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14144 Mueschke Road, Apt. 7309, Cypress, TX 77433 
(248) 508-9282
Travonj09@yahoo.com

OVERVIEW

Travon Johnson is a graduate student and research assistant at Prairie View A&M University in the Computer Science Department. With previous industry experience, he has outstanding leadership skills and willingness to learn. His current research assistant position covers parallel computing.

EDUCATION

Prairie View A&M University, College of Engineering, Prairie View, TX
Masters of Science Degree in Computer Science
Anticipated Graduation August 2018

Texas A&M University, College of Engineering, College Station, TX
Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering, May 2014

SKILLS

  • Proficient in C++ Programming Language, Java Programming Language, Excel, C Programming Language, and Matlab
  • Strong Problem Solving Skills
EXPERIENCE

Associate Project Engineer-Controls Execution Team
Mars Chocolate North America, Cleveland, TN
June 2014-July 2016

  • Managed wrapper and buffer upgrade updates for equipment manufacturers’ work on fun size
    optimization project to increase tons/shift on Twix line
  • Prepared waste/rework data for dark chocolate process line 
  • Provided vendors with electrical RFQ for demolition, relocation, and installation of new equipment
  • Lead contractors on electrical “bidwalk” to review P&ID’s for electrical design and work with programming and operations to develop working P&ID’s
  • Lead Engineer on Single Face Carton Project responsible for Palletizer, Stretch wrapper, Anne’s House of Nuts, and MLP9 hopper modifications and installations from January 2016-July 2016
  • Managed time, scope and budget for all controls aspects of projects
  • Lead installation plans between project team and plant personnel
  • Lead shutdown alignment between project team, site engineering, and contractors
  • Lead relocation of recycling balers and cage. Improved efficiency of balers by placing them on separate breakers to be used simultaneously. Improved quality by separating machine parts for each value stream through cage relocation.
  • Lead execution and installation of major power equipment with required shutdown of half the plant
  • Research and test new technology for existing applications
  • Manage contractors (Designers, Electrical, Control System, etc.) for project work and safety policy compliance
  • Provide system checkout, debugging and technical support as required to insure timely and efficient project start-ups
  • Stay current with technologies being deployed within North America in order to ensure that the site operates at peak efficiency.  Maintain contacts at other North American sites.


Firmware Engineer Intern
Hewlett-Packard, Austin, TX    
Summer 2013

  • Enhanced the embedded platform unit test infrastructure, with special focus on improving code coverage results of the automated unit test audit runs
  • Expect and Bash Scripting Language


Data Analyst Intern
Hewlett-Packard, ISS, TCE&Q, Houston, TX
June 2012-April 2013
  • ŸGathered and analyzed customer configuration parameters
  • ŸDeveloped customer remediation plan that aided engineering counterparts in Customer Support


Robotics Intern
NASA Johnson Space Center, Robotic Electronics Development Laboratory, Houston, TX
Summer 2011

  • Altium Design Software
  • ŸDeveloped, integrated and tested complex electrical systems for mobile robotic systems (included batteries and redundant systems)

Electrical Engineering Intern
NASA Johnson Space Center, Ellington Field, Houston, TX
Summer 2010

  • Developed a digital data recording system that automatically begins recording of aircraft data upon aircraft power up
  • ŸAssisted with the corrupted data program using C programming language


TAMU ACTIVITIES

  • Ÿ Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Member             
  • Ÿ National Society of Black Engineers, Member
  • Ÿ Latinos in Engineering and Science (MAES), Joint Committee Chair
  • Ÿ Micromouse Robotic Competition Team, Co-Team Leader                 
  • Ÿ TAMU Gates Millennium Scholars Organization, Chartering Member        
  • Ÿ Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Secretary & Treasurer                      
  • Ÿ Student Athlete Alliance Committee, Member, 2009-2010                  
  • Ÿ Track & Field, Member, 2009 – 2010


VOLUNTEER WORK

  • ŸMARS Christmas Parade Volunteer
  • ŸUnited Way
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Adopt-a-Highway
  • TAMU Big Event
  • Encouraged and tutored High School students through the Gear Up Program at TAMU
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Alternative Spring Break
  • Intern Presenter for NASA MUST Program