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Controls Engineer (224201) BSEE, Journeyman Electrician, Green Belt, CPM / Casting, Pipe Mills, Chemical, Oil/Gas, Refinery, Machining, Power, Pulp/Paper, Automotive, and Equip Mfg

Highly skilled Pittsburgh Controls Engineer with 20+ years of experience across multiple industries. He is a BSEE, has an Associate in Electronics Engineering, and is a Journeyman Electrician. He has worked on projects, contracts, and perm roles supporting Casting, Pipe Mills, Chemical, Oil/Gas, Refinery, Machining, Power Generation, Pulp/Paper, Automotive, Pharma, and Equipment Manufacturing operations. He is highly skilled in analyzing, designing, planning, and managing equipment installations.

He possesses advanced practical programming skills in PLCs, HMIs, integration, machine and process instrumentation, networking, device communications, SCADA, DCS, and discrete components. His experience includes managing projects, and people or acting as a single contributor. It is rare to see an engineer with the depth and breadth of controls equipment, systems, software, and applications experience that he has. This Pittsburgh Game Changer just completed a contract role and is looking for a new opportunity to ply his substantial controls skills and experience in a perm, hybrid or project experience. His impressive experience includes:

Casting / Metals Manufacturing Automation
• Automotive Castings Automation
• Tube / Pipe Mills Automation
• Original Equipment Manufacturer Automation
• Pulp / Paper Operations Automation
• Automotive Mfg. Automation
• Chemical Plant Automation
• Refinery Operations Automation
• Oil / Gas Production Automation
• Pipeline Automation
• CNC Operations Automation
• Powerplant / Substation Automation
• Food / Beverage Automation
• Tank Farm Automation
• Warehouse / DC Automation
• Water/ Wastewater Plant Automation
• General Manufacturing Automation
• Pharmaceutical / Biotech Automation

• Automated Fabrication Applications
• Certified For Hands On Electrical Work
• AC one-line diagrams
• AC three-line diagrams
• Low Voltage – <1000 V • Medium Voltage –>1000V but <100 kV
• Power Distribution
• Power Generation
• Transformer Maintenance
• Making Changes In The DCS
• Maintaining / Backing Up The Existing DCS
• Installing New Equipment For The DCS
• Modifying Equipment For The DCS
• Building AIN, AOUT, PID, PLB Blocks
• Configuring DCS and PLCs
• Protective Relays
• Power Monitoring Devices
• Industrial Network Architecture
• Designing / Commissioning Industrial Instrumentation
• Using Ladder Logic
• Using Loop Drawings
• HVAC Systems
• Dismantling Equipment
• Thermography
• Loop Tuning
• Hardware Maintenance / Repair
• Turbomachinery Control
• Upgrading Equipment
• Installing Equipment
• Electromechanical Equipment
• Instrumentation Tuning
• Control System Design
• Upgrading Technology
• Troubleshooting plant automation/electrical
• Field checkout/commissioning
• Construction/ Installation
• Drive Configuration
• Managing outside resources
• Project Management
• Protection System Engineering
• Setup Automation
• Leading Root Cause Analysis
• Circuit Analysis
• Developing PMs
• Creating Work Instructions
• Setting Up Down Days, Outages,
• Factory Acceptance Testing FAT
• Project Management
• Third Party Integration
• P&ID Loop Drawings
• Utility Flow Diagrams
• Wiring Diagrams
• Control Panel Drawings
• Block Flow Diagrams
• Process Automation
• Using CMMS Software
• Team Supervision (24)


• Automated Press / Stamping Applications
• Automated Welding Applications
• Feedline Systems
• CNC Equipment
• Robotic systems
• Rolling Mill Equipment
• Industrial Conveyors
• Industrial Ovens
• Industrial Mixers
• Systems Integration
• Automation Project Management
• OPC Programming
• Allen Bradley CompactLogix
• VFDs
• HMI Systems
• Vision systems
• Stepper Systems
• Switchgear
• Automation Controller
• Hydraulic systems
• Pneumatic systems
• Foundry Equipment
• Conveyor Systems
• Extruders
• Furnaces
• Generators
• Power Plant Equipment
• Switchgear
• Relays
• DCS – Distributed Control System
• Motor Control / DC & AC Motors
• SCADA Systems
• Machine Tending Robots Embedded Web-servers
• Electrical, Pneumatic Controls
• Hydraulic Controls
• Control Panels
• Servo Systems
• Stepper Drives
• RTUs
• Cranes
• Pumps
• Motors
• Allen Bradley ControlLogix
• Rockwell PlantPAx
• AutoCAD
• Allen Bradley PLCs
• DirectLogic PLCs
• Hitachi PLCs
• Keyence PLCs
• Mitsubishi PLCs
• Panasonic PLCs
• Rockwell PLCs
• Siemens PLCs
• Siemens S7
• Siemens TIA
• Siemens PCS7
• Square D PLCs
• Toshiba PLCs


