Jeff Landers

Summary

A multi-talented, focused and results driven individual with more than fifteen years of progressive manufacturing experience.

A hands on management style that strongly emphasizes lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, coaching and teambuilding. Develops and establishes harmonious relationships with associates at all levels.

Exceptional skill set within engineering, manufacturing, and operations that enhance business processes, efficiency, productivity, and quality. Proven ability to develop and implement strategies that achieve business results and maximizes revenue

Work History

Work History
May 2011 - Present

Sr Manufacturing Engineer

Schneider Electric

Develop and implement industrial processes which conform to safety standards and lean principles. Industrial processes include sheet metal fabrication, molding, stamping, material planning/control, order processing. Develop assembly processes, work instructions, plant layouts, and train workforce.

Key Accomplishments:Industrialization project leader for new Electric Vehicle Fast Charge product with strong focus on Design for Assembly and Design for Manufacturability.Developed work cell design and layout to maximize space and optimize material flow. Estimate and report product costs, capital and manufacturing expenses. Develop labor standards for assembly processes. Perform material planning analysis and implement strategies. Perform downstream logistics planning and make vs. buy decisions on components.

2011 - Present

Sr. Manufacturing Engineer

NIC Global

Provide engineering solutions and support to process operations in TN, OH and TX facilities. Develop and implement industrial tooling, fixtures, and processes. Evaluate, analyze, author, and justify capital equipment. Perform line, cell, and department layouts for one piece flow operations. Design and build assembly equipment for processes. Develop work instructions, tooling requirements, material flow and replenishment. CNC programming and part development.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>

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Key Accomplishments:Successfully designed, developed and implemented PACCAR NGP Sleeper, ECU, Rear Fairing and Bunk work cells in facilities. Developed and implemented engineered processes for the opening and production startup of expansion sister plants in OH and TX. Established layouts; organized contractors for air, electrical and data installations based on these layouts. Develop material flow and replenishment to cells and equipment. Evaluated, justified, purchased and installed capital tooling and equipment. Developed work processes and flows based on lean mfg principals. Developed and implemented vision systems for process and quality controls of assembly.<o:p></o:p>

Mar 2010 - Dec 2010

Materials Manager

Metrican Stampings

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Implement lean management processes to maximize customer service performance, minimize costs and working capital. Manage business inventory control and on-time delivery metrics. Manage new product and new business supply related launch activities to meet customer demands.

Key Accomplishments:Design and implementation of Kanban scheduling system for facility, replacing manual MRP master scheduling. Reduced coating cost by $143,000/yr through supplier negotiations and RFQ package submissions.

2008 - 2010

Plant Manager

PM Lighting LLC

Manage daily operations in engineering, safety, quality, production, and maintenance. Lead business operations managing P&L and budgeting. Implementation of lean training to increase productivity and eliminate waste throughout facility including 5S, Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen, Visual Workplace, SMED, TPM, Poka Yoke.

Key Accomplishments: Streamlined setup and production processes utilizing lean tools and techniques. Developed, installed controls and capital equipment to ensure OSHA compliance throughout facility. Development of standard operating procedures for all manufacturing processes and setup parameters. Implemented and developed standards, processes, and procedures for company UL certification.

2005 - 2008

Manufacturing Operations Manager

http://www.franceformer.com

Promoted from Mfg Engineer to position of Manufacturing Operations Manager. The change agent for implementation of lean mfg to increase productivity throughout facility. Provide accurate production planning and scheduling to efficiently manage and control daily business operations. Provide extensive leadership and training to develop staff assuring to achieve company goals and objectives. Effectively develop and control profits, plans, and budget.

Key Accomplishments:Successfully redesigned and streamlined production cells utilizing lean manufacturing tools which eliminated 3 production lines, increased productivity by over 200%, and decreased per unit cost by 24%. Improved total plant efficiency from 72% to 90%. Established annual savings of 1.2 million through process and manufacturing improvements. Instrumental in continuous improvement of business by implementing lean process training for personnel and providing knowledge and support with 5S, seven wastes, value stream mapping, kaizen, tpm, smed, poka yoke, and single piece flow implementations.

1996 - 2005

Manufacturing Engineer

http://www.franceformer.com

Development of tooling, fixtures, and manufacturing processes. Evaluate, analyze, author, and justify capital equipment and tooling.

Designed, installed, and debugged tooling and capital equipment. Perform PLC and PC machine control programming and installations. Support maintenance with equipment troubleshooting. Performed cnc programming and part prove out. Conduct costing and efficiency studies for improvement of new and existing products. Perform line, cell, and department layouts for one piece flow operations.

Key Accomplishments: Strategically implemented robotic solder cells to replace hand soldering which saved $132,000 per year and increased productivity by 400%. Efficiently installed Tox joining cells to replace spot welding operation which saved $250,000 per year and increased productivity by 350%. Implemented pre painted steel, tooling, and processes to replace costly powder coating line which saved $200,000 per year in materials and utility usage. Replaced facility HID lighting with fluorescent T-8 fixtures improving light output by 45% and saving $96,000 per year on electrical cost.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Lean Manufacturing Tools

Kaizen                             Value Stream Mapping                          TPM                            SMED                                        5S 7 Wastes Single Piece Flow                                   Visual Factory                                      Kanban  Poke Yoke

Process Cost Reduction / Improvement

Strategic Planning and Scheduling

Cost Analysis and Budgeting

New Product Engineering and Development

Leadership and Management

Lean Mfg Training / Implementation

Certifications

Certifications

Lean Six Sigma

Villanova University