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Process Engineer with 5 years of experience

Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey, United States
75000 to 90000 per year
October 23, 2016

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Kaushal Sheth

**** ******** *****, ****** ******, MI 49441


USA Green Card Holder


Process Engineer with 5 years of experience in the field of process equipment design and process engineering. Expertise in aseptic process, project coordination, equipment selection, technology implementation, installation, start-up, technical leadership, production support.

Key Skills:

Aseptic process

Project coordination

Process equipment design

Review drawings, PFDs, P&IDs

Support to production

Technology implementation

Training, SOPs

Installation & start-up

Validation protocols

Scale up & research

Documents review

Problem solving techniques

Computer skills: AutoCAD, HTRI, Pro-E, Ansys Fluent,

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Language skills: Fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati


Process Engineer 11/2015 - Present

Nestle Nutrition (Gerber Product Company), Fremont, Michigan

Lead, design, install, commission and start-up as well as maintain and improve the liquid, kitchen, and aseptic process and equipment.

Manage and supervise daily activities of the 3 production supervisors and 20+ operators.

Responsible for the process engineering and improvements in the areas of Material Handling, Ingredients preparation, Receiving, CIP, Liquid & Kitchen and Aseptic process.

Demonstrate strong troubleshooting skills through the use of continuous improvement techniques (TPM).

Conduct process engineering associated with process equipment design including drawings (PFD, P&ID), performed calculations size equipment.

Ensure compliance of process parameter and operational condition with USDA and FDA regulations.

Responsible for improvement initiatives that define equipment data, equipment capabilities, utilization, efficiencies and obsolescence.

As subject matter expert, provide technical leadership in the areas of CIP, liquid & kitchen process, and aseptic operations.

Review documents including Preventive Maintenance plans, Standard Operating Procedures, Batch Records, Material specs, validation and change control documents such as validation protocols, summary reports and change requests.

Develop project justification and engineering proposals for capital credit submission.

Proficient on problem solving methodologies (DMAIC, GSTD).

Utilize the process to analyze available data, plan, design and implement the best value options that result in low cost/high efficiency renovation/innovation improvements.

Coordinate with the Operations, Quality, R&D, Maintenance (and others as necessary) to provide information regarding necessary improvements to equipment / processes in order to reach targets.

Participate in budget preparation and capital expenditure recommendations.

Utilize the Management of Change process as needed.

Act as Subject Matter Expert to provide appropriate training to operators, supervisors and new employees entering the department.

Process Engineer 08/2011 - 03/2015

IDMC Limited, Gujarat, India

IDMC Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Dairy Development Board. IDMC is a large equipment manufacturing and project engineering company in India supporting dairy, food, brewery, beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Managed design division with team of 4 design engineers, performed process equipment design and process engineering from selection, conceptualization and finalization to design of equipment as per requirement

Cost estimation and process finalization for different type of process equipment for capital projects

Conducted preliminary engineering associated with process equipment design including drawings in AutoCAD, performed process calculations both manually and with computer programs to size equipment

Prepared PFD and P&ID drawings as well as produced information both technical and sales related to support the sales proposal

Utilized computer-aided design and prototyped for new product R&D

Scale up from lab scale to pilot plant

Done research in order to get new ideas for innovative and cost effective design

Optimized process parameters for industrial mixer to increase mixing process efficiency

Directly coordinated with project engineers & sales department for approval of engineering drawings, techno-commercial discussion, equipment layout and process logic

Involved with R&D & manufacturing team in new technology implementation and process improvements

Supported marketing department during signoff for dairy, pharmaceutical, beverages and brewery projects on inquiry stage

Reviewed drawings provided by support groups in order to supply equipments as per the specifications mentioned in the purchase order

Managed day by day project activity (project planning, scheduling, etc.)

Prepared required process data sheets for getting design inputs from principals

Reviewed of technical documents from suppliers for the items ordered

On site visit for installation (post-production activity) and resolved troubleshooting issues

Proper communication with customer to meet their satisfaction level and inter-department colleagues for process related data for perfect design

Organized manuals from vendors and for indigenous equipments and prepared installation and maintenance manuals for all projects

Worked as a team member to minimize Inventory as special task given by management.


Marketing Leader

Shore Thing Marketing Inc, South Plainfield, New Jersey 08/2015 – 09/2015

It’s an outsourced sales and marketing company.

Prime responsibility as a marketing leader was to meet with small and medium size business owners as well as present and marketing client’s portfolio to them.

Acquired and maintained customer’s account for client.

Provided training to entry level account manager.


Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering 07/2009 - 05/2011

Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, Gujarat, India

Awarded Gold Medal for securing highest rank in Master of Technology in Chemical Engineering by the university

Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering 08/2004 - 07/2009

Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India


LANXESS ABS Limited, Polymer Manufacturing Company, Katol, Gujarat, India 06/2007 - 07/2007

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