Fourie - Instrumentation - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Nickie Fourie

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa


I benefit from more than 14 years experience in the installation and commissioning of electrical & instrumental (E&I) systems, SCADA, Automation Controls and electrical networks. I am a skilled trouble-shooter, with the capability needed to quickly identify the root cause of a problem, and resolve accordingly. I deliver a robust project plan for ensuring installations are delivered on time, to schedule and with minimal impact to site/plant downtime. I am able to offer long term solutions for improving assets and increase output through effective maintenance strategies.

My key competencies include:

E&I Installation Management ♦ Preventative Maintenance ♦ Commissioning/Decommissioning ♦ SCADA Engineering ♦ Commercial Instrumentations ♦ Automation Solutions ♦ 24x7 Mission Critical Systems ♦ Project Management ♦ Safety Standards s ♦ Remote Site Support ♦ Parts & Procurement ♦ Security & Alarm Systems ♦ Field Instruments ♦ Staff Management ♦ Establishing Procedures



Work History


TMSA Services

From November 2010

TMSA provides labour, installation and maintenance services for large industry through to smaller private contracts. As owner and technician, this position takes on accountability for all aspects of business operations from project work to administration.

♦ Led the installation of E&I, access control systems and other electrical networks
♦ Served as technical subject matter expert to clients on E&I and control solutions b
♦ Provided expert advice to operations on maintenance issues
♦ TMSA representative for new installs, replacements, fit outs, repairs etc
♦ Installed and troubleshot new and modified equipment
♦ Liaised with third-party suppliers as required
♦ Conducted preventative maintenance tasks for E&I
♦ Drafted calibration and preventative maintenance procedures
♦ Conducted investigations into failure including root cause analysis
♦ Trained clients on new systems hardware and software
♦ Ensured projects followed a set program of activity,
♦ Delivered projects against a 25% profit
♦ Ensured both company and client safety procedures were followed
♦ Led OHS, JSAs, tool box meetings, and general plant safety rules


Ectronic Control Solutions ‘ECS’

April 2000 - October 2010

ECS is a specialist in the deployment, installation and maintenance of computer based instrumentation mainly for the mining industry specifically to monitor the Conveyances that transport men and material underground. .

♦ Directed the installation and commission of new systems
♦ Manufactured SCADA, Industrial Computer Systems and weigh bridges
♦ Oversaw testing of new circuit boards and systems prior to deployment
♦ Provided 24x7 standby support to large mining and industrial clients
♦ Worked on site at surface and undergroup mining sites across the country
♦ Technical Lead to BCL Mining on the rollout of a new Weigh-bridge system
♦ Led the rollout of four Safewind (safety & event recording) solutions,
♦ Completed cable work installations, control systems, and scales
♦ Managed I/O (Input/Outputs), commissioning and training
♦ Technical support lead for all phases of SCADA
♦ Actively monitored SCADA system operation
♦ Built and manufactured all components of systems and assembly
♦ Installed Strain Gauges, Load cells, and Current Amplifiers
♦ Installed Digital Input and Output Cards, Analogue to Digital Converters
♦ Installted Industrial Single Board Computers, DAU Systems, and more.
♦ Governed Quality Management (QA/QC) for
♦ Supported project delivery plan to ensure key milestones were met
♦ Demonstrated impeccable safety standards for OH&S/WHSE
♦ Conducted onsite training to Electricians and Technicians on site.

Qualifications & Certifications

N4 Engineering Studies (3 Subjects)

Technical College Krugersdorp (Westcol

N3 Engineering Studies Certificate

Technical College Krugersdrop (Westcol

Digital Electronics Diploma

NEKSA College of Electronics

Applied Electronics Diploma

NEKSA College of Electronics

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