Joseph Hlavac

Joseph Hlavac Jr.
N105W21055 Oak Ln. Germantown, WI 53022 Tel: 414-514-3600 Email:
OBJECTIVE: Position in Electrical Engineering

• 17+ years experience wiring and designing automated controls within a manufacturing environment.
• Excellent organization, communication and writing skills.
• Successfully been a part of award-winning teams.
• Easy to work with; a cooperative and supportive colleague.
• Self-starter, motivated, ambitious and goal oriented
• A.A.S., Electrical Engineering Technology- ITT Technical Institute. Greenfield, WI August 1995
• MSHA certified electrical surface under part 77.103.
• Extensive UL 508a training on new Short-Circuit standards introduced in 2006.
• Siemens PLC Step 7 trained 2007-2010.
• Rockwell PLC trained 1995-2010.
• NFPA 70E Arc Flash and FR trained July 2010
• Fundamentals of Substations and Controls Systems UW-Madison. Nov 2010
• Advanced Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis Workshop. Dec 2010
• Field Engineer GE Drives and Power Delivery training in Salem, VA. July 2013, November 2013
General Electric Energy HIRED May 2014- Present
Field Service EM-IS Industrial Solutions
General Electric Energy (Contract) Experis June 2013 – May 2014
Field Service EM-IS Industrial Solutions
• Assisted the on-site installation, preventative maintenance, testing, repair and calibration of electrical distribution equipment.
• Maintained a safe work environment using the appropriate PPE. High safety standards meeting GE and customer standards.
• Wrote technical reports, job status, time sheets and expenses.
• Updated electrical schematics using AutoCAD. Submittal, new design and as built drawings.
• Completed Field service training in Salem VA. Drives and Power delivery.
• Worked with senior engineers, sales and project managers to ensure on time delivery and completion of projects.
ABB (Contract) Fountain Group April 2013 – June 2013
Technical support engineer.
• Technical support for ABB industrial controls.
• Phone support for customers, field engineers and commissioning engineers.
• On call support 24/7.
• Cross reference replacement industrial controls.
• Provided technical support for common problems. Consult with other expertise to address and resolve the more complex inquiries and problems.
• Analyzed problems and initiate effective measures for their solution.
Wunderlich-Malec/Technipower (7 Week Contract) LA California March 2013 – April 2013
Field Engineer: Hyperion Water Treatment Plant.
• Inventory of old outdated customer controls.
• Redlined old outdated schematics to what customer currently had in system.
• Redlined P&ID drawings, removed abandoned areas of water treatment plant
• Commissioned new industrial control systems that customer installed.
• Transferred controls from old system to new upgraded system, Worked with customer for a smooth change over.
• Updated PLC program; Calibrated, adjusted, and I/O check of all components.

Krones USA April 2012 – Dec 2012
Technical Sales and Engineering:
• Configured automated bottle fillers, labelers, and packers. Anything to do with the bottle filling process.
• Created consumption data spread sheets on the kVA used on full bottling lines.
• Sized, measured and purchased overhead cable trays and cables.
• Created cable pull lists for commissioning technicians.
• Purchased cable, overhead cable trays, cable drops, and cable duct.
• Created drawings to scale, measured distances from machine to machine, ordered the necessary items to connect the full filler line.
• Worked with buyers, planners, project managers, field supervisors and customers to troubleshoot the install.
• Flew to customer sites to preplan, measure and create drawings.
• Quoted filler lines for full install of customer line.
OIL GEAR CORPORATION May 2011 – March 2012
Electrical Field Service Engineer:
• Commissioned 800ton forging press.
• Tested and troubleshot forging pressing using plc, schematics, data acquisition, and tools needed for field service.
• Calibrated forging presses to customer’s specification, and top performance.
• On call 24/7, 365 days a year for problems in the field.
• Worked with NASA (ULA Launch) on a rocket launch that was scheduled. Used remote laptop form home to diagnose issues with arms that held rocket in place and prepared them for launch while the countdown was running.
Electrical Field Service Engineer:
• Commissioned 4 SVC’s.
• Commissioned 2 D-VAR’s AMSC’s product line of regulating and stabilizing voltage levels.
• Trouble shot issues in the field and remotely.
• Worked with utilities on scheduling and issues in the field.
• Traveled to very remote substations to calibrate and trouble shoot AMSC’s product line.
• On call 24/7 for support. Carry blackberry with paging system that would inform me of any problems or alarms on ALL of AMSC’s products.
• Worked in medium and high voltage substations.
• Wrote extensive commissioning and repair reports.
• Worked with customer to assure an on time and proper operation of product.
• Traveled 75% of the month for field service.
ROCKWELL AUTOMATION (Contract) April 2010 – July 2010
Application Systems Engineer II:
• Cost analyst on low and medium voltage circuit breakers.
• Compared vendor’s performance, options, quality and pricing.
• Wrote extensive reports on cost reduction with the use of different vendors.
• Designed new layouts in AutoCAD with new purchased components.
• Presented power point presentations to financial department’s managers on cost savings.

