Instructor's Summary

Mr. Daniel Rivera


Mr. Daniel Rivera, BSc, is a Senior Mechanical Maintenance Engineer with over 20 years of experience within the oil, gas, petrochemical and power industries.  His specialization covers the areas of preventive, corrective & predictive maintenance, reliability-based maintenance, maintenance auditing & benchmarking, computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS), root cause failure analysis & troubleshooting, maintenance planning, scheduling, work control, performance control (KPI’s), life cycle & asset management and audit.  Aside from being a noted maintenance management consultant and designer of the software program CMMS GlobalMaint, he currently works as the Planning & Reliability Manager of Zinifex in Australia and is primarily in charge of managing the overall mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and maintenance activities of the company. He is an international expert in RAM, RCA, PPM, RCM, CMMS, RCFA, CBM, LM and TPM.

Mr. Rivera has assumed important responsibilities in mechanical maintenance and asset management throughout his career life. He started his career as a planning and predictive maintenance coordinator of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (OXY) in South America where he was in charge of the implementation of computerized maintenance management systems and of the direction of the maintenance planning department that included the implementation of company-wide maintenance programs and audits.  He later on moved to work as the Maintenance General Foreman of Pluspetrol where he managed the execution of mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance for all petroleum production activities, treatment & distribution equipment as well as production auxiliary equipment.  Mr. Rivera also worked as Asset Management Application Analyst for Canadian Natural Resources, an oil & gas company, where he managed the implementation, review and audit of asset management stategies of the companies resulting to optimized maintenance processes & improved performance and reliability.  As the Planning & Reliability Manager of Zinifex, he is in charge of the maintenance planning & scheduling processes at both the underground mine and concentrator plant and also implements a reliability process to improve overall business performance.  He worked in various leadership capacities oriented to implement, improve and maintain best practices to reduce and eliminate any source of loss related to safety and production.  Moreover, one of Mr. Rivera’s strong assets is also his proficiency in computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) and adeptness with various softwares such as Maximo & JD Edwards.

Mr. Rivera’s expertise and experience led him to share his knowledge by presenting technical papers in international maintenance conferences, congress and expositions sponsored by various universities & organizations in the USA, Canada & South America. He is currently authoring a textbook on Maintenance Management.  Mr. Rivera has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering.