WORK HISTORY SUMMARY
Nov 2018 – Present FMC (Hargrove Engineering) Axis, AL
Position: 11/18 - Present Electrical Engineer, I&E Department, Project Engineering
oPromotes safety in the management and design of projects and associated electrical equipment.
oHighly involved in cost cutting initiatives regarding electrical power consumption.
oManage plant wide site capital electrical projects involving the reliability, upgrade and expansion of the Axis plant.
oSupport various internal groups with electrical solutions to upgrades, problems and continuous improvements and sustainability.
oReviews electrical design drawings, equipment/instrument specifications, etc. to ensure quality of design, conformance to standards and compatibility with existing installations.
oDevelop preventative maintenance schedules and processes for continued electrical reliability.
oCreate electrical standards regarding equipment, project management and specifications for the Axis plant and corporate FMC.
oWrite internal manuals for troubleshooting, training, maintaining and setup of new equipment and systems.
oCreate equipment and process specifications for capital purchases.
oDevelop planning and budgeting of yearly plant capital expenditures.
Aug 2013 – Nov 2018 AM/NS CALVERT (formerly Thyssenkrupp Steel) Calvert, AL
Position: 9/16 – 11/18 Sr. Electrical Engineer, Engineering Technology, Capital Projects
oLead safety initiatives related to electrical equipment, which include work instructions and developing LOTO forms.
oA member of the steering committee for plant electrical safety. Creates and modifies plant policy for electrical safety.
oLead a team of internal personnel and contractors in a coordinated effort to accomplish critical tasks and work to complete assigned projects.
oProject manage multimillion-dollar capital and revenue initiatives, primarily electrical, plant wide.
oMaintain projects within budget and time constraints using MSProject.
oWork with customers (mills) to achieve satisfaction for all projects.
oSupport all other projects as a technical resource.
oMentor and assist maintenance, engineers and other related personnel in the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of installed equipment.
oTrain all required Maintenance personnel for Arc Flash (70E) certifications.
Position: 7/15 – 9/16 Team Manager, Shift Maintenance, Centralized Facilities
oResponsible for the safety and performance of 4 supervisors, 9 salary and 48 hourly personnel.
oManage a maintenance budget of 28 million.
oAccountable for the maintenance and repair of over 100 cranes, over 40 peripheral material handling equipment, all A/C units in the plant and all main power transformers/switchgear above 480V.
oFind ways to improve asset downtime and shortening troubleshooting time to maximize asset up time.
oManage my reports’ schedule, time and performance.
oImprove the PM program and lower asset downtime.
oCreate operational reports consisting of asset downtime and reasons as well as overtime tracking, and adhering to budget schedule.
Position: 8/13 – 7/15 Lead Specialist Electrical, Centralized Facilities, Crane Department
oPrimary field support specialist for electronics, PLC (Modicon and Allen Bradley) and VFD (Magnatek and Siemens) troubleshooting.
oMaintain and provide, safety incident investigations and troubleshoot maintenance issues using Remote Maintenance Management Systems.
oResponsible for crane system calibrations: Symeo-positioning system, Tecnomagnete magnet system, 3PS Load Cell Weigh System (5 point calibration). Support Schneider RMMS and TWMS installation and commissioning.
oLead on River Terminal and Slab Yard magnet system standardization. Backup support for Magnet Specialist.
oFind innovative ways to improve reliability and safety of present crane electrical equipment and support continuous improvement efforts of all crane electrical systems.
oUtilize standardization techniques to minimize spare parts, ordered equipment lead times, troubleshooting and repairs.
oSpecify, oversee installation, program and maintain various instrumentation (PT, LT, TT, MFT, FT, H2 gas, N2 gas, O2 gas, etc)
Position: 11/10 – 8/13 Technical Specialist Electrical, Hot Dip Galvanizing lines (HDG) and Finishing Lines (FL)
oLead electricians as a team to facilitate the commissioning and continuing maintenance of 4 HDG lines’ and 2 FL’s furnace electrics, sensors, instrumentation and assist in mechanical installations.
oResolve problems with production, erection, and commissioning including training electricians and other technical specialists in all furnace equipment and online quality measuring systems.
oInvolved in the resolution of all electrical and power problems/interruptions of the 4 HDG lines and 2 FLs.
oInstrumental for furnace and online quality measuring systems readiness for ISO audit of 4 HDG lines.
oResponsible for operational readiness, troubleshooting and training of the furnace exhaust environmental DeNox system.
oCreate and schedule equipment PMs. Created instrumentation calibration process for department.
Dec 2009 – Nov 2010 NUCOR STEEL MEMPHIS Memphis, TN
Position: Automation Engineer, Melt Shop
oManaged plant electricians and millwrights to accomplish design, construction, commissioning and maintaining of special projects for improvements in production, automation and reliability of plant equipment.
oMaintained and improved Level 1 and 1.5 systems pertaining to the EAF, Caster, Alloy and High Voltage Supply systems.
oTrained electricians into level 1 Technicians.
oServed as backup engineer to the Power Engineer.