Electrical Field Service Engineer:
• Commissioned 12 Bucyrus Electrical Shovels and 4 Electrical Draglines.
• Troubleshot dozens of shovels and draglines.
• On call 24/7, flown to customer sites international and domestic for start up, repairs and upgrades.
• Wired and tested various types of automated drives and controls.
• Broad knowledge of theory and operation of numerous laboratory instruments including oscilloscopes, spectrum and signal analyzers, data acquisition systems, signal generators, voltmeters, frequency counters and power supplies.
• Worked with medium voltages 600 volts to 22k volts.
• Wrote extensive commissioning reports: Data from drives, Dig recordings, and any issues that was involved with the commissioning, upgrade or repair.
• Assisted engineering our efforts to improve existing procedures as well as develop new procedures for component layouts.
• Siemens Step 7, Rockwell RSlogix and Concept PLC experience.
• Available anytime for emergency situations.
• Wired and tested various types of automated drives and controls.
COOPER POWER SYSTEMS (Contract) March 2007- Aug 2007
Power System Engineer:
• Designed, sized, and purchased, components for portable substations.
• Responsible for coordination of engineering plans with senior engineers.
• Knowledge of military specifications.
Senior Prototype Technician: Feb 2005-May 2005, Oct 2005-Jan 2006
• Designed, tested, and improved High Voltage Re-closer for High voltage lines.
• Used Data acquisition instruments in the testing producer for top performance of High Speed Re-closer.
Field Service Engineer:
• Performed startups for 50kw and up generator sets also Medium Voltage.
• High knowledge in switch gear and load banks.
• Worked with utilities on design and setup of load banks, generators and transfer switches.
• Set up, and tested backup generators for major corporations and hospitals.
• Traveled international and domestic.
Senior Drive Engineer, Field Service:
• Designed control panels pre UL 508.
• Attended 2005 UL 508 panel design classes on new Short-Circuit standards that will be introduced in early 2006.
• Repaired, designed, and installed drive systems on customer sites.
• Sized components, designed layouts, created bills of materials, drawings and schematics for the manufacturing environment.
GE MEDICAL (Contract) Aug 2004-Jan 2005
Senior Engineer Technician:
• Tested, programmed, and installed GE Medical CT/PET Scanners.
• Knowledge of Linux operating system.

Senior Designer
• Developed, improved and implemented technical procedures for the design of various drive systems and controls.
• Wired and tested various types of automated drives and controls.
• Sized components, designed layouts, created bills of materials, drawings and schematics for the manufacturing environment.
• Tested, programmed and did start-ups for ABB/Allen-Bradley drives.
• Managed UL panel shop. Understand UL requirements and extensive knowledge of the design of UL panels.
Senior Engineer Technician:
• Performed Short Circuit and Endurance testing on Industrial Controls to UL, IEC, NEMA, IEEE and CSA standards.
• Worked with High Currents and Medium Voltages (300,000Amps, 22kVolts).
Drives System Technician: Aug 1994- April 1999
• Sized components, designed layouts, created bills of materials, drawings and schematics for the manufacturing environment.
• Responsible for coordination of engineering plans with senior engineers.
• Designed control panels pre UL 508.
• Extensive knowledge of automated drives, by-passes, power distribution and PLC design.

• Received an Allen-Bradley/Rockwell award for outstanding business contribution; the contribution consisted of a reduction of backlog of work, meeting on time shipping goals, improving quality and increasing efficiency metrics.
• Received an Allen-Bradley/Rockwell award for the fastest turn around on manufactured drive systems.
• Managed 15 to 20 panel shop employees. Directed employees on the proper way to layout panels and proper routing of wires.
• Extensive knowledge in the use of AutoCAD, Promis-e, Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows 95/98/NT/XP/7/10.

  • Updated 7 years ago

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