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Joel Cranmer

Degree
BS Mechanical Engineering
University
Kansas State University
Location
Manhattan, KS

About Me

I am a third generation engineer. Innovation and creativity are in my blood.

Born and raised in the Midwest, I know and value hard work. Whether it is stacking alfalfa bails on a semi, or designing a solution with stringent deadlines. I love to solve problems. The harder and more complicated it is, the bigger the payoff. I am intensely curious and very detail oriented. One of my biggest passions is aeronautics.

Projects

Industrial Controls

Automotive Paint Plant

Designed and commissioned the industrial controls system for a new automotive paint plant. Consisted of 47 separate conveyor systems.

Team SpyKat UAV

Team SpyKat

Designed and built a custom UAV and command center for the AUVSI SUAS competition. We placed 3rd overall.

Code

Maintenance Work Order System

Designed a web application for KSU Housing & Dining to create, edit, and save maintenance work orders.

Food

Recipe Catalog

Designed and built an online recipe catalog.

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Eagle Scout

Eagle Project

Planned and coordinated building of the Stretch Dog Park including fund-raising, sourcing materials, and organizing construction.

Mechanical Keyboard

Custom Mechanical Keyboard

Built my own custom mechanical keyboard.

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Experience & Skills

Emulation Engineer KASA Controls

2017-Present

Design realistic virtual conveyor environments to allow testing and debugging of controls system prior to on-site commissioning. Environment includes real-time 3D physics, conveyors control via simulated VFD panels, and PLC tag binding. Individual emulation components are programmed in C#, and provide modularity when building a system model.

Sr. Controls Engineer KASA Controls

2014-2017

Design and commission industrial automation control systems, including power and communication networks, following the NEC, NFPA 70E and 79. Create and check detailed engineering drawings of controls system. Program and debug PLCs using robust controls logic. Systems predominantly in the automotive industry.

Engineering Intern GE Aviation Digital Systems

2013

Created automated testing routines for FMS software using VB scripts. Ensured FMS software met company and customer specifications. Worked on a variety of FMS models including commercial and military applications. Focused on ACARS and FANS systems, and subsystems.

Sr. Web Application Developer KSU Housing & Dining Services

2009-2012

Trained and mentored new team members. Developed and maintained critical, secure web applications used by all housing students and staff including contracts, maintenance work order system, and eCommerce site (+125,000 requests/year collectively). Work included front and back end development, as well as database formation. Created and managed various digital signage for the department. Managed CentOS web and database servers. Fixed ad hoc requests reliably and in a timely manner. Migrated static webpages to new CMS. Assisted IT customer support during periods of high requests.

Solidworks 95% Solidworks
C# 92% C Sharp
Controls 90% Controls
Web Applications 88% Web Applications
Design 85% Design
Critical Thinking 83% Critical Thinking
FEA 75% Finite Element Analysis
Thermodynamics 73% Thermodynamics
Aerodynamics 70% Aerodynamics
Linux 65% Linux
Drafting 62% Drafting
Matlab 60% Matlab
LabVIEW 55% LabVIEW

Hobbies

Backpacking

Backpacking

Camping

Camping

Scuba

Scuba

Bicycling

Bicycling

Self portrait

Photography

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Electronics

Computer

Building Computers

Violin

Violin

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