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J. D. Phillips
Cell 858-926-9702 Last Updated – 12/21/2015
28+ years Industrial Controls Experience SCADA / PLC Automation Project Engineer & Manager
PLC Controls System Designer and Programmer Controls Engineer / Consultant / Commission / Start-up
Expert HMI Designer and Programmer I & C Design, Controls System Integrator
Allen Bradley PLC Expert Wonderware Intouch Expert, Archestra – lite experience
HMI Data Historian FTView Factory Talk Expert B.S. Electrical Engineer - Auburn Univ. ‘88
Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills U.S. Citizen - Will Travel – Intl / Domestic
Experience with Yaskawa Servos, Fanuc Robotics Lite experience- SQL, AutoCad, C, C++, VB, OSI
Monarch, OSI PI, SAP
Summary / Objective
A Senior Electrical Controls Electrical Engineer / Project Manager,w/ BSEE. Extensive experience as a Project Manager
and 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. Have passport – will travel…!
Automation Services & Personnel, llc Global Assignments Jan 2012-Present
Sr. Project Controls Engineer. Designed multiple PLC control and operation panels. Developed Allen Bradley
Compact, Micro, 1756, 1747 PLCs , with RS Logix 5000 and Studio 5000 Logix, Studio 5000 View. Used DeviceNet,
ControlNet, DNP3,Modbus, ProfiBus, and EtherNet communications. Developed FactoryTalk View SE HMI v7.0.
Configured FactoryTalk Historian SE. Developed Wonderware HMI with Intouch and Archestra. 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 ). Designed and Retro-fitted control systems to
conform with NEC, NFPA, and UL508. Provided fully commissioned and validated systems with training manuals.
Managed vendor installation, purchasing, and scheduling.
Project Manager for Ignition Automation Project:
2 years with integration of an Ignition Automation project with over 5,000 different OPC tag points monitoring an entire
Nuclear Facility monitoring system.
- Redundant Ignition Gateway implementation with Microsoft SQL historical storage with the Ignition SQL Bridge
module and Reporting Module for quick sensor output modeling and tracking
- Scheduling and delivering of critical plant processes and alerts utilizing SMTP mail servers and automatically generated
- Added custom Jython scripting to specific OPC tags for the purpose of unique sensor calculations for linear, logarithmic,
and statistical analysis of plant monitoring and control
- Developed custom interface designs to meet facility Operations and Maintenance needs and ISA 18.2 Alarm
URS / Idaho National Lab ( INL ) D.O.E Idaho Falls, ID April 2011-Dec 2011
Sr. Project Controls Engineer / SME / Project Manager 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.
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Lockheed Martin / D.O.E. Richland, WA. May 2010-April 2011
Sr. Power Substation Project Engineer / Manager for D.O.E Project. 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.
Automation Services & Personnel, Inc. 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.
Opti-Solar, Inc. Hayward,CA. July 08-Jan 09
Sr. PLC HMI Controls Engineer. 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 Robotics & Yaskawa, stepper servos, AB 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. Configured RSBatch / FTBatch for multiple process
batch selections within Wonderware touch panel. 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.
Con-Agra Foods 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.
Lawrence Livermore National Labs ( LLNL ) Livermore, CA May 07 – April 08
Sr. Controls Engineer 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
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US Gypsum ( USG ) Chicago IL May 06 – May 07
Sr. Controls Engineer 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
KBM Kazakhstan March-April 2006
Commissioned a VRU ( Vapor Recovery Unit ) 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.
Corning Glass / Bechtel New York / Taiwan March 2005-Dec 2005
Sr. Controls Engineer Commissioned Glass 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.
Chevron Kazakhstan Nov 2004-Feb 2005
Senior I&C Engineer,
Startup/Commissioning duties for the SGI/SGP Chevron Oil and Gas Plant; which included ESD/DCS/SCADA.
TurboEnergy Services Washington, DC Jan 2004-Oct 2004
Turbine Commissioning Engineer
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.
Automation Services and Personnel, llc. San Diego / Dublin, CA 1984- 2004
Designed, Installed, Programmed, Commissioned, 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. Atlanta / Canada Manufacturing / Packaging
Coca-Cola / Bechtel Ireland Batch 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
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Whessoe-Coggins, Inc. Atlanta Ga./ Texas Process Controls
Pepsi / Dynalogic, Inc. Detroit / Oakland Beverage Process & Packaging
MSK, Inc. Illinois Machine Design
Endicon Pharmaceutical N. Georgia Batch Process 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, MES Historian, SCADA HMI , RSView,
RSView32/ME/SE, SCADA, MMI, HMI, RSSQL, RSLogix 5 / 500 / 5000, RSNetworx for ControlNet & DeviceNet, RSBatch,
Pressure Transmitters, Level Transmitters, Flow Transmitters, Temperature Sensors and Transmitters, Analysis (pH, SO2 and
TDS), Gas sensors forSO2, 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
General Salary & Rates
Contract / 1099 / W2:
Domestic - US
From home , $50 per hour, with travel to customer site as necessary,
On-site, less than 18 months, $85 ph plus expenses, travel door-to-door
On-site, greater than 18 months, $75 ph plus expenses, travel door-to-door
Negotiable $, expenses, travel door-to-door
Most US locations, $120K, relo, Bens, 3 weeks vac, expenses
Most California locations, $150K, relo, Bens, 3 weeks vac, expenses
Prefer San Diego CA., or Asheville, NC. - provided salary/rate is above rent and taxes.
San Francisco, CA, @ $160K
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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience from a background of manufacturing, design or construction
Knowledge of process, utility and building control systems.
Knowledge of cGMP guidelines, experience in generation of controlled documents
Ability to edit engineering drawings and specifications.
Knowledge of ISA standards and practices for instrumentation.
Knowledge of PID control theories and techniques.
Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, and associated programming languages.
Knowledge of computer aided manufacturing automation.
Ability to operate the Siemens Apogee building management system
Ability to utilize SAP
Good organizational and time utilization skills.
Good interpersonal skills with an ability to interact well with a variety of personalities,
discipline skills and educational levels.
Good written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to invest time in excess of an 8-hour day or 40-hour week to expedite or
complete assignments as required.
Ability to comply with cGMP requirements (gowning, documentation, and procedures)
for performing work within the manufacturing facility.
Working knowledge of PC based programs and systems.
Ability to work independently on routine tasks with no direct supervision.