PRADIP V. KOTAK
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An ambitious and self-motivated professional with over three decades of cross functional work experience in the field of mechanical engineering and project procurement for large-scale EPC and ODC projects in the oil and gas and petrochemicals industries. Demonstrated success in implementing cost engineering, equipment reliability, and uninterrupted plant operations by utilizing exemplary analytical, organizational, and people management skills.
Cooper Union Albert Nerken School of Engineering, New York, NY
Certification courses in: Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC), Building Operation Maintenance, and Safety Regulations, Building Cost Estimating, and Bridge, Highway, and Railroad Engineering, Advanced AutoCAD and Revit, OSHA 30 for Construction, expected completion date: Dec 2019
OSHA 30 Hour Outreach Training Program – Construction 360Training.com
Government of Maharashtra,
Certificate of Proficiency of Second Class: as an Engineer, authorizing to have the charge of boilers, turbines, I C Engines and machineries having steam (January2000: No expiry): issued by: Government of Maharashtra, Directorate of steam boilers: for Indian Boilers Rules and Regulation Authority (IBR)
Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara, India
Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering
Plant Maintenance: Preventive, Predictive, Breakdown and Shutdown Maintenance of Rotary and Static equipment
Materials Management & Supply Chain: Material Procurement, Demand Forecasting, Lean/On-demand Material Management, Quality Control. Working knowledge of SAP R3 – MM Module
MIS Reporting: Supplier Catalog, Materials Forecast Report, Cost Trend and Utilization Report
QC, Standards and Compliance: Well-versed in specifications and requirements of 6-Sigma, ISO 9001-2000, ISO-14000, OHSAS-18001, BS Five Star Safety, IBR, and TEMA standards. Well-versed in International Material and dimension standards like ASME, ASTM, ANSI, API, ISO, AWS, SHELL, SAP, and MESC item codes
Space Flameproof Control Gears (P) Ltd. [SFCG], Vadodara, India
Manufacturer and marketer of the complete range of explosion protected, flameproof/weather proof design equipment used in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, and Pharmaceuticals industries
General Manager Production, Projects, Procurement, March 2017 – Dec 2018
Oversaw manufacturing units, quality control and inspection, and technical aspects
Supervised manufacturing processes and maintenance of the machines and tools of the factory
Made policy decisions related to manufacturing, procurement, contracts, sales etc.
Headed and guided the sales, procurement, and manufacturing teams
Petroleum Development Oman-PDO/Al Turki Enterprises, LLC, (AL TASNIM Group) Muscat, Oman
Through :Al Turki Enterprises, LLC is one of the leaders in the construction industry in Oman with a workforce of over 7000 people
Manager, Project Procurement, Feb 2007 – Jan 2017
Oversaw Project, procurement process for various heavy engineering projects of oil and gas industries, gas pipeline projects, oil hook up wells, and oil field projects
Saved 1 billion USD during 2015 to 2017 through changing procurement methods
Implemented and enhanced SAP- ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) for the entire materials group, (MM Module) and plant maintenance, (PM Module), resulting in a 58% improvement in on-time delivery and inventory turns by 15%
Prepared Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for various chemicals and hazardous items
Completed the procurement cycle for over 10 large size EPC projects and completed procurement cycles for the ODC projects with 99% material receipt before schedule and Zero rejection of items
Construction and establishment of offices and colony for worker and officers at interior sites: NIMR, Marmul, Bahja, and Rabab Harweel integrated project (RHIP) with all the facilities like construction of buildings, portable cabins, canteen and kitchen and other facilities and amenities.
Organized kick-off meeting (KOM) with supplier along with Project Team / Engineering Team and Quality Team
Issued a detailed status report with forecast of inspection and delivery and ongoing technical issues to client/project once every two weeks
Retained knowledge of various material testing and dimension standards like ASTM, ANSI, BS, ISI, IBR, TEMA and other standards related to manufacturing and inspection of engineering items including ferrous and non-ferrous engineering materials, Hydro and Pneumatic Testing of valves body and Seat
In depth knowledge of Visual, Dimensional Inspection, MTC review and testing of the engineering items such as pipes, pipe fittings, flanges, valves, fasteners, bearings, rubber items, steam, air and water hoses, mechanical seals, pumps, vessels, and other similar engineering items
Designation: Project Procurement & Supply Chain Manager. Reporting: Director-Oil & Gas / ED/ MD.
For last one decade worked for Petroleum Development Oman – (PDO: an Oman Government undertaking Oil and Gas company) through Al Turki Enterprises LLC, a big name in Oman as EPC contractor.
Lead the procurement and planning team ensuring availability of critical equipment and parts as per the project demand and production schedule, including infrastructure development Projects in south of Oman.
Responsible for planning, executing and evaluating projects according to predetermined timelines and budgets. Building and managing project teams, holding executive steering committee meetings, and regular project status reporting. Assigned multiple projects at one time with varying levels of complexity.
