Jerry Ojala

Jerry Ojala
164 Fayette St.
Phillips, WI. 54555


A career opportunity as a Senior Electrical/Process Control Engineer with an innovative and progressive firm offering room for professional growth and advancement based on performance.


Electrical/Process Control Engineer
Flambeau River Papers LLC.
04/2015 to Present

• Designed and replaced obsolete 700 HP variable speed drive on # 2PM line shaft with an Emerson Mentor MP digital drive. Designed and implemented a project to install a variable speed drive on a pump application, reducing energy costs by $30,000/year. Reduced arc flash incident levels by utilizing EasyPower software to determine optimum short circuit hardware. Extensive work with Allen Bradley ControLogix PLC’s and Drives. Installed the required HW and SW for a Cornerstone Historian, with 4 OPCDA Servers.

Maintenance/Production Business Unit Leader
Contract to Chrysler Jeep Toledo, Ohio
12/2013 to 03/2015

• Business Unit Leader, Jeep Cherokee Body Shop – Managed a staff of 40 Production workers and 10 Maintenance personnel. Responsible for maintaining 194 Fanuc robots in a continuous process flow of welding the frame subassemblies together. Also provided expertise technical support to shift Electricians on Device-Net and ControlLogix PLC’s.

Electrical/Process Control Engineer
Graphic Packaging Int’l, Kalamazoo, Michigan
09/1995 to 04/2013
• Project Engineer – Paper Machine Drives Upgrade, Paper Machine Curtain Coater, Power House Reverse Osmosis System (Allen Bradley ControlLogix).

• Electrical Maintenance Engineer – Implemented Energy Management Controls in the Delta V DCS, saving the mill $300,000/year in energy costs. Installed 20+ ABB variable speed drives on paper machine pump applications and DC Drive conversions, saving the company $200,000/year in energy costs. Replaced obsolete drive controls on an Extruder(AB ControLogix).
• E&I Maintenance Supervisor – Managed a staff of 18 Electricians, providing my technical expertise in maintaining the Rosemount RS3 DCS, Allen Bradley PLC 5 & ControlLogix PLC’s , ABB Drives, Bailey Infi 90 DCS, and Reliance DCS 5000 System.
• Process Control Engineer – Installed and programmed 100+ Control Loops (Delta V/Rosemount RS3) on various level, temperature, pressure, flow, pH, etc. applications throughout the plant.

Electrical Maintenance Engineer
Bay West Paper Company, Middletown, Ohio
09/1993 to 09/1995
• Supervised a staff of 10 Electricians and Instrument Technicians in providing maintenance on all electrical equipment in the mill.
• Work included maintaining the mill’s Bailey DCS, Allen Bradley PLC’, Substations, and MCC’s typically found in a paper mill.
• Upgraded the company’s Electrical Distribution System that saved over $250,000/year in reduced downtime.

Process Control Engineer
CH2MHill, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
11/1992 to 09/1993
• Process Control Engineer- Designed a Bailey DCS Infi-90 system for PCA Paper Co. Tomahawk, Wisconsin.

Process Control Engineer
Boise Cascade Paper Mill, International Falls, Minnesota
06/1990 to 09/1992
• Programmed and implemented the mill’s Bailey DCS Infi- 90 system, primarily in the Power House.
• Commissioned 5 boilers during a 2 billion dollar expansion.

Electrical Engineer
Longview Fibre Paper Mill, Longview, Washington
09/1987 to 06/1990
• Designed and implemented Honeywell PLC controls on Recovery Furnace soot blowing and precipitator applications. Installed a 3000 HP Synchronous motor, drive, substation, and controls for a Sprout Waldron refiner.
• Worked on a team that was involved installing all the electrical controls for a Kamyr Digester.
• Installed GE drives on a paper machine to increase the speed by 100 ft/minute. This resulted in $300,000/year savings due to increased production.

B.S. Electrical Engineering
Montana State University Bozeman, MT.

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