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Controls Engineer

Rockford, Illinois, United States
October 13, 2016

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Loves Park, Illinois 61111

Cell: 815-***-**** (Call here first)

Residence: 815-***-****


Objective: Presently seeking a Controls Engineer / Customer Service / Support position that will use my extensive experience and skills in electronic engineering, control systems and applications engineering, CAD, consumer electronics, and controls project management.

Profile: Electrical Engineer with 30+ years of producing and delivering results with excellent performance and reliability. Experienced in Project Engineering/Management, Customer Service, Control Systems and Application Engineering. A logical thinker with the ability to break down complex projects or problems into manageable units, enabling the discovery of practical solutions. Organized and detail-oriented with the skill to scope and estimate projects, meeting performance criteria on time and within budget. Work well both independently and in cross-functional teams with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

Direct experience with the following industrial control products:

(Partial list)


Allen Bradley SLC500, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, Connected Components Workbench, PLC5, FactoryTalk View Studio, G.E., Modicon, Square-D, Automation Direct, TI, Siemens Simatic S5 and S7 (Step7), Maple Systems, RENU


Magelis, EZTouch, Exor Uniop, A/B Panelview and PanelView Plus 6, GE QuickPanels, Parker Interact eXpress., Maple Systems, Automation Direct, Horner, Siemens, EZ Automation


Iconics Graphworx, Wonderware InTouch, Intellution iFix, A/B RSView32, Rockwell FactoryTalk View Studio, Siemens Win-CC


Indramat, Servo Dynamics, Delta Tau PMAC, Compumotor, Danfoss., Siemens Simatic,

Siemens Allis, A/B Kinetix, PMDi Polaris


TurboCad for Electrical, DraftSight, AutoCad 7, AutoCad LT

Technical Expertise:

Engineering Project Management

Have done Control & Automation Projects in the following fields: Chemical Process Control,

Conveyor Systems, Automatic Assembly Machinery, Metal Removal Machinery, Food Packaging, Converting Processes, Water and Wastewater Controls.

Control & System Engineering

Machine Control Panel Layout & Design, Pneumatic, Hydraulic & Lubrication Systems, Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Design and Programming, Servo Systems, Custom Microprocessor Interfaces, Special Product Testing Methods.

Industrial Hardware & Equipment

PLCs, MMI/SCADA Systems/Interfaces, Servo & Stepper Systems, Instrumentation, Robotics, Electronic Board Level Circuit Design, Computer Languages, Microprocessor Logic Design.

Mechanical Processes & Sensor Applications

Valves, Test Stands, Vacuum Leak Detection, Optical and Metallic proximity detection, Pressure, Vacuum, Ultrasonic, LVDT, DO, ORP, Bar Code, Encoder/ Resolver, RFID, etc.

Professional Experience:

October 2015 - Present : Aerator Solutions, REV O2,

● As Consulting Engineer. Control systems for product line and custom water aeration systems.

May 2015 – October 2015 : Illinois Water Technologies, Inc.

● See Aqua Aerobic Systems, below, for description of work performed. IWTechnologies builds Fresh / Potable, water Filtering / Softening, Processing equipment for large industires.

January 2015 – May 2015 : MDS Engineering LP (owner).

● Industrial Control Systems, New, Service, Support and Rebuilds.

January 2014 – January 2015 : Atometrics, Inc.

● Micro and Nano CNC mfgr. Controls Engineering work.

January 2012 to January 2014: Jeavons Industries. Industrial Controls Programming, Maintenance and Repair.

Controls Engineer

● Serviced Industrial Control systems, PLC and CNC equipment for customers.

● Programmed and Debugged Industrial Automation equipment for customers.

July 2011 to December 2011: Advantage Control Systems. (Mfgr. of Packaging Machinery)

Controls Engineer

● Created electrical control drawings.

● Programmed PLC and HMI equipment.

● Tested electrical panels to ensure correctness.

2008 – 2011 MDS Engineering LP (owner). Part-Time industrial process control programming for construction contract firms.

2005 – 2008 AQUATEC, Inc. (General Contractor: Waste Water Plants.)

Controls Engineer

● Similar to 2000 – 2005 period below...

