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I am a Senior Draughtsman with 41 years experience mainly in the Mechanical/Structural Design, Machine and jig & tool design fields (including plate work). I also have some experience in other disciplines such as Plant layout, Civil and Piping. I started out my career as a trainee draughtsman with Davidson & co in 1971 and attended Springs Technical College where I attained N3 with Fitting and Turning trade theory. After this I went on further to study for the Technicians Certificate levels T1, T2 and part of T3. Since 1980 I have worked with a variety of software programs including Autocad, Solid edge and Inventor. At Boart Longyear in Springs I was a leader draughtsman and attended courses on supervision namely “Principles of Supervision” and “Formal Industrial Relations Skills Training”. I was also responsible for training and mentoring of staff. In July 2001 I left Boart Longyear to go contract draughting. Since then I have been employed by various companies namely Bateman Projects, Scaw Metals, BCL Mining, Pyromet Furnace Constructors, DRA Projects, PGBI Engineers and constructors. During this time I have been involved in the design and detail of Process Plant equipment for industries such as Platinum Refineries, Copper and Nickel Smelter, Steel Industry and Piping at a Sugar mill. At present I am consulting as my own Company _Tecnispec 3D - doing Plant Layout and GAs, Solid modelling and detailing of Equipment and piping, Electrical Wiring diagrams, Proposal drawings for new Projects etc. Apart from this I have done various other small machine design projects

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work experience

DAVIDSON & COMPANY (AFRICA) (PTY) LIMITED, Nuffield JUNIOR DRAUGHTSMAN January 1971 - April 1973

Detail of industrial ventilation fans and dust control equipment.

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AIRTECH DAVIDSON (PTY) LIMITED, Edenvale JUNIOR DRAUGHTSMAN May 1973 - February 1974

Design and detail of industrial ventilation fans and dust control equipment. Assist with testing thereof

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RUSS ELECTRIC FURNACES (PTY) LIMITED, New era, Springs Draughtsman March 1974 - February 1975

Design and detail of furnaces, assist with production, installation and commissioning thereof.

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BOART HARDMETALS (PTY) LIMITED, Nuffield, Springs Design draughtsman March 1975 - July 1982

Designing of mining tools and industrial wear products jigs andfixtures, tooling, mechanized production systems, special equipment and machines

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CARLTON PAPER (PTY) LIMITED, Enstra, Springs PROJECT DRAUGHTSMAN August 1982 - May 1984

Plant layout and design, design and detail of mechanical handling equipment. Assist Projects Engineer; improve existing machines

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BOART LONGYEAR, Springs June 1984 - July 2001

Designing of mining tools and industrial wear products Specialized production equipment and machines, jigs and fixtures, tooling, mechanical handling equipment Plant layout and design (civil, structural and piping) Assist in CAD system management, supervision of drawing office and checking of drawings.

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BATEMAN PROJECTS LTD, Boksburg 3D MECHANICAL MODELER AND DETAILER July 2001 - October 2003

Design & detail of process plant and equipment Mechanical:. tanks, containers, distributors, chutes, etc. Structural: steelwork i.e. mezzanine floors, support frames, pipe racks, electrical racks etc. Plant layouts, G.As'

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SCAW METALS, Germiston Design draughtsman October 2003 - December 2003

Detailing of High Chrome Mill Ball Plant structural steelwork platforms Walkways, support frames, Feeder chutes etc

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BCL Limited, Selebi-Phikwe, Botswana Design draughtsman January 2004 - March 2005

Design & detail of Improvements to copper/nickel Smelter (No 6 shutdown) Slag Tapping platforms, floors & walkways, Slag Launder Support, Hoppers for Drying Plant and Waste Heat Boiler, Feed chutes into electric Furnaces, Hot gas ducting, Support steelwork for demolition machine, Drying plant rotor maintenance support frame, Cooling Elements, Piping GAs and ISOs and other miscellaneous requirements

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Pyromet, Parktown, Jhb Design draughtsman March 2005 - July 2005

Furnace tapping platform Steelwork detail, Feed System Feed bins and Chutes, Support steelwork for Feed Bins, Cooling system pipe routing.

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DRA, Sunninghill Design draughtsman July 2005 - February 2009

Design & detail of process plant and equipment, Structures, walkways, Stair towers, Conveyor Gantries, Trestles, Drive Stations, take-up Towers, Tail & head end frames, Chutes, etc. Tanks, pump suctions, ponds. Plant layouts, G.As'

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PGBI Engineers and Constructors (pty)Ltd Senior draughtsman March 2009 - May 2009

Design and detail of steelwork structures such as Access platforms and stairways. Isometric piping drawings. Piping GAs. As-builts and modifications to various types of equipment

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Tecnispec 3D Consultant Draughtsman May 2009 -

Mechanical, Structural, Civil and Piping process plant drawings. Platform and walkway design Gas, As-built and proposal layouts for new projects including buildings and equipment design and detail and also electrical circuit diagrams. Food extruding machine design. Food industry general plant as built layouts.

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education

Springs Technicial Colledge Technicians Certificate levels T1, T2 and part of T3. , Mechine design 1973 - 1976

Mathematics, Physics Machine design Strength of Materials

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additional

Workstation specs: Acer Travelmate 5530G lap top . AMD Athlon 64 X 2 dualcore. 4 Gb DDR2 (2 Ghz, 1 MB l2 cache) 15.4 " Acer CrystalbriteLCD LCD (8 ms/220 nit) hd 3470Hybrid X 2 hypermemory 320 GB Hdd
Honors and awards:
Interests: Machine design, Mechanical Drafting, Renewable energy sourcing Music,Guitar and Vocals

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