As Purchasing Manager, responsible for complete management of all aspects of purchasing, to improve product quality while maximizing margins. To maintain strong supplier relationships and work with the management to identify and execute cost savings opportunities, including supplier selections. Knowledge of the purchasing processes including the technical details normally included in the purchase requisition, analysis of bid tab or quote for compliance with Purchase request, commercial terms, delivery targets and proposal cost.
Procurement of Pipes (GRE, CS, Alloy steel), Valves (including MOV & Surge Relief Valve), Flanges, Pipe Fittings, consumables, structural material capital items like Generators, Compressors, Pumps etc.
Worked for more than ten years in the materials, stores and Purchase department and through practical knowledge of ERP as a power user and end user of P2P (Procure to Pay) cycles starting from processing of RFQ, tendering, getting bids from the various vendors, comparatives and approval, deciding the vendor and generate/ creation of the PO etc., Tendering, Demand forecasting, Planning, Procurement, Reporting, and Inventory management for various Heavy Engineering projects of Oil and gas industries, Gas pipeline Projects, Oil Hook up wells, Oil field projects. Worked in Procure to Pay (P2P) and Warehouse Management (WM) by integration of MM, QM, PP and SD (Logistics modules).
Development of procurement related strategies, procedures and bidding processes for various projects. Handling import of goods, and establishing Letter of Credit (LC).
Processing the PR (Purchase requisition) and PO (Purchase Orders ), Review and check for correctness of the item description as per SAP and MESC code, technical specifications, Drawings, material take off (MTO) for ordering, progress monitoring. Issued the Subcontracts to the third parties for various projects to establish the third party procurement and Issuance of Service Orders for the various services.
Preparation of bidders list (BL) and selecting potential supplier from approved vendor list, given by client.
Managing the Procurement and logistics activities: Inquiry packages of equipment/ materials- attaching technical requisition documents (MR) and general procurement documents. As a power user, trained end users for go live and provided after go-live support and responsible to solve day to day problems
Preparation of bid comparison sheet, Purchase Orders and Amendments ERP software.
Co-ordinate with Project team for the material requirements and assure timely delivery as required. Purchas of material/equipment in the most cost-effective manner.
Transmission of technical proposal, Inspection and test plan- ITP, Drawings to design dept. and answers to Technical & commercial clarification required by bidders.
Obtaining manufacturing and inspection schedule well in advance and arranging client inspection/ TPI Third party inspection.
Vendor development, assessment and evaluation through Checklist and Scorecards and enabling efficient procurement decision making, ensuring on time delivery of materials to create and add the new vendors, Or new material in the Master Data as per requirement.
Optimizing inventory budget and reducing the Inventory Carrying Cost through implementation of Lean Principles and on-demand supply/ delivery model. Done the MRP (Material Requirement Planning) for the various fast moving items like Valves, bearing, Gaskets, Bearing and other engineering items & structural steels for maintaining optimum inventory with accuracy (over 99.9%) by Auditing warehouse physical inventories.
Organizing a kick-off meeting (KOM) with the supplier along with Project Team / Engineering team and Quality team. Obtaining manufacturing schedules/ engineering & QC documents like ITP / QP, drawing as per PO documents, schedule from suppliers and confirm the same after verification with projects requirements. Close monitoring with vendor for their Engineering/ Procurement of raw material / manufacturing activities.
Receiving Monthly/ weekly progress report from suppliers and updating in the project schedule.
Co-ordination with the supplier for the delivery of the defective / damaged / non-confirming material and arrange for the suitable replacement of the same.
Issuing a detail status report once in fortnight to the client/project, with forecast of inspection and delivery schedule
Preparing procurement cost report, material reconciliation, project surplus material report etc.
Ensure best practice sharing and continuous improvement related to logistic and supply chain.
Initiate and drive improvement plans to correct operational performance deviations towards specific KPI targets.
Lead project teams and manage work plans for each phase of the project including time lines, risk management, and budget management.
Conduct field surveys to evaluate operations and recommend changes. Work with Distribution facilities and facilities management to define best practices.
Prepare recommendations for senior management evaluation. Prepare documentation, including SOP development modification for assigned projects
Manage project budget by reducing the procurement cost, controlling the inventory and manpower reduction.
Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Limited (IPCL), Vadodara, India
A pioneering petrochemical company in India, now taken over by Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), India’s fastest growing and most admired private sector group for oil, gas, and petrochemicals
Senior Maintenance Engineer and Materials Manager, Dec 2000 – Jan 2007
Maintenance Handled in the following plants:
1-GAS CRACKER PLANT (GC) and Power Plant’s Boilers.
