Instrumentation/Automation Specialist


Last Updated: 10th February 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
South Africa

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Languages
Afrikaan, English

Summary

Instrument –Automation Specialist offering 8 year’s experience in Automation and Instrumentation Control Systems. Skilled in Quality Assurance Management, Reliability Engineering, PLC Programming, Control System Design and Project Management, strong operational skills, highly motivated and ambitious learner with a great ability to work under pressure an ideal team player.
Trade Skills: Siemens PCS7 V7, Siemens PCS7V V8, Siemens S7, Siemens Simotion, Allen Bradley RS Logix , Factory Talk View, Version Dog, Aspen, Mintek Star CS Minstral, Siemens Win CC, ION Meter Devices, Auma Actuators, Siemens Simocodes, Flow Measurement, Temperature Measurement , Load Cells, Dust Monitors, Encoders, OLM (Fibre to Ethernet), Profibus, Level Measurement, Preventative, Reactive-Corrective Maintenance , VSD (SEW, DanFoss, Sinamics) , Networking Platforms.

Education

Engineering Institute of Technology EIT
Advanced Diploma Industrial Automation

   Mar 2014
— Sep 2016

Advanced Diploma Industrial Automation

Gijima
Trade Tested – Instrumentation Merseta Sec 13

   Jan 2012
— Aug 2013

Red Seal Trade certification Instrumentation

Experience

SAMANCOR TUBATSE CHROME SMELTER
Maintenance Specialist (Automation & Instrumentation)

   Jan 2018
— Current

Improve the operating systems through review, testing, repair and maintenance of these systems:
 Continuously improve Assets Capability Assurance process in a safe manner, through Root cause failure analysis on high frequency and high cost breakdowns and analyze maintenance performance
 Optimize automation systems and operator aids in order to reduce workload and increase efficiency.
 Coach team members, maintenance and production staff
 Upgrade old and redundant equipment
 Participate in projects, factory acceptance tests, and in assembling, commissioning and decommissioning
 Reporting on Plant availability and downtime
 Continues monitor of Instrumentation and Automation system on the plant.
 Programming of changes and projects on Siemens PCS7
 Senior Automation standby on Software and hardware support for all plants
 Manage contractors (quality of work and procedures)
 Continues improvement projects with latest technology
 Support Plant with Faults and breakdowns analysis
 Project management
 Monitor KPIs and participate in initiatives aimed at achieving targets set

Danone South Africa
Automation Engineer

   Nov 2016
— Dec 2017

Utilized the technology to improve, streamline and automate the manufacturing processes, responsible for the planning, implementation and monitoring of technology.
 Adhere to quality, safety, health, housekeeping and environmental standards/criteria, policies and procedures
 Optimize automation systems and operator aids in order to reduce workload and increase efficiency.
 Ensure that all breakdowns and preventative maintenance and/or scheduled maintenance activities are carried out to high standards of workmanship.
 Continually seek to identify opportunities for cost saving and more effective ways of carrying out maintenance related activities.
 Ensure adherence to quality standards, procedures, policies and practices
 Ensure optimum plant automation and instrumentation availability.
 Perform preventative and reactive (i.e., breakdowns) maintenance on plant equipment
 Perform fault finding, upgrades and process optimization on all Siemens PLC systems (S5 and S7), SCADA (WinCC and Wonderware) and redundant SQL servers.
 Change recipes as appropriate (i.e., new products, changes, etc.)
 Participate in projects, factory acceptance tests, and in assembling, commissioning and decommissioning lines
 Identify skills gaps in oneself and consult with the Learning and Development department to ensure that gaps are addressed, take responsibility for own learning and development

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