Grant Schoengarth

Grant R. Schoengarth
194 S Reed St • Lakewood, CO 80226 • 720-429-4120 •

Experienced Electrical Engineer in the field of Industrial Automation with a very strong Allen-Bradley background. Strengths include Programming, designing, engineering, testing, integrating and commissioning automation and control systems for industrial lines and processes such as; Mining, Material Handling, Oil/Gas, Steel, Paper, Print, Converting, Manufacturing and Ski Lifts.
Key Competencies

PLC Programming
Control Panel Design/Engineering
Hardware/Software Commissioning
Motor Drive Configuration and Tuning
AutoCAD Electrical – Wiring Schematics and Layouts
Network Communications
HMI Development
Electrical/Mechanical Troubleshooting
System Testing

Professional Experience
Utility & Industrial Engineering, LLC
Sr. Controls Engineer / Project Manager Lakewood, CO: July 2014 – Oct 2015
University of Arizona – Mining Laboratory Hoist Controls Upgrade
• Project Manager/Lead Design Engineer/Lead Commissioning Engineer
-Complete Control System Upgrade
-Main Control Panel with CompactLogix PLC

ProConn Engineering
Engineering Manager/Project Manager/Controls Engineer Englewood, CO: Nov 2012 – July 2014 Managed ProConn’s Engineering Headquarters
• Lead my team of Engineers and Drafters to produce quality results quickly
• Managed multiple projects simultaneously
• Interacted directly with Clients and Contractors
Barrick Gold – Turquoise Ridge Batch Plant (Backfill & Shotcrete)
• Project Manager/Lead Design Engineer/Lead Commissioning Engineer
-Complete Control System Design, Wiring, Programming & Commissioning
-Main Control Panel with Redundant ControlLogix PLCs and 6 Remote I/O panels
-Instrumentation control loop diagrams
-Master Control Relays (MCR) & E-Stop Relays (ESR) safety circuits
-Motor Control for 7 MCCs with 41 motors on E3+, VFD or Soft Start
-Main Operator Workstation PC (FactoryTalk View ME)
-7 Local PanelView Plus HMIs
-Integrated monitoring points into Cimplicity SCADA
-Integrated multiple vendor packages
-Gave 4 days of training classes to Operators and Maintenance personnel

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer Englewood, CO: Sept 2012 – Nov 2012 Control System Design and Commissioning
Barrick Gold – Cortez Hills Batch Plant
• Lead Commissioning Engineer
-Control System Programming & Commissioning
-Successfully commissioned in 1 week what 3 others failed to do in 2 years!
-Functionality upgrades and additions

Electrical Engineer Englewood, CO : May 2011 – July 2012 Instrumentation and Controls for the Mining Industry
• Equipment: Crushers, Conveyor Belts, Shiploaders, Pumps, Vibe Screens, Winches, etc.
• AutoCAD Control Panel Design & Loop Wiring Diagrams
• P&ID & Electrical Drawing Development
• Instrumentation & Hardware sizing and selection
• PLC Programming and HMI Development
• DCS / Data Concentrator Serial Interface
Collahuasi Copper – Reclaimer/Conveyors/Shiploader
-Control System Programming & Commissioning
-Siemens PLCs, HMIs, VFDs
Imperial Oil – Kearl Lake Oil Sands Project
-Control System Programming, Software Testing & Commissioning
-Allen-Bradley PLC, HMIs, VFDs
-DeltaV DCS
Confidential R&D Project
-VFD & Motor Selection and Control
-Coordinated Motor control and Load Sharing for erratic loads

Lyntek Inc.
Electrical Engineer Lakewood, CO : Oct. 2009 – April 2011
Instrumentation and Controls for the Mining Industry
• Equipment: Crushers, Thickeners, Ball Mills, Slakers, Conveyors, Screw Feeders, etc.
• AutoCAD Control Panel Design
• P&ID & Electrical Drawing Development
• Instrumentation & Hardware sizing and selection
• PLC Programming and HMI Development

Mulatos Gold – Main Process Plant
-P&ID’s & Instrumentation
-Slaker Control Panel design, build and testing
Strata Energy – Uranium Leaching
-Header House design, layout and instrumentation
Confidential Client – Project Phoenix
-Main Process Plant

Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley
Field Support Engineer / Drive Systems Engineer Golden, CO : Nov. 2006 – June 2009
Commissioning / Start Up of Control Systems for Industrial Machines
• PLC Software development using Ladder Logic and Function Blocks and Testing
• RSLogix, 5000, 500, 5
• Motor Drive (PowerFlex) Setup and Tuning
• Regenerative Braking, Line Tension Control
• Line Accel/Decel, E-Stops, PID Loops
• Network Communications Configuration and Troubleshooting
• EtherNet, ControlNet, DeviceNet
• Process Optimization and Automatic Sequencing

NAS – Pickling and Annealing Line for Stainless Steel
-8 months of commissioning and onsite software development
-Managed 4 engineers to develop 30 Automatic Sequences
-Machine is ¼ mile long and 90ft tall with over 120 motors, thousands of I/O points and 30+ HMI’s
-Featured on Modern Marvels (“Chrome” episode) on the History Channel
ThyssenKrupp – CNRL Trains 1 & 2
-Configured PowerFlex 700L drives at FAT test
-Master/Slave communications via SyncLink
-Safe-off interlocks, Encoder Feedback, Regen
XTO Energy – Pump Jacks for Methane Wells
-Worked with R&D to successfully create drive firmware for sensorless well depth detection
-Started-up Beta sites and successfully configured drives to work with new firmware
Cerro Copper – Inner-grooving line and dual crane basket handling system
-6 months of commissioning and onsite software development
-Successfully created a complicated basket handling system from scratch
-improved overall safety of the gantry cranes
Breckenridge – Breck Connect Gondola, Snowmass – Elk Camp Gondola
Hexcel – Carbon Fiber Line
San Jose Mercury News – 4 News Paper Printing Presses
Kodak Polychrome Graphics – Lithoplate Chemical Treating line

Rockwell Automation/Allen Bradley
Drive Systems Engineer Mequon, WI : June 2005 – Nov. 2006
Develop Control Drawings for Industrial Control Systems
• Hardware Selection and Sizing
• Wiring Schematic Development using AutoCAD Electrical
• Control Panel Design and Layout AutoCAD Electrical
• HMI Development and Testing using RSView Studio
• Oversee Manufacturing of Drive Cabinets and Control Cabinets
• System Tester

Engineering-In-Training Program Cleveland, OH: Jan 2005 – June 2005
• Rockwell Automation Product Overview and Training for Both New and Legacy
• Motor Control and Drive Specific Training
• Weekly Integration Projects

Johnson Controls Inc.
Installation Team Engineering Co-op Milwaukee, WI : May 2003 – Sep. 2003
Assist Systems Application Engineers with Commissioning / Start Up of Control Systems
• Monitor Project Status and Verify Proper Installation
• Interact with Consulting Engineers and Subcontractors
• Program Microcontrollers for Specific Devices
• Test All Functions for Proper Operation then Hand Off to Service Team
Core Team Engineering Co-op Milwaukee, WI : Sep. 2002 – Dec. 2002
Assist Design Engineers with Control Drawings for Environmental Control Systems
• HVAC / Fire / Security / CCTV
• Valve / Damper / Actuator Selection
• Develop Submittals for Consulting Engineers and Subcontractors
Johnson Controls Inc.
Specialty Team Engineering Co-op Milwaukee, WI : June 2002 – Sep. 2002
• Develop Working Knowledge of HVAC Systems
• Conduct Vibration Analysis on Large Mechanical Equipment
• Perform Utility Cost Savings Analysis
Plexus Technology Group
Intern Operator: ProtoCenter Neenah, WI : June 2000 – August 2000

Assemble prototype circuit boards

• Setup equipment for specific jobs
• Program and operate assembly equipment

• Conduct quality assurance checks
• Maintain and fix machinery
Auto Sound & Effects
MECP Certified Mobile Electronics Installer Milwaukee, WI : Dec. 2001 – Jun. 2002
Consulted with clients to determine their needs and priorities then installed

• $20,000+ audio/video/alarm systems
• Voice Activated Video Navigation
• Modify/Reconstruct Center Consoles
• Multi-chambered Custom Enclosures
• Remote Starters
• Cruise Control
• Keyless Entry and Trunk Release
• Door Lock Actuators

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee GPA: 3.27 / 4.00
BS-Electrical Engineering Grad: Dec 2004

  • Updated 8 years ago

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