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RESUME AS MODIFIED 21 Apr 2014

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RESUME AS MODIFIED 21 Apr 2014

  1. 1. JAMES R. PRENDERGAST 807 South Middlebush Road, Somerset, NJ 08873 732-874-0385 Phone jimpren1950@gmail.com • ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING • AUTOMATION AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING • PL ANT EN GIN EERIN G AN D MAN AGEMEN T • FIEL D SERVIC E • FIEL D SERVIC E MAN AGEMEN T • PROC ESS IN ST RUMEN T AT ION EN GIN EERIN G, IN ST AL L AT ION AN D FIEL D SERVIC E • AUT OMAT ION , DC S AN D EL ECT RIC AL DIST RIBUT ION SY ST EM DESIGN , FABRIC AT ION , IN ST ALL AT ION AN D MAIN T EN ANC E AutoCAD ~ AutoCAD Electrical~ Automation, Machinery Control, DCS and SCADA System Design and Fabrication~ Process Control and Recording Instrumentation Specialist ~Instrumentation Installation and Maintenance~ Plant Engineering and Management Experience Industrious, dedicated Professional with 30 plus years of experience. Successfully ran a field sales and servicing business, including supervising employees and independent contractors. Excellent background designing, building and repairing equipment in the field. Committed to maintaining ongoing communication with all affected parties, and to finishing every job to the customer’s satisfaction. Outstanding equipment design skills, as demonstrated by saving General Electric over $1 million per year by designing and selling equipment that dramatically increased production. Excel in customer relations and negotiations. Work well with customers in developing proper product placement commensurate with their needs by employing extensive technical knowledge and proven listening and comprehension skills. Excellent grasp of Hydraulics, Pneumatics and Mechanics, both in design and practice. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE UNI Engineering-Hightstown, NJ 11/2013 to Present Instrument and Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electrical Systems Designer. • Develop Instrumentation Plan, BOM, and Quotations for specific projects. • Specify all Instrumentation and Controls, Electrical Systems required to meet project needs. This includes VFD’s, Motors, Starters, and Cable Schedules. • RFID Sytems, Photoelectric, Capacitive, Level, Radar/Ultrasonic Sensors specifying and application. • Work from P&ID Drawings to determine instrument location and function when required. • Write Instrument Specifications, which include all the inputs and outputs, location and functions. Specify correct PLC CPU, Power Supplies, I/O Modules, and Rack Type, if required. • Produce instrumentation schematics and electrical schematics and wiring diagrams using AutoCAD Electrical. • Develop PLC I/O list, including locations and function and tags. • Create and maintain Instrument List, including vendor recommendations. • Create and send out RFQ’s to prospective bidders. • Work with other department to develop Conduit and Cable Schedule, if not covered under my normal scope of work.
  2. 2. • Produce Loop Wiring Diagrams for individual instruments, if project requires them. • Field Surveys for As Built Drawings and Documentation of existing infrastructure for documentation and upgrades/modifcations to existing systems. • PLC Programming and Documentation. • Detailed Mechanical Drawings for Instrumentation and Electrical Enclosure Layouts. • Design and Specify Wire and Cable Schedules, Cable Tray, Conduit Schedules. • Proficient in the use of ETAP, PIPE FLO PRO, PRO FLOW3 Software Packages. • Proficient in the use of WinEST. • Proficient in the use of AutoCAD Electrical through Version 2014. • Proficient in the use of A-B RS Logix500, 5000 and Factory Talk. Experienced with Direct Logic, Omron Ladder and Function Block Programming, Software and Hardware. • Some experience with Siemens Sysmac, Schneider Electric Modicon Unity Pro software and hardware. • Power Distribution, Load Shedding, Arc Flash Calculations, SCCR Calculations. • Knowledgeable in UL508A, NFPA70E, NFPA79, etc. TEMPORARY CONTRACT ENGINEERING SERVICES 4/2013 to 11/2013 Operated as Independent Corporation during this period. • Electrical Design Engineering Services for various companies as Independent Contract Engineering Firm. • Automation Systems for multiple industries, including Hydraulics, Conveyor Systems, Automated Assembly Systems and Machinery. • System Upgrades from Relay Logic to PLC based logic. • Experienced in the Design of High and Low Pressure Hydraulic Control Systems • Experienced in UL508A and NFPA79 