Personal Profile

A versatile, career-driven and hard-working mechanical engineer with four years of experience in mechanical design and manufacturing. Possesses first-rate design skills using the latest CAD software and constantly strives to expand his technical knowledge with the aim of improving quality and efficiency. Has the proven ability to manage and complete projects timeously and to the highest personal and professional standards.

Education

Education
Jan 2016 - Nov 2017

Master of Engineering (Meng, Project Management)(MPM)

University of Pretoria
Jan 2006 - Jan 2011

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (BEng, Mech)

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
2001 - 2005

Senior Certificate with Merit

Capricorn High School

Mechanical Workshop Training

June 2010

Tshwane University of Technology

Training included:

Gas welding, Soldering, Arc welding, Turning, Milling, Panel wiring, Electric motor wiring, Basic electronics and electrics

Work History

Work History
Apr 2015 - Present

Mechanical Designer

Directech

Turnkey automation projects in the automotive, mining, chemical, food and beverage and process industries

Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualized and designed mechanical prototypes, machinery and components for industrial applications.
  • Analysed mechanical functionality of systems, including Finite Element Analysis for structural, fatigue, thermal and vibration.
  • Analysis and specification of electro-mechanical, electro-hydraulic and pneumatic control systems.
  • Developed manufacturing drawings in accordance with applicable company standards using Solid Works.
  • Liaised with customers, vendors, production managers, procurement for component selection, manufacturing and assembly.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, technical drawings, schematics.
  • Conferred with Automation engineers and other personnel to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions and provide technical information.
  • Sheet metal design for manufacturing using CNC punching, CNC laser, and press brake machines
  • Maintain and kept as-built drawings up to date.
  • Specify system components or direct modifications of products to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.
Apr 2012 - Feb 2015

Mechanical Engineer

WESANT

A leading manufacturer of passenger elevators, platform lifts, hoists and dumbwaiters.

                       

Responsibilities:

  • Prepared manufacturing drawings, documentation and instructions required for manufacturing in accordance with the latest South African standards and regulations (Namely SANS:1545).
  • Utilised 2D and 3D model packages to design products and issue manufacturing drawings.
  • Sheet metal design for manufacturing using CNC punching and press brake machines.
  • Created installation manuals to aid in the lift installation process.
  • Implemented and refined design and manufacturing processes by applying continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles to all areas of production.
  • Developed, evaluated and improved manufacturing processes to improve efficiency and reduce scrap.
  • Planned the use of resources and scheduling activities in order to meet objectives.
  • Liaised with clients to discuss their specific requirements.
  • Generated quotes for clients.
  • Identified and implemented ways to reduce production costs.
  • Research and product development.
  • Provided engineering support to lift installation teams.
  • Trained new employees.

Major achievements:

  • Improved design process resulting in a saving of 20% in design time per project.
  • Upheld quality standards that helped the company earn ISO 9001 certification in 2014.
  • Designed and implemented new hoist slack-rope device resulting in a saving of 80% of the production cost and 10% installation time of the device.

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

Student Internship (Vacation Work)

Misha Projects and Engineering
  • Assisted with manufacturing of precast concrete moulds
  • Assisted with assembly of turbine helicopter assembly
  • Programming of cockpit navigation system
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011

Student Internship (Vacation Work)

Northkab Engineering
  • Conveyor system maintenance
  • Workshop machining (turning, milling, cutting)

Skills

Skills

AutoCAD

Autodesk Inventor

Solid Works

Microsoft Office

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Matlab

Octave

SAP

Delphi

Computational Fluid Dynamics

C#

Languages

English - Fluent

Afrikaans - Conversant

Portuguese - Conversant

Certifications

Certifications
Nov 2013

AutoCAD Customized training

Modena Design Centre - Durban
May 2012

Registered Candidate Engineer

Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)

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Interests and Hobbies

Drumming | Gym | Music | Squash | Rugby

references

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