plc controls technician resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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·         Worked with OEM’s to develop routines to better maintain production machinery

·         Developed spreadsheets to track all plant machinery and the associated controls, PLC’s, HMI’s, and drives by programming language, Ethernet address, communication cable, back-up program, etc.

·         Performed rigorous Research and Development as part of a dynamic team in the creation of a fast-attack naval vessel

·         Upgraded outdated machinery controls to NFPA 79 standards

Professional Summary
Master Electrician with 20 years of experience having completed an Associate Degree in Applied Science and my electrical apprenticeship in New Hampshire. A varied background of both low and high voltage systems, as well as controls work with low voltage AC and DC systems. Highly skilled Maintenance and Engineering Technician with mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic skills, but specializing in systems diagnostics, PLC troubleshooting and design, HMI implementation, as well as overall systems integration. Flexible Team Member with a history of working across many skills and trades to be able to accomplish company goals.

Allen Bradley Software: RS-5/500/5000; Studio 5000; FactoryTalk ME; PanelBuilder 32; Connected Components Workbench

PLC programming and troubleshooting: RS Logix,  DirectSoft, GX Works, FPWin Pro, etc.

Master Electrician

Equipment diagnostics: Troubleshooting and repair of systems and controls

Motor Drives: Allen Bradley, ABB, Yaskawa



Work History
PLC Controls Technician, 11/2014 to Current
Cb Richard EllisChattanooga, TN,
  • Maintained and troubleshot all PLC and controls systems plant-wide
  • Assisted with the Engineering and Maintenance Teams on all breakdowns to minimize downtime
  • Added multiple analog and digital instrumentation for data acquisition
  • Re-wrote multiple machinery PLC code for operability as well as ease of readability and troubleshooting
  • Worked with OEM's to develop FactoryTalk for control and data aquistions of plant systems 
  • Edited HMI screens to aide in engineering tasks
  • Developed spreadsheet to track all plant machinery and the associated controls, PLC's, HMI's, and drives by programming language, Ethernet address, communication cable, etc.
  • Referred to blueprints, repair manuals and parts catalogs to diagnose and repair equipment.

Marine Controls Technician, 09/2012 to 08/2014
AbiomedPortland, OR,
  • Extensive Research and Development as part of a dynamic team in engineering a new naval vessel
  • Worked closely among the Team over long hours during Development, Implementation, and Testing phases 
  • As a member of a small Team, was relied upon to quickly and clearly analyze and resolve any problems that arose to maintain a safe and reliable test vessel
  • Worked directly with engineers on developing electrical systems
  • Maintained up-to-date schematics and cabling diagrams
  • Fabrication of machined components with and without prints
  • Followed a routine maintenance checklist following all testing of the vessel to maintain safety and reliability

Senior Electrical Controls Technician, 07/2010 to 09/2012
Bastian Material HandlingCharlotte, NC,
  • Upgraded outdated machinery controls to NFPA 79 standards
  • Serviced and repaired CNC systems Maintained documentation, BOM's, spares, modification of prints
  • Wrote and debugged PLC programs for machine upgrades Experienced rigger and industrial equipment operator.
  • Created a database of all equipment models and serial numbers and their associated replacement parts.
  • Inspected drives, motors and belts.
  • Frequently diagnosed mechanical problems and determined how to correct them.

Electrical Technician, 09/2005 to 09/2006
AbiomedDallas, TX,
  • Integrated robots into automated systems.
  • Maintained large die-casting machines.
  • Experienced high temperature furnaces.
  • Followed a routine maintenance checklist.

Master Electrician Owner, 04/2003 to Current
JK Stevens Electrical ServicesCity, ,
  • Installation of residential services and repairs.
  • Commercial installations.
  • Infrared heater systems for industrial machinery.
  • Design built sandblasting systems.
  • Followed up on all outstanding service requests.

Master Electrician, 08/2002 to 06/2003
Ray Martineau ElectricCity, STATE,
  • Supervised commercial and industrial installations.
  • Mentored apprentice electricians on commercial and industrial projects.
  • Installed machinery, equipment and new and replacement parts.

Electrical Technician, 2002 to 08/2002
GP GypsomCity, STATE,
  • Upgraded conveyor systems to newer Seimens PLC's.
  • Installed VFD's, inverters in over-all plant efficiency program.
  • Diagnosed industrial equipment to minimize production losses.

Electrical Technician / Apprentice Electrician, 11/2001 to 05/2002
Textron AutomotiveCity, STATE,
  • Used Allen Bradley software to diagnosis complex machine issues.
  • Worked on various plant related electrical installations.

Apprentice Electrician Master Electrician, 07/1997 to 01/1999
Wayne J Griffin Electric, IncCity, STATE,
  • Large commercial projects start to finish
  • Electrical safety monitor 
  • Connected and disconnected wiring, piping and tubing.

Associate of Applied Science: Electrical Power And Control Technologies, Expected in 1998
NH Community Technical College - Laconia, NH
  • Coursework in Electrical Controls
  • Associate's Degree
  • Adaptive Sports Partners of the North Country Volunteer since June 2013 Year-Round activities benefitting those with disabilities Helped to raise over $300,000 since 2014
  • New England Ice Racing Association Member of the Board of Directors since 2008

·         State Master Electrician #11098M

·         FactoryTalk View ME & PanelView Plus Programming, June 2016

·         AutoCAD 2013 Certificate, UNH, November, 2012

·         Fork truck license

 ·        OSHA certifications

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School Attended

  • NH Community Technical College

Job Titles Held:

  • PLC Controls Technician
  • Marine Controls Technician
  • Senior Electrical Controls Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Master Electrician Owner
  • Master Electrician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Electrical Technician / Apprentice Electrician
  • Apprentice Electrician Master Electrician


  • Associate of Applied Science

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