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Instrumentation and Control Engineering

KZN, 4092, South Africa
Negotiable, based on job.
January 30, 2018

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Chatsworth, ****


Brandon Lee Gopaul


Curriculum Vitae

To the Recuitment personnel/team,

Thank you for taking the time to review my Curriculum Vitae. I am completing the final module of the National Diploma in Electronic Engineering: Light Current in the field of Process Instrumentation and Control at Durban University of Technology. I am currently looking for Work Integrated Learning or In-service Training or an Apprenticeship of relevance in the company.

Previous work experiences have allowed me to gain a knowledge and understanding in handling and troubleshooting of electronic systems, devices and equipment, sales of electronic equipment, handling of stock and general time management and problem-solving skills. My tertiary education in Electronic engineering – Process instrumentation and Control have given me theoretical knowledge and practical experience in Electronics, Digital systems, Various coding languages such as MATLAB, C, Visual Basic, PLC Coding and understanding of PLCs and Process plant instrumentation, Process Control Systems, Electronic hardware simulation, Human-Machine interfaces and Mathematical software.

I understand that there is much to learn specific to the company and I am very determined to work hard and continue to learn, and to apply whatever skills I have attained in previous work experiences as well as theoretical and practical knowledge I have gained from my tertiary education to do so.

Hereunder are my personal details, previous work experience and personal documentation.

Again, thank you for reviewing my CV. I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.


Brandon Lee Gopaul

82 Road 723, Montford

Chatsworth, 4092


Brandon Lee Gopaul


Personal Details

Date of Birth

6 February 1994

Identity Number

940-***-**** 084

Race and Gender

Indian Male


South African


English (Home Language, Read, Write), Afrikaans (Basic)

Criminal Offences


Driver’s License

Yes, Code 08

Tertiary Education

Electronic Engineering

Durban University of Technology

Jul 2015 – Current

Currently completing a National Diploma in Electronic Engineering: Process Instrumentation and Control (S4)

Coursework: Process Instrumentation, Control Systems, Digital Systems, Mathematics, Electronics, Programming, Networks and Software Design.

Comprehensive list of modules and marks available in Supporting Documents

Other relevant Education

University of KwaZulu-Natal

Feb 2013 - Jan 2015

Modules Completed:

Mathematics 1A

Engineering Physics 1A

Applied Mathematics 1A

Chemical Engineering Chemistry: 1 and 2

Applied Organic Chemistry for Chemical Engineering

Engineering Drawing

Chemical Enigineering Principles

Classical Civilisation 1A

Secondary Education


Crossmoor Secondary School

Year of Completion: 2012

Final Results:

Life Sciences (77%)

English (80%)

Mathematics Paper 3 (61%)

Life Orientation (92%)

Mathematics (80%)

Afrikaans (76%)

Accounting (74%)

Physical Science (76%)

Employment History

Electronic Device Sales Assistant


December 2015 (month long)

Employed as a casual assistant and tasked as an Electronic devices and equipment sales assistant.

Tasks involve sales of electronic devices and equipment (cellular phones, laptops and notebooks, electronic storage devices, accessories and cabling, gaming consoles, etc.); teller at the sales counter and cellular department counter; stock receiving, stock taking and replenishment; general store merchandise sales assistant.

Skills attained from job include: Sales experience and skills, handling and set up of electronic devices, knowledge of electronic devices (start up, operation and specifications), time management skills, communication skills, operation of Point of Sales software and Stock handling software, ability to work in a team or as an individual.

Stock Replenisher


December 2016 (month long)

Tasked with receiving stock from suppliers and handling storage and replenishment of foods and goods at the Woolworths Food store.

Skills learned from job experience: Time management skills, Handling of delicate goods, Stock checking, Communication skills, Ability to work as a team and carry out tasks given.

Audio Visual Assistant

Vineyard Community Church

January 2015 to June 2017

Voluntary assistant in handling, controlling and set up of audio and visual electronic equipment such as musical equipment (mics, cabling, keyboard, guitars, amplifiers, etc), controllers (digital audio mixer, dmx lighting controller), video camera and software pertaining to some of these equipment (dmx lighting, video camera, recording software)

Skills learned from job experience: Setup and Handling of delicate and expensive equipment, Experience with analogue and digital controllers, Troubleshooting of electrical/electronic equipment, Time management skills, Communication skills, Ability to work as a team and carry out tasks given.

Awards and Accolades

The Association for Mathematics Education of South Africa (AMESA):

Gold award (2003 to 2006)

National Science Olympiad :

KZN 3rd Plaze Bronze Award (2005)

Crossmoor Secondary School:

3 Distinctions Award (Math, English and Life Orientation)

Languages and Technologies

C, Assembly, MATLAB, Microsoft Visual Basic


Microsoft Office, AutoCAD

Multisim and Ultiboard

Leadership Positions

Head Prefect at AYS Memorial Primary School (2007)

Assistant supervisor at GnM Sports Arena. Community development, coaching and Private hire Coordinator (2016 to Current)

Mentor at Youth Zone – Vineyard Community Church youth club (January 2017 to July 2017)

Sporting Activities


Queensburgh High School U14 B team and U15 First team (2014 and 2015)


Montford Sports Football Club squad U11, U13 (2004 to 2007)

Crossmoor Secondary School soccer squad (2011)

Assistant supervisor at GnM Sports Arena. Community development and Private hire Co-ordinator (2016 to Current)


Queensburgh High School U14 and U15 First team (2008-2009)


AYS Memorial Primary School 1st Ranked player (2004 to 2007)

Social and Cultural Activities

Freelance DJ for Weddings, Birthday Parties and Social events.

Mentor at Youth Zone – Vineyard Community Church youth club (January 2017 to July 2017)

Member of Youth Zone – Vineyard Community Church youth club (2010 to July 2017)

Social Sportsman – football, cricket and volleyball.


Mrs. Shantal Mudali

CNA Chatsworth

(Store Manager)

Tel: 031-***-****

Mr. V.R Motheeram

Crossmoor Secondary (Principal)

Tel: 031-***-****

Mr. Gregory Kisten

Vineyard Community Church

(Chief Audio Visual Coordinator)

Tel: +27-82-502-****

Mrs. Charmaine Priyalall


(Managing Office Administrator)

Tel: 031-***-****

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