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Toni from Canada applies for Blue Card Germany

Electronics engineers

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Profession:

Name of profession: Electronics engineers Name of latest business sector: Industrial precision measurements, automation and control. Latest occupation/title: Systems Engineer Latest main activities: Product development, hardware/software integration, prototype testing.

Education:

Completed education: bachelor Title or Qualification: Electrical Engineer Specialisation: Electronics and Instrumentation Additional trainings: Project Management

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | Erlangen 2. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | Nurnberg 3. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | Munchen

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: spanish => reasonable 3. Language skills: croatian => excellent

Personal note /detailed application:

Affiliations

Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
Licence No: 100154415
Project Management Professional (PMP)
Certification in progress

Areas of Expertise

Precision measurement of force, tension and weight in steel rolling applications.
Systems engineering, technical leadership, project management and site supervision.
Hardware/Software integration for real time embedded networked systems.
Defining requirements, reliability studies and prototype testing.
Uncertainty analysis in Metrology.
Research and development of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Products.

Education

Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical
Ryerson Polytechnic University, Canada, 2003

Foundations of Project Management
University of Toronto, Canada, 2012

Programmable Logic Controllers
Humber College, Canada, 2009

Professional Experience

Systems Engineer
KELK, Toronto, Canada 2008 - Present

Product Development

Define high level firmware and software requirements for industry leading Xilinx based DSP/FPGA instruments used for automation and process control in steel rolling applications.

Provide technical leadership and sound decision making on a multidisciplinary project team.

Work closely with the Project Manager on scope definition, control, WBS and effort estimations.

Define traceability matrices, test cases and test procedures to ensure quality and reliability.

Approve design and implementation of a Graphical User Interface Program supplied to customers.

Approve design of a Production Test Utility used for official functional testing of Beta units.

Evaluate proposals from external suppliers and make recommendations to senior management.

Develop firmware algorithms for automated instrument setup, calibration and self-diagnostics.

Define a complete diagnostics structure including faults, warnings and continuous monitoring.

Perform system modeling in MATLAB/Simulink and study effects of signal processing parameters.

Lead testing efforts and develop test programs using C/C++, Perl, LabWindows/CVI and SciLab.

Develop dynamic scaling techniques used for strip tension measurement under changing angles.

Devise methods for automated tare offset correction using current injection driven by DAC's.

Lead field trials of Beta units, analyze data from site and make recommendations for improvements.

Work with Sales and Marketing on gathering requirements and creation of product literature.

Contribute to User's Manual by providing detailed descriptions of product functions and features.

Continuous Improvement

Led an internal project budgeted at $500K. The aim of the project was process automation and modernization of the load cell calibration facility.

Developed solutions for auto-operation and control of four hydraulic presses including the largest calibration press in North America rated at 10 million lb.

Successfully completed calibration of master load cells against NIST traceable references.

Performed uncertainty analysis and created models for calculating combined measurement error.

Studied behavior of force transducers under uneven loading conditions and severe bending.

Applications/Projects

Define scope of supply, cost, and schedule for projects valued up to $2M.

Provide guidance to designers by interpreting customer requirements, applicable codes and local standards.

Approve custom installation drawings.

Hands-on experience with overseeing and supervising mechanical and electrical installation of instruments on site.

Perform system configuration, troubleshoot problems and conduct Factory Acceptance Tests.

Provide after-sales customer support.


R&D Engineer
HYDROGENICS, Mississauga, Canada 2005- 2008

Focused on research and development of hydrogen fuel cell products used for AC/DC backup power applications, forklifts and light utility vehicles.

Responsible for progressing the new products from prototype stage into production by executing validation tests and improving design.

Solved critical problems involving hydrogen re-circulation and air humidification on compact backup power units.

Worked on a $4M contract providing testing services to General Motors research division.

Conducted accelerated durability experiments on catalyst membranes and single cell units.

Successfully defined degradation patterns over time and determined end of life conditions.

Performed tests at subzero temperatures and provided recommendations for the most efficient start-up protocols.
 

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