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Jim Phillips

Sr. Project Controls Engineer

San Diego, CA

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A Senior Electrical Controls Engineer / Project Manager, w/ BSEE. Extensive experience as a PLC / HMI Automation Systems Integrator including 28+ years experience with HMI, SCADA, DCS, PLC Controls, panel / system design, programming, and start-up within a variety of industries and applications. My experience includes project & personnel management. I can manage, design, build, program and commission a new system or improve an existing system. I am open to any kind of perm or contract employment.

Work Experience

Sr. Controls Engineer

Automation Services
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San Diego, CA
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April 2013 to August 2013

Sr. Project Controls Engineer. Designed configured, programmed, and commissioned Allen Bradley ControlLogix PLC , RS 5000 v19.1. Developed FactoryTalk View ME 6.1 HMI. Configured Wonderware Intouch 2012 R2 on Windows 7 and MS 2008 Server OS with WW-Historian and MS SQL 2008R2 database. Re-programmed plant waste neutralization system. Recommended re-wire of panel and instruments. Configured Allen Bradley drives, servos and HMI. Configured reports, modified Allen Bradley PLC to comply with new CAPA ( verified and documented changes ). Assisted on chiller upgrade and commissioning including AB PLC and HMI system. Created Virtual Machine ( VM ware ) for main operations, remote operations ( RDP ), and backup of PLC and HMI systems. Created data backup system for all historical data using MS-SQL 2008 Standard.

Controls Engineer

Automation Services
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San Diego, CA
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February 2012 to December 2012

Sr. Project Controls Engineer. Designed multiple PLC control and operation panels. Developed Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC , RS 5000, with DeviceNet, ControlNet, and EtherNet communications. Developed FactoryTalk View SE HMI. Constructed and installed multiple NEMA 4X panels with plant interfacing communications and I/O. PLC panel and software interfaced with existing plant systems for supervisory status and control ( SCADA ). Re-designed plants ‘Safety Stop’ system to conform with NEC and UL508. Provided fully commissioned and validated systems with training manuals.

Sr. Project Controls Engineer

Automation Services & Personnel, llc
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San Diego, CA
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February 2012 to March 2012

Designed PLC control panels with remote control abilities. Developed HMI using Inductive Automation ( Ignition 7.4 ). Developed PLC system using Allen Bradley Compact PLC hardware and code for remote data collection and control ( SCADA ) for wastewater treatment system. Created central control and monitoring station (redundant PC with IA-HMI and MS-SQL ) to control and store data for reporting. Managed programmers, vendor and local trades for plant start-up. Saved client an estimated $300K by NOT using AB Data Server, AB Historian, and AB HMI systems.

Sr. Project Controls Engineer

Automation Services & Personnel, llc
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San Diego, CA
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January 2012 to February 2012

Designed PLC control and operator panel. Developed Beckhoff PLC hardware and code for small but extremely fast, data collection control and simulation system for testing embedded IC military components.

Sr. Project Controls Engineer / SME / Project Manager

URS / Idaho National Lab
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Idaho Falls, ID
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April 2011 to December 2011

for D.O.E Project. Radioactive Waste Plant commissioning project. Developed and re-wrote Allen Bradley Factory Talk HMI and RSLogix 5000 PLC code, consulted on controls wiring design and modifications for multiple machines and processes. Managed vendor and local trades for plant start-up.

Sr. Power Substation Project Engineer / Manager for D.O.E Project

Lockheed Martin / D.O.E
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Richland, WA
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May 2010 to April 2011

Designed and managed DCS SCADA projects for area 230KV/13.8KV substations ( 7 total ). Designed and managed fiber communications project for a new SCADA network. Configured C3-ILEX SCADA software and hardware for master and RTU to interface with new and existing substations. Designed RTU 125VDC and 24VDC wiring to interface with old and new substation relays, meters, PCB controls, and other substation I/O. New substation relays included SEL 2032, SEL x21, SEL x51, SEL x87, SEL x86, and others. Configured meter reporting for MW, MW-Hrs, KVAR, KVAR-Hrs, alarms, etc. Integrated new and old alarm Auto-Dialer. Integrated new and old mimic board software and hardware. Worked with local power company to integrate and commission new transfer-trip system. Supervised and approved substation relay tests, Hi-Pot tests, ground-grid tests, transformer tests, PCB - OCB tests. Managed test personnel, wrote and performed ATP (Acceptance Test Procedure) for transfer-trip system and for SCADA system ( D.O.E. & W.E.R.C. requirement for substation commissioning ). Met with contractors, vendors, and D.O.E. weekly to manage and resolve new substation requirements and construction issues. Managed others to produce data storage, timed reporting, HMI screens, fiber network installation, SCADA system revisions, and network security.

