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Engineer Electrical

Location:
Evansville, Indiana, 47720, United States
Salary:
65000
Posted:
September 09, 2010
Email:
rekepx@r.postjobfree.com
Contact Info:
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BRIAN WELLS
Primary Address:
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Evansville, IN 47720
Home Phone: (502) ***-****

CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER

With a BS in Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology from Purdue University and over 12 years experience designing control systems for a variety of industries and companies including FedEx Ground, United Parcel Service, Western Kentucky Energy, Alcoa, George Koch & Sons, GE Plastics, Berry Plastics, Toyota, and Dana Corporation just to name a few. Industries served included coal-fired power generation, aluminum, plastics, automotive, general manufacturing, and package handling.

Hardware Utilized:
Programmable Automation Controllers (PAC)
AB ControlLogix and CompactLogix, GE PACSystems RX3i, and Mitsubishi Q Series
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
Allen Bradley PLC3, PLC5, SLC500, and MicroLogix
GE Fanuc Series 90-70, Series 90-30, and Series 6
Square D Modicon 984 and Twido Micro
Electronic Operator Interfaces (EOI)
Allen Bradley PanelView Standard, Plus, and Component
Proface GP2000 and AGP3000, EATON PanelMate, and Mitsubishi GOT
Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)
Allen Bradley 1300 Series and PowerFlex Family
Square D Altivar 31 and 312 Series
SEW MOVIDRIVE B (Motion Control) and MOVITRAC B
Other Industrial Controls
Allen Bradley Combination Motor Starters and Soft Starts
Honeywell Temperature Controllers, Flame Sensors, and Gas Train Controls
Various Safety Related Products (Light Curtains, Safety Relays, etc.)
Various Sensors (Thermocouples, Proximity Switches, Photoeyes, etc.)
Process and Closed Loop Controls (4-20mA, 0-10VDC, etc)
Networks Utilized:
Allen Bradley EtherNetIP, ControlNet, and DeviceNet Communications
Allen Bradley DF1, DH485, and ASCII Serial Communications
Allen Bradley Data Highway (DH / DH+) and Remote I/O Communications
Mitsubishi MELSECNET Remote I/O Communications
EIA Standard RS-232C and RS-485 Serial Communications
Software Utilized:
PAC and PLC Programming
Rockwell Automation RSLogix5000, RSLogix500, and RSLogix5
GE LogicMaster 90-30, LogicMaster 90-70, and Proficy
Mitsubishi GX Developer
EOI / HMI / GDU Programming
Allen Bradley PanelBuilder32
Rockwell Automation RSView Studio Machine Edition (ME)
Proface ProDesigner and GP-ProEX
EATON PanelMate Power Pro
Mitsubishi MELSOFT GT Works
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)
Rockwell Automation RSView32
Rockwell Automation RSView Studio Site Edition (SE)
GE CIMPLICITY, Invensys WonderWare, and Intellution iFix
Variable Frequency Drive Configuration
Rockwell Automation DriveExplorer and DriveTools SP (DriveExecutive and DriveObserver)
Rockwell Automation RSLogix5000 Add-On Profiles
Square D PowerSuite
Network Configuration
Rockwell Automation RSLinx and FactoryTalk Communication Services
Rockwell Automation RSNetworx for EtherNetIP, ControlNet, and DeviceNet
Electrical Control System and Panel Design
AutoCAD LT 2009 and AutoCAD Electrical 2005
Other Programming Skills
Visual Basic and Visual Basic for Applications
C and C++, SEW IPOS, and other structured text languages
Web page development, XML, Java
SQL Server and Oracle relational database access and reporting
Other Software Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

DIVERSIFIED AUTOMATION, Louisville, KY 2008 – 2010
CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Primarily responsible for the startup and commissioning of conveyor control systems for the package handling industry. Major clients included FedEx Ground and United Parcel Service. This position required considerable travel 30-50% of the time. Primary duties included:
• Programming of automation controllers using Rockwell Automation's RSLogix5000.
• Programming of graphical display units using Proface ProDesigner and GP-ProEX
• In-house simulation and testing of the system software's integration
• Compilation of test plans and procedures into a comprehensive test package for startup and commissioning, utilizing a combination of Microsoft Word and Excel 2007, as well as AutoCAD LT.
• Engineering supervision of an electrical installation crew during startup and commissioning.
• Troubleshooting of system hardware during startup and commissioning.
• Debugging of system software during startup and commissioning.
• Training of managers and operations personnel on how to use the new system.

