engineers Series: Structural and Infrastructure Mitigation, NSPE, 2021
  • Leading Project Teams: Emerging Technologies and Smart Design, NSPE, 2021
  • Introduction to the 2018 EJCDC Construction Series Documents, NSPE, 2021
  • Engineering Ethics: Conflicts of Interest and the Protection of the Public Health, Safety and Welfare, NSPE, 2021
  • Incident Investigations: Finding and Eliminating Root Causes, NSC Webinar, 2021
  • H-150-SH-01 Sexual Harassment and Respectful Workplace Essentials, 2021
  • H-150-SH-02 The Special Role of Supervisors, 2021
  • H-150-SH-04 Abusive Conduct, 2021
  • Ethics and Dispute Resolution, NSPE-PA, 2021
  • NASA Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Facility in Fairmont, WV, NSPE Online, 2021
  • Distributed Energy Resources (DERS) Grid Impact-Part I, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., 2021
  • Improving Incident Investigations, Vector Solutions, 2021
  • The ABC’s of Fall Protection, Honeywell, 2021
  • Elevate Your Fixed Ladder Safety, Honeywell, 2021
  • Engineering Ethics: Serving as an Engineering Expert and Performing Forensic Engineering, National Society of Professional Engineers, December 2020
  • Walking and Working Surfaces, OSHA Compliance, December 2020
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry, December 2020
  • Basics of Engineering Mechanics, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., December 2020
  • Fundamentals of Fluid Power, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., December 2020
  • Basic Machines Part 2, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., December 2020
  • H-150-01 Sexual Harassment & Respectful Workplace Essentials, October 2020
  • H-150-02 The Special Role of Supervisors, October 2020
  • Role of the PE in Federal Waters, National Society of Professional Engineers, October 2020
  • Vibration Isolation Optimization, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., October 2020
  • Introduction to Refrigeration Systems, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., October 2020
  • SHA 2020 Refresher Training, U.S. Department of Labor, January 2022,
  • September 2020
  • An Introduction to Industrial Compressed Air Systems, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., June 2020
  • Principles of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., June 2020
  • Engine Cooling and Lubrication Systems, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., June 2020
  • Basic Machines Part I, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., June 2020
  • Engineering Ethics: The PE as an Expert Witness, National Society of Professional Engineers, December 2019
  • Prevention through Design, National Society of Professional Engineers, December 2019
  • Navigating Successful Project Delivery, National Society of Professional Engineers, December 2019
  • Fuel and Combustion Systems Safety - Combustion Basics, RedVector, September 2019
  • Fuel and Combustion Systems Safety - Controlling Combustion Risk in Equipment, RedVector, September 2019
  • MSHA Annual Refresher Training, U.S. Department of Labor, July 2019
  • Enhance Human Performance by Mitigating Brain-Centered Hazards, NSC-DEKRA webinar, June 2019
  • Leading Edge SLRs and Fall Clearances, NSC and MSA webinar, May 2019
  • Thermodynamics – M08-001, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., February 2019
  • Fluid Flow – M06-001, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., January 2019
  • Heat Exchangers – M02-001, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., January 2019
  • Florida Ethics – FL2-002, Continuing Education & Development, Inc., January 2019
  • Lockout Permits: Driving Accountability When Procedures are not Enough, Master Lock Webinar, October 2018
  • How to Implement a High Energy Piping (HEP) Program to Prevent Catastrophic Damages and Minimize Unplanned Outages, POWER, July 2018
  • Behavior-Based Safety: The Controversy Continues, CORITY Webinar, May 2018
  • Principles of Scaffolding, OSHA 3085, National Resource Center for OSHA Training, May 2018
  • Calibration: Process Control Meets Reliability, POWER, April 2018
  • Optimizing Level Control for Maximum Reliability and Efficiency in Combined Cycle and Coal Plants, POWER, April 2018
  • 11 Tips for Implementing a Contractor Management System, BROWZ Webinar, April 2018
  • Condenser Tube Cleaning: Essential for Reliable Power Generation, POWER, April 2018
  • Rapid Generator De-Gassing: Improving Personnel Safety in Power Plants, POWER, March 2018
