Clinton Thomas

  • Industrial Maintenance
  • Project Management
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Product Development
  • Web Development
  • 3D Modeling (Fusion360)
  • Owner Wildbot3D®, LLC
  • B2C Internet Retail
  • Additive Manufacturing

13 Years Industrial Maintenance Experience

I've been an industrial maintenance technician for over 13 years including 3 years as lead technician. One year as acting supervisor, leading a crew of 3-6 technicians on night shift. Typical shift included six hours of production, breaking the equipment down for sanitation, completing any necessary repairs, and finally starting the plant back up.

During my time as a acting supervisor, my crew maintained the least downtime of the four maintenance crews and consistently had one third the downtime compared to the other crews despite only having about half as many technicians.

Machine Types

  • Metal Detectors
  • X-Rays
  • Grading/Sizing Machines
  • Metering Systems
  • Baggers
  • Box Machines
  • Tape Machines
  • Strappers
  • Squid Printers
  • Vacuum Pumps
  • Trash Pumps
  • Hydraulic Pumps/Packs
  • Vacuum Sealers
  • Scale Hoppers
  • 3000lbs+ Tumblers
  • Skinners
  • Shear Mixers
  • Injectors
  • Breaders (Drum and Flat)
  • Fryers
  • Computer Combination Weighers (CCW)
  • Pallet Wrappers
  • Scales From 50 Grams To 5000 Pounds
  • Water And Oil Boilers
  • All Manners Of Conveyance

Brands

  • Safeline (Metal Detectors, X-Rays)
  • Cantrell (Wing Machines)
  • DSI (Waterjet Systems, Blade Portioners)
  • Marel/Stork (Sizers/Graders, Sensor-X, Flattener, Single-Feed Indexers)
  • Meyn/Dapec (Offal Seperators)
  • FPEC (Tumblers, Mixers, Dumpers)
  • Cooling and Applied Tech. (CAT Scales, Pumps, Injectors)
  • Thomas (High Pressure Water Pumps)
  • Kemco (Water Boiler)
  • Fulton (Oil Boiler)
  • Stein (Breaders, Batterwells, Fryers)
  • Murzan (Pumps)
  • M-TEK (CVP Bag Sealers)
  • Ishida (CCW)
  • Yamato (CCW)
  • Eagle Scales (CCW)
  • PacMac (Baggers)
  • Dynaric (Strappers)
  • Mosca (Strappers)
  • Prime Equipment
  • Wexxar Bel (Box Machines)
  • Admix/Rotosolver (Mixers)

Electrical

schematic I drew up for control panels on breast skinner machines
At my current job, I found it necessary to rebuild the control panels for our breast skinning machines. I deleted several parts that were unecessary (an hour meter and relay for a solenoid that turned the air on and off) and weren't being used. This allowed me to keep the panel cleaner and easier for my coworkers to troubleshoot. This is the schematic I drew up to replace the old one. 4 Prox Sensors with corresponding SPDT Control Relays for door safeties with a "Cleanup" mode switch that bypasses all but one safety(chain guard).

A 3D model of the same control panel showing devices that make up the motor control circuit.

The Wildbot: A CoreXY 3D Printer of My Own Design

the wildbot 3d printer
wildbot electrical
Rino 30:1 gearbox for Z-axis
micrometer head for bed levelling
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The Wildbot 3D Printer
Wildbot Electrical Panels
Rino 30:1 Gearbox
Ball-headed screws and a micrometer head level the bed

Why the Wildbot Exists

I wanted to buy a nice 3d printer to replace my $145 ebay special that was made of plywood. But there were no 3d printers on the retail market that were designed well. Usually they were built from parts and materials that weren't suited to the job. Most of them had over-constrained build surfaces with a height adjustment in each of the four corners. They also tended to have two independent steppers to lift the Z-axis. These and other design flaws that existed in all retail 3d printers motivated me to design and build my own.

the x-carriage for the wildbot the x-carriage I designed

Pictured above you can see how I designed the X-carriage in Fusion360 and how the X-carriage came out in the end. I had to change the way I was planning on securing the belts to the carriage but other than that, the design worked like a charm. I ordered the front and back plates cut form 16ga Stainless from Innovative Laser and Design in Lafayette, GA. The top part that mounts to the linear bearing I machined myself out of aluminum on a manual mill.

Website Design

I created this website by writing the HTML, CSS, and Javascript myself in VSCode. No website builder or templates used. It's hosted on a webserver I manage. Below you can see websites I've created on Wordpress and Shopify using various themes.

website I designed for a fictional shed hauler company

This is a wordpress site I designed on the Pro Theme by Themeco. It's for a fictional shed moving company.

wildbot3d shopify site

This is my shopify website where I sell accessories for tabletop RPGs (Dungeons and Dragons, etc) that I design and manufacture myself using additive manufacturing (3D Printing).

wildbot.app website

Wildbot Apps

This is a website I made to host two javascript apps I created for Etsy sellers.

Taggregator helps sellers optimize the keywords on their Etsy listings.

Sales map just populates a world map with markers everwhere they've shipped an item.

You can check them out here.

Personality

Traits

  • Level-headed
  • Strong Analytical and Critical Thinking Ability
  • Decisive Under Pressure
  • Bias for Action
  • Lifelong Learner

Kolbe A Results

kolbe a results

Fact Finder: Explain

Get Essential Facts

  • Work within priorities
  • Start with the highest probability
  • Use terms appropriately
  • Test analogies
  • Clarify specifics

Quick Start: Stabilize

Stick With What Already Works Well

  • Create standards
  • Minimize risk factors
  • Create precedents
  • Establish outside limits

Implementor: Demonstrate

Construct Tangible Solutions

  • Build models
  • Erect mechanical devices
  • Produce quality solutions
  • Tackle tangible projects
  • Construct things that last
  • Make mechanical contraptions