1. T H O M A S G . Y A T E S
Cumming, GA 30041 TGYates@yahoo.com
S U M M A R Y O F Q U A L I F I C A T I O N S
15+ years of experience performing various functions in the Energy, Medical and Communication industries.
15+ years of experience associated with designing, testing, and commissioning with Digital I&C Systems
(SCADA/PLC), Medical call systems and communications.
Wireless Telecommunications and RF switch network engineering support.
Installation and maintenance of Hybrid medical call systems
Familiar with power generation equipment and safe conduct in nuclear power plants, during both normal operating
and refueling (start-up) outage periods.
Understanding of engineering drawings and documentation such as; piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID),
architectural drawings, plans and sectional views, and equipment drawings and manuals.
Technical expertise in software design, Independent Verification & Validation, system diagnostics and testing.
Performed Factory Acceptance Testing and Commissioning (start-up) of a Digital I&C System (SCADA/PLC)
installed and operating in a nuclear power plant.
Qualified and maintained unescorted access at three nuclear facilities.
P R O F E S S I O N A L P R O F I L E
Strong problem solving skills using a logical methodology, self-motivated, strong organizational skills, reliable,
able to learn new technical information quickly, able to work under tight deadlines and rapidly changing priorities.
Detail oriented and possesses the ability to multitask. Enjoys working with others as well as independently while
maintaining a professional attitude in the office and when interfacing with client personnel on site.
Solid acumen in the fields of communications and emerging technologies
Instrumental in the development of ISO 9001 procedures for Glenayre manufacturing company
Created test procedures on RF product line for repair facility
Communicate and interact effectively with all levels of management and customers
Identify, establish, and manage strategic relationships to leverage significant long term business opportunities
Ensure customer service and satisfaction is afforded highest attention and priority
Successfully built and maintain key corporate relationships
E X P E R T I S E
AREVA NP Inc.
I&C and Electrical Systems – IV&V Department
1345 Ridgeland Pkwy, Alpharetta, GA 30004
IV&V Engineer (MOX Project) 2012-Present
Enhanced existing guidelines to meet regulatory guidance under the direction of the V&V Lead Engineer utilizing
best practices and lessons learned from previous (SCADA/PLC) Digital I&C Projects.
Developed Structure and automation of all test documentation related to the design activities associated with Mixed
Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility, with an Invensys TRICON Digital (SCADA/PLC) system.
Performed various tasks related to system and acceptance test of digital safety related (SCADA/PLC) system
including system integration of all system, user (HMI), software and network/communication interfaces.
2. Duties also included supporting verification reviews of design documents, requirements tracing, hazard and risk
analysis activities and phase summary report generation for nuclear-safety-related systems in accordance with IEEE
Created multiple automated tools to efficiently update changes in test documents using the Office suite and Visual
Basic for Applications (VBA).
Validation Engineer (ONS RPS/ESPS Upgrade Project) 2011-Present
Responsible for preparation and review of test documentation related to customer requested System and Human
Machine Interface (HMI) design changes.
Performed various tasks related to system/acceptance test setup and test execution, including creation of simulation
software, network architecture analysis, cable connections and hardware/software troubleshooting for a digital safety
related (SCADA/PLC) system. Testing validated the system integration of all system, user (HMI) software, and
network/communication (ModBus, TCP/IP, RS-232/485) interfaces.
Duties also included supporting verification reviews of design documents, requirements tracing activities and phase
summary report generation for nuclear-safety-related systems in accordance with IEEE Standard 1012-1998.
Responsible for test result report generation following all applicable standards including IEEE 829-1998 and IEEE
Supported outage commissioning (start-up) for the replacement of the Analog Reactor Protection System (RPS)
/Engineered Safeguards Protection System (ESPS) in Units 1, 2 and 3 of the Oconee Nuclear Station (ONS) with a
TELEPERM XS Digital (SCADA/PLC) system.
Supported Customer and Project Managers with outage scheduling, coordination and project status updates.
One of three engineers assigned to support Control Room Operators during critical test evolutions.
Design Engineering Specialist (ONS RPS/ESPS Upgrade Project) 2007-2011
3. Provides technical support with hardware and software design for SCADA/PLC digital control systems, including all
areas of the product lifecycle from specification, design, documentation, procurement, manufacturing, assembly, testing,
delivery, training, and installation support in accordance with 10CFR Part 21, 10CFR Part 50, Appendix B, Criterion III
and ASME NQA-1-1994 Edition.
Ensures compliance with government, organization and customer engineering standards.
