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Engineering Engineer

Grand Island, NY
October 23, 2018

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John Janeczko

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Amherst, N.Y. *****

(C) 716-***-**** (H) 716-***-****


Proven record with years of experience working for a Multi-National Organization

Possess a high level of character

Consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs

Creative, organized and dedicated employee with a strong focus on customer satisfaction Core Competencies

Ford certified Six Sigma Black Belt

Global Supply Chain

Organizational Development

RCA Trained Problem Solver/Facilitator

Program Management

Continuous Improvement

Lean Manufacturing

Quality Management Systems

Statistical Process Control

Engineering Standards

Safety/Quality Compliance


Masters of Engineering – Engineering Management, State University of New York at Buffalo Bachelors of Science – Industrial Technology, Buffalo State College Experience

Harper International Buffalo, N.Y.

5/2018 – Present

Senior Director, Project Management Office Capital Equipment QEM

Establish the first Office of Project Management

Developed a project execution work process

Conduct organization wide Root Cause Analysis (RCA) training

Establish a RCA Peer Review Board

Establish the first lessons learned / operations feedback work process 11/2004 – 4/2018 Praxair, Inc. Tonawanda, N.Y.

Global Quality Director Industrial Gas Division

Created new Quality Engineering organization dedicated to continuous improvement of the global supply chain

Established Global Quality Engineering Community of Practice

Created quality engineering “toolbox”

Development of Root Cause Analysis training courses

Created technically qualified supplier process globally

Established supplier scorecard process for critical equipment

Standardized new project Quality Assurance plans

Lead numerous Root Cause Analysis projects “Expert Level”

Lead internal safety/quality audit programs

Manage over 100 Global Engineering Standards/Guidelines

Manage 9 sites globally under ISO 9001-2008/2015

Chief Editor of global newsletter


Created a new global quality engineering organization

Developed new safety/quality compliance program

Established 4 new sites certified under ISO 9001-2008

Created global supply chain performance program

Developed and implemented global employee suggestion program 5/2003 - 11/2004 Ford Motor Company Hamburg, N.Y.

Superintendent of Quality Engineering and Six Sigma/Automotive OEM

Established and lead new Quality Engineering department utilizing statistical process control to improve dimensional control of end products

Responsible for $2,000,000 cost savings through Six Sigma methodologies

Managed $3.7 million budget

Trained 68 salaried employees as Six Sigma Green Belts Achievements

Over achieved Six Sigma cost savings target by 147%

Improved Cp/Cpk by 100% year over year

Achieved level 5/6 Quality Operating Systems certifications 4/2001 - 4/2003 Taber Industries Tonawanda, N.Y.

Vice President of Engineering and Quality Assurance OEM of test equipment, crimping presses and transducers for Aerospace

Reorganized engineering and quality assurance departments to develop new products and improve coordination of aerospace accounts

Introduced program management, solid modeling and FEA

Lead globalization of supply chain


Reduced new product development cycle by 6 months

Released 12 new products – revenue increase of 30%

Reduced material costs by 50%

Reduced quality spills by 80%

1/1989 -3/2001 General Motors Corporation / Delphi Lockport, N.Y. Product Engineering Manager /Automotive OEM

Established and managed a new engineering department focused on noise and vibration improvements of systems and components

Lead layout and construction of new 15,000 square foot test facility Achievements

Reduced quality spills by 60%

Improved first time part approval submissions (PPAP) by 50%

Reduced warranty returns (IPTV) by 30%

Senior Product Engineer

Component / system release engineer and product team leader for the future Cadillac HVAC vehicle programs, QS 9000 implementation team leader, and materials cost reduction team leader

Managed budget of $30 million


Reduced material costs by $6 million annually

Released four new Cadillac programs from 1995 through 1999

Credited with JD Powers and Associates award

Received new product development award resulting in a $500,000 tooling cost avoidance Systems Reliability Engineer


Designed and implemented first of a kind air quench system for vacuum brazed heat exchangers

Process improvement resulted in a warranty reduction cost savings of $5,000,000

Reduced purchased part warranty by 50%

Maintenance / Tool Room Supervisor

Managed 120 skilled tradesmen in the maintenance and tool room departments Achievements

Designed and fabricated new type of molten solder pots. Design improvement resulted in a cost savings of $600,000 annually


Board of directors Willowridge Civic and Recreation Association

Volunteer little league baseball/football coach

Volunteer at St. Christopher’s school/parish

Eastern Niagara United Way special events coordinator

Guest professor at the University of Buffalo – two semesters Awards

Praxair special recognition award 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

NASA Space Shuttle program excellence award 2003

General Motors – outstanding employee achievements (1990, 1994, 1996, 1998)

Intellectual property rights awarded 1995 (Cadillac Motor Division)

United Way – special events recognition awards (1995, 1996)

JD Powers & Associates employee recognition award (1999)

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