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Machine Operator Plant

Kottayam, Kerala, India
September 14, 2018

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Thomas Jacob

Team Leader

CHP Blending, Cheese Plant, CPP-2

Almarai Co. Ltd, P.O.Box-1782

Al-kharj-11942, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

E mail ID:

Mobile: +91-949*******


To effectively manage the coordination of all employee development initiatives launched by ensure they are organized in a professional manner and all necessary communication established with all stakeholders involved.

Work Experience (Total 21 Years Work Experience)

1996 - 2017 Almarai Company

An Introduction of Almarai Operation Company:

Almarai Operations Division is responsible for the processing of raw milk collected from Almarai farms and manufactured to dairy finished products e.g. fresh milk, laban, fresh dairy desserts, juices, cheeses, foods and long life milk (UHT Milk). Currently Almarai has a daily average processing capacity of 4.5 million liters of dairy products, 450,000 liters of Juice and 160 tonnes of cheese per day. The plant was awarded International Food Plant of the Year in 1998 by Food Engineering International Magazine, US. Operations Division has sustained its QMS certification in compliance with the ISO 9000 and ISO 22000 (food safety) standards. 2000 plus employees of various nationalities are currently employed by Operations Division from 16 different countries, Operations Division has sustained its QMS certification in compliance with the ISO 9000 and ISO 22000 (food safety) standards.

Cheese Plant: Cheese products namely (Processed Cheese): jar cheddar, jar cream, triangle cheese, tinned cheese, slices, square portion, block cheddar, shredded mozzarella, butter ghee, salted/unsalted butter and

Feta jar cheese, low cholesterol cream cheese.

Area of Responsibility:

1.Quality: Maximize product quality ensuring that products meet required specifications.

2.Service: Maximize service to internal customers, right product on right time.

3.Production: Arrangement of ingredients and stocks verification and reconciliation.

4.Cost: Optimizing of product cost to lowest possible.

5.Health & Safety: Ensure all activities are operated in safe and efficient manner.

6.Plant maintenance & Production PM: Planning for preventive maintenance.

7.Optimize Product & Plant Utilization to maximize the contribution to profitable operation.

July 2011 – 2017 Almarai Company Cheese Plant, CPP 02

Team Leader

Core Grader of Natural cheeses and Process Optimization of Processed cheese formulation.

Coordinated for quality management and HACCP system from Cheese product and attending HACCP review meetings.

Liaised with Product Development Team for Implementation of new formulation and Production Output on it.

Conducted investigations for Audit finding and NCNs to understand root cause and follow up for corrective actions or SOP update as per requirements.

Managed day to day production of Processed Cheese as per required Maturity Index.

Looked activities of automated plant for Cheese blending.

Maintained all records as per Standard operating procedure by regular checking of Logs & records.

Worked with AZO automated system for powder dosing as well as processed cheese manufacturing.

Focused on cost awareness of cheese blends and ingredients.

Managed daily production activities with overall in-charge of RCC (Recombined Cream Cheese) production.

Achieved a reduction in number of non conformity by 3 fold through strict supervision and problem solving skills.

Gave cost saving Ideas – in Reworks Reduction, Continual Improvement and On Process Saving.

Coordinating for successful Implementation of A3 Problem Solving Technique across Operation Division.

Competency assessment and SOP preparation.

5S standard maintaining applying related areas in blending.

Relieving duty manager during second and night shift.

Employee vacation schedule preparation, LTR & TAS(Employee Attendance & leave records) control.

02/03/2008 – 30/06/2011 Almarai Company Cheese Plant, CPP 02

Lead Process Operator

Coordinating for Engineering/ATM – CHP for hourly/weekly/monthly PM of Equipments.

Skilled in operating all machineries available in blending department.

Inventory management in department with proper coordination with concerns departments (Stores, Engineering, Hygiene or Outside supplier if required).

Working in AZO System, and assisting for Master Order preparation, CIP Order preparation and trouble shooting if required during issue in production.

Managing SAP system for Daily Ingredients requirement, notification request, consumable request, and inventory management.

Reconciling of weekly physical Stocks with SAP System and assisting with concerns department to elimination any deviation.

Optimizing product quality and ensuring product meets the specific standards.

Maximizing service to internal customers, right product at right time at the right specification.

Optimizing product (Yield and wastage) and plant utilization to maximize contribution to profitability of the operation.

Execute daily production plan with Supervisor and follow up for in case of any deviation or slippages.

Effectively monitoring and motivating team, facilitating and supporting and directing team to achieve task to define measurable performance parameters and develop flexibility within team ensuring all discipline are carried out properly.

Assist in ingredients & other resources allocation.

2003 - 2008 Almarai Company RCC Cheese Plant CPP 02

Dairy Process Operator

Conduct activities along with lab technicians and other related departments and operators as and when required.

Liaise with other LPO/DPO to endure detailed handover.

Liaise with maintenance technicians – instrumentation to ensure all areas of improvement are implemented.

Identify cost reduction opportunities and inform to supervisor.

Maintain good house keeping, hygiene and safety standards.

Carry out designated process checks and documenting as specified and reporting any defects in equipment or product immediately to supervisor.

Skilled in operation of PHE, Homogenizer, Pasteurizer. RCC first and second stage machineries.

Homogenizer and pasteurizer operation and maintenance.

First stage and second stage operation and maintenance.

2000-2003 Almarai Company Evaporated Milk Production Plant-CPP 01

Senior Machine Operator

FMC Filling machine operation and changing over for different sizes of products.

Seamer operation and changing over for different sizes of products.

Sterilizing machine (FMC retort) operation

Automatic basket loader operation and changing over for different sizes of products

Automatic carton maker and packing system operation and changing over different size of products.

1996 - 2000 Almarai Company Cheese Plant – Al Kharj

Basic Machine Operator

Band roll machine operation and changing over for different sizes of production

Sleeve machine operation and changing over for different sizes of products

FMC and Seamer Machines operations and changing over for different sizes of products

Trepko machine operations and changing over for different sizes of products

UHT Operation

Glass and Can rinse machine operations and changing over for different sizes of products

Delta and Corrazza (Triangle) machine operations and changing over for different sizes of products

Domino (for date coding) printer operation and servicing

CIP operation and preparations


Course / Degree

School / University

Industrial Training Certificate in Electronic Mechanic (Diploma)

St. Mary ITC. Manarcad, Kerala - INDIA

SSLC (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)

St. Mary High School, Manarcad, Kerala - INDIA


Employee of the month 2001 and 2005 CHP Almarai Company

RCC system operation training certificates from APV.

SAP Training for Notification and Material Request.

FMC, Trepko, Delta, UHT, Band rolling, and labeling machine operation training certificate from Production manager, CHP, Almarai company

Health and Safety certificate for fire warden, CHP, Almarai Company

MS – excel Training completed as per Almarai curriculum for Stock Reconciliation.

Technical institute for health training certificate for first aider training.

Core Competencies

Good interpersonal, communication and negotiation Skills.

Genuine Team Leader.

Fire warden & First aider -Cheese blending

Good interpersonal skills including communication skills & man management skills.

Resource management & optimization skills

Personal Profile

Nationality – INDIAN

Date of Birth – Oct 01, 1973.

Sex – Male

Marital Status – Married.

Having Valid Saudi Driving License.

Having Valid Indian Driving License for Two Wheeler & Four Wheeler.


It is hereby declared that any information furnished by myself is found incorrect and illegal then the company or organization will posses the full right to disqualify me and take me out of the company.

Date: 20/02/2018

Place: Kottayam.

(Thomas Jacob)

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