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September 21, 2018

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Manoj Vijayvargiya

Contact No. +91-800*******, E-Mail: /

Seeking senior level assignments in Project Management / Operations & Maintenance / Erection & Commissioning with an organisation of high repute, preferably in Cement plant & Automation

Professional Preface

A dynamic professional with over 23 years of experience in Project Management, Operations & Maintenance and Erection & Commissioning. Currently working with Lafarge Cement, India as Sr. Manager- (HOD) Electrical and Instrumentation. Adept in managing erection & commissioning and maintenance activities involving resource planning, in-process inspection, team building and co-ordination with internal / external departments.

Experience in handling Electrical Maintenance, Erection and Commissioning activities with reputed Cement Companies and Steel plant. Sound knowledge of PLC / DCS, Process Automation in Dry Process Cement Plants. Gained exposure to special Instrumentation / IT tools i.e. IP21, ADAP, MAXIMO and JD (MIS of Lafarge). Devising strategies for managing effective and efficient maintenance operations for reducing breakdown / downtime & enhancing operational effectiveness of equipment.

Skilled in planning, managing and executing projects including installation, operations and maintenance. Hands on experience in coordinating the swift ramping up of projects through effective monitoring of project status. Proficient in managing overall project while ensuring high quality standards maintaining network availability. An effective communicator with excellent relationship management skills, problem solving & organisational abilities.

Areas of Expertise

Operations & Maintenance

Planning & implementing preventive & breakdown maintenance schedules for improving overall reliability and safety.

Conducting failure investigation analysis to identify gaps & taking corrective measures so as to reduce equipment downtime & maximising the plant availability.

Monitoring & optimising processes, troubleshooting problems in coordination with other departments and improving efficiency; effectuating rollout activities along with the maintenance schedules to increase the uptime and reliability of the equipments.

Identifying areas of obstruction / defects and conducting service and repair to rectify the equipments through the application of troubleshooting tools.

Project Management

Preparing project schedules and monitoring projects with respect to Cost, Resource Deployment, Time Over-runs and Quality Compliance to ensure timely execution of projects. Participating in project review meetings for evaluating project progress & de-bottlenecking.

Designing and implementing stringent systems and quality plans / manuals to ensure high quality standards during all the stages of project. Negotiating and finalising all project related materials & activities.

Managing complete range of project activities right from conceptualisation to installation and testing. Troubleshooting the problems pertaining to the performance tuning & application conflicts.

Erection & Commissioning

Ensuring effective management and discipline to ensure safe & timely execution of the projects.

Erecting and commissioning of equipments, followed by plant trial runs meeting targeted performance / quality & quantity parameters and thereafter handing over of the plant.

Conducting tests & inspections to ensure operational effectiveness of utilities; planning & effectuating maintenance plans for machines and equipments. Identifying project bottlenecks and undertaking corrective measures.

Employment Scan

1.Since Jan’12 – till date with Lafarge India, Chittorgarh Cement, Rajasthan as a HOD –E&I. A 5000TPD integrated green field project setup and production commence from Aug2014.


Overseeing the effective maintenance of E & I systems to ensure smooth operations.

Planning effecting preventive & corrective maintenance schedule for enhancing equipment reliability and minimising the system / equipment down time.

Conceptualising & implementing process improvement & modifications to enhance productivity and minimise the operating cost. Looking after In-house technical modifications as per plant and process requirement.

Executing result-oriented energy conservation mechanisms in coordination with consultants and also conducting various studies.

Subordinating development, enhancing skill of workmen through training & knowledge sharing.

2.Lafarge Surma Cement, Bangladesh (Aug’05- Jan’12) – A 3700TPD green field project set up and operation & Maintenance by FLS.

The Growth Path

Aug’05-Dec’07 Engineer-Instrumentation & Control

Jan’08-Aug’10 Manager - Instrumentation & Control

Since Sep’10 Sr.Manager- Electrical and Instrumentation & Control

Project & Commissioning Lafarge Surma Cement, Bangladesh & Lafarge Chittor cement, India:-

oInstallation & commissioning activities of the Instrumentation & Control system for the 1.2 MTPA (FLS) & 2.4 MTPA (Chinese) capacity integrated cement plant which is in operation at present.

oAll necessary modifications were carried out to bring the plant operation to steady condition.

oAssociated with OEM in modification of apron weighfeeder’s defective design system & successfully implemented the modified design.

oAble to identify various problems related to the software / Equipments and got it corrected through OEM during plant commissioning.

