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Food Technologist

Location:
Ludhiana, Punjab, 141008, India
Posted:
January 02, 2013

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ARVIND JOHN

Mob: ****-856-***-****; Email: abgrxs@r.postjobfree.com; Date of Birth: 7th

March 1984

Address: ***, ******'s Flats, Christian Medical College & Hospital,

Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Pin code - 141008

FOOD TECHNOLOGIST/QA PROFESSIONAL

Seeking challenging and rewarding assignments in the realm of

Quality/Production in Food, Beverage and Diary Industry that provides

opportunities to learn and contribute for professional and personal growth.

PROFILE

. Diligent and detail oriented Food Technologist with an experience in

Product Development, Process Improvement, Quality Assurance etc.

Experience of having worked as a Product Development Technologist with

Scheff Foods Ltd, Birmingham, United Kingdom.

. Possess knowledge in Food Safety Management, Food Bio-processing, Food

Hygiene, Brewing, Distilling and Industrial Biotechnology.

. Understanding of the production, packaging, storage and quality testing

of milk and milk products.

. Adept in instilling multi-skill aptitude among workmen for performance

enhancement; well versed in concepts and application of Food Safety, GMP,

BRC, FSA and HACCP & ISO procedure/system and statutory norms applicable

for the food industry.

. Focused and hardworking professional equipped with thorough knowledge and

technical understanding coupled with an analytic bent of mind and

confident to take challenging assignments.

Core Competencies

Product Development . Food Safety Management . Quality Assurance. Project

Execution . Cross Functional Coordination

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Product Development Technologist - Apr'10- Jan'12

Scheff Foods Ltd, Birmingham, United Kingdom

. Diligently handled interpretations to customer briefs and also worked on

new innovation projects.

. Overseen the implementation of standard quality norms and ensured

adherence to various rules and regulations laid.

. Provided support to the wider NPD Team, managed and maintained NPD

process from conceptualization to the final implementation; having good

product formulation skills, project planning skills, timing analysis,

cost analysis, etc.

. Involved in costing, developing and issuing recipes across NPD, Process

and Production areas.

. Involved in briefing the trial requirements of the assigned Project to

the Operation Team and Production Staff.

. Monitored quality implementation in the organization from kitchen trial

till 3rd production trial runs.

. Managed in-house and outgoing sample and also prepared and maintained

relevant documentation.

. Prepared and collected various data and provided product nutritional

information via NutriCalc software.

. Prepared product specifications, ingredient declaration, product labels

and specific specifications for new products for our key customers like

M&B, Marstons, Greene King and Bay Restaurant Group. Managed

communications with product development team and analyzed issues.

. Involved in updating and managing customer product specification GS1's

Global Data Synchronization Network

. Analyzed existing key products like Chicken Achari, Chicken Makhani,

Chicken Korma, Lamb Bhuna, Lamb Dhansak, Beef rending, fish cakes,

croquettes and various pastry products and recommended various substitute

ingredients.

Quality Analyst - Mar'07- Sep'07

The Ludhiana Distt. Co-op. Milk Producer' Union Ltd, Verka Milk Plant,

Ludhiana, Punjab, India

. Ensured adherence to quality specifications and successfully handled

equipments calibration and record maintenance

. Involved in quality (physical, chemical & microbiological analysis)

testing of raw & processed milk and milk products.

. Performed quality and temperature checking of milk and related products.

. Ensured proper packing and labeling of milk and other milk products and

hygiene of equipments and containers.

. Lead efforts across handling the working of the entire team to ensure

smooth operations and maintenance of hygiene in the storage containers in

conformity with quality parameters

Associate CM (Collateral Management) - Oct'07- Jul'08

National Collateral Management Services Limited, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

. Initiated efforts across handling the functions pertaining to accounts

including monitoring the financial transactions.

. Diligently handled commodity funding accounts & documents and maintained

SOPs as per client delivery.

. Monitored and coordinated field controllers for the intake and dispatch

of stock commodities.

EDUCATION CREDENTIALS

MSc (Food Biotechnology), 2009 University of Abertay Dundee, United

Kingdom

Project Undertaken - Worked on a six months Project on "Analyzing the

composition of mixed grain" from Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI),

Dundee, United Kingdom.

B.Tech (Biotechnology), 2006 Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Uttar

Pradesh, India

Project Undertaken - Completed a Five Months Project on "SSCP Analysis and

Microsatellite Genotyping for Diversity Analysis of Animal Breeds" from

National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources, Karnal, India

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

. "Auditing to ISO 9001" certified by British Standards Institution (BSI)

United Kingdom in September 2011

ACADEMIC TRAININGS

. Participated in a month training program on "Biodiversity and its

analysis using Bio-Technological tools" at National Bureau of Animal

Genetic Resources (NBAGR), Karnal, India in June 2005.

. Completed 10 days training on "Genetics" at Christian Medical College &

Hospital, Ludhiana, India in January 2005.

. Completed short term training on "Basic concepts of Microbiology and

Biotechnology" at Institute of Sugar Crop Research and Allied Industries,

Gorakhpur, India in December 2004.

ACADEMIC ACCOLADES

. Credentials of being secured First Place for poster presentation on

"Biodiversity Conservation" at National Bureau of Animal Genetic

Resources, Karnal, India.

. Credit of winning in the sports event at the Inter-Collegiate Level.

COMPUTER PROFICIENCY

MS Office, C language, C++, Visual Basic.Net and Computerized Accounting

REFERENCE

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