Aug 2005 – Apr 2009 ESAB CUTTING AND WELDING PRODUCTS Florence, SC
Position: Sr. Electrical Project Engineer, Cutting Engineering Department
oPlanned, prioritized and managed projects, including customized large CNC gantry style plasma, oxy-fuel and water-jet cutting, drilling, routing and pen marking systems. Also made improvements to existing designs, utilizing project management skills to create and maintain projects and completing schedules, resources, budgets and time lines.
oMaintained the security, accuracy and completeness of all information, files and data created. This includes, but is not limited to, drawings, Change Notices, BOM’s, and project schedules.
oEnsured that all designs are safe and operational, conforming to OSHA, National Electrical Code, and NFPA.
oPlanned engineering requirements for customer orders based on purchase specifications from marketing and production control.
oSupported production of customer orders and servicing, by working very closely with all team members focusing on the customer requirements as the goal.
oInvolved in and led Lean, JIT, 5S, Kaizan and best practices projects to positively affect the plants’ bottom line costs.
Jan 2002 - Jul 2005 BATESVILLE CASKET COMPANY Vicksburg, MS
Position: Process Control/Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering Department
oManage a staff of 4; Electrical Technician, Electrician, Mechanic and Computer Technician.
oLeader of Plant Continuous Improvement and Reliability programs including Reliability Engineering.
oHeavily involved in safety improvement and formally trained in OSHA compliance.
oActed in the capacity of Plant Engineer including Maintenance Engineering.
oHeavily involved with all R&D projects dealing with new equipment or present equipment improvement processes.
May 2001 - Nov 2001 INTERNATIONAL PAPER CORPORATION Georgetown, SC
Position: Electrical Project Engineer, Engineering Department
oManaged capital projects involving new equipment within budgetary guidelines.
oLed a project team in the design, installation and testing of capital improvement equipment.
oCoordinated efforts of the Production, Maintenance, Engineering, Safety, Information Technology, Enviromental and Process Engineering departments in system and equipment enhancements and changes.
Feb 2000 - Apr 2001 GEORGETOWN STEEL CORPORATION Georgetown, SC
Position: Electrical Project Engineer, Engineering Department
oManage capital and revenue projects involving new equipment or the repair of existing equipment within budgetary guidelines.
oImprove throughput, quality, safety and maintenance costs in the production of tire cord, tire bead and wire coils.
oSupport Production, Maintenance or Safety in all of their electrical needs, including hands on configurations, programming, troubleshooting and installations involving PLC’s, Drives, PID loop controllers and modifications to control panels and HMI’s.
May 1998 - Feb 2000 HAYNES INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION Kokomo, IN
Position: Manager, Meltshop and Caster, Maintenance Department
oManage and motivate 3 department supervisors and 41 hourly employees.
oMaintain Electric Arc Furnace (A/C), Ladle Metallurgical Facility and Continuous Caster in the production of high strength, corrosive resistant metal wire, plate and coils within budget.
oWork with Production to attain and improve tonnage, quality and safety goals.
Feb 1994 - May 1998 TUSCALOOSA STEEL CORPORATION Tuscaloosa, AL
Position: 7/96 - 5/98 Sr. Process Automation Engineer, Process Automation Department
oMeet Productions' goals by improving and maintaining all functional designs and equipment from level 0 through level 1 and some level 2 programming experience.
oDirect Engineering Department’s efforts in designing, modifying and fabricating new and current equipment.
oExtensive hands on experience with A/B PLC’s, Drives, and Wonderware using MS NT.
Position: 2/96 - 7/96 Electrical Project Engineer, Projects Department
oManage the Electrical and Automation concerns of the new EAF (DC), LMF and Caster projects.
oWitness Factory Acceptance Tests and resolve deficiencies.
oCommission and checkout EAF and LMF by closely working with vendors and construction contractors.
oWalked down systems in the field for drawing verification, inspection, troubleshooting and design changes.
Position: 6/95 - 2/96 Hot Rolling Mill Production Supervisor, Production Department
oManage and motivate Production personnel in their daily routines of producing wide flat hot rolled steel coil and plate.
oMaintain production while finding avenues to increase quality and/or product throughput.
Position: 2/94 - 6/95 Electrical Project Engineer, Engineering Department
oDesign and develop projects from the Specification through the Bidding, Contract, Installation, and Commissioning stage.
oAnalyze and resolve equipment problems by interfacing with various departments to alter equipment and/or process practices.
oDevelop short term (3 months to 1 year) and long term (3 to 5 years) capital strategies for improvements to the site.
EDUCATION: POINT PARK UNIVERSITY Pittsburgh, PA Electrical Engineering (BS)
C.C.A.C. (Boyce) Monroeville, PA Engineering Science (AS)