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Control Systems Plant Maintenance Superintendent E&I (Gold, Chemical, Copper Nickel, Mineral sands), Ref: 1109366

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  • Posted 4 years ago

Ref: 1109366

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: NHD, Trade Certificate
Annual Package Range: USD 151 000 - 250 000, per annum
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Control Systems Engineer E&I

Current / most recent job title?

Control Systems Engineer E&I

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Overall Mine wide Control System Responsibility
E&I Maintenance Improvement
Thermal Scanning , Vibration Analysis data Monitoring
Allen Bradley, Schneider Modicon, Citect Scada, Factory Talk
All Software Change Control and Back Ups
Schneider Historian Setup and installation
Monitoring Electrical Motors Current/flow/efficiency advising on Pump overall
Motor Analysis Bearing Temp Monitoring
Vibration Analysis and recommendation
PM overview and modifications Elect/Inst
Scada Improvements/Plant improvements/Operator training
Training of Local Staff and trainee Graduate
Plant Upgrade software and Equipment selection and design
EC&I Mentoring assistance and Consulting
TCIP Networking, Profibus Radio Telemetry
Snr Standby Duties for Electrical and Instrumentation
Attend Morning Production meetings
Risk Assessments and 5 Why investigating/reporting
Liasing with the Planning department Daily

2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

All Plant Control systems operating 100%, with weekly Backups ready for any emergency breakdowns
Maintenance schedules done on time and feedback into the system
Electrical and instrumentation equipment 97% Availability
Mentoring a subordinate/Graduate/trainee
Unsafe identification Hazards reporting

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I lead by example
I share my years of knowledge and feel good when someone has understood and learnt from me
I am a go getter and love challenges.
I am a team player

4. Ideal business title: 

Superintendent / E&I Manager
Maintenance Superintendent

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Mine wide Maintenance Superintendent responsible for all Equipment and maintenance Personnel

6. Skill area of competence:

Using my knowledge base I have the ability to transfer my skills thoroughly through Training Nationals.
Having been the Clients EC&I Representative in numerous successful projects throughout my Career Namely, Kenmare Mineral Resources (Mozambique), Sierra Rutile, Base Titanium (Kenya), LMDC
Preventative Maintenance and Plant improvement: Working most of my career in Maintenance Departments I have achieved the ability and skills to identify ways to improve plant performance, availability at reduced cost using a number of different techniques, Predictive Maintenance – Condition Monitoring through continual measurements and analysis. Revising Preventative Maintenance JOB cards for artisans and specialists.
My Process Control Systems skills are vast and include but not limited to Siemens S7, PCS7, WinCC, Allen Bradley RSLOGIX5000, Factory Talk, Citect, Unity Pro, Yokogawa CENTUM XL, and ABB Operate IT. Networking: Profibus, Device net, Ethernet, Fiber optic networking, Radio Telemetry. Commissioning and setting up Electrical Drives and soft starters.
Electrical: MV Reticulation and expansion, MV Switchgear Preventative Maintenance and Installation, Electrical Panel Design, Intelligent Motor starters, Fault finding Power Distribution, Power Generation Diesel.
Commissioning: Actively commissioned a number of plants including Three Cutter Suction dredges, spiral separation plants, Heavy mineral sands DRY mills, Flotation Desulphurization, Ball mill, LPU Fines, Flash Furnace, Numerous PLC and Scada Upgrades , LMDC Diamond Mine, Brownfields upgrade on HMC Wet Concentrator Plant.
Supervisory Skills: Contractor Management, EC&I Departmental and sectional, Project Management, Budgets, Preventative Maintenance Scheduling, SOP’s
Training: Using a skills Matrix Plant specific system to Develop training Modules

7. Career summary:

7 Years Gold, 5 Years Chemical, 4 years Copper Nickel, 4 Months Diamond, 12 years Mineral sands

8. Achievements: 

VSD for HP Pump failed, required to Mine, spare unavailable so built a star delta starter for the 300kw Motor, saved time and money
Implemented radio Telemetry for mining units so that the Unit move can happen faster
Implemented thermal scanning on contactors to identify hot spots, and avoid downtime

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Walking through the Plant, listening to the sound of running machinery and Noting down abnormalities, including unsafe Conditions and then putting rectification PLANS IN PLACE

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

Mining Company, Good People Culture, Community and environmental awareness

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