About Japhet Shabalala
Academic Level Certificate
Age 38 - 42 Years
Industry Engineering and Construction
I have five years of experience in the mining industry working as an Operator with in-depth knowledge of all aspects of operation and maintenance of a plant. I am a knowledgeable Plant Operator with complex problem-solving techniques as well as excellent communication and critical thinking skills.
Bringing demonstrated track record of success over ten years in gas and oil industry as well as advanced expertise in heavy industry mining of mineral sands processing.
2016 - 2016
Majored in Project planning, Project scheduling, Managing people, Labor law & contracts, Cost management & Supply chain.
2010 - 2010
Majored in Introduction to Safety Management, Assess safety risk, Manage safety in the workplace, Analyze safety incidents.
1994 - 1998
Dlamvuzo High School
Mathematics, Science, Geography, Biology, IsiZulu, English, Afrikaans
2010 - 2020
• Overseeing leak detection survey to ensure smooth flow of gas reticulation in the Johannesburg Municipality. • Monitoring of SCADA and DCS system for distribution network control. • Safeguarding contractors adhere to our safety standards and enforcing OHS Act principles. • Formulated plans for improving procedures, training, and processes. • Coordinating project schedules, resources, equipment, and budget. • Produced documentation on latest updates as well as reports detailing findings and recommendations. • Conducted annual reviews of existing policies to update information. • Liaising with contractors to identify and define project requirements, scope, and objectives.
2002 - 2007
• Responsible for first line maintenance and controlling plant production output to ensure optimum efficiency. • Making sure customer\'s requirements are met in terms of grade and specification. • Operating, maintaining of sump pumps, cyclones, and monitoring water quality. • Preparing metallurgical wet and dry samples to be analyzed as well as basic housekeeping duties. • Continually improving methods and procedures for processes, measurement, documenting and workflow techniques in line with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). • Monitoring and logging of plant equipment operating parameters and predicting problems which could lead to plant downtime. • Responsible for quality control checks on plant processes and to eliminate incidents as well as maintaining a healthy working environment. • Trained to solve sequence related machine problems sufficiently, quickly, and safely.
Honors & awards
Achieved less than 5% of 15% targets in gas loss.