Christine Siebenshuh

Christine M. Siebenshuh PE
14335 Wilson Drive
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 55347
(763) 258-7307

Career Profile:
Looking for an electrical engineering controls position. Registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Minnesota.

Professional Experience:
Xcel Energy – Distribution Operations Coordinator
Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
-Developing switching plans for the distribution system of Xcel Energy

Rockwell Automation – Technical Support Engineer in the Motion Control Department
Eden Prairie, Minnesota 2014
-Trained in the RS Logix Studio 5000 software (Allen Bradley), motion control and Powerflex.

Computer Explorers – Computer / Robotics Trainer
White Bear Lake, Minnesota February 2012 to January 2013

2010 US Census – Enumerator
Andover, Minnesota 2010

Volunteer work (2009 to present) (see page 2)

Industrial Automation Engineering – Senior Project SCADA/Controls Engineer
Ham Lake, Minnesota 2007- 2008
-Programmed the central SCADA system for their largest customer and provided hardware and software support for RTU’s.
-Programmed in RSLogix and RSView for projects involving the Rockwell Automation Programmable Logic Controllers.

Connexus Energy – System Operations Engineer
Ramsey, Minnesota 2002 – 2007
-Prepared weekly and annual reliability indices reports for the corporate scorecard and calculated the performance indices for circuits on the system.
-Measured and attained Connexus Energy Scorecard goals for outage indices all 5 years.
-Participated in operator training for the graphical interface of the Outage Management System (OMS) which increased efficiency for outage restoration.
-Participated in a backfeed plan for the all substations at Connexus Energy.
-Assisted in the design, support and training of the operators for the ACS, the substation automation system.
-Led and coordinated the load management process with the operators on the substation automation system.
-Involved with the design and operation of the remote control of distributed generation on the system via SCADA.
-Led a project for replacement of a generator for the radio tower.
-Provided technical support for the operators on substation automation and load management system.
-Supported hardware and software for the substation automation system.
-Managed data files for the substation automation and Outage Management System (OMS).
-Recommended changes and additions to the substation automation system.
-Developed and became the main expert of the Outage Management System (OMS).
-Assisted in the September 2005 storm restoration by using the SCADA system, OMS system and assigning crews.
-Tracked worst performing circuits and investigated root cause problems for these circuits.
-Involved with testing of cables in the system and investigating causes of cable problems.
-Trained for distribution design: Line Staking Certification Program Module 1 Offered by MREA in August 2006.
-Provided excellent customer service.

Cummins Power Generation (Onan Corporation) – Senior Project Manager/Engineer in the Power Generation Switchgear Group
Fridley, Minnesota 1992 – 2002
-During the ten years at this company, assisted in the growth of the switchgear business from five to near twenty million dollars.
-Scheduled and designed all aspects of about 30 projects in one year.
-Supervised and implemented the control and power design of digital paralleling switchgear projects for generators.

Christine Siebenshuh (page 2)

-In the last six years at Cummins Power Generation, spent time with specifically utility paralleling projects and custom applications.
-As a project engineer, ordered equipment and weighed the economic cost alternatives for the project.
-Designed the system with schematics and assisted in wiring diagrams.
-Wrote and tested the programmable logic controllers programs. (PLC)
-Wrote and tested the MMI (Genesis Iconics) and SCADA programs for controlling the emergency standby systems.
-Supervised power and control wiring of projects done by shop people.
-Configured and tested protective relays for the customers
-Assisted with testing the power systems in high voltage load test cells.
-Supervised field service engineers to provide timely project completion for the customer.
-Involved with much customer and utility relations.
– Most projects involved traveling to customer sites in Taiwan, Chile, and United States to assist in the startup of the systems.
-Customers included America Online, IBM, Wells Fargo, Madison Gas and Electric and CTC (Santiago, Chile company)
-Provided excellent customer service and satisfaction at the completion of many projects.
-Involved with on-site programming changes per customer expectations.
-Developed engineering standards for Cummins ISPS, OSPS and SSPS.
-Started as an Application Engineer, promoted to Project Engineer and then Senior Project Manager/Engineer.

Additional Relevant Experience:
Jobshoppers Inc. for Buhler Inc. – Contract Controls Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Department
Plymouth, Minnesota 1991 – 1992
-Developed schematics and programmed the PLC for the SCADA system for chocolate plant. Helped commission the plant.

Deltak Corporation – Controls Engineer in the Controls and Instrumentation Department
Plymouth, Minnesota 1990
-Programmed PLC software and developed schematics for boiler systems.

Lakehead Pipeline Company – Project Manager and Engineer in the Electrical Engineering Department
Superior, Wisconsin 1987 – 1990
-Coordinated approximately four large projects per year each involving: designing, estimating, controlling costs, requisitioning materials, supervising construction, commissioning and writing project completion reports.
-Programmed in PLC logic, supervised PLC programmers and managed the maintenance of PLC software and documentation
-Coordinated/engineered a major project worth a half-million dollars during company’s upgrading of RTU’s at the pumping stations.

Northern States Power Company – Intern Engineer in Electric Distribution Standards and Engineering
Minneapolis, Minnesota 1986 – 1987
-Wrote the technical manual for the Outage Management

Volunteer Work:
Girl Scouts of America- Gold Award Committee (River Valleys Council)
June 2012 to present

Girl Scouts of America- Service Unit Product Program Manager, Product Program Advisory Committee and Area Cookie Sales Coach (River Valleys Council)
Minnetonka & Lino Lakes, Minnesota 2010 to 2013
-Supervised and answered questions from thirty troops during the cookie season and fall season product. Worked and monitored River Valleys Girl Scout cookie software program and the fall product program software. Assisted service unit manager and trained troop cookie managers on the software and procedures of the program.

2010 Planning Committee IEEE for 2010 IEEE Power General Meeting Technical Conference
Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009-2010

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering degree, Specialized in Power Systems
University of Minnesota – Institute of Technology Minneapolis, Minnesota
-Completed NASA Robotics and Energy and ISO 50001 online course with Georgia Tech College.
-Completed Switchman, NERC Standards and Power System Operations online training at Bismarck State College
-Anoka Technical College Information Technology courses which included networking, programming and visual basic.
-Basler protective relay schools training and Modicon and Rockwell Automation PLC training classes.
-Protective Relay Course at the University of Minnesota
Professional Memberships: Member of IEEE Power Engineering Society, IEEE Women in Engineering, WEPAN, SWE

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