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Plant Technician

Pietermaritzburg, KZN, South Africa
January 29, 2018

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Nkosingiphile M. Mwelase

Personal Details

Surname : Mwelase

Name : Nkosingiphile Michael

Identity Number : 750-***-**** 088

Postal address : 100 Drakensberg

Majuba Park



Contact no : 083*******


Driver’s License : Code 10

e-mail address :

Education and Qualifications

High School : Talana High School

Post Matriculation : Eng Diploma (Chem)

Institution : Mangosuthu Tech

Work Experience

Independent Power South Africa


Period employed : December 2006- till present

Position : Production Technician


Power Generation and steam production

-Commissioned 18 MW Power Station

-Responsible for operations i.e. Steam production, Power generation and Water process

-Steam production –starting up running boilers to supply Customer with 5 Bar and 20 Bar steam, and supply Steam Turbine

-Water Treatment Plant –Producing Demineralised water for steam production and plant use

-Sampling and analysis of water quality

-Power Generation –starting and running of 2 Gas Turbines, 3 Gas Engine and Steam Turbine to supply the Eskom grid with Power

-Basic operation of the 11 KV system

-Isolating an 11 KV breaker

-Earthing an 11 KV circuit

-Livening a Dead Busbar with supply from Karbochem

-Switching Feeders in and out when connected to the Grid

-Start – up after Power Outage

-Synchronizing a Gas Turbine to the 11 KV Busbars

-Synchronizing Station to Karbochem

-Livening a Dead Busbar with Supply form a Generator

-Islanding the Station

-Floating the Station on Load

-Completed Plant Safety Regulation course

-Responsible for Plant isolations and Issuing of Permit to work

-Perform monthly Safety and fire Equipment Checks

-Working one man shift cover

-Write logs reports

-Water analysis

Position : Day shift Production Technician


-Liase with Plant Supervisor and Plant Manager

-Time sheet for team members

-Update plant Procedures

-Coach team members

-Conduct investigations into incidents, load loss, Plant malfunctions and implement corrective actions

-Ordering Chemicals for Boiler dosing and Maintain MSDS file

-Compiling Plant weekly and Monthly report

-Responsible for Operations and Maintenance planning

-Assist operations with problem solving

- Responsible for updating Plant procedure

-Responsible for training and support for new personnel in plant

-Responsible for induction

-Create job cards

Position : Senior Production Technician 2016


-Participated on Project Installing 2 Jenbacher Engines

-Receiving Projects Material

-Responsible of inducting contractors

-Responsible Safety meetings

-Responsible for issuing of Permit to work and plant isolations

-Compile Daily Report

-Liase with Project Engineer

-Flushing of water cooling system

-Flushing of Gas pipes and pressure Testing

-Assist maintenance in topping up of Oil, topping up of Cooling Water system, Removing and Replacing of Spark plugs and Replacing of Air filters

-Commissioned Engines

-Testing 11 KV system

-Establishing of Plant Maintenance Schedule

S A Bioproducts

Biochemistry Industry : Producing Lysine and Threonine

Period employed : April 2002 – December 2006

Position : Production Technician

New Business Development (Pilot Plant)

-Operation of ion exchange unit and best configuration of ion exchange

-Data capturing

-Sampling and analysis of product

-Operation of Evaporative Crystallizer

-Operation of Basket centrifuge and Drum drier

-Trouble shooting and Pilot plant modification

Downstream Processing Production Technician

-Commissioning of Threonine Production Plant. This include:

-Development of commissioning plan

-Cold commissioning

-Hot commissioning

-Plant operation

-Plant performance

-Plant modification

-Responsible for operation of ion Exchange, Ammonia Stripper, Centrifuge

- Evaporators and Material handling and storage, Trouble shooting

Downstream processing (solids handling Plant)

- Operating of Granulation Plant and optimizing plant on DCS

- Operating Roller Crusher

- Deal with environmental issues

- Safety audits

- working overtime to meet targets

- Analysis of final product (moisture, particle size distribution and pH)

S A Breweries (Prospecton)

Period employed : July 2001-December 2002

Position : Brewing Technician Operator

Brewing Department

-To operate plant

-Checking source of waste and any deviation in the process

-To prepare plant for schedule shut down

-To CIP and prepare work orders


-Assisting Team members

-Worked overtime to meet target

-Identify unsafe work practices

-laise with another department

-Attend production meeting


Attended basic first aid course, Safety representative training, Firefighting, forklift driving, Computer literacy such as PLC,DCS,SAP and LIMS, Basic Brewing instrumentation, NQF level 2 Chemical Operations.


Company Name : Independent Power South Africa (Newcastle Co-Generation)

Name : Akash Devsaran

Position : Supervisor

Contact no : 082*******/+855-**-***-***

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Company Name : SA bioproducts

Name : Devan Govender

Position : Supervisor

Contact no : 084*******

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