Engineering manager

Name : jflaubacker
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Gasport,NY
Job Title Engineering manager
Relocation Preferences : North Eastern US
Objective : A challanging position with a solid, stable, and progressive company that will allow me to utilize upon and expand all of my experience in Engineering Management, Field and Facilities Management, and Education/Training.
Resume :  
Joseph F. Laubacker, P.E.

Professional Profile

A creative and driven Registered Professional Engineer and manager, with wide-ranging experience for industrial, institutional, healthcare, commercial, and other facilities.

- Investigates the root cause of problems and provides innovative and cost-effective win-win solutions.
- A self-motivated and enterprising leader who provides clear direction to his teammates.
- Facilitates strong relationships between all levels of an organizations internal and external customers.
- A logical and enthusiastic achiever, demonstrates a strong drive for corporate growth and profitability.
- Proven mentor and teacher at training and guiding staff to higher levels of accomplishment.
Career History

Self Employed 2005 Present
Independent Consultant Gasport, NY

HVAC, pressure vessel, and general engineering consulting to local businesses and individuals.

-Professional experience includes petrochemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, food manufacturing plants, process plants, metal processing plants, metal fabrication facilities, operations, maintenance, capital improvement, and construction management Additional experience in projects for R&D facilities, institutional, health care, residential, commercial, residential, and educational facilities.
-Experienced with OSHA, EPA, NFPA, BOCA, and NEC regulatory and code compliance.
-Adept working with government and utility agencies, for concerns affecting construction, environmental remediation, energy consumption reduction, and equipment installation projects.

Engineering Supervisor 2001 - 2008
WSF Industries, Inc. Tonawanda, NY

Managed an engineering group responsible for preparing ASME Pressure Vessel Code calculations and the design drawings for pressure vessels and autoclave systems.

-Experience in using ASME/ANSI Section I, V, VIII Div 1 and 2; ASME/ANSI B31.1, .2, .3, .6; NBIC repair code; China Code; and API Codes.
Experience with carbon steel, stainless steel, Inconel and other code-approved materials.
-Software evaluation of Solidworks and Inventor for transitioning the mechanical section of department to three-dimensional CAD. Reduced drawing preparation time and improved drawing quality.
-Developed various spreadsheet analysis tools to improve accuracy of designs minimizing rework on the shop floor and to reduce time to prepare design calculations.
-Spreadsheet analysis tools and transition to three-dimensional CAD resulted in an annual estimated savings of more than $50k in engineering and shop time as well as materials.

Group Manager 1997 2001
LASH Work Environments (Company Out of Business) Buffalo, NY

Responsible for the Airflow Systems Division with the business objective of providing custom and specialized airflow control solutions for laboratories and other clean work environments.

-Developed this division from conception and start-up to producing more than $1 million in annual sales during the first year with additional sales in subsequent years exceeding $2,000,000.00.
-Effectively managed assigned P&L responsibilities in budgeting, forecasting, marketing and sales, project management, capital purchases, and engineering management. Exceeded targeted sales and business goals and objectives.
-Directed teams to produce the design documents for various projects including research and development as well as other specialized facilities.
-Revised the scope of work and resold an existing job. Customer had become frustrated with previous manager, he threatening to cancel the purchase order. Turned the initial $30K net loss into a $10K net profit. Customer was so satisfied that he committed to a new $350K order that had $120K profit.

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Career History-Continued

Mechanical Engineer (Contract) 1991 1997
Adecco Technical Buffalo, NY

Hatch Associates: (Buffalo Office Closed) Capital Equipment Procurement Engineer.

-Produced the competitive bidding specifications and recommended for purchase $45 million in equipment as part of the design team of a new beryllium copper production plant.
-Prepared in the installation specifications and managed the generation of construction drawings.
-Coordinated integration of programmable controls for each major group of processing mills and equipment with the overall building automation and monitoring DDC system.
-Combined what were four separate equipment and system design packages into a single system recognizing savings of $150K in equipment, engineering, and installation costs.

Praxair: Capital Equipment Procurement Engineer.

-Responsible for specification, selection, and installation of air separation equipment used at multiple facilities for locations internationally.
-Equipment included a wide range of rotating and fixed equipment. Made visits to vendor shops to inspect and verify conformance of equipment to the design specifications.

Occidental Chemical: (Corporate Engineering Closed) Capital Equipment Procurement Engineer.

-Worked with projects involving ventilation, HVAC, dust collection, piping, materials handling, packaging/filling, conveyor systems, fans, pumps, chillers, filtration, cooling towers, and boilers.
-Provided an innovative ventilation design for a new production facility in Alabama. The plant location upgraded two existing process buildings by duplicating the same design. Design provided for improved safety and working conditions for employees by reducing heat stress in accordance with safety codes and regulations. Resulted in reduced manpower due to reduced reduced man hours due to requied heat stress breaks.Combined savings for entire plat were projected to be $300K+ annually.
-Investigated and identified an alternative solution to a packaging and materials handling system for a customer mandated proprietary shipping container. Reduced the original budget of $1,200K to $600k.

Sr. Project/Account Manager 1987 1991
Project Management Associates/ICI Group (Company out of Business) Williamsville, NY

Managed industrial and environmental accounts. Assisted in Marketing and Business Development to identify new prospective clients.

-Generated RFQs, RFPs as well as other proposals and marketing tools. Managed teams of up to twenty-five engineers and designers using CAD from all engineering and design disciplines.
-Effectively managed the engineering functions of multiple projects in multiple locations.
-Engineered and designed various projects involving Energy Audits, Energy Conservation, Solar Energy Audits and conservation, Pressure Vessels, Piping, Maintenance, Process Improvement, chillers, cooling towers, fans, pumps, Facilities Management, and Construction Management.
-Established a $1,000,000.+ annual account at XEROX within six months of being selected as an Engineering vendor. Managed more than 30 open work orders concurrently for various work sites.
Other Relevant Experience
Substitute Teacher 2008 - Present
Royalton- Hartland Central School Middleport, NY

Engineering Technology Instructor (Full and Part Time) 1985 1992
Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY
Licenses, Certifications and Professional Affiliations
Registered Professional Engineer New York and Pennsylvania
Certified Level 1 Alpine Ski Instructor Professional Ski Instructors of America
Member (and former Board of Director - of Buffalo Section) American Society of Mechanical Engineers
B.S., Mechanical Engineering Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
Masters Engineering and Architectural State University of New York Buffalo, NY
M.A. Candidate, Education Empire State College Niagara Frontier Center________________________________________

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