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Project Engineer

Summerville, SC
January 16, 2020

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Joel M. Davis

*** **** *****, ***********, ** ***83 Telephone 843-***-****


Industrial machine automation controls design, construction, and programming to include plc, drives, network interfaces, human-machine interfaces, safety technology. Full project documentation including drawings, schematics, and narrative summaries.

In-depth experience with maintaining large plant electrical, electronic, instrumentation, and computer equipment. Proficient in one-on-one customer contact with excellent verbal and written communicating skills. People oriented with extensive experience in working in fast paced, time constraint situations.

Capable of managing support personnel including conducting training classes in OSHA lockout/tagout procedures and policies, electrical safe work practices, computerize maintenance management systems, preventative maintenance programs, storeroom inventory systems, ladder inspections, hot work permit, NFPA 17E, boiler safety, overhead hoist safety, equipment identification systems, work order request system, work order expediting, operational equipment effectives systems, OPEX System.

Knowledgeable and experienced in developing department and plant operating systems. Conduct facility improvement projects from inception to completion. Able to maintain control and schedules under tense operational deadlines and financial limitations, while finding satisfaction and fulfillment in working hard.

Vast experience in maintaining documentation for all plant electrical, electronic, instrumentation, and PLC programming. Assist with scheduling of preventative maintenance, shutdown work orders, ordering parts and materials, solving problems with the automated process. Prepare and present presentations for plant audits.

Enthusiastic learning abilities, desire to take initiative, ability to stay organized in a busy environment, confidence to work independently, but to ask questions when necessary.

Experiences in hydraulic control, pneumatic control, steam control, AC/DC variable speed drivers, RF power generation, ultrasonic control, laser technology, Siemens TIA Portal Programming, development of HMI applications, computer automation control and monitoring, Wonder Ware Interface development, Microsoft Visio Studio Drawing, Allen-Bradley Panel View, Allen-Bradley RS View, Allen-Bradley RS Tune. Development of improvement projects: plant lighting, water recovery, equipment upgrades, new equipment installations, RF technology maintenance and upgrades, PLC programming, HMI Programming, AC/DC drive programming, OPEX and KPI’s.


W.R. Riggs & Associates, Project Engineer, Charleston, SC 2017 - Present

Syn Strand, Inc., Maintenance Engineer, Summerville, SC 2005 - 2017

Georgia Pacific, Inc., Industrial PLC/Instrumentation Specialist, Holly Hill, SC 1995 - 2005

Dempsey Wood Products, Inc., Industrial Electrical/Electronic Technician, Orangeburg, SC 1994 – 1995

H.R. Allen, Inc., Assistant Electrical Lead Technician, Charleston, SC 1993 – 1994

Moncks Corner Police Department, Law Enforcement Officer, Moncks Corner, SC 1991 – 1992

United States Navy, Naval Security Police/K-9 Officer, Charleston, SC 1982 - 1990


Certificate, Leadership Development Network, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 2005

Certificate, South Carolina Fire Academy, Code 9251, Interior Fire Brigade, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 2004

Certificate, Device Net Maintenance and Troubleshooting, Rockwell Automation, 2003

Certificate, Device Net Design and Integration, Rockwell Automation, 2003

Certificate, Robotics Electrical Maintenance Level 1, Fanuc Robotics, Inc., 2003

Certificate, Siemens Step 5 PLC Level 1 Programming, Siemens PLC I, 2003

Certificate, South Carolina Fire Academy, Code 9421, First Responder, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 2002

Certificate, Allen Bradley PLC-5 Advance Programming, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 2001

Certificate, Allen Bradley PLC-5 Intermediate Programming, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 2001

Certificate, Allen Bradley PLC-5 Beginning Programming, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 2001

Certificate, Radio Frequency Generation Theory, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 2000

Certificate, MDF Hydraulics Troubleshooting, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 1999

Certificate, National Electric Code, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 1999

Certificate, Industrial Preventive Maintenance, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 1998

Certificate, Industrial Fire Brigade-Incipient Level, Georgia Pacific, Inc., 1997

Certificate, Electrical Lead Man (150 Hours), Georgia Pacific, Inc., 1998


Certificate, Electrician Level I (620 Hours), Georgia Pacific, Inc., 1998

Certificate, Electrical Maintenance Level II (416 Hours), Georgia Pacific, Inc., 1997

Certificate, Industrial Electricity/Electronics Technology, Trident Technical College, 1993 (Cum Laude - 4.0 GPA)

Several Certificates, United States Naval Leadership Academy, United States Navy, 1986


Plant Safety Committee, Syn Strand, Inc., 2005 – 2017

CMMS Program Award, Syn Strand, Inc., 2009

Volunteer Assistant Basketball Coach, Upwards Basketball, Crossroads Community Church, 2010

Lockout/Tagout Program Award, Syn Strand, Inc., 2007

Volunteer Assistant Soccer Coach, YMCA, 2000

Environmental Award, Improving Boiler Emissions, Georgia Pacific, 1998

National Dean’s List Award, Trident Technical College, 1993

Who’s Who of American Junior Colleges, Trident Technical College, 1993

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Trident Technical College, 1993

Honor Graduate Award, Naval Police Academy, 1989


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