Mojapelo - Chemical Engineering Graduate Development Programme - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Neo Mojapelo

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


I am quite a flexible person easy to get to know and easy to stay friends with. Being straight forward is my middle name and I believe in nothing but the truth. Care for me I'll certainly return the favor.


Chemical Engineering Graduate Development Programme


Assessing processes for their relevance, and assessing the adequacy of engineering equipment; reviewing existing data (also lab analysis) to see if more research and information need to be collated
Designing, installing and commissioning new production units, monitoring modifications and upgrades, and troubleshooting existing processes;
Applying the principles of mass, momentum and heat transfer to process and equipment design, including conceptual, scheme and detail design
Conducting process development experiments to scale in a laboratory
Preparing reports, flow diagrams and charts
Assessing the availability of raw materials and the safety and environmental impact of the plant
Managing the cost and time constraints of projects
Assuming responsibility for risk assessment, including hazard and operable (HAZOP) studies, for the health and safety of both company staff and the wider community
Working closely with chemical engineers to monitor and improve the efficiency, output and safety of a plant
Making observations and taking measurements directly, as well as collecting and interpreting data from the other technical and operating staff involved
Assuming responsibility for environmental monitoring and ongoing performance of processes and process plant
Working closely with other specialists, including: scientists responsible for the quality control of raw materials, intermediates and finished products; engineers responsible for plant maintenance

Work History

Junior Chemical Engineer Trainee


From April 2013

Manage Project Plan and Results with my Supervisor.
Compiling and report writing for all the related conducted work.
Water Treatment
Solid Wastes
Renewable Energy
Air Pollution
Research on solar photo-voltaic technologies and how efficient they are.
Manage quality control system exposure which includes verification of instruments.
Assisting with process training matters.


History Makers Leadership Saturday School

February 2012 - October 2012

Maths Guru


Effect of moisture content on non-distillation oil extraction from spent coffee grounds (SCG)

In this project, different solvents were used to determine the amount of oil extracted at different temperatures depending on the quantity of water present in the dry sample (SCG). The equipment that was used is a Soxhlet Extractor and here about 25g of SCG was weighed into the thimble and fitted to the conical flask (the image below). Coffee oil was extracted with 150ml solvent and the setup ran for about 2 hours after the first droplet of the extraction solvent was recycle back to the thimble.

Qualifications & Certifications

National Diploma

University of Johannesburg

Matric Cerificate

Magaedisha Secondary School

magaedisha secondary school

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