Christopher Ruiz

Christopher Cuauhtémoc Ruiz (USA) / Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Silva (México)
Double citizenship US Citizen / Mexican Citizen

4766 Farley Drive, Mentor, Ohio 44060
Cellular 440-571-2287

Accomplished field, bench Instrumentation and control technician, instrument and control Engineer using DCS I/A Series from Foxboro, supervisor, superintendent, with vast experience in industrial corn products, food, paper packaging manufacturing industry, metallic auto-parts, chemical engine products, waste water, steam boilers generators, reactors, evaporators, Dorr-Clones, cyclones, centrifugal, silos, corn starch packers, ISEP, LP gas utility, nitrogen utility, hydrogen, flash dryers instrument air dryers compressors, and co-generation.
8 years consecutive productivity winner as the best employee in maintenance personnel (Corn products International), Emerson Process Management micro-motion award Latin-America award success. Received special award, for the corporate Corn Products, International for automation full sorbitol reactors instrumentation and control into the DCS I/A Series, responsible to duplicate the instrumentation and control in CPI (Facility Tlalnepantla Edo. de Mexico), from 1996-2001. Plant availability from 80% to 98.5 %, training expenses decrease until 50% instead send personnel externally we gave them the training internally and increase the performance and productivity, save in automation projects around 2000,000 USD. Save in calibration NIST Flow-meter 176,000 USD annually just in one plant and more saved on internally plant cost derived from this performance.

Knowledge for DCS Foxboro I/A Series Intermediate level training and performance and for analog and digital, Metrology on Instrumentation Expert level, familiar with ISA, NEC, IEEE and API Codes, System commissioning, testing, calibration. I/O Wiring diagrams, Flow / pipe, instrumentation and control diagrams.

Batch Control
Hart protocol
Emerson Delta V, Basic Configuration
Manufacturing Automation
Robotics Automation
Water/ Sewer Automation
CNC Automation
Systems Integration
Project Management
Specialty Chemical Automation
Food / Beverage Automation
Pulp / Paper Automation
Control System Design
Fluid Controls
Pneumatic Systems
Motor Control
Hitachi PLCs
Omron PLCs
Rockwell PLCs
Siemens PLCs
Siemens S7
Ladder Logic Programs PLB
Ethernet / IP
Windows 2008
RS Logix5000
RSView 32
Machine Control
Servo Systems
Vision Systems
Analog / Digital Circuits
Equipment Design
Dismantling Equipment
Regulated / Validated Systems
Digital / Analog Circuits
Building Automation

Collaborate with Basic Systems Engineers on testing, commissioning of E3+ and 2100 ENET, Stratix 8300 Switch 1783-MS10T on Control Logix 1756-L72, RSLogix 5000, for a Gas Generator (Turbine), air compressors, fire system and cool water to add one more Turbine on the current working system automation in West Virginia locations. 1 month.
Field service Engineer on thermo-magnetic channel testing, start-ups, set-ups commissioning and troubleshooting, Metal Industry traveling international, Hyundai South Korea and METALCO Costa Rica, Saltillo, Mexico 1.5 years
Accomplished to operate, program, configure, and maintain DCS (Distributed Control System) FOXBORO, 7 years
Experienced in repair/follow troubleshooting and give corrective/preventive maintenance in PLC, 1986 – 2003
Accomplished to calibrate, operate, configure, repair, troubleshooting any kind of industrial instrumentation analog or digital 1985 to 2013
Basic Training for Delta V, configuration, troubleshooting.
Able to Program/Troubleshooting AC/DC drives, Allen Bradley, Hitachi, ABB. 1986 to 2003
Expert calibrating instrumentation analog and digital, using metrology, master calibrators, procedures ISO standards/ISA/OSHA, local/internal regulations, 1986 to 2008
ISO-9000 internal auditor for 3 years in Mexico world class industry 1998 to 2001
Able to tune PID controllers Honeywell, Foxboro, Emerson, Fisher Rosemount 1986 to 2008
Experienced in the maintenance in valves (on-off) and control valves 1986 to 2003
Accomplished analytical instrumentation technician (PH, conductivity, refracto-meter (solid suspension), gas detectors, chromatography) 1985 to 2008
Recognized for consistent success directing highly complex profit and grow projects 2004.
Bilingual Spanish/English professional environment

