A proven leader with experience overseeing the activity for one or more engineering support functions, demonstrating excellent communication skills with other company personnel such as Operations, Information Technology, Logistics, Engineers, Technicians, and Drafters. An experienced project engineer managing projects and personal in processes such as polymer pharmaceuticals, plastic extrusion, material handling, high-speed packing,liquid transfer, steel processes, food making, printing, and paper converting. Support the EH&S department in identifying and correcting non-conformance to plant or government requirements.
AutoCAD, automate, Automation, Biotechnology, ANSI C, Turbo C++, chill, hardware, continuous improvement, Crystal Reports, data collection, delivery, Ethernet, filling, HVAC, Image Processing, ISA, LabView, logic, office, networking, Networks, novel, object oriented, developer, packaging, press, processes, process improvement, Programming, quality, repairs, reporting, research, SAP, SCADA, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition, servers, Siemens, Microsoft SQL Server, Step 7, trend, Vision, Windows Server, Wonderware
Senior Lead Project Engineer01/2008
to Current Newell Brands – Erlanger,
Manufacturer of Bicycle playing cards, Ball Jars, Diamond products, and Firelogs.
Manage continuous improvement projects for paper converting, printing, and packaging lines.
Direct reports and managed various outside contractors.
Managed a $6 million paper converting line replacement project in the new USPC facility.
Manage and design projects to automate paper converting, printing web press, and packaging lines for the United States Playing Card Company.
Manage quality servers and HMI servers for process data collection and environmental reporting.
Designed and installed the first plant wide data collection system for this company using FactoryTalk SE and Crystal reports.
The system allows managers and process engineers to trend line performance and trouble shoot process issues.
Senior IT Process Automation Engineer01/2006
to 01/2008 Alkermes – Wilmington,
Biotechnology Company developing products based on novel drug delivery technologies.
Automated HVAC system, vial filling system, and developed Polymer processes to meet customer demand.
Managed various outside contractors.
Repaired automation of HVAC systems used during chilling process following federal regulations 21 CFR Parts 210 and 211.
Wrote and replaced all control programming to adequately chill product.
Led project to fix automation issues with vial filling line, addressed programming issues with rejected vials.
to 01/2006 MicronTC Company System Integrator – Wilmington,
Managed, designed, integrated, and automated system processes for pharmaceuticals, plastics, material handling, high-speed packing, liquid transfer, steel processes, food making, and paper converting equipment.
Designed and automated baking equipment for APV Baker.
Designed and automated plastic extrusion line for Clopay Plastics R&D facility.
Automated paper converting line for United States Playing Card Company.
Upgraded dryer design and controls for all IAMS plants.
Senior Electrical Controls Engineer01/2000
to 01/2003 James W. Smith Invensys – Goldsboro,
APV Baker, now Baker Thermal Solutions, the original equipment manufacturer of bread and bun baking equipment and developer of processes collaborating with major commercial and residential manufacturers.
Designed power feed and process controls for heat sensitive ovens and humidity sensitive machines.
Machine controls consisted of variable frequency drives, ladder logic programming, human interface programming, and networking.
Implemented IEC electrical standards for all machines.
Standardization improved reliability of machine reducing aftermarket repairs.
Improved research and development process.
Setup hardware and software into object oriented modules allowing quicker responses to changes.
Managed project to install a $9 million baking line for Wendy's Restaurant.
Process Automation Supervisor01/1993
to 01/2000 Alexander & Associates – Cincinnati,
Engineering firm for the ALWAYS division, Procter & Gamble.
Managed and developed process controls for high speed packing systems, large paper un-winds, high speed S-wraps, nip rolls, material splicing, and motor phasing.
Five direct engineering reports.
Developed controls structure for the Always winged product released in 1995.
Instrumental in two $10 million engineering office expansions.
Recruited and trained engineers to support manufacturing changes at the plant in North Carolina and in Canada to support the Always business.
Improved product output by increasing speed of machines from 600 pads per minute to 1,000 pads per minute.
Improvement project decreased number of machines needed to produce same amount of product, saving company $10 million per year in production cost.
Managed five engineers at the Canada Always plant, supporting Level I and II process improvement projects on equipment in Italy and Brazil.
Electrical Instructor01/1993 Cincinnati State Technical and Community College – Cincinnati,
ANSI C and Turbo C++.
Electrical Lab Instructor01/1991
to 01/1993 University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati,
Practical application of electrical circuits.
B.S: Electrical Engineering Technology1993University of Cincinnati-
OHElectrical Engineering Technology