Prepare and review documentation such as requirements, specifications, hardware design drawings (HDD), user
manuals, analysis (FMEA) and engineering change packages for digital (SCADA/PLC) systems.
Resolve discrepancies between design and system requirements and issue proper documentation for corrections and/or
changes to manufacturing for implementation.
Work in a team-based environment to resolve customer issues and implement customer-requested modifications that
meet regulatory and customer requirements for TXS (SCADA/PLC) digital control systems during post-design project
Performed equipment qualification/engineering evaluations of (SCADA/PLC) components and parts as part of
environmental, seismic, and EMI/RFI analysis per requirements governed by EPRI TR-107330 and IEEE Std. 344.
Uses configuration control management and process improvement measures to enhance design process for tracking
potential discrepancies, improvements, and significant changes identified during the project phases.
Responsible for preparation and review of Task Letter documentation related to the design activities associated with
digital safety related (SCADA/PLC) system following IEEE Standards.
Responsible for Design change implementation of digital safety related (SCADA/PLC).
Responsible for system installation for customer to perform SAT and post FAT testing.
Developed a Maintenance Manual for the Oconee Nuclear Station (ONS) TELEPERM XS Digital (SCADA/PLC)
C A R E E R H I S T O R Y
Richardson Associates Electronics, Inc.
Field Service Engineer 02/2000 – 08-2007
Major Functions: Install and service Rauland Responder 4 nurse call systems, EXI infant abduction systems, IMPRO
card access systems and Telecenter 5 educational call systems. Receive customer requests and complaints and perform
routine and specialized maintenance to existing systems.
Preferred Technical Services, Inc.
System Engineer 04/1998 – 11/1999
Received customer requests for installation and maintenance on Motorola paging switches, Motorola RF Base Stations
and Control Products (VSAT, GPS, Antenna’s, WAN/LAN, TNPP, Frame Relay Backup, Routers, T1, DID, ETE)..
Served in an on-call capacity and handled technical and emergency requests and complaints from customers regarding
Motorola wireless messaging products. Assessed system failures and performed component level troubleshooting and
repair for M-15 and C-net Line for customers. Handled customer inquiries and provided telephone support for T-1, DID
and ETE Telephony systems. Managed and administrated the Mitel phone switch program and addressed customer
LAN/WAN issues. Evaluated hardware and software problems and made repairs as necessary.
Glenayre Electronics, Inc. 02/1989 – 03/1998
Field Service Engineer – 02/1989 – 03/1998: Evaluated customer needs/requests and provided RF and switch
network engineering support as needed. Installed, troubleshot and maintained multi-sized GL3000 Paging switches
(VSAT, GPS, Antenna’s, WAN/LAN, TNPP, Frame Relay Backup, Routers, T1, DID, ETE). Handled customer inquiries
4. and provided technical support on Glenayre wireless messaging products. Served and functioned in an on-call capacity,
handling emergency support for customers.
Installation And Maintenance Specialist – 04/1995 – 03/1997: Created a program for a profit center within
Glenayre that was designed to provide installation and maintenance services during and after warranty through internal
and external Glenayre resources. Developed and assisted in the implementation of an installation and maintenance service
department. Contracted subcontractors for installation, maintenance and troubleshooting services to existing and new
customers. Managed multiple contracts in accordance with Glenayre’s standards, policies and corporate objectives.
E D U C A T I O N
AS – Electronics – 1987
John Wood Community College – Quincy, IL
S P E C I A L I Z E D T R A I N I N G
Schneider Electric Invensys Tricon/TriStation 8902 1131 (TMR) Comprehensive Course
Schneider Electric Invensys Tricon/TriStation 8903S Safety Critical Applications Programming Course
Automation Direct Terminator I/O Series
Expertise in TELEPERM XS (TXS) Digital (SCADA/PLC)System (Core PLC and HMI Software)
Intro-TXS Hardware and Software, TXS Maintenance, TXS Special.
Integrated Nuclear Power Plant
CEST certification, April 2004 (Certified Electronics Systems Technician)
Scientific Atlanta Institute, SkyRelay VSAT Installation and Maintenance
Glenayre Technical Training Institute, GL3000 Course 210, GL3000 Course 310
How to Give Exceptional Customer Service
Project Management Skills Seminar
MS Project for Windows
2011 Platts’ Global Energy “Engineering Project” Award - AREVA/DUKE Energy’s 1st Digital
RPS/ESFAS Upgrade Project in the U.S.
2012 Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) Top Industry Practice “Vision and Leadership” AND “Best of the
Best” Awards - AREVA/DUKE Energy’s 1st Digital RPS/ESFAS Upgrade Project in the U.S.