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Lead Software Engineer on the move (Gold & Copper Mining: System Integrator), Ref: 415985 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 415985

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Electrical Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma in Management with Business Administration - NWU, Pr. Eng Techni - Professional Engineering Technician (ECSA), Candidate Technologist (ECSA)
Annual Package Range: South African Rand - ZAR 951 000 - 1.1 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20--30 Years

Lead Software Engineer

Current / most recent job title?

Lead Software Engineer

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Taking the lead on the design and implementation of software and documentation.
Sign off and approve software and documentation.
Planning, designing and organising the progress, installation, integrity as well as the function of Siemens PCS 7 to meet specific requirements.
I am working with customers in placing orders and putting together quotations for automated solutions.
I am doing Programming of S7 400 PLC, Simocode, Siemens and Weg VSDs and PCS7 Software, Elpro Radios 105G and ABB.

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

Standard, new project, managing project and implement new technologies.

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

A qualified Control and Instrumentation Engineer with exceptional experience in various systems, programming, and operations. Specialises in project management, from project inception to conclusion and highly skilled in leading a team of specialists. Proficient in working with a range of equipment and making sure it is in perfect working order. Works effectively with senior management, employees, and customers daily and contribute by taking on more responsibilities, often in other departments to meet deadlines and corporate requirements. Skilled in hazard identifications and risk assessments and continuing with professional development.

4. Ideal business title: 

Control, Instrumentation and Automation Engineer (Senior)

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Management of people, production and projects. Automation instrumentation.

6. Skill area of competence:

Siemens PLC Siemens Scada ArchestrA – Wonderware SCADA Wide range of Instrumnetation Industrial Networks Fibre Modicons PLC WinCC Flex Normal Microsoft Office ABB and Siemens VSD Siemens and Schneider Motor Control units (TesysT and Simocodes) Intruduction to Citect

7. Career summary:

Gold Mining – 20 Years
Copper Mining – 2 Years
System Intergrator – 5 years

8. What do you absolutely love doing?

Managing projects in controls and instrumentation.

9. Ideal company (culture and values):

Put People first, Good Future and a long lasting relationship with company. Stable industry.

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