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Location:
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57103, United States
Posted:
March 21, 2011

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Jeffrey Lee *******

******@***.*****.*** **** East Brookline Circle ( Sioux Falls, SD

57103

605-***-**** (home) ( 605-***-****

Professional Summary

( Highly accomplished, results-oriented Project Manager with

exceptional leadership experience in the fabrication / manufacturing

industry; maintains high personal standards for quality, preparedness,

productivity, and profitability.

( Production-minded Operations Manager with demonstrated success in

budget development and control, new product and system introductions,

cost containment, design enhancements, production streamlining, and

safety improvements.

( Visionary, bottom-line-oriented strategist who substantially

increases profits through cost reduction and common-sense operational

efficiency; creatively analyzes operations to design and implement

process improvements.

( Committed, well-respected team leader and workforce developer who

equips staff with the tools necessary to set and achieve goals; builds

solid relationships with production and managerial staff to ensure

cooperation and unity.

Areas of Expertise

+ Project Management + Automation

+

Lean

Manufacturing

+ Capital Justifications + People

Management

+ Root

Cause

Identification

+ Workflow Analysis + Standard

Labor Content

+ Powder

Paint Systems

Professional Experience

LARSON MANUFACTURING, Brookings, SD 1997 - 2011

Manufacturing Engineering Manager (2002-2011)

. Oversaw 3 engineers and 2 technicians, along with Facility and

Maintenance support teams.

. Procured all major capital equipment for 6 manufacturing locations;

provided equipment and facility maintenance support for all Brookings

production locations.

. Engineered labor standards for all BOMs.

( Implemented automated roll-forming line with annual savings of

over $3 Million; implemented core scrap reduction plan with annual

savings of over $700,000.

( Originated Standard Operating Procedures that remain OSHA best

practice.

( Improved safety in ergonomics/guarding with TCIR reduction from

14 to 6 over 5 years.

( Developed functional excellence training for Manufacturing

Engineering and Maintenance support teams.

( Implemented Computerized Maintenance Management system,

reducing downtime by over 80% in 12-month period.

( Reconfigured plant to improve production efficiency over 10

points.

( Designed retractable screen fabrication system, saving over

$1.4 Million annually.

( Implemented molded master frame assembly system, reducing labor

expenditure by $750,000.

Lead Manufacturing Engineer (1997-2002)

. Managed 3 engineers and 4 technicians; oversaw raw materials

receiving inspection for 3 manufacturing locations.

. Procured new capital equipment; introduced new production models and

engineered labor standards for BOMs.

. Handled tooling/automation project; troubleshot and resolved

production issues and documented processes.

. Designed and modified plant layout and made work flow improvements as

needed to achieve optimum productivity.

( Implemented 117,000 sq. ft. plant expansion; detailed plant

layouts for 325,000 sq. ft. door-manufacturing plant.

( Established over 1,800 labor standards; maintained over 14,000

items.

( Designed and implemented self-locking corner keys with annual

savings of over $180,000.

( Developed and installed: 6 automatic screening machines with

savings of >$540,000/yr; vibratory grid key insertion system with

savings of >$15,000/yr; robotic wood core assembly cell with 13-second

cycle time, saving $750,000/yr; semi-auto glass assembly machine

saving >$90,000/yr; 4 vertical door assembly cells increasing

productivity 15%; 3 auto-feed and fabrication machines increasing

productivity over 50%.

GO/DAN INDUSTRIES, Peru, IL 1995 - 1997

Corporate Product Engineer

. Managed print generation product design and document control;

responsible for product integrity.

. Handled customer contact and engineering change requests.

. Troubleshot production issues and developed new production processes.

( Developed induction soldering machine with annual savings of

over $60,000.

( Implemented systems to enable team to generate over 1,800

prints and BOMs for 410 models in less than 8 months.

( Analyzed and recommended acquisition of powder paint system

with annual savings of over $90,000.

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Jeffrey Lee ******* Profile / Page 2

Professional Experience (cont.)

BEHR HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEMS, Canton, SD 1985 - 1995

Manager, Manufacturing Support (1994-1995)

. Oversaw 3 engineers and 1 technician, as well as Tool Room and

Maintenance Department.

. Coordinated technical training and completed performance reviews.

. Developed budget; managed procurement of new equipment; designed and

implemented new processes.

. Ensured strict compliance with environmental regulations.

( Improved indoor air quality.

( Implemented self-directed work team within Maintenance; doubled

work order completion rates.

( Coached 2 technicians to pass Engineering Fundamentals exam;

developed project review system allowing completion of over 60 capital

projects over 2-year period.

Engineering Supervisor II (1990-1994)

. Oversaw 3 manufacturing engineers, as well as Tool Room and

Maintenance Departments.

. Implemented numerous production improvements and systems with annual

savings of over $185,000.

( Replaced continuous-vapor degreasing system with alkaline

cleaning system.

( Developed infrared apoxy curing system.

( Installed wastewater evaporator and vibratory deburring

machine.

( Achieved over 200-hour salt spray paint performance on multi-

metal parts without use of chrome.

Manufacturing Engineer (1985-1990)

. Designed and developed various projects administered by Engineering

Department.

. Coordinated new product start-ups; documented new equipment

specifications.

. Originated appropriations for expenditures.

. Troubleshot production problems.

( Coordinated 32 new product introductions in one year.

( Developed and implemented $500,000 electrostatic powder paint

system, soldering system, and leak detection system, with annual cost

savings of over $315,000.

Education

MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, Houghton, MI

B.S. - Mechanical Engineering

SEMINARS AND TRAINING:

Kepner Tregoe Project Management Crosby Quality Training for

Supervisors

Budget

Management

Cummins Production System (CPS) Advanced Statistical

Process Control

Organizational

Behavior

Small Tube Manufacturing Motivating People in

Today's

Workplace

Adhesive

Bonding

AutoCAD Drafting OSHA Repetitive

Motion

Regulation

Supervisor

Training

Lean Manufacturing Excelling as a Manager

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