Mahar - Instrumentation Engineer - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Nazeer Ahmed Mahar

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


Instrumentation Engineer


Good in Maintenance, Calibration, Installation & Commissioning of industrial instrumentation and gas chromatograph.
Have extensive experience in conventional & smart instrumetation, Penumatics as well as Hydraulics.
Have worked on PLC and Delta-V DCS.
Have worked in Urea Fertilizer, MDF Board, Cane Sugar, OIL & Gas and Textile industries.

Work History

E & I manager

Hastech Group

From January 2013

Working with HASTECH GROUP Karachi Pakistan. Presently available in Johannesburg for walk in interview. Feb 2013 To date

Sr. I & C Engineer / Team Leader Instrument


March 2011 - December 2012

• To Lead Plant Instrument section to maximize plant availability & reliability with reduced maintenance cost.
• To Plan, Organize and Execute instrument activities in annual turnarounds within budget and planned time.
• To Plan, Organize and Execute instrument team activities in Plant modifications & system up-gradations.
• To Implement HSE policies, standards and procedures to ensure achievement of HSE objectives and targets.
• To Increase plant reliability & availability through implementation of CMMS, S-RCM and RBI strategies.
• To Plan & Organize Training Needs Analysis to develop Instrument staff to ensure improvement of skills.
• Well Head Controls, SCADA system, Fire & Gas detection system, ESD System & Mobile Test Separator.
• Moisture analyzer, CO2 Analyzer, Daniel Gas Chromatographs Model 500, 700 (C6+) & 1000 (C6+H2S).
• Bentley Nevada Vibration Monitoring system, Series 7200 & 3300.
• Knowledge & experience with engineering codes/standards like API, BS, IEC, NEC, ISA, SIL, NFPA etc.
• Review of PFD's, P&ID's, Cause & Effect matrices and management of engineering change process.

Senior Instrument Specialist

BHP-Billiton Petroleum Pakistan, at Zamzama Gas Plant

September 2001 - October 2008

• Installation, Commissioning, Calibration, troubleshooting and maintenance of field instrumentation.
• DANIEL & ABB-8000 on-line Gas Chromatographs, EMERSON Floboss - 407 (Flow Computers)
• Wellhead Control panels & Emergency Shutdown Panels, Gas metering & Custody transfer.
• Pressure Safety Valves pop testing & control valves leakage testing (Anderson Greenwood, Farris, Crosby)
• Performed Installation, Testing & Commissioning of Liquefied Natural Gas (Cryogenic) plant.
• SOLAR Gas Turbines, Turbotronic control systems troubleshooting and maintenance.
• Control Valves & ON-OFF Valves calibration and repairs. (FISHER, MASCOT, FLOSERVE, VALTEK, BETTIS)
• EMERSON Delta-V DCS (PCS & PSS), PLCs trouble shooting & maintenance (ALLEN BRADLEY, HIMA, Etc.)
• Worked on Smart instrumentation and used HART Communicators (Rosemount Model: 275 & 375)
Worked as Electrical & Instrument Engineer at Crescent Chemicals Ltd. Pakistan on (H2SO4) Sulphuric Acid Plant Jan 2001 to Aug 2001

• Installation, commissioning and testing of VFD's, Electrical Control / Distribution, Power factor and Instrumentation control panels.
• Cabling, termination and testing of electrical Panels, Motors, Grounding system & Annunciator Panel.
• Calibration of field instruments including PSV's, Transmitters, Recorders, Sensors, and Conductivity analyzer.

E&I Contractor

HI-Tech Engineering Services

• Worked during expansion projects and annual shutdowns as INSTRUMENT SUPERVISOR.
• Maintenance, Overhauling of control valves (FISHER, MASONIELAN, BETTIS, HONEYWELL & NOVA PIGNONE)
• Installation, commissioning & Calibration of instrumentation and supply of Shutdown Instrument manpower.

Electrical/Electronic Engineer

Denim Textile Unit

• Management of Electrical Department Men power and routine / planned Maintenance activities.
• Blow room, Carding, Drawing,
• 2 x 250 ton LUWA Chillers & HVAC System
• Diesel fired automatic Boiler

• 2 x 750 KVA Diesel Generators & Switchgear
• SULZER RUTI Weaving Machines
• Siemens Dc / Ac Variable speed drives
• Warping, Sizing, Dyeing & Finishing

Assistant Instrument Engineer & Instrument Engineer

ALNOOR MDF Board Industries Moro Pakistan

From May 1988

• Conducted on the Plant Practical Training to Plant Operators for safe & efficient operation of MDFB Plant.
• Worked on P&ID's, PFD's, Loop Drawings, Ladder Logic, Schematics & Functional diagrams.

• Pneumatic & Electronic instrumentation
• SIEMENS Simatic S-5 PLC's
• ABB Dc / Ac variable speed drives
• Weight Scales & metal detectors
• IMAAL Chemical dozing system
• Automatic fire detection & extinguishing system

Instrument Technician

EXXON Chemicals

• Maintenance & Calibration of Process Instruments like Transmitters, Recorders, Controllers, Alarms, Switches, control valves and MOV's.
• Maintenance & Calibration of Process analyzers like Oxygen, Infra Red, pH, Conductivity and Gas Chromatographs (BECKMAN)
Boilers, Furnace, GE Gas Turbines, HVAC units, Centrifugal and Reciprocating Compressors Controls
International Trainings & Certifications:
• Certificate- III (Instrument Engineering) from CCI Training Services Australia in 2005
• SOLAR gas turbines Turbo-tronic field programming course @ Dubai by SOLAR USA in 2005
• Certificate-IV in Assessment & Workplace Training by TRAINING SERVICES AUSTRALIA in 2005
• Knowledge & Use of Electrical Equipments in Hazardous Atmospheres, training by (EPIC) UK in 2005

Qualifications & Certifications

MS Applied Instrumentation & Control

Glasgow Caledonian University Scotland UK

Computer Science

SHAH LATIF University Khairpur

Bachelor of Science

SINDH University Jamshoro

PETROMAN Technical Institute Karachi

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