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Engineer Manager

Location:
Rougemont, North Carolina, 27572, United States
Salary:
120
Posted:
February 05, 2018

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PAUL D. HALL

*** ***** **** **** ** Rougemont, NC 27572 336-***-**** ac4cnc@r.postjobfree.com

EXPERIENCE

Sensory Analytics May 2017 to Present

Precision Instrument Manufacturer

Engineering and Integration Manager

Key role integrating a new product with various end user equipment

Corning February 2017 to May 2017

Manufacturer of Performance Cables

Controls Engineer III

SME for automation and control systems

Key role on the Engineering group leading the direction of growth for the company

Work closely with electrical and mechanical contractors in executing the build and startup of complete production lines as well as plant equipment upgrades and replacements

Develop the following applications:

oPLC applications for Allen Bradley PLCs using RSlogix 500/5000

oPLC applications for Siemens PLCs using Step 7

oPLC applications for Giddings and Lewis PLCs

oPLC applications for Direct Logic PLCs

oSCADA applications using iFix and Wonderware

Intertape Polymer Group June 2016 to February 2017

Manufacturer of Performance Tape and Film

Corporate Controls Engineer

SME for automation and control systems for the Business Transformation Office

Key role on the BTO group leading the direction of growth for the company

Work closely with electrical and mechanical contractors in executing the build and startup of complete production line as well as plant equipment upgrades and replacements

Work closely with local plant engineers to drive sustainability and reliability

Develop the following applications:

oPLC applications for Allen Bradley PLCs using RSlogix 500/5000

oPLC applications for Siemens PLCs using Step 7

oSCADA applications using iFix

oMaintain ACP for terminal services hosting redundant auto failover servers

Travel worldwide 100%

BD Rx - Wilson, NC January 2015 to May 2016

Manufacturer of Prefilled Injectibles

Sr. Manufacturing Automation Engineer

SME for automation and control systems

Developed Automation Technicians in PLC and HMI programming improving troubleshooting response and turnaround time

Directed automation technicians, associate automation engineers and contract engineers through all phases of project planning, execution and validation related to manufacturing equipment, robotic work centers, software and drawing management

Direct all software development with respect to SCADA, PLC, HMI, Historian and Reporting systems

Manage utilities atmospheric monitoring and building management systems

Perform FAT, SAT and Validation functions as needed

Develop the following applications:

oPLC applications for Allen Bradley PLCs using RSlogix 500/5000

oPLC applications for Siemens PLCs using Step 7

oSCADA applications using RSView Studio

oMaintain Factory Talk servers and virtual servers

oManaged data collection services OSI/PI

oMaintain Historian and Vantage point servers including disaster recovery and high availability.

oVision applications with Cognex systems

Solved automation network communication issues improving system reliability and uptime, yielding additional more than 50k additional units per month

Improved the efficiency of waste handling in the packaging system reducing rework by more than 15%

Modified the blister forming and cartoning systems in packaging, through code development and supporting molding modifications resulting in more than 33% increase in throughput on highest demand product

Championed the alignment of PLC, HMI and Server systems software versioning control to ensure cGMP compliance and provide reliability in disaster recovery

bioMerieux - Durham, NC September 2014 to December 2014

Manufacturer of Diagnostic Medical Devices

Sr. Automation Engineer

Manage systems integration and automation projects.

Perform FAT, SAT and Validation functions as needed.

Develop the following applications:

oPLC applications for Allen Bradley PLCs using RSlogix 500/5000

oSCADA applications using RSView Studio

oMaintain Factory Talk and Asset Centre systems

Spuntech Industries, U.S. Division - Roxboro, NC November 2006 to September 2014

Manufacturer of spunlace (hydroentangled) fabric products; subsidiary of Nissan Medical Industries

IT & Controls Manager

Directed all systems integration and automation projects.

Modified the raw material handling, WIP tracking and finished goods packaging systems resulting in breaking all production records companywide three consecutive years peaking with an all time record production month my last month with the company. Total output increase over the eight years of service was 240%.

oImplemented drive upgrades from CT to Siemens resulting in improved uptime, higher quality finished goods and more capable processes

oFocus the energy of the controls department to improve manufacturing uptime, reduce recurring downtime events and providing extremely responsive 24 hour 365 day support for the production teams

Manage the Priority ERP system, SCADA system, office applications, Windows updates and virus protection software

Responsible for managing the site corporate and industrial networks, including Ethernet, profibus, modbus and CTnet

oModified the Profibus infrastructure to remove improper node connections reducing ambiguous communication issues from multiple times per week to zero for the last year I was onsite.

Created, implemented and validated a fully functional helpdesk application using Spice works and Apache.

oThe in-house helpdesk system resulted in a less than 1 hour start to completion on help tickets

oHistorical data tending and trouble tracking for defeating recurring issues ensuring customer satisfaction

Develop, implement, and uphold corporate IT SOPs and automation system SOPs

Analyze downtime for Manufacturing processes to develop corrective and preventive actions

Develop applications with the following platforms:

oPLC applications for Siemens, Vipa, and Allen Bradley PLCs using Step 7 and RSlogix

oDrive applications using Emerson CT Drives, Siemens Drives and Allen Bradley Drives

oSCADA applications using Citect SCADA and OPCSystems packages

Industrial Manufacturing, Albany, GA August 2006 to November 2006

Leading machine shop providing custom engineering services to industrial manufacturers

Electrical Engineer

Responsible for developing PLC programs, HMI programs, debugging software systems, electrical systems and communication systems using software products including: RSLogix 5000, RSView Studio and RSLynx

