Mr. Parra is a Senior Project Professional in our Tracer division. His primary responsibility is to assist facilities that use anhydrous ammonia in addressing EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP) and OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM). Those duties include facilitating onsite Process Hazard Analysis studies, Process Safety Management auditing, and Risk Management studies.
He began his career in ammonia refrigeration shortly after obtaining his degree working at Polar Brewery in Venezuela as an Engineering Services Mechanical Maintenance Analyst. Polar Brewery utilizes an ammonia refrigeration system containing 150,000 pounds of ammonia and is one of Latin America’s largest breweries by volume. After several years of working in Venezuela he relocated to the United States where he continued to work with ammonia refrigeration on a 99,000-pound system at Unilever Ice Cream North America in Henderson, NV as an Engineering Services Maintenance Supervisor. He had responsibilities that included managing the facility refrigeration system, related PSM/RMP Programs and Nevada’s Chemical Accident Prevention Program (CAPP).
Prior to joining SCS Tracer environmental Juan worked for Lineage Logistics as the Engineering / Maintenance Manager for their 700,000 sf. cold storage facility in Mira Loma, CA. Once again his key responsibilities included managing the facility’s ammonia refrigeration system, PSM/RMP programs and California Accidental Release Prevention (CalARP) program. He additionally managed environmental and safety programs, budgeted and executed capital projects, prepared and managed budgets, achieved significant energy savings, among others.