  1. Programming Allen Bradley PLC 5, Logix 500/5000 PLCs and Safety PLCs, SISTEMA, CCA, AB Architect, MES/DCS, PAx, SCADA, CCW, Siemens MicroWIN, WinCC, S5/S7, TIA portal.
  2. Experience programming and troubleshooting Logix 5000 motion (Servos)
  3. Experience programming and troubleshooting Allen Bradley Ultra 3000 & 5000 servos
  4. Experience with high-speed machinery. Schneider Packaging and Fargo/Korber HFFS Automation High-Speed production lines. Label/Barcode printers and readers.
  5. Experience with high-speed vision systems based on NI Machine Vision.
  6. Allen Bradley 1394 experience with GML programming and troubleshooting
  7. Solid experience with ControlNet, EtherNet I/P, DeviceNet, DataHighway and Remote I/O
  8. Allen Bradley PanelView 1200e, 1400e &PanelView Plus. Experience converting PanelView 1400e to PanelView Plus.
  9. Experience upgrading older control systems and servo systems to Allen Bradley ControlLogix, MicroLogix, and Micro800 series PLCs with Motion Control and Kinetix Servos.
  10. Ability to analyze, design-redesign, plan, and manage equipment installations.
  11. Experience with high-speed & variable speed applications.
  12. Solid experience with Fanuc robots M2iA, M10, M200, and R410(Robotic material handling, case packing, and palletizing).
  13. Strong mechanical background.
  14. Database and Networking experience.
  15. Experience with Electronics and Embedded Hardware Design.
  16. Experience working in an FDA-regulated industry with the Validation & Verification department.
  17. Hi-Speed Packaging machinery experience
  18. Writing SOPs and Validation test-case documents, PQAs, CAPAs, DFMEAs, and PFMEAs.
  19. Experience with Unified Data Repositories, SAP, and SQL DB’s.
  20. National Instruments LabView, Cognex Machine Vision, Test Stand, DCS, NI OPC, and more.
  21. Robotics Experience: ABB, KUKA, FANUC, SCARA robots, Packaging, Palletizers, Sorting/Material Handling, Welding, Assembly lines, Gantry. Design to Build.
  22. NI Machine-Vision, Cognex MV, QuickBuild VisionPro In-sight MV, Matrox Imaging, Banner Engineering, OMRON MV, Datalogic/PPT Vision, Microscan OpenCV, KEYENCE

• AS Computers and Electronics Engineering Technology, ITT-Technical Institute, Strongsville, OH.
• BSEE. Major: Telecommunications Technologies/Systems Engineer / University of Information Technology,
• Journeyman Electrician


• Lean Certified
• Certified Project Manager
• Philips “Lean Six Sigma” manufacturing training (certified)

• Six Sigma Green Belt (certified) “Creative Health Care.”
• Philips “Design for Reliability” training (certified)
• Philips “Project Management-agile applications
• Philips “Change Management” (certified)
• Philips “Risk Management” (certified)
• Philips “Process Management and Control (certified)
• Philips “Good Manufacturing Practices” (certified)
• “Comp TIA-certified service technician A+. V5DQLSBLJG14KFRL
• “Comp TIA-certified network technician N+. TQDZKWDLD3QQ232W
• “Fire Alarms/Detection License,” Ohio State (not current).
• “National Center for Construction Education and Research”
• 2007-Journeyman Electrician-Level IV.
• “Cheetah Learning Center”: PMD/PMP classes. (2006 certified)
• “METRICOM” (Certified Field Support Engineer)