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Service Technician

Philadelphia, PA
September 12, 2018

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John Niskala

*** ******** *****, ************, ** 19426 Cell610-283-1417



Industrial Process Solutions Ivy land, PA 8/2010 to present

Service Technician


● Receive daily assignments from service manager. Go to customer sites and work on Customer air dryers.

●Perform either repairs or preventive maintenance on the air dryer systems, which included Changing of desiccant, replacing air filters to the pre filters and after filters, rebuilding the Inlet and Purge outlet valves along with the purge inlet and outlet valves and Purge adjustment check valves.

●Troubleshooting PLC and relay logic, Brands such Allen Bradley Roxwell RSLogix 5000. Siemens S7 and others. As well as trouble shot Logix5000 Controllers I/O. Using HMI’s Roxwell automation to operate and make adjustments.

●Troubshoot program and calibrate VFD’s drives such as Allen Bradley PowerFlex 70, Emerson Siemens Toshiba and Westinghouse. Voltages from 115v to 230v 460v. Calibrated different digital valve controllers.

●Reading P&IDs, Electrical, Pneumatics and Hydraulic Schematics and prints.

●Instrumentation sets ups and calibrations. . Calibrated control pump and control valves 4 t0 20mA Loop pressures /flowsBy using lap tops and control panels diagnose and making command changes. Repair Electrical systems.

● Repair or upgrade Mech, ADC controllers and swing arms.

● Repair and PMS on competitors air dryer and go over air compressor upstream of air dyer Filtration system.

●Fill out reports on service done to customer equipment and recommend service that needs to be done next.

●Observe other customer equipment that could be worked. See if customer needs new Parts, dryers and possible other service opportunities and possible upgrades on equipme

●Travel far sites. Working in the city and over nights stays.

Report back to service manager and keeping salesmen


American Crane & Equipment Corp. Douglassville PA,

Service Technician 02/08 to 10/09


●Go to customer’s sites and perform repairs and upgrade

Install new equipment and de install old equipment

●Inspect Indoor Cranes and equipment to OSHA requirements. Work was performed at power plants, nuclear power plants and various industrial companies

●Write up reports for customers to bring the customer up to OSHA Standards.

●Perform preventive maintenance checks. Looking at the cranes brakes, Contactors, relays and motors. Inspecting wire rope and chains as well as the hooks. Replacing wire rope and chains

●Troubleshooting PLC and relay logic, Brands such Allen Bradley Roxwell SLC 500, Siemens 200,300 &500 and dealing with Profibus-Dp and Profibnet troubleshooting making upgrades and making command changes to the prongs.Electrical systems. Programmed equipment and fixing gears, bearings, belts and pulleys.

●Dealt with high voltages such as V560, V480, V277, V240,V220 and V120.Troubleshot step down transformers, transformers. Worked on step motors and VFD drives as such as Allen Bradley, Emerson,Siemens, Toshiba and Westinghouse. Calibrated control pump and control valves 4 t0 20mA Loops pressures/flows Worked on step down motors.

●Work on equipment while I troubleshot equipment that had Hydraulics and Pneumatics problems.

●I have worked on Injection Molding machines such Brands as Boy Machine, Husky, Hettinga, HPM, and Mitsubishi. Worked on Horizontal and vertical machines.

● Worked on clamps, pistons, HMI’s, Limit and safety switches, pumps, tanks, nozzles plasticizing barrels, decompression before Plasticizing screws rotations, advancing and retract, adjusting Pressure limits and delay time, clamping force and mold opening and closing problems and clamp pressure, application time.

●Calibrating and upgrading software. Talk with costumers about getting upgrades on existing equipment or buying new equipment.

Kern International Oaks, PA

Service Technician 11/05 to 12/07 Laid off Kern lost contract


●Maintain high-speed inserters for PSC Info Group and mail processing companies.

●Perform service calls on k3000 and k46 un-winders and folders. Assemble rebuilds.

●Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical problems, soldered as needed. PLC and fiber optic Troubleshooting involved down loading software. Troubleshot step down motors and stepper motors Power supplies, Frequency converters fiber optic cables, sensors and One, Two and Three phase motors.

●Responsible for ordering and receiving parts utilizing Access based program. Write-off RMA‘s and forward them back. Perform Inventory counts three times a year. Organize tasks and goals for other technicians.

●Performed bi-monthly along with weekly reports. Send out daily Shift reports.

●Perform routine monthly preventive maintenances checks and create monthly calendar for PMs. Work with the travel to different sites for training.

Peak Beam Systems, Inc. Edgemont, PA

Electronic Technician 06/00 to 10/05 Laid off


●Assembled and 4200 searchlights and 4200 and 5200 charger.

●Troubleshot down to component level using multimeters and oscilloscope.

●Calibrated searchlight boards and chargers using test fixers and software ProgramsTested batteries and battery packs.

●Responded to customer telephone calls by troubleshooting while on telephone.

●I performed RMA repairs for customers and provided quotes for those repairs.

●Assisted engineer with special projects pertaining to light boards and batteryPacks.

●Involved with research and development of new products. Soldered PC boards thru whole and surface mount.

Acusort Inc (Contract Assignment)

Electronic Technician 03/95 to 03/00 Assignment ended, un-employed

Worked in functional test department.

●Troubleshot down to component level

● Used Oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, multi-meters, test fixtures.

● Soldiered surface mount and through hole was certified mil spec. Worked also with, ISO 2000, 9001.

●Standards troubleshot and soldiered using a Microscope.


Pennsylvania Institute of Technology

Media, PA 1994

Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering Technology Courses included Auto Cad Version 12, Basic Programming, Fiber Optics, AC-DC Motors and Generators, / Troubleshooting

Delaware County Community College

Media, PA 2002

Course in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint

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