ECS SOLUTIONS, Evansville, IN 2005 – 2008
CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Primarily responsible for working alone and as part of a project team to develop and implement control system improvements. Also provided on-site troubleshooting support in a timely manner to various clients.
This position required flexibility and constantly learning new technologies. Primary duties included:
• Integration of hardware from various automation vendors to meet clients' requirements.
• Design of new control systems, and improvements to existing systems, utilizing AutoCAD.
• Coordination with Electrical Designers to produce a complete control system design package.
• In-house programming, simulation, and testing of system software integration.
• Compilation of detailed installation packages to be performed during brief downtime periods.
• Engineering supervision of an electrical installation crew during startup and commissioning.
• Troubleshooting of system hardware during startup and commissioning.
• Debugging of system software during startup and commissioning.
• Training of managers and operations personnel on how to use the new system.
Notable projects include:
• Implementation of VFD winch controls for a barge unloader at Western Kentucky Energy.
• Replacement of legacy hardwired relay controls with a ControlLogix PAC and RSView SE stations on the bottom ash system of Sikeston BMU's coal-fired power generation plant.
• Conversion of two PLC3 legacy systems to newer ControlLogix PAC technology on Alcoa Warrick's Cold Mill 2 and Cold Mill 4. Also assisted with projects in the preheat furnaces, reversing mill, and annealing furnaces.
• Programming, startup, and commissioning of several finishing systems by George Koch & Sons.
• Several small panel design projects requiring a quick turnaround for Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana.

MURPHY & ASSOCIATES, Evansville, IN 1999 – 2005
CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Primarily responsible for the management of control system design from concept to delivery. Also provided on-site troubleshooting support in a timely manner to various clients. This position required an engineer willing to be flexible and constantly learn new technologies. Primary duties included:
• Integration of hardware from various automation vendors to meet clients' requirements.
• Design of new control systems, and improvements to existing systems, utilizing AutoCAD.
• Coordination with Electrical Designers to produce a complete control system design package.
• In-house programming, simulation, and testing of system software integration.
• Engineering supervision of an electrical installation crew during startup and commissioning.
• Troubleshooting of system hardware during startup and commissioning.
• Debugging of system software during startup and commissioning.
• Training of managers and operations personnel on how to use the new system.
Notable projects include:
• Creation of a Visual Basic product demonstration program on CD for a lawn equipment manufacturer to be utilized by sales personnel when interacting with potential customers at various trade shows.
• Installation of several new cup conveyor lines for Berry Plastics, a major producer of thermoformed plastic cups.
• Implementation of multiple Remote Terminal Units to measure and report data on a ground water remediation system for Kaiser Aluminum. Programmed RTU with C to send reports to a central database via FTP and to create and display a web page report utilizing the built-in web server.
• Systems integration for two in-line chassis inspection stands for Tower Automotive, a major automotive vendor.
• Creation of an environmental reporting system for boiler units at GE Plastics.

CASE ENGINEERING, Evansville, IN 1998 – 1999
CONTROL SYSTEMS ENGINEER
Primarily responsible for the management of control system design from concept to delivery.
Primary duties included:
• Integration of hardware from various automation vendors to meet clients' needs and requirements.
• Design of new control systems, and improvements to existing systems, utilizing AutoCAD.
• Coordination with Electrical Designers to produce a complete control system design package.
• In-house programming, simulation, and testing of system software integration.
• Engineering supervision of an electrical installation crew during startup and commissioning.
• Troubleshooting of system hardware during startup and commissioning.
• Debugging of system software during startup and commissioning.
• Training of managers and operations personnel on how to use the new system.
Notable projects include:
• The design of a three axis differential test stand for Dana Corporation
• The programming, startup, and commissioning of finishing systems by George Koch & Sons.

EDUCATION

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, IN 1995 – 1998
BS Computer Integrated Manufacturing Technology

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Vincennes, IN 1992 – 1994
Studied Electrical Engineering before transferring to Purdue University