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Project Electrical Engineer

Solon, OH
August 27, 2012

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Gregory Voss

***** ********* **., *****, **** ***39

Phone: 440-***-**** Email:

Professional Summary

Electrical engineer, engineering manager, and large project coordinator

with twenty years of experience working in engineering departments of world

class machine builders, automation companies and integrators. As a hands-

on technical leader, I interfaced with management facilitators, customer

project leaders, manufacturing, sales, engineering, and distributors in the

supply chain process; for all phases in manufacturing of state-of-the-art

hardware and software systems. The positions I've held were responsible

for projecting a confident company image with customers, and included

coaching and development of project team players, prioritizing department

tasks, and achieving optimal team performance.

Electrical engineering management Integration of electrical systems

Project management Electrical engineering on complex

Large project coordination systems

Technical leadership on code PLC and HMI programming

compliance Controls and automation design

Power technology and coordination AC Inverter drives selection and design

Commissioning management on

start-ups Proposal engineering

Employment History

ABB Inc., Wickliffe, Ohio

Senior Project Manager NAM (2011- 2012)

. Responsible for project planning/scheduling, execution, contract

compliance, customer satisfaction and commercial aspects on large

process control/ICE (instrumentation, control and electrification)


. Coordinated multi-functional activities from project pre-award to

project closeout.

. Developed and implemented initiatives, identified risks, and made

monthly assessments for projects to ensure customer satisfaction and

improved performance.

. Coordinated activities of support groups, staffing for project phases,

and was responsible for overseeing the assignments of specific


. Responsible for using SAP Full Cost Model planning tools for

controlling/monitoring all commercial tasks on multiple projects,

including: forecasting cost versus budget revenue, actual cost

monitoring, change orders, and invoicing schedules.

. Coordinated the approval of purchase orders on contract materials and

services in the project supply chain, and responsible for meeting on-

time delivery milestones with quality and accuracy.

. Generated internal and external status reports and modified project

plan/schedules as necessary.

Charter Steel Corporation, Cuyahoga Heights, Ohio

Senior Controls Systems Engineer (2009 - 2011)

. Provided expertise, guidance, and direction in the functional design,

integration, and implementation of control system applications

including process control equipment strategies.

. Part of Charter Steel Cleveland Steel Melting Operations Management


. Project management on capital projects.

. Engineering leadership on integration of power, electrical hardware,

and automation systems.

. Level 1 automation system development on complex projects using

Siemens Step 7 Professional.

. Provided innovative hands-on automation improvements to complex


. Integration and improvement electrical system designs and automated


. Level 1 Software development.

Guild International, Inc., Bedford, Ohio,

Manager, Controls Engineering (2008 - 2009)

. Prepared project plans, interpreted contract specifications, and

identified tasks, schedules, resources and milestones for project

budgets to fulfill customer's expectations.

. Managed projects, tracked hours, and tackled difficult issues impeding

key project milestones.

. Large project coordination and accountable for supply chain management

of multiple large projects.

. Scheduling and Planning using Microsoft Project for commercial


. Provided supervision, coaching, development, counseling and appraisals

of engineers.

. Identified project risks, areas requiring technical and competitive

upgrades, and implemented cost saving measures, including a new

Engineering Change Request (ECR) program linking engineering,

purchasing, and manufacturing.

. Prepared technical proposals on complex projects.

. Coordinated project review meetings with customers and department team


. Developed and upgraded electrical control system designs for steel

processing equipment for companies like Special Metals, ArcellorMittal

and ChugaiRo, using Rockwell and Siemens solutions, and AUTOCAD to

supply schematics, panel and operator layouts, power one-line

diagrams, customer takeover points, grounding diagrams, and IEEE 518


. System design, selection, and startup of Powerflex 40, 70, and 700 AC

Inverter drives.

. PLC programming and HMI development using RSLogix 500/5000,

Panelbuilder32, and RSView.

. Technical leadership on systems to insure projects were being

delivered in compliance to NEC, NFPA79, UL508, UL508A, CE, or IEEE

code specifications.

Demag Plastics Group Corporation, Strongsville, Ohio

Senior Electrical Engineer (2006 - 2007)

. Project management and technical leadership on injection molding

projects from crib to cradle.

. Developed state-of-the-art large injection molding machine controls

using ELCAD designer tools, and Microstation, and SAP for the BOM

parts entry system.

. Automation design for new injection molding equipment using Rockwell

and Siemens solutions.

. System design and startup of Powerflex 40 and 700 AC Inverter drives.

. Technical leadership on systems requiring code compliance to NEC,

NFPA79, UL508A, and CE.

. Power coordination studies and load flow analyses.

Desco Equipment Corporation, Twinsburg, Ohio

Manager, Electrical Engineering (1999 - 2006)

. Hands-on electrical engineering manager, technical leadership, and

automation design of controls, for high speed printing and laser

marking systems used on plastic containers.

. Prepared project plans to identify technical requirements for new

systems, define work tasks, set schedules, and assess department

resources, to meet challenging milestones within the defined scope of

project contracts, and stay within its budgeted framework and time-

line constraints.

. Tracked project costs and milestone goals to insure profitability.

. Strong customer interface to resolve complex problems.

. Supervised, coached, developed, counseled, and provided appraisals for

department engineers.

. Developed Integrated automation designs for high-speed plastic

container marker systems.

. Developed PLC software programs for high speed laser marker systems

using RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, and Simatic Step 7, and HMI screens

using Panelbuilder32 and RSView Studio.

Davy International/ Voest Alpine, Eastlake, Ohio

Systems Engineer (1995 - 1998)

. Level 1 project manager on a $50 million plate mill revamp and

accelerated cooling project installed at Bethlehem Steel in Burns

Harbor, Indiana; design phase through commissioning.

. Used Microsoft Project and Primavera P6 for process, manufacturing or

commercial projects.

. Developed the level 1 project management plan, and commissioning plan

for same project.

. Assembled and coordinated the project's electrical controls team for

same project.

. Monitored the project's budget to insure profitability from crib to

cradle for same project.

. Coordinated project review meetings with customers and Davy team


. Wrote General Functional Specifications, Detailed Functional

Specifications and any manual support documents for steel mill

automation projects when required.

. Assisted sales on technical proposals, customer review meetings,

specifications, and complex issues for potential major steel mill

revamps and new construction capital projects.

. Developed and designed the level 1 electrical and automation system

for the 160 Inch Plate Mill Drive Revamp And Accelerated Cooling

System at Bethlehem Steel.

. Developed and designed the power distribution system grid with over-

current devices, and selected switch gear, motor control centers, and

high horsepower mill motors, to be purchased.

. Developed and designed the level 1 electrical, and automation control

system, and provided technical project leadership on a new hot dip

galvanizing line at Winner Steel in Warren, Ohio.

. Short circuit calculations, coordination studies, load flow analyses,

and grounding systems.

C. A. Litzler Co., Inc., Cleveland, Ohio

Electrical Engineer (1991 - 1994)

. Provided engineered designs for fabric treaters and dipping line


. System architecture and automation one-line diagrams.

. AUTOCAD design of panel assemblies and electrical elementary diagrams.

. Developed high-end integrated automation systems using AC and DC

drives and various PLCs.

. On-Time Delivery of engineered drive systems releases to


. Design of power one-line diagrams and selection of switchgear and


. PLC programming with RSLogix on Rockwell PLC 5 and SLC 500 PLCs.


Bachelors of Science, 1991

Rochester Institute of Technology

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