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Dale A. Peterson
metvette@gmail.com
28004 133 St.
Zimmerman, MN 55398
612 483-0449


SUMMARY

Engineer with extensive experience in thin film deposition, Optics, Lasers,
mechanical and electronic design, building and repair on both consumer and
industrial equipment. Programming experience with PLC, HMI, PIC
microcontroller, Visual Basic, and CNC controlled equipment.

EXPERIENCE
LEAD/ PROJECT ENGINEER Westinghouse/ Par Nuclear Shoreview, MN
2006-Present
. Programming GE Fanuc PLC's
. Programming graphics for HMI GE Quick panel and Wonderware.
. Responsible for documentation and interfacing.

AUTOMATION SPECIALIST / CONTROLS ENGINEER. TAG Bloomington, MN
2005 - 2006
Programming CTC, Allen Bradley, GE Fanuc PLC's and HMI's.using Excel
spreadsheets.
. Created AB PLC-5 programs for Ainsworth Bemidji for board
manufacturing.
. Created and tested HMI graphics for Flint Hills (Koch refinery).
. Created and tested PLC routines for machine additions for INTEL and
Motorola.

AUTOMATION TECHNICIAN US Water Services Cambridge, MN
2004 - 2005
. Worked with P&ID's to create Autocad drawings for water filtration
systems.
. Programmed GE FANUC PLC's for the ethanol industry water systems.
. Programmed RO water system controllers.
. Tested and debugged electronic systems.


OWNER Electric Norseman Music LLC Princeton, MN
2002- 2005

SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN, Laserdyne Prima, Inc./GSI Lumonics, Maple Grove, MN
1997 - 2002
Testing of OEM Laser machining equipment used for drilling, cutting,
scribing and welding.
. Performed software testing, troubleshooting of the 6-axis servo systems,
laser setup, alignment, and calibration.
. Worked with CO2 lasers as well as ND:YAG.
. Wrote the CNC programs to control the positioner during testing.

MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, HEI Inc., Victoria, MN
1995 - 1997
Lead technician on second shift repairing all equipment related to hybrid
circuit building and testing.
. Repaired and programmed robotic equipment used for assembly of micro
circuitry in pacemakers, hard disk drives, and hearing aids.
. Repaired and programmed the lasers used for surface resistor
manufacturing.
. Accurately completed machine tool work.

SR. ELECTRONICS TECHNICIAN, Viratec Thin Films, FARIBAULT, MN 1993 - 1995
. Repaired 30, 40, 120 KW D.C. sputtering power supplies.
. Installed electronic equipment associated with the high vacuum chambers
operation.
. Worked with engineers to build prototype sputtering equipment.
. Troubleshooting of PLC programs and controlled systems.
. Ordered and kept inventories of parts.

SR. ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN, Sheldahl, Inc., NORTHFIELD, MN 1990 - 1993
. Coated the solar arrays for the International Space Station.
. Maintained and repaired R.F. and D.C. sputtering power supplies.
. Au, NiCr, Ti and Titanium Nitride on polyamide substrates for automotive,
aerospace, and computer industries.

LASER TECHNICIAN, Litchfield, Precision Components, LITCHFIELD, MN 1987 -
1990
Maintained and repaired 1200 Watt CO2, YAG lasers used to weld suspension
assemblies for hard disk drives.
. Programmed CNC controlled robotic equipment used for positioning.
. Accurately set up the calibration lab and calibration schedules.
. Completed required machine tool work.

HIGH VACUUM TECHNICIAN, Rare Earth Coatings, LITCHFIELD, MN 1982 - 1987
Sputtered and thermally coated Au, Ti, AL, Cu, SiO2, InSn, wave Magnesium
Flouride on polycarbonate and glass lenses.
. Coated thick film Cu on ceramic for DALE electronics, EMI coatings on
polycarbonates for computers, and assisted the development of a hard Au
coating for sunglasses.
. Built over a dozen high vacuum chambers for customers requiring special
needs in optics, electronics.
. Developed a computer interface complete with graphics image of the vacuum
chamber for manual or automated control of the process.





OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS

. Taught Introduction to DOS classes through the Hutchinson Technical
College.
. Started a small company called Digital Motion Controls. Designed and
built stepper and servo control interfacing to personal computers for
industrial equipment.
. Owned and operated a consumer electronics repair shop

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Electronics and Metrology Coursework, Hutchinson Technical College

Seminars:

The Seventh International Conference on Vacuum Web Coating

American Vacuum Society, Adhesion of Polymeric and Metallic Thin Films

GE FANUC 90-30 and 90-70 PLC Basic and Advanced Programming

GE FANUC robotics Stacy, MN

GE FANUC State Logic Programming

ALLEN BRADLEY PLC-5 Basic and Advanced Programming

MITUTOYO Gage Repeatablility & Reproducibility: Measurement Systems
Analysis

KB Electronics Solid State Variable Speed Motor Controls

CENTRONICS Silicon Photodetectors

RELIANCE ELECTRIC Basic Industrial Servo Systems

MPLS AVS Diagnostics for Plasma Technologies: Principles and Applications

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