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Controls Engineer Resume

Desired Industry: Engineering SpiderID: 44880
Desired Job Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota Date Posted: 10/21/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date:
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Willing to Relocate: Yes

 Controls Engineer with a very
diverse background, including support of
PC's, PLC's, robots, MES and special
systems, ISO and CE procedures,
documentation, and certification,
leading and assisting draftsmen/cad
operators, and skilled tradesmen,
conducting training on new equipment and
processes, generating plant electrical
and machine-specific specifications,
evaluating new products and
technologies, writing electrical
specification, specifying acceptable
products, insuring the quality of
controls systems used on new/retrofitted
tools, machinery, and systems,
developing specifications, approving
designs, and evaluating machine runoff.
 Duties included working with the
corporate standards group, managing
projects, analyzing cost/benefits and
making appropriations requests,
generating bid packages, conducting
competitive bid meetings, coordinating
with purchasing, and supervising
contractor operations.
Have experience with machine control,
installation and start-up of high
production equipment. point to point
troubleshooting, PLC Programming, HMI
Programming, DCS, Servos, Robotics,
power distribution, facilities, MES and
quality assurance.
 Major application areas include:
material handling and conveyor systems,
architectural and facilities, pneumatic
conveying, visual inspection systems,
line packing, digital and analog
electronics, chemical mixing, automated
 Design & Develop the Conveyor
control systems for intelligent material
handling utilizing AB PLC and Entivity
(Steeplechase) and RSView32 with RSSql.
 Lead Controls Engineer for a
Plant Wide MES and PTL (Pick-to-Light)
system utilizing RSView32 with 10 custom
HMIs which were developed for Automated
manufacturing and Shipping for packaged
and palletized spice products.

3/10/2010 - Present | Control Systems
E&B Automation LLC, | Centerville,MN
 Manage capital expense projects
as assigned, including tracking
accounting functions. Responsible for
electrical and process system projects
from concept to completion. This also
includes Installation Qualification,
Operational Qualification, Performance
Qualification documentation.
 Determine business requirements,
provide conceptual ideas, write
specifications to meet concept
objectives and solicit quotations.
 Effectively provided welding and
bin-picking robotic system. System would
bin pick part weld, inspect and the sort
to proper bin. This system was designed
using Motosight 3D and Motoman robotics.
10/1/2007 – 3/10/2010 | Control Systems
CIM Software-Control Assemblies Inc., |
Plymouth, MN
 Effectively designed and wrote
RSLogix 5000 AOI’s that can be used for
any of the AB Powerflex drive family
that is wrapped around the
specification’s for a assigned customer.
 One of four people that provided
24 Hr. software and project and support
for a client currently assigned.
 One of four people that provided
24 Hr. electrical and troubleshooting
support for a sister company which was
Control Assemblies.
 Designing and programming
automation systems for process and
industrial equipment using new and/ or
existing equipment and programs.
 Electrical-wiring layouts and
troubleshooting of automation control
panels for OEM equipment to include
hydraulic, pneumatic controls and
7/1/2007 – 10/1/2007 | Software Engineer
[Contract Position]
Siemens Technologies | Plymouth, MN
 Provided software support and
controls support for on-going projects.
6/1/2006 – 6/1/2007 | Software Engineer
[Contract Position]
PAR Nuclear [Westinghouse] | Vadnais
Heights, MN
 Provided software support and
controls support for fuel-rod cranes
used in reactors.
8/1/2002 – 5/1/2006 | Controls Engineer
General Mills | Carlisle, IA
 Authored training materials for
newly installed systems and documented
floor hardware and software
improvements. Also provided Operational
Qualification, Performance Qualification
 Reported weekly to executive
management regarding operational
problems and proposed solutions,
ensuring effective project coordination
with departments involved in system
improvement or problem resolution.
 Oversee manufacturing
environment, ensuring its efficient
operation by resolving operational
problems, tracking and reporting
necessary hardware and software system
improvements, and supervising
maintenance personnel assigned to
correct operational problems.
10/1/1998 – 7/1/2002 | Automation
Tone Brothers Inc [ACH Company] |
Ankeny, IA
 Improved existing barcode system
by incorporating current technology in
its redesign.
 Devised and implemented control
systems and automatic palletizing and
de-palletizing systems using Fanuc
 Lead controls engineer for
design and incorporation of innovative
control system for multimillion–dollar
MES warehouse sorting system,
supervising contractors and 12
electricians responsible for system
 Lead controls engineer involved
in research and design, implementation,
and updating of operational processes.
 Design and program automation
systems for process and industrial
equipment using new and/ or existing
equipment and programs.

11/1/1989 – 9/1/1998 | Systems Engineer
Forum Communications | Fargo, ND
 Design graphical files and
control’s for Andover building control
 Electrical-wiring layouts and
troubleshooting of automation control
panels for OEM equipment to include
hydraulic, pneumatic controls and P-
 Working with automated
instruments other than PLCs; i.e. flow
meters, level sensors, pressure, vacuum
sensors, temperature Controllers and
Vision Control.
 Worked with: Wonderware Screens,
RSLogic 5, RSLogix 500, RSLinx,
Ethernet, Device Net, Remote I/O & DH+,
ProSoft data reading, Fanuc pick and
place Robotics, Emerson E Series Servos.
Conveyor and indexing systems.

Prior Non-Related Experience

1/1/1987 – 11/1/1989 | Press Operator
Forum Communications | Fargo, ND
 Part of printing crew for daily

1/1/1985 – 1/1/1987 | Automotive
Loll’s Automative | Wahpeton, ND
 Automotive mechanic for Chrysler

• Allen Bradley Logix5000,
Logix500, PLC 5, Slc 500 PLCs,
MicroLogix, ControlLogix, TI PLC’s,
Mitsubishi, GE and Siemens S5-S7
• Allen Bradley Sercos 3000
Drives, Emerson E Series Servo Drives,
Kollmorgen Servos, Epson Robotics
• Ethernet, Control Net, Bar Code
Readers, Zebra Printers, Remote I/O,
Profubus, DeviceNet, Wireless & DH+
• Safety and closed loop circuits
including PILZ Systems.
AutoCAD Releases 14, 2000and 2006,
Windows 95/98/2000/NT/XP, FactoryTalk,
Panelview, Wonderware, GX Developer,
ProWorx NXT, Proficy Fastrak, Entivity
IFIX, OSIsoft and SQL7.

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