Project Engineer

Name : BillDelano
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : round lake,il
Job Title Project Engineer
Relocation Preferences : chicago to milwaukee
Objective : My primary focus is to secure a position where I can deliver a top notch product or service to the customer and meet or exceed their expectations.
Resume :  
Innovative and decisive leader with over 15 years combined experience in functional test engineering, electrical controls and manufacturing engineering. Provides strategic vision to drive operational process, productivity, efficiency and bottom-line improvements for manufacturing organizations. Strong technical background in control software development and system design with proven experience solving complex, technical issues. Quality focused, able to lead cross functional teams to complete initiatives that reduce waste, increase efficiency and productivity.
Electronic Manufacturing
ISO9000 Compliance
OSHA ComplianceAssembly Automation
System Analysis & Integration
Budget Management
Continuous ImprovementMulti-Project Management
System Design
Team Leadership & Motivation
Root Cause Analysis
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois

Professional Development:
Certification in Trixium AX, HP Automation Test System Certification, ARC Flash Safety, Lockout/Tagout, Electrical Safety, FANUC Robotics Certified

Technical Proficiencies:
MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Windows NT, 2000, 98, XP, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual C, C++, Fortran, 6809 Assembler, GE Proficy, GE Logicmaster, Automation Direct PLC, Allen Bradley GML Motion Control, Cognex Vision, AutoCAD, AutoCAD DXF, 6-axis FANUC Robotics, LABVIEW, Wonderware, CSA, UL, TUV, CE, Tridium AX, IP Addressing, JAVA, real-time programming, Omron, LEAN, Six Sigma, ISO9000, Rockwell RS Logix, RSView, ControlLogix, Modbus, Panelview, SCADA, Maple HMI, OSHA safety circuit design

Additional Testing/Technical Expertise:
Electronic test software for F15 parametric testing, GenRad high-density VME surface mount in-circuit testing, Emerson, ABB, Siemens, Yaskawa variable speed drives integration, IAI motion, Electrical control panel design, specification, and creating (bill of materials), Building automation control design ASI/Honeywell, PC to PLC custom protocols, in-circuit electronic testing, functional electronic testing, pneumatic control design


T.A.C. (DIVISION OF SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC) Loves Park, Illinois 2007-2009
TAC manufactures commercial HVAC electronic controllers. Annual Revenues $300M.
Manufacturing Engineer
Provide oversight for a large scale documentation project to develop missing design and process documentation after production facility moved from Massachusetts to Illinois. Managed a team of 5 documentation technicians. Captured information from 750 products in order to bring the documentation to the receiving sites ISO baseline.
Implemented an entry level electronic assembly class for 160 employees, designed and facilitated the course.
Evaluated the manufacturing process and discovered extensive training was required to reduce waste and increase productivity.
Implemented multiple recommendations for design improvement during the documentation process.
Generated 752 new bill of materials, 350 bill of material updates and 501 test and assembly documents.
Created and modified Genrad Test Programs for High Density VME Surface Mount circuit boards.
Wrote and facilitated EMI test plans, designed a course for 150 students on safe EMI practices.
Completed special projects with in-circuit and functional testing resolving several long term business issues.
NORTHERN WEATHERMAKERS Northbrook, Illinois 2006-2007
Designs, installs and services commercial HVAC systems.
Electrical Project Engineer
Evaluated design specifications, designed AutoCAD electrical control schematics, purchased and tracked components. Led a team of 2 direct reports including union pipe fitters and control technicians. Managed an operating budget of $500K. Monitored manpower costs, selected and negotiated with 3rd party vendors. Developed control software for field HVAC installations. Created Modbus interfaces between chillers and HVAC controllers.
Identified cost savings by utilizing existing talent to complete low voltage wiring instead of hiring contractors.
Negotiated with a client in order to resolve an issue resulting in $50K cost savings for the company.
Developed Tridium AX software for Hines VA Hospital temperature, humidity and pressure control of 9th floor renovation.
WEBER STEPHEN PRODUCTS CO. Palatine, Illinois 2004-2006
Designs and manufactures barbeque grills and equipment.
Senior Manufacturing Engineer
Evaluated manufacturing process and recommended process improvements through automation. Implemented several production cost improvements including capital equipment cost savings and justifications. Assisted maintenance in diagnosing automation problems to minimize downtime. Designed electrical panels and wrote Allen Bradley logic. Wrote conveyor control logic to index pallets through assembly machine. Trained and developed Cognex Vision Systems.
Produced annual cost savings of $200K by implementing an automatic extraction/stacking device on 100 ton Bliss press at 78 ppm, that reduced FTE by 2.5 individuals and increased efficiency.
Reduced nearly 3000 hours of rework/per year, through installation of more accurate cameras that were able to detect missing parts, resulting in $60K cost savings and increased quality.
Created a more accurate method to automatically measure gas leaks which reduced downtime and delays of as many as 6000 units, saving up to $3M in delayed shipments for six station dial indexer.
Customized conveyor control logic to index pallets to reduce assembly cost by 2 FTE, resulting in $80K cost savings.
Developed RS Logix software in SLC based plc and designed electrical schematics for 7 axis motion system.
Trained multi-lingual manufacturing personnel on proper operation of equipment.
LAKELAND HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING Lake Villa, Illinois 2002-2003
Designs and integrates custom commercial HVAC systems
Controls Engineer
Designed graphic systems for implementation at customer sites to display HVAC systems while operating. Integrated Johnson Controls Database on PC workstations. Designed and produced HVAC schematics. Created electrical control schematics and documentation using Visio. Developed content for Lakeland HVAC website.
Designed new animated graphics of HVAC sensors installed at client sites.
Implemented a program for 13 DeKalb schools to be monitored through 1 user interface for the district maintenance manager in order to streamline maintenance using IP addressing.
WAND TOOL, INC. Wheeling, Illinois 2000-2002
Die set design and manufacture, electric printed circuit board singulation with 350 employees.
Software Controls & Manufacturing Engineer
Designed and patented new CNC automation equipment and servo driven router to separate printed circuit boards. Directed Mechanical Engineers to draw parts required for singulation machine project. Oversaw an operating budget of $50K. Developed electrical control system, PC to PLC communications, Vision, 3 axes Intelligent Actuator Cartesian robot motion program, HMI Touch Screen interface, custom RF Tag fixture identification system.
Created and fabricated a custom, user friendly, singulation machine in order to streamline manufacturing operations. Designed a complex Visual Basic and C program to control automation machine, custom interactive database and convert DXF data to machine control data. Patented machine in 13 countries.


