Electrical Instrument Technician, strong operator

Serial No: 11608
Skills keywords: ethernet, networks (lan): hardware, PLCs, project management, protocols, routing, software
Current location:  Mpumalanga, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Spoken languages: english

Self-employed Owner/Manager (2001 – date)
LAPENTA TRADE 65 (fixed contract with Eskom Duvha Power Station)
• Efficiently performing a diverse range of tasks including designing/maintaining the new Process Computer and performing instrumentation installations
• Designing, implementing and maintaining security systems (Cameras and Infra-red Beam Systems), additionally, assisting the Maintenance and Engineering Department on existing/new projects
• Delivering relevant training for Eskom personnel including producing detailed training documentation and providing on-going guidance
• Providing a comprehensive consultancy service for Duvha Power Station and fulfilling responsibility for managing/maintaining the entire Process Computer System
• Diligently monitoring the Process Computer System and efficiently performing any necessary modifications/updates as required
• Administering, maintaining and updating Windows NT4 Workstations, Windows NT 4 Server, Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Workstation and Windows 2003 Server
• Designing applications, displays, reports, schedules, alarming and databases for iFix 2.5 SCADA in accordance with client requirements, specifications and deadlines
• Providing advice to Power Station personnel regarding appropriate maintenance schedules and planned equipment replacement
• Managing the full administration of the Process Computer System including: Backup, Repairs, Disaster Recovery, Upgrades, Data Restores, Network Fault finding and Computer Hardware Fault Finding
• Designing, installing and maintaining the Electronic Information System (Networked), additionally, performing Control Room, Simulator Electronic Repairs (TTL Logic)

Technician (1994 – 1998)
Senior Technician (1998 – 2000)
ESKOM, Duvha Power Station (1994 – 2000)
• Effectively prioritising workload and organising time to manage all aspects of the C&I Process Data Information Structure at Duvha Power Station
• Utilising strong communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with colleagues including providing recommendations for projects which are required to interface effectively into the existing data infrastructure
• Successfully fulfilling responsibilities as a Project Engineer/Manager for multiple C&I projects, including leading, coordinating and motivating teams
• Diligently monitoring and maintaining the long term health of the plant, promptly identifying any issues as they arise and implementing corrective action
• Performing any necessary modifications and upgrades on existing C&I/electrical equipment in a time efficient manner, ensuring consistent compliance with safe/correct working practice
• Assuming responsibility for developing a new Process Computer to replace the existing Honeywell TDC4500 Process Computer over a period of 6 years
• Efficiently performing PLC Programing/implementation tasks in addition to SCADA configuration, development and implementation
• Establishing maintenance procedures for new or modified areas of the plant and designing new control systems/alterations to existing systems as required
• Developing strong working relationships with colleagues at all levels and providing comprehensive support to maintenance staff
• Collaborating with colleagues to plan and budget for future projects/modifications ensuring high levels of accuracy and consistent adherence to stipulated deadlines
• Fulfilling responsibilities as the System Administrator of the Process Data Information System, which consist of a 100Mbps LAN, 2 Windows NT4.0 Servers and 65 Windows NT4.0 Workstations

Education And Qualifications
10 Standards (HG): Including English and Mathematics, Rob Ferria High School, White River (1988)
National Diploma: Electrical Engineering Process Instrumentation, Vaal Triangle Technicon (1994)

English and Afrikaans