• Queensland, Australia, AU

Dane Boers

Work History

Work History

Apto Consulting

Feb 2013 - Present

Freelance Consultant

Current Project: Consulting Design and Implementation Engineer - APLNG Upstream Gas Production and Water Treatment. Projects Completed: Commissioning Manager - 7.5 to 15tpd Oxygen Plant Upgrade (PNG)

Newcrest Mining / Harmony Gold

Feb 2012 - Feb 2013

Principal, Asset Management Engineer

Alignment of the organisation to the upcoming ISO5500X series of Asset Management Standards. Major projects included development and implementation of: Work Management Systems and Processes Change Management Systems and Processes Shutdown / Outage Management Systems and Processes Loss Management Systems and Processes Asset Performance KPI development, reporting and leading improvement initiatives. Maintenance Strategy validation and improvements including RCM workshops. Owners team design validation, lifecycle costing and operational readiness for: $40m+ Crusher Upgrade, $20m+ Overland Conveyor Recomissioning, $30m+ Oxygen Plant Upgrade Cost Management / Budget development.

Harmony Gold

Sep 2010 - Mar 2012

Senior Engineer, Process Control and Electrical

Change Management, Work Management, Alarm / Event Management, Various Systems and Processes, Control Philosophy’s, Functional Descriptions, Control Design, Loop Tuning, RCM Strategies, FMEA, RBM, Project Management, Commissioned 5.3km Pipe Conveyor, Standardisation, Gap Analysis, Hardware Design, Process Loss Accounting, Downtime Analysis. Management of site DCS.


Jan 2009 - Sep 2010

Reliability Engineer

RCA, Condition monitoring, Preventative maintenance Optimisation,Upgrades, LV Design, Drives, PLC’s and DCS, Instrumentation - flow, pressure, temperature, level and density, probes/ transmitters. PID control loop design, VA, monthly reporting, budget variance and accruals.




Griffith School of Business

2013 - 2015

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Griffith University

2004 - 2008

Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) (Hons) / Bachelor of Science (B.Sci)


Asset Management Strategy and Planning
Asset Management Decision Making
Life Cycle Delivery Activities
Asset Knowledge Enablers
Organisation and People Enablers
Risk and Review
Change Management
Work Management
Physical Asset Management
Reliability Engineering
Process Control
Plant Maintenance
Maintenance Management