Mr. Don Crankshaw is a nuclear power plant professional with a broad range of managerial and implementation experience in the area of Maintenance Rule, PM Optimization, and Reliability Centered Maintenance.. Don is a hands on, management professional with 30+ years of experience, and consistent achievement of project goals. He is a skilled manager who introduces new processes while adhering to specifications in order to maintain highest quality levels. Mr. Crankshaw is efficient and organized with a track record of maintaining profitability, productivity and complex problem solving through all project phases.
- 2013-Present - Senior Consultant, NWI Consulting, LLC, Knoxville, TN.
- PM Optimization Project, PPL's Susquehanna Steam Electric Station
- December 2011 to Present: Various Technical Consultant Positions
- Maintenance Rule Engineer at Excel Energy, Prairie Island Nuclear Generating Plant, MN; 2013
- Team Lead for 24 Month Fuel Cycle project at Entergy, Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, MS; 2013
- PM Analyst at Vallecitos Nuclear Center for GE Hitachi, Sunol, CA; 2012
- Project Evaluator at Tennessee Valley Authority for Watts Bar & Sequoyah Projects, TN; 2012
- I&C Project Evaluator at Southern Nuclear Company, Plant Vogtle Project, GA; 2011
- November 1994 – December 2011: Preventive Maintenance Program Owner, EOI, River Bend Station (RBS), LA
- As the Subject Matter Expert in preventive maintenance; developed and presented training in November 2011 to engineering personnel on the Living PM Program (JIT Reviews and PM Feedback Reviews) to continuously optimize equipment reliability through improved PM Program performance.
- Initiated a process in March 2010 whereby engineers can review PM Discovery feedback and adjust PM Strategy to continually improve equipment reliability by optimizing PM Scope and frequency in real time.
- Assisted Vermont Yankee in July 2009 in implementing component re-classification which EN-DC-153 re-defined. Provided insights from River Bend Station experience where that effort was previously completed (06/09).
- Initiated a revision to the PMOS Criticality Question Set in July 2008 to reflect changes to the definition of High and Low Critical equipment as system Data Base Administrator. Prepared a batch revision to reset the answers to Component Classification Determinations in PMOS to reflect the changes to the question set by "remapping the data" which saved 2968.6 engineering man hours for analysis and documentation at one plant.
- Member of the Fleet Ad Hoc team (Equipment Reliability Summit) meeting at corporate in June 2008 to strategize a fleet-wide effort to improve plant availability through equipment reliability. Re-defined fleet criticality definitions in order to better balance risk and reliability while maintaining high plant availability.
- After alignment in 2007, assumed ownership of PM Changes (PMCRs) in Engineering Performance Indicator (PI), this had been RED for over two years. Initiated a process in November 2007 to move PMCRs through engineering and solved the root cause. PMCRs in Engineering had been rated green since.Assumed ownership of Maintenance Feedback Performance Indicator which had been RED every month (~40%) for over two years. Initiated a process in May 2008 whereby the missing data is provided by shop coordinators weekly at the T-28 meeting. Now there is 100% feedback and the PI has been green every month since.
- Prepared and delivered training in 2005 for all engineering personnel on the original PM Optimization System (PMOS) software. This training has been updated in 2007 for lessons learned from completing PM Strategy improvement for all High Critical equipment and the revision to the PMOS software (V. 1.2).
- Initiated numerous template improvements in 2004 during the evolution of the EN/ENS Templates. The latest is using the correlation table to support task addition to or deletion from the Template.
- Established and maintained an EN leadership role of the PMOS software development in 2004. The software is now in production with Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO), Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, J.A. Fitzpatrick Station, RBS and VY Data using the new software.
- January 1979 to November 1994: Various Contract Field Engineer positions:
- Maintenance Rule Engineer at River Bend Station, LA; 1994
- Lead Engineer, Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) Project at VC Summer, SC; 1990-1993
- Maintenance Procedure Writer at Nine Mile Point, NY; 1990
- RCM Analyst at Ft Calhoun, NE; 1987-1989
- Emergency Plan Training at River Bend Station, LA; 1986
- Emergency Plan ERO Coordinator at Shoreham, NY; 1984-1985
- CMMS data base development at Naughton Power Plant in Kemmerer, WY; 1984
- Operations Engineering at Indian Point, NY; 1983-1984
- Technical Writer, System Design Criteria at Hope Creek, NJ; 1982-1983
- Acting Emergency Planning Supervisor at Oyster Creek, NJ; 1981-1982
- Lead Emergency Planning Engineer at Three Mile Island (Unit 1), PA; 1980-1981
- Procedure Writer, Maintenance & Operations at VC Summer, SC; 1979-1980
- December 1969 to January 1979: United States Navy, MM1 (SS); Honorable Discharge.
- Duties (qualifications) included: Radiological Controls Shift Supervisor, Shop Maintenance & Materials Management Supervisor, Shop QA Supervisor, Leading Engineering Lab Tech (ELT), Engine Room Supervisor, and Certified AC&R Technician.
Academic Credentials and Qualifications
- BS, Business, University of the State of New York, October 15, 1993
AA, General Studies, George Washington University, September 30, 1974