Travis Mattison is a CEMS/COMS Senior Technician with Environmental 360. He has nearly 20 years of experience with CEMS/COMS preventative and corrective maintenance. Travis began his CEMS experience at a refinery. He not only maintained the equipment at that facility but also developed a CEMS program and trained support staff to assist in maintaining on-call reliability of the program. During this 10-year commitment at this facility, Travis learned CEMS through hands-on tasks, research through manuals, and manufacturer technical support which eliminated the need for manufacturer technicians to travel on-site to correct CEMS problems. This reduced cost to the facility. Another big part of the role during the many years at this facility was performing analyzer, sample system, and data acquisition system upgrades and installations to keep up with modern technology and applicable regulations, reinforcing value provided to the client.
Travis then worked with an environmental consulting firm and oversaw clients’ CEMS program. He was involved in hiring new technicians as well as training those individuals on the many different CEMS components. In this role, he was also able to assist a variety of other clients e.g. power plants, mines, and other refineries with their CEMS needs. He performed program development at these various facilities and provided continuous client support. This role typically consisted of remaining available for remote support via phone to assist in troubleshooting scenarios and reassuring quick and accurate answers to client questions. Travis was also responsible for developing and reviewing CEMS quality assurance and quality control plans (QA/QC) required for clients’ new CEMS and updating QA/QC plans as regulations changed or changes occurred in the CEMS at the facilities. Quarterly audits were conducted on gas analyzers, opacity monitors, and particulate monitors. Audit reports were developed and submitted to the clients thereby providing them a professional, detailed, and complete record of those audits.
After his role at the consulting firm, Travis continued to serve clients’ CEMS needs as a field service engineer (FSE). In this position he executed installations, performed scheduled maintenance, and more often than not, utilized troubleshooting skills to ensure stable and ongoing operations of customer purchased equipment. The FSE role provided diversification in CEMS by expanding services to not only refineries but also paper mills, cement plants, and power generation. Throughout the nearly 20 years of CEMS experience, he has worked closely with clients to ensure their expectations were met and strived to exceed those expectations.
Travis resides in Hermantown, MN with his wife, Andrea. He has two sons and a daughter, Caleb, Anna, and James. Travis enjoys shed antler hunting, collecting odd and unique antlers, hunting, fishing, drawing, and time spent with family and friends.