R I C H A R D A . P R E S T E R L
Loudonville, OH. 44842
A technically-proficient and results-driven electrical engineer with a track record of achievement in R&D, design, manufacturing operations, testing, team leading, data collection, project management and instrumentation. A highly accomplished leader with a proven aptitude for executing objectives while training colleagues and promoting technician involvement. Consistently resolves technical problems by correcting design problems and determining component failures. Utilizes extensive skills set to position an organization an industry leader. TECHNICAL SKILLS
Software: LabVIEW - Software, Microsoft Visio, AutoCAD. OrCAD, Eagle Software, Mentor Graphics, Assembly Language 6800 MPU, Turbo Pascal, C++, Introduction to Basic, Advanced Basic, Visual Basic, Programmable Logic controllers, PLC / HMI, SCADA (Factory Talk), Piping and Instrumentation drawings for water and wastewater and Electronic CAD, Engineering Applications, Robotics, Control Systems, J1939 CAN BUS, C Programming for Science and Technology, Network Concepts using Novel and Lantastic Netware Quality: DOE – Design of Experiments, FEA, DFMEA, ANOVA, QS-9000, TS-16949. Hardware: ISA, PCI, and PXI architectures’. Protocols: HART, Modbus, GPIB RS-23 2 / IEEE 488.
The Robbins Company, Solon, OH.
Lead Designer – Tunnel Boring Machines Apr. 2016-Mar 2019
Design hydraulic, pneumatic, lube, water, air, and grease fluid systems for The Robbins Company TBM projects.
Lead hydraulic designer for Tunnel Boring Machines worldwide. Four project machines during tenure.
Calculations design using fluid power, and electrical engineering with AutoCAD and Siemens Solid Edge..
Approve spares and replacement designs and components for water and wastewater P and ID's.
Work with vendors and manufacturers obtaining components for new designs TBM's.
Check and approve design and standards of three draftsmen prior to fluids engineering drawing release.
Worked directly under Hydraulics Engineering Manager and Project Lead Engineers. JLG Industries, Orrville, OH.
Principal Engineer –Design/Hydraulic Jun. 2013-Feb 2016
Serve as lead Principal Engineer designing telescopic material handlers under the Chief Hydraulic Engineer.
Currently hold, TMH Level 1 license.
JLG classroom instruction, Continuous Improvement Fundamentals, Continuous Improvement Champion, Introduction to Minitab, Automation Studio P6, Oshkosh System Academy – Continuous Improvement Awareness Certification.
Design change EATON brake to SAFIM brake, used Skytrak platform for implementation and carried thought all 4Ward projects platforms.
Performed DOE on SAFIM brake using MiniTAB software.
Have written over fifty EWR’s for D Class, over thirty EWO’s for Skytrak.
Oversee and review hydraulic drawings, Hose sizing and routings on installation drawings, attend design reviews, FMECA and interface with customer on product components.
Wrote communization product specifications for hydraulic pumps, main control valves and cylinders in Microsoft One Note.
Designed new Parker check valve, flow directed to the circuit from SAFIM brake valve. M10 to ORFS.
Implemented Sun Counterbalance valve design increase function speed decrease instabilities to meet PD and eliminate squeak noise on cylinder retract
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Wrote design procedure and test specification for Ride control design on JLG-4WARD projects.
Wrote CQR’s Commodity Qualification Requirements SCAA’s Supplier Component Application Approval, POR’s – Purchase Order Requests, track orders in Mapics and wrote ISL’s for test lab part ordering.
Wrote corrective TIR troubleshooting procedures for brake lockup incident.
Performed T4 calculations for function speed to meet PD requirements.
Designed Brake travel indicator sensor using a Boom angle sensor. TADANO MANTIS CRANE CORPORATION, Franklin, TN.
Hydraulic Engineer May 2012-Jun. 2013
Serve as lead Hydraulic Engineer designing telescopic boom crawler cranes under the Chief Hydraulic Engineer.
Restructured and designed J1939 / CAN, Parker-IQAN software programs for control of boom crawler cranes.
Designed software test bed and debugging platforms for J1939 / CAN, Parker-IQAN control interface to Cummins Engines.
Responsible for cost improvement, used cost effective hydraulic and electrical components, designing new boom crawler cranes.
Developed and designed hydraulic crane circuitry, hydraulic assemblies, schematics, electrical schematics and wiring harnesses.
