Sign in

Engineer Electrical

Prescott, WI
November 05, 2019

Contact this candidate


High level Electronic PLC / Field Service Engineer installing and commissioning offshore and other heavy duty cranes that operates in harsh, corrosive environments globally for Hydralift AmClyde Inc. in Saint Paul, Minnesota. While working in the field with crane capacities as high as 5000 metric tons (11 million pounds), complicated engineering situations were troubleshot on site, over the phone, thru email, and via remote access in Africa, Asia, Gulf of Mexico, Middle East, and South America.

General Qualifications

Exposed to engineering practices and design standards in the United States and throughout the world.

Gained strong practical engineering experience from working multiple large & small scale projects through the design, manufacturing, assembly, and testing phases.

Adapted to a variety of roles across multiple disciplines as required for project completion.

Supervised and interacted with different personalities and nationalities while working abroad year round.

Ensured that environmental, safety, and quality standards were met while meeting production goals.


Controls Engineer

December 2018 – Current

PAR Systems

Shoreview, Minnesota

Worldwide innovator in specialized material handling, automation, and robotic solutions for demanding environments requiring quality & productivity with safety driven solutions.

Used classification codes including National Electrical Code (NEC) & CMAA 70

Engineering a drive modernization for Omaha Public Power District – Nuclear Cask Handling facility

Engineering a replacement Control system for three overhead cranes & three overhead manipulator systems for Oak Ridge National Lab

Electronic PLC Engineer

November 2010 – December 2018

Hydralift AmClyde Inc., a Division of National Oilwell Varco

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Worldwide leader in heavy lift cranes, mooring systems, and other equipment using electrical and hydraulic controls operating in extremely harsh & corrosive environments.

Installed, configured, and troubleshot Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, Parker, & Siemens I/O Modules

Installed, configured, troubleshot communication systems including Ethernet, Profibus, Modbus, CAN, J1939, Data Highway, Data Highway Plus, RS485, & RS232

Worked with subcontractor’s Quality Assurance department to ensure all continuity, electrical torque specifications, megger testing, commissioning, and load testing was properly documented in a timely fashion

Used shipping and other classification codes including National Electrical Code (NEC), International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), China Classification Society (CCS), Germanischer Lloyd (GL), and Lloyd’s Register

Assisted subcontractor with proper installation of 6.6 KV switchgear including helping complete the collector ring cable termination, configuring the switchgear controls, and troubleshooting operational control issues.

Verified and corrected HMI, including Factorytalk View and GE Proficy, during installation and commissioning

Identified issues, developed solutions, and worked closely with engineering to ensure that solutions met our specifications while maintaining “as built” drawings

Monitored and documented quality issues such as wrong cable pulled, not enough cable sent, and missing & incorrect parts while ensuring appropriate corrective actions were taken to meet or exceed our specification

Maintained control of inventory while reporting to management of any variations prior to requiring items

Played a key role in the verification of the PLC program, VFD drive tuning, I/O testing, and control system wiring during commissioning of new equipment

Acted as technical liaison between subcontractors, project management, engineering, and vendors

Developed and implemented WIFI communication upgrades between distance WIFI communication points

Assisted subcontractor with pulling cables and terminating wires while completing electrical termination of multiple large control panels

Provided electrical troubleshooting expertise during equipment start-up, testing, and calibration of electrical systems including current loops, encoders, limit switches, proximity switches, remote I/O, and solenoids.

Programmed and tuned PID loops to synchronization hoist drums by controlling the speed of hydraulic motors

Verified and corrected the load monitoring system to ensure proper data was displayed for the hook load and working capacity based on encoder counts, load cell feedback, and boom angle

Monitored and reported progress daily with phone calls to the project managers and engineers

Process Engineer

June 2008 – June 2009

Viracon, a division of Apogee Enterprises Inc.

Owatonna, Minnesota

National leader in the manufacture of single source high performance architectural glass products

Designed an automated replacement for an obsolete, non-operating spectrophotometer measurement system

Installed, configured, troubleshot communication systems including ControlNet, DeviceNet, Ethernet, & RS232

Troubleshot complex electrical systems including current loops, encoders, limit switches, proximity switches, remote I/O, vacuum gages, thermocouples, and pneumatic & hydraulic solenoids.

Drafted accurate electrical schematics for a number of complex pieces of equipment

Assisted during equipment upgrades to allow a single production line to produced greater variety of goods including a complete rewiring of a control panel

Designed and built an amplifier for an obsolete, non-operating light transmission measuring system


BS, Electronic Engineering Technology

May 2008

Minnesota State University – Mankato, MN

Dean’s List – Overall GPA: 3.03 Major GPA: 3.70

AAS, Electronic Technology

May 2004

Saint Paul College – St. Paul, MN

Summa Cum Laude – Dean’s List – GPA: 4.00

Selected Specialized Training


RSLogix 5/500/5000

Tia Portal

FactoryTalk View

RS View 32


RS Linx

Drive Executive

Drive Window

SST Profibus Config. Tool

Crimson 2.0


Visual Basic




Prototyping Circuits

Contact this candidate