Donald A Blackston
20011 Bunker Bend Ct.
Humble, TX 77346
PH# 832-644-9421 (Hm), 281-948-9028 (Cell)
I am interested in obtaining an Instrument/Electrical maintenance position with emphasis in PLC/DCS and HMI
based controls. Extensive experience includes: Programming in ladder, function block, statement list and CL
languages, control system design & integration. Engineering & technical expertise includes: Process control
(Continuous and Batch), machine control and Scada interface, PLC familiarity Control Logix, Compact Logix,
Micro Logix, SLC500, PLC5, PLC2, Simatic S5, GE Fanuc and Koyo. DCS familiarity: Honeywell TDC 3000,
C300, C200 and ABB AC 800M. HMI Familiarity: Panelview Plus, Panelview Standard,Wonderware and
Honeywell Experion, AC/DC digital drives and control, hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial networks (TCP/IP),
industrial data communications, computer systems, low and medium voltage motors/controls, power distribution
(up to 138kV), technical writing and training.
Education & Training
AAS Electrical Technology, San Jacinto Junior College, December 1988
Oklahoma State Tech (Feb. 1978) Allen Bradley PLC-2 training (1989)
Allen Bradley PLC 5-250 training (1990) Beltronic Autotrim training (1991)
ABB DRC Programming training (1991) AB/Stromberg Digital Drive training
ABB DGC programming training (1991) (1991)
Siemens Simatic S5 PLC training (1996) ABB DCS Training (2003)
CPR/First Aid training (2007) Honeywell HPM/CL Training (2009)
Honeywell Experion Server Training (2010) Hima SIS Training (2010)
Honeywell Control Builder Training (2011)
Honeywell PHD Historian training (2011)
Wonder ware InTouch Training (2011)
SunEdison, Pasadena, TX, formerly MEMC (2009 – Present)
DCS/PLC/HMI Lead Application Specialist
Job Duties: Design and implement control changes to DCS and PLC controls based on MOC requests.
Upgrade obsolete control systems
Research and troubleshoot process upsets and shutdowns.
Maintain LCN network integrity
Maintain TCP/IP PLC/HMI network
Maintain DCS and PLC/HMI software.
Troubleshoot Software and Hardware issues on automation and historian system.
Build graphic displays for Experion and Panelviews.
Maintain Dell servers, Cisco switches, N-Tron switches, Cisco Routers
MEMC, Pasadena, TX, (April 2004 – 2009)
E/I Maintenance Technician/ Relief Supervisor/Planner Scheduler
Job Duties: Troubleshoot and repair Instrument and electrical control issues.
Calibrate Weight, Pressure and temperature transmitters.
Troubleshoot and repair Inductotherm induction heating system.
Plan and purchase I/E materials for plant turnarounds.
Fill in for supervisor in his absents.
Pasadena Paper, Pasadena, TX, formerly Simpson Paper (January 1999 – April 2004)
E/I Supervisor responsible for Paper machine, Dry end, Converting, and Shipping
Job Duties: Conduct safety meetings for crew
Supervise 14 E/I master-craft Technicians
Plan and purchase E/I materials for shutdowns
Assist technicians troubleshooting Drives and PLC control issues
Simpson Paper, Pasadena, TX (February 1989 to January 1999)
E/I Maintenance Engineer/Relief Supervisor (February 1996 – January 1999)
Job Duties: PLC/HMI projects involving Paper machine and Converting area.
Train technicians in Paper machine and Converting areas
Maintain Drive systems and associated controls
Programmed diagnostic tools into control systems.
Fill in for supervisor in his absents
Master craft E/I Technician PLC and Drive Specialist (February 1989 – February 1996)
Job Duties: PLC and HMI Programming
Digital drive system maintenance and troubleshooting
General DC motor and generator maintenance
Overhead crane maintenance
Brown and Root Petrochemical Maintenance Division (January 1984 – February 1989)
Maintenance Electrician at USI
Job Duties: Low, Medium, High voltage switchgear maintenance. (480/2300/138K)
Troubleshoot Plastics plant extruders, conveying and packaging
Amber Electrical and Instrumentation (January 1981 – January 1984)
Construction Electrician various capital projects
Job Duties: Run conduit , pull wire and install electrical equipment.