Designed and production implemented new connector and hose kits for customer requested options and new cranes.
Direct contact to electrical and hydraulic engineering technicians in the manufacturing facility in Richlands, Virginia.
Prepared and released new circuitry for the GTC1100 which is a new improved crawler crane platform to be released in 2014. RHEEM MANUFACTURING COMPANY, Montgomery, AL.
R&D Facilities Test Engineer Sept. 2008-Apr. 2012
Served as lead LabView test development programmer for engineering test lab in R&D under laboratory engineering manager.
Held responsibility for reliability test facility installations at Rock Rapids, Iowa. Provided upkeep for, and automated, data acquisition system using National Instruments LabView control and IO Tech data acquisition systems, software and hardware.
Reprogrammed in LabVIEW automation control for thirty-eight Furnaces, test project in ACD Fort Smith. Provided to production in three months using 60% schedule time and under budget using existing equipment.
Implemented new applications, change-out procedures, and new test equipment for existing test cells in ACD Fort Smith, Arkansas, production released in four months using 40% schedule time and under budget for advanced production processes.
Developed LabVIEW programming for gas clocking rates and moving that technology into water rates using Agilent data acquisition systems and LabVIEW software.
Redesigned and reprogrammed IO Tech DA system equipment using LabVIEW code for residential alcove project and moved that same technology into new platform for commercial alcove using more expandable data acquisition system using LabVIEW code programming with support for LabVIEW.
Represented lead group for combustion analyzer redesign and automation for new NOx, CO/CO2 analyzer test stands for combustion reporting to satellite CSA certification lab. Trained Junior Test Engineers and test technicians for certification testing. GENIE INDUSTRIES INCORPORATED, Moses Lake, Washington Senior Engineer Apr. 2007-Aug 2008
Sustained engineer for current products and provided engineers direction to electrical manufacturing lead control system design team of three engineers and four designer/drafters AWP test technologies and methods.
Provided test concept design knowledge on components and embedded software on micro-controller system technologies for AWP new application and option packaging implementation using Solidworks.
Analyzed and tested new AWP embedded software on micro-controller requirements and provided input to software engineering team for improvements.
Served as team member in control systems work group making decisions on new control systems designs over multiple AWP.
Led cross functional team meetings between divisions concerning common designs, concepts and problem solving. ISOTHERMAL SYSTEM RESEARCH INCORPORATED, Spokane, Washington Test Engineer III Jul. 2006-Mar.2007
Evaluated new test technologies and methods.
Determined design for test, DFT, specifications and coordinated with engineering staff on new product design. Richard A. Presterl page 3
Gained proficiency in writing and performing test procedures, DCT, DVT, compliance, qualification and reliability to MIL-STD, UL, CSA and CE specifications in A2LA accredited lab.
Designed, developed and maintained test strategies for new and existing products that meet corporate objectives.
Trained production testing staff in function, design and maintenance of testing processes on production floor.
Gathered and analyzed test data to improve test coverage and efficiencies. Designed Solid Works models for test equipment fixtures to test performance and reliability of SprayCool TM technology components and systems.
Served as design test project leader for commercial and high power computing systems of SprayCoolTM technology products. Designed analog and digital power control units for testing SprayCoolTM technology products.
Handled electrical and electronic design of analog circuits for testing. BOSCH REXROTH CORPORATION, Wooster, Ohio
Design Engineer-Valves Aug.1994-Sept. 2005
Assumed responsibility for designing fluid power load and flow sensing systems for major agricultural and forestry markets. Acted as design project leader for Can Bus, which represented programmable joystick control, electro-hydraulic proportional valve end cap housings and embedded software for micro-controller calibration systems.
Proposed data acquisition systems and board level analog and digital designs, testing prototype and production products.
Implemented SnapMaster, LabView, DasyLab, DIAdem, Visual Basic, A/D boards, anti-alias, and signal conditioning from UEI, analog devices, national instruments programming for test.
Executed routine correlation studies, MDRs and first piece approvals to comply with QS-9000/TS-16949 requirements. Initiated continuous product improvement and root cause analysis for cost savings and product reliability enhancements.
Offered product engineering support to purchasing, manufacturing and sales teams, for PPAP of new purchased parts. Assessed, determined and supported design, testing, problem solving and machining of released product problems.