2-POLYPROPELENE PLANT (PP) – in IPCL – MGCC- MAHARASHTRA GAS CRACKER COMPLEX
Plant Maintenance: Responsibilities:
Determine maintenance schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel. Develop, implement, and evaluate maintenance policies and procedures. Coordination with various internal departments like RMC, Fire and Safety, C & I for the maintenance activities
Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance as per KPI. Counsel employees about work & safety related issues and assist employees to correct job-skill deficiencies. Conduct or arrange for worker training in safety, repair and maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use.
Monitor tools and parts inventories and the condition and of store to ensure adequate working conditions.
Investigate accidents and injuries, and prepare reports of findings.
Recommend or initiate personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures. Compile operational and personnel records, such as time and production records, inventory data, repair and maintenance statistics, and test results.
Technical advice for the management of special projects or new assignments in other sections.
Maintenance Purview at IPCL Vadodara and MGCC
Reciprocating and Diaphragm Compressors:
Reciprocating Gas Compressor: Make: Dresser Rand, India. 4 stage, double acting
Diaphragm compressors: Burton Corblin (France), Activities – Complete maintenance and overhauling.
Extruder: Make: Make: W & P. Germany. Model: ZSK 220 Capacity: 15 MT/Hr. Screws: Intermeshing Twin Screw/Die Plate: Insulated with Oil Heating and steam heating.
Dryer: Make: Gala. The activity involves complete overhauling.
Agitator: Maintenance of Mechanical Seal and gearbox of different make of agitators like Miscenard –Quint France, samic Italy, and standard engg. India etc.
Pumps: All type of maintenance including preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance (condition monitoring) & breakdown maintenance, and complete overhauling of the RC Pumps:. CF Pumps:. Gear Pumps, Screw Pumps of various brands. The job involves bearing replacement, mechanical seal development/ replacement (single and double seal), alignment.
Blowers: The overhauling of centrifugal blowers & lobe type rotary blowers from M/s Arzener, M/s Waeschle, Germany, Hibon
Rotary Valves: Overhauling of Rotary valves, feeders, multi way feeders & other equipment of Waeschle and Buhler pneumatic conveying system.
Bagging lines and Palletizers Machines: Make: Moller, Gmbh: Model: EZ3 & EZ 4/Capacity: 15 tons / hr
The complete overhauling of vibrating screens, weighing machines, bagging machines, belt conveying & palletizer section. Also done the Erection & commissioning of bagging machine.
REACTOR (High Pressure): Fluidized bed reactor of L Max working pressure 24 bars Polymer Reactor Circulation Pump of Polypropylene Plant Reactor
Make: David Brown, U.K. /Model: 24x24 HLTE. Operating parameters: Liquid Propylene: 33 KG. /Sq.cm. g at 70 DEG.C. Sealing: Triple Mechanical seal (John Crane Make), Complete overhauling of David brown pump and de-laval compressor.
STATIC EQUIPMENTS MAINTENANCE:
Heat Exchangers: Fixed head, floating head shell & Tube exchangers, Plate type exchanger, Double pipe type exchangers. Job involves hydro test of shell and tube side, hydro jetting, complete overhauling & reconditioning, including replacement of tube sheet.
Other static equipment with extensive maintenance carried out is: High pressure, MP, LP Vessels, Silo, Dryer and storage tanks. Cooling Tower operation and maintenance. Medium pressure /low pressure Filters/High pressure/ low pressure Piping and structures and steam traps. Hydraulic / manual operated valves maintenance,Safety valves and Rupture discs
Vapor Compression Refrigeration Package System.
Boiler Maintenance: Maintenance of Gas Fired and Oil Fired boilers and accessories.
Field Fabrication Jobs, Workshop jobs and Machining jobs:
Fabrication, welding and Machining jobs related to regular Plant Maintenance, preventive and break down maintenance, in the Central Work shop.
Development of the Drawing, Material (MOC) and procedures for in house manufacturing the spares for the imported equipment, to reduce the import of the spares resulting in the cost cutting and reduced delivery time for the spares.
Performed physical and chemical lab tests, under third party supervision, for unused pipes and fittings lying in the scrap yard, rendering them usable and saving over 50 million USD
Planned and scheduled erection and commissioning activity of plant expansion project of polypropylene plant
Coordinated erection and commissioning of automatic bagging machine for creating PP granule bags of 25 Kg. - 4 working lines
Oversaw erection and commissioning of boiler in gas cracker plant
Worked towards identifying and developing alternate indigenous spares for imported equipment, achieving cost effective purchases of spares and a reduction in delivery time
Oversaw employees’ professional training, counselling and work performance review as per KPI
Investigated accidents and injuries, and prepared reports of findings
Compiled operational and personnel records and recommended or initiated personnel actions, such as hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures
Offered advice for the management of special projects or new assignments in other sections
Completed fabrication, welding and machining jobs
Magnolia Pharmacy, New York, NY Pharmacy Manager, Jan 2019 – Present
Involved in filling prescriptions, handling e-prescription system, and communicating with customers and pharmacists. Team handles over 200 prescriptions per day.