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Controls Engineer

Attalla, Alabama, United States
May 13, 2019

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Ken A. Hopkins

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Twenty+ years of industrial controls, system integration implementation, electrical/mechanical/electronic/software design including a wide variety of instrumentation, hydraulics, robotics and PLC design and programming (Allen Bradley-5000, 500, PanelView Plus, DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Siemens S7/S5, Keyence & Cognex Vision System)

Analytical and practical approach to problem solving, able to handle multiple tasks

Work hand-in-hand with customer to achieve 100% customer satisfaction on multiple levels

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Matlab, Visio, and SolidWorks

Trained in the programming of Fanuc and ABB Robots.


Inteva Products, Inc.; Gadsden, Al Controls Engineer (Motors); October 2014 – Present

Responsible for implementation of all next generation upgrades to production lines

Develop, refine and implement PLC programs for all production systems and material handling systems to improve line efficiency

Maintain and implement calibration program for all production equipment

Continuously improve process performance until optimal performance is achieved

Identified and developed new controls to improve safety, operation, and profitability

Murray State University; Murray, KY B.S., Electromechanical Engineering Technology;

September 2011 – May 2014

Developed expertise in engineering science fundamentals, motion control, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, electrical systems, electronics and computer networking

Established solid knowledge base of Systems Integration, Automations Solutions, Quality Systems and Data Acquisitions, Industrial Data and Control Networks, Product and System Management, Technical and Quality Documentation, Customer and Product Services

LATA of Kentucky; Kevil, KY Industrial Electrical Mechanic; October 2005 - April 2011

Designed and implemented electrical power systems for building use or onsite equipment according to engineering specification, Department of Energy regulations and Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Calibrated all flow and temperature switches on plant site

Troubleshot and isolated faulty electrical and electronic systems, replacing and repairing all faulty components

Continental General Tire; Mayfield, KY Industrial Electrician/Mechanic; February 2000 - January 2005

Troubleshot, repaired and rebuilt a variety of rubber injection molding and extruding equipment for tire processing equipment

Maintained and calibrated flow, pressure and temperature transducers for both hydraulic and pneumatic systems

Programmed and refined existing programs for Allen Bradley, Modicon and Toshiba logic program controllers

Genie Industries; Redmond, WA Senior Maintenance Technician; May 1999 - February 2000

Began establishing lean manufacturing principles (Konbon system, Just-in-time system)

Established and supervised fabrication maintenance department including six technicians

Oversaw all preventive, corrective and reactive maintenance for Whitney Plasma Lasers, Mazak Photon Lasers, Flow International Waterjets and Niagara Break Presses

Redesigned and implemented new parts to above machines increasing uptime by 95 percent



Tokyo Electron America, Inc.; Portland, OR Field Service\Install Engineer; June 1997 - May 1999

Programmed and taught robotics and associated subsystems

Responsible for field upgrades, infield designs and redesigns including; gauges, pressure, flow and temperature transducers/switches.

Hooked up cable, process gas lines and process chemical lines

Executed hardware and software field upgrades

Wrote, tracked, reported and gathered all data on weekly installations and process acceptance

INTEL Inc.; Aloha, OR Research and Development Technician; March 1994 - June 1997

Organized, set up and performed engineering experiments

Deployed and implemented design changes from the Engineering Dept. including instrumentation and changes to the process flow programing

Performed hardware and software upgrades and design changes requested by engineering department

Administered training and certification for all new personnel


Murray State University; Murray, KY B.S., Electromechanical Engineering Technology; May 2014

Electrical and Mechanical Design Emphasis

Excelsior College; Albany, NY Associate of Technical Science; May 1992

Electronics Emphasis


Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC) Licensed Master Electrician (deferred)

Keyence Vision System OEM Outboard Marine Mechanic

Cognex Vision System Hazwoper Instructor


Department of Energy Level L Security Clearance

Maintained for six years

Downgraded without prejudice

U.S. Navy Top Secret Clearance

Maintained for nine years

Downgraded without prejudice

Military Service

US Navy; Bremerton, WA Missile Technician/E5; June 1984 – December 1993; Honorably Discharged

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