based Safety Systems, Guarding and Personnel Protection. • Safety Assessments and Upgrades to meet current standards. • Contract PLC and HMI Programming. • Design to Written and Verbal Specifications. • Designs include Bill of Materials, Project Management Control Documents, Operational Manuals, Start up Procedures. • Design complete electrical systems from P&ID documents. • Skilled with electrical design using AutoCAD Electrical (CADE), but also able to draft by hand if required. I can also re-create hand-drafted drawings into CADE for updating and digital storage. • Experienced with the extrusion process, downstream processing, piping, pumps and motors, pressure sensing and regulation, flow, volumetric measurement and control equipment. • Skilled with the ability to specify, install and operate discreet control and measurement instrumentation, such as process controls, chart recorders, data acquisition, as well as process sensors of all types. ABP INDUCTION-North Brunswick, NJ 7/ 2012- 11/2012 Electrical Engineer- Contract Position • Design Control Systems for Induction Furnaces using AutoCAD Electrical • Both New Systems and Retrofits/Upgrades • Specified Materials Based on System Requirements • Produced Bill of Materials and other required documentation • Provided both Electrical and Mechanical Designs for Systems • Converted Relay Logic Systems to PLC Based Systems
  3. 3. • Set up and Manage Project Folders in AutoCAD Electrical • Utilized Pressure, Temperature, Flow and Level Sensing Devices • Designed Hydraulic and Evaporative Cooling Systems • Designed and Modified Power Systems to Component Level • Systems from 1500 kW to 25 MW ANDRITZ HYDRO INC. 12/2012-2/2013 Electrical Design Engineer- Contract Position • Electric Design for Hydroelectric Power Generation Systems. • Design from customer specifications complete hydroelectric systems, including all control mechanisms, hydraulics and controls, pneumatics and controls and power distribution. • PLC upgrades from existing relay logic systems, as well as rebuilding older relay logic systems and developing hybrid systems using both PLC and relay logic technologies. • Field service and onsite installation and troubleshooting. • Field commissioning, writing procedures for commissioning and calibration procedures. • Designing all aspects of the system, including hydraulic and pneumatic systems and their controls. • Pressure, volume, flow, interlocking devices and logic. • Systems to several megawatts. High voltage grid and line generation systems. • Responsible for complete system design and system upgrades from relay to PLC logic controls. • HMI and PLC programming. • Mechanical design as well as electrical. • High interest level in developing natural resources and renewable energy sources. • Familiar with Hydraulic Fracturing practice and water treatment systems for site cleanup. • Special interest in site remediation technology and developing on site mobile water treatment systems. BELVAC PRODUCTION MACHINERY- Lynchburg, VA 1/2012 – 8/2012 Electrical Engineer - Contract Position • Designing Electrical Control Systems using AutoCAD Electrical for complex High Speed Can Manufacturing Machinery. • Programming PLC Systems, A-B & Siemens, Omron. • Produce Bill of Materials and all other required documentation. • Publish Approval, Production and As Built Drawings. • Design Electrical Control Systems for High Speed Canning Machinery. Systems include high voltage areas; up 480 VAC/3PH. Systems contain Motor Drive and Control Components, such as VFD’s. • Designed and set up Ethernet and Device Net communications between PLC and VFD’s, as well as other devices. • Produce systems designs on AutoCAD Electrical 2011 and 2012. Systems are designed to meet NEC Codes and are CE Compliant. • Set up and manage Project Folders in AutoCAD Electrical. • Determine what devices and components used in system being designed. • Work with Vendors to insure correct application of their products. CG AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS USA INC- SPRINGFIELD, NJ 5/2011 -11/2011 Manufacturers of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) Systems Engineering Manager • Managed Systems Engineering Department • Directly Responsible for (4) Engineers and (1) Draftsman
