Development Engineer at MillenniTEK
September 2011 - Present | Knoxville, TN
Manage new production development. Manage process improvement projects. Develop process automation enhancements.
Since my employment at MillenniTEK, I have been steadily improving outdated control systems with cutting edge technology. MillenniTEK's processes rely on very specialized equipment, developed in house. Through my experience with control systems, interface design, and industrial networking, I have been able to apply modern solutions to very complex control systems. My knowledge of electrical theory and experience implementing complex data collection, has negated much unnecessary downtime, replacing operators "feelings" with hard data.
Much of MillenniTEK's mechanical equipment relied on complex relay logic systems, I have developed modern control systems using Programmable Automation Controller and touchscreen based Human Machine Interfaces.
Owner at Qtek Solutions
Qtek Solutions Specializes in Small Businesses' technology needs. Our specialties include network design, installation, management, POTS and VOIP phone systems, surveillance, and access control systems. Qtek Solutions handles ALL technology concerns for small business owners, allowing them to focus solely on growing their business.
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