Pillay - Boiler Operator - Pretoria, GP, South Africa

Kisten Pillay

Pretoria, GP, South Africa


Boiler Operator


I have been in the Steam and Power Generation Field for 33+ years.I have worked as a Boiler Operator for 10 years and as a Boiler Attendant for 10 years and as a Boiler Superintendent for 13 years.I have good leadership qualities and i believe that I am a good Team Leader.

Work History

Boiler Shiftsman

Tongaat Huletts -Darnall Sugar Mill

From July 2011

RESPONSIBILITIES: To supervise and monitor the safe and efficient operations of the Boilers and ancillary, start /stop and monitor the safe operation of the Turbo Alternators, the air supply and the bearing cooling water supply to the entire factory and also to carry out minor running repairs on the Boiler plant on a shift basis.

Boiler Attendant

Tongaat Huletts Refinery

Operate 4 Boilers using the DCS method to supply sufficient steam for the smooth and safe operation of the Turbo Alternators and to supply sufficient steam for the Process department for the boiling of sugar.
Responsible for the safe operation of the Boilers and ancillary.
Ensure efficient operation of the Boilers by ensuring that the o2 emissions are below 4%.
Responsible for the safety of all team members.
Manage the ash handling Plant.
Manage the coal off-loading and coal stock.
Manage the Boiler Feedwater by increasing or decreasing the chemical pump settings to keep the chemical residuals within specs.


Responsible for the entire operations of the front end, namely --
Responsible for proper operations of the Cane Preparation Equipment and adjustments of Cane Knife Leveller and Shredder Washboard
MILLING: Responsible for safe and optimal operation of the mills to achieve the best extraction possible and ensuring proper mill hygiene to prevent the Luconostoc bugs.
STEAM AND POWER GENERATION PLANT: Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the boilers. Ensure production of sufficient steam for the entire factory and also for the Turbo Alternators. Syncronizing Turbines and Escom.
CANE RECEIVING AND OFF-LOADING: Responsible for this section after hours
AIR AND WATER SUPPLY: Start compressors and reset when tripped. Ensure sufficient water supply from the reservoir to the entire factory. Responsible for boreholes located outside factory premises (after hours )
Maintenance and inspection of abovementioned sections in compliance with the OSH ACT. Reset circuit breakers and change blown fuses (after hours ). Responsible for identifying and rectifying defects with the assistance of the shift maintenance worker
OFF-SEASON DUTIES: Maintenance on boiler grates, boiler valves, bagasse feeders and spreaders, coal feeders and spreaders, bagasse carriers and bagasse conveyors


Responsible for the safe operations of the Boilers and Turbines. Report abnormalities and irregularities to the Engineering Shift Superintendent


Start and stop Turbines. Take hourly readings on Turbines and Boilers.


Capture data and work out Mass Balance Perform general office duties.
TESTER: ( 1973) Perform D.A.C. Tests on cane consignments.


Filter samples for Brix and Pol readings


Perform Brix and Pol tests on Nutch samples.


Filter all factory samples for testing.

Engineering Shift Superintendent

Illovo Sugar - Noodsberg

Manage the Milling Operations Team and the Steam and Power Generations Team.
Ensure sufficient Steam is supplied to the Process Department for boiling sugar.
Synchronise the Turbines with Eskom or vice versa.
Ensure safety measures are in place for all tasks performed.
Manage the efficiency of the Milling tandem to get maximum throughput with peak performance.
Carry out minor running repairs.
Monitor the Boreholes at night and the Reservoir levels.
Manage the Cane loading and off-loading at night.


) Perform complete boiler water analysis. Dose chemicals into chemical dosing tanks as per Chemist's recommendations.
• Super management course
• Advanced First Aid
• Advanced Safety Course
• Fire Fighting & B.A. Course
• Leadership Course
• Management by Objectives
• Diamax
• Negotiation Skills
• I.C.S. Boiler Attendant Course
• Mt. Edgecombe Boiler Attendant Course

Qualifications & Certifications

Maths, Biology, Geography, History, English, Latin

Did Grade 10 in Woodlands High School

English, Latin

Woodlands High School

Merebank High School

Kasturba Gandhi School

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