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Serial No: 41389
(13/09/1981, male)
List top 5 skills: control systems engineer, control systems supervisor, instrumentation and control
Short Bio:

I am a young and smart engineer with diverse experience in automation, industrial controls, maintenance, instrumentation, problem solving techniques, team management and technical sales.
I am a very practical and hands-on person who is able to adapt to new challenges easily.
Currently I work in the middle east. I bring value to whatever role or project i am assigned to and always think of safety first before any other thing. I am geopraphically and functionally mobile

Current location: 

Saudi Arabia - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

Arabic(intermediate), English(proficiently), French(intermediate)

Locations I am interested in working:


List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Ghana, saudi arabia

Profile Summary

A young and smart engineer with diverse experience in automation, industrial controls, maintenance, instrumentation, problem solving techniques, team management and technical sales.

A very practical and hands-on person who is able to adopt to new challenges easily. I bring value to whatever role or project I am assigned to and always think about safety first before any other thing.

Key Competences and Technical skills

10 years of combined technical work experience in diverse industries.

Rockwell Automation Systems (PLCs, Variable Speed Drives, Soft starters, HMIs)

Instrumentation and controls engineering (installation and calibration of field and process instruments).

Systematic, effective and efficient troubleshooting skills (includes the use of root cause analyses, fish bones and other problem solving tools)

GE-Fanus robots maintenance and programming

Champion in machinery safety, guarding and risk assessments.

Schnieder Automation Systems (Modicon PLC systems, HMIs, VFDs)

Delta PLCs, VFDs, temeperature controllers and HMIs)

Expert in Mettler Toledo metal detectors and Garvens checkweighers

Intouch wonderware application (archestra)

Power factor improvements and capacitor banks

Human performance advocate


Formal Educational Qualifications

BSc. (Hons.) Electrical/Electronic Engineering

(Awarded by Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)


Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) certificate

Opoku Ware Senior Secondary School, Ghana


1986 -1997
Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) certificate.

All Saints Primary and Junior Secondary School, Ghana


Additional Courses Certificates

Dec – 2015 Electrical Safety and Safe Work Practice

( NFPA70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 70B)


June – 2015
First Aid and CPR

(National Safety Council)


Mar – 2015
Defensive Driving

(National Safety Council)


Mar – 2015
Human Performance Advocates Training

(Maaden Aluminum, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)


May – 2014
Machinery Safety Champions Training

(Nestle Zone AOA)


Sept – 2013
Mettler Toledo Metal detector / Garvens checkweigher maintenance, . installation and setup (CIM Abidjan)


Mar – 2013
Langen Packaging Equipment (Electricity & Automation Training Program)

(Langen Packaging Group)


Aug – 2013
Temperature and Pressure Measurements and control

(Process and Plant Automation, Ghana)


Sept – 2013
Programming and Electrical Maintenance of Fanuc Robots

(Fanuc, Spain)


Jul – 2010
Project Management Certificate

(BT Group, GIMPA, Ghana)


Nov – 2009
Executive Mastery Certificate in Strategic Marketing

(African Management Productivity Institute)


Jul – 2009
Training on VFDs, PLCs, Temperature, level and flow measurement

(In-House weekly Training, Process and Plant Automation Ltd., Ghana)



Work History

June 2014 – Date
Saudi Aluminum Company (Maaden-ALCOA Joint Venture)

Fixed Plant Instruments /Control Systems Engineer (Expatriate)

Duties Include:

  • Maintenance and fault troubleshooting of all Fixed Plant electrical, automation and instrumentation issues in the plant.
  • Enforcement of all electrical safety standards and ensuring full compliance to electrical safety policies on site (SPA for Electrical Safety)
  • Core technical and project commissioning team member for the FL Smidth -Abon sizers and associated systems.
  • Core technical team member for all Material handling automation systems
  • Modification and improvement of all control systems on site using the Management of Change and Rockwell Asset Center.
  • Identification, development and execution of cost saving initiatives on the mine site.
  • Plant Simulator Trainer


June 2012 – May 2014
Nestle Ghana Limited, Tema factory.