  4. 4. • Engineered SCADA Systems for Transportation and Utilities • ISO Certified Company, insured ISO Procedures adhered to • Reviewed and approved or corrected all Systems designs • *Reviewed and approved or corrected all System drawings • Advised System Engineers on project designs • Managed approximately 45 Projects simultaneously • Performed Final Inspection on all completed systems • Interacted with customers as designated point of contact with customers • Interacted with Vendors, specified products used in systems • Engineered Systems and drew them on AutoCAD when work load high • Sat on ISO Committee • Represented Systems Engineering Department at weekly status meetings • Reported directly to the company President PRO-FORM PACKAGING- DUNELLEN, NJ 2010-5/2011 Custom Thermoformers of Plastic Materials Plant Engineer • Oversee all plant facilities and maintenance. • Assist in production tooling design for existing and new products. • Instituted maintenance management programs for preventive and ongoing maintenance. • Instituted cost controls and management for machinery and facilities, designed to reduce down time and increase both machine and personnel productivity. • Instituted spending controls and streamlined maintenance procedures and scheduling. • Developing and instituting energy management systems to reduce overall energy consumption by re- designing electric heating systems used in production equipment, and installation of automated environmental control equipment. • Specified materials when called for, obtained pricing and delivery, coordinated deliveries to meet manufacturing/fabrication scheduling. • Provided interface between vendors and customers. • Set up job site work force and provided on-site project management services. • Prepared installation and set up procedures. • Proficient in AutoCAD Electrical. Latest version used 2013. • RS Logix 5000 and 500, Factory Talk. • High level of experience in the use of Discreet Instrumentation, such as Process Controls, Data Acquisition Devices (Chart Recorders, etc.) • Experienced Hands on Troubleshooting of devices and systems in the field. • Fully capable of system fabrication and field installation and integration when necessary. HAMPTON CONTROLS- Wendel, PA 1997 – 2010 Electrical Engineer • Designed, quoted, and drew AutoCAD electrical and mechanical drawings. • Oversaw and fabricated industrial systems and performed PLC programming. • Provided extensive telephone troubleshooting of complex technical systems. • Interacted daily with customers, vendors, and contractors. • Maintained constant communication between affected parties. • Developed and conducted technical seminars and field presentations of proposals.
  5. 5. • Performed vendor and inventory management. • Experienced in field sales work. • Experienced in field service work. • Sales management and training. • Participated in trade shows on local and national level. • Experienced presenter in customer seminars. • Experienced public speaker. • Performed services, design and managed vendors to coordinate work procedures for customers. • Planned and executed development projects for industrial systems. • Built prototype circuitry from schematics and sketches. • Provided advanced procedures for calibration, repair, preventive maintenance, troubleshooting and installation of industrial control systems. • Documented instruments and process control systems, which involved knowledge of mechanical and electrical instrumentation and understanding of process control loops and process control systems. • Designed and troubleshot circuitry and systems. • Utilized understanding of electrical/mechanical schematics and wiring and panel drawings to identify root cause and appropriate corrective action for equipment problems. • Gained experience in all aspects of product development from conceptual design to production release, manufacturing, project management and documentation. Strong background in design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for precision assembly. • Successfully used technical background and experience in developing markets. • Performed classical engineering analyses, including static and dynamic loading, thermal/heat transfer, vibration, and stress. • Initiated, maintained and monitored schedules and costs, resulting in finalizing projects on target and within budget 100% of the time. • Integrated subcomponents into larger systems. EDUCATION VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY Villanova,PA BSEE -ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING MILITARY EXPERIENCE U.S. MARINE CORPS Sergeant • Trained in telecommunications electronics installation and repair. • Given two meritorious promotions for achieving top ranking in field. • Awarded Marine Corps Leatherneck Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership skills.

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