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Abhijeet Shekhar

200 Callodine Avenue, Buffalo, New York, USA|| +1 716 -598-9378|
Educational Qualification:
Masters in Industrial Engineering, University at Buffalo (3.83 GPA) August 2017- February 2019
Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering, NIT Surat, India (3.8 GPA) July 2010- May 2014
Professional Skills and Certifications:
Six Sigma Green belt, SAP, MINITAB, R, Om Pro, Microsoft office Suite, DOE, FMEA, Kaizen, OSHA Standards,
Supply chain, Process capability analysis, Value stream mapping, DMAIC, 5S, Continuous Improvement, Demand
Forecasting, Inventory Management.
Professional Experience
Manager, Reliance Industries Limited, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India July 2014 - July 2017
 Implemented a kaizen system to eliminate the inefficiencies in inventory management for 12% improvement in
equipment uptime and reduced waste.
 Resource optimization, procurement, planning, product scheduling and inventory management through SAP ERP.
 Involved in conceptualizing and designing the changes required to divert part of gas from other high pressure gas field
and introduction of surfactants to overcome the drawdown velocity and reduce the surface tension of liquid,
thereby increasing the life of gas well by 1.2 years and production by 11%.
 Performed root cause analysis and troubleshooting of various bottlenecks of the system to stream line the processes
using fish bone analysis to ensure production uptime >99%.
 Forecasted the demand of Surfactant and other chemicals required to sustain the gas wells and maintained the safety
stock for the same.
 Management of external and internal audits, preparation of road maps for successful audit and carry out the gap
Responsible for operation of Sub-Sea processes and Top Side systems for safe and efficient operations, including plant
start-up, shutdown and emergencies.
Participated in cost benefit analysis and for various projects and Initiatives
 Prepared scope of work for new capital projects and found out opportunities to optimize the processes
Industrial Trainee at Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Vadodara, India June 2013 – July 2013
 Developed a mechanical tool to automate the manual addition of Sulphuric acid in the Alkylation process.
 Performed a time study to conclude that automation improved the efficiency by 15% whilst improving ergonomics
and saving technicians from getting exposed to harmful chemicals.
Academic Projects
Operations and Scheduling of Dispatchers for New York State University Police Sep 2017- Dec 2017
 Scheduling and Operation optimization for dispatchers using DMAIC approach to reduce the Overtime cost and
Increase Dispatchers Satisfaction.
 Analysed the call rates for past 3 years and identified the busiest hour and days of the week.
 Introduction of a new model consisting of a "Booster shift" running on the busiest hour of the day and maintaining an
overlap between 2 consecutive shifts.
Impact of Traffic and weather conditions on freeway vehicle speed Sep 2017- Dec 2017
 Modelled the Impact of Inclement weather conditions to accurately predict Freeway Traffic speed at macroscopic
 Achieved a Prediction accuracy of 61% using R programming.
Prediction of Crude oil prices using Time series forecasting Methods Sep 2017- Dec 2017
 Based on historical data, performed time series analysis and forecasting methods like Moving Average, Holt’s
method and winter’s model for predicting the Crude oil prices.

Work Authorization – Eligible for an internship/co-op in the USA with Curricular Practical Training