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Engineer Electrical

De Queen, AR
January 15, 2020

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De Queen, AR


An experienced Electrical Controls Engineer/Project Engineer with project management skills and extensive knowledge programming, troubleshooting and debugging of Allen Bradley and Siemens PLC and other control systems.


PLC Programming


PLC Control Design

Siemens/Allen Bradley PLC




Customer Interfacing

Project Management


PLC: Allen Bradley 2, 5, 500 & 5000, Siemens S7-300/400/TIA, Modicon

HMI: Factory Talk, RS View, WINCC, Wondeware, Archestra

ROBOTICS: ABB, Motoman & GE Fanuc

AutoCAD Electrical, Inventor, SolidWorks, SolidEdge

MS Office Suite – Word, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint


CertainTeed Gypsum April 2019 – Present

Automation Engineer III

Planning, evaluating, organizing and implementing automation related projects and initiatives.

Designing new process control systems, revising and maintaining existing processes.

Develop and maintain PLC/HMI systems utilizing Modicon, Archestra, Allen Bradley, Factory Talk View SE/ME and other control systems.

Provide technical support and enhancement of automation related systems PLC/HMI/VFD/Instrumentation/Data and Voice Networks and Plant Electrical Distribution Systems.

Develop and maintain operating procedures and work instructions.

Assist maintenance team with difficult troubleshooting issues.

Maintain and promote workplace safety, rules and regulations.

Pilkington Glass NSG, Inc. June 2016 – January 2019

Controls Project Engineer

Controls Engineer in a Tier-1 Automotive facility providing automotive glass and assemblies to the US automotive market.

Responsibilities include Project Engineering of Capital Projects, Retrofits, Integrations and New Installations.

Machines include robotic part handling, conveying, vision inspection systems, glass cutting/breaking/grinding, automated inspection stations, stacking accumulators, parts washing, screen printing, heat treat furnaces, glass bending, robotic assembly and testing stations.

Machine Guarding and Safety Protection IAW with all National and International Standards.

SAP Purchasing and Inventory Systems ensuring accurate machine OEE and parts manufacturing and repair.

Created or updated documentation for machine retrofits, installs or integrations utilizing AutoCAD Mechanical, Electrical software.

Programmed all aspects of machine operations to ensure latest technological upgrades were in place and functioning properly utilizing Rockwell Contrologix 5000, FactoryTalk View SE/ME/Studio, TI505, Siemens Step 7/TIA, Cognex, Keyence, Pilz and many other software packages.

Performed machine startup and initial prove out in numerous retrofit and install scenarios.

Provided support and technical assistance to North American and International installation teams.

Supported maintenance staff with technical difficulties ensuring minimal machine downtime as needed.

Metalsa, Inc. March 2015 – April 2016

Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer in a Tier-1 Automotive facility providing parts and assemblies to Mercedes, Tesla and Volkswagen.

Responsibilities included day to day operations, 24 hour on call, OEE uptime, machine retrofits, upgrades, short term and long term projects.

Machines included robot welding cells of stamped parts, Glue systems, vision inspection systems and nut welding, robotic assembly stations, Poke Yoke and vision inspection systems, TTX Aluminum Wash system, Eisenmann Ecoat system, Minster Press with uncoiling station and Centerline Welding Stations.

Igear and SAP ERP/MRP data systems ensuring accurate machine OEE and parts movement between internal and external facility locations.

Created or updated documentation for machines retrofitted and upgraded utilizing AutoCAD Mechanical, Electrical and Inventor software.

Worked daily with the maintenance staff to ensure minimal machine downtime.

Stolle Machinery Company, LLC February 2012 – February 2015

Electrical Controls Engineer/Project Engineer

The majority of machines are designed in AutoCAD Electrical 2014, Solid Edge V4, with Rockwell Automation RSLogix 5000, FactoryTalk View Studio ME software, with servos and variable frequency drives. A recent Stolle Europe order of ten Ragsdale machines required all Siemens Safety PLC Controls, Electrical components, Profibus, ProfiNet, and only European procurable components.

Responsible for customer specification reviews, component selection and specification, panel design, cable design, generating Bills of Materials, Electrical Schematics, On-machine controls layouts, programming of the PLC, Safety PLC and the HMI.

