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Controls Engineer

Smyrna, Tennessee, United States
April 02, 2019

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RoTaye Franklin

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Smyrna, TN Email:


My goal is to find a full-time job that will allow me to apply my electrical, programming, and designing background. In this position, I also seek to learn new skills for future use.


Middle Tennessee State University December 2017

Bachelor of Science in Mechatronics Engineering


Autonomous Robot

·Lead designer in developing the body design of a four-legged robot

·Designed the robot to meet customer specifications in size and ability to achieve the desired task

·Designed the manual control program with an on/off switch, ability to choose between manual and autonomous mode, as well as speed and direction control

·Coded the manual control using an Arduino along with an Xbox 360 controller that sent user inputs to the motors


Sonoco October 22, 2018-Present

Maintenance Apprentice

Troubleshooting electrical, mechanical issues throughout the production process. Working with Allen Bradley PLCs, VFD systems and low voltage components. Work on control systems using photo eyes, proximity sensors, motors, and pneumatics systems. Creating and modifying ladder logic in PLCs. Experience with barcode scanners.

Black Box Network Services July 8 2018-October 22, 2018

Job Coordinator

Design low voltage floor plans for TJX Stores. Drafting the voice, CCTV, and data lines. Created the bill of materials for the installs and coordinated the schedules for technicians to do the installs.

Advanced Technical Services March 2018-May 2018

Controls Engineer

· Installed an assembly line at Black and Decker checking input, outputs, made sure code was working properly, and checking the communication with the field I/O blocks. Installed, designed and coded from scratch a CO2 system at Coca Cola using a Micrologix PLC and a Panelview HMI. Programmed and installed valve control and water level monitoring system HMI system using InduSoft at Aramark. Service calls at different factories around the area troubleshooting PLCs, HMIs, and VFDs.

Hat World September 2014- May 2015

Sales Associate

· Ranked as one of the top part-time sales associates

Nissan Smyrna Factory February 2012 – July 2013

Line Technician

·Installed doors and air bags, filled fluids, and drove cars off the line

SOFTWARE SKILLS & Cetifications

Fusion 360, Inventor, MATLAB, Python, Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, InduSoft, and OSHA certified


·Track and Field coach at LaVergne High School

·Volunteer Coach with Rutherford County Track Club

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