Mel Carter


I&E Technician

Chicago Heights, IL

Mel Carter
Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Phone (708) 503-6338
Job FunctionConstruction & Extraction, Engineering & Architecture, Manufacturing & Production
Career Summary
Professional Information
Job TitleElectrical Instrumentation Technician Education Associate’s Degree Employment Type Any Position Type Salary $30-30k Citizenship U.S. Citizen Member No.2654479Last Activity07/04/2010


Seeking a Technical position that requires the ability to trouble-shoot repair, and maintain DCS/PLC based Process Control, Instrumentation, and Electrical systems in a complex control environment.

. 13 years Instrumentation, Control, and Electrical experience in the steel producing,
power generation, specialty chemical, and food grade processing Industry
. A.A.S. Electronics Technology and working toward B.S. Purdue University Calumet
. Experience with Rosemount RS3, Fisher Provox, Foxboro I/A, Allen Bradley PLC-5s
. Maintain documentation including ISO calibration procedures and records, prints,
and schematics
. Calibrate and maintain pressure, level, flow, and temperature transmitters
. Calibrate and maintain all analytical instrumentation including pH, conductivity, O2,
and CO meters, opacity, LEL detectors, consistency and density meters.
. Calibrate and Repair Control valves and repair/maintain discrete valves
. Used HART protocol to calibrate smart instrumentation
. Understand PIDs, loop diagrams, ladder logic diagram, and schematics
. Safely use hand and power tools and proper PPE. Abide by all safety rules.
. Trouble-shoot, repair, and maintain AC/DC motors, starters, relay logic controls, and

B.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering Technology
Purdue University Calumet
Hammond, IN
On Going

A.A.S. Electronics Technology
Prairie State College
Chicago Heights, IL

. Fisher-Rosemount RS3 DCS Hardware and Maintenance, Austin, Texas
. Fisher-Rosemount Introduction to RS3 DCS, Austin, Texas
. Rockwell Software RSLogic5/500 Course, West Allis, WI
. U.S. Steel’s Allen-Bradley PLC-5 Course, Gary, IN
. General Physics Corp. Instrumentation and Process Control Training


Instrument Technician
April 2003 – June 2004
(Corn Products International) MKD Electric
1030 N. Mclean Blvd, Elgin, IL 60123 (847) 608-8244
Trouble-shoot, repair, and maintain all instrumentation at customer site. This includes Fisher Provox, Foxboro A/I, AB PLC-5s, pressure, level, flow, temperature, pH, LELs, densisty transmitters, 40 MW cogen system, and 6 boilers producing nearly 2,000,000 #s of steam capacity.

E/I Craftsman
August 2000 – March 2003
Rhodia inc., 1101 Arnold St., Chicago Heights, IL 60411 (708) 757-6111
Trouble-shoot, calibrate, and maintain a control system containing pressure, temperature, level, flow, and analytical instrumentation, motors, starters, VFDs, a Rosemount RS3 DCS, and Allen Bradley PLC-5s. Interface with operators, vendors, and Engineering Department, specify/order new equipment, ensure compliance with safety/maintenance
procedures, produce new maintenance procedures, and maintain all calibration, documentation, and departmental records.

EI&C Technician
November 1999 – July 2000
Foster Wheeler Illinois, 13400 S. Kedzie Ave., Robbins, IL 60472 (708) 396-0100
Calibrated, tested, and maintained all instrumentation, electrical, and auxiliary equipment on a 50MW steam turbine trash to energy facility. Moore APACs system was used for burner management, Moore DCS, and AB PLC-5s.

Instrumentation Technician
August 1998 – November 1999
Crosfield Catalysts, inc. 4099W. 71st., Chicago, IL 60629 (773) 767-4747
Used understanding of measurement and control principles to install, calibrate, and maintain all control instrumentation on a Factory Link platform using AB PLC-5s. Completed environmental audits.

System Repairman
April 1994 – April 1998
US Steel, One North Broadway, Gary, IN 46402 (219) 888-2000
Installed, repaired, calibrated, and maintained all level, pressure, temperature, flow instrumentation along with all analog/digital electronic equipment. Utilized ControlView and 15 PLC-5s, to maintain over 1200 I/O points in system.

Available upon request

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