CV, South African Physical Metallurgical Engineer targets Canada

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Serial No: 10579

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Short Bio:

Proactive, dedicated and highly competent Physical Metallurgical Engineer with broad knowledge and technical expertise gained in the production, design, and manufacturing of various metals; with extensive experience gained in the sheet metal manufacturing, foundry and automotive industries; an avid self learner who enjoys sharing expertise with others with exceptional analytical, research and project and safety management expertise.

Current location: Eastern Cape, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: canada

Career Summary

eNtsa – Innovation Through Engineering: Metallurgist, July 2013 – Present

Key Responsibilities:

• Performing Metallurgical evaluations of friction stir and hydro pillar weld core samples

• Fully assisting process engineering in the development of high quality repeatable weld process

• Sharing expertise and knowledge with process and mechanical Engineers and Masters/PHD students with regards to Metallurgical processes forming part of their development and project work

• Conduct complex failure investigations on metal parts and assemblies from industry

• Perform fracture surface analyses using the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) to identify mode of failures

• Perform tensile, hardness, chemical tests and micro structural evaluations on metal parts submitted by industry to evaluate conformity to drawing and supplier specifications

• Assist both in-house and industry Engineers with the accurate identification of unknown metal parts composition and prescribing the closest available material specification for reproducing these parts

• Working within a cross-functional team whilst liaising effectively with both internal and external customers

General Motors South Africa [GMSA]: Senior Metallurgist, July 2004 – June 2013

• Completed testing / verification of metal parts in line with drawing specifications prior to production

• Chemically analyzed metal parts on spark spectrometer for chemical verification and identification purposes

• Conducted hardness and tensile testing of metal parts

• Prescribed local material equivalents for overseas material specifications

• Fully assisted and supported Engineers with the design of metal parts to reduce fatigue failures and improve service life of parts

• Completed test weld runs for overall weld run integrity and for weld penetration

• Conducted failure investigations on metal parts to assist technical support in prevention methods

• Assisted with compilation of routine and non routine budgets

• Maintained quality system documentation ensuring that Laboratory equipment was serviced and calibrated according to the quality system requirements

• Construction of testing fixtures for testing non standard parts

Gearings Foundry: Quality Superintendent May 2002 – June 2004

• Worked on various project castings for Ford and Jaguar vehicles which included overseeing the statistical process control charts on hardness and certain critical dimensions on castings

• Implemented process control charts for different casting products

• Assisted and oversaw the installation of automatic paint marking systems on pressure testing rigs for castings

• Provided invaluable training to quality inspectors on acceptable defect standards

• Drawn and updated database for different casting defects on daily production parts per cavity and assist production with process quality

• Conducted failure investigations and attended to customer complaints with regards to the castings from a quality and process point of view

• Checked and verified Laboratory batch test certificates for the different types of castings and verification conformity to grey and nodular cast iron specification requirements

Iscor: Metallurgical Engineer, January 1998 – April 2002

• Successfully completed 2 years in-service training including dealing with a variety of enquiries from both customers / suppliers providing technical advice of steel products in particular Plate Materials

• Conducted investigations relating to customer complaints about quality and mechanical failures

• Undertook project work concerning product development and rationalization of products / processes

• Acquisition and processing data and any ad-hoc investigations

Education and Qualifications

B. Ing (Metallurgical), P.U. for CHE: 1994 – 1997

Core Subjects:

• Chemistry & Physics

• Engineering Drawings

• Computer Science

• Applied Mathematics & Mathematics

• Process Engineering

• Electro Technique

• Mineralogy

• Material Science

• Practical Training 1/2/3 • Metal Science

• Hydro Metallurgy

• Fluid Dynamics

• Structural Mechanics

• Metallurgical Thermodynamics

• Statistics

• Furnace Technology

• Mechanical Metallurgy

• Heat Transfer • Pyro Metallurgy

• Fabrication Metallurgy

• Alloy Additions and Heat Treatment

• System Management

• Corrosion and Wear

• Metal Forming

• Metallurgical Project

• Metallurgical Design

Training Courses Completed:

• CO2 Welding Course

• Effective Writing Skills

• Basic System Auditing • Heat Treatment and Metallurgy of Steels

• Design Failure Mode Effect Analysis

Languages: English and Afrikaans

I.T Skills: MS Windows XP, MS Excel/Word/Access/Outlook/PowerPoint, Lotus Notes & SAP