3.Vikram Cement, Khor, M.P. (Aditya Birla Group, India) (Jun’96-Aug’05) worked as Sr. Engineer (Inst.)

Modification & Revamping jobs; Vikram Cement:-

a.Oversaw project planning activities of the up gradation of plant capacities from 2300 TPD to 3000 TPD, job involved preparation/checking of cable schedules, termination diagrams, p & i diagrams, technical comparative statements on offers, i/o calculations etc.

b.Participated in the team, where Siemens PLC based control system was replaced with L&T PLCs. Job involved, got training on L&T PLC software and transfers all logic from SIEMENS to L&T PLC software. Dismantled the old control system and installation & commissioning of the new control system.

c.Commissioned & installed L & T SPRS drives (600 KW), ABB Digital Dc drive (423 KW), ABB and L & T Digital AC drives.

4.Steel Tubes of India Ltd., Dewas, M.P. (Dec’90-Jun’96 ) worked as Engineer (Elect. & Electronics)

Capabilities / Achievements

Operation & Maintenance of DCS / PLC Systems:-

oABB make “OPERATE IT 800xa DCS”- process control system for 1.2 MTPA integrated cement plant - Lafarge Surma Cement Limited, Bangladesh.

oSiemens PLC system for FLS Sub Control Systems for VRM, CM & Gas Firing System.

oProfibus, Modbus & Fiber Optic Cable based field instrumentation and DCS system.

oModicon PLC supplied by L & T Programming Version “Concept 2.6”, SCADA version “IFIX & FIX 7.0”) at Vikram Cement, India – at Vikram Cement.

oSiemens S-5 PLC system at Vikram Cement.

Operation & Maintenance of MV & LV Variable Speed drives (DC / AC Drives):-

oABB make - ACS800 series (LV drive) / ACS1000 series (MV drives) at Lafarge, Bangladesh.

oSiemens Make MV VFD drives

oLV drives AC & DC (ABB, L&T & DEBIKAY) / MV drives (SPRS- L&T) at Vikram Cement.

Operation & Maintenance of Weighing Systems / Field & other Instrumentation:-

oWeighfeeders / SFM - Make Transweigh & Schenck and Pfister Rotor feeder.

oGas analyser (ABB, Siemens), CCTV, Profibus Transmitters and Shell Scanner

oVertical roller mills (ATOX & Losche), Gas Firing System and Cement Mills.

Trainings Undergone

6 Weeks PLC Software Development - L & T Automation, Mumbai.

6 Weeks DCS software Development at Sinoma, China

1 week training on POM module at Kulalampur, Malesia

4 Days DC Drive / AC drive training at L & T, Mumbai.

1 Week Industrial Hydraulics.

2 Weeks Systematic Approach in Troubleshooting – Indo-German Tech.

Six Months Course in Web Designing & Networking from APTECH, NEEMUCH.

Academic Credentials

A.M.I.E. (Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering), equivalent to B.E. / B.Tech.

Institute of Engineers (India), Kolkata.

Diploma in Industrial Electronics Engineering

Maharastra Technical Board, Mumbai in 1990.

Personal Portfolio

Date of Birth: 30th June, 1970

Current Address: Lafarge Surma Cement Limited, Chhatak, Sunamgonj, Bangladesh – 1212

Permanent Address in India: 85-Alkhadham Nagar, Ujjain – 456001, M.P.

Permanent Address: S/O – Late Mr. D. B. Vijayvargiya, at & Post Nirul, Tehsil - Raver, District – Jalgaon

Linguistic Abilities: English, Hindi and Marathi


Mr. Asim Chattopadhyay,Sr. VP – Operations, Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd., 65, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-1,

Dhaka – 1212, Bangladesh

Phone No. 008**-***** 26222, Email:

J.C. Pareek (Ex-HOD, Inst Vikram Cement),Cell No. 980*******, Email –

I certify that the information given above is true, complete & correct to the best of my Knowledge & belief.


Place : Chittorgarh, Rajasthan Dated: 20-07-18

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