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Taught subjects
  • German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral comprehension - German
  • Written expression - German
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  • B1
  • Beginner
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Experienced Automotive R&D / Product Development professional with fluency in German language

Methodology

In the Automotive domain I have been teaching and developing skills
in the following areas :
 
Vehicle System Architecture
Conceptual Design
Automotive Equipment
Chassis & Power Train
Vehicle Aerodynamics
Automotive System Engineering
Automobile Emission
Virtual Product Manufacturing
Automotive Project Management etc..

German for beginner for all students from Engineering , Design , Film & Media & MBA.

Background

A result oriented professional with proven success in Project Management, New Product Development & Engineering, Quality Management and Process Improvement in Automobile Industry.
Strong technical knowledge of Automobiles – Systems, their Design Criteria, Functional Requirements, Assembly, Testing & Troubleshooting, etc.
Building Customer relationship for Acquisition of new business / projects through proposals , presentations , techno commercial discussion with the prospective & existing customers . Project planning, activity and timing charts , cost estimation , project monitoring and control. Building teams and nurturing / motivating / guiding team members for successful completion of the undertaken projects.
Adept in managing operations involving resource planning, production planning, materials planning, in-process inspection, team building-Training & Engineering Skill Development, design & development and co-ordination with the internal departments & external customers.
In-depth and hands-on experience in leading product and manufacturing process design and development and ensuring compliance with quality and salutatory requirements.
Effective communicator with excellent relationship management & negotiation skills; possess a flexible & result oriented attitude.

A far sighted individual with excellent business development skills with hands on knowledge of directing the activities of all projects. Excellent knowledge of supporting the company’s strategic alliances and participating in marketing strategies. Hands on experience of supervising employees across different departments in order to facilitate the process of production and marketing . Team builder , Fluent in German Language for Communication , coordination , collaboration in Engineering/ Technical and regular usage German.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour class : ₹500/hr

Details

Negotiable based on location/level

Classes offered by Prabir
Individual
In group
The classes will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • German
  • Oral expression - German
  • Vocabulary - German
  • Oral comprehension - German
  • Written expression - German
Levels
  • Middle School
  • Undergraduate
  • B1
  • Beginner
  • Professional

Prabir's CV

Scholastic

• Attended Engineering course in Mechatronics (CAD / CAM , CIM , Simulation etc.) from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen , Germany in 1990.
• Degree in Automotive Engineering ( Maschinenbau Fahrzeugtechnik) from Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen , Germany in 1987. (Equivalent to ME/MTech)
• Post Diploma Level in German Language from Max Mueller Bhavan , New Delhi in 1980.
• B.Sc. (Physics Honours) from Ramjas College , University of Delhi in 1977.
Research work (Diplom Thesis)
• At DornierGmbH, Friedrichshafen , Germany with the topic “ Designing, fabrication , installation & experimental run of a machine for the diffusion welding of Aluminum and Al-Lithium alloys” . M/s. Dornier GmbH got patent for the same , (concealed information)
• At Mercedes-Benz Stuttgart , Germany with the topic “Computer aided stress / strain analysis”

General Attributes

A result oriented professional with proven success in Project Management, New Product Development & Engineering, Quality Management and Process Improvement in Automobile Industry.
Strong technical knowledge of Automobiles – Systems, their Design Criteria, Functional Requirements, Assembly, Testing & Troubleshooting, etc.
Building Customer relationship for Acquisition of new business / projects through proposals , presentations , techno commercial discussion with the prospective & existing customers . Project planning , activity and timing charts , cost estimation , project monitoring and control. Building teams and nurturing / motivating / guiding team members for successful completion of the undertaken projects.
Adept in managing operations involving resource planning, production planning, materials planning, in-process inspection, team building-Training & Engineering Skill Development , design & development and co-ordination with the internal departments & external customers.
In-depth and hands-on experience in leading product and manufacturing process design and development and ensuring compliance with quality and salutatory requirements.
Effective communicator with excellent relationship management & negotiation skills; possess a flexible & result oriented attitude. Page 1 of 7
Core Competencies / Key Skills

New Product Development, Quality Management, Project Management, Product Engineering & Dev., Engine design / Development / Integration / testing , Emission testing / optimization, Vehicle testing , Vehicle Type Approval ,Component / system testing and Homologation, Vehicle / Engine trouble shooting , Vehicle related technical support to : Manufacturing , Vendor development , Dealerships , Customer etc. , Technical training to internal and dealership personnel , Engineering release management including EPL (Engineering Parts List), BOM(Bill of Materials) , ECM/ECN (Engineering Change Management/ Engineering Change Notification) , Project acquisition through techno commercial customer interaction , Team management , Fluent in German Language for Communication , coordination , collaboration in Engineering/ Technical and regular usage German.

