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Engineer Maintenance

Staunton, Virginia, 24401, United States
October 22, 2016

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Harold E. “Ed” Landes, Jr.


Professional Summary

Proven manager of resources (people, equipment, and budgets), with experience leading hourly professionals, first line supervisors and engineers.

Extensive engineering capabilities, which included focus on process capability improvements to reduce costs and increase efficiencies.

Employment Summary

H & R General Contractors, Inc.

Director of Operations

Responsible for maintaining day to day operations of a three million dollar (sales) operation in contract cleaning/document shredding and preventive maintenance

Responsible for leading and directing work for 150 employees.

Partner with State agencies to ensure Legal and Human Resources are met.

Ensure that Safety and Environmental guidelines are being met and /or exceeded, based on Government needs.

Sales/Marketing for document shredding.

Negotiates with customers on new and existing contractual agreements.

Responsible for handling accounting practices and principals for the organization. (Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable)

Analyze Profit & Loss statements, offering recommendations as needed, to meet company’s objectives.

Conduct Job Analysis to establish personnel and logistical specifications of contracts.

Evaluate, repair and document preventive maintenance needs of the various customers.

Perform hands on repair of electrical and mechanical issues

Develop and implement plans to upgrade infrastructural needs to meet local standards. (Electrical, HVAC, fire system and roofing systems)

Project Management: Responsible for seeing that infrastructure needs are being met for the relocation of equipment for a manufacturing facility. (Mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and infrared heating)

Mohawk / Wayn-Tex Inc., Waynesboro, VA

Maintenance Superintendent/Plant Engineer

Direct the installation and startup of new equipment to assure quality installation and vendor compliance with procurement specifications.

Supervise all contractor work for installation, construction or revision of new or existing equipment.

Plan future expansion projects, including site preparation, design and layout, utility requirements, production flow and writing all justifications for capital projects.

Implement new or upgrade existing equipment necessary to meet production and infrastructural needs.

Manage an annual expense budget in excess of $2.5 million and an annual capital budget of $3 million.

Responsible for leading and directing work teams for 52 skilled tradesmen, 2 supervisors, electrical engineer and safety engineer to ensure that production and infrastructural needs are being met for the plant.

Responsible for evaluating all plant infrastructural needs are being met in costly and effective manner. (HVAC, steam, electrical and natural gas).

Responsible for set up, implementation, maintaining and evaluation of computerized maintenance system. (J D Edwards)

Experience with PC based applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Auto CAD.

Responsible for coordinating and maintaining proper documentation to meet company and regulatory needs. (OSHA, DEQ & EPA)

Responsible for coordinating Lean Manufacturing (5S) activities and leading Kaizen events for continuous improvement teams.

Continuous educational training (safety, environmental, management and new technology) to meet company needs.

Meet on a weekly, monthly and annual basis with various personnel (Department managers and direct reports) to discuss goals, objectives and costs (expense and capital budgets) pertaining to safety/environmental, quality, human resources, production and infrastructural needs.

Perform employee based evaluations.

Working with maintenance personnel on writing standard operating procedures.

Responsible for evaluating all plant safety regulations (emergency evacuation plan, Lockout/Tagout, confined space, ladder safety, fork truck training) on an annual basis.

Extrusion Department Superintendent

Managing and coordinating day to day operations for a department that included 100 employees, 5 Supervisors and 2 Process Engineers.

Leading a team to develop SOP’s and work instructions.

Manage an annual expense budget in excess of $1.5 million, and an annual capital budget of $1.7 million.

Continually improving safety goals by 10% annually and eliminating environmental concerns as set forth as company’s objectives.

Working cross functionally between departments to meet company’s goals and objectives.

Responsible for establishing new strategies and techniques to reduce waste and increase production efficiency.

Extrusion Process Engineer

Development, implementation and training of SPC in the Extrusion Department.

Team Leader for ISO-9002 implementation in the Extrusion Department.

Responsible for all technical processes, with focus on increasing process capabilities (e.g. production rates, product uniformity and costs).

Worked with vendors concerning raw materials and their effect on the overall plant process.

Performed statistical analysis of processes and products.

Environmental and Safety Engineer

Liaison between State Agencies and facility to ensure that Wayn-Tex met all government regulations.

Development and accountability of the budget for the Safety/Environmental Department.

Interfacing with OSHA and State Water Control Board.

Developed a Toxic Reduction Plan and maintained all records associated with it and the deposition of all hazardous materials.

Maintained all Worker Compensation records.

Developed programs for statistical data.

Trained management and employees on wide range of programs

American Safety Razor Company, Verona, VA

Process/Manufacturing Engineer

Education Summary

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, May 1982, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

A.A.S. in Mechanical Design Technology, August 1980, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA

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