About Jaco van Niekerk

  • Academic Level Diploma
  • Age 43 - 47 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Engineering and Construction
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About me

I’m currently holding a position as Automation Technician for the past four years in a System Integration Environment at a Company called PHILCO SYSTEMS. My current working environment is Managing Projects for PHILCO SYSTEMS at the RBM Smelter, Slag, Roaster, MSP, Iron and MSP Plants. PLC Panel Layout & Design on Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000 (ControlLogix) V19/20/V24, Software Design/Development for PLC Process Control Systems, Design, Approval & Redlining of Instrument P&IDs, Block Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams, Schematics & Loop Drawings, Wonderware Intouch 10.5 Software Configuration & Development, Supervision of Allen Bradley Panelview Configuration & Development, Alarm Management for Panelview and Intouch SCADA Systems, FAT Testing with Client on CLX PLC Panels & Intouch SCADA Control Systems, Cold & Hot Commissioning of CLX PLC & Intouch SCADA Control Systems, Setting up as well as Cold & Hot Commissioning of Field Instruments.

I also have extensive experience in the Pulp & Paper Industry in Shut Planning, Trouble Shooting, Preventative Maintenance, Root Cause Failure Analysis, Configuration of Wonderware Intouch SCADA/PLC Control Systems on VALMET Winders, ANDRITZ Baling Lines, SAIMATIC PLC Reel Handling Systems & its integrated/connected peripherals, D.O.L. Motor Starter Gear, LV MCCs, Siwarex-M Weighing Modules for Scales, Electrostatic Precipitators, Metal Detectors, Siemens S7-300/400 PLC Control Systems Software & Function Block Development, Siemens Touch Screens, ABB Graphic Operator Panels, Siemens Profibus & Industrial Ethernet communication/control systems as well as ABB ACS600/ACS800/ACS880 Multi Drives making use of AC80/AC800M PLC Control Systems used on Pulp Drying & Liner Board Machine. Mainly making use of SAP for managing Business Operations. Managing Maintenance Expenditure together with Maintenance Manager.

I’m very  Safety conscious, energetic, eager and passionate about my career when it comes to preventative maintenance, problem solving and improving existing machinery, control philosophies, trouble shooting and maintenance thereof. I look at situations from more than one angle in order to gain a proper perspective to ensure machine reliability and optimal productivity.

I’m considered by friends and colleagues as a very easy and pleasant person to get along and work with. I take pride in what I do, whether it’s in private life or at my place of work.

My strong point and passion is Software development & implementation.

Education

  • 2001 - 2004
    Pretoria West College Of Engineering & FET

    N6 National Diploma (Heavy Current)

    Obtained a National Diploma in the field of Heavy Current Electrical. Subjects Obtained are; Control Systems, Electrotechnics, Mathematics, Industrial Electronics and Mechanotechnics .

  • 2001 - 2007
    Pretoria West College Of Engineering & FET

    N6 National Diploma (Light Current)

    Obtained a National Diploma in the field of Light Current Electrical. Subjects Obtained are; Control Systems, Digital Electronics, Electrotechnics, Industrial Electronics and Industrial Instruments.

Experience

  • 2005 - 2017
    Mondi Richards Bay

    Pulp & Paper Industry Experience as Automation Technician

    Area of skills entails managing & leading a team of 9 people at our Paper Machine Section in Shut Planning, Trouble Shooting, Preventative Maintenance, Root Cause Failure Analysis, Configuration of Wonderware Intouch SCADA/PLC Control Systems on VALMET Winders, ANDRITZ Baling Lines, SAIMATIC PLC Reel Handling Systems & its integrated/connected peripherals, D.O.L. Motor Starter Gear, LV MCCs, Siwarex-M Weighing Modules for Scales, Electrostatic Precipitators, Metal Detectors, Siemens S7-300/400 PLC Control Systems Software & Function Block Development, Siemens Touch Screens, ABB Graphic Operator Panels, Siemens Profibus & Industrial Ethernet communication/control systems as well as ABB ACS600/ACS800/ACS880 Multi Drives making use of AC80/AC800M PLC Control Systems used on Pulp Drying & Liner Board Machine. Mainly making use of SAP for managing Business Operations. Managing Maint. Expenditure together with Maintenance Manager. I have extensive experience working at various sections like Wood Yard, Power & Recovery, Chemical Plant, Fibreline/Pulp Mill & Drying & Board Paper Machines as my main area of responsibility. Also working closely with the Project department when required with regards to cold/hot commissioning of new installations and upgrades. Experienced in interpreting VALMET XD CONTROL loops assisting with faultfinding on CR Racks and DCS plant equipment. Interpreting of Electrical schematics, Instrument P&IDs and Loop Drawings.