Responsible for creating mechanical models and electrical diagrams in SolidWorks 2007

Responsible for researching and recommending improvements in methods and equipment to achieve maximum productivity and the highest quality while operating at an optimum cost level

Responsible for the design and/or upgrade of electrical controls systems and power systems

Dawson Manufacturing Co. - Dawson, GA May 1997 – August 2006

Automotive component manufacturer serving Ford Motor Co., Chrysler, and Tier 1 Suppliers

IT Manager & Project Engineer, Jun 2003 to Aug 2006

Planned and installed Windows 2000 Ethernet network for industrial data collection

Designed and implemented internal website for data display

Designed user interface in asp.net to provide time saving benefits to plant manager and engineering manager

Responsible for administering Windows NT 4 network

Responsible for maintaining a secure network environment

Responsible for directing installation and maintenance of servers, personal computers, and printers

Created 3D CAD drawings in AutoDesk Inventor 10

Created 2D and 3D CAD drawings in AutoCAD 2000

Responsible for upgrading, automating and designing:

oComplex industrial assembly equipment

oElectrical and electronic circuits

oMechanical components, assemblies, subassemblies

Responsible for developing PLC ladder logic, HMI programs, debugging software systems, electrical systems and communication systems using software products including: RSLogix 500, Panel Builder 32, RSView 32, EZ Panel Enhanced, Syswin 3.3, RSLynx Gateway

Responsible for researching and recommending improvements in methods and equipment to achieve maximum productivity and the highest quality while operating at an optimum cost level

Responsible for instructing maintenance personnel on the repair and maintenance of new equipment, as well as scheduled preventative maintenance of existing equipment.

oManage plant wide Profibus (process field bus) network that monitors critical cooling water system

oMaintain the CMMS software and database system

oPlan and manage disaster recovery system

Project Engineer/Network Administrator, Jan 2000 to Jun 2003

Responsible for administering a Windows NT 4 network and associated peripherals

Created 2D and 3D CAD drawings in AutoCAD 2000

Responsible for upgrading and automating:

oIndustrial assembly equipment

Upgraded hydraulic puller plate systems with servo controlled geared axis increasing repeatability which reduced downtime approximately 4 hours per week due to puller clamps broken from misalignment.

Converted pneumatic linear axis with servo control on assembly machine for transmission mounts reducing downtime and improving efficiency yielding a cost reduction of more than 30k per year.

oElectrical and electronic circuits

oMechanical components and assemblies

Planned, designed and installed a plant wide Profibus (process field bus) network to monitor critical plant systems

Maintenance Supervisor, May 1997 to Jan 2000

Responsible for maintaining plant operation and overseeing maintenance workers.

Supervised the performance of preventative maintenance and emergency repair of:

oInjection molding presses

oCompression and transfer presses

oAutomated assembly equipment

Configured, installed and maintained a Windows NT 4 Network

EDUCATION

Troy University, Troy, AL Bachelors of Science in Computer Science 3.69 GPA

Darton College, Albany, GA Associate of Applied Science in BCS Network Support Specialist 3.2 GPA

Albany Technical Institute, Albany, GA Diploma in Industrial Electronics 4.0 GPA

SKILLS

Working knowledge of 21 CFR Part 11, GAMP 5

Extensive experience at upgrading, automating and designing

Complex industrial assembly equipment

Electrical and electronic circuits (loop sensor circuits 4-20ma, 0 – 10vdc etc…, 24VDC, 90VDC)

Power distribution from 480VAC 3-phase down, including switch gear and transformers

Mechanical components, assemblies, subassemblies

Thorough understanding of computer hardware and system architecture especially as it relates to industrial automation systems.

Programming and troubleshooting Siemens PLCs and Step 7 development software

Advanced expertise with Step 7 Professional

Extensive experience with WinCC and Protools

Extensive experience with Siemens vector control drives, Siemens servo systems, synchronized motion and master drives.

Programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley PLCs and HMIs

Proficient in Rockwell Software products including: RSLogix 5000, RSLogix 500, Panel Builder 32, RSView 32, RSView Studio, EZ Panel Enhanced, Syswin 3.3, RSLynx Gateway

Experienced with various servo systems including Allen Bradley, Siemens, Baldor, SEW etc…

Proficient in: Citect SCADA, Historian and MES application customization and integration.

Thorough understanding of virtual platforms VMware and HyperV

Working knowledge of Linux/Unix environments and scripting technologies

Advanced networking, vlan, routing and switching configuration, management and problem resolution in manufacturing and business environments

Wired and wireless lan design and deployment in manufacturing and business environments with extensive layer 3 switching and routing including VLans, subnetting and network management

Vast experience with multiple versions of Microsoft Visual Studio specifically for intranet data collection and presentation

Multiple projects developed with C++, C#, Asp, VB, VBScript, Java, Jscript, HTML, Ajax, perl and python

Many years of MS SQL Server database design and management with advanced experience developing views, stored procedures and functions

Team Development and mentoring

Excellent electrical and mechanical troubleshooting skills

Effective team player

Effective at using critical thinking skills

Excellent disaster planning and recovery skills

Proficient at troubleshooting computer hardware and software

Experienced in Autodesk AutoCAD and Inventor 10 as well as Solid works experience.

MCSE 2000, MCSA 2000, MCP

Positive attitude with a proven record of solving critical issues in the most stressful time constrained environments.

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio Eschbel Priority 11



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