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Electrical Engineering Manager

Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States
October 30, 2016

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To Whom It May Concern,

I am currently finishing my Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering Technology with an expected graduation date of December 2016. This degree has allowed me to secure and maintain an Internship at Steel Dynamics Inc., Structural and Rail Division, as the Electrical Engineering Intern.

The experience at SDI allowed me to become familiar with lean manufacturing and gain knowledge in product flow from start, raw material stage, to finished product shipping. The culture at SDI has helped me grow the understanding for safety as I conducted Lockout Tag out Procedure creation/verification as well as implementing equipment to improve operations safety. I have been involved in many projects and have executed many different roles that have allowed me to understand the steps required to conduct a project from start to finish. In these different roles I have gain experience in basic hands on electrical procedure, Seimens and Allen Bradley PLC programming, safety procedure formalities, contractor relations, custom system fabrication and implementation, data analysis, and project management.

Previous to the Engineering Internship I held positions where my work ethic and commitment to excellence has allowed for the opportunity of having an open door to jobs if I ever needed them. My family has owned and operated businesses throughout my life and has allowed me to be gain experience as a manager and operator. I have conducted business analysis to promote better and more cost efficient practices as well as increasing the customer base the company had. I have also gained experience in delegating work to employees to meet business goals. During my time managing the business I have conducted equipment maintenance, mechanical and electrical, to reduce overhead costs.

I feel I am a well rounded individual who has knowledge of managerial procedures, electrical background, and an inclination for mechanical operations. I look forward to discussing my experiences further in person.


Grayson Carpenter


Obtain a position to apply electrical knowledge gained in school to industry practices.


Purdue University of Fort Wayne, Indiana

Expected Graduation Date: December 2016

Major: Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology


Steel Dynamics, Inc., Columbia City, IN May 2014-Present

Electrical Engineering Intern

Electric Arc Furnace Temperature Tracking and Burner Control

Implemented a system upgrade that resulted in $120,000 savings by controlling Burner performance within the first week of service.

Increased Furnace efficiency by implementing more precise Burner Control profiles.

Increased the reliability of the Furnace Temperature Tracking System.


Headed the installation of $100,000 in Transformer Safety Platforms.

Verified and Updated Lock-out Tag Out procedures in 2 departments at the SDI-SRD location.

Organized Group Lock-out locations and supplied Electrical Lockout/Tag out/Tryout Checklists for associated equipment.

Implemented visual mill safety upgrades to promote a safer work environment.

Ladle Metallurgical Furnace Steel Sample Cooler

Designed a device to reduce sample taking time to reduce operating costs up to a $1,000 per minute.

oIncreased sample quality and efficiency.

oDocumented this device for a Senior Design Project.

Software Engineering

Configured PC’s for mill use to communicate over Ethernet with the enterprise system.

Configured special project PC’s to communicate with outdated equipment to allow for upgrades.

Programmable Logic Controller Print Updates

Updated and verified CAD prints of Programmable Logic Controller Remote Input/output panels and Motor Control Center distribution panels.

Created data bases of power distribution isolation points to be implemented as a training and reference tool for operation troubleshooting.

Sample Saw PLC Upgrade

Fabricated Remote Input/output panel enclosures for Programmable Logic Controller Hardware, Input/output cards, and motor control relays.

Gained experience programming Siemens S7-1200 Programmable Logic Controller.

Updated obsolete equipment to improve process efficiency.


ConformIT (LOTO) software.

AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and DraftSight.

Magnetek Impulse G+ Drives.

Siemens Sinamics AC Drives.

RSLogix 5000 and Simatic Step 7 Programming.

NFPA 70E Training

JKC Containers LLC, Fort Wayne, IN May 2014-Present


Conducted annual Semi-Truck DOT Inspection.

Handled equipment preventative maintenance.

Organize financial records and keep a running Income to Outcome data sheet.

Handled day to day operations including scheduling and customer relations.

Parrish Leasing Inc., New Haven, IN June 2012-October 2013

Shop Aide

Handled Semi Truck turnover which included fueling, washing, and parking.

Assisted in mechanical truck work including transmission and motor swaps.

Involved in truck maintenance such as brake jobs, tire repair/replacement, and DOT inspections.

Involved with truck and trailer fabrication such as stair/decking install on truck frames and trailer repairs.

Blue Beacon Truck Wash, Fort Wayne, IN October 2013-May 2014

Bay Attendant/Supervisor Trainee

Maintained water pumps, hoses, and pressure washers.

Involved in semi-annual bay down time work which included drain, bay floor/wall, grounds repair.

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