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Pratik Raval

Skilled Metallurgist Over 12 Years Of Experience In Mechanical/Metallurgical & Corrosion Testing Field
Muscat
Summary

Agile and adaptable team leader, motivational approach and upbeat nature. Skilled in training employees and leveraging organized approaches to handle daily planning, scheduling and customer service requirements. Forward-thinking and industrious with diplomatic communication style focused on maximizing engagement and satisfaction.

Proactive with demonstrated leadership abilities, strategic planning expertise and problem-solving acumen. Assist senior managers with accomplishing demanding targets by encouraging staff and coordinating resources. Methodical and well-organized in optimizing coverage to meet operational demands.

Overview
2
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11
11
years of professional experience
Work History

Assistant Manager

Welspun Corp Ltd (LSAW Pipe Manufacturing Division)
2009-09 - 2017-02
  • Responsible for Mechanical/Chemical/NACE requirement test of incoming raw material like Hot Rolled plates and finished products.
  • Documented physical and chemical properties of materials before, during and after completing standardized tests.
  • Planned and evaluated new projects, consulting with other engineers and corporate executives as necessary.
  • Gathered and organized material samples to use in third-party testing, evaluated results and reported on findings to optimize materials choices.
  • Supervised work of technicians and other engineers.
  • Gathered documentation such as photographs and evidentiary reviews and generated detailed reports outlining findings.
  • Evaluated field materials like Plate, Pipe and Fittings to assess compliance with established specifications.
  • Collaborated with production team to achieve good quality product.
  • Created spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel for daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Performed duties in accordance with all applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Maintained and repaired facilities, equipment and tools to achieve operational readiness, safety and cleanliness.
  • Participated in continuous improvement by generating suggestions, engaging in problem-solving activities to support teamwork.
  • Met and collaborated with clients to ascertain desired results and laboratory testing objectives.
  • Managed quality assurance program, including on-site evaluations, internal audits.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Achieved recognition from senior management for contribution to store success, including managing sales, employees and operations to foster optimal performance.

Test House Supervisor

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories LLC
2017-02 - Current
  • Responsible for complete day to day laboratory operations pertaining to Material & Metallurgical Testing.
  • Corrosion Testing and site inspection.
  • Metallurgical Failure Investigation of metallic component.
  • On site replica metallographic Examination.
  • To Co- ordinate with clients and third party inspection agencies for scheduling testing activities.
  • To respond client regarding their testing requirements.
  • Follow up with Machinists and Testing Technicians regarding readiness of client's job.
  • Conduct minutes of meeting with department staff & technicians, relates to daily activities and planning of test schedules.
  • Feedback to clients and third party inspection agencies over the quality issues.
  • Report review and submission to client.
  • Assist to Quality Manager in External Quality Audits, Client Visits, & QMS implementation.
  • Preparation of testing procedure and get it reviewed and approved by Metallurgy Head.
  • To upgrade the lab for Non-conventional testing such as Rubber, Plastic, GRP, Geo Textile, HDPE Pipes, etc.
  • As per ISO, ASTM, BS specification and arrangements of related machineries required.
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, and market demand to plan assess the feasibility of projects.
  • To guide Testing Technician over the testing related quarries.
  • Updates on daily basis to Metallurgical Head regarding routine activities.
  • Maintained and repaired facilities, equipment and tools to achieve operational readiness, safety and cleanliness.
  • Developed and maintained courteous and effective working relationships.
  • Delivered exceptional level of service to each customer by listening to concerns and answering questions.
  • Completed EIAC audit to ensure compliance with relevant ISO 17025:2017 regulations.
  • Increased customer satisfaction by resolving quality issues.
  • Demonstrated respect, friendliness and willingness to help wherever needed.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
Education

Bachelor's Degree Metallurgy & Material Science

MS University of Baroda
- 2009-06
Skills

    Experience with standard test methods for mechanical testing, corrosion testing and fracture mechanics.

Direct experience with materials specifications for demanding environments including corrosive and sour service.

Familiarity with forging materials, metallurgical processing, material fabrication, welding, mechanical and corrosion testing, quality control as well as failure analysis of carbon steel and corrosion resistant alloys.

Familiar with industry standards, specifications, codes, and documentation for welding, testing, inspection, and specification of materials including API, ASME, ASTM, DNV, NACE and ISO.

Training

Multitasking abilities

Flexible & Adaptable

Analytical skills

Planning and Coordination

Equipment calibration

Customer service

Affiliations

Internal Auditor as per ISO/IEC 17025:2017

ISO 9001:2015 requirements and awareness training

ISO/IES 17025:2017 requirements and awareness training

Languages

English

Hindi

Work Availability
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Accomplishments
  • Achieved recolonization from senior management for successfully completion of fracture toughness CTOD test for Weldability (Girth weld) according to API RP 2Z of steel grade X-65 by developing a straighter HAZ in two restrictive heat input range for the client INTEC SEA.
  • Training & Installation of Jinan TE Mechanical Testing Machines at newly opened Duqm (Oman) based testing laboratory and successfully calibrated all the equipments by Third Party calibration agency.
  • Gets laboratory accredited by EIAC as per ISO 17025:2005 and recently by 2017 requirements.
Timeline

Test House Supervisor

Lonestar Alpha Laboratories LLC
2017-02 - Current

Assistant Manager

Welspun Corp Ltd (LSAW Pipe Manufacturing Division)
2009-09 - 2017-02

Bachelor's Degree Metallurgy & Material Science

MS University of Baroda
- 2009-06