engineering manager

Name : jstefaniak
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Hickory Creek,TX
Job Title engineering manager
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Jan John Stefaniak

Leader and Engineering Professional who adeptly incorporates customers and engineers perspectives in design decisions. Expertise in both product design and manufacturing operations. International experience includes Canada, China, Mexico, Taiwan and Europe.
Areas of Expertise
Product DevelopmentProject ManagementSix Sigma / ISO
ManufacturingManagementCustomer RelationshipSupply Chain Management

Increased Engineering Department revenue in two years by 150% by development and implementation of new engineering and project management practices and procedures, including QA Standards.
Corrected deficiencies and took actions to bring performance back to the acceptable levels by personnel changes and development of new engineering and project management practices and procedures.
Designed two functional hardware products that produced $1.5 million in annual revenues.
Produced a 40% saving in cost of manufacturing through a product re-design.
Achieved a 35% saving in cost of manufacturing by product re-design using DFM process.

Professional Experience
M&B Industries, Atlanta, GA
Functional hardware manufacturer and distributor
Product Development Consultant 2009 Present
Design of functional hardware products.
Test and evaluation of products for US regulatory compliance.

Greenscape Pump Services, Inc., Carrollton, TX
A full service design and construction company, specializing in innovative water technology solutions (architectural fountains, waterfalls, streambeds, irrigation pump stations).

Engineering Manager,2006 2008
Build up and organized Engineering Department, directed work of assigned professionals designing water features systems (mechanical and electrical).
Developed Design Services Presentation Portfolio for sales department.
Designed mechanical systems for architectural water features valued up to $ 800,000.
Coordinated engineering activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of resources.
Value Engineered outside designs to meet Clients budgets.

Hobbs Architectural Fountains, Atlanta, GA
Specializes in design and installation of architectural water features, including pump stations fabrication.

Engineering Manager,2005 2006
Managed work of assigned professionals designing water features systems (mechanical and electrical)
and projects sub-contractors. Developed new products and managed projects valued up to $ 1.0 million.
Developed documentation control system that simplified operations.
Developed and implemented product design training program for engineering personnel that resulted in shorter learning curve and 10% increase of productivity.
Designed water features including MEP equipment.

Stefaniak & Associates, Cumming, GA
Consultant, 2003 2005
Defined, documented and evaluated quality and manufacturing processes.
Designed product test equipment to meet industry reliability standards.

Jan John Stefaniak

jan_stefaniak[at] 972.822.0132

Hettich America / Hettich Manufacturing, LP, Alpharetta, GA
World leading manufacturer of functional hardware for furniture, appliance, medical and automotive industries.

Director of Engineering (1996-2003)
Managed the design engineering team and operations of a manufacturing plant with staff of up to 120. Responsibilities included budgeting and P&L- annual budget of $6.5 million.
Spearheaded the move of $1 million operations from Germany to US one month ahead of schedule.
Initiated the implementation of ISO 9001 in 45,000 square foot manufacturing plant.
Designed and delivered engineering training, including product features and applications.
Managed products that included specifications, costing, pricing, and direct customer interface.

Product Engineer (1994-1995)
Designed and managed products in accordance to design principles and specifications.
Designed two ball bearing slides and submitted two patent applications.
Planned and maintained door hardware and ball bearing slides products lines.

Rycom Instruments, Inc., Raytown, MO
A leading manufacturer of line, cable-identification and fault locators for outside plant service.

Mechanical Design / Manufacturing Engineer, 1991 1994
Designed and improved frequency selective level meters and hand held cable locators. Defined and documented manufacturing processes (fabrication and assembly)
Significantly improved product quality of RF level meters and fiber optics tracing equipment.
Developed processes and labor standards for manufacturing operations.
Transitioned cable locators from design to manufacturing process.

MBA with DistinctionKeller Graduate School of Management, Alpharetta, GA
BS Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Engineer-in-Training State of Missouri (#EIT-36898-E)
Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Green Advantage Environmental Certification
Certified Supply Chain Analyst

US Patent #362 638 Design of Cable Locator Enclosure

Professional Development
Engineering EthicsASME, Dallas, Texas 2007
Green Advantage-CommercialGreen Advantage, Inc. Dallas, TX2007
The Qualities of LeaderMaximum Impact, Inc., Cumming, GA2004
Training Managers to TrainLanier Technical College, Cumming, GA2003
Communications SkillsLanier Technical College, Cumming, GA2003

Professional Affiliations
American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME
Business & Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association BIFMA
American Society for Testing of Materials ASTM

Computer Skills
AutoCAD 2008 / Microsoft Office & Project / MRP-JD Edwards-AS400 / Timberline

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