Asset Management: Being Proactive Prevents Disaster

Using RCM for Proactive Maintenance

Wednesday, April 18
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Meeting Room 314, Sacramento Convention Center

SWRCB Drinking Water: 1 Contact Hour

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Plant Maintenance – Best Practices

Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is a systematic maintenance strategy that is focused on the effective use of preventative and predictive maintenance techniques, which promises to minimize risks and maximize efficiency and asset longevity. This presentation will discuss the fundamentals of RCM and the steps involved in program implementation and management.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff


Clint T. Shima

Senior Engineer
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District


Clint Shima leads the Reliability Engineering group at Central Contra Costa Sanitary District (Central San) in Martinez, California. He has a Master’s Degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering from UC, Berkeley, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Hawaii. He is licensed in both Civil and Mechanical Engineering in California. Clint has 17 years of experience in the wastewater industry, previously managing the design and construction of numerous Capital Projects for the Treatment Plant and Collection System. Professional experience includes work on cogeneration, ultraviolet disinfection, and multiple hearth incinerators.


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Neil J. Meyer

Division Manager
Central Contra Costa Sanitary District


Neil Meyer is the Maintenance Division Manager at Central Contra Costa Sanitary District. Prior to Central Contra Costa Sanitary District, he worked for New York City Department of Environmental Protection and American Water Works Service Company. He has 27 years of experience in water and wastewater facilities, which includes various aspects of design, operations and maintenance of treatment plants, facilities and systems. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. His experience includes establishing asset management strategies, best operating practices, installation of several Computerized Maintenance Management Systems and the implementation of predictive, condition based and preventative maintenance programs.


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Garry Parker

Director of General Services
Encina Wastewater Authority


Garry began his career at EWA in May of 2003 as an Electrical Instrumentation Specialist. Garry has served as the Systems Manager and now is the Director of General Services at Encina Wastewater Authority in Carlsbad, California. Garry is responsible for all mechanical maintenance, Information Technology as well as Automation (SCADA), Electrical, and the instrumentation needs for the agency. He is active within his community and serves as the Executive Director and Founder of a nonprofit organization called The Watchmen that focuses on empowering the socio-economically challenged, single parent families, and at-risk youth in Southeastern San Diego. His educational achievements include an Associate Degree in Water/Wastewater Technology from San Diego Mesa College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Webster University. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Garry has been certified through the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and holds a Grade IV Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification and a Grade III Electrical Instrumentation Technologist Certification. Garry has held board positions for the CWEA at both the San Diego Section and California State level. He has served as State President and is currently Past-President for 2017-2018.


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