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Electrical Maintenance

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Rustenburg, North West, South Africa
Posted:
February 25, 2020

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Theunis

Venter

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+27-64-219-**** (SA)

+27-14-533-**** (SA)

+258-**-******* (MZ)

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Date of Birth:

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Nationality:

South African

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White, Male

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Rustenburg, South Africa

Languages:

English, Afrikaans

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Professional Summary

Specialist Trade Tested Instrument and Control Systems with a National Diploma in Engineering and over 25 years’ experience in the following:

• Instrument Specialist with Siemens PLC, Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance.

• Offshore, Onshore, Industrial and Mining Environments.

• Project Planning and Process Improvement Implementation.

• Simatic PCS 7 and Electrical Switchgear to 3.3 kV.

• Instrument calibration, measurement, use and maintenance. Achievements Include

• Automation of process plants to run more effectively for the past 29 years - Improvement of all aspects of production, from product design to manufacturing processes.

• Uplifting maintenance to ISO standards.

• Attending successfully to logistical concerns such as planning, TLP technical training, allocating financial resources, performing statistical analysis, and completing quality testing. Experience Summary

Control & Instrument Supervisor

October 2018 – Date

Kenmare Moma Processing (Mauritius) Limited

General Engineering Superintendent: Instrumentation September 2017 – August 2018

MINOPEX Zambia for KONKOLA Copper Mines – Tailings Leach Plant Instrument Specialist – Contract base

June 2017 – August 2017

Lonmin Platinum PLC, Rustenburg, South Africa

Process Control & Instrumentation Trainer

August 2016 – December 2016

Avocet Gold Mining Company, Inata, Burkina Faso

Electronic Offshore Specialist (E&I Supervisor)

March 2009 – February 2016

Maersk Oil, Qatar, Qatar

Education Summary

• Diploma in Project and Operations Management

• National Diploma in Engineering

• Trade Test – Industrial Instrument Mechanical, Mining Industry Engineering Trades Training Board (MIETTB)

Control &

Instrument

Specialist

Professional Experience

Control & Instrument Supervisor

Kenmare Moma Processing (Mauritius) Limited

October 2018 – Date

Operating the Moma Titanium Minerals Mine, located on the north east coast of Mozambique. Responsibilities:

• Ensure compliance to Health, Safety & Environment and environmental licensing & permitting requirements by implementing appropriate practices, standards and procedures.

• Managing the process in the WCP in order to deliver the budgeted throughput at required recovery levels and in the most cost effective and safe manner possible, whilst optimizing plant and equipment utilization, development and execution of the weekly and hourly plans.

• Monitor progress against the C & I planned, identify deviations and re-allocate resources where required.

• Complete scheduled maintenance as per work assigned and per procedure.

• Prompt and thorough action with start-up, shutdowns and downtimes / plant and equipment availability.

• Completing regular visual inspections l tests l troubleshooting on plant & equipment.

• Maintaining and backing up the Siemens S7 PLC system.

• Ensure that operational problems are resolved within appropriate levels of accountability and responsibility for individuals and teams.

• Effectively manage employee performance and create opportunities for them to gain competence.

• Calibrating and repairing instruments and associated equipment.

• Working with electronic control systems including microprocessors, sensors, and final control elements used in automated processes.

• Measuring levels, pressures, temperatures, flow, and analytical processes.

• Testing instrumentation and control systems and maintaining test equipment.

• Consulting manuals, reading and interpreting circuit diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.

• Repairing and adjusting system components or removing and replacing defective parts.

• Installing control and measurement instruments on existing or new plant equipment.

• Produce Short Interval Control (SIC) reports on daily basis.

• Stand in for Superintendent and ensure effective feedback upon his return. General Engineering Superintendent: Instrumentation MINOPEX Zambia for KONKOLA Copper Mines – Tailings Leach Plant September 2017 – August 2018

Responsibilities:

• Uplift the Maintenance to ISO Standards.

• Implement Safety Standards and change the way of thinking and working.

• Achieving on plan maintenance to work on preventive mode.

• Sort out spares, get everything to work the way it must work and put all systems into place.

• Implement internal and external training to uplift TLP technical personnel.

• Regular task observations to improve the standards of work.

• Improve the data logging for history on ease and every equipment.

• Change equipment numbering in the field, SCADA tag and SAP to correlates.

• Identify effective maintenance task and mitigation strategies for various equipment and upload onto SAP.

• Revaluate procedures and adjust procedure for the top 10 mission critical devices for site.

• Create proposals and implementing critical process improvements projects on site to improve production. Instrument Specialist

Lonmin Platinum PLC, Rustenburg, South Africa

June 2017 – August 2017 (Contract)

Hosts 80% of total PGM resources, extends 350 km east to west, and 250 km north to south. Responsibilities:

• Identify master list of instrumentation per area on Smelter.

