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Controls Engineer

Warren, Michigan, 48092, United States
August 27, 2018

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Karel Programming

Fanuc Robot Programming

Controls Engineering

PLC and HMI Technologies:

Siemens Step 7,Allen Bradley,

Mitsubishi, Modicon

Cognex vision experience

using Speadsheet commands

Automotive plant suport expierence; including assembly line production

Machine install/commissioning:

Electrical, mechanical, AC/DC voltages, panel build, troubleshooting, backups, communication links, design



Plant support at a Tier I automotive supplier using Siemens 7 programs for evaluation and improving current production. Address 'open issue' log to confirm programming changes for overall system improvements to reduce downtime and improve cycle time.

Document several aspects of program to verify consistancy throughout entire line, especially 'Alrams' and recovery.

Design new technical manuals for Nissan, Harry Major Machine, GM, and BASF for new installations of Cognex vision systems.

Design new technical manual for Ford applying Ford and Siemens Transline (FAST) standard for a stand-alone system interfaced with a Fanuc robot and Ether-Inspect vision system; then train Ford employees at site.

Assist with implementing Cognex vision systems, Ether-Inspect vision software, and Scropion software.

Plant support of manufacturing systems equipped with an assortment of PLC technologies with the main emphasis on Siemens TIA Portal V13. Some systems integrated with ABB robots.

Modify, revise, and create KAREL programs for new projects. Projects involved controling a manufacturing process with 2 to 4 Fanuc robots. Program incorporated OEM specifications, data links, and occansionally a Red Lion HMI.

Incorporate DRS internal check-off list to verify and debug all machine functionality, including SCADA data links.

Implement Siemens Portal V13 software to control a robotic system. Resolve, troubleshoot, modify, diagnose, and preform in-house diagnostics and customer site commionsioning.

Cradle to grave project using Schneider Pro 7 software to control two prototype machines producing automotive crankshafts. Cycle(s) involved the following aspects: tool change, cold cycle start, part quality, monitoring of production, and data link with ANDON using Factor Information System (FIS).

Create manuals for training employees on all aspects of machine, including: operation, program, electrical and mechanical maintanance.

Create, modify, or revise electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and mechanical schematics with AutoCad.

Create 'Open Issue' log to reduce the redundancy of common errors, reduce scrap, improve tool life, and improve manufacturing process. Eliminate approximately 25% of common errors by replacing or repairing pneumatic cylinders, proximately switches, and other key components. Reduce scrap by 15% through mechanical and programming changes. Resulting in customer purchasing three new machines.

Monitor PLC program of machine crashes during production, documented and analyzed manufacturing process. Crashes did not produce an alram and were not visible to operator; causing either reduce production or complete production stoppage. Result: resolved logic sequencing issues to eliminate crashes that improved production.

Conduct an analysis of four manufacturing machines having poor quality, low production, high mean time between failures, and unusual cycle times. Create a recommendation list to resolve issues to OEM. OEM agreed to initiate recommends for one machine. Result: cycle time from 3 minutes to 55 seconds, scrap reduction from 50 parts/shift to 2 parts/shift, and improve MTBF from 25 alarms/shift to 1 alram/shift. Extra: customer purchase several new machines.


Controls Manufacturing Support Engineer

ZF Manufacturing 5/2018-8/2018 (Contract thrrough Citistaff)

Plant support of a variety of manufacturing systems using Siemens Step 7 V5.5 software

Use troubleshooting techniques to determine alarms and provide assistance to plant technicians

Assist engineers to improve program or manufacturing processes

Lowe's Hardware Specialist

Plumbing Department 3/2018-5/2018

Assist customers with home improvements and selecting plumbing material

Assist customers with understanding requirements for repairing plumbing issues

Stocking, restocking, organizing, and maintaining a clean environment

Application Vision Engineer, Technical Writer, and Trainer

Leoni 4/2017 – 1/18

Design technical manuals using Cognex Vision system

Design technical and operator manual using Matrox DA4 Vision software

Design technical manual for Ford FAST standard and train Ford employees troubleshooting techniques

Assist with implementing a variety of vision systems

Controls Manufacturing Support Engineer

Dana Holding Company 9/2016 – 3/2017

Plant support of a variety of manufacturing systems using PLC Technologies and robotics

