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BRUCE THULANI MBELE
Karino Estate, Nelspruit Code 10 ID No : 831**********
Highly self-motivated and goal oriented professional, pursuing a long-term career in process operations and commissioning. Offering 11 year track record, demonstrating track record in chemical and pulp production operation. Excellent interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to complete tasks in a timely, safe and efficient manner. Focused plant operation leader, committed to company core values, driving results and exceeding expectations. Operation specialist dedicated to process control and supervising daily plant operations in hydrometallurgical with MHSA legal liability certificate and pulp processes. WORK EXPERIENCE
Operational Control(Control Room Coordinator / Acting Plant Foreman) Communication of operational functions to operational staff on shift basis. Monitor Flow, Levels, Pressures and other process parameters. Escalate any process deviations to relevant stakeholders. Advise on effect process changes and modifications. Monitoring environmental impact (overflowing of chemicals to storm water) Perform all duties in line with relevant legislation policies and procedures. Continuous Process Optimization
Monitoring of trends and compilation of process reports. Analyse and review causes for process failures.
Standardise process activities within the overall plant. Data and Information
Capturing this data and information on an information system. Compilation of production sheets for communication. Compile / generate operational work orders and call outs. Record notifications on the Computerised Maintenance Management System. Facilitate fault reporting.
Responsible for the production performance analysis. Safety, Health, Environment & Quality
Ensure compliance to SHEQ standards, regulations and practices. Ensure and monitor adherence to PPE requirements.
Issue Safe Working permits and complete other registers. Conduct safe behavioural observations.
Attending and leading safety meetings.
Participate in SHEQ campaigns.
Communication with Key Stakeholders.
Advise operational teams on process variations and modifications on functions and Assignments. Supporting and coaching fellow team members.
2011 - 2019 Sappi Paper and Packaging Ltd: Specialised Cellulose 2009 - 2010 Sappi Paper and Packaging Ltd: Specialised Cellulose Maintain integrity, commitment, accountability, respect and excellence towards management, supervisors, co-workers, assistants and subordinates Senior Process Controller
Production planning (weekly and monthly) (STP and LTP). Optimizing plant analytical and through work patterns. Ensuring plant throughput is achieved
Compile production report weekly and monthly)
Ensuring plant availability
Participate in Task risk assessment.
Application and controlling the process using the computerised technologies. keeping product quality specification,
Obtaining samples for analysis for product specification. Identification and providing technical solution for process plant,Using SAP for plant defects and placing for maintenance notifications,
Identifying opportunities for plant or process optimization. Do training and coaching new and current staff and assisting in basic management duties. Monitoring of processes and proactively detecting deviations and adverse trends by efficiency data gathering and analysis.
Conduct system inspections on the process and plant Report and follow-up process deviations to Production Manager. Communicate effectively on process conditions.
Compile relevant area shift report at end of shift Report all process deviations and unsafe conditions Ensure good housekeeping. Report and respond to incidents and emergencies.
Compliance with all legal requirements.
This role involves advisory function as well as determining enforcement action. Dealing with environmental aspects such as spillages, gas leaks sewage contamination. Technician in training
Gathering environmental data by applying chemistry and engineering principles. Determine the composition of liquid and gaseous materials by conducting chemical, laboratory and field test.
Evaluates atmospheric pollutants by collecting and analysing samples of gases from smokestacks. Assesses water pollutants by collecting and analysing water samples from the processed water. Maintains safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations. FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS
University of South Africa
Bachelor of Technology: Chemical Engineering
Kukhulu Service Provider
Mangosuthu University of Technology
National Diploma: Chemical Engineering
Mbambi High School
Matric (Grade 12)
KEY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
OSHA regulatory knowledge
Chlorine dioxide production knowledge
DCS system (Delta V and Scada)
Operating process Controls
Commissioning and safe start-up of the new plants; Punching, commissioning and decommissioning of the process plant.
Updating operational procedures
Hazop studies participant
ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS
Obtained an award for the best Production Technician in Training at Sappi Southern Africa - 2010 REFERENCE
Mr Hendrik Pieterse - "Thakadu Nickel Purification" Foreman
Mr Madimetja Chauke - "Thakadu Nickel Purification" Process Supervisor