Brian Daniel Starr

 PO Box 43 Fairborn Ohio  45324 · (937)-516-6813

Electronics Engineering Technology

Systems Programming  ·  System Integration  ·  Electronics Engineering  ·  Project Coordination

Accomplished Electronics Engineer with extensive experience in integration of manufacturing plants and processes.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of staff, vendors and management.  Track record for optimizing plant manufacturing processes, minimizing downtime, and ensuring customer satisfaction.

Core Competencies

¨       Industrial Machinery & Equipment

¨       Staff Training & Supervision

¨       Project Budgeting & Scheduling

¨       Design of Systems Using AutoCad

¨       Instrument Data Sheets

¨       Siemens TIA Portal, Step Seven

¨       Allen Bradley- Studio 5000,

¨       Allen Bradley RS Logix 5000

¨       Control Systems Integration

¨       HMI Programming

¨       WinCC, Panel View, Total Control

¨       PLC Logic Controllers

¨       Project Leader

¨       Engineering Degree Associates

¨       Engineering Degree Bachelors

¨       On-Site Technical Support

¨       Vendor Management

¨       Customer Relations

¨       P&ID Diagrams

¨       Professional Societies International Society of Automation


Professional Experience

Corporate employment

Gemcity.  DAYTON Ohio                                                   9/ 2016  to  9/2017

·         Controls Engineer 

·         Troubleshot Allen Bradley PLC Compact Logix Programs

·         Designed Control Cabinets using Autocad

·         Programmed PLC and HMI for two customers

·         Worked with Risk Assessement

·         Wrote Software Specification and Manuals for machines.


PK Controls.- Plain City OH                                            9/2014 to 11/2014

Controls Engineer-  Clients- Honda,

·         Proface HMI Omron plc programming and Autocad drawing ,

·         Autocad Work


New Sabina Inc.- Sabina OH                                              1/2014 to  6/2014

Controls Engineer-  Clients-  Corvette,  Honda, Chrysler,

·         Allen Bradley plc programming  for Heads up Display, and Autocad drawing , Safety Light Curtain installation.

·         Autocad Work

·         Headed department while lead had family in hospital


General Physics – Stationed In    Tennessee                        5/2011 to 11/2011

·         Instructor of Maintainers and Engineers for  Rockwell/Allen Bradley Classes at various facilities awarding Continuing Education Units.


CONTRACT WORK  Home Base Nashville, TN 2005 – 2013 and Fairborn OH   2013 - Present

System Integrator – Controls Engineer


Cadstar Staffing  

      TA Systems                           Rochester Hills Michigan                       10/2017 to 1/2018

·         TIA Portal Experience

·         Clip Feed Machine now Online interfaced with robot



Professional Contract Systems  Cincinnatti  ohio      Contracted 3 times                    

      Invotec                                             Dayton Ohio                                4/2016 to 9/2016

·         Controls Engineer

·         Used DraftSight to edit controls drawings

       OTC Daihen                                    Tipp City OH                             5/2015 to  9/2015

·         Controls Engineer

·         Mitsubishi programming,

·         Had to redesign Welding Robots PLC program and Controls Cabinet using Customer approved parts


FC Industries                                   Dayton Oh                                     11/2014 to 5/4 2015

·         Autocad Work

·         Designed large press machine operated by PLC and HMI, electrical schematics

·         Allen Bradley


Patriot Technical    Contracted 1 time

Red Gold inc.                                      Geneva IN                                 2/ 2016  to  4 /2016

·         Controls Engineer  Allen Bradley Tomato Canning Plant

·         Acted as Plant Engineer to keep machines operating

·         Worked on troubleshooting new installs of equipment


Sterling Engineering    Contracted 1 time

Ixmation inc.                                    Roselle IL                                  9/ 2015  to  1 /2016

·         Controls Engineer 

·         Mitsubishi programming,

·         Servo Programming

·         Use of Mathematical functions for servo paths.


Belcan Technical-    Contracted 1 time                                        12/2013 to 1/2014

      Production Control Units                      Dayton OH 

·         Acad work and international trip to Mexico for equipment fill of Air conditioning handling toxic flammable gas in Saltillo Mexico for Chrysler. SCADA RSView on Panelview.


Oxford International   Contracted 4 times

·         Integrity Integration Resources.  Plano Texas                                 9/2013 to 12/2013    

Steel Industry.  Sort Facility for Package Interface with HMI.

