Atlanta, GA 30320
Phone (334) 703-0146
Job FunctionEngineering & Architecture
Professional Information
Job TitleControl Systems Engineer Experience 15 – 20 Years Education Graduate Degree Employment Type Any Position Type Salary $60-80k Member No.89581054Last Activity03/12/2016

CONTACT Phone: 334-703-0146 — Email: Address: 626 Lubeck Ave B, Parkersburg, WV 26101
Auburn University
Master of Science – Chemical Engineering
Advanced Process Control – December 2003

University of Florida
Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering / Materials Science (High Honors)
Undergraduate Research and Thesis Works: Rheology – August 1999
GPA: 3.7/4.0



Kraton Polymers (Oct. 2011 Present)
Styrenic Co-Polymers / Elastomers Petrochemical, Belpre, OH
Control Systems Engineer:

Control Systems: Foxboro IA, Honeywell TDC 3000, DeltaV Emerson, Triconex, Allen Bradley and Modicon.

Composed complex loop & batch descriptions. Performed FAT, SAT, PHA, PSSR, and startup for a new polymer production unit from AFE to operation.
Configured CPU/IO modules, PCN & MESH network, workstations, historian, Stratus & alarm servers, data collectors, etc.
Programmed control systems and HMIs consisting of Foxboro DCS, Triconex PCS, and Modicon PLC.
Setup process analyzers and DCS interface for UV-VIS & FTIRs.
Currently administer the DCS system of one production unit; configure DCS for projects; perform SIL3/Class I PCS FAT of other units, etc.

BASF Catalysts (Sept. 2006-Oct. 2011)
Kaolin Processing Operations, McIntyre, GA
Process/ Production Engineer:

Control Systems: Allen Bradley, Bailey Infi-90.

DCS engineering projects: Revised PLC control logic and improved the existing control systems. Queried Historian capturing production related data / recap (i.e. hours, onstreams, throughputs, yields, energy demands & usages, efficiencies & productivities, etc.).
Process engineering projects: Designed and implemented oxidizers and other reliability projects of plant equipment and processes. Modeled and evaluated processes for continuous improvements including mass and energy balances. Constructed pilot plants & execute trials and related engineering works.
Production engineer projects: Capacity and productivity improvements of finishing and packaging for regional plants. Compose and maintain PFDs & P&IDs. Ensured product quality, EH&S, and compliances, etc.

James Hardie Building Products (Jan. 2004- Sept. 2006)
Fiber-Cement and Engineered Composite Materials, Fontana, CA
Developmental Engineer:

Performed loop checks and interlock validations for a new cenosphere plant.
Designed and constructed pilot plants for R&D process development projects (i.e. spraydryer, fluidized bed, calciner, and refrigeration system, conveyors). Wired and programmed instrument, PLC and HMIs as well as set up configurations for single loop controllers.
R&D projects: cenosphere, low density calcium silicates, ceramic fibers, etc.
Green Leaf Industry, LLC (2002-2003)
Fragrances and Fine Chemicals, Rockmart, GA
Process Engineer:

Modeled mathematical simulations for pyrolysis reaction.
Performed research on reaction kinetics and stoichiometry of Diels-Alder, hydrogenation, and separations for equipment sizing and process design.
Drafted AutoCAD and P&IDs; composed permits and applications for plant construction projects.

National Science Foundation, University of Florida, FL (1997-1999)
Research Engineer/Internship:

Studied slurry suspension stability and transport efficiency for flotation/sedimentation processes and related rheology and nanoparticle projects.
Researched film formation and micelles stability to facilitate multiphase and surface reactions.

Industrial Assessment Center, Gainesville, FL (May-December 1998)
Consulting Engineer/Internship:

Performed plant audits to reduce operational costs, improve efficiencies and productivities.
Engineered and assisted with implementations based on audit results.

Audited several manufacturing companies. Some recommendations were implemented with considerable savings.

Chemical / process engineering background with experience in control and computer systems:

DCS: Foxboro IA, DeltaV Emerson, Triconex.
PLC: Allen Bradley, Modicon, National Instruments.
SCADA: Wonderware Historian, Aspen Process Explorer, InBatch, PSS.
Network: MESH, PCN, TCP/IP, OPC, HART, SuiteLink, Fieldbus, Modbus & serial.
DCS Programs: RSLogix, Proworx, Function Blocks, RPN, SFC/HLBL, CEMPLE, Structure Text.
Software: Wonderware/InFusion, RSView/FactoryTalk, iFix, Labview, VBA, SQL, C++, AutoCAD, Visio, Hysis, SAP.
Instrumentation: Foxboro, Fisher- Rosemount, Jamesbury, Masoneilan, Micromotion, Endress & Hauser, Mettler-Toledo, Guided Wave.
Microsoft Servers: DOS, UNIX, VPN, Remote Terminal, Thin-Client, etc.

Electrical systems (up to 3 480 VAC) and instrumentations, PLC/DCS/PCS systems and single loop controllers.

ISO 9001:2008
Advanced Process Control & Statistical Process Control (APC & SPC)
Spray Drying Technology and Atomization
Forklift and Overhead Crane.
Process safety Management (PSM)
First Aid/First Responder.

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