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Engineer Electrical

Nevada, United States
November 13, 2018

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Mid-level Electrical Engineer (EIT) experienced in hydro-power generation, nuclear plant engineering/operations and avionics electronics. Background in generator commissioning and start-up; Installation and commissioning of rotational equipment monitoring systems; Test engineering, test equipment and root cause analysis to incorporate design modifications for product improvement, plant operational improvements and cost reductions. Specific strengths include:

Power Generation & Distribution

Sub-contractor Technical Manager

Electronics & Control Systems

Electrical Power Engineering

Nuclear Plant Electrical Operations

Root Cause & Failure Analysis

Technologies: Bechtel Procurement, Set Route, Power World, Matlab, Simulink, RS Logix, RS Linx, PLCs Electronic Workbench, Hi_Wire, Baan Inventory, LABView programming, I-DEAS drafting-AUTOCAD, C, C++ programming, Visual Basic, Spice, MultiSim designs & simulations, SEER-H, SEER-IC, SAP, Scilab. Microprocessors. Design change process, Engineering design review. Microsoft: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.


AECOM/Bechtel-WTCC (Hanford Nuclear Waste Treatment, Vitrification Plant) 2016 – Present

Senior Electrical Engineer

Plant Engineer in support of the vitrification (vit) plant’s maintenance and operations of electrical systems and components. Document changes in design due to part obsolescence, field changes and field failure mitigation sand plant design improvement. Procurement of electrical equipment, maintain installed equipment documentation, recommend and procure spare parts lists, develop maintenance procedures and schedules using required National Electrical Code NFPA 70, 70B, 70E; ANSI; NETA, ASTM; IEEE.

Design Change Packages for LVE & MVE SWGR/MCC Building.

Bechtel engineering standards and Bechtel drawing conventions.

T Mods affecting temporary power design for construction to permanent plant power configuration for the entire plant site.

Contractor (EATON, GUTOR, & Siemens) bid proposal technical reviewer.

Technical manager for EATON contractor for the power breaker refurbishment and repair project.

Technical Contract Representative for 10 MVA 13.8KV-4160V transformer refurbishment and start up preparation work package.

Nuclear laboratory building lead for equipment procurement, installed electrical equipment lists, spare parts and preventative maintenance tasks creation and scheduling.

UPE/DCE system engineer for GUTOR refurbishment package.

Work package reviews and acceptance, Electrical Safety Reviews.

Junior Engineer mentoring and development.

CONSUMER’S ENERGY (Ludington, MI) 2015 – 2016

Electrical Engineer/Project Engineer (On contract through Per Se)

ESD (Engineering Support Dept.) On site field support for generator rebuild and plant projects, responsible for developing electrical designs, technical reviews of electrical designs developed by Architectural-Engineering firms (A-E). Resolve electrical design related problems arising during construction. Create Engineering Change Notices,

Review generator designs and verify demolition and installation schematics and documentation.

Review and initiate procedures for document control and revision updates to field technicians.

Plant project field engineering support for all 6 generator rebuilds.

Annual outage and maintenance support.

Support generator/plant testing and commissioning.

Creation of Unit 6’s Rebuild Drawing Package.

BENTLY NEVADA, GE OIL & GAS (Cincinnati, Ohio) 2014 – 2015

Field Engineer VI

Installed and commissioned vibration monitoring systems and computer based data acquisition systems and verified performance of existing systems. Interfaced and trained customers and end users.

DP&L-JM Stuart Station, (4 unit coal fired) Installed, tested, and verified turbine & generator and replaced Bently equipment asset management and computer acquisition system.

LG&E-Cane Run 7, (4 unit coal fired converting to gas turbine) Commissioned 3500 rack.

WPS Rothschild, (4 unit coal fired) Installed Bently on the boiler feed pump and forced draft fans

Duke-Hanging Rock, (4 Gas and 2 Steam units) Diagnosed and repaired 3500 rack fault.

Toshiba Consumers-Ludington Hydro, Installed and tested to verify Bently metrology equipment.

AEP-Gavin, (2 unit coal fired) Verified, tested, and commissioned programming, logic, safety annunciation for the 3500 Rack and SW and field inputs.

First Energy-Bayshore Plant (4 unit coal fire) Installed and verified System 1 computer upgrade.

U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (Umatilla, OR) 2013 – 2014

Electrical Engineer III

McNary Dam Project (project consists of 14 80MW hydro-generators) engineer on-site point of contact. Reported to off- site project managers and design teams. Managed documents, as builds, design drawings and files, accumulated, analyzed and prepared reports, planned tests and evaluated plant performance, monitored projects and coordinated with contractors. Verified and prepared equipment specifications, costs and procurement. Supervised mechanical governor calibration.

Conducted teamwork during commissioning of 3 separate generator units; including switch gear, aunciators, relays and breakers.

Performed environmental hazard oil abatement.

Managed on-site 1460V modification to 480V system project.