Applied standard practices, processes and procedures for build, manufacture and fixturing of production designs and test. Served as team leader on cross functional product team for product design changes and new releases of load/flow sensing valves. Provided fault analysis, endurance testing, and design Principals on new hydraulic hydrostatic pump system products.
Applied FEA tools, DOE, ANOVA studies determining product, process, test bench failures and tolerance stackups. Instrumented gage R&R and statistical processes to determine if process remained in control, repeatable and reproducible.
Performed daily programming instructions for production machines, using AI, AO, DI, DO, C++ coding. Created customer satisfaction by interfacing between division, customer, and sales and marketing department.
Demonstrated design fault analysis and troubleshooting on hydraulic hydrostatic pump and hydraulic transmissions. Worked closely with product engineers in customer meetings, helping customers solve system problems on and off site.
Directed project teams to make certain prototype designs, and production pilot builds met overall project time schedule. Managed engineering lab technicians on test set-up on SoMAT, writing test orders, SOPs, support in production.
Generated engineering change orders supported by prototype and production test data meeting TS-16949. Supplied design information to CAD drafters for creation of prototypes, production releases and BOMs, SQL server.
Established design reviews of new products and documented reviews according to TS-16949 procedures. Performed APQP/DFMEAs on product designs using Microsoft Project tracking prototype projects and new releases.
Implemented new product designs using AutoCAD 13 to meet/exceed customer’s specifications. Transitioned prototype projects to production and ensured ease of manufacturing of parts, service and test. Received introduction to professional engineering Cad software for 3-D and stress analysis calculations. ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE
HUNT VALVE COMPANY INCORPORATED, Salem, Ohio, Applications Engineer, Jun. 1993-Jul.1994. Designed fluid power systems for major steel corporations. Developed water based proportional valves to meet requirements of customer. Oversaw design of new applications for water based pilot valves, bolted head, keyed head and caster cylinders under vice-president of engineering, while in R&D Group. Led design of software for PLC control of proportional valves and level control systems, with G.E. and other manufactures software packages, analog and digital electronics for automated control using Solidworks. WESTINGHOUSE NSD - GOULD OSD, Cleveland, Ohio, R&D System Engineer II, May 1989-May 1993. Granted secret security clearance. Trained engineering technicians on Teradyne/Genrad ATE operation, repair, and troubleshooting procedures, using ESD and ordnance grounding techniques for explosives. Unraveled system integration problems of turn-key test stand, without proper documentation, with many software, noise and immunity problems, in C++ under UNIX operating system. Implemented prototype Richard A. Presterl page 2
services for eight MK-50 torpedoes, directed by department of defense. Demonstrated program management functions writing engineering change orders, hardware trouble reports, and software trouble reports for internal and external suppliers. R&D Test Engineer I, Package and Card Level Facility, 1986-1989. Implemented environmental stress screen programming, procedures, and test practices in areas of shock, temperature, 6G vibration and hydrostatic testing on Teradyne/Genrad, using C++, C, Pascal H.P. Basic languages, acoustic and pressure transducer logic, PLC and DCS. Designed analog and digital circuit cards installed in torpedo packages. Revised and re-designed schematics for cards and test sets. Held responsibility for troubleshooting and repairing torpedoes at all levels of manufacturing. Served as major contributor in group working with design engineers troubleshooting and repairing sonar transmit and receive circuitry, noise / immunity problems, EMC/EMI, and torpedo gyro and revolver card problems. Instrumentation Engineering Technician, Metrology, 1983-1986. Upgraded software of Fluke 7410 auto calibration system, programming in Fluke Basic – C++. Maintained radiant and infrared flow soldering systems. Developed test software for automated calibration of Hewlett Packard oscilloscope, signal analyzer, and data generator on HPIB/RS-232 port test stand. Integrated computer controlled oven interfacing and environmental test chamber closed-loop programming, repair and servicing. Technician II, Metrology, 1980-1983. Implemented military calibration standards to meet department of defense requirements. Created and revised temperature measurement calibration and repair procedures. Tracked and performed calibration of commercial equipment, and ensured traceability to National Institute of Standards and Technology. EDUCATION
ETI TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Cleveland, Ohio
B.S., Electrical Engineering Technology, Jun. 1989 CERTIFICATIONS
International Fluid Power Society, Jan. 2015
Certified Fluid Power Hydraulic Specialist License #22355 CFPHS
DFMEA, PPAP, APQP, Sept. 1998