Thorough knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, drawings, blueprints and model test. Ability to test electronic units using standard test equipment to evaluate performance and determine needs for adjustments. Able to read blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings and engineering instructions for assembling electronics units and applying knowledge of electronic theory and components. 20 Years programming Allen-Bradley PLC'S and Drives.
Siemens Step 7
A-B Servo Drives.
Emerson Servo Drives.
Smithfield Foods., Tar Heel, NC 12/2018 to Present
Maintenance Superintendent / Electrical Engineer
Hired as Plant Maintenance Superintendent. That was the available position.
I have been working exclusively with the Electrical Engineer / Electrical Manager.
Backing up all existing PLC Programs.
Mapping out all MCC rooms,
Backing up all VFD Flex 525 parameters to common drive (Rockwell Connected Components).
Training Electrical Personnel.
Resolving current issues. Perform RCA to prevent future failures.
Panel View upgrade and design. (Rockwell FTView ME/Studio).
Program Allen-Bradley PLC'S (RSLogix 5000 V.10-V15, 17-21 Studio Logix v.24-32).
Migrated two MicroLogix controllers controlling two overhead conveyor systems in Chillers and two Power Flex 700 drives each controlling four 4.5hp drive motors on conveyors; - Over to independent 525 drives with encoder feedback and CompactLogix controllers.
Mountaire Farms Inc., Lumber Bridge, NC 01/2018 to 09/2018
Processes an average of 630,000 birds daily
Area Maintenance Manager
Direct and support Six Superintendents and fifty two Maintenance Mechanics on a day to day basis.
Responsible for all aspects of preventive maintenance and sop/ssop standards
Evaluate and approve any request for parts or equipment submitted in eFinancial-iProcurement.
Accomplish maintenance tasks including PM'S and TPM'S.
Immediately address all QA and USDA issues on a Daily basis and complete all documentation and CAPA
Address all production and safety issues and ensure all personnel attend monthly safety training and are working safely at all times - including - LOTO, Wearing PPE at all times.
Continuously perform cost analysis and expenditures in an effort to stay within the monthly budget allocated for maintenance.
Created a structured matrix pay program reducing downtime and turn over.
Independent Contractor 06/2017 to 01/2018
Major re-automation project for a food processing plant- replaced all controls, total integration.
Johnson Controls, Inc., Florence, SC 11/2015 to 6/2017
Electrical Manufacturing Engineer
Give support to the night shift maintenance team members and the day time engineering team- reported directly to the Plant Manager.
Equipment approval and installation.
Assisted all maintenance in troubleshooting issues for all equipment within the facility as well as leading and directing the night shift maintenance teams in all areas of safety, training and production for improvements within this facility.
Responsible for the implementation and completion of projects assigned to the maintenance team and any projects requiring the engineering teams assistance.
Lean manufacturing, 5s, product improvement, implementing new projects providing all documentation (Scope of Work, Prints, Diagrams, Drawings, Wiring and Conduit Schedules, Time Frames, Etc.) to contractors and OEM equipment manufacturers.
David C. Poole Co., (Raw Materials Manufacturer) Johnsonville, SC 12/2008 to 11/2015
Automation Controls Engineer
Responsible for maintaining all aspects of the plants day to day electronic, electrical, automation and control installation design and programming.
Troubleshoot equipment: Investigate, research, and/or analyze new technology and existing equipment.
Created detailed schematics, panel layouts, and system architecture drawings for in-house projects.
Created and verified associated PLC/HMI programs. Continuously updated schematics, to determine need for modification/improvement and the feasibility of introducing new equipment or processes.
Planned and designed automated production equipment or systems, such as instruments, controls, machines, and mechanical or electrical systems.
Coordinated operation, maintenance, and repair activities to obtain optimum utilization of machines and systems.
Continuously added equipment and modified RSView32, Panelviews and PLC programs in an effort to improve and maximize efficiency and to eliminate the opportunity for human error.
Sidel NA, (Packaging Manufacturer) Norcross, GA 03/2005 to 12/2008
Designed control software and hardware for assigned projects.
Worked on Process Controls for Fillers, Conveyors, Airveyors, Paletizers, Label Machines, Stretch wrap machines, Blow mold machines, etc.
Field checked electrical devices during installation and startup.
Debugged new and existing systems. Extensive PLC and HMI programming in the field.
Layout of equipment in facilities including machine placements, leveling, wiring, panel layouts and final programming and testing for complete operations.
Worked with SLC 500, ControlLogix, Panel View, AC/DC Drives, ControlNet, Devicenet, Ethernet, Flex IO, etc.
Wellman, Inc., (Automotive Materials Supplier) Johnsonville, SC 01/2001 to 02/2005
E & I Coordinator
Administer CPU's as a means of troubleshooting PLC's and other control devices.
Designed and implemented new functional programs for future processes.
Troubleshoot for all aspects of systems operations. Training for all electrical personnel. Supervise contractors and maintenance personnel with all E&I projects within the plant.
Sopakco Foods, Mullins, SC 06/1996 to 01/2001
All PLC programming and design. Installation and calibration of RTD's, Thermocouples, I/P's, AC & DC drives, Flow meters, Chart Recorders, etc. All processes involving a 4-20 mA PID loop. Troubleshoot for all aspects of systems operation. Maintained and controlled various types of valves, pumps, heat exchangers, homogenizers, Filtec and Peco (gamma-ray fill level devices) to ensure proper head space for all jarred products. Maintained LAN within the plant.
Raytex Finishing, (Upholstery Printing Company) Marion, SC 04/1986 to 05/1996
All mechanical and electrical maintenance within the plant. PLC and HMI responsibilities. Full machinery and equipment troubleshooting, refit, and installation.
Warren National University, Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering
Warren National University 2006 to 2008
Kennedy Western University 2003 to 2006
Florence Darlington Technical College, Associate of Science Occupational Technologies
Florence Darlington Technical College, Diploma Industrial Electronics & Electricity
Florence Darlington Technical College, Certificate in Industrial Maintenance Technology
Developing Projects with RSView 32 (Rockwell); PLC-5 Programming and Design (Rockwell); PLC-5 Advanced Programming (Rockwell); Developing a RSLogix 5000 Project (Rockwell); RS Linx OPC with Visual Basic (Rockwell); 1336 PlusII Advanced Troubleshooting (Rockwell); AC & DC Drive Maintenance School (GE); Servo Drives Advanced Setup & Startup (Rockwell)