Process controls system position in an organization where superior design, troubleshooting and maintenance engineering skills are needed.

Summary of Qualifications

Highly motivated, creative and versatile instrumentation and process controls engineer with thirty years of experience in design, construction, start-up, and maintenance of industrial control systems, as well as the management of design, construction and maintenance personnel. An energetic self-starter with excellent analytical, organizational, writing and creative skills. Areas of expertise include:

  • Programming of PLC, DCS and operator graphics systems.
  • Batch sequencing and continuous process systems, and combustion and burner controls.
  • Experience in steel, chemical, material handling, paper and power generation processes.
  • Design of instrument and logic systems, including complex instrument loops, relay logic, control panels, motor controls, and pneumatics and hydraulics.
  • A talent for analyzing and troubleshooting problems, and for developing and implementing innovative solutions.

Experience and Accomplishments

Rockwell Automation (formerly Rutter Hinz, Inc. and Hinz Automation, Inc.), Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Tecnical Lead Engineer, 2006 - present

  • Developed ControlLogix and FT View SE boiler and balance of plant system for a biomass-fueled power generating station.
  • Developed ControlLogix and FT View SE system for silver ore processing plant in Bolivia, and for three unattended water pumping stations.
  • Developed combustion and burner management system for two industrial air heaters.
  • Developed ControlLogix and Wonderware combustion control and multi-burner management systems for an LNG storage facility.

VAI Automation, Inc., Benton Harbor, Michigan
Senior Controls Engineer, 2005 - 2006

  • Developed Wonderware client/server system for pharmaceutical process.
  • Programmed DeltaV batch controls for steel and biosciences facilities.

Nintendo of America, Redmond, Washington
Process Controls Engineer, 2004 - 2005

  • Expanded Wonderware client/server systems for two new game packaging lines with extensive SQL database interfacing to the AS400 manufacturing order system.

Automation Tooling Systems, Tucson, Arizona and Mexicali, Mexico
Process Controls Engineer, 2004

  • Reprogrammed Allen-Bradley SLC controllers with additional capabilities for part assembly stations with Ethernet and serial communication to bar code readers, torque runners, leakage testers, and a host SCADA system.

Emerson Process Control, Austin, Texas and Qatif, Saudi Arabia
Process Controls Engineer, 2003-2004

  • Provided DeltaV DCS factory and site acceptance testing for a gas and oil separation facility.
  • Configured and tested clustered data servers, workstations, and PI and DeltaV application software.
  • Programmed custom Visual Basic reporting application for DeltaV events and PI data averages.

SP Newsprint Company, Newberg, Oregon
Process Controls Engineer, 2003

  • Provided design, commissioning and start-up engineering for a newsprint mill co-generation facility.
  • Planned, designed and programmed Delta V DCS graphics and control strategies for operation and energy and cost management.

ATSI, INC., Amherst, New York
Principal Engineer - Instrumentation and Control, 1990 - 2002

  • Provided administrative and technical supervision of engineers, technicians and drafters engaged in instrumentation and control design in the steel and chemical industries, greatly expanding the department technical capabilities.
  • Planned, designed and programmed numerous DCS and PLC control systems with PC-based operator graphics stations.
  • Produced control system training packages, and trained operator and maintenance personnel.
  • Planned and provided construction support, field checkout, and commissioning of instrumentation and control systems in the United States and Peru.
  • Estimated engineering requirements and capital costs for control system installations.
  • Reported directly to the Vice President of Engineering and Chief Engineer.

WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY, Federal Way, Washington
Senior Process Automation Engineer, 1986 - 1990
Senior Energy Engineer, 1982 - 1985
Senior Design Engineer, 1979 -1982

  • Identified and initiated plant energy reduction and conservation projects, implemented new capital projects for control modernization, and provided maintenance engineering of DCS and PLC systems for power, recovery, water treatment, effluent treatment and kraft pulping areas.
  • Provided rotating 24/7 on-call maintenance support for all plant areas, including troubleshooting and supervision of maintenance personnel.
  • Established and maintained plant AutoCAD guidelines and standards, and developed custom menus, functions and symbols for instrument, electrical and process flow diagrams.
  • Major projects included a plant-wide energy management system,and complete process and motor control replacements for water filtration plant, effluent treatment plant, feedwater demineralizers, four power and recovery boilers, three steam turbine generators, and black liquor evaporators.

BROWN & ROOT, INC., Houston, Texas
Instrument Project Engineer, 1974 - 1979
Instrument Engineer, 1972 - 1974

  • Responsible lead project instrument engineer for supervising design, equipment procurement and start-up of four new steam-electric generating units varying in size from 375 to 990 MW.

Cooperative Education Student Engineer, 1968 - 1971

  • Defined and programmed performance calculations of steam-electric generating units.
  • Conducted and evaluated performance tests, and developed economic loading strategies for the 22 units in the utility system.

Additional Skills

  • Programming and hardware design for Modicon and Allen-Bradley ControlLogix, PLC/2, 3, 5, 500 (SLC) systems.
  • Programming and hardware design for Foxboro, Honeywell, Bailey, Fisher Delta V and Westinghouse WDPF DCSs and for Moore and Foxboro digital controllers.
  • Programming of GE Proficy Fix (Intellution Fix32 and iFix), Wonderware InTouch and Rockwell RSView32 HMI systems.
  • Setup and configuration of Unix, Windows XP, 2000, NT, and 9x networked systems.
  • Programming in SQL, Visual Basic, dBase, Fortran, C, Lisp, Pascal and Assembly.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD 2000 and LT and Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Read, write and speak Spanish.


Continuing education in programming and configuration of Allen-Bradley, Modicon, Intellution, Wonderware and Foxboro systems.

BS Electrical Engineering, 1972
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas
Honors student, Eta Kappa Nu honor electrical engineering society

Ingleside High School, Valedictorian, 1967
Ingleside, Texas