Systems Engineer @ Applied Control Technologies, Inc.
Electrical Engineer @ SI Group
Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineer @ Albemarle
B.S, Electrical Engineering @
The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
I am a husand who loves his wife, a father who loves his daughter, and an engineer who works diligently at his job. In everything I do, I strive to excel and give my all. I do not settle for satisfactory, but I take pleasure in working hard in my relationships, in my home, and as an
I am a husand who loves his wife, a father who loves his daughter, and an engineer who works diligently at his job. In everything I do, I strive to excel and give my all. I do not settle for satisfactory, but I take pleasure in working hard in my relationships, in my home, and as an engineer.
Electrical Engineer @ Continuation of position within Albemarle due to company acquisition. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Electrical, Instrumentation, and Controls Engineer @ Provide technical support and oversight for E&I technicians during construction and equipment troubleshooting.
Facilitate chemical production by investigating abnormal conditions to diagnose root cause and resolve issues in a timely, effective manner.
Consult with chemical and mechanical engineers during project scoping to ensure good engineering practices for electrical, instrumentation, and controls are followed.
Contribute knowledge of electrical, instrumentation, and controls to process improvement activities such as kaizen, process hazard analysis (PHA), and layers of protection analysis (LOPA).
Research state-of-the-art in asset management techniques and provide recommendations to plant leadership.
Lead incident investigations relating to faulty electrical equipment when necessary.
Improve current infrastructure by implementing projects for reliability, health, safety, and environmental (HS&E), and cost savings. Several example projects included below:
• Supervised $200M project to upgrade packaging robot electrical controls. Items of interest included servos, industrial PC, HMI and control system programming, safety barriers (light curtains, gate switches, emergency stops, etc.), conveyor system modifcation, and positioning sensors.
• Upgraded temperature control system on a vessel to reduce emissions while preventing pump cavitation.
• Converted obsolete caustic blending system to DeltaV to reduce variability and process upsets due to incorrect blending.
• Upgraded controls for fuel gas feed to burner resulting in over $50M year-over-year savings from reduction in temperature variation. From June 2011 to August 2014 (3 years 3 months) Electrical and Instrumentation Intern (2nd) @ Working in the Maintenance department at the Orangeburg, SC plant.
-Assigned tasks with the DeltaV digital automation system for controlling processes, as well as the PI System (i.e. PI ProcessBook, and PI System Explorer).
-Research and preparation for short circuit analysis/Arc Flash study onsite.
-Shadowed and assisted electrical P.E. in instrument maintenance and design. From May 2010 to July 2010 (3 months) Electrical and Instrumentation Intern @ Summer Intern in Electrical Maintenance Engineering Department. Worked for two months at the Process Development Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
-Initialized preventive maintenance work on the instrumentation related to safety critical alarms and interlocks and introduced to the Arc Flash safety and protection program.
-Learned about selecting equipment, quotes/purchasing, and different types of technical drawing (e.g. loop drawing, P&IDs). From June 2009 to July 2009 (2 months) Construction/Contracting @ Learned the trade of a contractor: painted rooms, stained wooden stairs, applied molding, installed ceiling tiles/showerheads/doorknobs, adjusted doorframes, etc. From June 2008 to July 2008 (2 months)
Master of Science (M.S.), Electrical and Electronics Engineering, 3.80 GPA @ University of South Carolina-Columbia From 2013 to 2017 B.S, Electrical Engineering, 3.50 GPA @ The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina From 2007 to 2011 Providence High School From 2003 to 2007
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