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Work History

Feb 2016May 2016

Physics 151 Practical Demonstrator

University of KwaZulu Natal

This is a first year physics for engineers where l served as a practical demonstrator for the duration of the first semester of 2016. Duties entailed assisting and monitoring the students in conducting the practicals.

Feb 2016 May 2016

Supplementary Instruction Leader Chemitry for Chemical Engineers [CHEM161]

University of KwaZulu Natal

This is a first year Chemical Engineering module where l served as a supplementary instruction leader. The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic courses –those that have a high rate of low marks, failures, and withdrawals,
and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions. The SI leaders are the key people in the programme; students who have demonstrated competence in the targeted courses. SI leaders are trained. The training covers such topics as how students learn as well as instructional strategies aimed at strengthening academic performance.

Feb 2016May 2016

Supplementary Instruction Leader Thermodynamic 2 [ENCH3TH

University of KwaZulu Natal

This is a third year chemical engineering module where I served as Supplementary Instruction Leader.  The SI program targets traditionally difficult academic courses –those that have a high rate of low marks, failures, and withdrawals,
and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated sessions. The SI leaders are the key people in the programme; students who have demonstrated competence in the targeted courses. SI leaders are trained. The training covers such topics as how students learn as well as instructional strategies aimed at strengthening academic performance.

Jan 2015Jun 2015

Mass and Energy balances [ENCH2MB] Supplementary Instruction Leader

University of Kwazulu Natal

The supplementary targets traditionally difficult academic courses-those that have a high rate of low marks, failures, and withdrawals. The task of the SI leader is to conduct sessions in supporting the classroom instruction in every way.

Jul 2014Nov 2014

Thermodynamic 1 [ENCH2TD] Tutor

University of Kwazulu Natal

This is a second year chemical engineering module where I served as a tutor. As a tutor the task is to monitor that the students make a fair attempt at the tutorial problems and also to conduct the tutorial itself assisting them in key areas of the assigned questions.

Jul 2014Nov 2014

Chemical Engineering Practicals 1 [ENCH2CP]

University of Kwazulu Natal

A second year module aimed at introducing chemical engineering students to practical industrial equipment where they investigate varying aspects of the concepts learnt in lectures. And the task is also to assist in the undertaking of the practical and the supervision thereof.

Jan 2014Nov 2014

Chemistry for Engineers 1A & 1B (CHEM181) Practical Demonstrator

University of Kwazulu Natal

This is a first year chemistry course for engineers where I served as a demonstrator assisting the undergraduate students in carrying out the practicals.

Dec 2012Jan 2013

Vacation Work Student

Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd

I worked on the Oil Movements and Despatch (OMUTDE) section of the plant investigating the extent of fouling on the headers supplying heat exchangers on the cooling water system. This entailed collection of heat exchanger data design information such as flows and temperature differences on the Plant Information (PI) system and making comparison with actual measured flow and temperature data.

Duties:

Creating a database compilation of all heat exchangers servicing the cooling water system and recording heat exchanger performance data
Quantify the discrepancy in terms of percentage between the heat exchanger design information and the actual measured plant performance and ascertain whether it’s within a specific tolerance.
Make recommendations where flows are too low or high and highlight to supervisor the heat exchanger units that may need cleaning.

Education

Mar 2014Oct 2016

Master of Science in Engineering [Chemical Engineering]

University of KwaZulu-Natal

My Research Project is part of the continuing research program on the thermodynamic properties of fluorocarbons and their mixtures within the Thermodynamics Research Group (TRU) of the Chemical Engineering at the University of Kwazulu Natal. It entails the measurement of High Pressure Vapour-Liquid Equilibrium of binary mixtures.

Jan 2010Nov 2013

Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Chemical Engineering

University of KwaZulu-Natal
Jan 2007Nov 2008

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Advanced Level

Mzingwane High School

Mathematics (A)  Biology (A)  Chemistry (B)  Further Mathematics (C)

Jan 2003Nov 2006

Zimbabwe General Certificate of Education at Ordinary Level

Mzingwane High School

English Language (A)  Literature in  English (B)  History (B)  Geography (A)  Ndebele (A)  Mathematics (A)  Integrated Science (A)  Biology (A)  Physics (A)  Chemistry (A)  Technical Graphics (B) Principles of Accounts (A)

Profile

A highly motivated recent graduate looking to kick start my career as a Chemical Engineer within its broadness and develop and acquire skills and knowledge in process development and design, project management, research and development, process optimisation and control, plant trouble-shooting and quality assurance, health, safety and environmental control.

Possessing enthusiasm, drive and positive attitude and positive required in the field of engineering. I’m presently looking for a graduate or trainee position with willingness to relocate in the meantime finishing my postgraduate studies.

Skills

Computing Skills

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft Project

Microsoft Visio

Microsoft Publisher 

Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating (EDR)

Aspen HYSYS

AutoCAD

Matlab

Personal Skills
  • Able to work under pressure 
  • Problem Solving
  • Success and results driven 
  • Good listener
  • Able to work individually or in a team
  • Adaptable to new situations 
  • High energy levels
  • Confident Outlook
  • Open minded and non-judgmental 
  • Drive and determination to meet and exceed set targets and goals.
  • Identifying and implementing strategies to meet objectives.
Chemical Engineering Competencies
  • Familiarity with process design safety requirements.
  • Possessing an excellent team spirit and capable of interacting with other discipline engineers.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Software.
  • Comprehensive understanding of government and industry related rules and regulations.
  • Familiar with HAZOP and AUTOCAD.
  • Able to perform predictive and root cause analysis of problems and then initiate corrective action.

Awards and Achievements

  • Outstanding Safety Behaviour or Intervention (Shell and BP South African Petroleum Refineries (Pty) Ltd) - January 2013
  • Appriled Mathematics 1A Certificate of Merit 2010
  • 2nd Best Ordinary Level Student Matabeleland South Provice, Zimbabwe 2006, Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture
  •  2nd Best Advanced Level Student Matabeleland South Provice, Zimbabwe 2008, Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture 
  • Awarded the Joshua Nkomo Scholarship Fund 2009

REFERENCES 

Dr. Paramespri Naidoo

Senior Lecturer & Researcher in the Thermodynamics Research Unit 

Chemical Engineering Building 

University of Kwazulu Natal

Howard College Campus

King George V Avenue 

Durban

South Africa, 4041

Email: naidoop18@ukzn.ac.za

Tel: 031-260-3177

Fax: 031-260-1118

Professor Deresh Ramjugernath

DST/NRF South African Research Chair for Flourine Process Engineering and Separation Technology

Director of the Thermodynamics Research Unit at the University of Kwazulu Natal

King George V Avenue

Durban

South Africa, 4041

Email: ramjuger@ukzn.ac.za

Tel: 031-260-3128

 

June Watson

Physics Laboratory

1st floor Desmond Clarence Building

Howard College Campus 

University of Kwazulu Natal

X 1359 

Email: Watsonj@ukzn.ac.za

ADDRESS

73 Grosvenor Road 

Glenmore 

Durban, 4001

Membership and organisations 

  • Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) - Candidate Engineer
  • Engineers Without Boarders (UKZN Chapter)                              

    EWB aims to expand the dimensions of experience for engineers and engineering students through education and awareness raising activities focused on sustainable development, appropriate technology and poverty alleviation. To increase understanding of these issues, EWB is committed to working with universities, professional associations, schools and industry.

languages

  • English: fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
  • IsiNdebele: fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Shona: fluent (speaking, reading, writing)
  • IsiZulu: fluent (speaking, reading, writing)

Personal information 

Date of Birth: 04 January 1990

Gender: Male

Race: Black