VMI Americas, Inc. USA
Commissioning Engineer
Jan-01-2015 to Date

Main responsibilities

Commissioning engineer, helping to make sure that the products that VMI produced are installed, operate in customer site, as were designed in VMI Holland, work properly and meet the clients needs. Typical tasks include:

making improvements to and offering advice about operational procedures
scheduling and coordinating work to tight deadlines
ensuring that equipment works to its specification
creating and carrying out test procedures
investigating problems, diagnosing/repairing faults
liaising with installation/project engineers
supervising engineering and technical staff
writing reports and documentation
providing technical support
ensuring safe working conditions
training maintenance and operative staff where appropriate

Controls Engineer
Dec-16-2013 to Dec-12-2015

Main responsibilities
Support PLC motion control development efforts for both new products and new features
Support compliance to configuration management and regulatory standards
Provide technical support to field service, operations and purchasing
Able to travel until 10 – 18% for beta site testing, training, and support to field (Mexican passport and USA passport) with visas for South Korea authorized
Troubleshoot and sustaining engineering for control platforms
Commissioning, debugging control until acceptance for shipment

System integrator, PLCs AB and Siemens, motion control
Electrical controls integration, equipment, products and systems for industrial machinery, machine control
Machine-level communications and configuration: Profibus, ProfiNET, DeviceNET, and Ethernet
Drives and motion control equipment experience: Kollmorgen, Siemens, Allen-Bradley, VFDs, servo controllers
HMI programming software including Rockwell, Siemens and internationalization (language conversion) technologies
Safety controller configuration
National Instruments data acquisition and LabView
Analytical equipment to troubleshoot and analyze system and component problems
Create bill of material software release for PLCs, HMIs, Control Network, Remote IO, Profibus and Ethernet structure
Coordinate on time machine shipments vs Sales, Production and Engineering specifications
Support troubleshooting and solve control problems for other partner companies overseas, Mexico and South America
Attend training technologies in Control, Electric equipment and safe related
AutoCAD (handling)

Rockwell Automation / Volt
Test Engineer Level 6
Feb-11-2013 to Dec-13-2013

Program, configure and Test/Run Rockwell Automation ControlLogix, Studio 5000, CompactLogix, MicroLogix, RSLogix 5000, RSLinx Classic, TAF, SAP, Ethernet Modules, Stratix Switches, etc. and all control system components in automation customer configurations for Functional and Dynamic testing.

Essential functions:
Develop and Follow detailed Test Specifications.
Performs integration of test hardware and test software with product under test
Develop design documentation and test procedures for the test equipment.
Execute tests according to Test Specifications and record results.
Document work, tests, and anomalies according to Test Department standards

In accordance with sound and acceptable engineering principles and test department standards, develop test specifications, develop test ware, and execute tests in order to test Rockwell Automation control system components.
Testing will focus on functional level testing. Test Ware developed to run automatically, using extended Framework module, AOI, Python, SAP and some code already developed by expert control engineers should be on modification regarding specific lab. 12 in total. Assignments are received from department manager and/or other team members.
Program, configure and run Rockwell Automation ControlLogix control system components in automation customer configurations for Functional and System Testing of control system components.
Consume and produced tags
Update software and Firmware
Test all family Logix
Cisco Switches 8000, ETAP
Ring and Star configurations
Point IO
Flex IO
Control Net
HMI and Excel monitoring data for evaluation, operation and troubleshooting
Export, Import Tasks, Programs and Routines
Modify code using certain rules in programs to fit other configurations for automated testing
Back ups, downloads and uploads
Debugging and commissioning

Programs used and versions:
RSLogix 5000 Enterprise series (Professional/Network edition) last version used 21.00
RSLinx Classic Rev. 3.60.00
Studio 5000 Logix designer version 21.00 Professional edition
Lotus Notes 8.5 release 8.5.2FP2 Rev 20110323.0837-FP2
RSNetworx for Control Net Rev. 21.00.00
BootP/DHCP version
Factory Talk Administration console release # 2.60.00
Factory Talk View Studio (View Machine Edition) release 7.00.00
Microsoft Office
TAF solution
Tortoise SVN (managed different versions and changes)
Snipping tool
Drawings edition, creation for all entire system (hardware, control, Ethernet connections, IO discrete and analog connections, Control Net configuration)