Data Historian

Global Automation Services & Personnel, Inc
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Dublin, CA
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March 2009 to May 2010

Dublin, CA. Mar 2009-May 2010 
Designed and managed projects for SCADA / MES system architecture and plant-floor control system architecture for food, beverage, government and chemical process clients. Configured Wonderware Intouch 10.1, Archestra IAS 3.0. servers with plant-wide Ethernet systems. Configured WW Information Server for Reporting, Data Historian, and for Web portal uses. Designed and configured Allen Bradley plant-floor controls communication and I/O systems. Designed and configured AB Sercos fiber networks for motion control (servos and drives). Subcontracted panel design and build, AB PLC programming, HMI screen development and ethernet networking consultants. Created proposals, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Requests for Quote (RFQs), BOM's, Contracts, etc.. Managed and commissioned all projects from MES to plant I/O.

Sr. PLC HMI Controls Engineer

Opti-Solar, Inc
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Hayward, CA
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July 2008 to January 2009

Provided mechanical, hydraulics, pneumatics electrical and software program trouble-shooting commissioning and maintenance support for all Solar Panel fabricating machines in plant. Machines included Allen Bradley PLC, Wonderware HMI, GE Fanuc & Yaskawa robotics, stepper servos, variable frequency drives. Processor types were AB compactlogix, micrologix, and Controllogix, and Yaskawa. Communications supported were DeviceNet, ControlNet, Sercos, Ethernet TCP/IP, Modbus, and Profibus. Configured data trends for most machines for operation diagnostics. Other projects included re-design, software programming, and Wonderware Intouch 9.5 and 10.1 template configurations with the Wonderware Archestra IAS 3.0. Programmed a plant-wide glass ID panel tracking system which included jam detection and bad sensor detection. This program was adapted for use within the vacuum, oven, and backcoater tools. Added analog and digital I/O for software and hardware improvements per process changes. Managed and directed efforts of junior engineers, electricians, and vendors. Provided cost estimates for new projects. Negotiated vendor contracts. Supervised I & C technicians. Directed efforts for in-house and vendor FAT and SAT tests.

Configured and commissioned AB Kinetics

Con-Agra Foods
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Modesto, CA
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May 2008 to June 2008

Modesto, CA. May-June 08 
Configured, programmed and commissioned multi-workstation SCADA system using Wonderware Archestra IAS 3.0 
( Industrial Application Server ) and Wonderware Intouch 10.0 with Allen Bradley 5563 PLC's Controllogix v16. Configured and commissioned AB Kinetics 3000 / 6000. Allen Bradley PowerFlex 40P drives. with Enet 22E comm, other misc instruments / sensors. Managed / directed efforts of junior engineers, electricians, etc. Consulted on redesigns / retrofits of machinery and systems.

Sr. Controls Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Labs ( LLNL )
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Livermore, CA
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May 2007 to April 2008

D.O.E. Project - Designed, programmed and commissioned PLC-HMI projects with Allen Bradley 5556 PLCs. Used RSLogix 5000 (ControlLogix), RSNetworx for ControlNet & DeviceNet., RSView 32 HMI, Intouch Wonderware 9.5 HMI, and AMCI micro stepper motion controller for cryogenic experimental projects. L Clearance

Sr. Controls Engineer

US Gypsum
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Chicago, IL
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May 2006 to May 2007

Programmed and commissioned Allen Bradley 55xx PLCs. Used RSLogix 5000 (ControlLogix), RSNetworx for ControlNet & DeviceNet., Intouch Wonderware 9.5 HMI, & AB PowerFlex 700 Drives for new and existing plant additions. Supervised I & C technicians. Coordinated local trades. Instructed operators on PLC, HMI, and Drive trouble-shooting.

Commissioned a VRU

Vapor Recovery Unit
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March 2006 to April 2006

for an oil and gas separation process using Allen Bradley 5-04 PLC. Used RSView Studio-ME v4.0. Worked with process engineer for process direction for control features. Added / modified PLC and HMI code. Added / corrected field wiring. Added Russian language switch to HMI. Coordinated local trades. Instructed operators on PLC, HMI, operation and trouble-shooting.

