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Manager Engineer

Stamford, Connecticut, 06902, United States
January 21, 2018

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Applications Engineer - Industrial Minerals 2013-Present

Solvay, Stamford CT

n New Product Introduction, and Technical Services for existing process reagents

(antiscalants, defoamers, flotation collectors, flocculants, and cadmium removal).

• Formulated flotation collectors for barite and phosphate ores.

• Improved reagent for cadmium removal from phosphoric acid reducing consumption by 20 % and improving performance by 65 % (Provisional Patent applied).

• Developed effective defoamer for Egyptian and Bayovar phosphate rocks. n Plant trial planning, execution, data analysis, training & presentation to internal & external customers.

• Antiscalant technology for increased phosphoric acid production (up to 15%) and reduced heat exchanger cleaning frequency (up to 50%) & time at 8 global customer sites

(potential of M$ 9/ year).

• Direct and reverse phosphate flotation calcite apatite separation at major USA & Saudi Arabian customers (potential of M$ 15/year).

• Flocculants use in phosphate beneficiation and phosphoric acid filtration at key US, Jordan & Saudi Arabian customers, reducing specific reagent consumption by up to 32%,

(potential of M$ 3.5/year).

• Defoamer trials in phosphoric acid production at Canada & Saudi Arabia (M$10/year).

• Developed training modules on antiscalant and defoamer development & application. n Marketing & Product Launch

• Developed “Value-Models” to demonstrate maximum profitability and MI/ROI for antiscalants, defoamers and cadmium removal reagents, to be used as sales tool.

• Financial assessment & review of innovation ideas and portfolio management.

• Provided strategic insight to geographic expansion, global cost-efficient raw material sourcing and product positioning for defoamers and cadmium removal reagents.

• Developed Product Literature and Technical Data Sheets for antiscalant and reagents for chemical enhancement of electrostatic and magnetic separation technologies.

• Contributed in Product Launch Plan for Filtration Rate Enhancement (phosphoric acid) project as an industry and technical expert.

Applications Engineer - Mineral Processing 2008-13 Cytec Industries Inc., Stamford CT

n New Product Introduction for scale control and chemically enhanced electrostatic and magnetic separation technologies.

• Led Chemically Enhanced Electrostatic Separation trials in heavy mineral sand processing for improved separation efficiency (up to 11%) resulting into increased yield, reduced recycling load and significant energy savings at key customers in South Africa & Australia (potential of M$ 3.5/year).

• Implemented Chemically Enhanced Magnetic Separation technology at key customer sites, for increased kaolin yield, improved separation of titaniferrous impurities from kaolin and eliminating the need for less effective alternate processing techniques like flotation and selective flocculation (potential of M$ 3/year).

• Successfully completed trial of organic depressant for copper in copper-molybdenum separation at the largest copper-producing customer in US, leading to commercialization and implementation at site.

n Reagent formulation and qualification, screening and optimization for effective testing programs, using Statistical Design of Experiments and Stage Gate process. n Assist in development of flotation collectors and depressants for use in copper- molybdenum, lead-copper-zinc and iron-silica minerals system. n Development of test apparatus & procedures for research projects to establish functions and parameters that affect performance and its measurement. 95 Lafayette St # 13

Stamford, CT 06902

(801) ***-****



Experience in

§ Mine Operations Management.

§ Global Process Reagent Application.

§ New Product Development & Introduction.

Expertise in

§ Mining & Processing technologies.

§ Process, mass & energy flow diagrams.

§ Qualitative & Quantitative research.

§ Financial Analysis.

Driven by

§ Challenges in sustainable value creation.

§ Collaboration, integrity & hard work.


§ Innovation in process improvements.

§ Ability to manage and prioritize multiple


§ Leadership in implementation of new


§ Management of Teams & Resources in

production operations.

§ Statistical Design of Experiments.


Permanent Residence (US Green Card)


Research Assistant – Department of Metallurgical Engineering 2006-08 University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

n Introduced Hollow Fiber Membrane technology in the research group and demonstrated its application for cyanide removal and recovery from process solutions.

n Procured, commissioned and established Reverse Osmosis equipment for research on stepwise separation and recovery of metal cyanide complex species from gold process solutions and trained 1 PhD student on its use. n Achieved cyanide removal and recovery using Hollow Fiber Membrane technology, in excess of 99 % in laboratory scale and over 90 % in a pilot scale.

n Performed pre-feasibility and engineering studies for implementation of Hollow Fiber Membrane technology for cyanide removal and recovery at a mine site, compared against the existing cyanide management practices on performance, value and economics.

Assistant Manager – Mining (Hard Rock Open Pit -Kimberlite, 1.5Mt/yr) 2005-06 National Mineral Development Corporation Limited, Diamond Mining Project, India n Act in the statutory capacity of Assistant Mine Manager providing directions to mining, maintenance and processing activities and ensure project compliance with statutory requirements. n Production planning & scheduling, development and supervision of mining activities including drilling, blasting, excavation, waste management and contracted overburden removal.

• Planned and successfully lead the opening of new production bench at pit bottom with haul road access.

