Schwarzer - 3D Mechanical/Structural Designer - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Marius Schwarzer

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


3D Mechanical & Structural designer in the materials handling, Process Plant & mining environment with extensive 3D experience using various software packages.


3D Mechanical/Structural Designer


Extensive expertise & experience in Mechanical and Structural design for the Mining, Materials Handling and Process Plant environment.

Extremely proficient in 3D modelling right from layout & design to fabrication phase, using it extensively since 1

Work History

3D Mechanical Designer/ Layout Draughtsman

RSV (Pty) Ltd

From June 2012

Head gear & centre tower layout & design including lazy chain tipping, man access & sheeting.
Structural buildings layout & design such as winder & collar houses, bank doors and stair towers.
Underground station steelwork for permanent steelwork, bratticing & deflector hood & access control & underground stair accesses.
Specialised machine design such as Scotch Derrick (Small surface crane) projects & tipping stations.

All work was done in Autodesk inventor & 3D Max for the animations.

3D Animator/Mechanical Designer/Layout

Murray & Roberts Cementation

July 2008 - May 2012

Shaft headgears for sinking & permanent conditions, shaft sinking stages for sinking & equipping.
Various structural surface building such as winder & storage sheds & change rooms
Various Plant Layouts i.e Backfill plants.
3D Animation for Risk Department for risk assessment & post-accident analyses

All design work was done in Solid Edge 3D, and animations was done in 3D Studio Max.

Mechanical Designer/Layout Draughtsman

PPC Cement

March 2007 - June 2008

Small projects office servicing & assisting all company cement plants & facilities with infrastructure & equipment upgrades in the brownfields area, as well as new Greenfields extensions & expansions.

Summary of works in materials handling, dust extraction and process plants such as sorting, batching & sampling.

All work was done in Autodesk Autocad


used in plant layout for materials handling for Brown & Greenfields projects. Mechanical designing of ship-loader/un-loaders. Tenders and feasibility studies submissions.

Mechanical Designer/Plant Layout Draughtsman


January 2006 - February 2007

3D Mechanical Designer/Plant Layout Draughtsman


October 2005 - January 2006

Mechanical design and layout for the upgrading or refurbishment of Cement Plants.
Feasibility studies and Tenders of Cement Plant upgrades and new plant layouts.

All design work was done in Solid Edge 3D & Autodesk Autocad

3D Mechanical Designer/Plant Layout Draughtsman

Thermo Electron

April 2005 - October 2005

Mechanical design and detailing of feeders and miscellaneous weighing & sampling equipment.

All design work was done in Solid Edge 3D & Autodesk Autocad

3D Mechanical Designer

De Beers Technical Services

June 2003 - December 2004

Mechanical design, research and development (Prototyping) of various mechanical & electromechanical systems such as Cooling system upgrades for x-ray tanks.
Design & implementation of various upgrades to misc sorting & sizing such Tracer Dispensers for X Ray diamond sorting machines

All design work was done in ACAD 13, Pro E Wildfire 2 (Pro-Engineer)

3D & 2D Designer

Bateman Engineered Technologies

From December 1997

June 20013

Materials Handling - Storage Silos - PPC Saldanha, Load out Stations - Portnet, Multiple Belt Conveyors, Take-up's Drive area's transfer and Load Out Points including platework such as chutes & hoppers.
Pneumatic Conveying - Pneumatic Conveyors and Pneumo Drier - De Beers, Dense Phase Pneumatic Conveyors, Batcat System
Process plant -Steel Foundary Plant upgrades, pilot plants such as Granulation Plants, Atomiser Plants, Blobulators
Mechanical design - ladle tilters & casting machines

All design work was done in ACAD14, Solid Edge & autodesk Inventor 2013.


Qualifications & Certifications

Benoni technical College

African Academy

Benoni Technical College

Hans Moore High School

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