Scott J. Simmons

P.E. / Consultant / Denver

Background

With a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University, Mr. Simmons is a professional engineer with experience working in industrial engineering, production, and maintenance.
 
He has a broad understanding of manufacturing processes including a considerable amount of hands-on experience with rotating industrial machinery. He has been responsible for executing projects involving grain handling equipment, heat exchangers, centrifugal pumps, a large diversity of conveying equipment, flash and rotatory steam tube dryers, screen presses, bucket elevators, instrumentation monitoring, grinders, and various other rotating industrial equipment.  Many of the projects he executed required the usage of cranes, boom lifts, monorails, forklifts, and hoists.  

He has been responsible for maintenance and engineering projects in various stages of complicated manufacturing processes and has extensive experience in improving the reliability and functionality of specialized equipment utilized in the corn wet milling industry.

Mr. Simmons has also been responsible for the design and implementation of mechanical systems in hazardous areas which include Class 1 (flammable vapors/gas), Class 2 (combustible dust), and hazardous chemical process areas. He has a thorough understanding of safety procedures and standards related to NFPA regulations, OSHA requirements, process safety management and process controls. 

Mr. Simmons is also a veteran in climbing mountains above 14,000 ft in the state of Colorado.  He has climbed 50 of the 58 named peaks and plans to finish the rest. 

Education and Certifications

• Mechanical Engineering, B.S.: Iowa State University, Ames 
• Registered Professional Engineer: Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Utah, and Wyoming