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Electrical Engineer Project

Simpsonville, South Carolina, 29681, United States
March 07, 2011

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Robert P Cummins, P.E.

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Simpsonville, SC 29681

864-***-**** /

Senior Project Engineer

Global Project Management / Automation and Control

New Product Design & implementation/Manufacturing Engineering

Senior Electrical Engineer with focus on automation and control in the

manufacturing and production environment. Analytical background with

global perspective. Strong background in plastics extrusion as well as

design, procurement, start-up and project management. Also experienced in

production line project management both domestically and globally.

Analytical and detail oriented. Excellent communication skills.

Proficient in all Microsoft Office products. Experienced in Allen-Bradley

line of products (hardware, PLC's and software), HMI software and AutoCAD.

Professional Experience

Sealed Air Corporation, Cryovac Division


Food & Protective Packaging

Senior Electrical Engineer

. Led engineering project to upgrade total control system of two existing

extrusion lines as well as design and installation of a third new

extrusion line in Brazil plus a complete new production line in Russia.

All production requirements were met within or under budget and ahead of


. Identified and coordinated Value Engineering through standardization of

equipment and design. Concepts were applied to future production line

expansions and additions. This resulted in an immediate cost reduction

of around 10-15%.

. Directed a team of engineers and designers with the engineering, design,

construction, installation and startup of a new $10 MM production

facility. Finished approximately one month ahead of 12 month schedule

and below budget.

. Reduced cycle time on new extrusion production line installation

projects by investigating all aspects of the project from procurement to

fabrication, installation and startup. The schedule was reduced from 18

to approximately 12 months allowing greatly reduced time of product to

market and construction costs were decreased by over 25%.

. Reduced the cost of capital equipment through a study of alternatives to

our existing suppliers and by utilizing these low cost suppliers, were

able to save 35-40% over the price of current equipment suppliers.

. Re-evaluated worldwide compatibility and specification of equipment and

controls. This reduced and ultimately eliminated engineering rework and

provided the ability to negotiate better pricing through larger global

contracts with suppliers. This resulted in a newly developed

standardization of Process and Control Equipment.

. Investigated, identified, and resolved the source of excessive downtime

by analyzing possible electrical/control sources and ultimately

determined it was a process operations SOP causing the problem. Once

the problem was identified and resolved, line yields went from under 70%

to above 90%.

. Implemented and integrated new temperature control system into an

existing production line with minimum downtime. Changes were

transparent to operators and process operation.

Robert P. Cummins, P.E. (page 2)

Prior Experience

Lockwood Greene Engineers/Architects


Group Leader/Control Systems Engineering

Lead Engineer over a group of Junior Engineers and CADD Designers in the

design, purchase and installation of control systems at clients'

facilities. Job required knowledge in a broad range of control products

and applications.

ICI Americas, Plastics Division

(8 Years)

Polyester Film Products

Senior Project Engineer, Instrument/Electrical

Projects varied in size from simple replacement, troubleshooting, or

upgrading of existing equipment to total instrument/electrical engineering

responsibility for a $1MM new production unit. Work on this unit included

design, specification, purchase, field contracting, construction

supervision, and start-up of all instrument and electrical work.

Olin Corporation, Chemicals Division

(5 Years)

Industrial Chemical Manufacturing

Instrumentation/Maintenance Electrical Engineer

Primarily responsible for working with project team as representative of

maintenance instrumentation/electrical engineering group on a new $25MM

production unit. Duties included design suggestions, construction and

start-up participation and spare parts procurement. Other areas of

responsibility included recommendation and specification of instrument and

electrical equipment, system design changes and repair techniques for

improving system reliability, Quality Assurance Supervisor for the

maintenance I & E Department during construction and start-up of a new

polyols unit.


B.S. Electrical Engineering

University Of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia, #12533

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