Use troubleshooting techniques to determine alarms and provide assistance to plant technicians

Use PLC technologies, especially Siemens TIA Portal V13, to diagnose and resolve on going issues

Assist engineers to improve current system technologies

Controls Engineer/Vision

ThyssenKrupp Engineering Incorporated (Contract) 10/2015 – 5/2016

Develop new documentation based on Ignition HMI/SCADA software

Conduct customer vision evaluations according to customer specifications

Incorporate Cognex camera or Gig-E software and Basler cameras

Incorporate vision spreadsheet software to established customer acceptance of evaluation

Self-study new software applications according to customer specifications

Software Engineer

Dynamic Robotic Solutions (Contract) 8/2014 – 6/2015

Develop, diagnose, document Siemens Step 7 logic to control Fanuc robotics system

Create, modify, revise KAREL robotic programming from other projects and templates

Diagnose, troubleshoot, document, and resolve KAREL programs that were create, modified, or revised

Create, modify, revise, and implement Human Machine Interface screens, pushbuttons, and commands according to KAREL program and customer purchase order

Develop and create a new operator manual and template for current robotic systems

Create quick access links to important DRS documentation

Use Fanuc Teach Pendant to control robot(s), create, modify, revise short programs and teach points

Use internal check-off list and documents to verify all programming and machine functionality interfaced with the robotic system

Controls Engineering

FEV Incorporated (Contract) 1/2014 – 7/2014

Create electrical diagrams for prototype mobile engine system for both oil and coolant tests using AutoCAD

Create programming flow chart to establish proper program sequence

Use P & ID documentation to verify units’ capabilities with customers’ specifications and team meetings

Establish well known vendors to successfully meet on-time delivery of electronic parts

Complete project within a specified budget and customers re-established timeline

Adjunct Professor

ITT Technical Institute 2/2013 – 12/2013

Teaching and education of current students in electronic courses

Problem Solving and Program Design in C Programming

DC/AC Basic Electrical Theory

8051 Assembler Programming

Controls Engineering

R & E Automation 9/2012 – 3/2013

Installation and troubleshooting of 2 hemmers using electrical and mechanical troubleshooting techniques

Allen Bradley PLC 500 logic

Installation and troubleshooting of 2 Motoman robot controllers requiring wiring and schematic revisions

Plant support using a variety of troubleshooting techniques to resolve current issues and open discussions

Controls Engineering

Professional Controls System (Contract) 4/2012 – 9/2012

Maintain production at A123 Li-Ion Battery manufacturing.

Resolve electrical, mechanical, and production issues using troubleshooting techniques

Support plant maintenance involved with Mitsubishi PLC technologies and verbal directions with plant foreman

Revise, update, and modify ladder logic to support/improve manufacturing processes

Controls Engineering

Paslin Engineering Group 8/2011 – 2/2012

Create HMI screens, tag names, and simulation using Siemens 7

Document machine cycle, electrical component configuration and electrical schematics

Implementation of Siemens 7 PLC technology using WinCC, and Transline

Determine customer specifications and apply electrical and mechanical skills to assist with build process

Controls Engineering

Sandalwood Engineer (Contract) 1/2011 - 6/2011

Development of ITT integration at Ford Motor Plant using Modicon PLC technologies

Redevelopment of PLC program for in-plant system monitoring (POSMON)

Test POSMON (FIS), verify signal implementation of manufacturing processes

Controls Engineering

ADD Software 5/2010 - 10/2010

Integrate Mitsubishi PLC with Fanuc Robots and Manufacturing Information System

Installation requiring electrical and mechanical application for eight Fanuc robots

Technical Support

Wayne State University (WSU) 1/2005 – 12/2009

Research assistance for professors requiring assistance with grading test, homework, and lab assignments

Teach MATLAB fundamentals to current WSU students involving Signal Processing and Controls System


Wayne State University BSET: 1/2005 – 12/2009 MSET: 1/2010 – 1/2013

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

Major: Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology

Dean’s list

Howard Hess Scholarship for High Scholastic Averages

Magna Cum Laude Honors (GPA 3.67/4.0)

Master of Science in Engineering Technology (GPA 3.92/4.0)

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