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Engineer Electrical

Location:
Goose Creek, South Carolina, 29445, United States
Posted:
January 28, 2018

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BENJAMIN JOSEPH KUHLMAN

*** ******** ****** ***** *****, SC 29445

614-***-**** • ac38c8@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF EXPERIENCE

I am an experienced control systems engineer in many industries including chemical, oil and gas, tire and rubber, pharmaceutical, beverage, mining and wastewater. My background includes product and solution sales, solution proposals, execution, and commissioning for small automation projects to large greenfield facilities. Project travel and commissioning include both national and international with diverse project teams.

Engineering and technical expertise includes...

PLCs/DCS: Rockwell Automation, Siemens, GE Fanuc, Honeywell HMI: Rockwell Automation, Siemens, GE Fanuc, Wonderware Drives Rockwell Automation, Siemens, ABB, Yaskawa

Networks DeviceNet, ControlNet, Ethernet (switch and network design), Modbus, DNP, Data Highway Plus, Profibus, Profinet

Other Software: AutoCAD, FTBatch, OSI PI, Oracle, Microsoft SQL, MATLAB, Linux, Windows, Windows Server, DOS, UNIX, Simulink, C/C#/C++ programming, VB programming. RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

APPLIED CONTROL ENGINEERING, INC., Baltimore, MD Sr. Automation Engineer, 4/2016 – Present EVERWORKS, INC, Greenville, South Carolina Automation Project Manager, 1/2015 – 4/2016 WOODGROUP MUSTANG, Greenville, South Carolina, Sr. Technical Professional, 6/2012 – 1/2015 BARRY WEHMILLER DESIGN GROUP, Duncan, South Carolina, Sr. Electrical Engineer, 8/2010 – 6/2012 ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, Commercial Engineer, 6/2005 – 8/2010 Selected Contributions:

Boiler Controls and Instrumentation Upgrade, National Institutes of Health, Maryland

My responsibilities included project management and design on an industrial boiler with $2 million in instrumentation and control system upgrades for the National Institutes of Health. I developed and oversaw the combustion and burner management control systems for the ControlLogix hardware and software as well as managed instrument and electrical technicians during installation. This included loop checking, commissioning and final tuning. BENJAMIN JOSEPH KUHLMAN

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Tire Handling Upgrade, Michelin Inc., Alabama

I served as the manager and technical lead for design activities with a project team for specification, electrical design, PLC and HMI design, simulation and final commissioning. I then managed coordination for a simulation vendor in Europe to perform extensive factory acceptance testing prior to commissioning. This entailed supervision of a dual shift commissioning schedule for an internal team and external electrical contractors. Greenfield 840 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant, Woodgroup Inc., Middle East

I worked as the lead startup engineer for BOP (Balance of Plant) control system consisting of a 5,000 I/O points as well as various network interfaces to plant auxiliary systems. To complete this project, I traveled to the Middle East for commissioning activities which included plant networking, I/O checkout, plant system startup, server installation, cybersecurity procedures, process historian and final plant acceptance testing. Bottling Line Upgrades, PepsiCo Inc., Various Locations.

As part of this project I developed PLC and HMI for line integration of beverage lines. Integration involved interface with different vendors on network and hardwired integration of process machines including a blow molder, labeler, filler and case packer. Oil Separation and Transfer Upgrades, Chevron, California.

Project engineer responsible for Panelview, ControlLogix, and AAdvance process safety shutdown applications. The project included the design of electrical panels and participation in system commissioning.

Commercial Engineer, Rockwell Automation, Cleveland, Ohio.

I supported PLC controller products with specific focus on ControlLogix redundancy. Work entailed customer solutions for issues with firmware and applications. I participated in customer meetings as a recognized product expert for customer engagement regarding large sales opportunities.

New Assembly Line, Toyota, South Africa

Project engineer responsible for a Toyota final assembly plant in South Africa. I worked on an Andon system, quality tracking and a vehicle tracking system with PLC, HMI, and relational databases. This included participation in system installs with local engineering resources to complete electrical installation and checkout.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

Bachelor of Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering (BSECE), 2005 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, Columbus, Ohio

Instrument Society of America (ISA) ~ Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Professional Development

Engineer in Training (EIT)

Professional Engineering Exam (Anticipated April 2018)



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