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Project Engineer / Project Manager / Coatings / Printing Process Eng.

Rochester, New York, United States
$65,000-75,000 p.a.
March 03, 2011

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Swaraj S. Jalindre

***, **** ****** *****, *** # 5, Rochester, NY 14623

585-***-****, Email: /


A dynamic, highly motivated and results oriented individual seeking a full-time position to utilize analytical skills and existing R&D experience to contribute to your company’s growth.

Professional Education

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Master of Science in Print Media Anticipated February 2011

GPA: 3.5/4.0

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

6 credits in Paper & Imaging Science and Engineering September-November 2008

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Pune Vidyarthi Griha’s COET, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Bachelor of Engineering in Printing Technology May 2007

First Class

Master Thesis

To Investigate the Absorption, Dynamic Contact Angle and Printability Effects of Synthetic Zeolite Pigments in an Inkjet Receptive Coating

Single pigment inkjet receptive coatings formulated using three synthetic zeolite pigments (with varying pore and particle size) were characterized for absorption, dynamic contact angle and printability; and compared with the traditional fumed silica based coatings to replace silica pigment in the conventional inkjet receptive coatings.

Skills and Expertise

Certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Yellow Belt process expert, training conducted by NewPage Corporation, Research & Development (October 2010)

Good leadership and strong technical writing skills

Strong knowledge in printing technology (inkjet, rotogravure, flexography, offset), paper manufacturing, paper coating formulations, ink-media interactions and testing

Highly skilled in technical (process) problem identification, evaluation and solving

Experience in statistical design of experiments (DOE) using Design Expert software (version and statistical analysis using MINITAB-12

Windows & Macintosh, Microsoft Word, Excel, Office, PowerPoint, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator

Professional Internships

Research Intern (Rheology) June-December 2010

Research & Product Development, NewPage Corporation, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Researched rotational and oscillatory technique to characterize coating immobilization time (for rotogravure and offset paper coatings) using a highly advanced rheometer

Developed standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and conducted training sessions for laboratory technicians on the advanced rheometer

Developed test protocol for quantifying paper mottle for rotogravure coated grades

Digital Paper Research Intern May-September 2009

Research & Product Development, NewPage Corporation, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Performed 2009 digital benchmarking paper audit

Conducted paper testing, supervised print trials (HP Indigo and iGen 3) and statistically analyzed data, identifying strengths and weaknesses for the examined paper grades

Developed test protocol for quantifying paper dust on the ream edges for digital grades

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Professional Experience

Graduate Assistant December 2008-May 2010, January 2011-Present

Printing Applications Laboratory (PAL), Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

Assisted in paper and print properties testing and evaluation projects

Responsible for ink mixing, calibration and proofing on HP Indigo (Series 2 - 5000/5500) digital presses

Trained students with Ink Mixing Software (IMS) used for digital ink formulations

Research Assistant September-November 2008

Department of Paper & Imaging Science and Chemical Engineering, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Evaluated the structural, physical, and optical properties of coated papers and linerboards using laboratory testing equipments

Results were aimed towards suggesting optimum paper and coating formulation for particular application of the client

Production Engineer/Client Servicing Executive July 2007-July 2008

Vikram Printers Pvt. Ltd., Pune, Maharashtra, India

Hired as a Production Engineer, promoted to Client Servicing Executive after 5 months

Supervised a team of 15 people (including press operators, lay man and head of presses/machine) on RYOBI-920, Heidelberg SM-72 commercial offset presses

Serviced clients such as TACO Faurecia Design, Kirloskar Pneumatics Company Ltd., Aditya Birla Idea Cellular, Cosmos Bank, and Indoglobal Communications

Led projects aimed towards improving commercial offset presses (RYOBI-920, Heidelberg Speed Master-72) print quality and dampening solution standardization

Awards and Certificates

Certificate of Achievement, Paper Knowledge Seminar, NewPage Corporation, August 2010

Research Assistantship, Rochester Institute of Technology, September 2009-February 2010

Graduate Assistantship, Rochester Institute of Technology, December 2008-May 2010

Certificate of Achievement, Offset Printing at Cine Art Printing Press, Pune, July 2006

University of Pune, Rank certificate, Third standing in Third Year of Engineering examination, May 2006

University of Pune, Rank certificate, First standing in Second Year Engineering examination, May 2005

References: Available upon request

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