Stolle Machinery is an OEM Manufacturer of can making equipment owned by the Toyo Seikan Company of Japan.

My personal product lines include the Ragsdale Bodymakers (wall ironing), Ragsdale standalone lubrication system, Rotary Light Testers both Halogen and Infrared, and the Crosshatch machine. The Crosshatch machine provides standalone surface grinding of the bodymaker precision punches used in the wall ironing process.

Additional product lines I have been assigned during my tenure include the Standun Bodymakers and the Multi-Station Inside Spray Machines (ISM).

As an Electrical Project Engineer my responsibilities are providing the complete Machine Control, Electrical and Safety Systems.

Responsible for all required Machine Safety functions and Risk Assessments.

Ensuring machines meet all current NEC, NFPA70E/79, UL, CSA, CE, ANSI, ISO and ICE standards.

Attended training in September 2014 for Machine Safety and the Sistema Risk Assessment system provided by Sick Inc.

Overseeing of material procurement to match customer and company build schedules, machine build, harmonious union relations during build with technical support, and Quality Control machine final Electrical Buyoff.

Customer liaison during design stage and interface during machine runoff.

Customer support during installation and direct contact for all customer service issues, to include ordering of all warranty and non-warranty electrical materials.

All retrofits or upgrades to any of my current product lines also fall within my area of responsibility. This in itself is a major undertaking due to the number of machines running worldwide. Some of the equipment are from companies purchased by Stolle and have little or no documentation available, and in some cases exceed twenty years in age.

Assigned as the lead electrical project engineer on a prototype Vertical Bodymaker (Vector) machine with twin stroke wall ironing punches. The machine was debuted at the European Pack Expo in May 2014.

Bosch, Security Systems Division November 2010 – February 2012

Automation Engineer

Brought in as expert to analyze, troubleshoot, redesign, program, document and implement into operation a failed project in the automated manufacture of Professional Speaker Systems (Electro Voice).

Chinese manufactured the automation, Contrologix 5000 processors, Kinetix Fiber Optic Servo Driven Robots, Pneumatic pick and place, multiple conveyors with ascent and descent sections, Ethernet communication with multiple Panel views utilizing Factory Talk.

Project Management included a Prioritized Open Points List for all known issues and those discovered throughout the project. Completed 100% of the open tasks.

Numerous changes and updates to the PLC, addition of new features in the process, redesign, new design and installation of parts and systems utilizing SolidWorks and AutoCAD.

Cross-referenced Chinese parts to components readily available in the U.S. market.

Designed new fixtures and part handling capability.

Corrected issues in the application of glue and spray activator using Nordson/EFD components.

Performed Machine Risk Assessment and designed the E-Stop circuit to meet current safety standards. Installation of the E-Stop circuit was completed as a Capital Expenditure Project.

Created Capital Expenditure Project to ventilate Human and Robotic Operations where glue and activator applications occur in accordance with OSHA standards.

Worked with the Bosch Workflow, eWorks System, and SAP for all Financial, ERP, and Engineering requirements.

Created Capital Expenditure projects requiring outside contractors and managed all projects accordingly. Created purchase orders, performed accounts receivable functions accordingly.

Process controls established and updated as the machine came online to meet manufacturing requirements.

Work Instructions and Workflow Processes created within SAP and ISO Documentation Control Systems.

Created metric fastener and component stock requirements.

Updated Electrical/Mechanical Schematics and part drawings throughout the machine project.

Verify, Inc. October 2007 – November 2010

Quality Engineer, First Article Inspector

Worked for Verify Inc. as a contractor conducting Aerospace/Aeronautical part inspections. Inspections adhere to ISO, ASME and ANSI Standards.

Provide hands on inspection of numerous mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic parts and assemblies.

Inspections are conducted with calipers, micrometers, fixtures, gaging and varied test stands as required by written standard.

Certify all first article inspection items meet or exceed documented requirements.

Free-lance Electrical Engineer and consultant within numerous companies located in the Monterrey Mexico area.

Performed inspections and preventative maintenance on various types of machines and machine tools.

Elumatec USA, Inc. April 2007 – October 2007

Field Service Engineer

Traveled 100% installing and servicing PVC/Aluminum cutting and milling machines.