·         Ellison Technologies .  Council Bluffs                                                                  11/2011 to 2/2012

Softlogix AB L60 interface with 2 fanuc robots, 2 compact logix,, RS232 telesis pinstamp and Factory Talk ME with Scada.   RSView on PC touchscreen industrial computer.

·         American Ordnance      Milan Army Ammunition Plant      

Implement Design of Fuze Removal Machine  with Bracc Project HMI Redlion   7/2010 to 4/2011

Wonderware on PC touchscreen industrial computer Allen Bradley PLC

·         American Ordnance      Milan Army Ammunition Plant     

Design Fuze Removal Machine and Grenade removal machine at Milan Army Ammunition Plant  Design upgrade for Mortor line   Design for upgrade to I Line  8/2009 to 1/2009


Addecco   Contracted 1 time                                                                          7/2013 to 9/2013

·         Honda Plant  Worked on  drawings and design of modified cabinets.


All Star Technical    Gallatin Tennessee  Contracted 1 time                       1/2010 to 7/2010

·         Managed 4 employees in department and Design of Wire Harness for Solar Industry Using Autocad. Travel to sites for DC equipment to install photo cells on roofs and in fields in California.


Technical Associates  Albany Georgia  Contracted 1 time                       1/2009 to 8/2009

·         Program 11 Cognex Camera with Insight and RS Logix 5000.  update Engineering Diagrams, at Pringles Plant in Jackson, Design and write PLC program  for Dough Mixing Machine


Starr Computer and Automation Enterprises

·         Automation Nth                                                                          11/2007 – 2/2008

Program Controls for Extruder upgrade to replace old controller using Visual Basic acting like SCADA, RS ControlLogix5000; Engineering design and implementation

·         Precision Design Machine                                                          

Fiber Web                                                                      10/2007 to  11/2007

Program Controls for  Machine for using RSLogix 500 and Red Lion HMI

            ABC Fuel                                                                       8/2007  to  10/2007

Program Controls for Machine using WinCC flex, Visual Basic, Cognex vision, and Step 7

System Utilizes S7 300, Cognex Vision Camera, Industrial PC and Touch Screen




APPLIED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES- ORION Michigan                                 3/ 2012 to 7/ 2013

Controls Engineer-  Clients-  Fleetwood Wehmuller,  Schnieder, Automation Test World

·         SCADA performance with Machine Edition RS View

·         Allen Bradley plc programming  for canning equipment;  and automated  autocad drawing at Fleetwood Barry Wehmuller

·         Autocad work at Schneider in Cicero NY

·         Allen Bradley Programming,  Siemens Step 7 programing and Allen Bradley RS Logix 5000 programming Automation Test World Dayton Ohio


AUTOMATION NTH- Lavergne TN                                                                                      1/2008 to 1/2009

System  Integrator-  Title:   Controls Engineer

¨       Scada programming GE Simplicity,  RS View,  Cognex Camera utilization.

¨       Successful Integration of Truck Wash, service calls, upgrade of press machine, and machine automation projects.  Interface with vendors and customers.

¨       Engineering design and implementation using RS Logix 5000, Cimplicity, Visual Basic, Cognex vision and Step 7.  Autocad design of panels, purchasing components and supervise construction.


SAIA- BURGESS– Springfield, TN                                                                                     5/ 2007 to 8/2007

Leader of Automobile Actuator  Manufacture and Design

Manufacturing Engineer Key Achievements:

¨       Increased production on Assembly line.

¨       Utilized Step 7 and Protool for Assembly Line  WinnCC Scada programming.


EDISON AUTOMATION --  Nashville,   TN                                    2005 to 5/2007

Regional Leader of Water and Waste Water Management,System Integration, Siemens distributor, and solution provider

Controls Engineer--- Project Engineer

Utilities and public infrastructure division  water and waste water management.  Integration of Scada utilizing Sixnet RTU and Citect HMI, on site engineering, Siemens drives, interface with city personnel. Key Achievements:

¨       Started as Controls Engineer and became Project Manager for Nashville City installation.

¨       Programmed Remote Terminal Units (RTU) to interface with SCADA over radio TCPIP Lan network citywide with over 100 RTU communicating to Central Tower with Radio, Internet, and fiber optic media.

