Thubakgale - Metallurgy - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Kentse Thubakgale

Pretoria, GP, South Africa



  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

Metallurgical Laboratory Coordinator - Part time

Tshwane University of Technology

July 2012 - July 2012

Arrange for Laboratory Practical Manuals printing and distribution to students.
Schedule practical groups per subject practical.
Mark undergraduate practical reports.
Maintain and present records of practical marks.
Ensure that the proper number of tests and handouts are available for each experiment.
Conduct Safety and Report writing induction for students.
Assist with official laboratory visits by internal or external visitors.
Oversee and coordinate laboratory operational activities.
Monitor equipment for proper functioning, performing minor repairs and calibrations on equipment and contact appropriate party for major repairs.
Train Student Assistants on equipment usage and proper techniques.
Plan experiments and coordinate Student Assistants to set up laboratory experiments, recommending supplies and equipment.
Supervise laboratory practicals.
Assist Student Assistants to assemble and disassemble laboratory experiments.
Have knowledge of working with hazardous materials.
Inventories, requisition and restock supplies for laboratory.

Postgraduate student: MTech: Metallurgy

Tshwane University of Technology

January 2011 - January 2011

Exploring research subject area, defining scope and developing objectives for investigation.
Plan and direct research project.
Reviewing and monitoring of scientific and patent literature relevant to project.
Gather samples for testing in order to find the best metallurgical processing method.
Develop new/innovative process technology.
Maintain a safe work environment for self and others.
Participate in safety audits and attend all required safety meetings & training.
Perform other duties as required or assigned.
Supervision on BTech: Metallurgy projects.

Student assistant - Metallurgical Laboratory

Tshwane University of Technology

January 2011 - June 2011

Demonstrating the operation of metallurgical laboratory equipment and instruments
Facilitating metallurgical laboratory experiments
Evaluating undergraduate students’ technical reports
Adhering to the metallurgical laboratory’s safety rules and regulations

Metallurgy Student

Exxaro Resources

July 2007 - December 2010

Research project planning and management
Working alongside Metallurgical Technicians and Technologists in executing Research and Development projects
Performing complex operational Research and Development testwork
Evaluate, develop and optimise established Metallurgical operational methods and techniques
Collect, evaluate, interpret and report experimental data
Write intensive technical reports
Adhere to Safety, Health and Environment standards
Evaluate existing and develop Metallurgical equipment standard operating procedures

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of Technology (BTech)

Tshwane University of Technology

Certificate: Programme in Total Quality Management

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

Matric Certificate

Holy Trinity School, Winterveldt

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