• Establish and highlight the most important devices that needs to be maintained per area.

• Analyse equipment failure mode and impact on components and systems through FMECA process.

• Following RCM type Risk Matrix by using determine priorities (Safety Risk-Mission Criticality, Continuous Operation of facility halted and facility risk and information type risk priority first come first serve).

• Identify effective maintenance task or mitigation strategies for various equipment and upload onto SAP.

• Revaluate procedures and adjust procedure for the top 10 mission critical devices for Smelter Complex as highlighted in the FMECA process.

Process Control & Instrumentation Trainer

Avocet Gold Mining Company, Inata, Burkina Faso

August 2016 – December 2016

Operated production produced 118,000 ounces of Gold in 2013 and 86,000 ounces of Gold in 2014. Responsibilities:

• Responsible for planning and training 11 employees on instrumentation and electrical equipment.

• Assist with basic understanding principals of electrical and instrumentation.

• Tasked with reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.

• Procured parts, maintained inventory, and related documentation.

• Compiled reports on testing techniques and specifications to assist engineers.

• Required to update all pass and identification documents as needed.

• Supervised the assembly, testing and maintenance of circuitry or electronic components. Electronic Offshore Specialist (E & I Supervisor)

Maersk Oil, Qatar, Qatar

March 2009 – February 2016

Production of about 550,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day from assets in Denmark, the UK, and Qatar. Responsibilities:

• Worked on an offshore oil and gas platform on a 28/28 rotation as an Electronic Specialist Offshore (E&I Supervisor) along with two instrument technicians, two electrical technicians and a HVAC technician.

• Responsible for planning the day-to-day jobs and providing permits for the day’s work.

• Tasked with reading blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, or engineering instructions for assembling electronics units, applying knowledge of electronic theory and components.

• Performed platform inspection for faults on ESD, fire and gas system and any problems on control system.

• Required to capture work completed, write reports and order spares for the following day.

• Procured parts, maintained inventory and related documentation.

• Compiled reports on testing techniques and specifications to assist engineers.

• Maintained system logs and manuals to document testing and operation of equipment.

• Maintained Siemens PCS 7 system and all other telecom systems on the platform.

• Required to update all pass and identification documents as needed.

• Required to manage all the safety change forms on the Siemens system, update drawings and insert them into the change lock file, as well as keep it updated.

• Implement electrical maintenance, preventive maintenance on 3kV MCC, 400Vac MCC and 400Vac Dual GUTOR UPS systems.

• Supervised the assembly, testing and maintenance of circuitry or electronic components. Senior Instrument Technician

Anglo Platinum, Rustenburg, South Africa

July 2004 – February 2009

Responsibilities:

• Plan the Instrument Technicians, Mechanics and general supervisor’s daily work on instrumentation.

• Provided technical expertise in the instrumentation field.

• Provided plant changes on control system Siemens PCS7.

• Implement maintenance of electronic drives, as well as maintain process networks, such as industrial Ethernet and LAN.

• Responsible for all projects planning within the instrumentation, electrical and mechanical fields.

• Implement procedures, task with ordering of spares on SAP.

• Standby supervisor for Electrical and Mechanical.

• Programming electrical AC drives and AC VSD drives. Instrument / Software Technician

Palabora Mining Company, Phalaborwa, South Africa

March 1995 – June 2004

Responsibilities:

Software Technician, April 1999

• My main function was to maintain all the Siemens S7 PLC’s hardware and software.

• Required to provide technical and software expertise in the instrumentation field.

• Provided a service to the production personnel in the daily maintenance and expansion of the control systems

• Assisted the Instrumentation Technician / Mechnician on control systems and instrumentation.

• Involved in the planning, design and execution of any software or functional design specification (FDS) changes.

• Managed the upgrade of projects Moore DCS to Siemens PCS 7, updated loop diagrams, design PLC network layout and installation PLC system

• Improve troubleshooting and test prototype assemblies and document suitably

• Supported engineers by testing prototype systems and pre-released software.

• Established configured and tested hardware and software products.

• Supported technicians, schedulers and engineers to complete assigned tasks.

• Delegated tasks to lower level technicians.

• Required to audit and test software and device products as per test plans and procedures

• Required to audit and test software and device products as per test plans and procedures Instrument Technician, March 1995

• Senior of the plant, I was responsible for projects and maintenance on instrumentation.

• My role included installing, adjusting, repairing or replacing electrical and electronic components using hand tools, power tools, or soldering irons.

Instrument Mechnician

Foskor, Phalaborwa, South Africa

January 1990 – February 1995

Responsibilities:

• Responsible for maintenance and new installations, which included examining and testing machines, instruments, components, other equipment, instruments and control systems to identify faults.

• Tasked with adjusting, repairing, replacing worn and defective parts, wiring, and maintaining machines, equipment and instruments.

