PROCESS PRINCIPAL | M.Eng Metallurgical Engineering
University of Pretoria
- BEng (Honors)
MS Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Projects), SolidWorks, AutoCAD, Limn.
Associate, South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (710300)
Ten years of mineral processing and equipment design experience, with comprehensive understanding of integration and optimisation of mineral beneficiation and bulk materials handling equipment. Deep knowledge of mineralogical and metallurgical characterization, as well as metallurgical test work for flow sheet development, plant design and production optimisation.
Selection, sizing, installation and commissioning experience on froth flotation and online analysis equipment, gravity separation spirals, dense media cyclones, classification cyclones, high- and low intensity magnetic separation equipment, wet and dry automated sampling systems, solid-liquid separation equipment, vibrating screens and feeders and mineral ore sorters.
Operational experience includes production optimisation via total cost of ownership (TCO) studies, equipment audits, side-by-side equipment performance test work, metallurgical audits, reagent suite optimisation and presenting operator training.
Managerial responsibility includes determining strategic goals and maintaining client relationships, composition of tender proposals, project management and overall business cost management.
Experience in process flow sheet design in the following commodities: Iron Ore, Platinum Group Minerals, Diamonds, Manganese, Chromite, Gold, Copper, Silver, Tin, Lithium, Coal, Rare Earths, Phosphates, Tantalum, Zinc, Potash and Industrial Minerals.
Multotec Process Equipment
Selection, sizing, installation and commissioning of various process equipment. Research and development of process plant flow sheets. New product development. Metallurgical test work. Experimental design and execution of equipment performance tests. Client training. Site audits.
Capital Sales Engineer/Business Development Manager
Selection, sizing, installation and commissioning of vibrating equipment. Research and development of process plant flow sheets. New product development. Metallurgical test work. Experimental design and execution of equipment performance tests. Client training. Site audits. Project management and logistics. New international business development and establishment of strategic goals. Establishment of multi-national client relationships. Responsibility for order intake target.
Minerals processing management and evaluation specialist for multi-commodity projects around the world.
Xstrata Alloys – Eland Platinum Mine Concentrator
Installation and commissioning of on-line analysers and sampling systems. Laboratory process optimisation. Reagent suite evaluation.
Environmental and processing Technologies
Research and development of new processing technologies. Metallurgical testing on coal. Coal flotation and filtration plant design. Feasibility studies on fine ore processing.
University of Pretoria
Laboratory Manager and Post Graduate Researcher
Management and upgrade of minerals processing laboratory.
Presenting minerals processing practical classes. Full-time research on
froth Flotation and reagent suite evaluation. Research publication. Mentor to undergraduate students.