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Technical Support Engineering

Rosedale, MD
April 30, 2016

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Joseph Macaluso

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD May 2015

B.S. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

• Awarded scholarships from the Kendall Family, Clark School, and Engineering Scholars Program GPA 3.2 UMD CHEMICAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE

Mesoscale Fluctuations Research Lab Assistant January 2014 – May 2015

• Examined parameter effects on ternary solutions in the research lab of Dr. Mikhail A. Anisimov

• Used micron filters and analytical skills to create impurity free solutions at critical volume percentages

• Measured the colloidal activity of hydrotropes using dynamic light scattering, individually wrote a MATLAB program that efficiently optimized data from EXCEL and saved time producing article figures

• Co-authored peer-reviewed publication, “Mesoscale Solubilization And Critical Phenomena In Binary And Quasi-Binary Solutions Of Hydrotropes” Titanium Dioxide Production Design Project Co-Leader May 2015

• Designed a proposal to manufacture one hundred thousand tons of titanium dioxide annually

• Used reaction kinetics and minimum fluidization velocity to model and size the chlorination reactor

• Established reactor component flow rates that generated exact design specifications and separated reactor products in a series of condensing, distilling, stripping, and membrane unit operations

• Assessed that waste streams met EPA standards, recycled, and concentrated HCl waste stream for profit

• Utilized dual-pressure distillation to surpass an azeotrope and achieve the desired HCl weight percent

• Implemented a combined heat and power system to profit from in-house steam and electricity Isoamyl Acetate Production Design Project Leader November 2014

• Designed a process to manufacture five thousand metric tons of isoamyl acetate annually

• Determined mass and energy balances used to size process equipment and project economics

• Researched an effective catalyst, reactor, distillation column, and feed compositions WORK EXPERIENCE

Field Engineer Specialist, Siemens Industry, Beltsville, MD October 2015 – Present

• Ensure that building automation is maintained and operating correctly

• Diagnose troubles or defects, determine corrective actions and repair systems

• Perform system checkouts and assist in automation systems startups

• Deliver technical support, coaching and direction to end users and field labor when applicable Photovoltaic Systems Electrician, SolarCity Corporation, Beltsville, MD July 2014 – October 2014

• Managed electrical installation of solar systems with two nationally ranked crews of six

• Executed electrical plans and adjustments to insure the systems met codes and expectations

• Installed electrical current inverters, merged systems into grid, evaluated risks to avoid hazards Lead Electrician, Cook Electric Inc., Annapolis, MD June 2004 – January 2010

• Specialized in the more difficult renovation and modernization projects that required employment of complex trouble shooting, problem solving, and adaptation skills

• Scheduled the completion of project tasks to meet codes and client expectations

• Monitored cost efficient and quality control decisions while regularly preceding deadlines ACTIVITIES

UMD Campus Bike Shop Mechanic (July 2013 – January 2015), Alumni Cup Competition (February 2014) Engineering Scholars Program and Scholarship (May 2011– June 2012) TECHNICAL SKILLS

• MATLAB, CHEMCAD, Microsoft Office, C and C++, AutoCAD, Mathcad

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