Mahlangu - Automation - Mulbarton, Johannesburg South, South Africa

Nthabiseng Mahlangu

Mulbarton, Johannesburg South, South Africa

Services

Automation

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp

Work History

CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEER

OMNIA FERTILIZER, PHOSPHATES

From August 2008

(Projects, optimization, automation, designs and development of process control systems)

Key responsibilities:
- Project management
- Generation and development of ideas in order to increase production and reduce costs.
- To use initiatives as projects for plant improvement
- Manage control systems, DeltaV DCS and Allen Bradley PLC and networks
- Provide technical support and guidance to engineering and process personnel
- Ensure safety and legal standards and requirements are adhered to - Progress reports and presentations
- Specialize in automation projects, initiation and implementation phase
- Coordinate and manage contractors
- Ensure proper and correct maintenance on field instruments
- Introduction and management of Asset Management System
- Custodian for systems disaster recovery management
- Design process optimization systems
- Control philosophies and P&IDs

SENIOR CONTROL & INSTRUMENTATION TECHNICIAN

Rowland Concentrator

May 2007 - August 2008

(Projects, Plant Automation, Maintenance and Development)

Key Responsibilities:
- Cost control and budgeting
- Generation, development and implementation of ideas in order to increase production and reduce costs.
- To use initiatives as projects for plant improvement
- Ensure proper implementation of maintenance strategies
- Provide technical support and guidance to engineering and process personnel
- Ensure safety and legal standards and requirements are adhered to - Radiation Protection Officer
- Planned maintenance management (SAP)
- Responsible for control and instrumentation department at a Concentrator plant
- Running and managing Capital Projects
- Coordinating and implementing Optimization and automation projects
- Configuring networks and servers (InSQL, DAServer, RSMACC, CSense, Archestra)
- Advanced programming and loop monitoring and configuring on CSense
- Coordinating contractors on site
- Breakdown analysis and condition monitoring

INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN

Rowland Concentrator

October 2005 - May 2007

(Plant Automation, Maintenance and Development)

Key Responsibilities:
- Involved in developing, installing and commissioning various projects, for plant improvement.
- Repairing and troubleshooting control circuits.
- Plant maintenance and monitoring through SCADAs (InTouch-Wonderware).
- Programming of Allen Bradley PLCs (RSLogix 5000), Drives and Networks (DHPlus, DeviceNet, ControlNet, RSLinx, Profibus, Ethernet, ModBus, RS232/485 and RSNetworx).
- Historical data capturing on InSQL servers, as well as configuring DAServers
- General fault finding on electrical equipment, instrumentation and networks

- Calibrating measuring instruments(level, pressure, temperature, flow, weight, moisture,
Ph, conductivity, density)
- Installation and maintenance of process instrumentation.
- General administration work.
- Improvement of the efficiency of existing process equipment by optimization and/or installation of new technology.
- Participating in Health and Safety issues

MASTER TECHNICIAN

KUMBA RESOURCES (Pty) Ltd

January 2004 - October 2005

Electrical, Control & Instrumentation
(Plant Maintenance and Development)

Key Performance:
- Programming, installation and maintenance of all PLCs and Simocodes (SIEMENS S7)
- Development, commissioning and maintenance of all SCADAs (InTouch 8 and CITECT) and SIEMENS operator panels
- Assistant to the mine radiation protection officer
- Project leader for Control Systems and Electronics Projects
- Programming and calibration of PLC's, AC Drives, Conveyor scales, Density meters, Flow meters and Level meter, as well as laser equipment
- Failure analysis via soft- and hardware.
- Training and development of self, instrument technicians and artisans.
- Liaison between maintenance and production sections.
- Initiating and implementing projects for plant optimization.
- Configuring networks: Fiber Optics, Ethernet, and Profibus

Technician-in-Training

KUMBA RESOURCES (Pty) Ltd

January 2003 - December 2003

(Plant Maintenance, Electrical Reconditioning and Testing)

Highlights to date:
- The successful development and implementation of a Unipro Density System controlled by the VSDs at the Booster Pump House (Sishen Mine).
- Involved in re-engineering exercise to reduce costs and improve throughput.
- Installation and commissioning of high-level instruments used for flow, pressure and level measurements.
- Commissioning of a new plant - Up current Classifiers at Sishen.
- Installing, programming and commissioning of temperature monitoring in the sub-stations and creating a page for them on SCADA (InTouch).

Qualifications & Certifications

Project Management

Vaal University of Technology

Project Management

University of Johannesburg

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