Sr. Manager – Recipe Industrialisation

KEC International Limited

  • Halol, Gujarat
Sr. Manager – Recipe Industrialisation
Job Posted : Jul 7th, 2021

Job Description

As we grow with more and more plants and going ahead with engaging new material technologies, the quality and speed of industrialization of s is becoming more critical and a specialized activity. Finally, it will help us in reducing market complaints and meeting ever demanding OEM requirements.

This position will be taking care of Industrialization of new compounds across all CEAT plants and will be responsible for maintaining of compound property well within “action limits”. Also, it will act as a strong link between R&D compounding and various Plant Technology departments in the Technology transfer process. Continuous enhancement of plant compounding team capabilities in the field of advanced material technologies such as silica technology and introduction of advanced process control tests in plants. This will be a corporate resource on Mixer & Mixing process

Key Performance Areas & KPI:-

  • Recipe industrialisation in all CEAT tyre manufacturing units including Pilot Mixer- No. of compounds successfully industrialised, as per procedure (SOP).
  • Successful implementation of Compound excellence program through maintaining 100% compliance to the plan, ensure advanced testing of critical compounds at R&D and ensure its compliance with original design, ensure “equipment stability” through Equipment correlations through working with QA teams & R&D Material Testing team, maintain a Dashboard and successful corrective action, preventive action plan for all plants.
  • Introduction of necessary new test methods in QA labs.
  • Meeting Cost, Productivity, Safety targets related to compounding, across all CEAT plants and monitor the same on a dashboard – For all Newly introduced compounds.
  • An expert corporate resource on various Mixing Equipment’s: Maintaining a dashboard related to Mixer & mixing cycle Technology, New Project decisions for various plants, Maintain a Compiled information on various mixers, Mixer upgradation and maintenance strategies.
  • Digitisation drive: Coordinate Big data & Analytics based projects on Mixer.
  • Knowledge Enhancement: No of Training of all the plant compounding and material processing teams and continually improve score.

Key Activities & Responsibilities:-

  • Liaise with CFT’s to understand new compound development and industrialisation plans for Technology development, NPD, Technical Economy, Product improvement, Process improvement etc.
  • Prepare a Factory or Pilot plant trial plan detailing the process and timelines for rubber compound mixing.
  • Ensure availability of machinery/ equipment and resources to carry out compound mixing.
  • Monitor the overall expenditure on compound Industrialisation to ensure compliance to the budget.

Compound Industrialisation for new compounds:-

  • Ensuring compound industrialisation process adherence [including bulk run for compound action limit adherence.
  • Interaction with R&D compound development manager to understand new technologies, materials, specific process techniques involved in new compounds developed.
  • Develop the mixing process for new compounds considering compound targets and plant processability targets by selecting no. of stages, type of mixing, sequence of addition, mixing parameters etc.
  • Co-ordinate with plant mixing technical manager for compound industrialisation trials in factory mixing and corrections at each stage to get targeted compound properties.
  • Compound trial report incorporating process observations from plant technical and compound properties from plant lab. Regular review of trial report with R&D and Process compounding teams.
  • Maintain new compound industrialisation stage wise documents for each compound.

Compound Excellence:-

  • New compound: bulk run for action limit adherence and review with R&D on specification corrections during industrialisation stage.
  • Running compounds: Compile compound excellence report from all plants and dashboard report on overall compound health and initiate improvements with plant technical & QA.

People Management:-

  • Ensure smooth communication between R&D compounding, Plant technical, QA lab on new compounds.
  • Improve understanding of plant technical team on new mixing techniques, advances in mixing etc.


  • BE/ B. Tech (Rubber Technology, Chemical engineering or equivalent.


  • Min 7 years of core experience in tyre industry with hands on experience in compound mixing and exposure to mixing cycle development & industrialisation. Exposure to Silica technology.


  • Halol, Gujarat.

Company Overview:-

KEC International Limited, headquartered in Mumbai, India, is the flagship company of the RPG Group. A USD 1.7 billion Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) major, we deliver projects in key infrastructure sectors such as Power Transmission & Distribution, Railways, Civil, Urban Infrastructure, Solar, Smart Infrastructure, and Cables.

Our robust and integrated capabilities span the entire spectrum of ‘concept to commissioning’. We have successfully executed complex projects across some of the world’s most difficult terrains and conditions aided by robust project management and execution capabilities. We have unrivalled expertise in manufacturing and testing, with a footprint extending across India, Dubai, Brazil, and Mexico. Our vast global presence has enabled a robust and agile supply chain that extends across six continents in over 100 countries.

For 75 years, we have prided ourselves for our unmatched expertise across EPC, backed by a strong, customer-centric approach, quest for world-class quality, and ‘safety-first’ attitude. Integrity in our actions and respect for people, environment and our stakeholders are the cornerstones of our corporate responsibility. Empowered by a mindset driven to outperform and excel, we build infrastructure for the world of tomorrow.