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Six Sigma Engineer

Buffalo, New York, 14214, United States
June 03, 2012
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OBJECTIVE A Six Sigma Black Belt Industrial Engineer looking for challenging continuous improvement opportunities.

EDUCATION University at Buffalo, State University of New York

M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering GPA 3.67/4.00

Maharishi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India June 2009

B.S. in Instrumentation Control Engineering GPA 3.4/4.00


Blue Cross Blue Shield Sept’11- Present

Six Sigma Black Belt Intern

• Team Leader for the project of improving percentage of electronic submission of dental claims from

16% to 30% leading to $36000 savings.

• Worked with Cross Functional teams to document extensive process map of current Process.

• Designed Survey Questionnaire to identify potential Voice of customer (VOC) critical to quality(CTQ).

• Collected and analyzed data using tools like affinity chart, Brainstorming, chi square analysis, Kano Model, MSA, CTQ tree, Control chart, capability and Root Cause Analysis

• Performed cost analysis per claim (Paper & Electronic) to identify cost utilization & Future Savings.

Time Trax Project

• Performed Statistical Analysis of data received from the Time Trax software for each employee of the department to identify Shrinkage time and bottlenecks in the system.

Catholic Health System Aug’11-Present

Research Project Assistant

• Applied Lean Six Sigma (DMAIC) approach with various statistical analysis & engineering modeling tools to understand the current medical supply purchasing system, identify bottlenecks & standardize process.

• Documented the current purchasing processes, from order placed to payment for the four facilities.

• Investigated and analyzed purchasing variances for each facility to determine their monetary impact.

• Drafted a timeline to communicate points of information about variations occurring during the life cycle of a purchased item.

• Currently working on standardizing purchasing related processes in the four facilities to reduce cost burden, lower on-hand inventory, and improve system efficiencies. May’11-August’11

Summer Internship

• Assisted Quality Assurance team in troubleshooting processes critical to quality.

• Performed Requirement Analysis and Identified loopholes in USE-CASE scenario for a particular module (Job module) of the website.

• Organized Brainstorming session and further documented Solution Matrix for job module.

• Conducted research to verify requirements identified in the solution matrix with the Business Requirements.

• Responsible for improving quality of the Job module by adding user based scenarios requirements.

Ghatge Patil Industries Ltd July 2009– July2010

Graduate Engineer Trainee

• Prepared Bills of Material, operation and maintenance manuals.

• Created Purchase Orders and regularly followed up with vendors.

• Conducted Measurement System Analysis (MSA) studies for Ring Machine Shop.

• Reduced Scrap in Steel Chrome Ring Production in Ring Machine using 5s & Poke Yoke techniques.

• Improved work-order management by identifying and eliminating redundant manufacturing related issues in the product development process

ACADEMIC PROJECTS GENERAL MOTORS – Tonawanda Plant (Buffalo) Aug’10-Jan’11

• Used DMAIC approach to reduce water pump bolt faults in a particular station of Ecotec 2.2 L assembly line subsequently reducing rework and labor costs .

• Applied Quality and Industrial tools as Gantt charts, FMEA, Fishbone diagram, Gauge R&R studies, capability analysis, Hypothesis testing (Paired – t Test), Pareto charts, error proofing, 2k factorial design (DOE), Transition action plan and other statistical tools to reduce the defect rates.

• Realized a cost saving of $10000 annually (Labor cost + Scrap cost) with the suggested transition action plan.

SLR Contracting & Service Company Aug’10-Jan’11

• Performed scheduling optimization to reduce delays occurring in facility modernization of Naval operational support center(NOSC).Delays overshooting by 6 weeks resulted in liquidated damage of $100,590.

• Documented Gantt charts using Primavera Suretrak software, computed network paths, performed critical paths & Cost analysis.

• Reduced liquidated damage by 10% for a real Cost savings of $10160.


Minitab, SPSS, Statistical Analysis, Arena, Log ware, C/C++, MS Office ,Windows XP/Vista/7, Basics of JAVA & HTML, Primavera Sure Trek ,MS Visio, Igrafx, Lotus Notes, Value stream mapping, QFD, Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, SMED, Poka Yoke/error proofing, SPC, FMEA, Kaizen, CAPA



• To be certified Black Belt in Six Sigma by April-2012

• Research Project Assistant in Industrial System Engineering at UB

• Worked as Event coordinator for GISA (Graduate Indian Student Association)

• Student Assistant at UB Recreation & Intramural Services

• Senior Diploma in Classical Vocal Singing.

• Won various awards in Lawn Tennis, Roller skating and athletics.


Provided upon request