Joseph Saft

Joseph Saft
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone (858) 245-3553
Job FunctionEngineering & Architecture, Information Technology, Science & Biotech
Professional Information
Job TitleSr.Application Engineer Education Bachelor’s Degree Employment Type Full-Time Salary $70-90k Citizenship Green Card Member No.3495359Last Activity09/24/2015


Senior Application Engineer, expert in the field of automation and process control, systems design,
implementation and users support. Extensive global site company experience working for pharmaceutical,
biotech, chemical and petrochemical companies. Significant project management background executing
projects in batch and continuous applications, both domestically and internationally. Strong problem-solving
skills, ability to work independently as well as a team member. Excellent people skills, self-motivated,
multilingual, quick learner with a history of adapting well to new systems and technologies.


* Process Control Systems:
Foxboro I/A Distributed Control System, Sun Solaris, Informix SQL, Shell
Programming, C, HLBL (High Level Batch Language). Automation Direct
PLC, Allen Bradley PLC, OPC
* Office Applications:
Windows NT/2000/XP, MS Office, FoxPro
* Web Technologies:
HTML, JavaScript, DreamWeaver


SOLAR TURBINES, San Diego, CA January 2004 – PRESENT
Automation Design Engineer – contracting position
* Responsible for HMI and control design for turbines control systems
* Executed projects for various types of industries
* Developed tools to improve productivity

THERMO ELECTRON, San Diego, CA March 2001 – December 2003
Senior Application Engineer
* Responsible for analyzers calibration, connectivity issues between analyzers and customers control
systems, maintaining and developing PLC software.
* Applied on-line elemental analyzers for various customers in coal and cement industries.
* Designed standard operating procedures for calibration and implementation of hardware.
* Developed software to interface customers control systems (PLCs and DCSs). Provided technical support
to customers and companys field engineers.
Partial list of executed projects
Endesa Power Generation – Spain
* Executed system upgrade for the on-line coal analyzer.
* Configured interface between analyzer supervisory computer and plants Siemens PLC.
* Configured and tuned feeders control under automated blending software package.
PacifiCorp – USA (Hunter Plant, Utah and Bridger Plant in Wyoming)
* Installed on-line coal analyzer.
* Configured interface between analyzer supervisory computer and plants Allen Bradley PLC.
* Supervised systems successful start up.
* Provided both on-site and remote support.

THE FOXBORO COMPANY, Foxboro, MA June 1994 – November 2000
Senior Application Engineer
Took part in major projects in the field of chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnological and other process
industries. Executed all steps in project life cycle, including systems testing (software and hardware) and
systems start-ups.
* Developed and implemented software tools that significantly cut configuration time.
* Received VP recognition award for achieving successful service level.
Partial list of executed projects
Ilford Company – United Kingdom (Chemical Batch Project)
* Designed and maintained process database.
* Created various control strategies for key parts of the project.
* Designed and programmed phase logic and configured batch database.
* Worked on integration of Foxboro I/A with PLCs.
Shaybah Petrochemical Complex – Saudi Arabia
* Designed and configured reporting system for the project.
* Developed interface between Foxboro control system and plant-wide information system.
Genentech Clinical Manufacturing Plant
* Implemented SP88 standards for batch-oriented project.
* Created various control strategies for key parts of project.
* Developed and implemented software tools in UNIX and DOS/Windows environments.
* Widely used CAE tools to create and modify process database.
* Interfaced with validation team for FDA-related issues.
* Supervised control system installation.
Eli Lilly
* Worked at the customers site as a liaison between customers engineering team and Foxboro project team.
* Prepared system specs, system configuration, including hardware and software components.
* Supervised software and hardware installations.
* Provided technical support and expertise.
* Provided training for clients teams.


Bachelor of Science in Engineering Major: Chemical Engineering
The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Certificate in Advanced Computer Programming
Institute for Productivity and Manufacturing, Tel Aviv, Israel

Certificate in Software Engineering
SIVAN Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel


Fluency in English, Hebrew, Russian. Basic knowledge of German and Spanish

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