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Eric PowersEric Powers4435 Hwy 41 NCecil, AR 72930For the past twenty-eight years I have worked in the OEM sector as Manufacturing / Automation Engineer. My experience spans four employers and a period of private contracting. I am conversant with Medium and Low voltage electrical and control systems, hydraulics, pneumatics and mechanical components and subsystems. My proficiencies in Manufacturing Automation include; Electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic systems design and troubleshooting Systems integration PLC programming (Allen Bradley) HMI/MMI development (FactoryTalk View, RSView, Panelbuilder) Process and Temperature Control Local and Wide area wired and wireless networksMy experience is mostly new machine design; fabrication, assembly and commissioning of Whole-Plant automation solutions. I also have ample experience in the supervision of field and construction crews and acting as liaison between company and client. My responsibilities have also included many years of Project Management and Engineering Management.I have a current passport and extensive international travel experience. I am particularly interested in a position that is predominantly in field, and am willing to travel up 100% in lieu of relocation.Respectfully,Eric PowersEric Powers4435 Hwy 41 N Cecil, AR 72930479.667.5602 Home479.264.9703 Mobilearkansascontrols@icloud.comOBJECTIVEManufacturing or Automation Engineering in the OEM sector with emphasis on field engineering commissioning or completion. The ideal position will not require relocation and will consist of 70-100% travel or permit telecommuting.SUMMARYI have 28 years of experience providing manufacturing and automation controls engineering for OEMs in the manufacturing sector with emphasis on custom material handling systems. Time and production studies for plant-wide material handling efficiency. Proficient use of Autocad through version 2014 developing electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic schematics as well as layout drawings for panel fabrication. Component specification and BOM development PLC, HMI/SCADA application development Predominant experience with Allen Bradley Controls spanning the full line of controllers from PLC2 Through ControlLogix. Design, adaptation and development of Embedded Controller applications. Cradle-To-Grave Engineering Project conception through commissioning. Large Project experience on applications exceeding 5000+ I/O on Distributed Control Systems running on various network topologies including, EthernetIP (wired and wireless), ControlNET, DeviceNET, DH+, and AB-RIO Experienced and proficient in the use, configuration and deployment of AC and DC drive systems including Vector, Servo and Steppers through 500HP. RFID and bar-coding systems, motion control, servo and proportional hydraulics, and a variety of open, closed and semi-closed loop electric, hydraulic and pneumatic applications. HMI/MMI development in FactoryTalk View/RSView and Panelbuilder, limited experience with Wonderware and Custom Interface development. Available for Staff or contract placement. Available for unlimited travel to most locations worldwide (current passport.)EXPERIENCE 2011 to Present Saudi Red Bricks Co. Bahrah Saudi ArabiaConsulting EngineerI have continued to serve as Manufacturing / Automation Engineering consultant in a direct contract capacity through my own Limited Liability Corporation providing various commissioning services, retrofits, expansion projects and control system upgrades throughout the facility. The scope of my work involves all new and existing equipment supplied and maintained by Swindell Dressler as well as some equipment supplied by smaller companies and plant built equipment. In addition to my regular duties I also serve as a General Engineering consultant during the planning and engineering phases of a plant expansion project, and maintenance consultant for day to day operations of all 3 facilities. I work 4 annual rotations consisting of 9 weeks onsite and 4 weeks furlough. 2009 June to 2011 Jan Swindell Dressler Intl. Inc. for Saudi Red Bricks Co, Bahrah Saudi Arabia.Commissioning EngineerAt the request of Saudi Red Bricks Plant Management, I was assigned indefinitely to Saudi Red Bricks as a General Purpose Commissioning Engineer to provide electrical and mechanical engineering services, programming, commissioning and training of Maintenance and Electrical Personnel for the entire 3 plant facility in Bahrah Saudi Arabia. I supported automated equipment in all 3 facilities comprised of various control platforms. Additionally, I provided onsite engineering, programming and deployment of a variety of new equipment ranging from material handling systems, Kilns and dryers, and a fully integrated real-time production tracking/management SCADA system to improve overall production efficiency. I also oversaw the construction and provided commissioning services for 4 new kilns and dryers, as well as additional automated processing and packaging machinery required to supply and compliment the additional kilns. The control platforms are exclusively AB ControlLogix. At the time of my resignation from Swindell Dressler I was earning an average annual income of 145k, including overtime, travel incentive and per-diem. 2008 December May 2009 Swindell Dressler Intl. Inc. for C/G Electrodes St. Marys PACommissioning Engineer / Construction Superintendent Supervise completion of construction of two periodic carbon furnaces, a stabilization furnace and associated material handling systems. Commissioning of Furnaces AB SLC 500 Controls, RSView HMI2008 October December Swindell Dressler Intl. Inc. for Corning, Corning NYConstruction Superintendent Supervision of Kiln Car Assembly / completion for Tunnel Kiln 2008 January - October - Swindell Dressler Intl. Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) for SGL Carbon, Nowy Sacz PolandCommissioning Engineer Commissioning of 3 separate Kiln / Furnaces (Including 1 prototype Kiln) and a Car Moving / Material Handling system to supply the Furnaces. Siemens S7-3xx Processors on Profibus and Ethernet Wonderware HMII have worked as a regular contractor for Swindell Dressler both individually and through my previous company, providing commissioning and field service work since 2003. In October of 2007 I accepted a full time employment offer to complete commissioning for three carbon / graphite furnaces in Southeast Poland. My responsibilities included Field Electrical and Mechanical services including design / redesign, programming, startup and debug of all equipment as required to meet contractual obligations of the equipment. I was deployed as a One-Man completion team and company Liason, working with local contractors for completion.2006 2007 Swindell Dressler Intl. Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA) for Saudi Red Bricks Co. Ltd Bahrah, Saudi ArabiaControls Engineer Commissioning of a plant wide automated material handling system and 3 Tunnel Kilns Allen Bradley ControlLogix on Wireless EthernetIP RSView HMIThis was a private contract position, commissioning a new manufacturing facility comprised of numerous pieces of equipment controlled by a network of 15+ Controllogix PLCs in a distributed I/O environment on Controlnet and Wired / Wireless Ethernet, Panelview Plus, and RSView. I was contracted as a commissioning / completion specialist to complete a problematic 5 year open contract that Staff Engineers had been unsuccessful at satisfying. 1997-2006 Apex Automation, Inc. Clarksville, ARV.P. Electrical Engineering (Controls Engineer) Pre-Sales conception and quotations Generated Electrical, Hydraulic and pneumatic drawings Specified components and Created bill of materials Created layout drawings for panel fabrication Supervised fabrication and assembly Developed programming Performed In-House testing and startup Provided Field Commissioning Acting Company / Client Liaison / Project Management Developed Technical and maintenance manuals and provided client trainingIn 2006 I resigned to pursue a private contract overseas. At the time of my resignation I was earning an annual salary of 70k.1992 1997 Artech, Inc. Clarksville, ARControls Engineer Generated Electrical, Hydraulic and pneumatic drawings Specified components and Created bill of materials Created layout drawings for panel fabrication Supervised fabrication and assembly Developed programming Performed In-House testing and startup Provided Field Commissioning Developed Technical and maintenance manuals and provided client trainingIn 1997 I resigned after the company sold controlling interest to a multi-national conglomerate. At the time of my resignation I was earning a yearly salary of 49k.1988 1992 South Central System Integrators, Inc.Controls Engineer Generated Electrical, Hydraulic and pneumatic drawings Developed programming Created layout drawings for panel fabrication Built electrical panels Performed In-House testing and startup Provided Field Commissioning Developed Technical and maintenance manuals and provided client trainingSCSI went out of business in 1992 with all personnel permanently displaced. At the time of displacement I was earning a yearly salary of 34,000 EDUCATION1988 Omron Factory Training Introduction to Machine Vision Systems Advanced Vision System Applications and programming C Series Programming H Series Programming1993 1995 Allen Bradley Factory Training SLC500 Programming SLC500 Advanced Programming PLC5 Advanced Programming1998 2004 Rockwell Automation Factory Training DeviceNET GML Programming for the 1394 1336 Force (Vector) Drive Technology Training ControlLogix ProgrammingOTHER ExperienceAdditional related experience that may have relevance or added benefit includes; Embedded controller programming. PC Programming in Python and Visual Basic, including database applications, utility programs, network applications, communication programming. In-Depth knowledge of PC and Network Operating systems, hardware and commercial software packages with proficient troubleshooting skills. Experience in the design, implementation and management of Local and Wide Area Networks and associated hardware, including wireless industrial control networks. Mechanical Design Experience including 3D modeling in Autocad. Familiarity with the use of welders, plasma cutters, vertical mills, lathes, radial arm drills, overhead cranes, and most common hand tools, with strong mechanical aptitude. Familiarity with common mechanical components used in machine design / fabrication, as well as theoretical and practical understanding of Internal Combustion engines, compressors, pumps, and combustion systems. Experience in Electrical Panel Fabrication, conduit installation, and general industrial electrical skills.REFERENCESAvailable upon request