Contributed electrical engineering principles & practices for the digital governor system upgrade, and digital exciter upgrade.

Observed team compliance during generator start-up, black start, first spin, ramp test, hi-pot test.

ROCKWELL COLLINS (Cedar Rapids, IA) 2011-2013

Electrical Engineer II, New Product Support

Cognizant Collateral Engineer in Head Down Display Center, which included program point of contact for customer returns, field failures, service center failures and factory fallout/failure resolution and corrective actions initiated. Participated with ECO documentation, TSO certification efforts and documentation. Performed troubleshooting and determined root cause failure analysis, tracked, evaluated, recommended and tested to replace obsolete components. Led cross functional teams with manufacturing, engineering, design, test to resolve complex design failures.

Business and regional jets programs that included: AFD 5200, AFD 2810 Proline Fusion, Proline 21, Multi Function Display (MFD) 268P2, AirBus Electronic Flight Bag (EFB), Boeing B-1B.

Participated in AFD (Adaptive Fight Displays)-6500 platform introduction, cost reduction, weight reduction, EMI performance improvement.

Managed team investigations and resolutions into die shrink and flex cable failures.

Coordinated AFD -3010 team on synthetic vision and video fault and repair.

Conducted and led (5) FAA formal team investigations and completed reports.

Participated in B-1B teamwork on the displays redesign and integration efforts; including power supply upgrade, grounding improvement, RS 485 resolution, board redesign, EMI Qual testing (MIL-STD 461D), ESS test and Vibe testing, DO-160, Acceleration tests.

Completed (10) hours flight time, pilot training. Helicopter principles.

Initiated component replacement to ensure inventory after Japan earthquake Just In Time deliveries.

Participated L2 team EMI/PWB board redesign project.


Graduate Assistant

Assistant to Dr. Khaliq & Dr. Allen for Microelectronics class and Solid State Semiconductor Devices lab, using surface analyzing equipment, four-point probe, Nomarski microscope, Semiconductor Parameter Analyzer, C-V-G meter for probing IC chips, BJT testing, IV & CV measurements, CV measurement of MOS structures,

Taught Solid state lab tech (silicon chip design/manufacture test). Tutor undergrads.

Tutored graduate students in use of lab equipment for evaluation of their chips.

ROCKWELL COLLINS (Cedar Rapids, IA) 2010

Graduate Technical Engineer Intern

Participated in Black Belt Six Sigma Project. Systems, Project Engineering training to develop LEAN Project Cost Estimation Modeling Techniques for Cross-Multiple Engineering Domains. Implemented a structured approach to Rockwell Collins bid and proposal process by using a parametric tool, SEER-H, to integrate project management skills by creating Statement of Work (SOW), Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Design Approach Review (DAR) to fit Request for Proposals (RFPs) and streamline the proposal bidding process.

Completed ARC 210 estimate within 3% actual costs.


Electrical Engineer Graduate Intern

Worked within controls group testing power generator controls to support development of automatic testing unit for generator tests and to document step by step use and interfaced for a service manual for technical testers use. Documented specifications for the unit to build code for the software to operate relay board for auto test. Use of analytical tools, DMM, multi-channel stored memory Yokogawa oscilloscope, current measure, PF measure, viewgrafs, resistive and inductive load banks, PLC programming.

Discovered failure, controls fault caused by EMI on 12KW home generator set.

Adapted wiring harness for access to control board.


Minnesota State University (Mankato, MN)

Post-Baccalaureate Coursework in Electrical Engineering

Power Systems Analysis & Design, Linear Systems, CMOS Design, Engineering Design Methods (Project Management), and Statistics

Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, 2010

Calculus, Physics, circuits (digital & analog), microprocessors, control systems & advanced controls, RF engineering, communication systems & antennae theory and propagation.

Riverland Community College (Austin, MN)

Associate Applied Science, Electronic Technologies

DMMs, oscilloscopes, electronics, PLCs, networking, troubleshooting circuits and repair


University of Kansas (Cedar Rapids, IA)

Fundamentals of Avionics

Boundary Scan, EMI design and troubleshooting, Requirements & Design, Spectrum Analyzers, 8D/9S RCAT (Airbus), Risk Management training, requirements capture, design review, team building and creating team consensus, project cost account management, 5 Whys, Fishbone analysis, Paredo charts, 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Improvement, Statistical analysis


Minnesota Board FE, EIT Certified, #136595

Special Engineer License # SP039771; State of Minnesota (Boiler Lic)

Soldering certified. J Standard 001, Mil Standard 2000

Thru hole and surface mount.

LEAN 6 Sigma Green Belt training, White Belt Certification


(United Way) Mississippi River Clean-up (Cummins Volunteer 06/2009),

Southern Mn Science Fair Judge (2011, 12, 13)

Eastern Iowa Science Fair Judge (2013)

Eastern Washington Science Fair Judge (2014) (2017)

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