Charles Peklenk
Charles Peklenk
Industrial electrical panel designer/programmer seeking position in manufacturing
• Project and engineering lead for solar field control panels, responsible for capture and implementation of customer’s engineering requirements; sales over $9,000,000 to date
• Responsible for design of custom industrial control panels including VFDs (variable-frequency drives) and soft starters, allowing customers to meet critical design goals for space constraints, co-location inside existing gear, and hazardous environments
• Implemented and maintained Visio-based layout tool for custom panel design, allowing sales department to rapidly pre-visualize products for quote, saving time and cost of full design
• Produced graphic design and technical writing works including:
– Drawings, wiring diagrams
– User’s manuals
– Repair and refurbishment instructions
– Control and operating panels
– Touch-screen controls
– Short animated technical illustrations
– Printed circuit board design
– Concept art, photography, photo retouching
– Video production and editing
– Informational and warning signs
– Flyers, banners, promotional materials

• Linux & Microsoft Windows
• Microsoft Office & Visio
• ERP & CRM systems
• CAD & 3D modeling
• CorelDRAW graphic design (vector and photo)
• Adobe Acrobat Pro
• PHP, Python, Visual BASIC
• Sony Vegas video/audio editing & production
• Video projection systems
• Epilog laser engraving systems
• Database systems, SQL
• Internet and industrial systems & protocols
• Factory certified startup technician for VFDs (Variable-Frequency Drives) by ABB, Eaton, and LS Industrial
• PLC & HMI programming (Siemens S7-200, S7-1200, LS Industrial
• Fluent in English, some Spanish

Houston, TX 77080

Engineering Sales Support, Drive and Soft Starter Specialist Accurate Control Co
2007 to 2016
Sales and technical sales support for ISO 9001, UL 508A qualified manufacturer of low­voltage
industrial control and automation panels
• Lead tech support for assembled products and customer logic issues; technical liaison for engineers and end users
• Logic design and evaluation for conventional starter panels
• Practical experience with ABB, Allen­Bradley, Eaton, Fuji, LS Industrial, Schneider, Siemens,
S+S, Toshiba, Vacon, WEG, and other VFDs and soft starters
• Practical understanding of power components, three phase power, hydraulic and pneumatic
• Familiar with and able to interpret and make use of industrial manufacturer’s catalogs, data
sheets and manuals to select components for panels

Electronics Repair Technician Nickels and Dimes, Inc
1988 to 2007
• Repairing electronic and mechanical video game subassemblies at component level
• Providing detailed, effective, and patient technical support by phone to the employees and supervisors of video game arcades and similar locations nationwide
• Writing, preparing and distributing technical support memos; lead contributor of material to company technical knowledge base (wiki)
• Managing, constructing, and documenting diverse electronic redesign and automation projects,
including embedded systems correcting shortcomings in original designs
• Building and maintaining service center computers, servers, networks, phone systems, paging, and operating software

Computer Science University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
1984 to 1986

College prep High School for Engineering Professions
Houston, TX
1981 to 1983

  • Updated 7 years ago

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