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Frank Knapp

Electrical Controls Engineer at Dematic

Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area
Logistics and Supply Chain
  1. Dematic North America
  1. Steel Dynamics, Inc,
  2. AT&T,
  3. DENSO
  1. Davenport University

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Dematic North America

Dematic North America

Electrical Controls Engineer

– Present

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I have gained a multitude of knowledge, through my various occupations, that makes me an individual with diverse qualifications and a drive to learn new things quickly.

Engineering has afforded me the ability to learn many new software programs, such as AutoCAD and working with Information Technology departments at the many different places has afforded me the ability to understand various office software, computer security and networking. The backbone of my work experience is in the electrical field, dealing with everything from industrial controls to high-voltage substations. As an instructor of programmable controller software, an understanding of PLC and HMI softwares and their integration into industrial systems has been gained. Along the way, working in various mechanical positions has created an understanding of electrical/mechanical system integration. In a quest for knowledge, I have acquired two degrees in college and many technical courses.


Electrical Controls Engineer

Dematic North America
– Present (3 years)Greater Grand Rapids, Michigan Area

-Assists in the design of routine systems that integrate hardware and software.

-Assists in routine material specification, schematic preparation and appropriate follow-up.

-Provides assistance in recommending ideas related to productivity improvement, cost reduction and improvement in customer satisfaction.

-Performs basic tasks and functions for professional field of work.

-Seeks advice and guidance on non-routine or problem areas from others.

-Identifies problems as they occur and takes appropriate steps to solve them in situations where the problem is not difficult or complex.

Melt/Cast Electrician

Steel Dynamics, Inc
(1 year 6 months)Pittsboro, Indiana

-Troubleshoot and repair of supporting electrical and electronic systems for steel melting, alloy chemistry, and casting of molten steel for the production of various round bar stocks

-Maintained various Rockwell Automation PLC controllers and associated systems that would control the different aspects of molten steel production

-Involved with the updating of legacy systems to a more current state of technology and therefore involved with project development and implementation of the newer systems as well as integration of new technologies as well as additional technologies into current systems to prevent conflict

Call Center Representative

(8 months)Kalamazoo, Michigan

-General customer relations about billing and/or services

-Using various computer systems to modify customer services as per the customer's request

Senior Maintenance Associate

(2 years)Athens, Tennessee

-Maintaining computer controlled robots, Allen-Bradley and OMRON PLC controllers, all mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment within the machines in an assembly lines associated with the production of automotive parts

-Fabrication using various welding, cutting, and forming methods used in the creation, modification, and repair of automotive production machinery

Facility Operations Mechanic

(5 years 3 months)Galesburg, Michigan

-Building maintenance of various building support systems including, but not limited to HVAC, plumbing, electrical, security, pneumatic, and hydraulic systems

-Operation and maintenance of computer controlled conveyor systems that provide product flow for the Distribution Center

-Operation and maintenance of vehicles including, but not limited to various forklifts, pallet movers, golf carts, pickup trucks, scrubbers/sweepers, and boom lifts

-Fabrication using various welding, cutting, and forming methods

Industrial Software Instructor

Kendall Electric
(4 years 10 months)Battle Creek, Michigan

-Provide Customer training to corporate locations on the latest Rockwell Software

-Maintain and update training computers and demo lab equipment used in Customer training

Nuclear rated Electrician

US Navy
(6 years 1 month)Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

Attached to the U.S.S. Birmingham (SSN695) from 1993 - 1997
Qualified Shutdown Reactor Operator, Electrical Operator, Throttleman, Ship's (Submarine).

-Responsible for maintenance and operation of electrical distribution system devoted to the ship's electrical needs and reactor safety

-Consistently updated in training to maintain a high-level of understanding of the ship's operational systems to maintain a high-level of readiness for ship's missions


  • Electricians
  • PLC
  • Troubleshooting
  • Electronics
  • Allen Bradley
  • Automation
  • Engineering
  • Pneumatics
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Automotive
  • Team Leadership
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Maintenance Management
  • Project Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • AutoCAD
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Integration
  • Engineering Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Industrial Control
  • Six Sigma
  • Power Distribution
  • Project Engineering
  • Program Management
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Projects - Richmond, VA - RIC2(Link)

Installation and commissioning of Phase I conveyor and sortation systems within an Fullfillment Center.

Team members: - Richmond, VA - RIC2

Installation and commissioning of Phase II conveyor and sortation systems within an Fullfillment Center.

Team members: - Fort Worth, TX - DFW7

Installation and commissioning of Phase I conveyor and sortation systems within an Fullfillment Center.

Team members:


Davenport University

Associates, Web Development

Naval Nuclear Power School

Technical, Nuclear Electrician

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