¨       Successfully programmed city SCADA with 155 RTU’s interfaced with radio for city wide telemetry matching media requirements with the location of SCADA output terminal.

¨       Installed and tested waste water lift station working with field personnel to insure proper installation and use of fiber optic.

¨       Completed technical training on Sixnet, Citect courses. RTU operation and Siemens AC Drives..


Georgia Pacific – Roxboro, NC                                                                  1995 to 1997 and  2004 to 2005

World leading manufacturer of tissue, packaging, paper, building products and chemicals with over 300 facilities.

Industrial Electrician

Participate in plant electrical maintenance and installation projects for new and existing equipment.  Use AutoCAD software to develop electrical schematics.  Use Allen-Bradley PLC for equipment programming and troubleshooting.  Communicate with management to discuss project scheduling and technical issues.  Key Achievements:

¨       Successfully programmed new plant machinery to enable one shift operations for full production quota.

¨       Ensure fully operational plant facility and machinery with track record for minimal downtime.

¨       Completed technical training on industrial hydraulics, PLC operation and AC Drives.


MATERIAL HANDLING INC.  Morrisville, NC 27560-8792                                                 2003 to 2004

Conveyor control and sales

Systems Programmer

Implemented programming of design of conveyors.  Scada including Wonderware, HMI, Simplicity, Visual Basic, Siemens Step 7.  Technology breakthrough putting database lookup in Step 7 400 PLC.


High Tech Services – Cary, NC     1998 to 2003

Automation systems integrators for industrial, laboratory, and manufacturing clients with 5 employees.

Systems Integrator

Managed systems integration projects including budgeting, new business development, estimating, production and customer relations.  Developed cost proposals for potential projects.  Communicated with plant managers and maintenance superintendents to coordinate project needs.  Developed engineering drawings using AutoCAD.  Performed PLC-HMI programming.  Maintained vendor relations and tracked purchase orders.  Key Achievements:

¨       Worked with Intellution Fix 32 SCADA for Chemical plant.

¨       Worked with Telephone remote software such as PC anywhere to troubleshoot network.

¨       Served as project leader for integration of chemical plant including new machinery and equipment.

¨       Demonstrated expertise with Step 7, Allen Bradley, WinCC, Visual Basic, and Installation software.

¨       Played a key role in programming  robot for the company within projected schedule.

¨       Successfully recruited potential clients through professional lunches, entertainment and relationship building.


Stanco Projects, Inc. – Raleigh, NC        1997 to 1998

Established manufacturing automation company with 15 employees.

Electrical Engineer

Participated in the design of electrical control systems for chemical feed equipment.  Developed engineering drawings using AutoCAD software.  Programmed PLC logic ladders for system operation.  Worked with mechanical engineers and drafters to coordinate project requirements. Key Achievements:

¨       Contributed to project success by ensuring design of cabinets, PLC operation and control of equipment.

¨       Completed technical training on AutoCAD release 13 and 14 software applications.

¨       Effectively developed engineering drawings including electrical schematics, general arrangement, P&ID, field wiring, logic diagrams and panel-face drawings.

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Prior experience with design, manufacture, testing and repair of power supplies includes Certification Specialist (Encore Power, Inc., 1993 to 1994), and Electronics Technician II (Northern Telecom, 1987 to 1992).  Author over 100 Published Works 21 Titles in Library of Congress some books related to PLC and Integration.


Education & Training

B.S. A.S.T.  in Electronics Engineering (1997) – Thomas Edison State UNIVERSITY – TRENTON, NJ

A.A.S. in Electronics Engineering (1986) – Durham Technical Community College – Durham, NC

Certificate  - Desert Sands United States Marine Corp Communication Schools Radio operator MOS

ISA Certification –Certified Control Systems Technician Level III since 2001 until 2017.

 Senior Member ISA

Instructor for Rockwell/Allen Bradley 6 months

Continuing Education Courses --  Business, Networking, Visual Basic, Frontpage

U.S. Marine Corps. Experience

Served as Communications Radio Operator (1984 to 1985).  Maintained security clearances.  Honorable discharge.

Associations & Memberships

Instrumentation Systems and Automation Society (ISA)  (2001 to present)

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) (2004 to Present)

American and International Mensa (2011 to Present)

Lifetime Member Stanford’s Who’s Who