Stefaan Vermeulen

kohkong@hotmail.com

503.897.0290

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Columbia Machine, Vancouver, WA, USA January 2017-
Field Service Technician. Troubleshooting and repair of electrical, electronic, hydraulic , pneumatic systems
on PLC/HMI controlled palletizers. Build machines in the factory. Responsible for onsite installation support, start-up, troubleshooting, modifications and repair.

Shredding Systems Inc., Wilsonville, OR, USA November 2016-December 2016
Field Service Technician. Troubleshooting and repair of electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in 1,2 and 4 shaft industial shredders and primary reducers.

Wilson Enterprises, LLC, Vancouver, WA, USA September 2010-August 2015
Field Service Technician. Service company for food processing and commercial kitchen equipment/machines. Repair, install and maintain every make and model of food processing and commercial kitchen equipment. Troubleshooting of Gas, water, electrical, electronic, plumbing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in industrial and commercial kitchen equipment.
Specializes in door type, flight and conveyor dish washers. Responsible for after hours emergency repairs.

Authorized Commercial Equipment Service. Raleigh, NC, USA November 2007-January 2010
Field Service Technician. Service company for food processing and commercial kitchen equipment/machines. Repair, install and maintain every make and model of food processing and commercial kitchen equipment. Troubleshooting of Gas, water, electrical, electronic, plumbing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in industrial and commercial kitchen equipment.
Responsible for after hours emergency repairs.

3 Wire. Seattle,Washington, USA April 2005-July 2007
Field Service Technician. Service company for food processing and commercial kitchen equipment/machines. Repair, install and maintain every make and model of food processing and commercial kitchen equipment. Troubleshooting of Gas, water, electrical, electronic, plumbing, hydraulic and pneumatic systems used in industrial and commercial kitchen equipment.

Franz Family Bakeries. Seattle,Washington, USA March 2002-August 2004
Operating Engineer/Technician.Industrial bakery. Troubleshoot, build, install, maintain and repair machines on a twenty-four hour, high volume production line for bread and baked goods. Electric, electronic, mechanic, pneumatic and hydraulic systems, PLC controls).

Greif Packaging. Lier, Belgium January 1998-December 2001
Operating Engineer/Technician. Leader in the manufacturing of steel drums. Build, install, maintain and repair machines on twenty-four hour, high volume production line (electric, electronic, mechanic, pneumatic and hydraulic systems). PLC programming and troubleshooting (Siemens). Electrical system design and drafting. Demonstrated ability to read electric, mechanic, pneumatic and hydraulic system drafts. Writing PLC programs for existing and newly build
Equipment.

Vabo. Beerzel, Belgium July 1995-January 1998
Service Technician /Installer. Leader in the production and installation of commercial and residential automated garage doors. Installed, troubleshooted and maintained commercial and residential automated garage doors. Drafted and built panels for automated door systems.

Ergon. Lier, Belgium July 1992-July 1994
Electrician. Manufacturer of concrete elements. Responsible for all aspects of electrical systems in the production of concrete elements. Troubleshooting and repair/design of control systems for overhead cranes.

Pluma. Wommelgem, Belgium November 1990-July 1992
Operating Engineer /Technician. Food processing plant. Built, integrated, troubleshooted and repaired machines (all systems). Electrical system design and drafting. Maintenance and Trobleshooting of PLC controled Vacuum systems and pumps.

SKILLS
Technical


Electrical: Troubleshooting via PLC and schematics. Wiring of houses to code as well as machines, boards and panels for manufacturing machines/plants. Design and drafting of electrical systems. PLC programming for Siemens step 5 and step 7 and Allen Bradley PLC 500,5000 control systems.Able to program in STL,LAD and FBD. Skill to operate a multi meter to troubleshoot motors, contactors, fuses, electrical systems, etc.


Electronic: Skilled to troubleshoot electronic boards and components by using I/O logic.

Mechanical: Skilled with hand tools and power tools. Ability to weld stick, TIG (Aluminum), wire feed. Ability to read mechanical drawings. Knowledge of working with a lathe/mill to produce shafts, keyways, etc… Ability to track conveyor belts. Knowledge of changing bearings and bushings, drilling, tapping and threading, etc…

Pneumatic: Knowledge of different valves, pistons and how to rebuild them. Ability to read and draft pneumatic schematics. Troubleshooting of pneumatic systems with or without schematics. Ability to install pneumatic systems.


Hydraulic: Troubleshooting of hydraulic systems with or without schematics. Knowledge of different hydraulic components and how to rebuild them. Ability to read and draft hydraulic schematics. Ability to rebuild and troubleshoot pumps and motors. Ability to install hydraulic systems.

General
Self-motivated. Inventive and recourcefull. Work well independently as well as in a team capacity. Take initiative. Review operation and maintenance with the goal of reducing downtime/costs and improving overall system efficiency. Ability to lead and supervise.

Language
Fluent in English, Dutch (Flemish). Proficient in French. Working knowledge of German.

Computer
PC knowledge. PLC knowledge (Allen Bradley and Siemens). HMI knowledge (Allen Breadley), Ability to work with Windows , Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Word ,Powerpoint, etc.
Software installation. Troubleshooting.

EDUCATION
VTI Technical College. Lier, Belgium. Graduate 1989
4 year Bachelors Degree in Electrical.

On-going coursework and training November 1990-Present
PLC programming. Job-specific operating systems.
Manufacturers certification training.

LICENSES

Electrical O7E Washington State

Mobile Equipment Operators Certificate
Equipment: SD/CB/IC
Capacity: 5000 lbs.
Certification Card #5832-057-05

HVAC Technician Certification (EPA Clean Air Act Section 608)
Type I and III

CFESA certified in Gas, Electrical and Steam

Class C Driver License

US and Belgian Citizen

 

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Traveled extensively and individually, always taking the roads less traveled, through more than 95 countries:

Asia –Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia , China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iran,Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Thailand ,Turkey, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

North and West Africa - Burkina Faso, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Senegal, Tunisia

The Middle East - Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria

North and South America – Argentina, Belize ,Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, USA

The Pacific - Australia, Fiji, New Zealand

Europe – Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Great Britain,
Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ukraine, The Vatican

Disputed, self proclaimed independent and not recognized- Nagorno Karabakh, Transnistria


VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Wegwijzer Travel Library. Brugge, Belgium February 1998-September 1999
Served as a travel information source at the library’s bi-annual travel fair.

Lier Table Tennis Club. Lier, Belgium September 1986-September 1992
Established and directed a community club for over 60 table tennis players. Participation in regional competitions. Responsible for administration and accounting. Conducted local fundraising events.

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