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Chemical Engineering Water Treatment

San Jose, CA
June 17, 2019

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Resume: SIMI SEKHON 607-***-****

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Master of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca January 2015 GPA: 3.23/4.00

Relevant Coursework: Process Control Strategies, Energy Economics, Polymer Science, Hydrocarbon Resources, Entrepreneurship for Engineers, Sustainable Municipal Drinking Water Treatment, Food Chemistry 1, Physical Principles of Food Preservation and Manufacturing & Principles of Food Packaging

& Polymer Science

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering, Panjab University, India May 2013 GPA: 7.00/10.00

Relevant Coursework: Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Operations, Heat Transfer, Mass Transfer, Chemical Reaction Engineering, Polymer Science


Laboratory Facilities Specialist Engineer, Natera, California, USA August 2018 - Present

• Training in Lean Six Sigma, Green Belt program

• New vendor identification, price negotiation, terms, contracting, PO creation, RFQs, supplier evaluation

• Maintaining Environmental, Health and Safety

Chemical Engineer, ITS Corporation, Chandigarh, India July 2016– June 2018

• Detailed Engineering for Bench Scale Catalytic Reactor System

• Design and P & ID of a Micro reactor for Catalytic Reforming

• Detailed Engineering for Hydro treating Pilot Plant

• Responsible for supply chain and procurement activities.

• New vendor identification, price negotiation, terms, contracting, PO creation, RFQs, supplier evaluation

• Realized savings of $0.1M via market analysis, strategy development and effective negotiation. • Analysis of vendor performance resolved pricing/invoice issues

• Physical Inspection of procured goods, stacking, inventory management to identify and optimize level of critical and fast-moving items

Associate Manager, Product Design Course, Cornell University January 2015 - May 2016

• Mentored 20 students in designing of a food product

• Provided technical assistance to students regarding formulation and prototyping

• Evaluated presentations and provided feedback to enhance output Product Development Intern, Nestle PTC, Ohio June 2012-July 2012

• Conducted market research to identify new business technologies, evaluating business cases and presenting recommendations to management

• Led an initiative to promote proactive safety in labs/pilot plants, creating safety procedures and training staff

• Ensured compliance with FDA regulations and implemented Clean In Place process and procedures


• Products/Tools: MATLAB, AutoCAD, MS Office, MathCAD, ASPEN Plus

• Product Development: DOE, HOQ, VOC, Prototyping,

• Self-motivated with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills

• Flexible, able to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment

• Team Player with collaborative approach

• Strong Organizational Skills with Attention to Detail

• Bias for Action and Customer Oriented

• Knowledge of HACCP, OSHA Regulations and GMP

• Strategic, Innovative and People Developer


Formulation of Ice Cream using Joule Thomson Method Jan- May2014

• Performed runs on the Ice cream unit based on Joule Thomson Method and developed an SOP for the apparatus

• Modified the Ice cream line by replacing the valve arrangement based on analysis of the volume of Ice cream frozen

• Used high pressure CO2 gas to absorb heat from ice cream mix by adiabatic cooling

• Calculated energy balance on the Ice cream unit to determine the amount of CO2 gas required to freeze a kilogram of Ice cream

An Oxygen Based Approach to the Claus Process Fall 2014

• Prepared a Design Basis for the Oxygen based Claus Process

• Sized the equipment of the Sulfur Recovery Unit based on the design of Multistage Reaction Furnace

• Discovered the total capital cost of the Sulfur recovery efficiency of the Oxygen based Claus Process to be decreased by $5 million compared to the conventional (air based) SCOT Process using FACT Method

Design of Sand Filter in Water Treatment Plant Fall 2014

• Redesigned the piping infrastructure in a sand filter to avoid clogging, resulting in cost savings and process efficiency

• Improved flow distribution of water via orifices to increase output of clean water

• Conducted process optimization to ensure efficient and effective water treatment ACTIVITIES / INVOLVEMENT

• Peer Advisor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cornell University, 2014

• Organizing committee, Student Festival, Panjab University, 2010

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