•••••SUMMARY•••••Extensive experience in the areas of process automation, control systems, SCADA, robotics, TCPIP protocol, motion control, and information systems within industries including automotive, steel making and processing, food and beverage, ship control, power generation & distribution, turbine control (gas, steam & oil), electrical generator mfg. (•••••MW ) and nuclear. In-depth knowledge of all phases of systems development from requirements definition, detail design, programming, and project management, to system implementation, installation, and commissioning. Experience implementing PLC, PC-Based Control, Dedicated Processor, signal processing, SCADA, and HMI systems by a large number of different manufacturers. Certified 6 Sigma Greenbelt. Elected for second term to serve on Armstrong School District Board of Directors.•••••PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE•••••
GENERAL ELECTRIC FANUC AUTOMATION (GE Fanuc)
GE Fanuc Automation is a global enterprise dedicated to helping companies around the world better manage their systems and processes through factory automation solutions.
Sr. Field Engineer
Field engineer for GE PLC and operator interface including Cimplicity. Developed factory automation solutions using GE PLC product lines and Cimplicity. Solved customer control, interface, and communications problems often requiring program review in languages such as C, Basic, Assembly, Script, and dedicated processor. This also included troubleshooting components other than GE Fanuc used in the systems. Replaced obsolete PLCs with current product line. Converted programs to run on latest version PLCs. Key Projects Power Systems - Turbine remote monitoring, paper mill start up. •••••
EATON, CUTLER-HAMMER, ENGINEERING SYSTEMS and SERVICES
Eaton Electrical Services & Systems is a full-service systems integrator with proven expertise in power systems applications. Eaton Electrical Services & Systems has the capabilities to address the entire scope of integration and automation needs.
Senior Automation Engineer Automation Systems Group
Defined requirements and detail design, system implementation, installation, commissioning and solved customer control, interface, and communications problems often requiring program review in languages such as C, Basic, Assembly, Script, and dedicated processor. This also included troubleshooting components other than Cutler Hammer used in the systems. Replaced obsolete PLCs with current product line. Converted programs to run on latest version PLCs. Power Management Systems (IQ, IMPACC, PowerNet)
Automatic Transfer Schemes
Distributed Generation/Generator Control Systems usually interfacing to Woodward DSLC Digital Synchronizer and Load Control and MSLC Master Synchronizer and Load Control.
Demand Management Load Shedding/Peak Shaving Systems
Generator & ATS System Monitoring & Testing
Healthcare Emergency Power Supply Systems
PLC Systems (Eaton Electrical, Allen Bradley, Modicon, GE Fanuc, Siemens)
MMI (Man Machine Interface) development. (Cimplicity, Control View, Genesis, Wonderware, PanelMate)
PC / DeviceNet control system.
Projects & Accomplishments
Bottle, can, and packaging lines for Coca Cola and Pepsi.
Power distribution automated double-ended transfer including peak shaving generator for United States Military Academy at West Point.
Various automated power distribution transfer systems with multiple generator systems used in open and closed transition mode.
Projects were completed on time within budget to customer satisfaction.
I have been relied on to successfully complete many first time attempted projects, and brought into problem projects to successfully and economically finalize and close.•••••
ELSAG BAILEY, ETSI Turbine & Rotating Machinery Controls
A leader in providing innovative control systems to the electric utility market both domestically and internationally. ETSIs advanced turbine-control and hydraulic systems are equipped with the Bailey INFI ••••• open distributed control system to create a control package that provides a number of advantages through computerized valve actuation, including tighter control derived from the systems large capacity and high execution speed.
Senior Systems Engineer
Developed control package for combustion and steam turbines using the Bailey INFI ••••• distributed control system.•••••
GENERAL ELECTRIC CORP., ENGINEERING SERVICES
Responsible for development of custom control systems integrating PLC, drive systems, operator interface control screens and data acquisition.
Projects & Accomplishments
GE Marine Div., assisted in Navy Sealift Ship Programming using Cimplicity and GE••••• (•••••+ I/O Points) Cimplicity programming for J&L Midland Direct Roll Aneal and Pickle Line. (First of its kind in the world).
Assisted with #2 galvanizing line startup at USS Irvin works.•••••
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP., SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
Sr. Systems Engineer
Responsible for development of custom control systems integrating PLC, PC, drive systems, operator interface control screens and data acquisition. Also usually responsible for installation supervision and start up.
Projects & Accomplishments
Complete PLC program and drives interface for Coil Preparation Line revamp.
