Chandrashekar S

Plant Manager - 10 Years of Experience - Near 60564


Plant Manager


Naperville, IL

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Qualifications Profile Results-driven and goal-oriented professional with broad-based experience in industrial engineering, employee relations, quality and operations, product development, and project management. Skilled at establishing and managing contract manufacturers around the globe, while leading its development and ensuring organizational success. Equipped with exceptional ability to build and cultivate professional working relationships with customers, business partners, and executives resolve complex technical and business operations issues to obtain customer satisfaction and optimize productivity. Recognized for demonstrating strong work ethic providing first-rate customer service and working effectively with individuals at different levels of the organization. Career Highlights: * Spearheaded the Crystal Growth Team in increasing profit for a six inch sapphire cores from 35% to 80% within 35kg sapphire crystal in Bensenville facility, as well as maximized amount for a double six inch cores from 1% to 40% in 83kg crystals by yield improvement * Spearheaded the Purchasing and Maintenance departments in generating cost saving of over $500K in Purchasing and $200K within the Maintenance Unit * Led top-performing teams, including Crystal Growth, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Maintenance, and Engineering teams in attaining and exemplifying operational excellence through implementation of continuous improvement initiatives * Spearheaded a cross functional team across the entire operations of the business to reduce cost and improve the quality, lead times of the product and safety of the workplace Rubicon Technology ( Batavia, IL Senior Quality Manager 2012 - Present * Managed and guaranteed the maintenance and overall enhancement of the company's ISO 9001:2008 Program * Collaboratively worked with the Sales Team and customers regarding quality issues and specification development in qualifying new customers * Assumed full accountability in handling and monitoring corrective action system and internal audit program * Applied excellent leadership skills in managing quality engineers, supervisors, and inspectors * Worked in coordination with Engineering and Operations departments in facilitating process improvements to maximize yields and minimize cycle time and process variations as well as rendered support with cost reduction projects and process improvements through execution of statistical data analysis * Ensured strict compliance of the Malaysia Operations Team with German Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA) standards in working with one of company's major customer Career Highlight: * Played a significant role in the successful process transfer from the United State to Malaysian facility and pre-polishing and polishing operations relocation from Franklin Park to Batavia facility * Played a significant role in handling the customer qualification for 2 major LED customers, which generated millions of dollars Career Highlights: * Pioneered the Internal Auditing Team in the successful audit of the facility in 2009, as well as the quality management systems audit in 2012 * Led the successful completion of all design failure mode and effect analysis (DFMEA) and process failure mode effects analysis (PFMEA) for the development process of new products * Conceptualized the design of an effective and high-level quality procedures and documents, which resulted in the successful achievement of company's ISO certification * Oversaw the ISO 13485:2003 certification audit for Global contract manufacturing 2008, 2009, 2010 and corporate ISO certification audit in 2011 * Served as interim plant manager in a year for the Hollister startup facility in India, saving over $6M for the company in operational costs for five years Quality Engineer, Boise, ID 2007 * Handled the development of key metric for the upcoming Nanofab and creating of Statistical Process Control (SPC) project plan for the new Nanofab * Took charge of formulating strategic project plan for ISO9001:2000, ISO14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001 program * Generated lesson learned reports for the quarterly reporting of quality issues within the company * Gathered quality data from all sources of customer complaints to effectively enhance the overall quality of system Career Highlight: * Made significant contribution in the execution of root cause analysis projects for improving the yield of the photomasks Earlier Career B & B Electronics ( Ottawa, IL Manufacturing Process Engineer Project Leader, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) 2005 - 2007 Career Highlights: * Played an active role in the development of quality manual and procedures in accordance with ISO 9001:2000 * Partook in the elimination of non-value added activities within the shop floor through the concept of setup reduction, which maximized productivity by 15% by providing economic justification of two new machines to improve capacity * Provided strategic direction to a team by leading a cross functional team for the successful completion of the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) project * Enforced the Waste of Electrical and Electronic directive across the company, while leading the engineering and purchasing for the timely completion of cost-reduction projects thereby earning $50K annually in two years