goutam dutta

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goutam dutta


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    A seasoned professional with nearly 27 years of experience in Plant Operations, Production Management, Quality and People Management. Previously associated with Katanga Mining Services (Switzerland) AG, in DR Congo as Metallurgical Manager. Having vast exposure in mainly Copper Refinery and Hydrometallurgy Plants.

     Functional expertise in managing the plant process operations with key focus on bottom line profitability by ensuring optimal utilization of resources; assessing the performance and processing gaps using modern

    technologies and new approaches. Skilled in supervising projects with respect to cost, resource deployment, inventory and time over-runs.

    Worked towards the attainment of the production targets and worked to maintain the product quality through strict compliance of QMS. Adeptly maintained the production cost within budgets. Satisfied the customer demands

    through quality control in production. Accountable for addressing the periodical training needs of personnel.

     Immensely flexible in adapting to any work environment with having experience to work in MNC’s in India and



    Oct ’09 to Nov ‘10 Katanga Mining Services (Switzerland) AG, DR Congo, Africa, as Metallurgical Manager

     Roles and Responsibilities ; Managing the integrated production activities comprising of concentrate handling, leaching of copper, roasting, cobalt purification & leaching and copper and cobalt electrowinning. Handling a total manpower of over 800. ; Trouble shooting for improving product quality and plant performance.

    ; Managing material balance and metal accounting of the plant

    ; Guiding the workforce to improve workmanship. ; Interacting with Project department for various refurbishment activities and new installations to enhance plant


    ; Interacting with supply chain for material procurement, with finance for monthly cost and budget, with safety

    regarding safety issues and with logistics for product dispatch and export.

    Jun ’08 to Apr ‘09 Jhagadia Copper Ltd. (Formerly SWIL Copper Ltd.) Gujarat, India as General Manager (Process)

Roles and Responsibilities

    ; Managing activities for the process plants comprising the following ;

    o Smelter having capacity 65,000 MT through fire refining of copper bearing materials. o Refinery having capacity 50,000 MT electrorefined copper through electrolysis process.

Key Highlights

    ; Played a vital role in projecting as well as tracking the attainment of the targets. ; Implemented various cost control initiatives through process optimization. ; Adeptly satisfied customer demands through quality control in production.

    ; Assured zero effluent discharge; carried out regular interaction, counseling as well as appreciation.

Dec ‘05 to May ’08 Mopani Copper Mines PLC, Zambia, Africa.

Growth Path

    Dec ‘05 - Sep ’07 Refinery Superintendent

    Roles and Responsibilities ; Ensuring the attainment of the production target and maintaining the product quality as per the EN 1978: 1998

    for copper and copper alloys.

    ; Achieving the production cost within the budget; developing the operation and control. ; Overseeing the operating and capital expenditure. ; Working towards 100% customer satisfaction - 100% export oriented in Europe and Asia.

; Checking on the periodical training needs of personnel.

    Key Highlights

    ; Played a vital role in maintaining the Quality Management System as ISO 9001: 2000. ; Instrumental in maintaining the highest standard of plant safety in conventional copper refinery of 300,000 MT capacities with 400 manpower strength.

    ; Handled issues related to the Mines Safety Department and Environmental Council of Zambia. ; Coordinated the logistics related operations for the copper dispatch.

    ; Brought in 400% increase in by-product recovery.

    ; Additionally, started looking after the projects and operations of heap and agitation leach and solvent extraction plants.

Projects Handled Heap Leach Project; Project Value: $360,000; Payback Period: 1.5 months

    Overseeing the execution as well as commissioning of Oxide Copper Ore Heap Leaching Project.

Oct ‘07 to May ‘08 Manager Metallurgical Refinery, Solvent Extraction - Electrowinning and Leach plants

Roles and Responsibilities

    ; Conducting a follow-up of the operation execution; ensuring the attainment of the production target as well as maintaining cost within the budgets in the following plants- Refinery with a capacity of 300,000 MT Electrorefined

    Copper, 3 Solvent Extraction plants feeding to an electrowinning plant having capacity of 66,000 MT, 1 Agitation

    Leach plant and 2 Heap Leach plants.