Installed and repaired DOS based and Windows based CNC multi-tool milling machines for the manufacturing of windows, doors, sliding doors, and building facades.

Network educated customers for the machines purchased from the company.

Trained machine maintenance and operational requirements to the maintenance staff and machine operators.

Worked with the sales personnel to ensure the customer’s would always be 100% satisfied. Schedules often changed to accommodate the customers.

Allevard Springs USA, Inc. July 2005 – March 2006

Electrical Engineer

Worked with the maintenance staff to develop work practices and fluidity in maintaining machines.

Prepared and documented machine electrical schematics per machine.

Worked with personnel from Spain, France and Italy to better document and maintain machinery.

Designed mechanical repairs of the machinery to maintain production requirements.

Specified new accessories press machine functionality, scope of work and design for both mechanical and electrical design.

Modified existing machine logic to remove outdated pieces of equipment and reintegrate portions of heat treating with the Siemens S7 PLC.

Researched numerous parts to existing European machines for United States cost effective parts.

Provided electrical consultation to a new multimillion dollar installation of a hot stabilizer bar production line.

Caterpillar September 2003 – September 2004

Senior Electrical Engineer

Worked in the Caterpillar facility, Monterrey Mexico as a maintenance advisor, teacher and diagnostic technician.

Worked directly with the engineering staff to establish and teach proper maintenance, diagnostic procedures and methodologies.

Established preventative maintenance procedures for CNC machine tools, Plasma, Oxy/Acetylene, Laser and CNC Press machines resulting in significant machine up time improvements.

Directly oversaw and managed the maintenance program for the entire first operation which included various Plasma, Laser and Oxy/acetylene machines resulting in significant increased operational capacity over a six month period.

Worked directly with OEM representatives of Bancroft Seam Welders and Koike Aronson Positioners with new installations. Assisted in diagnostics, troubleshooting and the redesign of the PLC run machines to correct problem areas and meet the Caterpillar standards.

Created weekly machine reports for Caterpillar management indicating work capabilities and machine maintenance performed.

Created a functional documentation library for all machines, documented each machine with digital photographs and work history.

Created a detailed database of replacement parts for quick reference, created minimum stock quantities of common parts, ordered and stocked long lead time items resulting in significantly less machine down time.

Established procedures and documentation streamlining the part procurement process.

Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. January 2002 – March 2003

Controls Design Engineer

Design, develop and implement equipment control systems and subsystems for multiple simultaneous projects following established design standards and practices.

Commission equipment, including final acceptance, prior to shipment.

Commission equipment at customer’s facility as required.

Meet project Quality Plan requirements and project schedules for controls.

Provide direction and guidance to Electrical, Assembly and Service personnel as required.

Program multi axis OEM machines with numerous Rockwell Automation Software packages. RSLogix 5000 – Control Logix/Compact Logix, RSLogix 500 – SLC (5, 500), RSLinx, Ultraware, Panel Mate – HMI, RSView.

Monarch Machine Tool Co. March 1995 – July 2001

Manager of Engineering

Manage all facets of a modern CNC machine tool engineering group.

Manage a mixed group of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Drafters and Electronic Technicians.

Lead major and minor engineering projects ensuring the viability of the business as a machine tool designer and builder.

Implement engineering changes both mechanical and electrical to the current product line and previous machine platforms to enhance functionality and reduce cost.

Conduct Bill of Material audits and corrections.

Implement new methods of mechanical and electrical design within 2D and 3D environments.

Integrated automation/robotics to machine tools mechanically, electrically and logically.

Report trends and analysis for engineering and manufacturing which maintain Class “A” manufacturing and ISO 9000 standards.

Supervise quality control personnel performing evaluation and certification of new machine tools.

Provide specialized engineering for the customer service group.


United States Air Force

1981 – 1992


SolidWorks, Solid Edge, and AutoCAD Electrical/Mechanical/Inventor current environments

Sick Sistema Machine Safety Risk Assessment Training

Advanced Excel

Rockwell Automation

Developing Logix5000 Project Using RSLogix 5000 Software

Allen Bradley – CCP143

Igear Connect


Advanced AutoCAD


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