• Successfully completed mine tailings clean-up project and implemented fine diamonds recovery project. n Resource allocation for shift operations, benchmarking and performance evaluation of shift operators and engineers. n Training, Safety, Development and supervision of shift operators (120) and engineers (5) in a union environment.

• Effectively executed multi-skilling of operators through training and on-the-job opportunities for improved productivity and resource management reducing paid overtime by 11%.

Junior Manager – Mining (Hard Rock Open Pit -Kimberlite, 1.5Mt/yr) 2002-05 National Mineral Development Corporation Limited, Diamond Mining Project, India n Led mine production, plant feed, stockpile/waste dump design, pit-dewatering and tailings pond management activities.

• Successfully implemented ‘Hot-Seat Changeover’ for improved productivity & utilization of HEM equipment (2.1 % & 4.8 %). n Cross-functional coordination for maximization of resource utilization (equipment maintenance & processing plant).

• Delivered record shift production exceeding the target by 50% through effective utilization of resources & team motivation. n Supervision of shift production operations and resources management for drilling, blasting, dewatering & excavation of ore and waste overburden (25 workmen & 2 engineers).

• Successfully implemented ISO 9001 & 14001 for quality and environmental control & compliance. Executive Trainee – Mining (Hard Rock Open Pit, 7.2 Mt/yr) 2001-02 National Mineral Development Corporation Limited, Bailadila Iron Ore Project Deposit 5, India n Drilling, blasting, excavation, waste handling, waste-dump design and ore beneficiation. n Performed cycle time studies for Drill Blast, Excavation, Loading and Haulage in a shovel – dump truck combination, to identify critical path for activities in iron ore production, and improve production planning and scheduling. n Identified major causes for loss in availability of dump trucks and conducted root cause analysis of their failures/breakdowns.


n Value Based Pricing, Solvay Group, USA 2017

n Selling Skills, Solvay Group, USA. 2017

n Introduction to Sales, Solvay Group, USA. 2016

n Financial Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Ratios & Cash Flow Solvay Group, USA. 2012 n Intensive short course on Patent Law, The Center for Professional Advancement, USA. 2010 n Modeling of Mineral Processing Plants with MODSIM Software, University of Utah, USA. 2008 n Management Development Program, Administrative Staff College of India, India. 2005 n Management Development Program, National Institute for Small Industries Extension Training, India. 2002 n Induction Training Program, Engineering Staff College of India, India. 2001


Master of Business Administration (MBA) [With Merit] 2016 DURHAM UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOOL, DURHAM UK

Master of Science (MS) – Environmental Engineering [3.96/4.00] 2008 UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA.

Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) – Mining Engineering [4.00/5.00] 2001 INDIAN SCHOOL OF MINES, DHANBAD, JHARKHAND, INDIA. HONORS

IM&A Division Chair Award – for leading the Industrial Minerals & Aggregates Division, SME, USA 2016 Robert W. Piekarz Award – for organizing technical sessions for Annual Conference, IM&A Division, SME, USA. 2014 Outstanding Young Scientist Award – for scientific professionalism in the industrial minerals & aggregates industry, IM&A Division, SME, USA.


Leonardo Da Vinci Awards, Cytec Industries Inc., USA. Gold - for Best Breakthrough Innovation in Phosphoric acid scale control. Bronze - for Best Breakthrough Innovation in Chemically Enhanced Electrostatic Separation. 2010


V.L. Karwande Gold Medal – for securing highest marks in Longwall Mining technology, Indian School of Mines, India.


S.L. Sehgal Scholarship - for academic excellence in the academic year 1999-2000, Indian School of Mines, India. 2000 CERTIFICATES

MSHA Part 46 & 48 New Miner Certificate, USA 2009

HAZWOPER 40 Hr. Training Certificate, USA 2007

Manager's First Class Certificate of Competency to Manage a Metalliferous Mine, DGMS, India 2005 PUBLICATIONS

Twelve; in reputed and peer-reviewed international journals like Minerals & Metallurgical Processing, Heavy Minerals Conference, International Mineral Processing Congress, and Journal of Canadian Tunneling. Presentations at various international conferences SME Annual Meeting and Conference, (SYMPHOS), Precious Metals Processing Symposium, and others.


Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) 2007-Pr. n Lead Executive Committee meetings of IMAD to discuss Budgeting, Financial Position and Strategies for improved offerings, revenue and memberships.

n Lead Program & Technical Committees to provide direction and coordination of various events and products by the Industrial Minerals and Aggregates Division throughout the year. n Active involvement in various Committees to promote engagement of students and youth in the Society and mining industry, prestigious awards, strategic discussions and presentation to the Board of Directors for proposals.




International Journal of Mineral Processing 2009-Pr. Independent Reviewer

Minerals Engineering Journal 2014-Pr.

Independent Reviewer

Lafayette Manor Condominium Association Inc. 2011-Pr. President

n Annual Board Meetings, Maintenance, Administration and Organization. n Budgeting, Financial Statements, Tax Documents, Legal.

(801) ***-**** RAJESH RAITANI

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