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Engineer Manager

Omaha, Nebraska, United States
March 02, 2018

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Seeking an Electrical/Automation Engineering position to support production and business systems in a manufacturing environment


Electrical/Automation Engineer with 22 years of experience in manufacturing that includes

Development and maintenance of PLC-based control systems for formulation, storage, and packaging applications

HMI (Human-Machine Interface) screen design and functionality with control systems

Deskside support and server management for business and production systems

Network administration

Data backup and security

Electrical/Test Engineer with 10 years of experience in the Aerospace industry


PLC programming (GE Fanuc, Allen-Bradley/Rockwell Automation [Studio/RS Logix 5000/500])

HMI development (CIMPLICITY/Proficy, RS View)

Rockwell batch management (FactoryTalk Batch View, Material Manager, Recipe Editor, Equipment Editor, etc.)

Rockwell HMI support (FactoryTalk View SE and View ME)

Rockwell/ACP ThinManager administration

Server virtualization (VMWare vSphere)

Cisco routing and switch administration


Syngenta Crop Protection (Formerly Zeneca Ag Products), Omaha, NE

1995 - 2017

Systems Engineer

Modified and performed troubleshooting duties on third-party-developed PLC programs for Allen-Bradley controllers to identify programming errors, optimize automated functionality, improve process monitoring and alarms, and add process instrumentation and ingredients. Collaborated with contracted parties to develop new PLC programs and routines to support production expansions and to convert existing facilities from GE-based systems to Rockwell Automation controllers. Set up and managed Rockwell-based operator interfaces running FT View SE on desktops and thin clients and FT View ME on PanelView graphic terminals. Converted the interconnectivity of an existing GE-based PLC system from wired serial communications to industrial ethernet for increased data bandwidth capacity and speed. Managed projects to expand the fiber optic network, thereby expanding business and process control network access to other areas of the plant. Upgraded the production operator HMI's from an outdated UNIX-based product to a Windows-based Graphical User Interface (GUI) system. Developed, modified, and maintained ladder-logic programs for a networked GE FANUC PLC infrastructure and operator interfaces to accommodate new configurations and changes in product formulations, storage, granular mixing, packaging, and water treatment. Developed, maintained, and expanded the industrial ethernet communications for the addition of new controllers and other IP-addressable devices.

Served as site technical lead for corporate-wide initiatives, including the conversion of the site’s telephony system from a local PBX to a global IP phone service, the deployment of new PC client hardware and operating system upgrades, and the establishment of wireless networking throughout selected facilities at the site. Administered server, network, security, and printing services as the site's sole IS/IT Site Services Manager until 2000. Continued to provide local interim support as business IT services transitioned to third-party remote support. Configured and set up network printers, audio/visual equipment, and conference/IP phones. Performed in-house desktop and laptop repairs.

AlliedSignal Technical Services Corporation, Houston, TX

1993 - 1994

Data Communications Engineer (contracted through Bay Area Technologies, Houston TX)

Coordinated the network connectivity of over 200 personal computers and printers as part of a departmental move to new facilities.

Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Company, Houston, TX

1984 - 1992


Designed an infrared receiver capable of tracking a transmitting source over free space while simultaneously demodulating the received signal for output to a video monitor. Performed troubleshooting tasks on malfunctioning audio headsets and subassemblies designated for space flight extravehicular activity (EVA). Developed a fiber optic link for providing two-way video, audio, and data communications between robotics work stations. Designed and implemented a test console for audio speaker quality evaluations. Conducted tracking tests, as part of a test department team, to evaluate radio-frequency communication quality and reliability with spacecraft as it traversed within the ground station’s line of sight.


Rockwell FactoryTalk Historian SE, ProductionCentre, AssetCentre, Directory Services, RSLinx

Microsoft Office Productivity Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.)

Allen-Bradley PanelView/PanelView Plus terminal configuration

Thin Client setup and management

PID Single-Loop and Coordinated Control Tuning

Ethernet expertise in both office and industrial environments

Experience with DeviceNet, ControlNet, MODBUS industrial protocols

Dell AppAssure backup solution software

Trained in Alarm Management concepts

Excellent writing skills


Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (1984) Texas Tech University, Lubbock Texas

Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Engineering (1984)

Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas

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