Michael Sonby

Name: Michael Sonby
Phone: (216) 252-2875
Email: mailto:msonby@ameritech.net
Home Location: US-OH-Cleveland-44111 (US Citizen)

Will Relocate To:

Most Recent Title: Systems Engineer II
Experience: 13 Years
Most Recent Pay:
Managed Others: No
Spoken languages: English
Sec. Clearance: No

Company Information
Start Date: January 1994 ~ End Date: January 2003
Company Name: ABB Automation
Job Title: Systems Engineer, Power Generation Division

Start Date: January 1993 ~ End Date: December 1993
Company Name: Ethicon, Inc
Job Title: Co-op Engineer

Start Date: January 1991 ~ End Date: December 1992
Company Name: Reliance Electric Co
Job Title: Co-op Engineer

Start Date: January 1990 ~ End Date: January 1991
Company Name: IBM
Job Title: Co-op Engineer

School:University of Cincinnati
Major:Electrical Engineering
Degree:Bachelor’s Degree
Graduation Date:

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Desired Position
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Travel Preference: Up to 25%

Architecture (No experience)
Construction Engineering – Architecture – Surveying (No experience)

Michael S. Sonby
3497 W. 151st St
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
216-252-2875 (Home)

Systems Engineer

Over eight years of experience as a controls engineer in the power generation industry. Proven track record in working with a team to create, design, and test large control systems, meeting the customer’s requirements, and making the required deadlines.


* Worked with a team of engineers that designed and tested the digital device logic standards currently used in all utilities projects for ABB
* Supervised the hardware design for the Seward Project, delivering the cabinets and wiring on time
* Engineered the logic for the AES Edwards Unit 3 Sootblower, Synchronization, and Digital Device Logic, delivering the logic on time and earning a savings bonus for ABB
* Trained multiple engineers in creation and testing of DCS logic systems


ABB Automation (formerly Elsag-Bailey Controls), Wickliffe, Ohio 1994-2003
Systems Engineer, Power Generation Division
Built and tested DCS for multiple Power Plants. Duties included:
* Using FOXPRO to build and modify a list of hardwired I/O points (often greater than 3000 I/O points per plant)
* Creating the controls logic from customer specifications to operate the power plant. Also involved in building the controls for multiple sequences when required by the customers
* Creating and modifying the operator interface graphics for the controls
* Testing both the logics and graphics using an in-house simulator package
* Designed the controls for multiple processes, including:
* Sootblowers
* Combustion Control
* Combined Cycle
* Synchronization
* Coal Handling
* Misc. Digital Devices (Motors, Breakers, Solenoid Valves, Motor Operated Valves)

Ethicon, Inc. San Angelo, TX 1993
Co-op Engineer
* As part of college training, assisted engineers with the controls for a sterilizer train

Reliance Electric Co. Euclid, OH 1991-1992
Co-op Engineer
* As part of college training, assisted engineers with the controls for multiple control projects, including a steel mill

IBM, Poughkeepsie, NY 1990-1991
Co-op Engineer
* As part of college training, part of an optical laser research team


B.S., Electrical Engineering
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

* Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access)
* Microsoft Outlook
* Microsoft Internet Explorer
* Lotus Notes
* Netscape Navigator

Operating Systems
* PC
* Windows
* Macintosh

* Foxpro
* PLC (Ladder Logic)

Keyword Summary:

Controls Engineer, Process Engineer, Systems Engineer, Electrical Engineer, PLC, CAD, DCS, BSEE, Bailey Controls, ABB, Cleveland, Control, Power Plants, Utilities, Combined Cycle, Digital Devices, Motors, Breakers, Motor Operated Valves, Solenoid Valves, Synchronization, Sootblowers, Systems, Microsoft Office, Windows, Boilers, Turbines, Combustion Control, Analog, Digital


  • Updated 2 years ago

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