HI-GRADE AUTOMATION SYSTEMS 1998-2000 Sr. Electrical Controls & Manufacturing Engineer: Coordinated design of electrical control system, DVT vision, wrote control software using Omron and Allen Bradley PLC logic. Oversaw $500K budget. Integrated 6 axis FANUC robot with hydraulic drilling/tapping machine. Developed electrical standards/practices, vendor certification, Just-In-Time ordering, receiving and inventory control systems. Created and implemented customer machine OSHA safety and training.

APPLIED WEB SYSTEMS 1997-1998 Electrical Controls & Manufacturing Engineer: Created electrical schematics and PLC programs for pollution control devices. Directed construction of electrical enclosures. Developed ladder logic to control P&ID loops. Instituted annual savings of $60K in installation costs. Designed electrical controls for printing press cooling system and LABVIEW HMI front end with touch screen interface.

MIDWEST AUTOMATION SYSTEMS 1995-1997 Electrical Project Engineer: Provided designs for Allen Bradley 3 axis servo motor systems using GML motion control programming to replace mechanical cam driven machine. Developed PLC logic for high speed assembly automation equipment 40-60 parts per minute. Directed machine builders on creation of custom steel brackets for mounting sensors. Coordinated with TUV inspection personnel to ensure machines were CE compliant for European markets. Coordinated purchasing, mechanical engineering, metal fabrication, assembly, shop personnel, stock room, shipping, receiving and documentation departments.
LIFE FITNESS 1993-1995 Electrical Test & Manufacturing Engineer: Created interrupt driven C++ test software and serial/parallel communication software to control instrumentation. Designed, wired, assembled and tested custom electronic test equipment. Performed field installation of test equipment and trained technicians on proper operation.
BARR SYSTEMS 1987-1992 Electrical Controls Engineer: Created Omron and AB logic for conveyors, food processing and thermal applications. Developed PC to PLC communications software using Visual Basic and C. Designed serial communication interfaces for bar code scanners, scales and printers.
ASCO 2009 Project Engineer (Contract Position):Developed custom PLC Control systems logic to control power systems and generators at 480VAC 3 phase. Created 1500 rungs of GE9030 PLC ladder logic to transfer power from utility to generators in the event of power failure. Designed electrical schematics using AutoCAD. Integrated logic into Asco Wonderware simulator to interact with a new PLC program.
CAREER NOTE: Additional experience includes roles as Automatic Test Engineering Manager, for various corporations and Senior Engineer, Defense Systems Division, for Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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