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Process Technology Program

careers in industry

Fred Ferrante

Fred Ferrante

Fred was born in Martinez, California in 1947.  He graduated from Sacramento State College in 1968 with a BA Degree in Police Science and Administration.  Following graduation from college, Fred began a 12-1/2 year career as a Probation Officer with the Monterey County Probation Department.

In 1981, Fred decided to change careers and began employment with Shell Oil Company at the Shell Martinez Refining Complex.

Fred was assigned to the Utilities Department and began his employment as an Area Operator.  Fred progressed through the ranks (Process Operator, Process Controller, Utilities Off-Site Day Operator) and was promoted to staff (Foreman) around 1990.  After working several years as a Shift Foreman, Fred became the Utilities Operations Maintenance Coordinator and in 2000, he became the Utilities Department Mentor, a position he held until his retirement in May 2009.

Fred has had extensive experience in unit operations (Utilities, and Sulfur Plant and Treaters Units), turnaround maintenance, new projects, trouble shooting, mentoring, training new and experienced operators, developing training material, and writing operating procedures.

 

 

 

 

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