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Donald Pratt


  • Mercer University, Macon, Georgia
    • B.S. Electrical Engineering, 1995
  • Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, Georgia 1988
    • Associate of Science Degree, Engineering


    Power Technical Services, Downers Grove, IL

    2002 - present Lead Engineer

  • Responsible for testing, field engineering, and design review of multiple transmission and distribution substation projects.  Also performs responsibilities inherent to project management, including customer and contractor coordination, scheduling and documentation.
  • Schneider Electric, Inc., (Square D) Raleigh, North Carolina

    1995-2002 Utility Automation Testing Engineer (SCADA)

  • PLC: 984 Series Modicon
  • Relays: SEL351/587, DPU2000R
  • Program PLC for feeder reclosing and data capture for MB+ capable IED's
  • Test SCADA status and control points as well as analog metering points for automation in    Distribution and Transmission substations
  • Test Protective Relays for proper configuration settings and operation (OMICRON test        set)
  • RTU Product Development - Manufacturing Engineer

  • PLCs: Modicon Quantum/Compact/Micro
  • Comm devices: MDS, Johnson Data, Telenetics, Black Box (DDS modem)
  • Developed RTU product manufacturing procedures
  • Wrote customer application notes for communication devices
  • Created RTU product testing procedures
  • Industrial Automation - Integration Engineer

  • PLC: Telemecanique TSX 107, TSX 17, TSX 37
  • Drives: Telemecanique RECTIVAR, ATV58, ATV66F
  • Designed controls for hoisting application (remote/pendant) control
  • Designed controls for tomato packaging conveyor system
  • Designed controls on Circular Knitting Machine for OEM customer
  • Commissioned controls of 4 container cranes (Port of Baltimore)
  • Commissioned controls of swing/spot motion for “Super 700”
  • Pile Driving Crane (Osaka, Japan)
  • Mercer Engineering Research Center, Warner Robins, Georgia

    1993-95  Co-Op Student

  • Project: Robotic Paint Stripping for F-15 aircraft
    • Two custom 9 axis robots were used to deliver pelletized CO2 blast media to the aircraft surface
    • Created schematics for robot controller retrofit
    • Designed high speed video test to document blast media velocity
    • Developed reference point teaching process and instruction manual
    • Compiled Maintenance, Operation, and Software documentation for 3 year, 4+ million dollar Robotic Paint Stripping System project

    CEGELEC Automation Inc., Macon, Georgia

    1990-92  Co-Op Student

    • Description: Custom drive OEM, servicing a wide range of industries specializing in large horsepower applications.  Position type:  Co Op student
    • Designed ETL certification test for VFD to UL 508 standard
    • Developed BOMs for custom drive projects
    • Designed CAD schematics and mechanical drawings
    • Conducted product testing

    US Army Reserve

    1993-95  718th Engineer Company, Chamblee, Georgia

    • Lead Route Clearing and Maintenance platoon
    • Managed company property book (accountable for 6.8 million dollars of US Army Engineer equipment)


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