“Every minute you spend discussing someone else’s success is another minute you have wasted on building your own success.” Nick Gilewski

Career Summary

Six Sigma Green Belt with twenty years experience in manufacturing management, scheduling/planning, and product 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. Core competencies include:

• PLC Programming • Lean • Robotics Programming • NFPA 70E • SAP Administrator • Safety Investigations • Operations Management • Union Labor Relations • Engineering Design • Wonderware Programming

Professional Experience

New York State Power Authority / Outage Coordinator/Operations Supervisor
Lewiston, New YorkMay 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 YorkSeptember 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 Development
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.


Niagara University
Lewiston, New York
Doctorate in Leadership and Policy completion date of May 2020

Medaille College
Buffalo, New York
Master’s in Business and Administration completed December 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

Harkness Vocational
Williamsville, New York
Completed two years Electrical Systems I & II (Certificate of Completion 1991)

Community College of the Air Force
Associate of Science in Electrical and Environmental Systems Journeyman

Go Green Electrically 2011, Gilewski N.
Organizational & Community Involvement
Leadership Niagara 2016
IEEE 2016