Education Details

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators – Professional Certification with ALISON – Final Mark 96% Diploma Modern Project Management – Professional Certification with ALISON – Final Mark 93% Diploma Electrical Studies – Professional Certification with ALISON – Final Mark 94% Diploma Operations Management – Professional Certification with ALISON – Final Mark 90% Diploma Project Management – Professional Certification with ALISON – Final Mark 90% National N Diploma – Engineering, Pretoria West Technical College, 2001 Trade Test – Industrial Instrument Mechanical, Mining Industry Engineering Trades Training Board (MIETTB), 1989 Computer Literacy

• SAP R/3 Overview and Logistics

• PM Maintenance Order Processing (MOP)

• SAP ERP CO and PS Reporting

• SAP ERP PM Maintenance Order and MDM Catalogue and Code Find

• ORB-Fusion

• MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access) Industrial Projects Work

• 1992 - 1994: Foskor – Automation of Copper Flotation Cells with standalone controllers.

• 1998 - 1999: Palabora Mining Company – Replace standalone controllers with Moore APACS DCS System on Copper Filtration & Dryer Plant.

• 2000 - 2004: Palabora Mining Company – Replace all Moore Micro II DCS Systems with Siemens PCS7 System. 9 Plant areas has been changing over. Project leader on all of the above projects, planning, ordering, installation, commissioning and start-up.

• 2009 - 2010: Maersk Oil, Qatar – NPCC Shipyard to Hookup of G-Location Al Shaheen and Startup of GA/GD/GC platforms.

Courses Include

• Certificate of Achievement with Energy University by Schneider Electric

• Resilience Course, Maersk Oil, 2015

• Offshore Emergency Response Team Member, OPTIO, 2015

• Advanced Medical First Aid & Oxygen Therapy, QISC 2014

• Carrier 30GX / 30HXC Chiller, Carrier, 2013

• High Level Criticality Competency Assessments in Maersk Oil Qatar, 2013

• Task Risk Assessment Course, 2013

• Petro Skills – Introduction to Production Facility Operations, 2013

• Solar Turbine Maintenance Course, 2012

• Micro Motion Coriolis Mass Flow Meter, RFD Vortex and Magnetic Flow meter operation – Maintenance and Trouble Shooting Training, Emerson, 2011

• Micro Motion Coriolis Mass Flow Meter, RFD Vortex and Magnetic Flow meter operation – Maintenance and Trouble Shooting Training, Emerson, 2011

• Safe use of Electrical Equipment in Hazardous Area in Accordance with IEC-60079, 2011

• GUTOR Uninterruptible Power Supply System (UPS) PDW Level 1&2, 2010

• Motor Manager III, CMACVI, Engineering Workstation (EWS), Multilin SR Relays & Enervista Software, Power Quality Meters (PQM), MV & LV Operation & Maintenance, Powell, 2009

• Design Process Safety Course, Ramboll, 2009

• Process Safety 201, Prime Health Group, 2009

• MDM Catalogue and Code find, 2008

• Siemens AC10 Introduction to AC & DC Drives, 2006

• Siemens SD-D93/94 Simocode-DP, 2006

• Siemens SDMD-VC Master Drive CUVC, 2006

• SAP ERP PM Maintenance Order Process/MOP, 2006

• Managing Conflict, 2006

• SAP PM Maintenance Order Processing, 2005

• PROFIBUS Installer’s Course, 2004

• SAP R/3 Overview & Logistics, 2004

• Siemens ST-7PRO1, 2002

• Siemens ST-7PRO2, 2002

• Siemens WinCC SCADA for PCS7, 1999

• Siemens Simatic S7 Programmable Controllers (Bridging), 1999

• Siemens Engineering Tools for PCS7 (CFC), 1999

• Industrial SQL Server Training Course, Wonderware, 1998

• Siemens Simatic Programmable Controllers (S20), 1998

• Siemens Simatic Programmable Controllers (S5S22), 1998

• Siemens Simatic Programmable Controllers (L2 Coms), 1998

• Multi Loop Controller Configuration & Operation Course, Moore, 1998

• Area CRT Station Configuration & Operation Course, Moore, 1998

• Modular Batch Controller Configuration & Operation Course, Moore, 1998

• MYCRO 353 Single-Loop Digital Controller Configuration & Operation Course, Moore, 1998

• Comprehensive InTouch Training Course, Wonderware, 1997

• FIX MMI Setup & Configuration, 1997

• MYCROADVANTAGE Configuration & Operation Course, Moore, 1996

• APACS Configuration & Operation Course, Moore, 1996

• APACS Installation & Maintenance Course, Moore, 1996

• Milltronics Ultrasonic Course, BATEMAN Instrumentation, 1992

• Process Automation – Nuclear Density Gauge and Electromechanical Belt Scales, 1992

• Introduction to Pneumatics, Festo Didactic, 1990



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