I have received a number of requests regarding resumes, so I thought the best thing I could do was post a sample resume.
In truth, this is my resume. I have used this format for years and it has served me well. I did change my contact information for this situation, though.
I know writing a resume can be a tough. Finding the right words can be hard. Feel free to use or modify any of the phrases you see below, as long as they actually apply to your experience, of course.
To get some tips on resume writing, look at my post on Get That Engineering Job – The Tricks To Writing A Resume That Scores.
RESUME OF NEAL K. BABCOCK
PLC Programmer and Electrical Controls Designer
3030 Winchester Drive email@example.com
Tucson, AZ, 12345 Ph. (123) 456-7890
Twenty years of experience in Electrical Engineering and Programming control components used for industrial automation, specifically:
- PLC specification and programming, including configuration of digital and analog I/O
- Allen-Bradley PLCs, including the SLC 500, ControlLogix, CompactLogix and PLC-5 families
- Omron, Texas Instruments and Modicon PLCs
- Project Management and Scheduling, including coordinating outside contractors
- SCADA and HMI planning, configuration and programming, including RSView32 and Wonderware
- Machine control circuitry and motor control design, including safety circuits and adherence to the NEC and NFPA codes
- AutoCAD, custom scripts, associated software and PC architecture
- Machine prototype design, analysis and machine qualification
- Servo drives and associated systems
- Allen-Bradley and Reliance variable frequency drives (VFD)
- Field installation and start-up
Industries and Applications
- Water Treatment – screening, filtration, flocculation, pumping, distribution
- Wastewater Treatment – screening, sedimentation, filtering, aeration, pumping
- Semiconductors – slurry blending and distribution
- Food Processing and Packaging – cereal, soup, cake mix, infant formula, pet food
- Liquid Filling and Packaging – liquid soap, food and industrial chemicals
- Pulp And Paper Lines – diapers, hygiene products
- Control Rooms – nuclear and coal fired power plants
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- Generation of proposals, including project definition, cost estimates, project functional specifications, schedules and change order tracking
- Resource management, including contractors, vendors, software and hardware
- Client interface and customer service
Controls Design and Programming
- PLC programming software, primarily RSLogix 500 and RSLogix 5000
- SCADA design and configuration with RSView32, FactoryTalk and WonderWare
- Electrical design, schematic diagrams and AutoCAD
- Field installation and startup
Contracted to DLT&V Systems Engineering, Phoenix, Arizona
April 2006 – November 2008
Project: Replace Obsolete Control System in Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants
Initial responsibilities included reverse engineering and documenting the control algorithms in an obsolete GE/Parsons system used to control wastewater and water treatment facilities for the City of Phoenix. The GE/Parsons was being replaced by hardware and software from Control Systems International, but the functional aspects of the existing control process was to be maintained.
The new system (UCOS) integrates with the I/O in the existing local PLCs to control the equipment. UCOS provides all of the necessary tools to create a complete SCADA system.
As my group produced the necessary documentation, I was promoted to Project Manager. My additional responsibilities included:
- Interfacing with City of Phoenix engineering and management personnel to facilitate communication with the contractors and resolve discrepancies
- Integrating improvements into the existing process control algorithms
- Preparing budgets and man-hour projections
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- Reporting the status of the project to the City of Phoenix in bi-weekly meetings
- Creating start-up plans and procedures that would maintain full plant functionality
- Providing administrative management to my group, including performance reviews and salary compensation recommendations
CONTROL SYSTEMS DESIGNER
Contracted to the Tetra Systems, Tempe, Arizona
June 2005 to February 2006
Functions include generating the electrical design required to replace the existing controls system in a Freescale (Motorola) semiconductor fab with an Emerson DCS system. The new system included 2500 I/O points with numerous operator stations, data and alarm logging, increased reliability and hardware redundancy.
PLC PROGRAMMER and HMI DESIGNER
Aerotek, Inc., contracted to the Celerity Group, Tempe, Arizona
July 2004 to May 2005
Responsibilities include PLC programming, HMI and SCADA design for automatic slurry batching tools for the semiconductor industry. These tools utilize Allen-Bradley SLC 500 series PLCs, RSView32 SCADA systems and PanelView HMIs to blend the proper constituents for polishing wafers. The tools are controlled and operated locally by an SLC and a PanelView. The PLCs are networked to provide a SCADA system using RSView32.
PLC PROGRAMMER and HMI DESIGNER
Imperial, Ltd., contracted to Textileather Corporation, Toledo, Ohio
November 2003 to February 2004
Responsibilities include PLC programming and the electrical design of an automatic batching system that mixes oils and solids for use in vinyl manufacturing. This system enables the operator to choose a formula from a pre-existing set and specify the number of batches he wishes to mix, while keeping each ingredient’s weight to within a 1% tolerance. Administrators may add, delete and revise formulas as desired through a TCP touchscreen.
Additional projects involve PLC programming of various web handling equipment using the Allen-Bradley SLC 500 family of processors and RSLogix.
Duties include developing project scopes and specifications for contractor bidding, creating all electrical diagrams and I/O schematics necessary for construction, specifying and ordering the required electrical components, generating the screens for the HMI, contractor management, system start-up and maintenance support.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT and SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR
April 1996 to October 2003
Project management, web development, CGI scripting, online database-driven e-commerce, online instruction and testing, server and workstation specification, installation and start-up, customer support, software and hardware administration, data backup, firewall and security administration, Windows NT and Linux.
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Employment History (continued)
PROJECT MANAGER and PLC PROGRAMMER
Betco Corporation, Toledo, Ohio
March 1998 to January 2000
Managed a chemical batching and distribution project that involved automating a process by interfacing a Modicon PLC to SQL. Also upgraded the operation of various liquid filling machines and implemented SCADA. Performed start-up, HMI development and SQL server interfacing. Provided system support after project was complete.
ITS, contracted to Professional Supply, Inc., Fremont, Ohio
April 1995 to April 1996
Functions included the electrical design, VFD integration, programming and start-up of industrial heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems for clients such as General Motors, Goodyear Tire & Rubber and Ford Motor Company. These systems consist of Opto-22 I/O controlled by a SCADA network of PCs operating under control of a VB program. Also responsible for developing and implementing AutoCAD standards and symbols for the electrical department.
Matrix Technologies, Inc., Toledo, Ohio
April 1994 to April 1995
Primary responsibilities include PLC programming and start-up of various automatic systems for assorted clients including Campbell Soups, Chrysler and Abbot Laboratories with Allen-Bradley, Texas Instruments and Modicon controllers. Also responsible for the generation and configuration of SCADA systems using Wonderware.
Procter and Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio January 1992 to April 1994
Cold Jet, Inc., Loveland, Ohio May 1990 to January 1992
Belcan Corporation, Cincinnati, Ohio May 1989 to May 1990
PCS Technologies, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio November 1987 to September 1989
BGP Services, Cincinnati, Ohio August 1987 to November 1987
Procter & Gamble Co., Jackson, Tennessee April 1987 to August 1987
Vulcan-Hart Corporation, Baltimore, Maryland August 1986 to April 1987
Lever Brothers Company, Baltimore, Maryland December 1985 to August 1986
Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology
Bowling Green State University
References provided upon request