Willis Boatner


Maintenance Technician

Hammond, IN

Willis Boatner
3610 Vine St. • Hammond, IN.•46323•219-951-7076

Multi-Skilled Maintenance Technician with a diverse skill set in electronic & industrial AC/DC, PLC troubleshooting, switchgears, electromechanical assembly, and design; obtained through on the job training as well as school. I also offer advanced computer skills in MS Office Suites and other applications/systems.

Key Skills
– Lathe and Punch Press
– Installations & Maintenance
– Electromechanical Assembly
– Blueprints & Schematics
– Calipers & Micrometers
– Heavy Remote Crane Operation
Technical Skills
– Boiler “Low Pressure”
– Wiring
– Conduit
– Pumps
– Transformers
– Relays

– Calibration & Measurements
– Safety & QA
– PLC’s
– Switchgear
– P&ID’s
– Motors AC/DC

– Solenoids
– Valves
– Pneumatics
– Multimeter
– 3 Phase 277/480VAC
– Pipe Fitting

Education & Credentials
EPA Universal Certification, 2003
Professional Experience
Maintenance Technician, February 2015 to Present
Perform mechanical and electrical troubleshooting for CNC machinery like Murata, Brothers, RoboDrill, and Mitsubishi. I also troubleshoot and make repairs to FANUC robots. Key Results:
• Tests, maintains, and evaluates equipment performance using instruments such as voltmeters and ohm meters
• Checks and repairs pumps, fans, valves, and motors
• Diagnosis and repair issues with controllers, drives, automation and electrical systems as well as adjust, repair, and replace electrical and electronic & hydraulic components.

• Perform PLC troubleshooting of PLC-5, and SLC-500 as well as Allen Bradley HMI’s control circuitry and process control instrumentation

GE ZENITH—Chicago, IL.
Electrical Tester, April 2014 to February 2015
Performed mechanical and electrical troubleshooting for switchgears and automatic transfer switches up to 15kV. Key Results:
• Troubleshooting of wired components through symptom recognition utilizing multi-meters, clamp-on ammeter and other test devices
• Utilizing knowledge of AC and DC circuits be able to identify failed components both live source and dead source
• Installing and removing circuit breakers from switchgear Set up and break down test equipment to include proper grounding of system
• Basic protective relaying to include software interface with GE Multilin, Schweitzer, ABB, and Basler relays
• Validation of point-to-point wiring Add and remove basic wiring, as needed
• Follow personal and electrical safety guidelines as outlined by the business

POLYCHEM — Chicago Heights, IL.
Maintenance Technician, February 2013 to March 2014
Prepared batches for an array of chemical conversion types like Amines and Resins. Among the practiced commercial chemistry are: condensation reaction, free radical polymerizations and Lewis acid alkylation reactions. Amines are a derivative of Ammonia. Key Results:
• Proficient in the use of boilers, furnaces, air compressors, cooling towers, buffer systems, vacuum systems, condensers, agitators, cylinders, and various other processes
• Performed mechanical and electrical troubleshooting, including but not limited to: repair, replace, and fabricate valves, piping, hoses, centrifugal & diaphragm pumps, pneumatic actuators, and solenoids, as well as install, design, and replace 3 phase 480v motors, relays, start/stop controls, transformers, contactors, conduit “EMT” & “Rigid”, transducers, and data loggers
• Perform work to free blockages within closed systems, e.g. clogged oil lines, waste lines etc.
• Monitor and maintain water, and temperatures levels for the boilers, and cooling towers
• Perform production of all chemicals both manually & automated; closing and opening valves and controls throughout the plant, as well as using Intellution 7.0 customer software and Allen-Bradley controls
• Performed PLC troubleshooting of Allen Bradley PLC5, which included voltage, and current testing of I/O modules, power supply, and processors
• Troubleshoot PLC5 back to the switchgear to check phase to phase voltage, solid state relays, transformers, fuses, and verified the functionality of field devices from motors, switches continuity, solenoids, and lights

PROGRESS RAIL— East Chicago, IN.
Production Mechanic II, October 2012 to January 2013
Serviced & repaired AC/DC train motors for customers like Amtrak, Metra, CN, & New Jersey Transit. Always ensuring top quality work. Key Results:
• Performed a full tear down of most motors using pneumatic tools such as impact wrenches, grinders, sanders, & wire brushes
• Replaced or repaired defective parts according to the customer’s specifications using micrometers & calipers
• Performed electrical tests up to 5000VDC & VAC, such as a megger testing to determine the condition of the insulation & a hi pot test to determine the amount of current flowing; making sure the insulation is good, as well as an oscilloscope to test all AC motors
• Performed armature repairs using a lathe machine; cutting to tolerances ≤ 0.001
• Performed final testing of all motors, which included connecting direct voltage to the motors and conducting tests at intervals of 500 RPM, 1000 RPM, 1500 RPM, & 2000 RPM; to ensure there is no arcing and the commutator brushes are seated properly

Hydraulic Technician, June 2012 to September 2012
Assembled and tested hydraulic cylinders and struts for mining trucks with size and pressure weighing up to 400 tons. Key Results:
• Assembled hydraulic units ranging from 30 to 400 tons using blueprints & bill of material
• Used heavy cranes to position and setup equipment for assembly & testing
• Performed assembly using pneumatic tools such as impact wrenches & torque wrenches
• Performed pressure testing on all units using proprietary computer software & entered all data of measurement readings into excel
• Analyzed & diagnosed malfunctions & made necessary adjustments and repairs

Machine Operator, June 2010 to November 2011
Machined electrical conductors and performed quality testing using micrometers & calipers Key Results:
• Responsible for the setup and operation of punch press, which involves the calibration and alignment of die molds up to 5 tons; using computer numerical controls, and switches to lock the die in place
• Troubleshoot switchgear controls to verify phase to phase voltage and amp draw
• Operated & setup automatic saw machine to cut electrical conduit tubing ranging from 3/4in. to 6in. in size
• Setup chamfer machine to perform ID cutting, which required manual adjustments to prevent burrs; especially in the 3/4in. tubing
• Performed quality checks on the width, length, depth, ID, and OD of all machined parts; ensuring that all tolerances fall into specifications with most being ≤0.001, and made necessary adjustments, and maintenance on all machines keeping safety first

  • Updated 8 years ago

To contact this candidate email wboatner@my.devry.edu

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