Discipline: Chemical Engineering (Honours / SAIChE Attended LEAN manufacturing workshop presented; Completed introduction to six sigma concepts & IT project management training using cross knowledge e-learning systems. Attended training sessions on managing high performance teams and conducting effective meetings presented)

Industry in: Mining and Metals, years of experience range: 6 to 10 years, annual package range: R551 000 – R650 000.

A budding mathematician, highly analytical by nature, (distinctions attained engineering mathematics 1 and 3).
Experience developing systems to reduce costs and optimize processes with little to no financial expenditure.
Advanced knowledge in simulation modeling. Modelled and designed an entire bio-diesel and gas by-products plant. Involving simulation, equipment design, equipment drawings, complete costing on investment, safety analysis and work breakdown structures (Gantt Charts).Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles for streamlining processes and application of six-sigma concepts. Programming skills in Mat Lab, C#, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL and HTML
Experience with Unified Modelling tools such as Visio and simulation tools such as Aspen Plus Engineering Suites.

Ideal position and KPA : Process or Financial Modelling: Problem solving, statistical analysis of process information or financial trends; Determine solutions using programming languages to improve efficiencies; Manage and provide guidance to team members to achieve objections and Project work.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans,

Designation: Chemical Engineer

Highest qualification type: Honours

University: University of KwaZulu-Natal

Company size: ‘1001 – 5000

Division: Manufacturing / Production / Plant / Producing Commodities

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Indian

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  B.Eng Chemical Engineering

Current / most recent job title?

Senior Chemical Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Oversee and manage daily production targets, prepare raw material budgets, forecasting of material needs and financial reports. Determine and implement projects and strategies to ensure lowest cost of production. Investigation of technical aspects of the process with regard to mineral processing, heat and mass transfer and thermodynamic principles.

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

Ensure that production targets are met
Analyze process performance and optimize
Optimization of the process using engineering principles with the least financial expenditure
Manage R&D teams in France and Spain
Manage personnel and targets
Develop process models using C# programming languages.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

Highly analytical individual with the ability to learn new skills rapidly. Hard-working, results orientated and driven. Experience with developing systems to reduce costs and optimize processes with little to no financial expenditure

Ideal business title: 

Manager (Financial Modelling)
Manager (Process Modelling)
Production manager
Senior Engineer (Consulting)
Senior Engineer (R &D)
Senior Engineer (Production)

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Problem solving
Statistical analysis of process information or financial trends
Determine solutions using programming languages to improve efficiencies
Manage and provide guidance to team members to achieve objections
Project work

Skill area of competence:

Design and problem solving skills.
Ability to learn new skills independently.
Ability to handle rapidly changing schedules and shifting work priorities.
Programming skills in Mat Lab, C#, JavaScript, VBScript, SQL and HTML
Experience with Unified Modelling tools such as Visio and simulation tools such as Aspen Plus Engineering Suites.
A budding mathematician and analytical thinker, proven by the distinctions attained for engineering mathematics 1 and engineering mathematics 3.
Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles for streamlining processes.
Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills with the flexibility and experience required to remain highly focused and self-possessed in fast-paced, demanding environments
Completed a bio-diesel plant design involving simulation, equipment design, equipment drawings, complete costing on investment, safety analysis and work breakdown structures (Gantt Charts)
Knowledge and application of six-sigma concepts

Career summary:

5 years mining: steel
4 months textiles
2 years R&D (included in 5 years mining steel)

Ideal company (culture and values):

Company types:
1. Financial and banking
2. IT
3. Engineering based

Values

Transparent
Results-Orientated
Customer focused
Accountable
Fair

What do you absolutely love doing?

I am a budding mathermatician and highly analytical by nature. I enjoy problem solving and learning new problem solving techniques and skills.
I enjoy writing programs using C#, SQL, VBscript and JavaScript.
I leading project teams and high levels of collaboration.

Motivation to move (please select): Relocation

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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