THOMAS H. KERSTEN
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Senior Controls Engineer
Responsibilities include: Complete controls systems design - PLC programming, HMI programming, ACAD drawings, panel building, wiring, debug and start-up of sophisticated material handling systems. Capital equipment project management - Equipment specification development, budget development and tracking and project schedule development and management; Equipment reliability, capability and efficiency improvements; Departmental support as electrical lead; Production floor support through preventing/ troubleshooting machine failures; Manage, train and evaluate technical support staff. Coordinating activities of Maintenance Technicians and Staff level Engineers; Critical systems back up and management.
06/94 to 08/02 A-OK CONTROLS ENGINEERING Saginaw, MI
Senior Controls Engineer
Responsibilities included: Design of control systems to automotive specifications including electrical and fluid power component sizing and specification, panel layouts, power distribution, I/O wiring, PLC programming, servo axis control programming, Variable Frequency drive integration, pneumatic and hydraulic system design, networking, Auto-cad drawings and HMI development.
02/02 to 08/02 Plant Controls Engineer
Provide plant controls engineering support for Means Industries. Responsibilities included: Coordinating capital equipment installations; Power distribution; Complete controls system design (including PLC logic, I/O distribution, Variable Frequency drive integration, component sizing and specification, panel layout and build, debug and start-up); Training maintenance personal and assisting with machine failures.
11/94 to 02/01 Plant Controls Engineer
Provide plant controls engineering support for Delphi Automotive Systems. Responsibilities included: Working with manufacturing engineering; Controls designs to automotive specifications; Error proofing; Assisting skilled trades with troubleshooting machine failures; Controls design installations; Debug and start-up.
06/93 to 06/94 WELDUN INTERNATIONAL Bridgman, MI
Responsibilities included: Design of electrical control systems including panel layouts, I/O wiring, PC based programming, drawings on Auto-cad, system debug, installation and start-up.
ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE Indianapolis, IN
BASAMT -Bachelor of Applied Science in Automated Manufacturing Technology
Graduated with highest honors - 3.9 GPA
ITT TECHNICAL INSTITUTE Grand Rapids, MI
AASEET -Associate of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology
Graduated with honors - 3.5 GPA
Experience programming a variety of PLC's including Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Omron, and Mitsubishi.
Experience programming a variety of HMI's including Allen-Bradley RSView, Allen-Bradley Panelview,
Modicon Panelmate, Pro-Face, Omron and Mitsubishi
Experience managing a team of engineers and support level personnel.
Experienced in designing to NEMA, NEC and NFPA regulations and standards
Experience with Digital and Analog circuitry
Experience with fluid power systems (pneumatic and hydraulic)
Experience with industrial networks (DeviceNet and Ethernet)
Experience with Allen-Bradley and Modicon servo systems
Experience with integrating AC and DC drives
Experience with vision systems
Experience with scanning systems (RFID, Barcode, etc.)
Experienced working in a MS Windows environment
Trained in KT(Kepner Tregoe) problem solving/ decision making and analytic troubleshooting
Good troubleshooting skills
Good verbal and and witten communication skills
Capable and very willing to work "hands on"