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Summary

Detail-orientated Mechanical Engineer with 3+ years' of experience in design and fabrication of high-temperature laboratory equipment for the Pyrometallurgy research industry.
Skill Highlights

  • Problem-solving
  • Decision making
  • Teamwork • Technical writing
  • Technical designs
  • Research orientated

Experience
Mechanical Engineer - 01/2018 to Present
Mintek, Randburg

  • Investigation, design, and fabrication of prototype high-temperature laboratory equipment.
  • Project management relating to facility renovation and upgrade projects.
  • Assists in multi-disciplinary research activities.
  • Design of pilot plant infrastructure.

Engineer-in-Training - 01/2017 to 12/2017
Mintek, Randburg

  • Multi-disciplinary research and test work
  • Soft-skill development

Education

  • Bachelor of Engineering: Mechanical Engineering - 2016, North-West University, Potchefstroom
  • Bachelor of Engineering Honours: Welding Metallurgy – Metallurgical Engineering - 2019; University of Pretoria, Pretoria

Membership

  • Engineering Council of South Africa, ECSA Candidate Engineer
  • The Southern Africa Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, SAIMM Member

Conferences

CHPC National Conference
Topic – High-performance computing in Pyrometallurgy, Cape Town

COM2020
Topic: Practical considerations in the design of an experimental set-up for laboratory-scale investigation of slag freeze-linings, Virtual Conference - Canada

Publications

• SAIMM – Furnace Tapping, 2018
“Multiphase flow modelling of lancing of furnace tap-holes: validation of multiphase flow simulated in OpenFOAM”

• JOM, 2019
“Benchmark for Tap-Hole Lifecycle Management Practices in Silicomanganese Production When Submerged Arc Furnace Technology of Circular Design is Applied”

• COM2020, 2020
“Practical considerations in the design of an experimental set-up for laboratory-scale investigation of slag freeze-linings”

Useful Links

ECSA
MQA
mineral resources
Stellenbosch
NWU
UNISA
Vaal
UJ
limpopo
Tshwane
pretoria
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