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     Date Submitted:17-07-2012
     Last Modified:27-03-2013 (08:34)
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     Current job:Scientist / Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSupply chain management, project management, product design and development, supervision of production and manufacturing processes, product testing, hands-on flight integration activities, and technical document preparation

    Career Objective       To obtain a challenging position in the Aerospace industry where I can contribute my Mechanical Engineering and Management knowledge, skills and experience

    Work experience      

    Indian Space Research Organisation, Department of Space, Government of India

    Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Valiamala P.O., Nedumangad, Trivandrum - 695547, India          September 2007 – June 2011

    • Position held: Engineer
    • Main activities and responsibilities: Small satellites, Upper stage separation systems, Staging systems and mechanisms, Aerospace mechanisms

    Social skills and competences

    • Team work: Worked successfully in various types of teams from school and college quiz teams to workplace engineering teams
    • Inter-cultural skills: Experienced in working in a diverse international dimension, e.g. Team Leader during the flight integration activities of separation system for the ALSAT-2A spacecraft (collaboration of EADS Astrium with Algerian space agency ASAL) for PSLV C15 flight
    • Willingness to relocate and travel: During work experience, had to relocate outside home state and had to travel to ISRO centres across India to carry out work responsibilities. Also participated in programs outside India during post-graduate studies.

    Organisational skills and competences

    • Leadership skills: Team leader for flight integration activities of small satellites with separation mechanisms for PSLV C12, C15 and C16 spaceflights. Took initiative and solved various problems during mission campaigns.
    • Coordination skills: During work experience, coordinated cross-functional teams on many occasions to ensure activity performance. Also liaised with suppliers, other engineering teams, and clients.
    • Personal initiative: Volunteered for additional projects to gain extra experience
      • Carried out Strategic Audit of Aldeia Santa Rita Resort in North Goa as part of Joint International Internship Seminar 2011 held by University of Antwerp with Goa Institute of Management during September 2011.
      • As part of Corporate Social Responsibility course (July 2011 to February 2012), worked with residents of the villages of Amona and Cudnem in North Goa to educate them about Corporation Bank's upcoming financial inclusion scheme, studied the functioning of the scheme and made recommendations to the Bank for improvement of the same.

    Technical skills and competences

    Supply chain management, project management, product design and development, supervision of production and manufacturing processes, product testing, hands-on flight integration activities, and technical document preparation. Technical achievements during work experience include:

    • Design and development of separation mechanism for Reusable Launch Vehicle test demonstration
    • Design and development of connector mounting system for ball-lock separation systems to overcome satellite projections
    • Design of a ball-lock separation system that enables separation for 200 kg satellite
    • Creation of standard procedure for calibration of springs used in satellite separation mechanisms to ensure system performance
    • Development of initial designs of Crew Module separation system mechanism for Human Spaceflight Project
    • Creation of new assembly procedure system for small satellite separation systems to improve system performance reliability

    Education and training

    Master in Business Administration (PGDBM), Major: Operations               2011-2013 (Graduation on 30 March 2013)

    Goa Institute of Management             Final score: 67.50%

    • Includes summer program at the Católica-Lisbon School of Business & Economics of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Portugal from April 2012 to June 2012 (Final result: 72.50%)
    • Includes exchange program for Term V at the University of Antwerp in Belgiumfrom September 2012 to December 2012

    Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)                   2002-2006

    Goa University (Goa College of Engineering)           Final score: 73.27%

    • Project “Construction and Testing of a Solar Crop Dryer” done under the external guidance of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) during the final year of study

    Std. XII Goa State Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education          Final score: 89.33%             2002

    Std. X     Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations                     Final score: 92.33%           2000


    • English (primary language), Portuguese (intermediate) , Hindi (intermediate), French (basic)

    Computer skills and competences

    • Certification in Autodesk Inventor Professional, C++, HTML with CSS
    • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, ANSYS, SolidWorks with COSMOS, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, MATLAB, SPSS, I-DEAS NX, Minitab, SAP, sugarCRM, QlikView

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