My interests are wide and varied - from computers, software and technology to the glorious gift that we all call mother nature. I also love nearly all types/genre's of music, but live is the best!
I am seeking full time employment as an Electrical, Process Instrumentation and Controls Designer/Systems Integrator/Project Manager in the energy, water, wastewater or industrial sectors in the Greater Knoxville, TN area.
I am an extremely qualified and seasoned Sr. Electrical, Process Instrumentation & Controls Designer, Systems Integrator and Project Manager with a well established track record of successfully managing all aspects ("cradle-to-grave") of multiple projects concurrently - primarily in the (water/wastewater) municipal & (pulp and paper) industrial markets. My innate ability to quickly learn new software and adapt to new technologies as required, without formal training has been one of the keys to my success thus far. Further, I understand the importance of being "hands-on" and accountable for everything I do and as a result have amassed an extensive amount of knowledge and marketable abilities. Two of my most noted accomplishments to date were at OH-based Water Treatment Plants. One in which I led a small team of designers to completely replace another manufacturers incomplete/partially operational SCADA/Telemetry System with an RSView HMI/SCADA/PLC/Telemetry System in an extremely short amount of time - much to the customer's satisfaction and delight. The other was a privately held Water Company's Master/Slave Wonderware InTouch HMI/SCADA/Telemetry System in which the Owner was provided with the ability to remotely access and control his entire system from the comfort of his FL (winter) home! My abilities and expertise include estimating, bidding and design of custom electrical control panels, equipment layouts, single line and ISA loop diagrams, bill of materials, P&ID's, detailed control loop strategies, SCADA/DCS/HMI/PLC/Telemetry development and programming, database generation, process instrumentation & controls, selecting and specifying instrumentation (i.e.: flow, level, temperature, pressure, analytical, etc.), as well as inside sales support for instrumentation and related ancillary equipment. Engineering Disciplines: Electrical, Process Instrumentation and Control, Mechanical, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Design, SCADA/DCS/HMI/MMI/PLC programming and overall systems integration as well as Erosion and Sedimentation Control/Land Development Design
Jan 2005 - Jul 2008
Sr. Design Engineer (Land Development/Erosion and Sedimentation Control)
Pangaea Development Services
LAND DEVELOPMENT/EROSION AND SEDIMENTATION CONTROL * Managed multiple, concurrent land development/erosion and sedimentation control plan projects to meet stringent North Carolina State regulatory requirements. Utilized AutoCAD Map 3D, MS Word, Excel, Access, ArcGIS mapping in addition to field GPS measurements to generate all required drawings, documentation and calculations. * Quickly (self-taught) the fundamentals of AutoCad Map 3D, successfully designed erosion and sedimentation control/land development plans for the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources - Division of Land Resources, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Division of Water Quality and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers approval. * Created customized Excel spreadsheets for all calculations associated with required sedimentation control and land development designs. * Authored all required documentation required for permitting of stream crossings, stormwater conduits, and wetlands protection for Federal and State agency approval.
Oct 1992 - Jan 2004
Sr. Project Engineer/Project Manager (Electrical, Process Inst. and Controls/Systems Integrator)
Rawdon Myers, Inc.
ELECTRICAL/PROCESS I&C SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR * Engineered and managed multiple, concurrent municipal/industrial process, instrumentation, electrical controls and digital telemetry projects (HMI/SCADA/PLC/DCS system integration), including de-bugging, factory and field startup, commissioning and follow-up technical support. Produced required control loop strategies, databases, HMI screens and all documentation employing Wonderware InTouch, AutoCad, MS Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Visio in addition to various other software. * Generated electrical control panel layouts including BOM’s, JIC ladder, PLC I/O, one-line, P&ID’s, single loop ISA, equipment mounting/layout and cable/conduit riser diagrams. * Collaborated with P.E.’s to facilitate the selection and provided specifications for required instrumentation (pressure, flow, level, analytical), controls and related ancillary equipment.
Mar 1985 - Oct 1992
Engineering Manager (Electrical, Process Instrumentation and Controls)
L & D Industries, Inc.
CONTROL PANEL MANUFACTURER/SYSTEMS INTEGRATOR * Directed multiple, concurrent municipal and industrial process instrumentation and control panel projects. * Designed custom electrical/process control panels and turnkey system integration systems. * Solely implemented the conversion of all manual drafting to computer-based AutoCAD including creating core drawing symbology library based upon applicable industry standards.