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Electrical Engineer Manager

Milford, OH
December 27, 2020

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Mr. David A. Plageman Jr.

*** ******* **** ****: 859-***-****

Cincinnati, Ohio 45244 Home: 513-***-****

Seeking to use my broad military, electrical, and manufacturing expertise in an engineering or maintenance department where I can grow and advance my career.

28 years of experience in manufacturing environments: including 14 in maintenance management leading salaried, hourly, union, and non-union employees. 10 years as an electrical controls engineer specializing in machine upgrades, low and medium voltage distribution, energy reduction, and preventative maintenance plans. 4 years as an electrical engineering section supervisor coordinating major upgrades to production plant equipment utilizing the talents of 6 electrical engineers and 1 facilities engineer.


Electrical Engineering (BSEE)

Writing Controlled Work Packages

Preventative Maintenance Planning

Working in Union Environments

Quality Assurance Procedures

All aspects of Facilities Maintenance

5S implementation (Lean manufacturing)

Low and Medium Voltage Distribution and Control

Cost Savings and Energy Reduction

Risk Assessment and Risk Avoidance

Adept at Communicating to all Levels of an Organization

Six Sigma “Green Belt”

Project Management (PMI Trained)

Initiate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

NFPA 70E certification

Electrical Start-up and Commissioning


Signode Industrial Corp. Florence, Kentucky

Plant & Facilities Maintenance Manager Mar 2018 – Present

Responsible all aspects of plant and facilities maintenance (HVAC, Boiler & Chiller, Production Equipment,Compressors, & Grounds)

Manage 17 skilled multi-task trades people as well as coordinate outside contracts for services not regularly handled in house.

Work closely with plant engineer to ensure compliance with air and water discharge requirements.

Anchor Glass Corp. Lawrenceburg, Indiana

Electrical Engineer / Facilities Maintenance Manager May 2016 – Mar 2018

Responsible for the day to day planned and un-planned maintenance activities for a 24/7 glass bottle manufacturing facility.

Provide electrical and controls engineering support and guidance to the maintenance and facilities departments. (2300 VAC sub-station – 24 VDC control wiring)

Manage 17 GMP union skilled trades’ personnel. Generate daily work assignments, preventative maintenance plans and long term maintenance projects.

Omya Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio

Electrical and Controls Engineer IV May 2012 – Mar 2016

Electrically responsible for all capital projects at 22 facilities in Regions America (North, Central, & South America).

Program manager and electrical engineer for a 3.0 MVA substation replacement project for the Vermont facility.

Designed, maintained, and updated EasyPower “single line” models for all plants in my region.

Engineering Manager Customer Service May 2011 – May 2012

Assisted sales force by providing electrical and mechanical support to new and existing customers.

Designed and troubleshot pneumatic conveying systems and product quality issues.

Participated with a multifunctional team to design and implement a modular plant model to compete with other low cost options around the world.

Aristech Acrylics. Cincinnati, Ohio

Maintenance Manager (Contract) Sept 2010 – May 2011

Managed 16 plant skilled trades and a maintenance planner to support a 24/7 acrylic manufacturing facility.

Implemented and enforced the NFPA 70E arc flash program across all areas of the facility.

Provided electrical technical support on energy reduction and cost saving measures.

Mane Inc. Cincinnati, Ohio

Maintenance and Project Manager (Contract) Jan 2010 – Sept 2010

Managed 5 multi craft maintenance mechanics in a 155,000 Sq. Ft. flavors manufacturing facility.

Implemented and directed a “spare parts inventory” system working with their French parent company to keep needed spare parts in-house.

Supported a 24/7 maintenance department to cover both the Spray Dry and the Capsule lines.

Participated in numerous Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) inspections with Engineering and Production as well as completed a number of inspection tours with outside customers.

Used a number of transferable skills to assist maintenance and engineering in day to day trouble shooting and repairs.

Formica Corp. Cincinnati, Ohio

Maintenance Manager Oct 2006 – June 2009

Worked with outside resource to design and implement a preventative maintenance plan for the facility.

Built a 24/7 maintenance department to provide around-the-clock maintenance support to meet the increasing production needs of the plant.

Worked with engineering and skilled trades on the “Press Scrap Reduction Team” resulting in an overall scrap reduction of 7%.

Utilized controls engineering experience to assist maintenance personnel in repairs to production plant equipment.

Designed, installed, programmed, and de-bugged 4 Parker Compax 3 servo drives on the press alignment tables, reducing the occurrence of bad-build/misalign of the Formica high pressure laminate.

Ford Motor Company. Cincinnati, Ohio

Production Group Leader Mar 2004 – Oct 2006

Responsible for production planning and scheduling of the CD4E/U204 pump and differential areas.

Supervised 29 UAW hourly production technicians.

Coordinated machine corrective and preventative maintenance repairs with the maintenance and engineering departments.

Utilized controls engineering experience to assist maintenance personnel in repairs to production plant equipment.

Electrical Section Manager Feb 2000 – Mar 2004

Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Electrical Engineering group.

Coordinated with maintenance and production the installation of numerous pieces of production plant equipment.

Supervised 6 Electrical Controls Engineers and 1 Electrical Facilities Engineer.

Oversaw the installation, programming, and debug of equipment for a new CVT transmission.

Maintenance Planning Specialist (General Foreman) Sept 1998 – Feb 2000

Supervised 5 salaried maintenance supervisors and 37 UAW skilled trades personnel across 3 shifts.

Responsible for planning preventative and corrective maintenance on over 300 production machine tools.

Coordinated long-term repairs to equipment utilizing in-house resources as well as outside maintenance sources.

Electrical Engineer, Controls Group Mar 1996 – Sept 1998

Responsible for 4 of the 14 major areas involved in automatic transmission production: Clutch, Main Control Machining, Pump, and Main Control Assembly.

Designed, programed, and troubleshot PLC’s, CNC’s, and Man Machine Interfaces where pertinent to production plant equipment.

Served as team leader with skilled trades and production personnel for repairs of non-operating plant machinery.

Controls Engineering Co-op Dec 1992 - June 1995

Engineered numerous software improvements resulting in a savings of $113,000/year in energy expenditure.

Implemented critical software revisions on laptop computers and trained plant electricians on their operation and use with respect to local area networks.

MILITARY SERVICE; United States Navy. July 1985 – July 1991

Nuclear Reactor Plant Operator, Norfolk, Virginia Feb 1987 – July 1991

USS Cincinnati SSN-693 (Submarine) Responsibilities included operation of the ship’s nuclear reactor, controls equipment, and preventative maintenance.

Operation Desert Storm Veteran, Command Advanced to Petty Officer Second Class during Desert Storm Conflict.

“Sailor of the Quarter” U.S. Navy, USS Cincinnati – 1991.

Honorable discharge July 1991


Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering July 1996

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio GPA 3.08/4.0

Financed 100 % of education through full-time employment.

Naval Quality Assurance Inspection School May 1988

Naval Training Center, Norfolk, Virginia

Naval Nuclear Power School Sept 1987

Nuclear Power Training Center, Orlando, Florida GPA 3.1/4.0

Electronics Technician "A" School Mar 1986

Great Lakes Training Center, Chicago, Illinois

Interests and Volunteer Work

Former volunteer – G.E.D tutor for underprivileged teens with the Cincinnati Friar’s Club

Prior Special Olympics volunteer – basketball coach

Active member of Horizon Community Church

Family activities with my wife and two children.

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