Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, Visio, Visual Basic, C++Project management
Complex problem solver
Strong decision maker
Test bench design accreditation
Miscrosoft Project and Visio expert
LCD, LED and OLED displays
FEA and failure analysis
3D design and simulation software
CAD software expert
Complex problem solver
Kroger CoCincinnati, Ohio01/2004 to Current
Manager of Controls, IT, & Electrical Systems Reviewed and approved electrical design, build, and installation of 13.2KVA & 480VAC power distribution, multiple industrial networks, control systems, information systems, etc.
for $115MM state of the art aseptic / fresh fluid dairy manufacturing facility (210k sq.
ft.) Recruit, develop and direct teams of electrical engineers (controls & automation), information technologist, technical service managers, and external alliance system integrators.
Teams consists of 5 electrical engineers, 32 information technologist (indirect reports), 3 technical service managers, 4 corporate training positions, and 3 external engineering firms.
Responsible for Information Technology and Electrical (controls & power) standards and business continuity plans for 32 manufacturing facilities.
Standards include software, hardware, installation, and application layer for process controls, packaging integration, and original equipment manufacturers.
Authored electrical control standards and co-authored information technology standards.
Architected and engineered industrial networks for 32 manufacturing facilities.
Networks comprise of process controls, packaging systems, SCADA, field-buses, and PLC peer-to-peer.
Co-engineered and deployed a $13MM Archestra based Wonderware SCADA system.
Project was approved for $15MM; however, was able to save $3MM by using internal resources, negotiating better hardware & software prices, and redesign of application (configuration layer) to enable deployment across 34 manufacturing facilities with 300 plus production lines.
Responsible for Wonderware and Rockwell comprehensive support and training programs for all manufacturing facilities.
Provide engineering counsel and leadership in the design and implementation of new electrical control systems, electrical distribution, network infrastructure and computerized systems for manufacturing plants.
Provide engineering counsel and leadership in establishing and refining preventive maintenance programs, efficiency improvement programs, regulatory compliance programs, etc.
Provide engineering and management counsel in developing disaster recovery plans for manufacturing facilities.
Jointly with Regulatory Compliance provide the leadership and direction necessary to insure company operates safe systems in compliance with all state and federal regulations.
Administer performance disputes with equipment and services suppliers.
Assist in the development and implementation of new facility planning and construction.
Assist in the planning and implementation of major facility expansions.
Administer in-house and outside architects and engineers performing feasibility and engineering studies.
Develop clear specifications and guidelines for equipment purchases and working agreements with outside architects, engineers, construction managers and contractors.
Communicate with plants and serve as a focal point for defining good maintenance and engineering practices and programs.
Ralston Purina / Ralcorp / General MillsCincinnati, OhioProject Manager / Control Engineer / Packaging Engineer01/1991 to 01/2004
Manage capital projects and provide electrical engineering leadership.
Project justification, secure funding, scheduling, functional specifications, sequence of operations, bid packages, engineering reviews, factory acceptance testing, manage installation crews, and foremost, meeting project objectives within budget.
Reduced outside technical and engineering resources by $2MM annually by developing and conducting technical training for maintenance technicians.
OEM control system conversions from embedded controllers to Programmable Logic Controllers.
Converted packaging equipment control systems from Modicon 484/584/884/984/Quantum PLC to Allen-Bradley PLC-5 & ControlLogix PLCs.
Re-architected hardware and application conversion.
Engineered servo control systems for replacement of electro-mechanical systems - both packaging equipment and process equipment.
Tuned packaging and process control systems to increase productivity and efficiencies.
Calibrated packaging equipment to provide constant seal of bags and cartons for easy customer opening.
Administrator for PLC / HMI database management system - MASS AutoSave for securing and backing-up programs for control systems (PLCs, HMIs, VFDs, Servos, etc).
Administered Wonderware based SCADA application running on terminal services.
Managed SCADA system security, updates, and projects that require system modifications to our redundant terminal / tag servers.
Responsible for all electrical control systems and provide maintenance / operations support 24-hours per day, 7-days a week on-site or by using remote administrative services.
Designed multi-link PLC communication networks.
R. A. Jones and CompanyCovington, KentuckyElectrical Designer / Electronic Technician01/1986 to 01/1991
Provided worldwide electronic field service and controls engineering on packaging systems for fortune 500 companies.
Engineered and designed control systems for packaging equipment involving PLC's, HMI's, Motion Controllers, and other PC based equipment.
Provided training at customer sites involving system operations, technical functionality, and control concepts.
Developed numerous innovative control schemes to resolve unique problems involving product and packaging material variances.
Designed and built a servo controlled transfer system for collating slugs of crackers into multi-packs.
Frequently called upon to resolve complex electrical control issues at customers' sites.