Basic Systems
Automation Engineer
Dec-2012 – Jan-2013

Collaborate with Engineering team, development, set-up, commissioning, test E3+ and 2100 ENET Modules on Control Logix, SMC and VDFs for MCCs at Columbia Gas Transmission, Frametown, West Virginia (Ni Source). Control Logix, RSLogix 5000, Stratix 8300 (1783-MS10T), FlexLogix, BooTP / DHCP utility, RSNetworx for Ethernet / IP devices Basic Systems Laboratory, Cambridge, Ohio and Customer’s On Site, West Virginia 4 weeks project, + two weeks testing.

Mid – West Forge Co
Electrician / Controls / Millwright
Aug-06-2012 Nov-30-2012

Install and maintain electrical controls and devices on Up-setters, shears, blasters, conveyors, extrusion presses, CNC lathes, mill and center machines, Robot ABB IRB 6400R with Control console S4C Plus /Motoman /Fanuc (ABB) robots and other related equipment, speed inverters.
Install and maintain electrical devices
Install and maintain compressed air, natural gas, and water pipe found within the facility
Perform preventive maintenance, automated equipment, Robots, Consoles, and Electric devices.
Complete written records and maintain logs

Ajax Tocco
Field Service Engineer
March-12-2011 July-31-2012
Service Manager Clint Sattertwaite
Most capable in performing this role

Install and repairs electric-electronic equipment (all around the world, Ajax Tocco Customers), such as channel thermo-magnetic systems, field installations:
Consults with customer or supervisor to plan layout of equipment
Studies blueprints, schematics, manuals, and other specifications to determine installation procedures
Installs or oversees installation of equipment according to manufacturer’s specifications.
Operates system to demonstrate equipment and to analyze malfunctions
Interprets maintenance manuals, schematics, and wiring diagrams, and repairs equipment, utilizing knowledge of electronics and using standard test instruments and hand tools
Instructs and directs workers in servicing and repairing equipment
Consults with engineering personnel to resolve unusual problems in system operation and maintenance
Instruct workers in electronic theory
Supervise workers in testing, tuning, and adjusting equipment to obtain optimum operating performance.
Advise management regarding customer satisfaction, product performance, and suggestions for product improvements.
Recruited to Mid-West Forge

Decker Truck Line Inc.
Professional truck driver
Oct/14/2010 March-11-2011

Driving all 48 states in US as commercial professional company driver on straight truck/dry/Reefer Van

Werner Enterprises
Professional Truck driver
April/2010 Oct/10/2010

Driving all 48 states in US as commercial professional company driver on straight truck/dry Van,

June/2009 March/2010

Lack of work in Aerotek CE working as contractor as Instrumentation and control technician in Lubrizol, Painesville, OH.

Instrument technician
Contract working in LUBRIZOL PAINESVILLE, OH
Sep-2008 May-2009
Supervisor/Manager: Eric Choby

Obtained US Citizenship
Most capable in performing this role

Performed instrumentation maintenance (preventive and corrective) and calibrations in field or bench using certified calibrators and SAP for work orders and storage parts
Installed new equipment according with written specifications and following security company/state rules, work overtime as needed for the company
Executed trouble-shooting of instrumentation and control on the productive process area
Use of PLC 5 (ladder logic) for maintenance control and calibrations as Siemens PLC and SCADA, use metrology on instrument calibrations
Supported instrumentation team to install three new CEMS process projects
Maintenance according to scheduled shut downs or overhauls
Lay off due to economic downturn.

