Quality Engineer at Honda Cars India Limited
Jan 2016 - Present
New Model Development and Support Functions. ▪ Managing overall new model development related operations. Presently working on development of a new car model to be launched by year’s end. o Coordinating with designers in Japan and Thailand for engine improvements. o Diesel Engine development by endurance testing as per Indian road conditions. o Maintaining concise/ easily serviceable design and installation of engine into vehicle assuring zero fouling/interference with any part or tools. Competitive Bench Marking/ Market Problem Analysis. ▪ Involved in teardown of competitor latest car for analysis and further cost reduction ideas for own model. ▪ Undertaking market issues and doing their root cause analysis and closure by 5-Why, Why-Why analysis and PDCA tools.
Engineer at New Holland Fiat India Pvt. Limited
Aug 2012 - Jan 2016
New Product Development ▪ Worked for development of their latest launched product i.e. ‘Workmaster’ series, 55-70 hp range Tier 4 tractors for North American Market- from concept building stage till launch of the product. At prototype stage: o Worked with design team for concept finalisation by improvement in pre- existing platform, understanding the major changes required to reach the planned product level. o Worked with suppliers for prototype parts development for the concept model. At Development stage: o Engaged with development team in Italy for targeted performance delivery by optimising Engine and other vehicle parts eq. fuel circuit, cooling system, exhaust system. o Worked with design team for VA/VE targeting competitive pricing. ▪ Worked on development of their pipelined product MDL Excel Series tractor – with new features for easy handling and driveability. o Responsible for complete validation of product, maintaining 100% adherence to timeline for validation activities planned. ▪ Benchmarking done for the own product with that of competitors’ in terms of lab/field testing’s vs. engineering specifications for both above products. ▪ Tear down of competitors’ vehicles for detailed part analysis for cost reduction ideas and value addition (VA/VE) through reverse engineering. Current Product Development ▪ Worked on existing product 60-70hp series tractors for further improvements. o Tractor cooling system optimisation against reported issues. Worked on part level for improvement of radiators, intercooler, cooling fan etc. performances. o For vehicle’s noise reduction project, introduced new concept of viscous fan (self actuated fan only when required) to avoid unwanted noise at low power requirements. Worked with supplier (Borg Warner-Chennai) for development of customised fan as per product requirement. ▪ Worked on development project of existing smaller horsepower product (39hp-50hp tractors) for performance improvement by fuel injection system development with supplier (Bosch-Bangalore). ▪ Carried out various Cost Reduction Projects for competitive pricing of own product. o Well appreciated for an immense cost saving in a testing project by saving 80% of the testing cost. Suggested idea completed whole tractor testing project in around 200 thousands against planned 1.1 million. (Saved more than 800 thousands Rupees). o Suggested cost reductions by various parts localisations (bolts, hoses, etc) o Worked for implementation of sheet metal intake manifold in engine as value Engineering, replacing the casting intake manifold saving cost of about 14 %. o Worked for design improvement of various parts by compact designing thereby reducing additional weight, bulk etc directly impacting on costing. Project Management/ Program management ▪ Planned and prepared the Design Validation Plan (DVP) along with the targeted testing schedule, worked on Teamcentre (Siemens Software). ▪ Maintaining Product Integrity Reports (PIRs) against the developmental works and discussing the concerns with the management. Vehicle Testing and Other Responsibilities ▪ Looked after testing vehicle assembly as well as part assembly activities at different prototype stages with required inspected parts for different testing & validation. ▪ Responsibly underwent teardown analysis of the components after testing for further analysis and improvements. ▪ Analysed and diagnosed testing data against specifications.
B- Tech, Mechanical Engineering
Apr 2008 - Apr 2012