About Silindele Mhlanzi

  • Academic Level Diploma
  • Age 28 - 32 Years
  • Gender Female
  • Industry Industrial Manufacturing
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About me

As a skilled and enthusiastic Control and instrumentation technician, I believe my experience in industry aligns well with the requirements for this position. Along with my Diploma in Instrumentation and Control
The role is very appealing to me, and I believe that my strong technical experience and education make me a highly competitive candidate for this position. My 3 years at Hulamin in maintenance has exposed to various Siemens PLC’s and has enabled me to increase my skill in PLC programming. As well as faulty finding using diagnostic tools, among other skills. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Confident and ambitious
• Honest and reliable
• Strong communication skills.
• I work well under pressure and enjoy hands on work
• Eager to learn new things.
I believe that i should be considered for this position due to my experience. Having worked for 3 years in maintenance I have gained skills such as maintaining electrical and control equipment. Being involved in equipment reliability of the department I have learnt to identify areas of improvement for controls instrumentation. I have the ability to combine work experience and use engineering principles from university to perform required skills. I have a vast knowledge of computer skills.
Experience has taught me how to build strong relationships with all departments in an organization. I have the ability to work within a team as well as cross-team. Please see my C.V for additional information on my experience.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.

Education

Experience

  • 2018 - 2019
    Hulamin

    INSTRUMENTAION AND CONTROL IN-SERVICE TRAINEE: HULAMIN

    CONTROL TECHNICIAN IN TRAINING: HULAMIN February 2019 – PRESENT • Proactive maintenance of equipment at different machine centers in department. Completing control related maintenance work orders. • Assist in maintenance breakdowns to reduce downtime of equipment. • Maintain and fault find communication networks. • Performing network audits and create or update network topologies for machine centers. • Maintain the software integrity of PLC’s such as S7-400, S7-300 and S7-200. • Make required modifications on the software to improve machine performance. • Monthly PLC back up of all PLC’s in department. Using Step 7, S5, S7-Win, PCS7 and TIA portal, Version dog • Troubleshooting and maintaining VSD’s such as Sinamics and MasterDrive’s, • Maintaining and upgrading of machine ibaPDA historian in department. • Steered root cause analysis of major electrical and control breakdowns and faults. Providing and implementing solutions. • Minor controls improvement projects to improve machine performance, production and safety. • Involved in department CAR problem solving’s. Investigation of Customer complaints and how to prevent re-occurrences. • Oversaw CAPEX Project for upgrading department light system. • Ensuring technical documentations meet company standards.(Drawings and Procedures ) . • Identify Critical Spares and ensure adequate supply in stores. • Involved in ensuring department meets the Reliability requirements and attended Reliability VFL’s. • Involved in department control system upgrades. • Stand in for Control Technician • Performed standby duties and shift cover. Current Projects: • Upgrading Of TLL White Spirit Spray System • Upgrading of Baler 1 PLC from S7-200 TO S7-1200 INSTRUMENTAION AND CONTROL IN-SERVICE TRAINEE: HULAMIN February 2018 – February 2019 • Daily routines which include attending department morning meetings; determining which breakdowns trigger problem solving (5 WHYS) and ensuring the visual management charts are up to date. • Involved in monthly machine calibration checklists: Trimmer Width; Encoders and Elongation. • Attend to electrical breakdowns such as machine resetting, drive tripping, and changing of drives • Fault finding using electrical drawings; checking on PLC, SCADA and iba. • Used Maximo to capture problem solving ; raising work orders ; ordering spares; capturing SOP’s and Safety Plans. • Implemented the software to easily capture maintenance OPP • Ensuring all work orders are completed and breakdown work orders are captured correctly. • Stand in for Electrical Coordinator Projects: • Key role in the commissioning of the CTLL5 cleaning Unit. o The cleaning unit had come with the machine but was never commissioned. o Used electrical drawing to understand the different switches; input and output which go to the PLC. o Checked if all the different components of the cleaning unit work and if the PLC was receive the information by checking in the step 7 program. o Had to run cables for some of the required inputs which were not there such as the inductive sensors. o Tested and commissioned the cleaning unit and wrote and SOP.

  • 2019 - 2021
    Hulamin

    CONTROL TECHNICIAN IN TRAINING: HULAMIN

    CONTROL TECHNICIAN IN TRAINING: HULAMIN February 2019 – PRESENT • Proactive maintenance of equipment at different machine centers in department. Completing control related maintenance work orders. • Assist in maintenance breakdowns to reduce downtime of equipment. • Maintain and fault find communication networks. • Performing network audits and create or update network topologies for machine centers. • Maintain the software integrity of PLC’s such as S7-400, S7-300 and S7-200. • Make required modifications on the software to improve machine performance. • Monthly PLC back up of all PLC’s in department. Using Step 7, S5, S7-Win, PCS7 and TIA portal, Version dog • Troubleshooting and maintaining VSD’s such as Sinamics and MasterDrive’s, • Maintaining and upgrading of machine ibaPDA historian in department. • Steered root cause analysis of major electrical and control breakdowns and faults. Providing and implementing solutions. • Minor controls improvement projects to improve machine performance, production and safety. • Involved in department CAR problem solving’s. Investigation of Customer complaints and how to prevent re-occurrences. • Oversaw CAPEX Project for upgrading department light system. • Ensuring technical documentations meet company standards.(Drawings and Procedures ) . • Identify Critical Spares and ensure adequate supply in stores. • Involved in ensuring department meets the Reliability requirements and attended Reliability VFL’s. • Involved in department control system upgrades. • Stand in for Control Technician • Performed standby duties and shift cover. Current Projects: • Upgrading Of TLL White Spirit Spray System • Upgrading of Baler 1 PLC from S7-200 TO S7-1200

  • 2021 - Present
    Hulamin

    Maintenance Planner

    • Undertaking planning, scheduling and reporting of maintenance functions for a variety of equipment, throughout the plant. • Planning work and preparing work packages for scheduling • Preparing weekly maintenance work schedules for equipment in your area ensuring the appropriate preparation, availability and allocation of material and equipment resources to achieve planned outcomes • Working with the Maintenance Coordinators to ensure the best use of the artisan and technician’s skills in weekly maintenance schedules. • Reviewing condition monitoring reports and creating corrective action work. • Monitoring and providing feedback on cost performance as well as assisting with the preparation of maintenance budgets. • Identifying improvement opportunities and implementing planning process changes along with analyzing maintenance history data on equipment performance, to ensure that the appropriate maintenance frequencies and practices are in place. • Maintaining the Computerized Maintenance Management System (Maximo) to ensure ongoing effectiveness as well as interrogating the Maximo database for equipment history in order to ensure data accuracy and identify improvement opportunities • Developing and maintaining effective networks through collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders, customers and suppliers.

Expertise

Maximo
Step 7
TIA Portal

Skills