Ken Phelps

Ken R. Phelps
4738 N. Cashel Circle
Houston, Texas 77069
(281) 910-4295


Experienced technical individual with a strong background in both field instrumentation and digital control systems. Analytical and particularly adept at implementation as well as fault diagnosis and resolution. A Dale Carnegie graduate assistant with very effective communication, organization, presentation, and interpersonal skills. Strong history of interfacing with personnel at all organizational levels and cultural backgrounds. Work history includes multiple projects conducted at both domestic and international sites. Very knowledgeable of Microsoft Office applications.

Areas of Expertise

Digital Control Systems
• Implementation, configuration, upgrade, backup, and maintenance of the Honeywell TPS Distributed Control System.
• Successful completions of new control system installations as well as on-line upgrades of existing systems.
• Development and implementation of Process Control I/O Point configuration and HMI schematics.
• Design and implementation of an off-line Process Control Development System.
• Application administrator of system hardware and software configuration using such tools as PAS’s DOC 3000.
• Developed and maintained data base for hard I/O point assignments ensuring unit segregation.
• Developed and maintained documentation on power distribution, network topographies, fiber optic topographies, elevation and plot plans, and spare parts acquisition.
• Routinely assisted maintenance and operation personnel in problem isolation and resolution.

Alarm Management and High Performance HMI
• Alarm Philosophy Development
• Alarm System Performance Analysis
• Alarm Rationalization and Implementation
• Real Time Alarm Management Development and Implementation
• Alarm Management Workshop Development and Presentation
• Software and Hardware installation
• Application and Methodology Training
• Extensive knowledge of PAS, Inc. Plant State Suite Alarm Management Software
• High Performance HMI Workshop Presentation
• HMI Development

Control Instrumentation
• Extensive experience in all aspects of process control instrumentation including selection, implementation, and maintenance

Interpersonal Skills
• Dale Carnegie Graduate and Graduate Assistant.
• Trainer, team problem solving.
• Regional Sales Manager, Instrumentation sales.
• Customer Service Manager, Instrumentation sales.

Work History

Plant Automation Services (PAS) 2006 – Present
• Senior Applications Consultant

Solvay Polymers, BP Solvay Polyethylene, Innovene, Ineos 1990 – 2006
• Control Systems Specialist, 1995 – 2006
• Instrumentation Technician, 1990 – 1995

Waterfield Mortgage Corp. 1988 – 1990
• Residential Loan Officer

Shearson Lehman Mortgage Corp. 1985 – 1990
• Residential Loan Officer

ITT Hildenbrandt Engineering 1981 – 1985
• Regional Sales Manager, 1984 – 1985
• Customer Service Manager, 1983 – 1984
• Engineering Associate, 1981 – 1983

Mobay Chemical Corp. 1979 – 1981
• Instrumentation Technician


Associates of Applied Science – Instrumentation Technology
Texas State Technical College

Associates of Applied Science – Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
North Harris Community College

Associates of Arts
McLennan Community College

Military Service

United States Navy – Petty Officer Second Class, Communications Technician

  • Updated 8 years ago

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