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CV, USA based Brit Seeks Trouble shooting role as Electrical Engineer

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7624

List top 5 skills: budgeting/financial planning, empathy, incident management
Short Bio:

Control Systems Engineer started career at Rolls-Royce plc in Derby UK. Installed and troubleshot many test stands for aeroengine components. Was flight test engineer for the flight certification of the Airbus 330 with Rolls-Royce engines.
Became Senior service engineer for a machine manufacturer and relocated to the US. Moved to be Senior Electrical Engineer at AET plastic plant in VA. Now Plant Engineer in a plastics plant in GA.
I reduced maintenance spending at the plant and control it at budget.

Current location: 

Georgia, United States - View on map

Spoken languages: 

english, french

Locations I am interested in working:

United States



Technical Expertise 

ENGINEERING: Project Management, Technical Team Leadership. Product Support, Control System Design & Commission, Control System Diagnostics & Problem Resolution.

HARDWARE: PC, DEC AlphaStation 300/333, uMAC5000, DEC PDP 11/73

OPERATING SYSTEMS: DOS, Linux, OSX, Windows(9x, 2000), OpenVMS, Win Server 2003, QNX

SOFTWARE: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, AutoCAD200i, VB.NET, ‘C’

AUTOMATION: iHistorian, ProficyPortal, Wonderware, OPC, DDE, SQL, SCADA, HMI

PLC: Siemens S5, Siemens S7, TI500 Series, Allen Bradley SLC500, Allen Bradley RSLogix5000, Profibus, Ethernet.

MECHANICAL SYSTEMS: Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Croyogenics, Electromechanical Devices.

Professional Experience

Winpak Films Inc., Senoia, GA

Plant Engineer (Feb 2007 – Present)

• Responsible for all maintenance activities for plant and equipment at the two factory site.

• Manage preventative maintenance system and all firefighting activities with a team of 10 technicians, 1 electrical engineer and 1 stores clerk.

• Manage small projects for plant and equipment improvements.

• Manage $3 Million maintenance budget.

Brook Consultaria, Sorocaba, Brazil

Control Systems Consultant (2006-2007)

• Provided consultancy services to local industry for system upgrades, improvements, maintenance, software backups.

APPLIED EXTRUSION TECHNOLOGIES INC., Covington, VA

Senior Electrical Engineer (2001-2006)

• Managed Controls Group that coordinated electrical technicians’ work; electrical shutdown schedules; technical problem diagnosis; I designed and managed the build of electrical control upgrades for machines and site utilities; training for technicians.

• Introduced new computing technologies to a plant with dated control / data acquisition systems.

• Managed the upgrade of obsolete and unreliable drives for a film winder in less than 24 hours. Provided an $8000 solution which reduced unscheduled, $11,000 per hour down time.

• Created paper-less production run diagram and recipe system which reduced machine setup and reporting time.

ATLAS GROUP AMERICAS, Charlotte, NC

Senior Technical Service Engineer (1998-2001)

• Provided Consultation and engineering services to customer in the United States, Canada, and South America.

• Advised customers on web transport and winding problems.

• Customized equipment and systems to customer specifications.

• Diagnosed and resolved equipment performance problems

• Gained repeat business from satisfied customers.

• Trained operators and liaised with customer management.

• Added customer specifications and improvements.

ATLAS CONVERTING EQUIPMENT, Bedford, United Kingdom

Service Engineer (1997-1998)

• Commissioned and tested new machines prior to customer shipment.

AEROSPATIALE, Toulouse, France

Flight Test Engineer, Rolls-Royce PLC (1993-1995)

• Set up and managed the instrumentation support for the flight certification of $10 Million aircraft engines with Rolls-Royce on the Airbus A330, based in Toulouse, France. No delays or cancellations of flights were due to instrumentation problems over a two year period.

• Ensured that proper data collected by Aerospatiale was transferred to Rolls-Royce.

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, Derby, United Kingdom

Electronic Systems and Control Engineer (1987-1997)

• Conducted troubleshooting on control systems in the areas of pneumatics, hydraulics, cryogenics, electromechanical devices, temperature, flow, speed, position, load, pressure, and sequencing.

• Coordinated the installation and commissioning of any new instrumentation required by four international companies who were responsible for various components on the engines.

• Developed a small fast response air pressure system for testing electronic aeroengine controllers. This has been adopted by BMWRR in Germany.

• Designed the control system, planned and managed the installation and commissioning of an £800K hydro-mechanical rig for testing electronic aero engine controllers, which was completed and running within the specified five-week shutdown period.

• Provided front line support to test rigs including : thermal shock rigs, hydro-mechanical rigs, fuel rigs, pneumatic rigs, spinning rigs and cryogenic rigs. Successfully resolved all problems allowing tests to continue thus reducing lost time.

• Managed an investigation into the loss of two £250K test pieces due to motor speed control instability. Instigated immediate short term solutions and recommended long term solution, which was implemented

Education& Professional Development

THE UNIVERSITY OF DERBY, Derby, United Kingdom

Certificate in Management Studies, 1993

SHEFFIELD CITY POLYTECHNIC, Shefflield, United Kingdom

Bsc Electronics Systems and Control Engineering, 1987

Project Management Yourdon Structured Programming

Presentation Skills, SABER Simulation

Engineering Practice Training C Programming

Delphi Fundamentals Systems Identification