Instrumentation and Control Specialist (Fertilizer and Gas Industry)

Last Updated: 3rd November 2020 (over 2 years ago)

United Kingdom


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45 to 54

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A systematic, organized & high-performing individual with an analytical bent of mind & fitting academic credentials, I have 26 years of work experience and am currently spearheading efforts as a senior instrument Lead with Sable Chemical Fertilizers Industries (A member Zimbabwe Fertilizers group Chemplex), Kwekwe, Zimbabwe.

I have thorough experience in maintenance, troubleshooting & commissioning of field instrumentation, DCS/ESD and applicable codes and practices.

A hard working and talented individual seeking a job that would synergies my skills & knowledge with the objectives of the organization, I assure to give my best both independently and as part of a team.


Midlands State University
B Sc Degree Applied Physics and Instrumentation

   Jun 2015
— May 2018

Upper Second Class Pass

Harare Polytechnic
Higher National Certificate Instrumentation and Control

   Jan 1990
— May 1994



Sable Chemical Fertilizers Industry
Instrumentation Lead

   Sep 2007
— Current

• Accountable for the control and instrumentation of Ammonia, Nitrates, Utility, Granulation & CDR plants, overhauling of control valves, calibration and loop checking of instruments, review of instrument data sheets, installation diagrams, preparation of instrument specification sheets, technical clarification/evaluation, planning of shutdown maintenance and manpower planning among other duties.
• Trouble shooting and failure analysis of DCS, Triconex Safety PLC, Compressor Control System with Vanguard Duplex Configuration, Reliant and Bently Nevada (3500) vibration monitoring system.
• Ensuring the maintenance and troubleshooting of analyzers, gas detectors, control valves, transmitters, Gas Chromatographs, N/C meter and other field instruments.
• Carrying out the role of facilitator (trainer) and assisting in preparing training programs for on-the job training by identify specific training needs.
Providing training, guidance and counseling to trainees and other subordinates with a clear objective of career development.

Projects Undertaken at Sable Chemicals Fertilizers
• Selected and Installed control valves and transmitters for ammonia and support plants.
• Selected and Commissioned CO, H2S and Oxygen analyzer in ammonia plant.
• Commissioned Honeywell make DCS (Experion PKS) system in Ammonia Plant.
• Commissioned Flame scanners for the startup heater in May - 2016
• Selected and Replaced Pneumatic Transmitters with Electronic Transmitters in May-2013
• Commissioned and logic tested SCADA for Hydrogen gas plant May-2013.

BOC Gases Ltd
Field Services Instrument Technician

   Sep 1998
— Aug 2007

• Accountable for the control and instrumentation of Air Separation plant, overhauling of control valves, calibration and loop checking of instruments, review of instrument data sheets/installation diagrams, preparation of instrument specification sheets, listing of bill of material and bid-evaluation. Planning of shutdown maintenance and manpower. Planning of spares and inventory management.
• Suggested modifications after parameter analysis to enhance operational efficiency by using tools such as FMEA, RCM, Cause and Effect chart and Why-Why analysis.

Projects Undertaken in Zimbabwe – BOC Gases Ltd.
• Revamped Air Separation plant DCS. Replaced old ABB system with Honeywell DCS System (C300 Controller).
• Installed and commissioned seven autonomous Pressure Swing Adsorption Plants with Siemens S-7 PLC, having redundant Architecture.

National Oil Company of Zimbabwe
Instrument Technician Contractor

   Jan 1997
— Aug 1998

• Job profile involved replacing old ABB system with Honeywell DCS System (C300 Controller).

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