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Plant Engineer

Panjim, Goa, India
May 18, 2020

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Profile Summary

Result-oriented Professional with over 23years of rich experience in multiple facets of Manufacturing Operations and plant Supervision- Production Planning &Control, Lean Manufacturing, TPM, TQM, Supply Chain Management, Inventory Planning & Control, Machine Installations, Manufacturing Layouts Capacity Optimization and Greenfield Projects Industrialization

Streamlined systems to enhance operational effectiveness & meet operational goals within cost, timelines & quality parameters including Supply Chain Management, Capital Equipment Planning & Greenfield Projects

Managed the inventory function, inventory-holding cost reduction, wastage minimization and adherence of minimum inventory level, ensuring zero stock run-outs

Managed localization of components for import substitutes, by creating strong vendor base for machining, forging, heat-treatments, pressings, electrical and electronic components. With good vendor management skills and controls.

Streamlined good vendor support for local as well as international vendors, with on time receipts and quality requirements.

Spearheaded international & domestic operations for the set-up standards with liability for strategic utilization & deployment of available resources to achieve organizational objectives. (PQCDGSM).

Acquired a complete understanding of the technology trends with edge at instituting quality control techniques to achieve product excellence at the lowest overall cost

Experienced in spearheading quality management for the plant including (QMS) TS-16949 such as APQP, PFD, FMEA, PPAP & Control Plan, ISO 14000,ISO 9001-2015, ANPQP, Customer Specific QMS, Kanban, 5S, TPM & Poka Yoke, VSM, Lean Manufacturing.

Team-based management style coupled with the zeal to train. motivate peak individual performances, possess technical skills on MS Project & AutoCAD, ERPs.


Pursuing P.G.D.B.A. (Operations) from Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune.

B.E. (Mechanical Engineering) from College of Engineering Kopargaon, Kopargaon, Pune University in 1996.

Career Timeline(Latest 5)

Core Competencies

Soft Skills

Professional Experience

Vega India Level and Pressure Measurement Pvt. Ltd., Pune (German MNC)

As Head Factory Operations Aug’16 – Feb’19

Key Result Areas:

Heading technology transfer from parent plant Germany to India for the Greenfield Project and leading capex planning and procurement of machines and equipment in line with German specifications.

Supervising plant layout, Capacity Optimization and cellular assembly lines (One piece flow), low cost automations with the best man-machine combination possible and monitoring the progress of complete production orders as per manufacturing plan.

Monitoring and controlling OEE, MTBF, MTTR & OTD,COPQ,SHE (PQCDGSM) production planning through ERP system and inventories through Supply Chain Management

Controlling projects with respect to cost, resource deployment, time overruns and quality compliance to ensure satisfactory execution of projects

Planning, organizing and conducting site meetings to improve coordination, reallocate resources such as machinery, material & manpower and prioritize critical action plan

Managing the cost control function, Manufacturing Operational costing, Budgeting & control, Capex planning, Execution and control; ROI monitoring and Control, developing policies, procedures & guidelines to establish appropriate cost control practices. To support bottom line- Profit & Loss.

Directing operations for the development & implementation of standard operating procedures, enhancing service quality and implementing corporate standards & best practices

Spearheading the entire gamut of activities right from conceptualization to execution including finalization of technical specifications, procurement, vendor development (Capability and capacity assessments) scheduling,(SCM) progress monitoring, logistics to have on time receipts with stringent quality parameters and stringent inward quality procedures.

Developed strong vendor based locally and internationally for electro- mechanical sub assemblies, machined components and equipment manufacturers. Established control for complete supply chain management stream to avoid zero stock run outs and minimum inventory carrying cost along with logistic and packaging developments.

Leading plans for production operations, establishing priorities & sequences for manufacturing products, utilizing knowledge of production processes & methods, Capacity planning and improvements, machine & equipment capabilities, and human resource requirements

Collaborating with Business Leaders to understand strategic business objectives and formulating development strategies to meet current & future growth requirements

Creating & sustaining a dynamic environment that fosters development opportunities by evaluating & motivating high performance amongst team members

Welmade Locking Systems Pvt. Ltd., Bhosari, Pune as AGM – Manufacturing Jul’14 – Jul’16


Led strategic planning, outsourcing decision-making at the Production Department and organized manufacturing facility at world class level including QMS,Visual Management, Kanban, 5S, Value Stream Mapping,Ergonomic work place.

Managed sourcing, procurement, installations & commissioning (European/Chinese Machines and Technology Transfer), hi technology machines (CNC & PLC SPMs), in-house SPM manufacturing, technology up-gradation, Capacity improvements, plant layouts and utilities.

Low cost automation with the best man- machine combinations possible.

Manufacturing Excellence through lean initiatives.( VSM, Line balancing, Visual management, WIP and Inventories)

Continuous Improvement drives through cross functional teams.


New Product development planning and streamlining manufacturing operations for NPDs.

Vendor development and assessments for machined part, press parts, electronic components, special processes, equipment manufacturers. With effective supply chain management practices.

