Eclipse Automation, IncCharlotte, NCSenior Controls Engineer01/2014 to Current
As a Senior Controls Engineer, design complete machine control systems to include: Power distribution and circuit protection (Per NFPA 79, calculate FLA, SCPD and SCCR) Control-reliable safety systems (Per Hazard Risk Assessment, ISO 13849 and ANSI B11 standards) Sizing and integration of motor drive systems (Servo and VFD) Fieldbus requirements (Ethernet/IP, ProfiNET) PAC and PLC (Standard and Safety) Remote I/O (IP20 and IP67) Integration and control of enumerable 3rd-party devices (Sensor, vision, barcode, RFID.
Integrated numerous brands of controls to include: AutoCAD Electrical 2014 (exposed to ePlan and SolidWorks) Rockwell Automation Logix PAC, GuardLogix and PLC platforms Siemens S7 300 and ET200S PILZ Safety controllers KUKA, FANUC, Staubli and Epson robotics Leveraged a wide array of control software to include: RSLogix 500, 5000 Step 7 TIA Portal FactoryTalk View ME, SE Ignition RS Motion Analyzer As the Controls Group Lead, employ multiple skills including: Technical Guidance and Direction Leadership and Mentorship Resource Allocation and Project execution Planning Participation in all company-wide Leadership activities Recruit and Hire Monitor and Evaluate the group's performance and growth to ensure the success of both the Controls Group and each Individual.
Manufacturing Technology, IncSouth Bend, INControl Systems Group Leader / Senior Controls Engineer01/2011 to 01/2014
As the Control Systems Group Leader, provided leadership, mentorship and technical guidance to 8 Controls Engineers and 5 Software Engineers designing and implementing successful controls systems for various Friction Welding machine product lines.
Critical management skills exercised daily included: Organized the body of work, the workforce and all Controls resources to fulfil the scope of each project Provided Direction to each Controls Group Member in technical application Fostered support and training commensurate with their individual needs Monitored and evaluated the group's goals, tracked Metrics and project execution to ensure success As a Senior Controls Engineer, designed and documented World-Class machine control systems with state-of-the-art machine safety systems.
Acted as the company's key advocate and developer of the Electrical Controls and Safety standards and training program.
Controls systems expertise included: Rockwell Automation Logix PAC and PLC platforms and Programming software Rockwell Automation Servo and VFD systems Safety systems architecture and design AutoCAD Electrical from its initial release through version 2014 ISO, ANSI, NFPA, OSHA and NR12 safety standards.
Hess Industries, IncNiles, MISenior Controls Engineer01/2007 to 01/2011
Successfully served as an integral member of the Project Management Team as Lead Controls Engineer for projects serving a World-wide customer base Designed a wide variety of electrical machine control systems Wrote machine control PLC and HMI software programs for various automated manufacturing product lines Conducted machine commissioning, FAT and SAT machine PLC and HMI programming expertise included: Allen Bradley platforms- ControlLogix, CompactLogix, MicroLogix and SLC Rockwell software- RSLogix5000, RSLogix500, RSLinx, FactoryTalk View ME Siemens platforms- SIMATIC S7 300 and ET200 Siemens software- Step 7, WinCC, SIMOTION Starter and Scout AutoCAD Electrical.
MCTD, IncMichigan City, INCo-Owner / Director Co-owner01/2001 to 01/2004
was involved in all day-to-day operations including: Personnel levels Project management Resource allocation Company finances Developed Engineering processes and quality management techniques Created marketing materials and launched web site for Internet presence.
MCTD, IncMichigan City, INControls Engineering Manager / Machine Designer01/1995 to 01/2007
Coordinated all machine control system design, documentation and fabrication.
Developed expertise in:.
Electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, controls engineering, system integration and data acquisition.
PLC and HMI programming, Allen Bradley and GE.
AutoCAD Mechanical through V2006, AutoCAD Electrical through V2005.
KTI, IncMichigan City, INEngineering Specialist01/1992 to 01/1995
Served as Lead Project Engineer for all automated test and measurement system integration projects Was wholly responsible for all system hardware conception, design, and fabrication Developed expertise in the design and fabrication of sophisticated data acquisition and control systems Dedicated long hours developing innovative portable electronic packaging Experienced in vibration analysis, pneumatics and servo-hydraulics.
Allied Signal AerospaceSan Diego, CAField Engineering Representative01/1990 to 01/1992
Coordinated the delivery, installation, and verification of multi-million dollar sensitive electronic avionics equipment to the U.S.
Trained pilots, maintenance crews and operators in the use and repair of airborne sonar systems both ashore and while at sea.
Deployed for 30 day stints as sole Technical Representative aboard U.S.
Navy Aircraft Carriers in support of entire helicopter squadron's Dipping Sonar Avionics.
Was on call 24 hours a day to meet the Navy's dynamic flight schedules to keep their airborne-sonar-equipped helicopters to a minimum downtime.
Martin Marietta Aero and NavalSan Diego, CAField Engineer01/1989 to 01/1990
Personally installed, calibrated and provided field support for Tactical Towed Array Sonar Systems onboard both surface ships and submarines Conducted classroom training on preventative maintenance, system integration and equipment operation Performed fault isolation and effected repairs to component level including intricate soldering per military specifications on electronic circuitry Maintained computer data base and kept associated documentation up-to-date for accurate government-controlled repair parts inventory Provided customers with solutions vital to marketing effort.
United States NavySan Diego, CASonar Technician / Supervisor01/1982 to 01/1989
Forward deployed on two U.S.
Naval warships with over 4 years sea time Direct hands-on experience in supervising and directing personnel in both tactical and technical arenas Supervised the employment of shipboard multi-sensor sonar suites, weapons systems and anti-submarine warfare air assets to their optimum capabilities As lead technician, gained considerable practical experience in both digital and analog electronics in the operation, repair and maintenance of all installed sonar systems and ancillary equipment Held 4 critical job classifications for anti-submarine warfare intelligence analysis and exploitation 0445 - Intermediate Acoustic Analysis 0447 - AN/SQR-17 Sonar system Technician 0440 - Surface Sonar Supervisor 0450 - Advanced Acoustic Analysis Held Secret clearance [ETNAC] before Honorably discharged.
GraduateAttended National University Washington High School, San Diego South Bend, CA INMilitary Education / Training Naval Advanced Electronics Training Program DRS Frequency Spectrum Analyzer Maintenance technician Advanced Acoustic Intelligence Analysis Surface Combatant Sonar Suite Operations supervisor Sonar Auxiliaries Maintenance technician Various additional electronic maintenance courses Civilian Education Multiple machine controls specialized electronic training courses Multiple machine controls specialized programming training courses Attended Purdue University, College of Technology, pursuing a BSEET degree Attended Grantham University with work toward a BSEET degree completing all General Education courses