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Summary

  1. Engineering professional with 15+ years of rich techno-managerial experience.
  2. Area of expertise spanning Program/Project Management, Customer/Product Support, Technical Writing and Quality Assurance.
  3. Excellent knowledge of content management systems (Different types of manuals, Tools, Processes, Standards)
  4. Well experienced in managing large teams (60+ engineers) and a wide range of customers in the aerospace domain with annual revenues in excess of 2.5 million USD.
  5. Good understanding of the implementation & documentation requirements for Quality Management Systems. Responsible for cost control, lean-sigma initiatives & budget management of the account.
  6. Very good experience in implementing various organizational initiatives for improving operational efficiency, reliability & optimal utilization of resources.

Education

Jul 2009Dec 2009

Management Development Program

Alliance Business Academy
This program was intended to provide Training and experience needed for the future business leaders.
Sep 1997Sep 2001

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Affiliated to Bangalore University

Siddaganga Institute of Technology

Passed with Distinction (Overall 76%)

College Topper in the final year (89%)

Certifications

Mar 2014Jul 2014

PMP + Certification

SAFRAN Engineering Services

Customized Project Management Professional Certification for SAFRAN

May 2013Oct 2013

Certified Lean-Sigma Green Belt

SAFRAN Corporate University
Customized training and certification for continuous improvement change agents.
Jun 2010Sep 2010

Audit Team Member (ATM) for CMMi Certification

KPMG on behalf of Software Engineering Institute (Carnegie Mellon University)
Process Improvement model for aligning management and engineering activities to meet the business objectives.

Achievements & Awards

  • Instrumental in building a team of 100+ engineers in the Integrated Logistics Support domain of SAFRAN Engineering Services.
  • Nominated as the Best Employee of the Year for 2 consecutive years (2007 & 2008)
  • Successful implementation of CMMi Level 3 in the organization as an Audit Team member.
  • Awarded as the "Flying Ace - Best Manager" award for the year 2014.
  • Awarded for significantly reducing the cycle time of content creation for A320NEO program by running a Lean-Sigma project in a transnational organization.

Work History

Sep 2005Present

Sr. Project Manager

SAFRAN Engineering Services
  • Involved in feasibility study and preparation of technical commercial proposals for new RFPs, preparation and timely review of project management plans with relevant stakeholders.
  • Customer Relationship, Account Management and business development.
  • Resource management, training and competency development.
  • Selection and empanelment of suppliers for deliveringg products and services, integrating and managing them in the transnational organization to meet business needs.
  • Accountable for delivering value added services by meeting defined targets/metrics.
  • Push-pull within teams (product development, customer support and testing teams) to make sure that end products meets requirements within the allocated budget.
  • Pre-empt issues and identify risks that may affect aircraft certification process and mitigate them by involving relevant stakeholders including customers and suppliers.
  • Internal Auditor and part of process improvement group. Identify process improvement areas for improving operational efficiency, reliability & optimal utilization of resources.
  • Responsible for the automation tools development for productivity enhancement and lean sigma continuous improvement team member.
Feb 2005Sep 2005

Sr. Engineer

Assystem India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Involved in the feasibility study and preparation of technical commercial proposals, preparation of project plans and scheduling.
  • Responsible for technical review of spares and maintenance data, providing repair schemes and authoring component maintenance manuals. Creation of illustrations using Isodraw CADProcess.
  • Responsible for schedule adherence and maintaining quality of deliverables.
Jun 2003Nov 2004

Design Engineer

CYIENT India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Authored engine shop manuals and preparation of repair schemes. Responsible for technical review of various aircraft manuals prepared by fellow team members. Responsible for creation, revision of illustrations using Isodraw and Auto-trol Tech Illustrator tools.
  • Member of ACE Gold Certification team working towards achieving supplier excellence.
Sep 2001Jun 2003

Methods Engineer

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (Aircraft Division)
  • Involved in the preparation of process sheets for manufacturing of various components and assembly of Jaguar Aircraft.
  • Indigenization of aircraft components for manufacturing and assembly of Jaguar Aircraft.
  • Project DARIN (Display, Attack, Range and Inertia Navigation Systems) – Part of the team which worked on upgrading the critical systems of Jaguar Aircraft in close collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries, British Aerospace and HAL.
  • Drafted of 2D models of various parts / tools in AutoCAD / CATIA V5 and coordination with assembly shop floor, tool room and with Design Bureau to resolve various problems related to manufacturing and assembly of indigenized components.

Project 1 - Technical Writing

Customers: SAFRAN Group, Dasault Aviation, Bombardier Aerospace, Embraer, MTU Aero Engines, Pratt & Whitney

Description:  This project is to create/revise various aircraft manuals (like AMM, AIPC, CMM, TSM, SRM, PPBuM, WDM, WSM,...) based on the technical information provided by the manufacturer. This technical information includes Engineering Drawings, Bill of Materials, Digital Mock-ups, Acceptance Test Procedures, Assembly/Re-work Instructions, Tooling /Consumable Information… These manuals are created/revised in accordance with international standards (ATA100, iSpec2200, S1000d...) and written in accordance with Technical Simplifies English. Authoring is done using editing software’s like Epic Editor, Frame Maker, Microsoft Word and illustrations are done using tools like Isodraw, Autotrol Tech Illustrator with Airbus Plug-in. Also, aircraft manuals are complied with manufacturer specific style guides, SGML/XML guides and illustration guides. These manuals basically detail Cleaning, Inspection, Disassembly, Assembly, Repair, Removal, Installation, Activation and Deactivation, parts list and also help in procurement of various components of aircraft.

