Mr. Pavnaskar started his professional career with Tata Motors Ltd., Pune (TML) in 1971 in the Electronics Division and has served in several capacities thereafter in a long stint of 40 years. He initially worked on design and development of test rig instrumentation for testing of automotive components, aggregates and engines. Subsequently he took up design and development of controllers for machine tools for very demanding automotive production environment. As head of development group he contributed to design and development of machine tools such as DC servomotors, Tachogenerators, DC servo drives, Computer Numerical Controllers, Grinding machine controllers and controllers for special purpose machines. He has three patents based on this work.
He was a member of team responsible for installation, commissioning and proving the weld shop and the assembly line for the Safari vehicle in 1996.
In 1997 while at the electronics division he designed and developmental PLC based welding fixtures controls and motion control systems for the weld shop of the Indica plant. He was also a member of the team responsible for the installation, commissioning and tryout of this weld shop.
Mr. Pavnaskar, as the management representative (MR) for the ISO 9000 quality systems, he helped setup the quality system at the electronics division of TML. He has authored more than 50 internal standards and datasheets for electronic components in the process.
In 1998, he helped stabilize plant machines, equipment and operations in his capacity of head of the electronics maintenance department.
In 2004, as project manager for the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for Indica car plant, he set up the first and the largest implementation of MES in the automotive sector in India. Post-retirement in 2007, Mr. Pavnaskar consulted for Tata Technologies Pune in his capacity as program manager and consultant for MES. Having travelled worldwide to countries like Germany, Japan, England, USA, South Korea, Saudi Arabia as a part of technology transfer, machine / equipment approval, study, or MES implementation, Pavnaskar brings this international exposure and experience to the training he conducts. He has conducted several technical training programs for managers, engineers, supervisors and workmen of TML on CNC, servo drives, and robotics.