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OperationsManager

Raghu Vasanth

Product Development - Engineering & Operations - Technical Sales
San Ramon

Summary

Advanced Engineering Operations Manager offering over 10 years of experience and proven success in engineering, manufacturing and production, quality assurance and leadership. Highly skilled in streamlining operations and improving throughput through continuous process improvement and cross-functional collaboration. Accomplished in building high-performing teams and inspiring staff to achieve personal and professional goals.

Overview

3
3
Certifications
8
8
years of post-secondary education
10
10
years of professional experience

Work History

Product Development Engineer - Sales Engineer

Architectural Lighting Works LLC
2018-09 - Current
  • Directed full development lifecycle, including concept design, feature definitions and production support.
  • Distinguished product issues and gathered information on customer experiences.
  • Oversaw development of more than 3 new products each year.
  • Supported future project development through drafting of marketing requirements materials.
  • Drafted clear technical documentation, detailing product design specifications.
  • Maintained internal product knowledge database.
  • Consulted with product development teams to enhance products based on customer data.
  • Determined level of compliance and technical feasibility of proposed initiatives.
  • Designed and incorporated process design improvements.
  • Prepared cost estimates by studying customer documents and consulting with project managers.
  • Gained customer acceptance by demonstrating cost reductions and operations improvements.
  • Supported market research activities, including metrics and requirements development and risk management.
  • Provided technical troubleshooting and problem solving for clients with installed equipment/system issues.
  • Identified sales opportunities by assessing environment and devising and implementing winning strategy.
  • Delivered technical sales presentations to prospects and presented benefits and value of products.
  • Suggested ideas for product evolution and new product variants.

Industrial Engineer

B-K Lighting Inc.
2011-12 - 2018-09
  • Oversaw all manufacturing engineering operations for company with $30 million in yearly revenue.
  • Implemented quality control initiatives, resulting in 66% decrease of inspection failures.
  • Collected and organized data for use in key decision-making.
  • Complied with all Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines while designing new production processes and methods.
  • Streamlined material handling and material flow procedures to reduce overall production times and shorten lead times on custom orders.
  • Drafted equipment layout plans to enhance workplace efficiency for new and existing production floors.
  • Coached and assisted employees with adapting to new processes.
  • Leveraged statistical data on production failures to pinpoint and eliminate flaws in manufacturing processes.
  • Designed labor utilization standards to balance worker efficiency with employee satisfaction, increasing overall productivity and satisfaction.
  • Calculated overall production costs by evaluating material, labor and other expenditures.
  • Applied agile methodology to shorten cycle time and achieve target margins.

Manufacturing Engineer

Schneider Electric
2011-03 - 2011-11
  • Calculated overall production costs by evaluating material, labor and other expenditures.
  • Managed supplier development efforts through engineering design, technical producibility, manufacturing reviews and development of solutions.
  • Collaborated with various departments such as engineering, management, procurement, sales, marketing, suppliers and quality assurance to provide technical support.
  • Performed daily department Layered Process Audits to maintain proactive control over automobile manufacturing process.
  • Investigated reports of defective, damaged or malfunctioning parts, assemblies, equipment and systems to identify problems and resolutions.
  • Completed technical estimates using cost models.
  • Researched and tested design feasibility and operation of equipment, components and systems.
  • Researched suppliers and conducted on-site supplier evaluations.
  • Worked with suppliers to manage schedules, specifications and quality compliance.
  • Used lean manufacturing principles to develop, evaluate and improve in-house manufacturing methods.
  • Communicated changes in costs to engineers, designers, purchases and suppliers.

Industrial Engineering Intern

Schneider Electric
2010-07 - 2011-02
  • Verified calculations and records of manufacturing employees.
  • Designed floor plans and layouts to maximize efficiency.
  • Applied statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements.
  • Eliminated ineffective product line materials to resolve performance challenges and mitigate corrosion.
  • Identified appropriate methodology to shorten cycle time and achieve target margins.

Education

Master of Science - Industrial Technology

California State University - Fresno
2006-08 - 2010-05

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Sri Krishna College Of Engineering And Technology
2001-08 - 2005-05

Skills

Cost reduction strategies

Work flow planning

Project development and life cycle

Procurement and sales

Performance Evaluations

Operations management

Sales background

Superb time management skills

New product introductions strategies

Engineering & Manufacturing operations oversight

CRM

CPQ

PLM & PDM

Work Availability

monday
tuesday
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thursday
friday
saturday
sunday
morning
afternoon
evening
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Certification

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Schneider-Electric

2011-08

IES.PEC

2020-11

AGi32 I.C

2020-08

Timeline

IES.PEC

2020-11

AGi32 I.C

2020-08

Product Development Engineer - Sales Engineer

Architectural Lighting Works LLC
2018-09 - Current

Industrial Engineer

B-K Lighting Inc.
2011-12 - 2018-09

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt – Schneider-Electric

2011-08

Manufacturing Engineer

Schneider Electric
2011-03 - 2011-11

Industrial Engineering Intern

Schneider Electric
2010-07 - 2011-02

Master of Science - Industrial Technology

California State University - Fresno
2006-08 - 2010-05

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Sri Krishna College Of Engineering And Technology
2001-08 - 2005-05
Raghu VasanthProduct Development - Engineering & Operations - Technical Sales