Bothma - Instrument Tecnician - Vanderbijlpark S. W. 1, Vanderbijlpark, GP, South Africa

Kenneth Bothma

Vanderbijlpark S. W. 1, Vanderbijlpark, GP, South Africa

Summary

Over 26 years experience as an instrumentation technician. With expertise in Air – separation, installation, repair, calibration, maintenance, testing of indicating and control systems. Instrumentation (used to measure and control variables such as pressure, flow, temperature, motion, speed and chemical composition). Possess limited knowledge and limited experience with PLC's, DCS's, and computers. Would need training. Also have extensive experience with test equipment, pH transmitters, analytical instruments and use of traceable standards and documentation. Maintenance, repair and troubleshooting of flow systems at treatment plants involving ultra sonic transmitters, bubblers and pressure transmitters using flumes and weirs.. Also speed sensors, chart recorders, level transmitters, pneumatic and electronic controllers, chemical analyzers, RTD's, thermocouples and transducers.

Services

Instrument Tecnician

Summary:

Kenneth is an experienced result driven qualified Instrument Technician who has 13 years experience in the Air Separation / Industrial Gas field .He was employed at Air Products South Africa from 2000 to 2013 -November. He was part of commissio

Work History

Instrument Supervisor

PM & C Saudi Arabia CO. Ltd., Jubail , Saudi Arabia

April 2014 - July 2014

• To ensure that the performance and availability of instrumentation and control systems meets the standards required to achieve safety, production and environmental targets.
• Carrying out planned maintenance in accordance with the requirements of the planned maintenance system.
• Assisting with the coordination of spare parts requirements and the optimisation of spares stack levels
• Carrying out unplanned maintenance as required
• Minimising downtime and contributing to the achievement of production targets
• Preparing technical reports as required
• Fault finding and rectification for instrumentation systems
• Carrying out isolations of instrument and control systems
• Holding special responsibility for the maintenance of fire and gas detection and alarm systems
• Inspection and maintenance of instrumentation equipment in hazardous areas

Instrument Technician

Air products

March 2006 - November 2013

Instrument Maintenance Department

Responsibilities
Reviewing performance against agreed objectives.
Interact with customer (internal & external) to ensure satisfaction.
Travel to customer sites to do job specialized tasks.
Assisting in the preparation of project budgets.
Supervise projects to meet customer requirements.
Preparing technical proposals.
Procurement of materials, labour, etc required for a project.
Carry out inspections at vendors to ensure items are supplied in accordance with specifications.
Perform shutdown duties on Main Air Compressors and Air Separating Units.
Supervising of contractors at construction sites and the managing of equipment.Preparing operating equipment manuals and procedures.
Supervising and commissioning of instruments / control systems.
Resolving project and plant related problems.
Calibration of pay meters and high purity gas analyzers – Argon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Hydrogen.
Maintenance on Critical Safety and Emergency Shutdown systems.
Perform standby duties.
Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.
Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
Technology Design -- Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
Active Learning -- Understanding the implications of new informat

Instrument Techincian (Contractor)

Air Products

January 2000 - March 2006

Instrumentation - Projects Department

Responsibilities
Conduct tasks related with maintenance and operations team.
Develop and execute preventative maintenance programs.
Conduct instrumentation evaluation and troubleshooting for electrical, pneumatic, electronic as well as programmable logic control (PLC) systems.
Ensure to commission instrumentation effective following with repair and replacement.
Conduct test related to functional performance on instrumentation as needed by facility changes.
Involve in evaluation of instrument performance to identify optimization and enhancement opportunities.
Ensure conformance with environmental and safety requirements commensurate with executing required instrument maintenance or replacement activities.
Maintain and update awareness of modifications to regulatory needs related to conduct of maintenance and construction of instrument.
Comply with classification and prioritization system for completion of work order.
Assist planning plus operations staff to identify skills and resource needed to complete planning and reactive work activities.
Comply with every approved operation and maintenance procedures.
Perform with maintenance planners as schedule work load.
Comply with all instructions for job tasks completion.

