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Prayag Jalihal

Automation Specialist


Automation specialist with 8 years of experience creating opportunities to train and engage in new positions by acquiring challenging responsibilities to reach the best outcomes in the constantly evolving steel technologies.

Work experience

Jun 2015Present

Automation Specialist Engineering

ArcelorMittal Tubular Products Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
  • Formulating 7 engineering solutions to process requests. - Pin stamping, Ultrasonic testing machine, marking and recognition system.
  • Plan and implement Capital expense projects. - Plant alarm system, Level - 2 data connection.
  • Conducted trials and optimised tube marking and recognition system.
  • An active member in completing 4 performance acceptance certificates of commissioned equipment.
Oct 2014May 2015

Automation Specialist (Rebar & SMS Mill-Plant level)

African Foundries Ltd. Lagos, Nigeria
  • Establishing centralised automation system for Rebar Mill and Steel Melting Shop.
  • Commissioning of Fume exhaust system for induction furnace and ladle refining furnace.
  • Programming of tag printing machine, bar counter machine  and air separation plant.
  • Guiding automation and technical help to Ikorodu steel mill, African steel mill, Paras energies.
Sep 2007Sep 2014

Deputy Manager, Electrical & Automation (Hot-Mill & API)

Jindal SAW Ltd. Nasik, India
  • Monitoring and ensuring equipment performance and adhere to Key performance indicators.
  • Maintaining better quality of service to ensure that equipment operates smoothly, to help operations to increase productivity.
  • Investigating equipment failures and diagnosing faulty operation for better equipment reliability and service standards of all equipment.
  • Modifying electrical prototypes, components, assemblies and systems for better functioning. Also ensuring horizontal deployments.
  • Key member in commissioning of Piercer, PQF, SRM, Coating machine and straightener machine.
  • Revamping of On-line and Batching tube cutting machines, Piercer and Assel Mill PLC and drives.
Sep 2006Aug 2007

Trainee Engineer

Kinetic Engineering Ltd. Pune, India
  • Carrying out Preventive and periodic maintenance to eliminate break-down for smooth plant operation of paint-shop.
  • MIS report generation, downtime analysis, monthly consumption report, equipment calibration, cost saving and future scope according to ISO/TS16949.


Apr 2012

TPM Facilitator

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

TPM training details for world class manufactures.

Oct 2011

Basic life support and first aid skills

Sep 2011

Basic fire and emergency preparedness

May 2007

Computer Aided Rolling Technological Approach (CARTA)


Technical know-how and hands-on

Jan 2007


Siemens India

Basic Introduction.


Jul 2006

Bachelor of Engineering - Electrical

University of Mumbai

Major subjects Drives and Control system

Additional Achievements

  • Won two medals. Gold and silver in football and Badminton, Apr-2006
  • Maharashtra Talent Search, Dec-1999 - Distinction in Mathematics, Success in Sanskrit and Drawing.
  • Elementary Drawing, Oct-1998 C-Grade.