Sr. Controls Engineer Commissioned Glass

Corning Glass / Bechtel
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New York, NY
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March 2005 to December 2005

making process using Allen Bradley PLCs and Drives. Used ControlLogix PLC's, RS Networx for ControlNet & DeviceNet., RSLogix 5000, RSView Studio SE, AB KN3000, AB KN6000 , and AB 1336 Plus 2 Drives (w/ 1756-MO8SE w/ Sercos Fiber Ring). Supervised I & C technicians. Coordinated local trades. Instructed operators on PLC, HMI, and Drive trouble-shooting.

Senior I&C Engineer

Chevron
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November 2004 to February 2005

Startup/Commissioning duties for the SGI/SGP Chevron Oil and Gas Plant; which included ESD/DCS/SCADA.

Turbine Commissioning Engineer

TurboEnergy Services
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Washington, DC
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January 2004 to October 2004

PowerPac, TwinPac, MobilePac turbine commissioning and start-up of DCS / SCADA control system. Developed fuel-Air PID tuning algorithms and supervisory alerting systems. Designed panels and wiring per NFPA 79 for support equipment. Supervised I & C technicians. Performed testing and training.

Commissioned

GASP, Inc
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Dublin, CA
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1984 to 2004

Managed Projects, and Personnel with a variety of Allen Bradley DCS PLC, SCADA, HMI, servos, steppers, encoders, drives, etc. for the following companies. 
 
Mercedes, MBUSA Vance, AL Automotive 
International Paper Savanna Pulp & Paper 
M/R Systems Atlanta Water / Wastewater 
Hewlett-Packard Ireland Manufacturing / Packaging 
Precision Engine Controls San Diego / Thailand Turbine Controls 
Tiernan & Patrylo, Inc. Georgia / Canada Manufacturing / Packaging 
Coca-Cola / Bechtel Ireland Process Controls 
Mason & Hanger Lexington, KY. Manufacturing / Packaging 
Phillips Controls Tulsa, OK Food Process 
Energizer Vermont Manufacturing / Packaging 
E-PRO Consulting, Maine Power Substations / SCADA 
Dean Oliver International Atlanta Process Controls 
Boeing / NASA Cape Canaveral, FL System Design 
InControl Alabama Machine Design 
Philip-Morris Atl. / Richmond Manufacturing / Packaging 
General Motors / MCD Georgia Automotive 
Nastech-Torrington Vermont Manufacturing / Packaging 
Tech-Mation Scotland, U.K Manufacturing / Packaging 
Whessoe-Coggins, Inc. Atlanta Ga./ Texas Process Controls 
Dynalogic, Inc./ Pepsi Detroit / Oakland Beverage Process & Packaging 
MSK, Inc. Illinois Machine Design 
Endicon Pharmaceutical N. Georgia Pharmaceutical 
Industrial Energy Appl. Iowa Generator Applications 
Kuether & Assoc., Inc. Missouri Power Substations / SCADA 
Oglethorpe Power Co. Georgia Power Substations / SCADA 
Georgia Power Co. Georgia Power Substations / SCADA 
 
Key Word Search 
PLC, Allen Bradley, Factory Talk, ControlLogix, PLC5, SLC, MicroLogix, Modicon, GEFanuc, Omron, PanelBuilder, PanelView, PanelViewPlus, Wonderware ,InTouch Archestra IAS Industrial Application Server, SCADA HMI , RSView, RSView32/ME/SE, SCADA, MMI, HMI, RSSQL, RSLogix 5 / 500 / 5000, RSNetworx for ControlNet & DeviceNet, 
Pressure Transmitters, Level Transmitters, Flow Transmitters, Temperature Sensors and Transmitters, Analysis (pH, SO2 and TDS), Gas sensors for SO2, NH3 and H2S, Process Control Valves, Pressure Relief Valves, Pressure Regulating Valves, Gauges 
Factory Talk, FactoryTalk, I&C Design, Panel Design, Process Controls Design, Machine & Motion Controls Design, SQL and Access Database Interfacing for trending, and data storage reporting, Start-up and Commissioning Engineer / Lead / Director / Project Manager

Education

B.S.E.E.

Auburn Univ

1988