Capex Planning & Execution with ROI monitoring & Controls. Manufacturing operational cost budgeting and control.

Co-ordination for HROD activities(Human Resource Organizational Development).

Diehl India Pvt. Ltd., Hinjewadi, Pune as Head – Manufacturing and Projects (German MNC) Aug’13 – May’14


Directed Greenfield Industrialization Project within stipulated time for technology transfer from parent plant at Germany and machine installations at India plants.

Overall Capex Planning, budgeting and control for manufacturing operations & ROI controls.

New Product development planning and streamlining manufacturing operations for NPDs.

Streamlining overall manufacturing operations through SOPSs, QMS, productivity, equipment utilization, training and development.

Effective vendor development for on time receipts, developed machined parts, heat-treatment process.

Attained total project cost reduction by 40% through pragmatic & viable local solutions to utilities, machines and equipment & infrastructure development; implemented procedural part for QMS –TS-16949

WIKA Instruments India Pvt. Ltd.,Pune as Section Head Assembly (German MNC) Dec’08 – Jul’13


Planning strategies, budgets & production schedules for the production operations along with resource allocation and machine loading for optimum output. Man, Machine,Materials & Methods Optimum utilization.

Assessing and rendering recommendations on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).

Identifying scope for planning, implementing & monitoring of technological changes to enhance efficiency.

Providing Technical Support to Global Purchasing Team for component development and new projects-Capex Planning & Facility Layouts.

Localization & import substitutes for imported items (Assembly Child parts localization in India for cost effectiveness of input materials).Assembly child parts include – electric sensors for RTDs, pressure sensors, pressure transducers, forged parts, casting enclosures, machined parts.

Implemented Cellular Manufacturing Concept (Lean Layouts) at assembly & machining lines, decreased in-process inventory by 15% and increased floor space utilization by 22%

Drove productivity improvement by 18% & manpower reduction by nearly 20% through line balancing; reduced input material cost by 24% for 25 parts through localization of import substitutes

Previous Experience

Spicer India Ltd., Chakan,Pune(US MNC) as Assistant Manager (Technical Services Group) Nov’05 – Nov’08

Concentric Pumps (I) Pvt. Ltd., Pune (British MNC) as Production & Process Engineer Feb’04 – Nov’05

TBK India Pvt. Ltd., Pune (Japanese JV) as Sr. Engineer Production &Manufacturing Engg. Sep’00 – Feb’04


Well Conversant with CNC Machines (CNC Turn/VMC/HM Machining Processes, CNC Tooling, Assembly Process, Pressing,forming, Welding, Jigs & Fixtures)

Exposure to the concepts of Lean Manufacturing, Kanban, 5S, TPM & Poka Yoke.

Handled NPD activities.

Vendor development and management.

Techno-commercial aptitude with negotiation skills and networking skills with good product costing and manufacturing costing knowledge.

Understanding of QMS/TS-16949 Documents like APQP, PFD, FMEA, PPAP & Control Plan.

Manufacturing Operational costing, Budgets and control to support bottom line- Profit And Loss.ROI monitoring and controls.

Knowledge of ERP Systems like TopViz, Axapta, Baan & Mfg-Pro.

Ms-office Auto-Cad, MS Projects.

Greenfield Projects Industrialization.


Training for Technology Transfer, Plant Layouts and Machine Installation at Parent Plants in Germany; Training on Renault- Nissan specific ANPQP and ASES; PFMEA; Anand Performance System. ( Similar to Toyota Production Systems); ERP- TopViz/ Baan/ Axapta/SAP; Employee Involvement Programme; QCOS; Advance Tooling For Machining Centers; GD & T;SPC; Presentation & Communication Skills

Special Note:- Well conversant with CNC machining. Good experience in CI, SGI machining for differential housings, cooling pump housing, Ferrous& non-ferrous metals machining of engine parts and brake parts. Handled assembly lines of different products.

Top notch Lean manufacturing expert. Effective inter-personnel and team development skills.

Production Planning Control Manufacturing Operations Process Excellence

Location Preference: India & Abroad

Industry Preference: Engineering, Automotive &


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2013 – 2014

2014 – 2016

2016 – 2019



Production Planning & Execution

Plant Operations Management

Project Management

Quality Assurance & Control

Greenfield Projects

Manufacturing Operations

Techno-commercial Operations

CAPEX Planning & Budgeting

Technology Transfer

Plant Layouts (Lean)

Vendor & Supplier Development

Team Building & Leadership


Positive Attitude

Realistic Optimism


Change Agent


Personal Details

Date of Birth: 30thAugust 1972

Languages Known: English, Hindi and Marathi

Address: 'Shram Safalya', 283/51, Near Podar International School, Tanajinagar, Chinchwad, Pune – 411033

Current Salary : 26.5 Lacs PA.

Expected Salary :- Negotiable

Nationality: Indiany

Marital Status: Married

No. of Dependents: Three

Passport No.: Z 4003433

Visa Status: 5 Times German Visa

Driving License: Yes (MH14 200********)

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