Robert L. Fischer Experience

Polan Industries, Wollensak, Inc. 
(Engineering Aide, Electronics Technician, Mine Detector Supervisor)

Handheld and jeep-mounted mine detectors

Infrared (Night Vision) binoculars and sniper scopes

Laser ranging systems

Government contracts

Technical writing

R&D of electronic devices and systems for Department of Defense Contractors


Ensign Electric, Electric & Machine Company, JF&M Company

(Testing & Field Service Engineer, Design Engineer)
High-voltage transformers, switchgear & substations

Coal mine power distribution and control systems

Field service at underground coal mines



ACF Industries

(Electrical Supervisor, Electrical Superintendent, Senior Maintenance Engineer, Plant Engineer)

(Automation Consultant to all ACF railcar manufacturing plants)
Industrial electricity/electronics power and control design

Capital projects design/implementation

Craft & engineering supervision/management

Machine guarding design

Flame supervision and control of stress relief furnaces

Automated welding/material handling design

Metal punching/shearing/forging/heat treating

Robotic work cell design, implementation & maintenance

Digital image acquisition & processing

Remote control of overhead cranes & locomotives design

Infrared analysis of electrical systems

Industrial safety/OSHA representative

Utility contracts

Craft training program development

NEC enforcement

PLC application & programming

Fox 2 Process Computer - Machine Language & Assembly Language Programming

Diesel-electric and propane co-generation systems

Electric induction heaters

CNC- controlled plasma shape cutting systems

Inventory control including EOQ and Kanban calculations

Workplace time & motion studies


Calgon Carbon Corporation

(Electrical, Instrumentation & Utilities Manager., Maintenance Manager.)
(Reliability consultant for CCC plants in U.S. and Europe)

High-voltage power distribution systems design

Instrumentation design & maintenance

Variable speed drive applications

Operator-of-record for both potable and industrial water treatment plants

Operator-of-record for industrial wastewater treatment plant

Baghouse/filter applications

Pneumatic transfer systems

CMMS systems ( MP2, SAP/R2 & MAXIMO)

Vibration analyst for three inorganic chemical plants

Oil and thermographic analyses

Balancing of rotating equipment

Laser alignments of machine trains

Time-domain reflectometry

Mechanical & electrical equipment failure analyses

Craft apprenticeship development & administration

Emergency & disaster plan development

ISO 9000 program development & implementation

Statistical process controls

Industrial waste gas incinerators and boilers

Lightning protection and grounding

Distributed control systems

Motor-operated valves


Pritchard Electric at Marathon Refineries, Terminals and Tank Farms

(Electrical & Instrumentation Technician/Trainer/Supervisor)
Fiber optics

Nuclear gauges

Radar tank gauging

Wireless instrumentation

Safety Instrumented Systems

Refinery instrumentation & controls

Honeywell TDC-3000 and Experion Distributed Control Systems

Hot cutovers of everything from single loops to an entire chemical plant


Fischer Technical Services 

(Engineer & Principal Consultant)
Electrical & electronic engineering

Instrumentation & controls consultant

Maintenance reliability consultant

Management consulting

Forensic engineering

Mentoring of engineers and managers

Training of union and nonunion craftsmen

Curriculum advisor to colleges and universities

E&I Subject Matter Expert for National Center for Construction Education & Research


Marshall University Community & Technical College

"Introduction to Robotics" course development

Robotics Instructor, part-time for 13 years

Chosen to represent the College before the ABET Accrediting Committee

Course content consultant for Medical & Industrial Electronics degree programs

Mountwest Community & Technical College

Physics Instructor

Member of Applied Science & Technology Curriculum Advisory Committee

ITT Technical Institute
Solid-State Devices Instructor, Electrical Engineering Technology Curriculum

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