Worked on variety of aircraft manuals for various engine and aircraft programs for many original equipment manufacturers. Managed / created / revised various manuals which include propulsion, structural and avionics systems.

Project 2 - Customer Support, Change Drivers Creation, Supply Chain Management and Coordination

Customer: Aircelle, LABINAL Power Systems, SAFRAN Group

Description: Creation of Engineering Changes, Change Proposal, Service Bulletin, Request for Manual Revision, Coordination

The main scope of this project is to:

  • Create necessary change drivers after deep analysis of engineering data
  • Selection of suppliers who can implement these engineering changes during product overhaul and update necessary documentation as per ATA rules, and program specific standards, guides and formats by identified suppliers.

  • Review of technical changes as per the Change drivers and engineering data and delivery of products/services to customers (air framer’s) as per the contractual agreement
  • Answer all questions from internal and external customers (content of technical data, spares, repairs availability, access to web portal, revision management...)
  • Push-pull within teams to make sure that end deliverables are met as per budget

Project 3 - Automation Tools Development

Customers: SAFRAN Group Companies

Description: Development of macros, parsers, plug-in to automate design and review process

The main objective of this project was to develop macros in CATIA V5 and plug-in in content management PLM to automate some steps of design and review process.

Parser development was another important objective of this project. The main purpose of these parsers is to validate XML/SGML files for completeness check. Also, Arbor text Command Language files (ACL) were developed to automatically update SGML/XML files with correct tagging information and thus avoid manual errors based on aircraft programs and activity.

These tools improved the operation efficiency and reliability of the process and helped to achieve First Time Right objective in several projects.

Project 4 - Future DATA

Customer: Turbomeca, Aircelle (SAFRAN Group)

Description: Extensively involved in the development of interactive tools, processes, guides for future maintenance data production for SAFRAN group. Worked on critical projects like:

Interactive Electronic Technical Publications Software Testing

  • Analysis of new evolution for the IETP software
  • Create/Update a test plan for the new evolutions
  • Build a strategy for testing : New features of the IETP software, deleted features, impacted features due to development
  • Perform the non regression tests in different access permissions, user environments and software configurations
  • Test the IETP in workstations, tablets and mobiles for 3D animations/illustrations
  • Deliver a detailed test report of the project for further actions.

Creation of 3D Animations/Illustrations

  • Analysis of the existing maintenance procedures in the manual.
  • Create a dynamic sequence of operations in 3D environment.
  • Create the parts catalog for the pertaining ATA system
  • Import the DMU into 3D working environment and create the process (lights, camera, time lapse, lines, colors etc)
  • Simulate the maintenance procedures into 3D illustrations
  • Integrate the 3D illustrations into authoring software and into IETP.

Project 5 - Repair Development

Customers: Hispano-Suiza, Techspace Aero, MTU Aero Engines

Description:  In order avoid high replacement cost of parts, various airlines across the globe send requests to repair damaged components. Based on these repair /technical variance requests, repair solution will be provided wherever possible. These repair solutions are created by referring to engineering drawings, rework instructions and in close collaboration with engineering and stress department of component manufacturer. These repair solutions will be approved by designated engineering authority after making sure that the component is restored to original dimensions after carrying out the test repair in Repair and Overhaul shops.

Project 6 - Manufacturing & Process Planning

Customer: Indian Air Force

Description:  This project involves preparation of process sheets for manufacturing of various components and assembly of Jaguar aircraft. These process sheets gives the work instructions, tools and consumables required, drawings, repair and rework procedures to the shop floor people.

In this project many components were indigenized in collaboration with British Aerospace and Israel Aerospace Establishment in DARIN (Display, Attack, Range, and Inertia Navigation Systems) program. To carryout indigenization, the project involved drafting of 2D models of various parts/tools in AutoCAD / CATIA V5 and coordination with shop and tool room and with Design Bureau to resolve various problems related to manufacturing and assembly of indigenized components. Engineering Drawings, Planning Cards and Technical Instruction Sheets were used to carryout this project.

Project 7 - Maintainability Analysis

Customer: Aircelle, Hispano-Suiza, LABINAL Power Systems

Description:  The main purpose of this analysis is to analyze and foresee the possible complications that may arise to carry out the maintenance procedures for several aircraft systems before the product entry into service. During this project, analysis has been carried out with the help of DMU to check if the components can be removed/installed. It was also analyzed to check the accessibility and the limitation of the tools during the maintenance operation.

Things That Define Me

Honest, Sincere, Dedicated, Committed, Eye on Details, Never-Say-Die attitude, Trustworthy

Personal Details

Date of Birth | 20-July-1979
Gender | Male
Marital Status | Married
Nationality | Indian
Languages known | English, Hindi, Kannada
Address | #1066, "ANARGHYA", 1st Block, BSK VI Stage, Bangalore-560098, Karnataka, India