1332 Conde Street
Janesville, Wisconsin 53546
Phone: (608) 473-2205 E-mail:

Profile: Technical professional with advanced electrical and mechanical skills possessing lean leadership qualities and supervisory knowledge. Strong customer interaction skills and ability to communicate technical / application requirements in order to successfully win business. Proficient troubleshooting and problem solving skills requiring mechanical or electrical aptitude or experience with industrial machinery and controls. Highly organized professional capable of multiple projects, and adhering to the latest OSHA, GMP, UL and NEC. Ability to go beyond technical and solicit commercial inputs from the customer.
Key strengths include:
» Organizational Leadership » Self-Motivated » Personnel Training & Mentoring Skills
» Process System Optimization » Strong Electrical Ability » Exception Attention to Detail
» Results Driven Individual » Superior Analysis Abilities » Professional Attitude

Professional Experience:
Schenck Process – Accurate – Whitewater, WI 11/2014 – Present
Manufacturer of Bulk Handling Systems, Metering and Process Controls
Electrical and Controls Team Leader / Supervisor
• Ensure the development and implementation of controls design standards and project procedures;
• Track cost, scheduling and purchasing of equipment and services;
• Establish and maintain project files for controls design, software development, testing, and startup;
• Establish resource schedules, assign work and coordinate all work related to assigned projects
City of Beloit WI – Water Resources – Beloit, WI 9/2010 – 11/2014
Water Pollution Control Facilities & Distribution
Engineering Instrumentation & Controls Technician / Maintenance Lead
• Responsible for implementing and constantly improving systems and processes that delivered the highest possible customer satisfaction while accomplishing or exceeding financial and operational goals.
• Worked in numerous aspects of the Public Works Sector, Water Department, Wastewater Operations, Streets, and Parks Division. Additionally worked as maintenance lead on upgrade projects and general operations, including budgeting, acquiring bids, purchasing, permit request, contractor relations, and staff development.
ACS (Affiliated Construction Services) – Madison, WI 12/2009 – 9/2010
Engineering & Manufacture of Automated Engine Testing Systems
Preventive Maintenance Engineering Specialist
• Responsible for implementing and constantly improving systems and processes that delivered the highest possible customer satisfaction while accomplishing or exceeding financial and operational goals.
• Developed customer maintenance manuals, detailed instruction procedures, electrical & mechanical practices. Advised and provided information on available upgraded controls to customers; remote access modems, replacement of obsolete controls, improved process controls.
AQUA AEROBIC SYSTEMS – Rockford, Illinois 6/2003 – 11/2009
Leader in the Design & Manufacture of Wastewater Treatment Systems
Field Service Engineer / Technical Specialist
• Strong track record of progressive leadership, including coordination and scheduling of field personnel, contractors during site installations of municipal and industrial field projects.
• Experienced in PLC’s HMI’s, SCADA and VFD controls, including ability to diagnose and repair electrical problems such as current overloads, ground faults, open circuits and faulty relay logic, also able to monitor, check and correct phase imbalances, current draw, low voltage power supplies, pressure transmitters, relay logic and programmable logic control operation.
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND – Clinton, Iowa 2/2000 – 6/2003
Producer of Food Ingredients, Animal Feeds/Ingredients & Bio-Fuels
Journeyman Electrical & Instrumentation Controls Professional
• Diagnosed, maintained & repaired electrical components such as but not limited temperature, pressure transmitters, wiring, electrical equipment, conduit, panels, meters, motor controllers, & control methods, flow meters, pH meters, scales, process instrumentation & frequency drives controllers.
• Authorized to service MCC, switchgear, AC/DC motor power centers for 208-240VAC, 480VAC, and 575VAC in (1•) Single or (3•) three Phase & electrical distribution panels up to 5kVAC.

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Professional Experience continued…

DOUGLAS MACHINE LLC – Alexandria, Minnesota 4/1991 – 2/2000
Employee-Owned Manufacturer of Custom Packaging Machinery & Systems
Senior Field Service Engineer
• Proficient in PLC and HMI programming responsible for maintaining control systems, and implementing control changes in highly automated processing facilities.
• Developed in-house written standards for assembly, electrical & mechanical practices.
• Provided electrical & mechanical field service, evaluation & recommendations for customer line efficiency improvements.
ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS – Dixon, Illinois 6/1985 – 4/1991
Medium/High Security Correctional Center for Adult Males, Females & Special Needs
Correctional Sergeant
• Rank of Sergeant, responsible for security of institution, implementation of security policy / procedure, and crisis intervention.
• Commendations in advanced weapons tactics, self defense, hostage negotiation, and riot situation control.
• Interviewed applicants along with the Human Resources Lieutenant in order to select the best qualified candidate. Prepared shift schedules and approves leave and overtime use, in order to ensure coverage.
• Evaluate security requirements of high risk areas, patrol buildings and grounds; responds to and reports unusual incidents or occurrences in order to minimize dangerous situations.

Formal Education:
BS Degree – Engineering Technology & Technical Project Management 2005
DeVry University – Addison, Illinois
Southern Illinois University – Wastewater Operations and Technologies 2000
Environmental Engineering Technology – Carbondale, Illinois
AAS Degree – Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology 1989
Sauk Valley College – Dixon, Illinois
AS Degree – Correctional Security & Criminal Justice 1985
Illinois State Police Academy – Springfield, Illinois

Additional Training:
Lean Manufacturing
• Leanovations Lean Leadership Certified Kaizen Leader
• Mentor accomplishment of tasks and goals; sets expectations and clarifies responsibilities.
Allen Bradley/Rockwell Automation
• SLC 500, MicroLogix, and ControlLogix Advanced Maintenance & Troubleshooting
• DeviceNet, ControlNet, RSLogix 500 & RSLogix 5000 Software
ABB Automation
• Advanced Low and Medium Voltage VFD Installation and Programming
iFIX SCADA Controls
• Basic Programming, Maintenance, & Troubleshooting
• Advanced Network Communications and Data Transfer
• Basic Water & Wastewater Analysis
• Basic Operation & Calibration Practices for Instrumentation
IDEAL Thermal Imaging
• Level 1 – Certified Thermography Maintenance & Troubleshooting
Other Proficiencies
Computerized Maintenance Management (CMMS) / Building Automation System (BAS), Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel®, Word®, Outlook®, PowerPoint®

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