Jeff Anderson is the Electrical Engineering Authority (EA) at the Battleground Manufacturing Complex for INEOS Olefins and Polymers (O&P) in La Porte, TX, an industrial site that produces high density polyethylene and polypropylene plastic and has a state-of-the-art technical center which integrates research and development, technical services and quality assurance. Jeff has over eight years of experience in the power distribution field where he was quickly promoted to his current position which he has held since 2013.
As the Electrical EA, he manages a team of power, instrumentation, and safety instrumented systems engineers, designers, electrical specialists, high voltage electricians, and summer interns. Under his tenure, the INEOS O&P BMC site has set new production and reliability goals by implementing new KPI’s, expanding the preventative maintenance (PM) program by developing in-house expertise, transitioning his team to a predictive maintenance (PdM) organization, and developing new project design standards. His team on a day to day basis supports continued reliability improvement through Root Cause Failure Analysis, performing and analyzing PM’s, troubleshooting, identifying obsolete equipment, initiating projects, and providing subject matter experts for project development.
Jeff is responsible for the electrical safety program at BMC and is a recognized expert within INEOS on NFPA 70E — Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. He is active member of the technical subcommittees for the IEEE IAS Electrical Safety Workshop and the Petroleum and Chemical Industry Committee and a Process Control function team member for Process Industry Practices.
Previously, Jeff worked in mission control at NASA’s Johnson Space center as a Communications Controller, developed a light-weight man-pack neutron and gamma detector for DARPA utilizing a proportional counter, designed single-board computers with a Compaq PCI backplane for use in voice-over-IP applications, and worked in the defense industry on classified high altitude surveillance systems and on the unmanned (UAV) Global Hawk surveillance plane’s sensor payload that uses high-resolution synthetic aperture radar and long-range electro-optical/infrared sensors.
As a decorated veteran of the United State Marine Corps, Jeff used the Montgomery GI Bill to complete his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Houston.