Controls Technician Resume Sample

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Seeking a senior controls tech position or other opportunity utilizing extensive technical expertise and demonstrated success in the food production, avionics, and defense industries.
Strong background as senior technician, PLC specialist, lead engineer, and technical team leader on a wide range of projects involved with automated production line systems, startup of new production lines and systems, PLC engineering, on-site troubleshooting of technical problems, component-level repairs and modifications of avionics systems, and the software associated with these operations. Held a Secret Security Clearance for defense-related work.

Leading and supervising technical teams, training and team building, project planning and new line startups, implementing cost controls, meeting strict deadlines, ensuring timely completion of sensitive projects, conducting performance evaluations, and seeking opportunities to cut costs while enhancing quality and performance.

Attending and participating in technical workshops and training sessions, conducting on-site technical demonstrations to new staff, employee relations, production of detailed reports, developing new technical solutions, and building productive and profitable working relationships.
HERSHEY CANDY COMPANY, Cleveland, Tennessee
1988 - Present
Controls Technician
• Currently serve as Controls Tech on a rotating shift at Hershey working primarily with Modicon 984CPU running on Modsoft software and Quantum486 using Proworx software. Responsibilities include operating and troubleshooting 16 intercommunicating PLCs operating within area of responsibility.
• Assigned to ensure production flow, quality control, and technical maintenance for the Twix 1 & 2 baked candy lines, a continuous batching process using numerous weight, flow, PID heating and cooling loops, pressure sensors, temperature probes, and traced and cooling control valves on water.
• Additionally assigned to set up a third baked cookie / candy line utilizing Device Net, Allen Bradley Control Logix, and related new technology. Previously involved in two other startups for new lines.
• In-house equipment and technical expertise includes K-Tron Feeders, Kistler-Morse Weight Feeders, Yokogawa & Micromotion Flow Meters, Fisher Control Valves, Anderson & Rosemont Pressure Transmitters, 4-20 Input / Output Modules, AC (115VAC) Input / Output Modules, High Speed Counters, Gas Burner Ovens, PID Cascaded Heating & Cooling Loops, and Intouch Screens.
1986 - 1988
Systems Engineer Specialist / Supervisor
• Trained and supervised eight engineers on Missile System, Test Stations, and Electronics Repair Labs for an on-site depot repair facility. Served as Engineering Lead, coordinated all maintenance on a daily basis, and ensured quality for all repairs taken to the component level.
1984 - 1986
Senior Systems Engineer
• Responsible for operating and maintaining three RF-Field Maintenance Test Stations used in testing and repair of Ground-to-Air Missile Systems components and Black Boxes. Took repairs to the component level, including transmitters, receivers, high and low voltage power supplies, tuning circuits, regulators, and signal digital processors.
1982 - 1984
Systems Engineer
• Worked closely with Design Engineers on a prototype automatic test station for the U.S. Army Ground-to-Air Intercept Missile System, with a unique three-level testing system.
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT COMPANY, Los Angeles, California - Virginia Beach, Virginia
1979 - 1982
Associate Engineer / Test Engineer
• Assigned to the F-14 Modification Group with responsibility for incorporating a major modification on the F-14 Missile Processor System. Conducted compatibility testing of radar components on ATE test stations, tested and repaired all modified units and test stations, and performed repairs to the component level.
UNITED STATES NAVY, Oceana, Virginia
1973 - 1979
Avionics Technician
• Served as Avionics Tech on intermediate-level repair on F-14 fighter jet radar and avionics systems for the United States Navy. Honorably discharged. Attended 23 months of Class A, B & C USN electronics schools.
Continuing Education & Technical Training Courses
• Allen-Bradley Control Logic Course, 1-Week, 2002
• Modicon PLC Training, 2-Weeks, 1995
• K-Tron Loss in Weight Feeders, 1-Week, 1993
• Motion Control Course, 1-Week, 1991
• Creonics Motion Control Course, 1-Week, 1991
• Adept Robotics School, 1-Week, 1989
• General Electric PLC School, 1-Week, 1989
• Surface-to-Air Radar Test Station, Hughes Aircraft, 1981
• F-14 Radar Module Test Station, 1978
• F-14 Radar Low Frequency Test Station, 6-Weeks, 1978
• F-14 Radar Computer Test Station School, 12-Weeks, 1975
• Advanced Aviation Electronics School, 26-Weeks, 1974
• Aviation Electronics School, 14-Weeks, 1973
• Navy Basic Electricity Training, 4-Weeks, 1973
Electronics Engineering Studies
• Successfully completed 36 hours of technical studies.
GOLDEN GATE UNIVERSITY, Virginia Beach, Virginia
Business Management Studies
LEES-McRAE COLLEGE, Banner Elk, North Carolina
• Played Defensive Back on the Lees-McRae Football Team

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