Timothy Lee Philipp

Current Address

 

E-mail:

philipp@mindspring.com

13204 PineCreek CIR
RIVERVIEW, FL 33579

 

Phone:

(813) 846-2254


RESUME OBJECTIVE

To establish a challenging Engineering and Project Management position utilizing my experience and creativity to improve production quality and efficiency of existing lines as well as establish specification requirements for the design and procurement of new equipment.


EXPERIENCE

Envirofocus Technologies

Plant Engineer

Support facility automation, Allen Bradley PLC, Wonderware SCADA.

Project management – Purchase various ancillary systems to support manufacturing process including environmental monitoring systems.  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Process improvement and waste reduction projects with annualized savings exceeding $600,000.  Well versed in MiniTab and QI Macros for Excel.

 

December 2007 - Present

Cox Target Media

Project Manager / Engineer

My duties included providing technical leadership and project management of a $40 million capital project from conceptualization, design, building layouts and procurement through system acceptance utilizing Lean Manufacturing concepts.  I authored complete specifications and RFPs for the systems, reviewed candidate vendors, made vendor selections based on cost, delivery, design, footprint, energy consumption, waste, flexibility.  Project consisted of three primary contracts with three different vendors with many integration points and interfaces.  I was responsible for the full integration of systems into a new facility built on a green field site.  I planned, directed, and coordinated installation, startup, debug and ramp up of OEM systems.  I provided integral support in the development of the business process and training of equipment operators and maintenance technicians.  Utilized Six Sigma, SPC and my own analytical techniques, taking advantage of software tools such as Minitab and Excel to assist in process stabilization and production ramp up as well as establishing a quality program for the new process.   for I was honored as a “Star Performer of the year 2005 from a nomination in the category of Innovation and Growth by being instrumental in eliminating the need for a $14 million dollar capital expenditure for new equipment and associated operational costs.  Gained experience with equipment from:
Bowe Bell + Howell,
Muller Martini,
Kongskilde,
FANUC

March 2004 to December 2007

Hoveround Corporation

Electrical Engineer

My duties included design and manufacture of power wheelchairs, scooters and electronic seating systems. Awarded US Patent 7,246,856
Specify and procure electrical system components such as DC motors, actuators, batteries, motion controllers and battery chargers.
Meet FDA requirements and gain approval and 510K for new products.

October 2001 to March 2004

 

Doyen Medipharm, Inc.

Electrical Controls Engineer

Motion control programming applications Indramat PPC Multi-axis Motion controller.
Operator Interface programming using Wonderware and TCP.
PLC Control Applications using Allen Bradley.

High Speed Four Side Seal Packaging Machine - continuous motion machine that accurately packages products in a four side seal pack, with or without chevron, at extremely high production speeds of up to 1,800 packs per minute.

Contract project from May 2001 to August 2001

 

GEBO Product Development and Robotics Group

Project Engineer

My duties included Project Management and Application Engineering for conceptualization of Robotic Palletizing, DePalletizing, Case Packing and material handling applications.

My Technical expertise is in the following areas:

Robot application programming of robots from Adept Technology , FANUC ,Stäubli.
Motion control programming applications using Allen Bradley, Pacific Scientific, Electro-Craft, and Yaskawa servos drives and motors such as a three axis servo conveyor system for receiving, orienting and conveying pouches for which I was awarded U.S. Patent 6,209,708.
PLC Control Applications using Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs.
Vision Applications using Adept Vision, Cognex, and Accuity vision systems.
HMI applications using Wonderware and Visual Basic.
Barcode and RF Tag Applications.
CE Mark and complex SAFETY Applications.

June 1997 to March 2001.

 

Food Machinery Sales Inc.

