Sarthak Mohapatra

Section Head Start Up and Pot Replacement

Sector: Logistics & Supply Chain

Member Since, July 3, 2023

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About Me

I am a pot room start up and pot replacement In-charge offering nearly 14 years of experience in smelter industry in Pot Room start up, replacement and operation of Aluminum production integrating new technologies for process improvement.
Expertise in starting of more than 1400 pots in GAMI-GLM320 pot line and starting of more than 720 AP360 pots.
Spearheaded operations with key focus on bottom-line profitability by ensuring optimal utilization of resources; enhanced production process operations, optimized resources and capacity utilization, escalated productivity and operational efficiencies.
Exhibited excellence in taking process improvement & cost reduction initiatives and implementing quality systems for enhancing production efficiency; enhanced the operational efficiency of workforce by focusing on technical & customeroriented aspects.
Enhanced existing fuse technology by implementing newly designed fuse for cut-in of pots at full current like 327.5 KA thus further improved the current efficiency.
Introduced pneumatic tools during start-up activities thus saving time and manpower Reduced pre-heating of pots to 60 hrs instead of 72 hrs.
Worked on improvement project in start–up bath pouring activity ensuring 100% safety and ensured material loss to be NIL.
Contributed as a member of a team which developed and implemented framework to handle high age pots; achieved the lowest number of pot leakages among the AP30 smelters club Team was recognized with champions award for the same.


  • Executive MBA, Management (2022 - 2024) SP Jain School of Global Management - Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore & Sydney

    Grade: Pursuing

  • eMDP, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management (2022 - 2023) Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode

    Grade: Pursuing

  • Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha (2004 - 2008) Bachelor of Technology - BTech, Electronics

Work & Experience

  • Hindalco Industries Limited (2014 - Present ) Manager

    As Start Up Shift In-charge:  Controlled a team of supervisors and workmen dedicated for start-up and managed each and every activity related to pot start-up including pot hand over, pot preparation, energizing, preheating, start-up, bath making, metal pouring and normalization of the pots  Conducted start-up of around 450 AP 360 pots. Planned and executed start-up of full pot line in coordination with operations to meet company\'s target and business plan  Performed completion of pot shell & pot superstructure replacement of 30 pots.  Coordinated with suppliers for pot start-up activities like rodding for anodes, maintenance for PTA availability and LCS for ladles for smooth completion of start-up activities within the stipulated time frame  Ensured: o Smooth handover of pots to operations with all the required parameters in place o Optimum usage of manpower thereby reducing manpower cost o Safe work environment to conduct all start up activities  Provided training to the supervisors and workmen on various start up activities As Pot Replacement and Start Up In-charge  Led a team of 120 engineers, supervisors, associates and workmen in conducting Pot Replacement and start up activities  Designed and developed SOP and tools for easier job completion in pot replacement and start up  Implemented safety standards thus ensuring 100% accident free job environment Managed, planned and executed pot replacement and startup of 11 pots/ month.

  • Vedanta Limited - Aluminium Business (2008 - 2014 ) Pot Room Start Up Shift Incharge

     Performed concept generation of new modifications in GAMI 320 KA Technology  Rendered services as pot room start-up shift supervisor; Led a team of 14 executives ensuring compliance and follow-up of SOP in GP320 pot line  Instigated bag less operation in pot line  Improved: o Pre-heating quality of pots o Design of metal pouring launder o Coke laying technique