Career Contour

Oct’17 - ........ Hriman Motors for Design , development , production & launch of EVs
Hriman Motors is a start up company for manufacturing electric vehicles . My responsibility is to produce the vehicles from styling sketches (renderings)

Aug’16 -June’2017 Ajinkya D Y Patil University as a faculty for M. Tech. Automotive Product
Engineering Reporting to the Director :
• Teaching , guiding and mentoring M. Tech. students about Automotive
• Automotive Technology & systems , Rules & regulations , Standards
• Automotive Product Engineering & development process etc. etc..
• Organizing to get vehicles , engines and other systems , equipment / hand tools to set up Automotive lab/workshop for tear-down activities
• Initiating industry relations for visits, training , internships , projects
• Apart from technical courses , also teaching German to all groups

Sept’14 - Present Automotive Domain Consultant with Expert Network Group , Zintro........

Aug’2010-Aug’14 Hindustan Motors Ltd. as GM & Head R&D
to revive their iconic vehicle Ambassador for TAXI and Institutional market i.e. Govt., Defense etc. and to support their present and future product programs (Passenger car / commercial vehicles). Having a design center with workstations and software’s such as CATIA V5, Pro-E for design and Hypermesh, NASTRAN for simulation / analysis. New Product Development (NPD) - Design, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Integration, testing, Product launch and field issues / customer support. In- charge for resolving design / production quality issues related to Engine Production and vehicle assembly plants. Specially involved with emission and performance up gradation of an existing diesel engine and other power pack selection for adaptation on the Existing product portfolio.

Nov’2009-July’10 Supporting Volkswagen India in Pune as an external consultant (Technical Support) for their Pilot Hall. Responsible for parts / components and process optimization for all new models and its variants. Also responsible for setting up engineering release system at VW India including product & Engineering change management.

Since June’2008 Supporting a German automotive system supplier company as an external consultant (Adviser) during their start-up phase in India.

Jan’2004 –Jan’2008 M/s. MAGNA STEYR India Pvt. Ltd., Pune, as Head Engine Development

MAGNA STEYR India Pvt. Ltd., one of the engineering centers of MAGNA, is a joint venture between MAGNA STEYR (Austria) & MAGNA Power train (Canada & Austria), providing comprehensive
vehicle engineering services for product development to the Indian as well as the International automotive manufacturers in the areas of product design , simulation , testing & Type approval / homologation , system/ aggregate adaptation & compliance and software development etc..

I have started and developed the group for Engine Development & Testing department at MAGNA STEYR India and carried out various engine related programs. Being the Project Manager for all Engine related programs I was responsible for the Acquisition of new business / projects through proposals, presentations, techno commercial discussion with the prospective & existing customers. Project planning, activity and timing charts, cost estimation, project monitoring and control. Page 2 of 7

As Head of Engine Development with additional responsibility to manage Homologation and Type Approval testing of vehicles I was responsible for the overall supervision and guiding the following groups and their activities namely:
• Engine Development
1. Concept , Prototype component development and engine assembly
2. Components , aggregates and packaging study and engine compartment layout
• Detail Design
1. From concept design preparation of 3D model and detailed drawings in Pro-E version 2001 for all modified and new engine components , dimensions and tolerances for prototype & production release
2. Legacy 2D drawing conversion into 3D model & detailed drawings using Pro-E version 2001
Engine & Vehicle Testing
1. Fueling optimization & exhaust gases after treatment
2. Engine and vehicle testing for performance ,durability and emission improvement
3. Engine , component and vehicle testing for Type Approval / homologation of BMW vehicles for the Indian market (8 vehicles certification completed)

Other than the functional area of my job mentioned above I have been assisting the Managing Director for the last two years in the day to day activity of the organization.

2002 - 2003 Taken a break to fulfill family & personal commitments. Details would be discussed as and
when required

1995 - 2001 General Motors India Ltd., Halol , Gujarat , as Manager Vehicle Engineering

GM India started as a CKD assembly plant for Opel (Germany) range of passenger vehicles in India .
Joined GM India as Executive- Supplier Development in the project stage itself and with three persons including myself and two other personnel from Technical Development Center of M/s. Adam Opel AG , Germany , we started the Product Engineering group as a part of the Purchasing department of this unit to support vendor development for localization of components / sub assemblies like battery , tires , wheels , horns , steering wheel , music system , carpets , door trims , wiring harness , instrument cluster etc. .

