Sr. I & E Tech

Name : Joel Butts
Industry Type : Related Professions
City & State : Satsuma,AL
Job Title Sr. I & E Tech
Relocation Preferences :
Objective : Full time Employment
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Employment History
Syngenta Chemical Company
Hwy 43, Bucks, AL
January, 1975 to December, 2008
Senior Operator Technician 2+ years
Senior I/E Technician Thirty + years

I have my first two+ years with Syngenta as a lead certified operator technician before being promoted to
I &E technician.
I have extensive hands on multi-craft experience troubleshooting, repairing, installing and programming of process control loops, 480v / 120v / 24v breaker and switchgear and pump control circuits, as well as programming Allen Bradley and Cutler Hammer VFDs, programming Rosemount Hart protocol smart instruments, Siemens' Monitors and Controls, Siemens Simatic PLC with APT(Applications Productivity Tool) .I have extensive experience with Foxboro, Honeywell and Bailey DCS system, Elpro telemetry (analog and digital wireless) alarm and control systems using SCADA, Ronan Nuclear Transmitters, MTS Level Systems, Heikel and Rosenmund Filtering Systems, Ludeca Laser Alignment , Freon and Ammonia chilled water and Dowtherm cooling systems. Trained with multi-craft experience in industrial and commercial lighting equipment, phones and communication equipment, and security cameras and entry systems.
Maintaining two natural gas boiler controls systems (John Zink), two natural gas incinerator controls systems, four cooling Towers and controls, deep water wells and sewage pumps and controls, rain water monitoring and controls, and Potable, Domestic, Process water and waste water systems.
Performed running tubing (Parker Tubing School) and conduit (1/2 to 4), optimized instrumentation and electrical systems from 5V D.C. to 115kV a.c., supervised the installation of equipment by contractors.
Performed checkout and startup with half loop/full loop ring out and checkout of analog (4-20ma), frequency, and digital loops, and circuits. Responsible for maintaining refrigeration equipment, installing and programming stand alone controllers and control systems, General Electric, Furnace, Siemens motor controls, and switch gear, motor monitoring instrumentation (Dracut), Poisonous Gas Monitoring Instrumentation, PH Instrumentation (ABB, Rosemount, and TBI).
Knowledge of various electrical codes including but not limited to NEC, NFPA 70, , API 500, OSHA Electrical Safe Work Practices, Lockout/Tag out and other industry standards for electrical and instrumentation installation. Ability to read and interpret one-line ladder diagrams, P&IDs, motor control schematics, wiring diagrams, functional pneumatic, and hydraulic control diagrams in order to troubleshoot and repair. Trained in SPC (Statistical Process Control) and associated charting.
Maintenance of electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic control systems such as transmitters, switches, level devices, valves & actuators, flow and level control devices. Developed projects to maintain calibrate and repair 02, H2s, Phosgene, Cyanide and combustion monitors both fixed and portable, as well as, performed steam generator (boiler) 60 day, 90 day, and annuals requirements. I served on plant Safety committee and developed our critical interlock test program for all critical control loops. I was on the project to set up best engineering practices and troubleshooting processes in all phases of company operation.
Knowledge and utilization of process computer software and laptop calibration of instrumentation for maintenance activity and tracking to ensure all maintenance work is performed consistent with work practices. Documentation to ensure equipment is maintained safely and efficiently according to Company policies and procedures. Actively support the implementation of preventative maintenance work on all critical equipment, with a focus on safety and reliability of plant equipment. Network repair and maintenance of hardwire and wireless office systems.
I have extensive training in valve repair with Valtek, Fisher, and Masinelan valves and positioners. Training on compressor maintenance, repair and control on Quincie, Joy, and Penn brands as well as others.
I have the ability to align with workgroups goals and metrics, and an understanding of safe work practices such as Standard Operating Procedures, Job Safety Analysis, and Management of Change orders and documentation.
I have strong computer skills with email and MSN Office software, with some experience with SAP. Clear oral and written communication skills. Able to translate complex technical issues into user friendly communications, and ability to keep team and customers informed of ongoing activities.

Diamond Shamrock Chemical (currently named Occidental Chemical Co.)
Telegraph Rd., Prichard, AL
Sept. 1971 to Jan. 1975
Intern engineering student at University of South Alabama Three+ Years (C0-OP)
Worked in the following departments as an Engineering Aide (Co-Op ProgramUniversity of South Alabama) while at Diamond Shamrock Chemical over four summers:
Engineering Department.
I performed survey work (rod and transit), Flow, Temperature, Pressure calculations on processes. Worked on waste filter projects, water filter (sand filter) projects, SPC charting, Mechanical drawing of hydraulic, pneumatic, instrument, electrical schematics.
Instrument and Electrical Department.
I performed multiple calibrations, and repairs on various types of instrumentation. Learned troubleshooting skills on a broad range of instrumentation and electrical equipment. Electrical equipment includes 12.7 kV to 480 v transformers, OCBs, Large AC/DC Rectifiers, electric motors and controls, and hoist and hoist electrical and mechanical controls.
Maintenance Department.
I performed troubleshooting and repair on pumps, hoist, welding and burning, compressor repair, valve replacement and repair, bearing maintenance (lubrication) and replacement, and Vibration analysis. In the metal shop, I learned the use of metal lathe, milling machine, drill press, sheet metal brake, and punch press.
I performed various analyses on brine, caustic, chlorine. Performed concentration analysis from samples and used SPC charting plots for quality control.
University of South Alabama - Mobile, AL
Approx. 220+ quarter hours of a Bachelors of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering. Computer courses included IBM FORTRAN 360, learning FORTRAN, Cobalt, and Basic computer languages at that time. Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs and other software at present.

Foxboro Instrumentation School - Foxboro, MA
Completed course in pneumatic and electronic instrumentation

Frick Refrigeration School - Mobile, AL
Completed course with emphasis on Quantum controls

Technical Training I.S.A. Instrumentation Certification/tested - USW Journeyman Electrical Certification - E.P.A. Universal Freon Certification - Man lift and Forklift Certification Regulator, Control Valve, MOV Actuator Trained

Satsuma High School Satsuma, AL
Completed high school with advanced math (Pre-Calculus).

Many References and Photographs of projects on request.

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