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Damian Chenot

Facility Manager
Sterling,VA

Summary

Dedicated operations and maintenance professional with a history of meeting organizational goals utilizing consistent and organized practices. Skilled in working under pressure and adapting to new situations and challenges to best enhance performance. Experienced leader with an authentic leadership style who values innovation and open communication.

Overview

22
22
years of professional experience
4
4
years of post-secondary education
2
2
Certifications

Work History

Data Center Facility Manager

Amazon Web Services
2024.01 - Current
  • Revamped cluster's training program to improve learning outcomes and employee satisfaction.
  • Conducted regular audits to maintain compliance with industry regulations and company policies, mitigating potential risks.
  • Managed team of technicians, providing training and guidance for improved performance and professional development.
  • Contributed to organizational growth by supporting onboarding of new employees and ensuring they had a comfortable work environment.
  • Developed strategic plans for facility improvements, considering both short-term needs and long-term objectives.
  • Modeled safe behaviors and enforced safety standards. Conducted monthly safety audits, recorded findings, and assigned corrective actions.

Strategic Consultant

US Navy
2022.11 - 2023.12
  • Led team of 5 technical professionals, offering mentoring and coaching to train peers.
  • Mentored local personnel on best practices and protocols to maximize productivity while controlling costs.
  • Managed diverse teams of Navy and shipyard employees and their managers.
  • Audited and enforced compliance with shipyard safety and industrial hygiene standards for both ship's force and shipyard organizations.

IT Project Manager

US Navy
2020.03 - 2022.11
  • Led and assisted technical upgrade projects for clients by working and coordinating with consultants and developers for integrations for 4 point releases and 10 content updates.
  • Communicated with senior management on roadmaps, progress, risks, and change control.
  • Developed project management roadmap to define project objectives, timelines and milestones for 6 products.
  • Developed project plans identifying key issues, approaches and performance metrics.
  • Identified plans and resources required to meet project goals and objectives.
  • Met project deadlines without sacrificing build quality.
  • Coordinated with cross-functional teams to resolve project issues and mitigate risks.

Operations Manager

US Navy
2016.10 - 2020.03
  • Managed department of 55 sailors across diverse trades. Led 16 middle managers in executing organizational vision in a facility in excess of 170MW.
  • Implemented process improvement to shape organizational culture, optimize procedures for higher efficiency and help the organization evolve and grow.
  • Supervised maintenance, operation, and training of critical systems including: switchgear, breakers, battery, generating, refrigeration, pumps, and firefighting.
  • Managed organization's self-improvement programs. Led root cause analysis sessions plus developed and executed corrective actions.
  • Directed initiatives to improve work environment, company culture or overall business strategy.
  • Cultivated and strengthened lasting relationships using strong issue resolution and dynamic communication skills.
  • Established positive and effective communication among unit staff and organization leadership, reducing miscommunications, and missed deadlines.
  • Managed Engineering Department's training program. Developed training plans and products. Delivered training to 150 sailors.

Subject Matter Expert - Electronics

US Navy
2013.11 - 2016.10
  • Designed and prepared technical reports, studies, and related documentation.
  • Enhanced equipment operation through monitoring, diagnostics and proper maintenance.
  • Facilitated product development with implementation of standard best practices.
  • Analyzed performance problems, identifying root causes and developing robust solutions.
  • Mentored 26 subordinates on effective operations and maintenance practices.
  • Contributed to equipment troubleshooting and operational problem solving for 14 subordinate submarine crews.

Maintenance Manager

US Navy
2010.10 - 2013.10
  • Delegated tasks to carefully selected employees in alignment with resource management goals.
  • Completed partial or full dismantling of equipment to quickly repair or replace defective components and restore functionality.
  • Supervised employee performance, preventive maintenance, and safety of 12 people.
  • Planned 6 scheduled maintenance outages as part of preventive maintenance program.
  • Monitored priorities and liaised between maintenance team and management, delegating tasks to complete on time.
  • Trained 15 maintenance technicians to apply proper techniques and best practices and comply with safety protocols.
  • Collaborated with other departments to verify completion of maintenance tasks.
  • Assisted in organizing and overseeing assignments to drive operational excellence.
  • Trained personnel in equipment maintenance and enforced participation in exercises focused on developing key skills.
  • Established team priorities, maintained schedules and monitored performance.

Maintenance and Operations Specialist

US Navy
2002.06 - 2010.10
  • Performed preventative and corrective maintenance on electronic instrumentation and control equipment systems.
  • Developed troubleshooting, repair, and retest plans for faulty equipment.
  • Led team of 14 operators through routine and emergency operations.
  • Monitored and operated critical equipment to maintain parameters within safe operating bands.
  • Read and understood schematic and building drawings. Used drawings for troubleshooting and repair.

Education

Master of Science - Management

Troy University
Troy, AL
2021.01 - 2022.06

Bachelor of Science - Nuclear Engineering Technology

Thomas Edison State University
Trenton, NJ
2012.07 - 2016.06

Skills

  • Advanced problem solving

  • Root cause analysis

  • Change Control Processes

  • Risk analysis and management

  • Work flow planning

  • Project Management

  • Operations management

Affiliations

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Project Management Institute

Infrastructure Masons

Warriors at Amazon

Amazon Mental Health and Well-Being

Software

Microsoft Project

Jira

EAM

Certification

Certified Data Center Project Manager

Timeline

Data Center Facility Manager

Amazon Web Services
2024.01 - Current

Data Center Certified Associate

2023-11

Strategic Consultant

US Navy
2022.11 - 2023.12

Master of Science - Management

Troy University
2021.01 - 2022.06

IT Project Manager

US Navy
2020.03 - 2022.11

Operations Manager

US Navy
2016.10 - 2020.03

Subject Matter Expert - Electronics

US Navy
2013.11 - 2016.10

Bachelor of Science - Nuclear Engineering Technology

Thomas Edison State University
2012.07 - 2016.06

Maintenance Manager

US Navy
2010.10 - 2013.10

Maintenance and Operations Specialist

US Navy
2002.06 - 2010.10

Certified Data Center Project Manager

2023-07
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