With knowledge of Automotive - Systems , their design criteria , functional requirements , assembly , testing & troubleshooting etc . , we started with

 Product and component related support including design criteria , drawings and critical parameters , technical specifications ( materials , testing , standards) , quality & test requirements for vendor development to facilitate localization process of components and sub assemblies as mentioned above
 Support for Manufacturing facility erection / installation and assembly start up for body shop , paint shop , trims / engines / sub systems & final assembly , testing and other stations like radiator filling , wheel balancing & alignment , high speed chassis rollers , engine running / emission & ECU program check , electrical checks, lighting test & beam adjustments , final repairs and quality check procedures etc.
 Product and features related support and selection / approval of equipment and hand tools etc. required for nationwide dealership workshops
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Having successfully launched the first stage of manufacturing / marketing & after sales activities for Opel Astra in the Indian market , with the overall company expansion & other departments the Product Engineering department was formed . I was promoted to Manager-Vehicle Engineering and was identified for providing existing and future products related technical support to all user departments .

In addition to the activities mentioned above following are the major vehicle related engineering activities (projects) handled by myself in GM India :

 Solely responsible for conducting testing for Homologation / Certification of vehicles , components and systems as per prevailing Central Motor Vehicles Rules in India (CMVR) at Government recognized testing agencies such as ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India)-Pune and VRDE (Vehicle Research and Development Establishment)- Ahmednagar .

 Participating and representing GM India in various technical committee meetings on fuel / emission and other Motor Vehicles Rules organized by AIAM / SIAM , ARAI & others

 Giving technical feedback to GM Technical Centers regarding India specific requirements in terms of rules & regulations , fuel , roads , driving habits and conditions etc. for the product development and modifications suitable for Indian requirements

 Purchasing , installation & commissioning of equipment to make an operational experimental workshop for carrying out various developmental activities including vehicle modifications, new components and sub-assembly trials , prototype building and repair of company fleet & test vehicles etc.

 Durability testing and validation of vehicles , components and other field problems related developmental work like fuel additive etc.


 Product and assembly related technical support / trouble shooting for manufacturing and marketing / after sales

 Handling Engineering Release System & Documentation Control (EPL , BOM , ECN , PCN etc.) at GM India

 Product reliability - field problems , root cause analysis and rectification

 Organizing and conducting training for the internal and dealership personnel

 In-charge of Value Engineering & Suggestion initiatives and their implementation in General Motors India

 Finalizing departmental budget and controlling appropriate utilization of funds

 Responsible for power train support , system integration and member of the core group to finalize new projects such as new models , product program , product & model year changes for the Indian market

Working as Manager Vehicle Engineering I have initiated & successfully handled the above mentioned product engineering activities at GM India since its inception .

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1990 - 1994 Business - Self employed Delhi
Managing a Galvanizing unit (formerly run by my Late younger brother) as partner , doing job work for Automotive ancillaries & other metal industry. Designing and sample production of various items with sheet metal , MS pipes / wire etc.. Also giving technical support to different institutions regarding machinery and other technical aspects in and around Delhi .

1982 - 1990 Engineering studies and jobs during semester vacations in Germany
1977 - 1982 Bank Of India , New Delhi
After graduating with Physics (Hons.) and prior to starting my engineering studies in Germany I have worked with the Bank for utilizing the time properly to learn German language , getting admission and trainee-ship with Mercedes Benz and financing my travel and initial stay in Germany .

