Davhana - Reactor Operator - Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa

Mulalo Davhana

Bellville, Western Cape, South Africa


Reactor Operator


Research technician , process operator

Work History

PetroSA Pilot Plant

From July 2012

30th November 2009

Period of Employment 1st July 2012 - current
Position Pilot Plant Operator
Reporting Structure Chief technical supervisor
Reason for wanting to leave End of contract

• Supervising in-service students
• Training students and familiarising them with the plant procedures and processes.
• Leading groups in presentations for senior engineers
• Support and aid in solving Plant related problems
• Assist in testing of waste stream.
• Planning and Scheduling of operational methods
• Writing reports of incidents and possible equipment failure.
• Fault finding using plant PFD and P&ID
• Drawing the plant PFD and explaining the PFD to in-service students
• Identify and solve Troubleshoot Areas
• Presentations and report writing for senior engineers
• Managing Gas stock taking logbook for Airliquide
• Plant Inspection and leak detection
• Sampling of samples from the plant to the lab
• Planning and Scheduling of operational methods
• Leading Plant tours and presentations to foreign engineers
• Evaluation of the plant performances
• HAZOP analysis
• Maintaining a chronological log of plant events on shift
• Local operation of plant - Start-up and shutdown of systems
• SCADA/DCS /ESD operation.
• Perform first aid when necessary
• Using the GC to perf

Lab Research Assistant

From June 2010

Technology November 2011

Lab Research Assistant

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

June 2010 - November 2011

Period of Employment 1st June 2010 - 1st November 2011
Position Lab Research Assistant
Reporting Structure Project Supervisor
Reason for leaving Contract ended

• Assisted in the design and fabrication of experimental apparatus.
• Assisted with the chemistry supply inventory
• Involved in the analysis of textile effluent and also the production of textile dyes and data capturing.
• helping in the water treatment research and carrying out new experiments.
• Analyzing the results and compiling reports
• Producing chemical dyes and bleach according to specifications.
• Utilizing chromatography, spectroscopy and microscopy to test and analyze lab results.
• Data capturing of lab results electronically.
• Report writing based on lab results.
• Report writing based on online articles.
• Washed, sterilized, and stocked ordinary glass.
• Lab maintenance including locking up of the building.


Ikanyezi Outreach Programme

From February 2009


Ikanyezi Outreach Programme

February 2009 - November 2009

Period of Employment 1st February 2009 - 30th November 2009
Position Mentor
Reporting Structure Supervisor
Reason for wanting to leave End of contract

• Planning daily programmes for each session
• Orientation and leading learners during career visits
• Writing up reports for the supervisor
• Mentoring high school leaners
• Assisting leaners with homework

Qualifications & Certifications

Thohoyandou Secondary

PetroSA Synthetic Fuels Innovation Centre

Chemical Engineering

Cape Peninsula University

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