Automation/Instrumentation Engineer

Duties Include:

  • Responsible for the management, maintenance and fault troubleshooting of all PLCs, HMIs, SCADA, process and other factory automation issues.
  • Responsible for the planning, troubleshooting, maintenance, management and calibration of over 1000 process instruments and all other instrumentation activities in the factory.
  • Responsible for the sustainability and improvement of all factory automation systems in terms of safety, reliability and robustness.
  • Responsible for the modernization and upgrade of factory automation systems to meet current needs and modern standards.


Projects/ achievements:

  • Efficiently and effectively managed and solved all major automation problems through a systematic and effective approach.
  • Achieved over 99% performance of all instrument calibrations yearly.
  • Proactively instituted plans, policies and systems to mitigate most process problems thus their disappearance.
  • Acted as one of the core master brains for all Electrical/ Automation/ Instrumentation technical works and projects in the factory.



Jan. 2011 – May 2012
Newmatron Ent. Limited, Tema

Technical Manager (Field Work and team management)

Duties Included:

  • Offering fault troubleshooting services to companies across board and supplying them with needed spares and technical advice.

Projects/ achievements:

  • Installation and fault troubleshooting of Variable Speed Drives as well as other control problems for numerous companies some which include: Ghana Specialty Fats (Tema, Ghana), Peace Indo Limited, Ghana (manufacturers of Medisoft soap), Packaging Logistics-Tema, Ghana etc.
  • 2010 population and housing census, Ghana: Designing and building of the entire electrical/control circuitry for the Web machine that printed the census materials.



May 2008 – Dec. 2010
Process and Plant Automation Limited – Spintex Road

Field Sales Engineer (Technical Sales)

Duties Included:

  • Offering technical support, sales and advice services to companies in the areas of fault troubleshooting, machine maintenance and spares as well as projects.


Projects/ achievements:

  • Project manager: 322KW ball mill installation for Prestea Sankofa Gold Mines, Prestea. (Reference: Mr. Lawrence Yankson, Mine Manager-Prestea Sankofa Gold Mines)
  • Installation of new packaging line for Guinness Ghana Limited, Achimota.
  • Load assessment and recommendation as well as implementation and installation of diverse ratings of capacitor banks for the Poly Group of Companies; Polytank, Polysacs, Ghana. (reference: Mr. Jayant Saraf)


Feb. 2007- April 2008
Guinness Ghana Breweries (Diageo Group) – Achimota Packaging Electrical /Automation Technician Engineer

Duties Included:

  • Maintenance of packaging equipment and instruments.
  • Executing projects and making maintenance data entries with the CIMM MAXIMO software as well as handling all component control issues on packaging floor.

Projects/ achievements:

  • Resuscitation of the Guinness Ghana Breweries Line 5 crate stopper system to its normal operation mode after it had gone down for two years.
  • Successfully and proactively as a team member played a key role in all maintenance activities on all packaging lines resulting in high line efficiencies.
  • Successfully managed the 2007 Guinness crown cork promotions.
  • Successfully and efficiently managed packaging raw materials in addition to my technical and quality reporting activities


May 2006- Jan. 2007
Locaf Bitumen Emulsion Industry, Kotwi-Kumasi

Plant Engineer

Duties Included:

  • Ensuring high performance for all machines in the plant in terms of safety, reliability and robustness.
  • Maintaining safety standards in plant with respect to production and operations.
  • Proactively putting measures in place to eliminate all electrical hazards that are identified during the day to day operation of the plant.


Aug 2005
Facol Roads Ghana Limited.

Student on industrial attachment (Traffic Light Section)

Duties Included:

  • Maintenance and management of all traffic lights in the Kumasi City.
  • Installation of a new Siemens ST800 traffic light controller systems in Obuasi and Kumasi



IT /Ethical skills 

  • A high degree of technical knowledge and experience balanced with creative ability and a hands-on approach.
  • Ability to analyze information critically and produce creative solutions to problems.
  • Takes initiatives and have the ability to work effectively both on my own and as part of a team, developed through previous years of work experience and academic project work.
  • Excellent communication and customer-facing skills, developed through work experience in the service industry.
  • Ability to manage my time and meet deadlines and produce work under pressure, proven in both an academic and industrial setting.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and DOS.
  • Uses internet extensively, both for academic and personal use.
  • User of AutoCAD, Visio and Engineering base for electrical drawings



Professional Memberships and Interests

Member of the Ghana Institution of Engineers (Ref: no.06663)

I enjoy walking and general keep-fit including bodybuilding and weightlifting.