Employed from 1983 to present with Bechtel in Schenectady, NY. As a Principal Engineer, I perform in-depth technical reviews of designs prepared by suppliers for electronic equipment and circuit breakers used electric plant environments. I monitor and critique extensive qualification testing performed on new designs, such testing to include mechanical shock, vibration, fault current interruption, thermal performance, electromagnetic compatibility, and extensive functional testing.

Keewatin Taconite; Photo courtesy of Peter Clevenstine, Mineesota DNR

Employed from 1977 to 1983 at the Hanna Mining Company, Keewatin, MN. During this time, I was responsible for the design, installation, and start-up of industrial control systems and other plant equipment. I designed and supervised the installation and startup of a distributed control system for a multi-line primary and secondary grinding system. My projects included the installation of a programmable logic controller to control the bed level of a travelling grate system by adjusting the speed of a the grate. My responsibilities also included performing detailed troubleshooting of large (>200 hp) solid state motor drives.

M.S.E.E 1990 from Union College, Schenectady, NY. The Masters Program focused on developing greater in-depth proficiency in various electrical engineering disciplines rather than many masters programs that seek extensive depth in a limited discipline. Areas I studied in completing the program include electronics, microcomputers, digital control, digital communications systems, fiber optics, and nuclear engineering.

B.S.E.E 1977 from Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI. Held position of president of the Student Chapter of I.E.E.E.

Licensed Professional Engineer in New York State (NYS ON-line Verifications)

Other Activities:

Adjunct Instructor at (Schenectady County Community College)

Member of Board of Directors(Spa Christian School)

Personal Perspective: Learn more about Jim Clevenstine, the person.

Burnt Hills, NY
Last update: January 21, 2015