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Power Plant Engineer

Salem, VA
March 01, 2016

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• 5+ years of engineering experience in application of control theory, automation and system integration. Effective problem solver, skilled at applying statistical and advanced numerical analysis to develop innovative solutions and predictive models

• Resourceful and adaptable team player dedicated to improving product quality and enhancing customer satisfaction

• Author of 3 technical publications on signal processing in IEEE Xplore and ACM portal. Awarded copyrights on controls systems and processes in power plant management


• Design: Metso Process Automation Software, MaxDNA Process Automation

• Data Acquisition and Analysis: C,R programming,MATLAB, Simulink, PLC programming, Statistics & probability EXPERIENCE


Senior Controls Engineer – Power Plant Management 2011-2015

• Designed & developed a complete microcontroller based Distributed Control System, which included processing unit, human machine interfaces (HMI) and data acquisition systems (DAS); improved overall response time of turbine high pressure bypass system by 50%

• Managed a multi-functional team of 15+ members to indigenously develop an in-house controller module interfacing proportional valve with several built in functions; identified $0.5M cost savings by eliminating third party interface systems

• Developed controls strategy to automate soot blowing process and optimize oxygen mixture rates resulting in increased heat efficiency rates of boiler furnaces and reduced greenhouse emission levels (NOx and SOx) of thermal power plants

• Designed binary controls and protection systems to control the combustion process in boilers by optimizing fuel (coal and oil) injection system; improved burn rate by 20% and enhanced safety protection features of boiler control product offerings

• Automated the ash-pyrite fuel residue removal systems by integrating level sensors and controlling feeders with conveyor belts using variable frequency drives; increased disposal rates by 30% and reduced operating costs by 10%

• Designed dual input I/O cards to eliminate non-linear operation of position feedback transmitters and improve calibration of control valve positions; increased system reliability and quality management of steam generation systems by 30%

• Led sourcing and procurement teams to manage supplier relationships, develop strategies to diversify vendor base and reduce technical spec complexity of 50+ electrical components; reduced overall spend leading to annual cost savings of $100K

• Spearheaded inventory management committee and collaborated with different BUs to lower inventory costs of $2M within six months

Engineer 2010-2011

• Pioneered use of PASO software to program ECM for control valves eliminating need to deploy external manpower and hence saving a cost of $110K

• Performed customer validation testing and factory acceptance tests on manufacturing shop floor for 15+ current and new generation product offerings

• Designed a first of the kind stress test for the control system to determine functional safety, reliability and fault tolerances INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY New Delhi, India

Research Student 2007-2008

• Improved submarine detection capability of naval ships by analyzing acoustic signals for quadratic phase coupling; received an honorarium from Department of Defense for developing a C code that was three times more efficient than existing code EDUCATION

GURU GOVIND SINGH INDRAPRASTH UNIVERSITY New Delhi, India Bachelor of Technology, Electronics and Communication Engineering (GPA: 8/10 1st Division with Honors) May 2009 PUBLICATIONS & COPYRIGHTS

• A Decision Theory Based Multimodal Biometric Authentication System: Iris And Speech Recognition: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Pattern Recognition at Orlando, Florida (July 2009)

• A Multimodal Biometric Authentication System Using Decision Theory, Iris And Speech Recognition: IEEE Xplore and Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Non Linear Dynamics and Synchronization at Klagenfurt, Austria

(June 2009)

• Copyright registered for Up-gradation of Solid State System to Micro-controller based Distributed Control System

• Copyright registered for Implementation of Specific controls related to Boiler-Secondary Air Damper control System, Soot Blower Controls, Auxiliary Pressure Reduction De-superheating System and High Pressure Bypass System with HMI for 500MW PF boiler on Compact I/O based Distributed Control System. AWARDS

• Third prize in “Envisioning 2020”, part of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2010, World Level Competition held in Warsaw, Poland

• Second Prize in National Business Plan Competition Held in New Delhi, India

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