CV, Mechanical Reliability Engineer Seeking Work In Europe

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 28696
(03/29/1984, male)
Skills keywords: cement, design, engineer, maintenance, petrochemical, power, reliability, static equipment
Short Bio:

I am a dedicated, inspired and motivated person who possesses strong client liaison, communication and problem solving skills. In addition, I am the type of person that adapts well to change, an innovative, strategic thinker and implementer who is achievement and goal orientated. I have vast experience in the petro-chemical industry as I have worked for Sasol in Secunda as well as the petro-chemical division of Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions in Johannesburg

Current location: Gauteng, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, english, Hindi
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


LAST SCHOOL ATTENDED : Effingham Secondary

HIGHEST STANDARD PASSED : Matric – distinction pass


LEADERSHIP ROLES : Prefect in School, Captain of A-side Soccer team.

EXTRAMURAL ACTIVITIES : Chess, Soccer, Volleyball and member of the Mathematics club at school, Junior Achiever.


UNIVERSITY ATTENDED : University of Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban

DEGREE : Bachelor of Science Engineering (Mechanical)

UNIVERSITY ATTENDED : University of Pretoria

DEGREE : Bachelor of Engineering : Management of Technology (Honours)

DISTINCTIONS OBTAINED : Chemistry 1B, Engineering Management and Labour Relations, Principles of Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics 1, Theory of Machines, Heat and Mass Transfer 1, Alternative Energy Systems, Mechanical Vibrations

PRIZES AND AWARDS : Certificate of Merit for Heat and Mass Transfer 1

CURRENT STUDIES : Masters in Engineering Management, University of Johannesburg

Professional Registrations

ECSA REGISTRATION : I have submitted my application to ECSA and am awaiting the outcome to become a professional engineer.

Employment History

NAME OF COMPANY : Thyssenkrupp Uhde
POSITION : Mechanical Engineer


Fully allocated to the Coal Tar Filtration and Clean Fuels Core projects in Sasol Secunda . I was performing Lead Engineer duties as well as Mechanical Engineer functions by co-ordinating the team responsibilities in the petro-chemical environment. To ensure that the correct mechanical equipment is procured on behalf of Sasol Technology by ensuring correct technical specifications are adhered to. This involves bid clarifications, liaising with vendors, attending project progress meetings, drawing up technical clarification documents to ensure that the correct technology is chosen. To guarantee that there is a proper interface between all engineering disciplines and all the package engineers are properly aligned towards the end design. I also was involved in the design of various equipment like agitators, shaftless screw conveyors, flare packages, pressurised filter systems, cranes, silencers, air-cooled heat exchangers, extraction package with blowers, oil skimmers, HVAC system, nitrogen package, off-loading arms, in-line static mixers, de-superheaters and double pipe heat exchangers, pressure vessels and tanks using various codes and specifications such as ASME and understanding of API codes as well as ISO 9001systems. The software that I have experience in is Autocad, Compress for Vessels, Microsoft Office. I also have a basic understanding of piping stress systems.

PERIOD : October 2011 to present

NAME OF COMPANY : Sasol Limited, Reliability Engineering
POSITION : Senior Reliability Engineer


To perform Asset Management practices in the Refining units. Responsibilities include performing Risk Based Inspections and Root Cause Analysis Studies and Reports. Using Asset Performance Tools to help with the reliability and uptime of the plant. To write up Maintenance Strategies as well as perform Criticality Rankings for major pieces of mechanical equipment.

PERIOD : April 2011 to September 2011

NAME OF COMPANY : Sasol Limited, Refining/TPS
POSITION : Mechanical Engineer


Engineering Out Maintenance

My current responsibilities are to provide maintenance support to the building of Sasol’s new Coal Tar Filtration (CTF) Plant. This includes writing up maintenance philosophies, assisting in technology selection based on maintenance experience, representing Mechanical Maintenance at various meetings including but not limited to; weekly progress meetings, Hazop’s and P&ID/MFD/MCFD Reviews as well as interfacing between the project team and Reliability Engineering.

I was in charge of the Reliability Model for the CTF plant and hence have to ensure that the simulated model gives a good representation to the new plant being built by ensuring a sound, technically accurate model.

I also currently do plant maintenance work and act as the Section Leader from time to time. This involves managing a team to ensure that the mechanical failures on the plant are corrected.

I also have extensive project management experience in terms of the Sasol Business Development and Implementation model. I also use the PMBOK principles. I have a few of my own projects that I am working on which include the Painting and Lagging project, Pump Replacement projects and the Valve replacement project among others. I also interfaced closely with the Piping Engineering Contractors with regard to piping design and installation. There was also interfacing with the business analysts as business cases were needed to be drawn up for various projects.

PERIOD : February 2009 to March 2011

NAME OF COMPANY : Sasol Limited, Mechanical Engineering and Governance
POSITION : Mechanical Engineer

MAIN JOB FUNCTIONS : Engineering out Maintenance, Project Management.

PERIOD : December 2008 – January 2009

NAME OF COMPANY : Sasol Limited, Mechanical Engineering and Governance
POSITION : Trainee Engineer


The Sasol environment represents a multitude of tasks and a very brief account is underlined here.

Production work included gaining an understanding of the tagging process as well as the functions of the process equipment.

Work at the Sasol Inspection department involved, understanding the legal aspects and understanding of the various inspection techniques. Pressure testing was performed as well as risk based inspections.

Piping design work was done using Caesar modelling software. The candidate was involved in the construction and commissioning of piping projects.

The candidate gained exposure to pressure vessel design using CodeCalc and Compress software. Involvement was from concept phase to implementation phase. Mechanical design verifications were done on various equipments.

The candidate was involved as a Project Leader on plant shutdowns. This involved managing various projects. It involved planning and execution of the project as well as interfacing with contractors and involvement in the commissioning and de-commissioning activities of the plant.

Maintenance work included, witnessing of commissioning of equipment, involvement with plant planning and central planning and revision of maintenance strategies.

Metallurgical work, including failure analysis, was done on a regular basis to find out the root causes of failure regarding various equipments on the plant.

Reliability experience included understanding operating reliability, maintenance systems, maintenances metrics, non-conformance management and integration Management.

Finite element analysis exposure included understanding FEA and CFD analyses, understanding of the basic interpretation of CFD and FEA results and assisting vibration monitoring department.

Project experience concerned various small projects and involved compiling Gantt charts, gaining exposure to contract, cost, quality and scope management as well as assisting with project planning and execution.

PERIOD : March 2007 to November 2008

NAME OF COMPANY : Eskom, Camden Power Station, Ermelo
POSITION : Trainee Engineer

PERIOD : January – February 2007

POSITION : Fitter and Turner

MAIN JOB FUNCTIONS : Undertaking various machining processes like drilling, reaming and turning.

PERIOD : 2002 – 2006 (Vacation Work)