Worthington Precision Metals
Maintenance / Controls Technician
Mentor, OH
Sep-2007 Aug-2008

Responsible for the set-up and performance of preventive/corrective maintenance including all aspects of troubleshooting and repair of a wide range of numeric controls machines
Planned and implemented alterations to ensure operator safety and improve ergonomics/security while increasing machine productivity

Digital Dish
TV technician installation
Obtained Green Card
March-2007 Aug-2007

TV, dish installer, maintenance, Residential

Feb-2005 Feb-2007

Waiting immigration process for work (Permanent resident card and social security with not restrictions to work), Immigrated to US in 2005 start process to obtain work permit in USA

Grupo Inland SA de CV (Part of Temple Inland Americas)
Plant Engineer
Feb-2004 Feb/2005
Supervisor/Manager: Roberto Fabela Plant manager

Responsible for 1 million dollar maintenance budget to maintain, coordinate and monitor actions of the maintenance department and automation projects.
Initiated and implemented programs that ensure continuous operations with security, productivity and quality standards
Developed capital investment projects to increase efficiency and reduce costs.
Control, supervise and train maintenance personnel (32 members).

(Owner business)
Oct-2003 Jan-/2004
Entrepreneur business owner in San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, México

Arancia Guadalajara facility, CPI (Corn Products Inc.) current name INGREDION
Superintendent – Instrumentation and Control
Tlalnepantla Edo. De México
Supervisor/Manager: Victor Nunez Valencia, Maintenance Manager

San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, México Facility
Supervisor/Manager: Alejandro Medina, Maintenance Manager

Most capable in performing this role
Jun-1996 Sep-2003: Supervisor/Manager Roberto Galindo Garcia Maintenance Manager
Guadalajara, Jalisco Facility

Responsible for budget of 480,000 per year
Responsible for instrument and control contractors included: Rockwell and Foxboro (PLC and DCS)
Hire new members, train new and current department workers, develop plans for shifts, special overtime programs
Constant contact and interaction with customers and vendors to address issues and maintain relationships
Develop planner maintenance program on PMC, follow scheduled maintenance, shut downs and overhauls, develop and implement updates and upgrades in instrumentation, control and software
Warranty the backups (Control software and Historian data collection)
Update obsolete instrumentation, help in quality auditors as member (Internal auditor ISO-9000)
Self-trained on PLC’s and DCS’s and trained instrumentation members to support productive areas and new installed projects
Coordinated external contractors on security valves and related projects
Procurement and maintenance of equipment and utilities to facilitate operations
Delivery and installation of replacement equipment, spare parts, materials, supplies and capital equipment
Manages activities relating to the maintenance and support of utilities used for production and site services including air, steam, refrigeration, water, gas, oil and/or electric
Supports safe and environmentally correct operational procedures
Supports programs to ensure timely, effective and efficient delivery of service to customers
Actively supports and monitors the safety programs on site.
Training and development and scheduling of work assignments of employees.
Position eliminated.

Instrumentation and Maintenance
Jan-1995 May-1996
Most capable in performing this role

Guadalajara, Jalisco, México
Supervision of the instrumentation maintenance department (6 members)
Project control upgrading and updating 15 different productive process in coordination with external contractors and providers as instrumentation technician assistance
In charge of the maintenance instrumentation and control Hydrogen plant production

Technician Instrumentation and Control (Maintenance)
Oct-1990 Dec-1994
Most capable in performing this role

Execute corrective and preventive maintenance for all instrumentation devices.
Execute Work order compliance using PMC (Program, maintenance by computer)
Execute and collaborate with instrument projects
Make instrumentations manuals for instrumentation department
Support and assistance on security meetings
Assistance on instruments stock warehouse

Project instrumentation Engineer
Oct-1986 Sep-1990

Develop and implement instrument and control process (Paraiso Plant facility)
Train instrument maintenance personnel


Bachelor in: Communications and Electronics Engineer

Bachelors degree, Graduated
Sep-1981 June-1986
Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México.
Facultad de Ciencias Exactas e Ingeniería.

Award / Diploma in Emerson process management

Almost 32,000 USD in training received some in Mexico some in USA
Available has certification / diplomas / official training

Name in México
Cuauhtémoc Ruiz Silva

Name used in USA after received USA citizenship by naturalization
Christopher Cuauhtémoc Ruiz

Training and certificates:

Configuration and operation PLC Siemens (USA)
VMI Netherlands Exxium and Rubber tires machines (EPE, Netherlands)

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