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Detroit, MI
June 18, 2019

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SHALAKA NAYAK 248-***-****

***** ********** ** *** *** Southfield MI 48076


To work in challenging environment as an Automation/Controls Engineer to explore the scope of new technologies where my passion, experience and skills are utilized to the maximum extent helping me advance my career efficiency aiding effective organization growth.


2+ years of experience in PLC and HMI Programming, Debugging and Troubleshooting as Controls Engineer.

Certified with General Motors GCCS-2 and GCCH-1 for Software and Hardware Designing respectively.

Certified with General Motors Lockout Energy Control, MPS, ESWP and RUST Training.

Proficient with various automation system platforms including DCS, PLC, HMI, SCADA and other applicable systems.

Potential to read and interpret technical documentation (P&IDs, schematics, loop sheets, manuals, etc.)

Experience with the following: AutoCAD, Allen Bradley, FactoryTalk View, FactoryTalk Studio, Siemens TIA Portal, Device Net, Ethernet I/P, Motion (single axis), Recipe Management Systems and Flow Control.

Experience with basic controls, sensors and Data Acquisition Systems (DAQ).

Ability to identify problems with hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical systems interfacing with electrical and electronic systems.

Perform tasks involving full engineering lifecycle from requirements review, design, implementation, documentation, peer reviews, as well as test and integration in either simulation or target processor/lab environment.


Lawrence Technological University Southfield, MI

Master of Science in Mechatronic Systems Engineering Graduated May 2018

GPA: 3.65/4.00

Visvesvaraya Technological University Bangalore, India

Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Graduated May 2015

Aggregate: 77/100


Certifications /Licenses: Global Common Controls Software (GCCS-2), Global Common Controls Hardware (GCCH-1), GM Lockout Energy Control, Monitored Power Supply (MPS), Electrical Safe Work Practices (ESWP), Request Unlock Safety Task (RUST)

Tools: AutoCAD, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, FactoryTalk View, FactoryTalk Studio, Siemens TIA Portal HMI

Programming Languages: AB PLC Programming, Ladder Logic, C, C++, MATLAB and Simulink, Arduino

Communication Protocols: Ethernet/IP, Profinet, Devicenet

Utility Tools: Microsoft Office

Operating Tools: Mac OS, Windows


Applied Manufacturing Technologies, MI USA

Controls Engineer Jan 2018 – Present

Participated in multi-week AMT Automation Academy that merges classroom lecture with hands on lab experience

Allen-Bradley PLC Programming (Compact/ControlLogix, RS Linx/RS Logix 5000)

HMI Programming (Siemens TIA Portal v.14)

Print Reading

VFDs and Servo Setup

Designed and developed communication and controls software using RSLogix 5000 and Studio 5000 for multiple zone controls for the production of various automotive organizations.

Provided controls support in terms of debugging and troubleshooting for PLC integration automated and robotic system.

Designed controls hardware plan using AutoCAD for various packaging and shipping firms.

Lawrence Tech Academic Achievement Center, MI USA

Graduate Teaching Assistant (MATLAB/Simulink) Jan 2017 – Sep 2017

Provide Tutorial Assistance to students on MATLAB/Simulink software for designing.

Monitor their progress and encourage them for active participation.

Bastian Solutions, India

Automation Engineer July 2015 – June 2016

Experience in developing and implementing PLC and HMI programming

Understanding the process and preparation of Flowchart.

Experience in developing PLC program based on the Flow chart.

Experience in developing SCADA/ HMI mimics.

Provide design and development of schematics for Controls and Machine safe guarding.

Startup support from I/O check, peripheral controls setup such as VFD, Stepper/Servo systems etc.

Hands on experience for Integration as per machine design and specification.

Implementation of Safety of Machinery Processes in the company, including Risk Assessment, based on ISO 12100, and Safety-related Parts of Control Systems, based on ISO 13849-1

Performed Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) with customers.

Performed Site Acceptance Test (SAT) with customers.

Performed Commissioning On site.

Documentation of the project.

Development of projects such as:

Automatic leaflets feeder for Pharmaceutical Industry

Automatic conveyor system with robotic palletizing system for Food Industry

Automatic conveyor systems for Packaging Lines for Packaging Industry

Automatic conveyor systems for filling, capping, sorting, stacking and scraping of soft drink bottles.

Mahindra Reva Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd., India

Intern Jan 2015 – May 2015

Researched and thoroughly studied the various charging methods of electric vehicles.

Optimized the existing methods for fast charging the vehicles.

Designed and tested a multi-way charging approach to accomplish an innovative fast charging technique.

Awarded with a monetary amount for an innovative technology proposed to be implemented in the future.

Presented as an academic project at Visvesvaraya Technological University with its due success.

Bajaj Electricals Ltd., India

Intern Dec 2013 – Jan 2014

Examined numerous household equipment used in everyday life.

Conducted a survey and analyzed the instruments performing same task by many leading manufacturing brands.

Experimented the various changes that can be incorporated in machines for better efficiency.

Proposed the ways in which the appliances can be improved for better market value.


Lawrence Technological University

PLC based Home Automation Aug 2017 – Dec 2017

Analyzed the needs, necessity and scope of controlling the illumination system of a common household.

Designed and developed a PLC based ladder logic program using RSLogix 5000 in order to control the parameters such as Number of lights, Power consumptions, Brightness/Hue, Night lamps, Time Based Control.

Developed, simulated and tested the logic to attain effective and efficient control.

Lawrence Technological University

Hybrid Bicopter Jan 2017 – May 2017

Designed mathematical model for bicopter with 6 DOF’s and implemented the control algorithm in Simulink.

Executed PID Control along with the mathematical model to incorporate stability and ensure smoother transitions.

Lawrence Technological University

Autonomous Robot Aug 2016 – Dec 2016

Used GP2Y0A02YK (mid-long range IR sensor) for object location and detection.

Implemented a mathematical algorithm using GP2Y0D805Z0F (digital proximity short range sensor) for obstacle avoidance and discriminating between the unwanted and necessary objects.

Calibrated servo motors with PID control for the motion of robot and collection of objects.

Timer control for finite object collection was done by FSM and power supply adjustment was carried out by potentiometer along with 7805 and 3117 voltage regulators.

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Automatic Sprinkler System Mar 2014 – Jun 2014

Designed automated sprinkler and developed control algorithm for controlling the speed of the motor depending upon the climatic conditions.

Interfaced barometric temperature and pressure sensor (BMP 180) and AB PLC.

Tested and validated the performance and reliability of operation.

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Smart Blind Stick Aug 2013 – Jan 2014

Developed a mathematical algorithm for computing distance and generating tone of different frequency depending upon the orientation.

Interfaced ultrasonic sensor module (HC-SR04) and piezo buzzer with AtMega328.

Visvesvaraya Technological University

Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting Sep 2012 – May 2013

Developed a piezoelectric panel with parallel sets of few piezo electric transducers internally connected in series in order to maintain the tradeoff between generated voltage and power.

Harvested piezoelectric energy is converted into DC with bridge rectifier and 7805 regulator for charging mobiles.


Presented a paper at VTU which was then published in “National Conference on Emerging Trends in Power Systems and Power Electronics - ETPSPE 2015” on Development and Optimization of Fast Charging in Electric Cars.

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