Significant Contributions / Achievements

 Designing , fabrication , installation & experimental running of a machine (SPM) for Diffusion Welding of Aluminum & Al-Lithium alloys .
 Setting up of an experimental workshop for carrying out developmental activities including vehicle tear down , modifications , component / sub assembly trials , prototype assembly and maintenance of company fleet & test vehicles .
 Personally resolved various technical issues :
 Fuel tank breathing
 Engine coolant circuit
 Air lock removal during manual radiator coolant filling
 Cost reduction - Ordering number of parts directly from Opel Germany
 ECU reprogramming for fuel consumption / performance issues
 COP (emission) test failure of Opel Astra
 Engine / emission calibration for meeting performance / emission standards
 Engine oil leak
 Turbo lubrication circuit
 Engine RPM sensor
 Altitude compensation for ECU software
 Windshield demisting / defrosting
 Alternator failure in Ambassador used by Govt. officials (Battery discharge)
 Differential & rear axle breakage in Winner (small LCV)
 Headlamp test failure , run flat tire & other homologation issues during BMW certification
 Root cause analysis / testing and finalizing proper fuel additive to combat engine valve sticking / intake system deposits for Opel Astra passenger car.
 Conducting and successfully implementing training programs for internal and dealership personnel .
 Getting Opel Astra with open loop single point (Throttle body injection – TBI) injection engine tested & certified for India 2000 Emission Norms (Equivalent to EURO-I) with bare minimum modifications and cost .
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 Actively participating in the design changes made to integrate HVAC in the existing 1.7 litter’s diesel engine (HVAC with this particular engine is not designed and offered in any other market) for the introduction of Opel Astra diesel version in the Indian market .
 Utilizing my language skills in technical German to assist all GM India users in understanding various technical documents in German such as drawings , standards , material / test specifications and other engineering information which came by way of technical support from M/s. Adam Opel AG , Germany .
 Building Customer relationship for Acquisition of new business / projects through proposals , presentations , techno commercial discussion with the prospective & existing customers . Project planning , activity and timing charts , cost estimation , project monitoring and control. Building teams and nurturing / motivating / guiding team members for successful completion of the undertaken projects.
 Up gradation of old IDI diesel engine with mechanical FIP for performance and meeting BS IV emission norms and other critical engine and emission up gradation projects
 Installation , testing & certification of demisting / defogging system in Ambassador (without fresh air intake system)
 Conversion of RHD Ambassador to LHD for left hand drive markets

Professional Enhancements

Industrial Activities / Training's

December 1997 M/s. Adam Opel AG , Ruesselsheim, Germany
3 weeks training on diesel engines & prototype assembly of Opel Astra diesel passenger car for introduction in Indian market

Aug’89 - Jan’1990 M/s. Mercedes-Benz AG , Stuttgart , Germany
Diplomarbeit (Diplom Thesis) with the topic “Computer aided stress /strain analysis of complicated automotive components with the application of strain gauges” .

March’87 - July’1987 M/s. Dornier GmbH , Friedrichshafen , Germany
Diplomarbeit (Diplom Thesis) with the topic “ Designing , fabrication , installation & experimental run of a machine for the diffusion welding of Aluminum and Al-Lithium alloys” to be used for manufacturing light weight aircraft bodies

Sept’85 - March’1986 M/s. Rauschenberger Metalwaren GmbH , Germany
• 26 Weeks (6 months) Industrial training as 2nd Industrial Semester in the areas of designing / drafting , R&D for sheet metal components for automotive and other applications .

Sept’82 - Feb’1983 M/s. Daimler-Benz AG , Stuttgart , Germany
• 26 Weeks (6 months) Industrial training as 1st Industrial Semester in the areas of Works maintenance , tool room , press shop , sheet metal components , chassis & final assembly , jigs & fixtures , production line , quality control , assembly of engine , transmission , differential etc. and repair & maintenance of vehicles .

May’82 - August’1982 M/s. Daimler-Benz AG , Stuttgart , Germany
• 14 Weeks basic Industrial training in the areas of turning , milling , shaping , planeing , welding , heat treatment , electroplating , grinding and process development .

Apart from the above mentioned activities, I had , during my stay of 8 years in Germany, been working for a few months every year (during semester vacation) with various German industries mainly in the field of production and R & D .

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Seminars /Conference / Presentations

Mar.5-8’2000 New Delhi , India
5th World Conference on Injury Prevention & Control

Nov.16-18’99 General Motors Japan , Tokyo , Japan
COPRA VI (Coordination of Pacific Regulatory Activities) conference.
Paper presented : Regulatory Affairs : 2000 & Beyond (Motor Vehicles Rules & Regulations in India)

Sept. 23-24’97 Indian Institute of Petroleum , Dehradun, India
Seminar on Rating of SI Engine Intake System Deposits & of Diesel Injectors.

May 29-30’97 Indian Institute of Petroleum , Dehradun, India
Seminar on Deposit Rating of Gasoline Engine Components.

July 1987 Esslingen , Germany
Diplomarbeit (Degree Research paper) presentation at Fachhochschule fuer Technik in Esslingen
Paper presented : “Diffusion welding of Aluminum and Al-Lithium alloys”.

IT Skills

Fully conversant with MS Office software like Word , Excel , Power point etc. Working knowledge of Lotus
Notes . Programming knowledge in Fortran , Turbo Pascal and Proren (CAD) .
Supervising 3D modeling and 2D drawings of engine and other components in Pro-E & CATIA.


Languages known

Fluent in reading , writing and speaking in the following languages
• English
• German (Technical & normal usage)
• Hindi
• Bengali

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