Complete PLC program and drives interface for Pipe Mill
Liquid nuclear waste reduction, instrumentation and PLC controls using Westinghouse / Siemens PLC Prototype propane engine control and data acquisition system for NASA Ames. Using wonder ware and GE •••••
Complete PLC program for first PLC controlled hydrogen purity monitoring for hydrogen cooled generators. Using Allen Bradley PLC 5/•••••
Cascaded PID control and operator control screens for nine, •••••MW plasma torches for Plasma cupola. Using Allen Bradley PLC 5 series, interfacing to Robicon DC power supply, and Allen Bradley Control View graphic control and display.
AB PLC program, hydraulic modifications, installation and startup of a form and bond press and slot cell press in Ulsan, South Korea•••••
BAUSCH & LOMB EYEWEAR DIVISION (Oakland MD)
Responsible for development of concept for automated handling system for precision ground and polished Ray-Ban sunglass lenses, generation of capital expense request for the automated line, and request and review of vendor quotations for the related equipment. Also responsible for modifying existing equipment. A member of a self directed R & D team focusing on significant long range improvements to current manufacturing processes. Uses of Taguchi Experimental Design Techniques have been a useful engineering tool to identify factors in the process that can be developed to improve yields. •••••
WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP. (Pittsburgh, PA)
Automation Engineer Automated Industrial Systems
Responsible for control systems integration of robotics and fixed automated manufacturing systems. Received ••••• and ••••• Westinghouse Signature of Excellence Bronze Award.
Projects & Accomplishments
DYNAMIC WINDSHIELD DECKING WITH VISION - Automatically finds opening and inserts windshield in car body while car is moving on assembly line (no physical attachment). This system utilized the WESTINGHOUSE ••••• ROBOT, WESTINGHOUSE VISION SYSTEM, A.B. PLC 5/•••••, conveyor tracking.
AUTOMOTIVE BACKLIGHT ROBOTIC SEALANT SYSTEM- Developed control system, robot interface to apply urethane sealant to backlight.
AUTOMATED BRAZE PASTE PREPARATION SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR FUEL BUNDLE GRID - Developed control system and (2) robot interfaces for an automated braze-paste application system capable of automatically detecting any of ••••• different styles of workpieces in the system and performing the operations for that style.
BUHL SCIENCE CENTER ROBOT DISPLAY - Wrote the character generation program for the Westinghouse robot display at Buhl Science Center.
AUTOMATED PLUG MANUFACTURING AND INSPECTION - Used VIEW ENGINEERING model ••••• vision system for external dimension inspection. Adapted RENISHAW probe system to a MIYANO turret lathe for tolerance checking and automated tool length compensation.
Manufacturing support in the assembly and testing of the series •••••, five axis, CNC controlled robot. While in this position, I automated the accuracy/repeatability testing, and programmed the Hewlett Packard ••••• computer to calculate accuracy, repeatability, standard deviation, and data necessary to compensate the series ••••• controller for positioning error. Prior to the implementation of these programs the calculations and compensation data were generated by hand•••••EDUCATION
Associate Degree Electrical Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, PA
Mechanical Engineering Technology Courses, University Of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA•••••MILITARY EXPERIENCE
U.S ARMY Reserves, Sgt., E6 Communications•••••HARDWARE / SOFTWARE
Extensive experience developing PLC programs for, but not limited to, Allen Bradley PLC•••••, PLC•••••, RS Logix •••••, and SLC series.
General Electric GE••••• and Genius I/O systems, GE•••••, GE Series ••••• using LM••••• and VersaPro.
Siemens, Modicon •••••, Westinghouse Numa Logic, Texas Instruments, and Omron.
Device Net PC control systems.
Integration of PLC control with other control devices and instrumentation.
PLC interface to generator control primarily using Woodward
MMI (Man Machine Interface) development. (i.e. Cimplicity, Control View, Genesis, Wonderware, PanelMate), Operator panel, equipment cabinet layout, and system power design.
Network connected systems for control and data acquisition.
Bailey INFI ••••• distributed control system.
Water treatment control and instrumentation, including remote location variable speed pump control (using dedicated line modem), and automated chemical dispensing.
Design and development of custom control systems including the application and implementation of ; robotics (Cartesian, gantry, and Sacra), vision systems (edge detection and dimensional inspection), Micro computers and process controllers,
Motion Control using; computer numerical controllers (CNC), open and closed loop positioning systems, DC drives,AC drives, DC servo motor, stepper motor, and hydraulic servo systems, automated test and inspection.
Computer programming language experience includes Script, BASIC, and FORTH, CNC RS•••••C, UNIVAL and VALII (industrial robot control), and assembly.
Proficient using windows •••••, •••••, NT, XP and various word-processing. Power Point, Publisher, Excel, data base and project management software.
Design of control circuits on CAD/CAM including data extract on Autocad.
Use of Taguchi Experimental Design Techniques.
International and domestic project management, installation site supervisory experience.
Testing and troubleshooting electronic, mechanical and hydraulic equipment.
Customer / Management / Production liaison experience.