Instrument Mechinician (Technician)

Iscor (Arcelor Mittal)

February 1987 - December 1999

Iscor Vanderbijlpark 1989/01/04 as Instrumentation Apprentice.
Completed all Instrumentation, Electrical, Mechanical and electronic courses at Training Centre Iscor
(Arcelor Mittal) Vanderbijlpark.
Obtain Trade Test certificate at Olifantsfontein 1991/08/01.
Appointed as Instrumentation Artisan Iscor Vanderbijlpark

Responsibilities
Inspect, test, adjust, and repair electric, electronic, mechanical, and pneumatic instruments.
Tests accuracy of flow meters, pressure gauges, temperature indicators, controllers, radiation counters or detectors, and other recording, indicating or controlling instruments to locate defective components in system, using test equipment, such as pressure gauges, mercury manometers, potentiometers, pulse and signal generators, oscilloscopes, transistor curve tracers, and ammeters, voltmeters, and watt meters.

Trace out and test electronic solid state and vacuum tube circuitry and components to locate defective parts in analogue and digital, protection, or radiation monitoring systems, using test equipment, schematics, and maintenance manuals.

Remove defective instruments from system, decontaminates, disassembles, and cleans instruments, and replaces defective parts, using hand tools.
Reassemble instruments and replaces instruments in system, using hand tools.
Lubricate instruments and replaces defective wiring and tubing.
Calibrates readings on instruments according to standards and adjusts phasing and aligns stages to ensure accuracy of recordin

Projects

Instrumentation Projects

Projects :
Upgrading of A, B, C, D, G, G1, and N Pump Houses, EGL Line, CAL 2 Line (Iscor Vanderbijlpark), CO2 Plant (Natref), H2 Pay meters (CWI, Natref), Oxygen Plant Rustenburg, CO2 Compressor (Natref), Move old Control Systems and Instrumentation to Moore DCS (APSAP Vanderbijlpark), CO2 Drier Upgrade (Natref), H2 Membrane (PetroSA), H2 Membrane (Sasol), CO2 Plant Upgrade (APSAP Newcastle), Reining System (Iscor Newcastle), H2 PSA (Sasol), H2 Pipeline Impala Platinum (Springs), H2 Compressor (Zambia). N2 Compressor (Zambia), Oxygen Plant Impala Platinum (Springs), Oxygen Plant (APSAP Vanderbijlpark)

Work on these projects consisted of

Field Instrumentation installation
Cable racks layout design
Commissioning of the project
Quality assurance
Instrumentation and Power Cable Schedules
Combining of Plant Manuals

instrumentation technician

Projects
Upgrading A, B, C, D, G, G1, and N Pump Houses, EGL Line, CAL 2 Line (Iscor Vanderbijlpark), CO2 Plant (Natref), H2 Pay meters (CWI, Natref), Oxygen Plant Rustenburg, CO2 Compressor (Natref), Move old Control Systems and Instrumentation to Moore DCS (APSAP Vanderbijlpark), CO2 Drier Upgrade (Natref), H2 Membrane (PetroSA), H2 Membrane (Sasol), CO2 Plant Upgrade (APSAP Newcastle), Reining System (Iscor Newcastle), H2 PSA (Sasol), H2 Pipeline Impala Platinum (Springs), H2 Compressor (Zambia). N2 Compressor (Zambia), Oxygen Plant Impala Platinum (Springs), Oxygen Plant (APSAP Vanderbijlpark)

Qualifications & Certifications

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE ENGINEERING - N3

Vereeniging College

National Trade Certificate - Industrial Instrumentation and Process Control

Olifantsfontein , Johannesburg

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE ENGINEERING - N2

Vereeniging Technical College

N2

HTS Vereeniging

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