Robert Travers

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Robert Travers
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Waller, TX 77484

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Resume Headline: Robert Travers – Automation Specialist Resume Value: wb2zirt2shxcq2jp

Robert L. Travers, Jr.
1180 Scroggins Lane, Waller TX 77484
936-372-5363 (H)rtravers1180@att.net346-225-3474 (Cell)

SCADA / Automation Engineer

BSEET, Electrical TechnologyUniversity of HoustonDecember 1986
Electrical EngineeringUnited States Air Force Academy2 Years

• I am a citizen of the United States with 29 years experience with Automation and Control systems, SCADA operations and Distributed Control systems (DCS)
• PGAS, MIPS, Flow-Cal and WonderWare data collection systems
• AutoSoln Enterprise server, CygNet Enterprise server, PlantPAX and Yokogawa DCS
• SCADA, Flow Computer, RTU, and PLC programming
• Field Automation and data migration.

Programming Languages / Experience
• RSLogix 5, RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000, SQL, ACCOL (Bristol Babcock)
• I have a working knowledge of COM/DCOM, DDE, Oracle 9i and SQL
• I have experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Access, PowerPoint, FrontPage Visio and Visual SourceSafe.

HMI Programming Experience
• Rockwell Factory Talk ME and Factory Talk Enterprise Server, Wonderware

Flow Computers / Remote Terminal Units
• I can program and troubleshoot hardware and software issues on the following: Daniel (2500, SF+), Fisher (306/312, 364, 407 and 503/507), Applied Automation Totalflow, GH Flow (Autopilot, Automate, and Superflow), Bristol (3330, 3530, Teleflow), and Baker (65xx).
• I am school trained on the Daniel, Bristol, Fisher and GH Flow equipment, self-taught on the rest.

PLC Experience
• Allen Bradley PLC’s.
• I can program with all five languages in the IEC 61131-3 standard, Ladder Logic, Function Block, Sequential Function Charts, Instruction Lists and Structured Text.
• I have a working knowledge of the three most widely used serial data communication protocols, Modbus, HDLC and TCP/IP.
• I have worked with the Allen-Bradley control networks DH, DH+ and DH485. I am also familiar with Modbus Ascii, Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP, ControlNet, Ethernet and PROFIBUS (FMS, DP and PA).

Data Communications
• Communication between servers or PC’s and RTU’s or PLC’s with all standard communication links including microwave radio, satellite and Cellular modems.
• Experienced with the Modbus protocol and with TCP/IP, OPC, RS232, 422 and 485 communication interfaces.
• Experienced with packet switching, Frame Relays, VPN, WAN, LAN, routers and switches.

Instrumentation & Control
• Experienced with SCADA and EFM data collection systems
• Installing and programming computers for Automated Measurement and Test functions.
• Installing and controlling Variable Frequency Drives, electric motor starters, electric and Hydraulic actuators.
• I can read and follow P&ID drawings. Electrical circuit troubleshooting and repair.

Automation Specialist – Phillips 66 LLCJan 2010 – Dec 2015
Program PLC’s on Pipelines and at Terminals all over the Phillips 66 Transportation network. Solve communication issues. Repair or upgrade equipment at Pump stations and terminals by installing or repairing motor starters, motor operated valves, PLC equipment, level transmitters and other IO transmitters. Project management skills required for many of the larger projects. Job required extensive travel.

Automation Engineer – GlobaLogix IncJuly 2009 – Jan 2010
Install SCADA systems and Automation components for Shell E&P in McAllen Texas. I supervised the migration of various flow computers from the old SCADA system into a new CygNet system. Solve any problems communicating with the sites and test all alarms and data collection from each site. Test for compliance with all industry standards before certifying completion.

SCADA Engineer – Triad Services IncMay 2007 – March 2009
As a contractor at Spectra Energy, assist in the design and implementation of the new company-wide SCADA system, built around the CygNet SCADA software. ? Program and maintain the development, test, production and disaster recovery platforms. ? Program and maintain the Protocol Translation Servers that interface with the hardware in the field. ? Assist in the design and configuration of the interface to the Remote Terminal Units and Programmable Logic Controllers in the field.

Automation Engineer – Enersys CorpJan 2006 – April 2007
The company employed me on one project. ? Installed the CygNet SCADA system to provide operational control to Eagle Rock Energy, a new gas pipeline company that was operating some gathering assets in North Texas. Installed the FlowCal gas accounting software to track measurement and accounting data. ? Assisted with migrating data into both the SCADA and FlowCal systems using data files provided by outside companies. Configured CygNet to collect EFM data from the flow computers out on the pipeline. ? Assisted with configuring the protocol translators that were used to communicate with the flow computers. ? Operated the SCADA system for a year, troubleshooting problems and providing technical expertise as the company expanded the system to include additional assets in East Texas. ? The SCADA and gas accounting systems were all performing to specifications at the completion of the project.

Measurement Specialist – CrossCountry Energy LLC Dec 1995 – Dec 2004
I was part of a team responsible for maintaining the technology base for over 10000 miles of interstate and intrastate pipelines. ? Wrote programs for Remote Terminal Units and Flow Computers, operated a help desk to solve problems that were too difficult for our field technicians to solve, maintained the software interface between the Remote Terminal Units and the corporate mainframes, conducted acceptance testing of all measurement hardware and software and acted as an interface between the users and the vendors. ? Wrote programs to translate raw data collected at field sites into a format suitable for input to the MIPS, WonderWare and PGAS data collection systems. ? Learned to program/operate 18 different flow computers from 7 different manufacturers in order to support all of our field locations.

QA Engineer – Daniel Industries Inc.Sept 1987 – Dec 1995
Maintained the environmental chambers and automated test equipment (ATE) and programmed the GenRad 228x in-circuit test computer. ? Designed, built and tested new computer/peripheral prototypes. ? Programmed and used the full Daniel product line, including 2500, 2460, 2470, 2480, Danalyzer gas chromatograph and Automated Tank Loading stations. ? Worked in the QA, Sustaining Engineering and Test departments.

Personal Notes
I am a citizen of the United States. I have never been convicted of a felony. I don’t drink alcohol and have never taken drugs. I am willing to submit to a drug screening test and I give any potential employer my permission to procure a consumer report (background investigation) and/or investigative report if they wish.

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Job Title Company Experience
Automation Specialist Phillips 66 – Present

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Current Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)

Date of Availability: Immediately

Work Status: US – I am authorized to work in this country for any employer.

Active Security Clearance: Inactive Clearance

US Military Service: Yes

Target Job: Target Job Title: Automation Specialist

Desired Job Type: Employee

Desired Status: Full-Time

Target Company: Company Size:

Industry: Manufacturing – Other
Medical Devices and Supplies

Occupation: Engineering • General/Other: Engineering
Biotech/R&D/Science • General/Other: R&D/Science

Target Locations: Selected Locations: US-TX-Houston

Relocate: No

Willingness to travel: Up to 25% travel

Languages: Languages Proficiency Level
English Fluent

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