Solution-driven manufacturing professional with 15 years of experience in chemical and pharmaceutical industries supervising manufacturing operations. Highly skilled in improving efficiencies of operations by workforce management, optimizing manufacturing operations by proper planning which helps in reducing set-up times and improving manufacturing quality, safety and working environment.
Cytotoxic chemicals and drug product handling
Medial fill activity
Equipment handling and troubleshooting
Supervisor October 2013 to CurrentPharmaceutics International, Inc
Responsible for the daily operations for the maintenance of sterile manufacturing facility as per cGMP.
Organizing teams and schedules for activities like cleaning, set-up, batch manufacturing preparations and pharmaceutical unit operations (compounding, filtration, filling & capping).
Working with the team supervising and troubleshooting any problems during production from compounding to filling and capping operation in the sterile (Class 100) area.
Experienced working and troubleshooting on various equipment like heat transfer systems, Fedegari and Beta-Star autoclave, SS jacketed vessels with thermal and oxygen sensors, PennTech and Bosch machines, single-use technology equipment etc.
Well-versed with equipment qualification and validation operations.
Provide support to the validations team.
Batch manufacturing record review and training to the technicians Support R&D and validations team executing feasibility/ engineering batches and/or process validation batches.
Support R&D with equipment gap analysis and equipment train selection based on manufacturing capabilities and capacity.
Coordinating with various teams like QA, QC during the execution of a batch.
Experience in manufacturing complex injectable products at batch size of 500 L.
Successfully optimized batch manufacturing operation durations increasing productivity and quality while improving technician skills.
Supervisor September 2009 to August 2013Rajputra Brother Inc
Work closely with the assistant manager to promote team work and operate with utmost efficiency.
Providing highest quality customer service for the products offered.
Ensure staff performance is at its best and that the company policies and procedures are followed at all times.
Extensive experience in using SQL, Functions and PL/SQL with TOAD and SQL Analyzer for back hand testing.
Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees.
Plant Engineer September 1992 to July 2009Gujarat State Fertilizer Company (GSFC) Ltd
at Baroda - India's largest Fertilizers and Petrochemical complex ($500 Million turnover) an ISO 9002 company.
The start-up activities were carried out in association with experts from M/s BASF, Ludwigshafen / Antwerp and M/s UHDE engineers.
The plant was stabilized within the shortest time and production qualities were achieved.
Associated in plant set-up, pre-commissioning, commissioning, start-up activities of Caprolactam Plant (50000 TPA) [Process Know-how from M/s BASF, Germany and Detailed Eng.
By M/s UHDE, Germany].
Was an active member of core team formed for commissioning of the Caprolactam dedicated plant which was commissioned successfully within the shortest time in close association with experts from M/s BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium.
Played a key role in optimizing process establishment from batch filling to continuous production on an ophthalmic manufacturing line.
Writing investigation reports, impact analysis, assigning root cause and determining corrective and preventive action to prevent reoccurrence.
Inspection of piping layout and preparing punch list according to PID and isometric drawings.
Formation of flushing loops, flushing activities, pressure tests and leak testing of all lines.
Fascination for the process of utility lines and Inspection of critical equipment.
Loop checking of all instruments including interlock logic.
Monitoring purified water, compressed air, pure steam and other utility systems.
Sr. Operator Gujarat State Fertilizer Company (GSFC) Ltd
Supervising and operating Plant Operation on sophisticated Distributed Control System (CENTUM -XL from Yokogawa Keonics, Japan).
Responsible for promoting the maintenance for safe, accident-free work environment and warehouse handling activity.
Participated in various validation and calibration activities of process and machinery used in production.
Involved in planning, developing and optimizing production activities as a part cost reduction strategy without compromising the product quality.
Plant performance evaluation and reporting system for management.
Design and development of documentation for validation activities.
Shutdown scheduling and planning in co-ordination with various departments like QA/QC, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical maintenance.
Bachelor of Science
B. S : ChemistryNavijan Science College － Dahod, Gujurat, IndiaChemistry
Appreciation certificate for improving productivity at GSFC Ltd., Gujarat, India.
*Computer skill certificate from BYSOFT Computer Education, Gujarat, India.