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© 2019 by Nick E. Gilewski MSIT, MBA

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Nick E. Gilewski

3462 Stevenson Court

North Tonawanda, NY 14120 

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Tel: 716-563-1674

Email: ngilewski@yahoo.com 

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Career Summary

Twenty years’ experience in managing union and non-union employees; scheduling/planning,

and product engineering design/development. Published “Go Green Electrically” in the spring of

2011, saving $250,000 through research and application of the engineering findings. Expertise

in: cross-functional team leadership, electrical engineering, and technical analysis.

Professional Experience

New York State Power Authority / Outage Coordinator/Operations Supervisor

Lewiston, New York – May 2016 - Present

Support facility operations department by managing the responsibility of the Niagara Project Operations

Department consistent with the policies, procedures and overall objectives of the New York Power

Authority (NYPA) and all regulatory agencies during an assigned shift as a Supervisor. Support the

maintenance departments by implementing the responsibilities and procedures found in power

generation’s maintenance manual. Within the scope of this manual, the incumbent shall: (1) optimize the

availability and performance of plant equipment in a joint effort with the facilities operations and

maintenance groups; (2) utilize NYPA’s assets, materials and labor resources in the most cost-effective

manner; (3) utilize resource planning and scheduling techniques and apply the best work methods

available to achieve high standards of maintenance. Responsibilities may also include temporarily

assuming the duties of Operations Supervisor, Niagara River Ice Coordinator, and actively interfacing

with other NYPA facilities and outside utilities. PTR/Plus role: coordination of clearances for major

outages, review of clearance requests and switching orders.

New York State Power Authority / Maintenance Electrical Supervisor

Lewiston, New York – September 2013 - 2016

The main objective of the Electrical Supervisor is to manage, review, and administer electrical personnel

to insure proper maintenance of the applicable work site including but not limited to the RMNPP thirteen

generating units and auxiliary equipment to achieve maximum generation and to implement and take

responsibility for all electrical work either construction, preventive/ corrective maintenance. Manage a

crew of 10 to 25 Electricians (combination of various levels including, but not limited to, Chiefs,

Journeypersons and Apprentices), one General Clerk, with a staff operation of over $1 million. The

Electrical Supervisor controls the department's inventory, oversees daily/weekly/monthly safety meetings

for the department, processes all grievances for the department at Step B, and oversees the electrical

construction of the major construction projects at RMNPP. The Electrical Supervisor may coordinate

work through the MRM planner, aid in preparing the departmental budget on a yearly basis, provide

assistance in overseeing the safety program for the department, and perform the functions of the Electrical

Superintendent during his absence.

Globe Specialty Metals / Maintenance Manager, Electrical Engineer, SAP Administrator

Niagara Falls, New York – October 2011 – September 2013

Managed and Supervised 20 employees, 1 CAD employee, and 1 maintenance supervisor. Meets financial

objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing

variances; initiating corrective actions through SAP and capital projects. Uses RSLogix 5000, AB View

Studio, RSLogix 500, and AB Asset Center for Engineering and troubleshooting all controls. Works with

and maintains 115KV, 13.8KV, 4160V and 480 V substations, switchyards, transformers and MCCs.

 

Del-Monte Milk-Bone / Project Manager and Plant Electrical Engineer

Buffalo, New York - November 2009 – October 2011

Project Manager of upgrades, modifications and new equipment installs (28 open capital projects).

Maintains electrical library consisting of 40 different software programs and 100+ PLC programs.

Manages 17 full time electricians. Saved $46,310 in reverse engineering for 2011 fiscal year.

 

Del-Monte Milk-Bone / Operations Manager and Electrical Engineer

Buffalo, New York - November 2002 - 2009

Responsible for and coordinates the activities for Packing, Baking, Transfer and Maintenance

departments. Work closely with production, quality, transfer and maintenance personnel to maintain

production standards while driving process improvement. Monthly sanitation audits, GMP compliance,

HACCP checks, reviewing daily batch reporting, maintenance scheduling and verifying Kronos are daily

responsibilities. Promotes personal safety with operations and employees. Assures appropriate electrical

and mechanical training is provided for skilled trades. Assures objectives are met through coordination of

management objectives with resources on shift assigned. Manages business aspects of sanitation and

Friday night clean up. Facilitate Quality Cost Delivery Meetings and monthly safety meetings weekly.

Sorrento Cheese / Packaging Maintenance Manager

Buffalo, New York - January 2002 - October 2002

Managed 16-20 people in the Packaging Maintenance Department. Responsible for departmental

budget. Supported all department managers regarding all maintenance issues. Scheduled daily mechanic

job assignments (Preventative Maintenance) using Maximo software. Responsible for engineering and

design of new and modified packing equipment.

Butler Manufacturing / Maintenance Electrician

San Marcos, Texas – September 1999 – June 2001

Repaired all mechanical and electrical equipment used in fabricating steel buildings. Specific equipment

repaired: plasma cutters (manual and automatic), conveyors, dc drives, welders (manual and automatic),

punch press, shears, dies, pumps, oven, forklift, and yard truck. Became AWS certified on 03/27/00.

Supervised 3 people.

Frito-Lay / Class A Maintenance Mechanic/Management Devolvement

San Antonio, Texas - April 1997 - August 1999

Repaired all packaging and processing machinery. Welded using an arc, mig and or tig setup.

Troubleshot and repaired Programmable Logic Controllers. Common tools used when completing a

job: drill press, lathe, cut-off saw, bender, plasma cutter, ban saw, die grinder, and a mill. Removed and

replaced pumps, valves, motors, controllers, wiring, power supplies, control boards, gearboxes, and all

other components dealing with a food- processing factory. Responsible for lock-out, tag-out, waste

minimization, parts rebuild and writing procedures on testing high dollar circuit boards, testers,

amplifiers, and power supplies. Facilitated business team meetings using the Continuous

Improvement Process.

United States Air Force / Electrical and Environmental Journeyman/Supervisor

Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico - October 1993 - November 1996

Repaired electronic equipment, such as computers, industrial controls, audio and video systems,

transmitters, antennas, and servomechanisms, following blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematics and

manufacturer’s specifications, and using hand tools and test instruments: Converses with equipment

operators to ascertain problems with equipment before breakdown, and to determine if breakdown is

human error or mechanical problems. Tested electronic components and circuits to locate defects, using

oscilloscopes, signal generators, ammeters, and voltmeters. Replaced defective components and wiring

and adjusts mechanical parts, using and tools and soldering iron. Responsible for controlling and safe

guarding equipment and a member of the Quality Initiative Team.

 

Education

Niagara University

Lewiston, New York

PhD. in Philosophy Leadership and Policy completed date of Nov 2019

 

Medaille College

Buffalo, New York

Master’s in Business and Administration completion date of Nov 2016

State University of New York

Buffalo, New York

Epsilon Pi Tau Member inducted November 2010

Master’s in Industrial Engineering Technology completed in May 2011

Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering completed May 2009

 

Alfred State Tech

Alfred, New York

Associate of Science in Electro-Mechanical Systems Engineer completed May 1996

 

Community College of the Air Force

Associate of Science in Electrical and Environmental Systems Journeyman

Harkness Vocational

Williamsville, New York

Completed two years Electrical Systems I & II (Certificate of Completion 1991)

 

Publications

Go Green Electrically 2011, Gilewski N.

Organizational & Community Involvement

Leadership Niagara 2016

IEEE 2016