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Sr. Controls Engnineer

Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
January 30, 2018

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Phone 615/476-9200

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Richard West


Sr. Controls Engineer for Cogito Automation. Experienced in designing, programming, and debugging Allen Bradley and Siemens S7 control systems. Experienced at HMI application development. Experienced at panel layout and schematic development, system debug and commissioning. Installation and programming of Emerson PLC’s and relay logic refrigeration controls at Benso Inc. Includes panel layouts, construction, and installation. Successful project management of large installation projects $300K to $500K. Design and programming of Allen Bradley and custom microprocessor based controllers for automated material handling at Intech Systems. Plant manager of a 120 person automotive electronics manufacturing facility for Tridon. Successful relocation, employee training, and start-up of the facility. Hit breakeven in 5 months.

Engineering Manager of a thirty man design team for development and manufacturing support of telephone systems for Nortel. Project manager of product development programs to $13M.

Facility design engineer for Union Carbide performing three phase power distribution, design, and electrical layouts for industrial buildings and uranium enrichment.

Software development experience in Ladder Logic, Assembler, C, Pascal, Basic, and Fortran.

Extensive hardware design experience with PLC, HMI, microprocessor, digital, and analog circuits.

Experienced at three phase power distribution, VFD and soft starter motor controls, conveyor systems, automated storage/retrieval, automated guided vehicles, manufacturing robotics, electronic PCB and wiring harness manufacturing. Successful design and project management of whole store refrigeration systems for Target, Cooke’s, and Piggly Wiggly. $300K to $500K projects with on-time and within budget completions.

Proficient at project planning and project management with a history of on-time and within budget completions. Proficient with Microsoft Project. BSEE with extensive design and manufacturing experience. Passed EIT Exam. ODHVAC/R technical college degree in HVAC and refrigeration. EPA Universal Certification, passed TN Electrical and Mechanical Contracting exams. Experienced with National Electric Code, UL, and OSHA regulations. BABA in Business Administration with Major in Accounting, passed CPA exam. Employment 2016 – Present Cogito Automation - Sr. Controls Engineer Designing hardware, developing software, and debug of Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC control systems for the Amusement Park industry. 2015 (6 month contract) – Sr Software Test Engineer Writing and executing test cases for FDA approval of new Proton Therapy cancer treatment machine. Utilized IBM Jazz software test environment. 2012 – 2015 CTDI – Test Engineer

Developing test procedures and designing test equipment for the repair of telecom and data equipment.

2011 – 2012 Baker Distributing – Territory Manager Sales of Refrigeration and HVAC equipment.

2009 – 2011 Benso Inc., Nashville, TN – TN Branch Mgr. Manage TN branch of commercial refrigeration and HVAC company. 1993 - 2008 Nortel Networks, Nashville, TN - Sr. Product/Project Mgr Managed financials, development, market introduction, and life cycle management of new telecom products for IP telephony.

1992 - 1993 Circuit Test Inc., Memphis, TN - Director of Operations Successful build out, startup, and operation of 60 employee computer repair facility. 1990 - 1992 Tridon Inc., Springfield, TN - Plant Manager Successful start-up, and management of a 100 employee automotive manufacturing plant. Turned profit in 6 months.

1984 - 1990 Northern Telecom Inc., Nashville, TN - Director Terminals Managed a 30 man engineering team for development and manufacturing support of business telephones..

1983 - 1984 Intech Systems, Clearwater, FL - Lead Systems Analyst Developed automated material handling systems for IBM. 1980 – 1982 AT&T Paradyne, Largo, FL - Development Manager Developed first DES (Data Encryption Standard) compliant encryptor. 1979 - 1980 Honeywell Avionics, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL- Design Engineer Developed Space Shuttle engine controller and military encryptor. 1975 - 1979 Union Carbide Corp., Paducah, KY - Facility Design Engineer Designed power distribution, motor controls, and safety systems. Education 2008 Miller-Motte Technical College

OD HVAC and Refrigeration GPA 4.0 EPA Universal Cert. 1982 - 1983 University of South Florida Tampa, FL

BABA Major: Accounting Minor: Marketing GPA 4.0 Passed CPA 1978 – 1979 Murray State University Murray, KY

1973 - 1975 University of Kentucky Lexington, KY

BSEE Major: Electrical Engineering GPA 3.6

1970 – 1972 Murray State University Murray, KY

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