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Engineer Controls

Winter Garden, Florida, 34787, United States
May 30, 2010

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Jeff Dabney

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Winter Garden, FL 34787

(815) ***-****


OBJECTIVE: To provide leadership in Process Controls Engineering for manufacturing.


Think Resources – Orlando, FL

Process Controls Engineer 2/09 to Present

• On-site Electrical Controls Engineer for Walt Disney World.

• Designed, specified, and commissioned new equipment for multiple attractions.

CSL -Behring – (Aventis) Bradley, IL

Lead Process Controls Engineer 7/97 to 5/00

5/02 to 2/09

• Worked within a consent decree environment to provide high quality GMP documentation for a bulk processing to fill, lyophilizing, finish packaging manufacturing facility.

• Designed, specified, and commissioned new equipment for pharmaceutical industry. Worked closely with validation to gain approval for use.

• Published specs for new equipment.

• Extensive work with autoclaves, freeze dryers, pasteurizers, WFI stills and delivery.

• Extensive retrofit of existing equipment. Wrote and executed commissioning and I/Q, O/Q documents.

Chemstress Consulting - Joliet, IL

Electrical Controls Engineer 5/00 to 5/02

• On-site Electrical engineer for Caterpillar Inc. Joliet, IL.

• Designed and implemented upgrades to existing equipment.

• Designed and commissioned new equipment primarily used for the functional testing of hydraulic valves and cylinders.

All Controls Systems (TAVA Technologies) - West Chester, PA

Project Team Leader 5/96 to 7/97

• Responsible for customer contacts and acceptance of projects.

• Specified all instruments, designed and implemented PLC panels, PLC code and Man Machine Interface systems.

• Worked with team members to provide high quality controls systems.

Playtex Products - Dover DE

Electrical Project Engineer 5/94 to 4/96

• Responsible for planning and implementation of strategies to reduce scrap, correct production problems and correct customer oriented problems as part of a team-oriented task force.

• Designed and coordinated electrical and mechanical projects using Mitsubishi and GE controllers for high-speed production equipment. Projects included high-speed visual inspection stations, continuous control packaging and finished package conveyor flow control.

• Supervised technicians, mechanics and machine builders during the building, installation and start-up phases of projects in the range of $1,000 to $100,000.

• Composed courses for electronic technicians and other engineers on using Allen Bradley PLC’s and other hardware.

Advanced Automation Associates - Exton, PA

Process Controls Engineer 5/90 to 5/94

• Software engineer for electrical systems integrator. Worked closely with electrical designer and Man Machine Interface designers to develop project requirements.

• Incorporated information from clients, P&IDs and clients’ own electrical standards to prepare job costs. Projects would range from $10,000 to $1,000,000 in size for Fortune 100 companies in the pharmaceutical, food processing, steel and automotive industries located in the United States and abroad.

• Processes included continuous batching, extruders, continuous smelting, fillers and canners and sterilizers.

• Upon completion of startup I would train the operators and plant engineers on using the process and how to troubleshoot the system if any problems arose.

• Worked closely with OEMs and other integrators to develop PLC coding and MMI standards.

Control Concepts Inc. (Matrix Inc.), Indianapolis, IN

Project Engineer 2/88 to 5/90

• Developed requirements for bids on projects in the $5,000 to $50,000 ranges. After winning bids I was responsible for all aspects of the job completion including specifying equipment, designing electrical schematics, writing PLC code, complete lab testing and field start-up.

• Projects included multi-station dial assembly machines, rotary grinders and water filtration systems for large automotive manufacturers.


• Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering Technology - Purdue University - 1987

W. Lafayette, IN

Technical Skills

• Strong background in troubleshooting electrical, software, mechanical and process system bugs.

• Extensive experience in using Allen Bradley, Modicon, Siemens TI, Siemens S5, GE Fanuc, Mitsubishi and Keyence PLC's and their programming software.

• Extensive background in iFix and Wonderware platforms and CFR 21 Part 11 compliance applications

• Experience with National Instruments CVI for control and data collection.

• Multiple projects using Dickerson Vision Technology and other vision systems.

• Experience with Word, Excel, AutoCAD 2007, Auto CAD LT and Windows.

• Allen Bradley Contrologix systems training.

• Allen Bradley network architecture training.

• Six Sigma training.

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