Project Electrical Engineer and Senior Programmer:
My duties include the conceptualization of multi servo axis high speed packaging machinery, electrical design, motion control programming, operator interface design, and system integration. My experience includes utilizing the high-precision SERCOS Interface standard for the following machinery and functionality:
Product distribution systems such as row removal and flat article vibratory lines.
Universal tray loaders for difficult to handle, sticky, wet product. For which I was awarded U.S. Patent 5,761,883
High speed pick and place carton loader with on the fly trajectory generation.
High speed horizontal wrapper with "No Product No Package" implementation. For which I was awarded U.S. Patent 5,966,908
Non-abutting feeder of randomly spaced articles feeding into wrapper flights without causing empty packages.
Adjustable length slug loader with on the fly cam profile generation and modification to control slug length.
I have integrated systems including machinery from FMC, Doboy, SIG, Formost, Peters, and RA Jones.
My machine control programming versatility, Automation Intelligence's AML and Pacific Scientific's Motion Basic, Allen Bradley's PLC programming languages, and Delta Tau's PMAC integrated with CTC's P2 Interact Operator Interface. Electrical Schematics were accomplished using AutoCad Release 12 for Windows. For the projects in which I am the Project Engineer, I supervise system installation and startup, domestic and abroad. I also utilize my knowledge of Patent Office procedures in meetings with hired attorneys to discuss technical details and company objectives involving patenting inventions.
Bibliography of U.S. Patents that were awarded to me.
January 1995 to June 1997.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Electrical Engineer Patent Examiner:
I reviewed U.S. and International patent applications, which are classified confidential, by reading and understanding the specification and researching technical aspects of what is being claimed as an invention. I was responsible for performing a comprehensive analysis of the technical aspects of what is claimed as novel and to allow or reject the application. I had to understand both the application and all associated references, discerning whether the references cover what is being claimed as an invention, and verify that the claimed invention meets established criterion set by the Patent Office.
For each patent application there is only one examiner. This means that I alone, was responsible for all technical aspects of each application that I was assigned. I was required defend my decisions, based on the technical merits and novelty, as well as the current legal statutes, in front of my supervisor and other Patent Office personnel. I would often conduct interviews with the attorney and engineers to discuss technical background in view of the claimed novel features of an invention, and to establish the amount of legal protection which the applicant may be entitled. It was my responsibility to be the technical expert at the Patent Office in front of the applicant to discuss my decision regarding the application.
August 1992 - January 1995.
Bibliography of Patents that I issued.

Automation and Robotics Research Institute.

While earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics completed in May 1992, it was necessary during three years for me to earn 90% of the money needed to complete college. As a research assistant at the Automation and Robotics Research Institute, I worked on implementations of their Dynamically Reconfigurable Assembly Systems. This system consisted of two Adept robots, an IBM robot, Bosch Pallet Conveyer, GE Series Six PLC, and associated computers. My tasks were to: Design and assemble the junction boxes and wire harness for power and data I/O, Interface robot controller I/O with network computer, PLC and the necessary fixtures, sensors and pneumatics, Develop generic robot control programs and process specific methods for multiple product manufacturing using an Object-Oriented Analysis, and provide product models in AutoCad and using only product feature information generated by AutoCad to construct the product using the robot and available sensors. To accomplish this third task it was necessary for me to quickly learn Adept Technology's VAL II and V+ programming language for the Adept robot controller, AutoCad, and IBM's Plantworks. For all three tasks it was necessary for me to provide documentation and design schematics. My goals during these tasks were to also improve the operational capability, flexibility, and adaptability of the system and to remark industrial application.
June 1991 - August 1992.


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics, May 1992.
The University of Texas at Arlington
Overall GPA : 3.1 / 4.0 (EE courses : 3.2) Honor Roll : Spring 1991, Fall 1991, Spring 1992.
Chairman of the IEEE UTA Student Chapter 1992.

Advanced Courses:

  • Robotics: Course that covered the mechanics and control of mechanical manipulators described by manipulator kinematics, dynamics, trajectory generation and force control. Research project focus was on the use of object oriented analysis in the development of robot application and programming.
  • Optical Engineering: Included laboratory activities with lasers, optical fibers, and lenses for communications applications.
  • Control System Design: Classical control theory.
  • Computer Aided Design: Use of computer programs in the design of control systems.
  • Microprocessor System Design: Senior project course was the design of a analog signal generator on a PC expansion card, responsive to a driver program. Design and performance requirements were supplied by the professor. The project included preliminary design and review, element level schematics, board layout drawings, parts and fabrication cost list, and oral defense of the final design, competitive grading based on meeting performance requirements and production costs.
  • Management of High Technology Projects: Course included important aspects of project management such as start up phase, design reviews, scheduling, procurement, and government procedures.

Senior Project:

Designed an intelligent controller for industrial application. ISA bus compatible programmable waveform generator with user-definable arbitrary wave pattern, and variety of programmable options such as single step operation, programmable waveform duration, and external synchronization. Project required intensive use of CAD, digital simulation, and PCB design software. Project included design reviews, cost analysis, detailed schematics, and printed circuit layout.