Industrial Automation Engineer


March 2019 - Present

Freelance Automation Engineer

I am working exclusively for Autefa Solutions Germany GmbH, especially in Automation Technology division as commissioning team lead.

Worked for customers located in the United States, the UK, and Germany. Commissioned Automation projects for Müller (Milk), Logoplaste (Bottle supply to P&G), Alpla (Bottle supply to Henkel).

September 2012 – February 2019

Sr. Project Engineer

Kneo Automation Pvt Ltd, Pune.
  • Offline PLC programming and HMI screen development.
  • Testing and trouble shooting of projects at shop floor.
  • Installation of equipment at customer factory (Electrical and Mechanical).
  • Commissioning of the equipment (PLC, Drives, HMI, programming and customization)
  • Preparation of manuals and standard operating procedures.
  • Sign off with customer for the completion of projects.
June 2010 – July 2012

Lead Member - Projects

Precision Automation and Robotics India Ltd (PARI).

Project management of automation lines, project planning and execution, Mechatronics project engineer.

August 2005 – July 2008

Engineer - Control Design and Software

Precision Automation and Robotics India Ltd (PARI).

Design Engineer in Automation and Robotics Projects.

PLC, CNC, SCADA, Drives, e-Plan.

About Me

A Mechatronics Engineer, having sixteen years of experience in automation projects. I have worked in most of the project lifecycle. Travelled and worked in six countries for the execution of projects. 


2008 - 2010

MSc [Engg.] in Engineering and Manufacturing Management

Coventry University, UK
Study centre: MSRSAS, Banglore, India.

Project management; Quality control tools, TQM, Six Sigma; Lean operations and JIT practices; Supply chain management; CAD/CAE/CAM; Production Planning and Scheduling; Kaizen and Team Building; Automation and Production Systems.

2002 - 2005

Dip. in Mechatronics

NTTF Technical Training Center, Coimbatore, India.


Siemens TIA portal 80%
Siemens Simatic Manager 85%
Copadata Zenon (SCADA) 75%
KUKA Robots 60%
Siemens WinCC 85%
IOT 70%


Latheesh C Krishan

+91-98500 95216

Peter Obert

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Darryl Gunn

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