2000 – 2005 AQUA AEROBIC SYSTEMS – Rockford, Illinois

(Manufacturer of Waste Water Treatment Equipment)

Senior Electrical Engineer

● Responsible for programming projects / custom processes for customers such as counties and municipalities.

● Reviewed drawings and specifications to ensure adherence to the customer’s requirements.

● Created control logic based upon customer's requirements.

● Tested electrical panels to ensure correctness and code compliance.

● Documented the project and created the electrical section of the user manual.

● Provided direct support to internal/external field personnel, as well as communicating directly

into equipment to diagnose and resolve issues.

● Trained operators to identify, diagnose and resolve problems onsite.

● Updated and upgraded standards for better efficiency. Researched and utilized historical

data from the company’s archives to apply to current projects.

● Interacted with and supported the efforts of Sales by providing technical support on customer inquiries, traveling to make presentations and/or train consulting engineers and end users.

● Decreased cost of failure/replacement costs by steering engineering toward components that are more efficient and stable.

1993 – 2000 BARKER ROCKFORD COMPANY – Rockford, Illinois

(Control Solutions Company – Pneumatic, Hydraulic, Fluid Power,

Siemens Automation Distributor)

Applications Engineer – Siemens Automation (7 years)

● Provided technical interface between customers and vendors on Siemens Automation Systems

and other product lines.

● Applied acquired process/product/equipment knowledge based on current industry trends, competitive practices, performance, price and market position.

● Proposed specific products and value engineering adaptations and steered the customer toward current products and advantages with cost-effective results, meeting customer needs.

● Prepared explanations to enable proper interpretation/evaluation of specifications, performance characteristics, or other technical data.

● Conducted 10+ training courses for maintenance personnel with 2-8 attendees per.

1990 – 1993 AFCON CONTROL & AUTOMATION – Schaumburg, Illinois

(AFCON was a developer of P-CIM, SCADA/HMI Software for Industrial Automation & Process Control)

Project Manager / Engineer

● Ensured coordination among individual engineers to optimize system designs.

● Responsible for defining and documenting the project scope, definition, changes, and any required liaison activities for project completion.

● Generated bid costing for municipal contracts.

● Monitored progress to assure compliance with the pre-determined execution plan.

● Created control logic based upon customer's requirements.

● Performed job-site system checkout, testing of control applications to verify proper operation according to project specifications, sales proposal and design documentation.

1980 – 1990 ROCKFORD AUTOMATION – Rockford, Illinois

(Designed & Manufactured Custom Assembly & Test Automation Solutions)

Control System Engineer

● Designed and Tested control systems for the following diverse automated manufacturing processes:

● Automatic Component Assembly and Test: Automotive and Commercial.

● Metal Removal machinery.

● Web and Media handling equipment.

● Pharmaceutical / Chemical, Assembly / Handling equipment.

● Conversion Processes; Photographic and X-Ray film.

● Data Collection systems: PASCAL, Microsoft Access., Industrial BASIC

1961 – 1980 GC ELECTRONICS – Rockford, Illinois

(Leading Distributor of Electronic Parts, Components & Accessories)

Electronics and Product Engineer (1961 – 1980)

● Researched and Evaluated new products for the Consumer Electronics Market.

● Engineered and Developed new Television antenna designs,

consumer communications radio equipment, consumer alarm systems

and gas leak detectors, electronic hobby kit products.

● Co-Developed Printed Circuit Chemicals for Commercial and Hobbyist use.

● UL, CSA Testing.

● Electrical test fixture design.

● RF Design: Receiver and Transmitter circuits, Mixers, Transmission Lines, Production Test Fixture Design, Sweep Generator Techniques, RF Measurement Techniques.

● Solid State Design.

● Standardization Engineering – Electronic Service Components, Production Test Methodology.

● Patent searching.


Rockford College Rockford, Illinois

Courses taken towards B. S. Degree, Engineering, Sciences.

West High School – Rockford, Illinois - Graduate

Activities (Hobbies): Ham Radio Operator, Cycling, Primitive Marksmanship, Reading, Puzzles, Coding (C++, Python, Pascal), Microcontrollers (Raspberry Pi, Arduino UNO R3, Parallax P8X32A Propeller,

Basic Stamp, Arm, Atmel).


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