  • 2017 - Present
    PHILCO SYSTEMS

    Richards Bay Minerals Mining Experience as Automation Technician

    I’m currently holding a position as Automation Technician for the past four years in a System Integration Environment at a Company called PHILCO SYSTEMS. My current working environment is Managing Projects for PHILCO SYSTEMS at the RBM Smelter, Slag, Roaster, MSP, Iron and MSP Plants. PLC Panel Layout & Design on Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000 (ControlLogix) V19/20/V24, Software Design/Development for PLC Process Control Systems, Design, Approval & Redlining of Instrument P&IDs, Block Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams, Schematics & Loop Drawings, Wonderware Intouch 10.5 Software Configuration & Development, Supervision of Allen Bradley Panelview Configuration & Development, Alarm Management for Panelview and Intouch SCADA Systems, FAT Testing with Client on CLX PLC Panels & Intouch SCADA Control Systems, Cold & Hot Commissioning of CLX PLC & Intouch SCADA Control Systems, updating of INSQL Historian Databases, setting up as well as Cold & Hot Commissioning of Field Instruments which includes Pressure Switches, Pressure Transmitters, Differential Pressure Transmitters, Level Switches, Level Transmitters, Control Valve Positioners, Pneumatic Solenoid Valve Boxes, E3-PLUS Motor Protection Units on DeviceNet for DOL MCCs.

  • 1995 - 2003
    Mondi Richards Bay

    Pulp & Paper Industry Experience as Electrician

    Completed my Apprenticeship as Electrician at Mondi Richards Bay 1998/09/18 (Trade Tested) and worked as a qualified Electrician at various sections such as Wood Yard, Power & Recovery, Chemical Plant, Fibreline/Pulp Mill & Drying & Board Paper Machines and performed standby duties, general maintenance & trouble shooting on ABB INSUM 2 D.O.L. Starters, Siemens PRO-V D.O.L. Starters, Cuttler Hammer Advantage D.O.L Starters, ASEA TYRAK 8 DC Drives, ABB ACS 600/800/880 Standalone & Multi Drives, Siemens Micromaster 440 AC Drives, Danfoss VLT500/550 AC Drives, Modicon PLC Quantum 984 Series, Siemens PLC S5 & S7-300/400, ABB AC80 & AC800M PLC Controllers, ABB G.O.P. G2000 & 2010, Profibus DP Networks, SIEMENS MP370/MP377/TP1500 Touch Screens, Metaldet Oy & Saflec Metal Detectors, Electrostatic Precipitator s with Controllers nl; EPIC II, PIACS III and GEECOMATIC.

  • 2005 - 2005
    CTP Web Printers (Johannesburg, Isando)

    Web Printing Experience as Electronic Technician

    I was involved with a new installation of a MAN UNISET printing machine and assisted German, Dutch and French personnel with commissioning of control loops on the Litho Printing Machine which includes the Reel stand, MEG infeed unit, Printing units, MEG dryer, Chill Rolls with Silicon Applicator, Super Structure and the Folder. I also worked on a variety of KBA COMPACTA Litho Printing Machines namely, KBA C 214, KBA C 215 and KBA C 408 and packaging machines where my responsibilities included maintenance and fault finding ARCNET (LONGSHINE) network hubs, Ink key control on printing units and a variety of PLC’s namely SIEMENS S5 SIMATIC 235 U/ET 1000/115 U & SIMATIC 545 SERIES, AEG DEA 106 (Modicon A500 CPU), Modicon TSX Premium P57202, EBERLY PLS 511 and B&R CP260.

Expertise

Automation Expertise

Languages

Afrikaans
Proficient
English
Proficient

Portfolio

Honors & awards

  • 2009

    Recognition Award

    Received a Recognition Award for Service Excellence as Automation Technician.

Skills