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.
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
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
Bowe Bell + Howell,
March 2004 to December 2007
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
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
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.
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.
Electrical Engineer Patent Examiner:
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.
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
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
June 1991 - August 1992.
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.
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.