  • U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Surface Miner Refresher Course, Tri-State Safety Training, February 2018
  • Finding and Closing the Gaps in Your Lockout/Tagout Program, BRADY, February 2018
  • Raising the Bar on Contract Safety: Beyond Prequalification, Veriforce Webinar, February 2018
  • Construction Arbitration: An Introduction – Beginner, RedVector, February 2018
  • Making the Case for Contract Management, BROWZ Webinar, January 2018
  • Licensure Under Attack, National Society of Professional Engineers, January 2018
  • Ethical Decision Making for Engineers #2, RedVector, November 2017
  • Ethics for the Practicing Engineer – An Introduction, RedVector, November 2017
  • Avoid the Three Main Failure Modes of Electrical Power Critical Assets, Power and Emerson, August 2017
  • Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry, OSHA #7405, West Virginia University National Resource Center, May 2017
  • Power and Sure ID Webinar
    • Giving Insiders Access: Make Sure Front and Back Doors are Locked, March 2017
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Uniontown, PA
    • MSHA Surface Miner 8 Hour Refresher Training, January 2017
  • Health and Safety Magazine/Browz Webinar
    • The ‘Why’ of Contractor Management, January 2017
  • National Safety Council Congress and Expo, Anaheim, CA, October 2016
    • Make Building a Safer Workplace a Reality
    • Executive Forum: The Art and (Neuro)science of Safety
    • NFPA 70E- Educating Parties on Shared Responsibilities: Owner-Contractor
    • Human Performance: Adding the Human Element in Risk Assessment
    • Certification Exams: Study Tools and Techniques
    • Keynote: "The Human Side of Injury Prevention"
    • OSHA's Top 10 Cited Violations
    • You Can't Hand Over Your Safety Responsibility!
    • OSHA's "Most Interesting": Four Cases Presented by the Lead Investigator
    • Keynote: "Who Killed Lindsey's Father?" Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls
  • ASME Power and Energy/ICONE Conference, Charlotte, NC
    • ICONE Keynote Address
    • Regulatory, Codes, and Standards Compliance
    • Operating & Maintenance Committee Meeting
    • Generator Operations, Maintenance, and Trends
    • Power Plenary Session - Advances in Steam Turbine & Generators
    • Steam Turbine Component Design Analysis and Performance
    • Power Plant Pumping Systems Optimization – Tutorial
    • Power Plant Pumping Systems Optimization - Panel Session
    • Power Plenary Session - Advances in USC & AUSC Boilers
    • Optimizing Power Plant Efficiency and Flexibility
    • Plant Operation and Maintenance Challenges and Solution (Session Chair)
    • Advances in Plant Dispatching, Scheduling, and Decision Making June 2016
  • DiVal Safety Summit, Niagara, NY June 2016
  • Health and Safety Magazine Webinar
    • Lockout Tagout, Arc Flash and Hazard Communication: What Actions to Take Now in Your Programs, June 2016
  • West Virginia University Safety and Health Extension, Morgantown, WV
    • OSHA #7405 Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry May 2016
  • Meritas Capability Webinar
    • The Benefit of Becoming an OSHA Whisperer: Speaking the Language of Regulators February 2016
  • Power Magazine Webinar
    • Navigating Coal-Fired Power Plant Fire and Safety Standards September 2015
  • Titan Continuing Education
    • Construction Claims, August 2015
  • Titan Continuing Education
    • OSHA – Fatal Facts: Fatalities Caused by Improper Work Practices August 2015
    • U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Homer City, PA
    • MSHA Surface Coal Miner 8 Hour Refresher Training July 2015
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work, Harrison City, PA
    • Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse:
      • Mandated and Permissive Reporting in Pennsylvania, Meets ACT 31 2014 requirements, May 2015
  • ASME Power Division Conference, Baltimore, MD
    • Operating & Maintenance Subcommittee Member and Student Paper Judge July 2014
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Homer City, PA
    • MSHA Surface Coal Miner 8 Hour Refresher Training June 2014
  • IUP Division of Emergency Services Training, Indiana, PA
    • HAZWOPER Operations Level Refresher as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120 June 2014
  • Energy-Tech Magazine Webinar
    • Performance & Reliability Improvement of Power Generating Assets December 2013
  • Titan Continuing Education
    • Centrifugal Pumps:
      • Basic Knowledge & Concepts September 2013
  • Titan Continuing Education
    • OSHA – Asbestos Standard for Construction Industry September 2013
