Darrel Baker

10/20/13

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CONTROLS ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN

STRATEGY | LEADERSHIP | PERFORMANCE

 

Accomplished engineering professional with extensive experience leading the design, development and implementation of high-performance technology solutions. Dynamic, creative thinker with in depth knowledge of Project and Controls engineering. Strategic based background specializing in design and implementation of complex engineering solutions; excellent scheduling management skills and capabilities to handle multiple projects simultaneously. Ability to leverage operations and technology to exceed objectives. Dedicated, detail-oriented professional, with exceptional leadership skills. Proficient with both computer hardware and software.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE

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Project Design, Engineering

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Strategic Analysis and Planning

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Project Management

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Team Building, Leadership

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Large Projects, Budgets

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Time management

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Game Changer

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Cost Reduction

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Managing Risks and Controls

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Process Efficiency Improvements

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Training

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Troubleshooting


Professional Experience

Diamond Innovations Inc., Columbus, OH
Controls Engineering
7/1987 to Present
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Design, develop, install, managing and/or maintaining equipment which is used to monitor and control engineering systems, machinery and processes

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Instrumental in installation and start up of many of the new control systems in the plant

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Program different types of PLC controls and different control platforms

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Skilled in programming SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) devices and HMI (Human Machine Interface) controllers

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Troubleshoot both processes and equipment

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Subject matter expert and one of the most sought after technical resources in department

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Ensure that systems and processes operate effectively, efficiently and safely

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Test, maintain and modify existing systems; analyze data and present findings in written reports

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Manage operations; project manage within cost and time constrained environments

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Work collaboratively with design engineers, operation engineers, purchasers and other internal staff

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Liaise with clients, suppliers, contractors and relevant authorities

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Utilize solid knowledge of NFPA70E

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Understand power distribution and controls from high voltage to low voltage

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Proficient with both computer hardware and software

International Paper
Instrument Electrician

3/1980 to 10/1988

bulletProgram different types of PLC controls and different control platforms
bulletTroubleshoot and repair control instruments for measurement and control of flows, levels, temperatures, consistency, pressure and vacuums
bulletTroubleshoot and repair high and low voltage switch gear, variable speed A/C and D/C drives, programmable controllers, and relay logic
bulletUnderstand and maintain power distribution and controls from high voltage to low voltage
Conrail
Assistant Signal Maintainer

11/1976 to 10/1978

bulletMaintain track circuits for central train control, and track crossings
bulletConstructed and repaired the pole line
United States Coast Guard
Electricians Mate

10/1972 to 10/1976

bulletMaintain shipboard and ship to shore power circuits
bulletMaintain main propulsion motors and generators
bulletVietnam era veteran


SPECIALIZED TRAINING

General Electric Proficy CIMPLICITY Fundamentals: 

October 2012

Course focused on the multiple aspects of project configuration.  Valuable hands-on lab exercises are provided which guide students through the building and modification of the HMI application.

Charmille Training: 

November 2004

Repair and maintenance training for Charmille RoboForm 350 Die Sinking cutter; in depth training on this precision electrical discharge eroding machine.

Green Belt GE Six Sigma Training:

May 2000

Six Sigma problem solving process applied to improving equipment engineering for the ABB Isopress. (Green Belt Project)

Pycnometer Training:

March 1997

Theory and repair of pycnometer measuring equipment.

Advanced Laser Training:

June 1994

Maintenance and repair of Signature Marking Laser, given by Control Laser, Inc., Orlando FL. Course covered alignment, optics, programming, troubleshooting and regular maintenance.

Multimode and TEM00 Laser School:

December 1991

Maintenance and repair of Multimode and TEM00 Laser, by Control Laser, Inc., Orlando FL. Course covered alignment, optics, programming, troubleshooting and regular maintenance.

General Electric Series 90 Programmable Controller: 

September 1991

Programming, process control, troubleshooting and repair, given by Industry Services Engineering Department General Electric Co.

Xycom Computer Training:

February 1988

Training course on the xycom process control computers; instruction on card function,troubleshooting and repair.

Computer Instrument Electrician School:

February 1987

Four month course on digital equipment. DDC Control, Interlock, and Central Computer Control (CCC).

Siltron DC Drive, AF-400 Variable Speed and Variable Frequency Drives:

June 1985

Training on setup, troubleshooting and repair of the electronics in the drive controllers.

Instrument Electrician School:

December 1984

92 hour course given by International Paper Co. for cross over training combining two crafts.

Electronic Instrumentation:

May 1982

 School on electronic process measuring and control devices.

Pneumatic Instrumentation: 

May 1981

School on pneumatic process measuring and control devices.

References Available Upon Request

 

 

 

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