    ; Involved in the commissioning of 3 sections in EW consisting of 120 cells.

    Key Highlights

    ; Adeptly conducted a follow-up of the product quality; oversaw safety and environmental issues. ; Tracked the training and development activities for new employees.

Aug ‘03 to Oct ’05 Jhagadia Copper Ltd. (Formerly Swil Copper)

Growth Path

    Aug ‘03 Mar ‘04 Sr. Manager (Refinery) Apr ’04 – Oct ‘05 Dy. General Manager (Refinery)

Roles and Responsibilities

    ; Commissioning the ISA copper electrorefinery in March 2004, having 50,000 MT capacity. ; Setting up the operating parameters as well as training the personnel for skill development. ; Ramping-up the production operations & bringing in consistency in quality to meet up with the export demand.

     Key Highlights

    ; Worked towards attaining first product copper cathode meeting LME grade A specification with 99.3% current


    ; Strived to create a competent team for operating the entire plant.

    ; Got promotion in 7.5 months after joining for smooth commissioning of copper refinery.

    Apr ‘99 to Aug ’03 Hindalco Industries Ltd, India.

    (Aditya Birla Group) - Unit: Birla Copper, Gujarat.

     Growth Path

    Apr ’99 – Mar ‘03 Manager (Refinery)

    Apr ’03 – Aug ‘03 Sr. Manager (Refinery)

     Roles and Responsibilities

    ; Establishing the monthly and yearly production targets and carrying out planning. ; Enhancing the capacity utilization through the rigid quality control.

    ; Spearheading a team of 7 engineers and 70 technicians.

    ; Catering to the customer requirements as per demand.

    Key Highlights

    ; Adeptly handled the capacity utilization to 120% consistently.

    ; Worked towards maintaining the product cost below target. ; Instrumental in handling commissioning of phasewise plant expansion from 100,000 to 250,000 MT per annum. ; Managed quality operations as well as assignments pertaining to the registration of product in London Metal

    Exchange as Birla Copper brand.

    ; Adroitly handled the ISO certification as ISO:9001: 2000 and ISO: 14001 : 1996 for system operation. ; Strived to maintain the lowest conversion cost using international standards.

    ; Carried out over 50% product catering to the international market. ; Implemented the developmental systems such as Total Quality Management (TQM), Preventive Maintenance,

    World Class Manufacturing (WCM), 5S, Safety Procedures for continuous improvement. ; Meritorious Performance Reward awarded in 2002-03 for improving departmental performance. ; Received certificate of appreciation for achieving highest ever current efficiency in April ‘03

    Jul ‘83 to Mar ’99 Hindustan Copper Ltd, India.

Growth Path

    Jul ’83 – Jun ‘84 GET Jul ’84 – Jun 88 Engineer (Chemical)

    Jul ’88 – Jun 93 Sr. Engineer / Asst. Manager (Chemical)

    Jul ’93 – Mar ‘99 Dy. Manager

     Roles and Responsibilities

    ; Overseeing the supervision as well as shift production activities in the copper refinery. ; Liaising with various services departments; carrying out manpower planning & control for 5 engineers as well as

    400 operators.

     Key Highlights

    ; Played a vital role in the overall product development as well as import substitution. ; Coordinated the assignments pertaining to material procurement as well as work contracts. ; Adeptly carried out the modernisation as well as debottlenecking in the plant with Mitsubishi Metal Corpn., Japan in 1990.

    ; Instrumental in carrying out the implementation of ISO : 9002, QMS.


    1982 Bachelor of Chemical Engg.(Hons.) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. India 1988 Diploma in Management from IGNOU, New Delhi. India.


     thDate of Birth : 16 July 1960

    Address in India : 602, Shyam, Vaikunth Mega Township, Opp. K.L.Jhaveri Polytechnic, Bharuch. Gujarat.


    Passport No. : J 4373714, India

    Marital status : Married

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