  • Titan Continuing Education
    • Cost Engineering September 2013
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Homer City, PA
    • MSHA Surface Coal Miner 8 Hour Refresher Training July 2013
  • ASME Power Division Conference, Boston, MA
    • Operating & Maintenance Subcommittee Member July 2013
  • IUP Division of Emergency Services Training, Indiana, PA
    • HAZWOPER Operations Level Refresher as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120 June 2013
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Homer City, PA
    • MSHA Surface Coal Miner 8 Hour Refresher Training July 2012
  • IUP Division of Emergency Services Training, Indiana, PA
    • HAZWOPER Operations Level Refresher as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120 June 2012
  • ASME Assessment Based Course
    • ASME Standards April 2012
  • Miller Training Programs, Homer City, PA
    • Fall Prevention & Protection Competent Person Refresher Training March 2012
  • IUP Division of Emergency Services Training, Indiana, PA
    • HAZWOPER Operations Level Refresher as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120 August 2011
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Homer City, PA
    • MSHA Surface Coal Miner 8 Hour Refresher Training July 2011
  • ASME Power Division Conference, Denver, CO
    • Operating & Maintenance Subcommittee Member July 2011
  • Miller Training Programs, Homer City, PA
    • Fall Prevention & Protection Competent Person Refresher Training October 2010
  • IUP Division of Emergency Services Training, Indiana, PA
    • HAZWOPER Operations Level Refresher as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120 August 2010
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Homer City, PA
    • MSHA Surface Coal Miner 24 Hour New Miner Training July 2010
  • ASME Power Division Conference, Chicago, IL
    • Operating & Maintenance Subcommittee Member July 2010
  • IUP Division of Emergency Services Training, Indiana, PA
    • HAZWOPER Operations Level Refresher as defined by 29 CFR 1910.120 August 2009
  • Miller Training Programs, Homer City, PA
    • Fall Prevention & Protection Competent Person Training June 2009
  • Utility Pump Troubleshooting Symposium, Philadelphia, PA
    • Dr. Elemer Makay, ERCO March 1995
  • Vibration Institute 16th Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA
    • Vibration Institute June 1992
  • Practical Solutions to Machinery and Maintenance Vibration Problems, Pittsburgh, PA
    • Update International, Inc. July 1991
  • Machinery Failure Analysis and Prevention, Boca Raton, FL
    • Center for Professional Advancement April 1990
  • Applied Pump Technology, Brunswick, NJ
    • Center for Professional Advancement July 1988
  • Ultrasonic Examination - Level II, Johnstown, PA
    • Gilbert Associates July 1987
  • Rotor Dynamics and Advanced Balancing, Syria, VA
    • Vibration Institute May 1987
  • Vibration Analysis I, New Orleans, LA
    • Vibration Institute August 1986
  • Statistical Process Control, Canton, OH
    • Republic Steel Corporation, March 1985
  • Basic Balancing and Diagnostics, Canton, OH
    • IRD Mechanalysis, Inc. February 1982

Professional Memberships

  • ASME Power Division (Active)
    • Operating & Maintenance Subcommittee Member since 2010
  • Vibration Institute, Western Pennsylvania Chapter (Inactive)
    • Founding member
    • Program Director (former)
    • Chairman (former)

Speaking Engagements

  • ASME Power Division Conference, Denver, CO
    Operating and Maintenance Subcommittee
    Predictive Maintenance Panel Discussion Member
    July 2011
  • SMRP 5th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
    Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals
    Streamlined RCM Process at the Homer City Power Station
    October 1997
  • EPRI Streamlined RCM Workshop, Columbus, OH
    Electric Power Research Institute
    Streamlined RCM Process at the Homer City Power Station
    May 1997
  • EPRI Plant Maintenance Optimization Conference, Eddystone, NJ
    Electric Power Research Institute
    Reliability Centered Maintenance for a Coal Mill Pulverizer
    December 1996
  • EPRI 6th Predictive Maintenance Conference, Philadelphia, PA
    Electric Power Research Institute
    Bearing Failure Analysis of a Large Axial Flow Fan
    May 1994

Publications

“Detection and Analysis of a Main Bearing Failure in an Induced Draft Fan,” Vibrations, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 1993.

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