A results oriented process engineer with experience in research, manufacturing and process control. With interest in manufacturing, pulp and paper, extractive metallurgy, mineral processing, environmental protection and process control, offering exceptional industry knowledge and a versatile skillset developed through experience. I excel in resolving challenges with well thought through strategies proven to increase organizational effectiveness and achieve set objectives. Easy going by nature and able to get along with work colleagues and managers.
Data management and analysis
Training and development
Possessing an excellent team spirit and capable of interacting effectively with other engineering disciplines.
Familiarity with all process design safety requirements.
Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office, Visio, AutoCAD, C++ programming, SCADA
Knowledge of both mechanical and electrical engineering.
Able to perform predictive and root cause analysis of problems and then initiate corrective action.
Able to work in cross functional projects.
Outstanding metallurgical processing plant design and operational experience.
High ability to calculate material balances.
Exceptional ability to transfer project work from laboratory to plant scale.
Sound ability to foster and sustain professional and productive relations with coworkers.
Ability to handle a high level of responsibility.
Tackling issues and problems in a practical and logical manner.
Can plan and organize work unsupervised.
Can work under pressure to meet strict deadlines.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Strong research and analytical skills.
Outstanding verbal and written skills.
Ability to work with other team members effectively.
Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Strong organizational skills.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
KEY COMPETENCES AND SKILLS
Bachelor of Technology (Honours) Degree in Chemical and Process Systems Engineering, Harare Institute of Technology, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Institute of Engineers
Engineering Council of South Africa
Conducted a research to increase purity of copper cathodes for Rio Base Metals by reducing rate of lead anode corrosion.
Carried out test works and cost benefit analysis for replacing sodium hydroxide with calcium hydroxide as a pH modifier for Cam and Motor Gold Mine.
Junior Process Engineer, Cam and Motor Mine Gold Processing Plant, March 2017 – Current Responsibilities:
Oversee the day to day running of the gold processing plant and undertaking process improvements in the gold processing operation.
Troubleshooting, root cause analysis of process deviations, plant problem solving and implementing preventative and corrective measures.
Coordinates with plant engineers on equipment selection and plant design improvements.
Attending production meetings, discussing with other departments issues likely to affect production and also discussing ways to optimize production.
Providing technical leadership, training and evaluating work for process supervisors, process attendants and other junior staff including students.
Conducting/supervising pilot scale experiments and test works to develop and/or improve production processes.
Assess the quality of reagents used in the production process, reagent usage and implementing the cost reduction measures.
Graduate Process Engineer, Empress Nickel Refinery, October 2016 – March 2017 Responsibilities:
Assisted the process engineer with research, the development of the production process and the application of engineering principles to solve production process.
Compiled technical notes and reports.
Worked closely with process chemist and chemical technicians in research and development to ensure maximum output levels and the efficient running of the production process.
Attended to daily production meetings with other departments.
Performed raw material inspections to ensure adherence to project specifications. Process engineering intern, Empress Nickel Refinery, February 2015 April 2016 Responsibilities:
Conducted project laboratory experiments as required.
Shadowed process engineer/metallurgist in process control and process optimization.
Assisted metallurgical clerk in compiling daily, weekly and monthly production reports.
Performed raw material inspections to ensure adherence to project specifications. ACADEMICS