Mr. Jeffrey Symonette

D.O.B: 30th August, 1960

Marital Status: Married for thirty-three(33) years to Karen (nee) Archer


Three(3) Daughters; Deschanel, Letitia &

Education :

1976 – 1978 The Government High School – Received Diploma

– Completed 7 – G.C.E. Courses
Sept. 1981 BORCO Personnel Training – Successful Completion of
Functional Training Program to
Refinery Operator.

July, 2000

PanAmerican Health
Organization – Successful Completion of
Emergency First-Responder
Course at Instructor Level.
Oct. 2005 Fire Science Academy – Successful Completion of
University of Nevada Advanced Industrial
Firefighting Course

Education: cont’d
July, 2006 Inter Global Consulting LTD – Successful Completion of
Computer Information
Processing & Application
In Microsoft Word; Excel

March, 2009 Chicago Bridge International(CBI) – Successful Completion of
Mobile Crane Inspection Training Crane Inspection Course
To Max. Load Capacity of
150,000 tons.

Nov. 2009 Bahamas Maritime Connexion Ltd – Successful Completion of
In Accordance with the IMO and Second-Level to Port Facility
International Safe Port Security Security Officer
( ISPS ) Code.

Work Experience :

Nov.1979 – Dec.2011 Bahamas Oil Refining Company (BORCO)

Freeport Grand Bahama.

Nov.1979 – Dec.1985 Commenced Employment:

Responsible for Safely Operating Atmospheric Crude
Distillation Units, with oil through-put of 150,000 to

200,000 Barrels/day. Also Down-Stream Product
Refining and Purification Units for Kerosene, Diesel,
Propane, Butane and Vacuum Gasoil.

Jan.1986 – Dec.2009 Change of Department: After Refinery Closure
After Oil Refining operation Shut-Down at the Plant
took an Opportunity to continue within the Safety and
Security Department.

Work Experience :

Jan.1986 – Dec.2007 Change of Department: After Refinery Closure
Responsible for Maintaining Safety Equipment in the
Plant. Safety Training of Contractors and Employees
Security of Plant and Devices used to conduct same
Jan.2008 – Dec. 2011 Promoted to Trainer and Security Supervisor
Responsible for Training new Recruits into the Dept.
Supervised Security Operations for Facility.

Nov.1979 – Dec. 2011 Bahamas Oil Refining Company ( BORCO )

Grand Bahama

1979 – 1985 Chemical, Technical, Mechanical Analyst;
Responsible for operating Atmospheric Crude
Distillation Units with goals of maintaining the quality
of the downstream products within the parameters
of chemical consistency as per the customer's request.
This included the inspection of ALL equipment
including centrifugal and reciprocating pumps, of
various capacities, heat-exchangers, fin-fan coolers,
pressurized vessels, fuel-oil & natural-gas heated
furnaces, compressors, etc. on a daily basis.
Using chemical analysis to devise strategic and cost
effective changes to comply with different goals for the
desired ranges of the customers & quality specs.
Writing and maintaining logbooks, records of analysis

and safety checklists of


Jan.1986 – Dec.2009 Entered the Safety and Security Department after

shut-down of oil refining at the facility.

Safety Duties included: – conduct Safety orientation for new contractors employees.
– verify safe working areas on all contractor job sites.
– reviewed & approved Job Safety Analysis for job sites.
– signed-off on Permits to Work in these categories;
Coldwork, Hotwork, Confined-spaces, Working at Heights.
Excavation, Lifting-operations, Release of pressure & product.
– certified inspector for erection of Scaffolding approvals.
– certified inspector for Mobile cranes up to 150,000tons .
– certified verifier and producer of job site Risk Analysis.
– certified inspection of Safety equipment used on job sites
– including; Explosive gas-detectors, Fire-extinguishers,
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus ( SCBA )
– Daily checks of ALL Emergency Safety Equipment
– including; Fire-Trucks, Ambulance, Internal Fire-
Main, Stationary Fire-pumps & Tank Fixed Fire-
fighting Systems, Fire-fighting Agents i.e.; Foam, .
– Fully trained in Emergency Procedures including; Fires,
Hurricanes, Evacuations, Terrorists-attacks, Toxic-
Chemical Releases (liquid and gases) & First-Aid.
Conducting & writing reports on Safety Audit Inspections.
Security Duties included: – patrolling of perimeter and interior of the facility.
– conducting closed circuit TV surveillance.
– security vetting of national & foreign contractor workforce.
– conducted access control of contractor workforce daily.
– daily inspection of contractor equipment & tools.
– monitor material entry and egress from facility daily.
– monitoring of fire alarm system for buildings in the facility.
– supervised admission & exit of ship personnel daily, in
– compliance with ISPS code protocols.

– Produced and Wrote BORCO Security Office Procedures:
– Comprising; 1) Contractor Personnel Information,
– which included creating a data-base on ALL
– contractors.
– 2) Control of Contractor Vehicle, Equipment &
– Material.
– which included inspections and documentation.
– 3) Control of BORCO Vehicle, Equipment &
– Material.
– which included inspections and documentation.
– 4) Access Control of BORCO Goods & Material.
– 5) Control of Radio Isotope (Xray) material
– Monitoring & Movement.
– 6) Control & Processing of Hand-Delivered Mail.

Jan.2008 – Dec.2009 Promoted to Safety & security Dept. Trainer

It was a necessary endeavor formalizing these Operational
Procedures which were paramount to the proper training
regime of any recruits.
Developed Official Training Program for Dept.
This was inclusive of using Materials and Procedures that
were relevant to the department to indoctrinate recruits on
how to execute and function in their duties.
Embarked upon Training of Recruits
The training program was accepted and new recruits and Seasoned Trainees; were put in separate progress-routes
that allowed the advancement of both groups to complete
successfully the course and become both Safety operators
and Security Officers, with total certification.

Jan.2010 – Dec.2011 Promoted to Security Supervisor

Responsible for the Security of the Facility, including the
Marine Dock Basin, Sea-Floor submerged pipeline enclosure
at Pinder’s Point and the Off-Shore Jetty Platforms.
This was executed in accordance with ISPS Code protocols.
The department had a ten(10) man work-force that included
the newly trained recruits.