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Controls Engineer, Engineering manager, Project manager

Alpharetta, GA
95,000 - 100,000
May 10, 2019

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Richard D. Pierce

***** ******* ****

Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: 678-***-****



Experienced professional in factory automation for the past 30 years in various industries. Specialties:

Project management, Controls Engineering design & programming. Device networking via Ethernet/IP.

Onsite training, Equipment safety, Operations manuals. Technical Excellence:

Rockwell Software’s Studio5000 & RSLogix5000

Rockwell Software’s FactoryTalk View Studio ME

National Electric Code and NFPA 79 regulations


2017 - 2019 IPTE, LLC

Alpharetta, GA

Sr. Controls Engineer

Project management, electrical design, programming, debug, and startup of automatic assembly and test equipment.

Radiator assembly & test – Automotive manufacturer in SC

Steering Shaft testing – Automotive manufacturer in TN

Sunroof assembly & test - Automotive manufacturer in GA

Excellence using Rockwell software

o Studio5000 & RSLogix5000. ControlLogix & CompactLogix PLCs o FactoryTalk View Studio Machine Edition. PanelView Plus HMI

Cincinnati Test Systems pressure decay leak testing

Stanley automatic screwdriving systems

Allen Bradley and IAI servos

Cognex vision systems, Keyence IV & IX camera systems

Zebra barcode scanners & printers

Real Time Automation Gateway devices. Ethernet/IP network communications

AutoCAD LT for electrical schematics and panel layouts Page 2 of 3

2011 – 2017 LACO Technologies

Salt Lake City, UT

Controls Engineer

Electrical design, programming, debug, and startup of vacuum and leak testing systems. o Proficient in Rockwell software - RSLogix5000, Logix500, & RSView Studio ME o Allen Bradley Kinetix 7000 and 6000 motion control servo systems o All Ethernet/IP, DeviceNet, & ControlNet communications.

Proficient in Unitronics PLCs and HMIs using VisiLogic software.

Design control panel layouts and schematics using SolidWorks Electrical.

Proficient in all Microsoft Office products.

2006 – 2011 Erie Technical Systems Inc.

Erie, PA

Application Engineer

Develop and engineer automated systems that meet specific application requirements,

Provide in-house process debugging, onsite testing and training for customer personnel.

Primary customer contact for material handling division and all control system applications.

Exceptional communication and presentation skills

Programming expertise using Rockwell Software’s RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix 5000, RSNetWorx, and FactoryTalk View Studio.

Developed numerous control systems using Compact and ControlLogix PLCs0 with redundant ControlNet or Ethernet/IP communications for Flex I/O, PowerFlex 70 drives, and generic 3rd party controllers.

2002 - 2006 American Integrators Corporation

Erie, PA

President and Co-owner

Manage controls engineering team, cultivate new business opportunities, generate all proposals, provide and ensure complete customer satisfaction.

Specializing in material handling, process and batch control, and SCADA systems Material handling projects included high speed conveyor systems, packaging, weighing, bar code sorting, and product palletizing.

o Systems included Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc PLCs, RSView and Wonderware software packages, vision systems, variable frequency drives, and servos

Multi-faceted small business environment continually stressing teamwork, accountability, and innovation.

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1994 - 2002 Turain Automation Systems, Inc.

Erie, PA

1998 – 2002 Vice President and General Manager

Responsible for human resource requirements, approving budgets, HR, employee scheduling, generation of all proposals and determining which sales leads to pursue. 1996 – 1997 General Manager

Engineering director for both electrical and mechanical departments. o Team of 24 people consisting of electrical and mechanical engineers, technical and other support staff.

Submit yearly budgets and determine methods to increase sales. Primary focus was on turnkey automation equipment for the Plastics industry and providing service support for end users.

o Yearly sales of 2.5 million plus

1994 – 1996 Senior Controls Engineer

Project manager with a staff of controls engineers for design and programming of custom built assembly machines

Accountability for all software that was developed for this equipment, engineer scheduling, hardware and software purchasing recommendations. 1991-1994 Swanson-Erie Assembly Systems

Erie, PA

Controls Engineer

Hardware selection, software development, debug, and startup of automatic assembly machines.

Lead control engineer and sole programmer of a $1,250,000.00 assembly machine for Philip Morris’ “smokeless” cigarettes.

Lead control designer and programmer for a series of machines that automatically assembled and tested halogen headlights for a GM facility in Monroe, LA. 1982 - 1990 Turain Automation Systems, Inc.

Erie, PA

Electrical Engineering Manager

Supervision and instruction for the controls group, project management, software development, generate proposals, approve hardware and software purchase requests.

Project engineer and software developer for a continuous running particleboard plant in Mt. Jewitt, PA.

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