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Commissioning Superintendent / Shift Leader / Start-up support special

Mossel Bay, WC, 6520, South Africa
January 28, 2018

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*B Paul Street, Menkenkop, Hartenbos, Western Cape, 6520, South Africa Cell: +27 (0-76-834-****

(H) +27-44-692-**** Email: ID: 600-***-**** 086 Passport Nr: M00078297

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Enthusiastic and motivated leader with strong organisational abilities, communication and interpersonal skills. The ability, experience and confidence to communicate with different nations / cultures / trades. Track record of achieving exceptional results for the pre-commissioning and operation of all 4 air products at both Qatar and Nigeria plants.

Commissioning Superintendent / Production Supervisor with 35 years experience in the Oil and Gas Industry seeking a position as Commissioning Superintendent / Production Supervisor. SKILLS

* Emergency Response Team Leader * Air Separation, Gas Reforming, Fischer Tropch, Heavy Ends, Water Recovery Technology expert

* Microsoft Office * Multi skilled - Mechanical

* Bilingual in Afrikaans and English


JULY 2009 – FEBRUARY 2017

Commissioning Superintendent / Production Supervisor Sasol Synfuels International / Escravos Nigeria Current salary per month: $10,500 (Negotiable) AUGUST 2004 – JUNE 2009

Production Shift Supervisor Emergency Response Team Leader Sasol Synfuels International / Oryx GTL Plant Doha Qatar

JULY 1982 – JULY 2004

Production Shift Supervisor Sasol Synfuels Secunda South Africa

Compiling of all the training material, Plant operating procedures, Task sheets, Blind list, Theory test sheets and Plant Practical tests

Compiling and reviewing of plant instructions, confined space, electrical lock out / tag out, excavations, mechanical lock out, permit to work, radiography and plant commissioning and shutdown activities

Class room and plant training of operators, simulator training and practical assessments 2

Organizing of operating workshops continuously

Compiled panel start-up and commissioning procedures

Detailed monitoring, optimisation of the Gas Circuit units, ASU (Air Separation Unit), ATR (Gas Reforming), FT (Fisher Tropsch), Catalyst Crusher, HER (Heavy ends recovery) and Unit 40 (Water treatment), Refinery and Fire Team Leader on shift base

Successfully built all Units as above mentioned, did both pre-com and commissioning activities as well as start-up problem solving

Commissioned and started up Gas Circuit Units successfully and maintained a high standard of optimizing of new FT technology and problem solving of units while in process

Loading and unloading of catalyst and wax systems

Investigation of all incidents (RCA)

Monthly audits on RMS systems

Inputs in HAZOPS studies, P&ID and model reviews to identify operability, maintainability and start- up issues and concerns

Skills and abilities to perform in any related construction and shutdown work

As the Shift Supervisor / Commissioning Superintendant, I have gained valuable experience in the construction phases of the Oryx GTL (Qatar) and Escravos (Nigeria) projects.

Was responsible for the pre-commissioning, start-up and shutdown of all 5 different technology units

Commissioning Team developed commissioning procedures, 100% plant walk downs, commissioning activities from RFC up to RFSU and then to RFO, for all Gas Circuit Units, as mentioned above

Generate continuous improvement ideas and personally drive until implemented successfully

Equipment experience - Crushers, Ball Mills, Kilns, Arc Furnaces, Weigh Hoppers, Hydro Treater, Fractionators, Diesel Stripper, Distolate Hydrocracker, Nuclear loops and systems, Sasol Fisher Tropsch Reactor high and low temperature, steam drum systems, boiler feed systems, quench towers, heat exchangers, fin fans, separator drums, cooling systems, chiller units, compressors, all kinds of pumps, instrumentation loops, control valve operation, catalyst hoppers, on line catalyst removal and addition, compressor oil systems, compressor condenser boot, vacuum systems, furnace, Lab Analyses, sampling systems

ASU Plant - biggest in the world build by (Air Products)

ATR Plant - biggest in the world built by (Haldor Topsoe Technology)

FT Slurry Bed Reactors – built by Sasol (Fischer Tropsch Technology)

Heavy Ends Recovery - built by (Chevron Technology)

Water Treatment Plant

Commissioning, operating and de-commissioning of Sasol Fisher Tropsch Reactor, steam drum systems, boiler feed systems, quench towers, heat exchangers, fin fans, separator drums, cooling systems, chiller units, strippers, compressors, all kinds of pumps, instrumentation loops, control valve operation, catalyst hoppers, on line catalyst removal and addition, compressor oil systems, compressor condenser boot, vacuum systems, furnace, sampling systems and Foxboro, TDC 2000, 3000, Bailey and Jogagawa panel process control systems

Sasol Fisher Tropsch Reactor, Haldor Topsoe and Heavy Ends Recovery (Chevron) Technologies

Optimising and operation of Sasol on line catalyst removal and addition systems

Detailed monitoring and optimisation of Fisher Tropsch Reactor operational process and Gas Circuit

Synthol East RMS systems

Pre-commissioning and commissioning, start-up, problem solving, de-commissioning and compiling of SOLCRA (Synthol On-line Catalyst Addition and Removal plant) procedures

Day-to-day maintenance and scheduled maintenance planning

Loading, unloading, maintenance planning of catalyst equipment during reactor shutdowns PERSONAL MANAGEMENT SKILLS


The training and the development of personnel reporting to me to become experts in their respective fields

Enjoy working in a team due to my good communication skills and ability to motivate people to perform their best

The ability and confidence to work independently successful as an individual

Expert in commissioning - decommissioning and optimization during normal operation of plant

To generate continuous improvement ideas and problem solving, to follow up until successfully implemented

Expert in personnel management and confident in the handling of conflict situations

Have gained the personal drive and confidence to make a success of any project or task given, competent and confidence to make high risk decisions successfully, experience and confident to communicate with people in higher levels

Gained valuable experience and knowledge of all mechanical trades from pre-commissioning, commissioning and running units as well as shutdown activities QUALIFICATIONS

High School Oudtshoorn High School 1979 St10 (Grade 12) Qualified Process Artisan

(NQF level 4)

C.O.I.T.B. Chemical Oil Industries Training Board - 3 year certificate NQF Level 4


Factory safety Sasol

Quality improvement process Sasol

Fire Team Leader Advance Course Morton and Marsh. ( UK ) Team Orientated Problem Solving Sasol

Inter Personal Characteristics



Human Engineering Safe Map Sasol

TDC 2000 consol training Sasol

Certificate of proficiency on senior

process controller


Permit course Sasol

TDC 3000 Sasol

National occupation safety

association (NOSA written safe

work procedures.


Supervision training course



General safety rules Sasol

Leadership development



IIE (investment in excellence) Sasol

SAP Courses Sasol

NQF Level 4 Sasol

Problem solving Sasol


Rugby, Taekwondo ( Self defence ) and water sports

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