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Mark Custer

11525 Settlers Pond Way 1C


Orland Park, IL 60457
Hm. (708) 479-7433 Cell (586) 945-3729
mc80e56e@westpost.net

WORK EXPERIENCE
03/09 to Present Independent Contracting
Clients:
* Brechon Farm Services, Dixon, Ill.
* Sauk Valley Farms, Dixon, Ill.
Responsibilities:
* Engineer a conversion from RSView32 to Factory Talk SE process controls for th
e largest corporate grain elevator facility in Illinois
* Using a Server/Client architecture the system will include data collection, PM
I scheduling and system inclusive help screens and documentation EI: (ACAD drawi
ngs and Plc components documents)
* Expansion of 4 more facilities will be integrated into the scheme using wirele
ss WAN technology
* Using a modular PLC and SCADA design structure, the system will be used as the
model blocks for fast track design for OEM resale of the system. This will be a
ble to be condensed for smaller facilities as well as expanded for larger system
s
09/08 to 12/08 Independent Contracting
Clients:
* Brechon Farm Services, Dixon, Ill.
Responsibilities:
* Re-engineer a integrated RSView32 and CLX process controls for one the largest
corporate grain elevator facility in Illinois
* The system needed instrumentation upgrades and wireless WAN system setup.
* Many improvements in productivity and through put were achieved by reprogrammi
ng the PLC code and optimizing the RSView32 configuration
* Quote and develop new concepts of Facility designs using Factory Talk SE and n
ew concepts of WAN implementations

07/05 to 09/08 DC Automation Sterling Heights, Mi.


Field Engineer
Assignments included:
* 02/08 to 09/08 - Working for Kuka Systems GmbH, Augsburg, Germany.
At Bombardier Transport, La Pocatiere (Quebec) C
anada
From concept to commission of a multi-station robotic laser welding cell using
Factory Talk SE with 8 HMI clients including CLX/GLX plc control. This system al
so incorporated a Siemens wireless LAN and Cognex CCTV. Using wire guided AGV to
oling carts to laser bond body side structures for the Toronto and Chicago Trans
it System commuter cars. Intensive data collection and SPC operations were imple
mented. The system was also designed to integrate SCADA operations of 4 existing
welding work cells.
* 01/07 to 12/07 - Working for Kuka Flexible Automation, Sterling Heights, Mi.
At Daimler Chryslers' St.Louis South Assm. in Fe
nton, Mo.
Design, support and commission of the automation for the state of the art body
shop manufacturing facility. Working on the new production equipment and the hou
se SCADA included the integration of the proprietary UNIX based system to the pl
ant floor automation CLX, PLC5 and a mix of Panelview ME and SE applications. Th
e main objective was to validate and correct plant floor build data and alarming
control and assure the information was reported to the corporate WAN.
* 07/05 to 12/06 - Working for ABB Robotics, Auburn Hills, Mi.
At Daimler Chryslers' Belvedere Assembly in Belv
edere, Ill.
Design, support and commission of the automation for the state of the art body
shop manufacturing facility. Working on the new production equipment and the hou
se SCADA included the integration of the proprietary UNIX based system to the pl
ant floor automation CLX, PLC5 and a mix of Panelview ME and SE applications. Th
e main objective was to validate and correct plant floor build data and alarming
control and assure the information was reported to the corporate WAN.
Responsibilities included:
* Contract field engineering support requiring foreign and domestic travel
* Supervised plant and OEM engineers and electricians for shop and onsite implem
entation of these systems.

10/04 to 06/05 Design Systems Inc. Farmington Hills, Mi.


Field Engineer
Responsibilities included:
* Contract field engineering support requiring domestic travel
* Commission and support for Daimler Chryslers proprietary large scale multi-sta
tion SCADA systems for following products:
Allen-Bradley PLC5, ControlLogix & Panelviews
* SCADA for automotive conveying and tooling systems production data and point a
larming and logging.
* Supervised plant and OEM engineers and electricians for shop and onsite implem
entation of these systems.
02/04 to 10/04 Independent Contracting
Clients:
* ED&C of Troy,Mi. servicing the following manufacturers:
Ford Motor Co., Daimler Chrysler and General Motors
Responsibilities:
* Project and field engineering management , installation and support requiring
domestic travel
* Programming and design using following products:
Allen-Bradley PLC5, ControlLogix & Panelviews
* Programming and design for automotive conveying systems for body shops and fin
al assembly including Power & Free and skid designs

01/02 to 2/04 Thermalcare Niles, IL


Sr. Controls Engineer
Responsibilities included:
* Automation system design and programming for an OEM manufacturer of custom pro
cess water chilling equipment, serving the automotive and plastics industries.
* Project management, Field engineering management , installation and support re
quiring domestic travel
* Programming and design using following products:
Allen-Bradley CompactLogix, SLC500 & Panelviews
Maple Systems MMI's, OCS Operator Interface/Controller
* Develop new product line for Central system controls, created sales matr
ices
and marketing strategy

5/00 to 12/01 Westech Automation Systems Buffalo Grove, IL


Controls Engineer
Responsibilities included:
* Automation system design and programming for an OEM manufacturer of custom ass
embly and material handling equipment, serving the automotive and electronics in
dustries.
* Project and field engineering management , installation and support requiring
domestic travel
* Programming and design for following products:
Allen-Bradley PLC5 ,SLC500 & Panelviews
Open Architecture PC Controls
Think & Do Soft PLC
Wonderware & Intellutions
4/99 to 5/00 CVP Systems Downers Grove, IL
Electrical Engineer
Responsibilities included:Automation system design and programming for an OEM ma
nufacturer of modified atmosphere packaging equipment, serving the meat and prod
uce industries.Project and field engineering management, installation and suppor
t requiring domestic travelProgramming and design using following products:
Allen-Bradley SLC500 & Panelviews PLC Direct PLC's & M
MI's
10/94 to 4/99 Automation Horizons Inc. Des Plaines, IL
Electrical Engineer
Responsibilities included:
* Automation system design and programming for the following industries:
Paper Products Manufacturing, Petro-Chemical, Pharmaceutical,
Food Processing and Automotive Conveying & Assembly
* Field engineering management , installation and support requiring extensive
domestic travel
* Extensive Programming and design for following products:
Allen-Bradley PLC5, SLC500 & Panelviews
Modicon 984 Series PLC
Siemens TI 505/545 PLC
Allen-Bradley 1331 & 1336 AC Drives
Magnetic Micro-Trac DC Drive Systems

EDUCATION
Rockwell Automation
ControlLogix 5000 Advanced Programming and Applications
Belvedere, IL
Gould Modicon
Programming and Development Training
Detroit, MI
Cincinnati Milicron
Robot Programming and Schedule Maintenance Troubleshooting
Cincinnati, OH
Allen-Bradley
PLC/5 Advanced Programming and Applications
Westmont, IL
Allen-Bradley
PLC/2 Advanced Programming and Applications
Oakbrook, IL
Moraine Valley Community College
Employment Skills Institute
Palos Hills, IL
Robotics Technician Training Program
Courses included:
* AC & DC Electronics Industrial Hydraulics
* Semi-conductor theory Industrial Pneumatics
* Servo systems Robotics
* Microprocessors Industrial Mathematics
* Electronic & Digital Circuitry
Certificate of Completion - May 1984
Moraine Valley Community College
ASEE - May 1980
Electronics/Mathematics
* Basic Electronics
* Technical Mathematics
* Physics
Courses completed with B average, Fall 1978
A.A. Stagg High School, Palos Hills, IL Graduated with B average 1978