Control and Instrumentation Technician/Supervisor

Last Updated: 1st October 2020 (over 2 years ago)

United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Trade Qualification

Afrikaan, English


Experienced professional with a work background spanning over twenty years. My expertise relates specifically to the mining environment, surface processing plants and underground operations with emphasis on implementation, installation, commissioning and maintenance. I am capable to use initiative when situation calls for quick decision-making. I regard job pressure as a challenge to test my own abilities and I derive great pleasure out each problem situation I can solve. I am dedicated outgoing energetic person. I take pride in my work and endeavors as well as being devoted to diligence and my ability to work well alone or as part of a team will see me add real value to any employer.


Technical College and Technicon
Electrical Engineering - Light Current

   Jan 1990
— Dec 1994

1993 - 1994 Witwatersrand Technicon
South Africa, Johannesburg
Electrical Engineering – Heavy Current

• Mathematics – S1, S2
• Mechanics – S1
• Electrical Engineering – S1, S2
• Electronics – S2
• Digital Systems – S2
• Computer Programming – S1
• Computer Principles – S1
• Communication – S1

1990 – 1992 Technical College
South Africa, Kempton Park
Nation N Diploma
Electrical Engineering – Light Current

• Mathematics – N4, N5, N6
• Industrial Electronics – N6
• Electronics – N4, N5
• Communication Electronics – N4, N5, N6
• Computer Principles – N4
• Logic System – N4, N5, N6

1990 – 1992 Technical High School – Nico Diedericks
South Africa, Krugersdorp
Matric – Grade 12 (all on HG)

English Language
Afrikaans Language
Chemistry & Physics
Technical Drawing
Technical Electrical
Computer Science


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