About Simphiwe Mfundo Phillip Mthembu

  • Academic Level Degree Bachelor
  • Age 23 - 27 Years
  • Gender Male
  • Industry Industrial Manufacturing
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About me

Team Player • Communication Skills • Team Leader • Process Engineering Analysis and Design • Process Troubleshooting• Sales and Marketing



  • 2020 - 2021
    Umgeni Water

    Process Controller

    • Conducted visual inspections of systems and components and communicating with immediate supervisor. • Opened and closed valves to specific limits to control level and regulate flow from/to storage unit. • Operated raw water pumps and lift pumps to supply water treatment plant and storage units. • Checked pH, chlorine and turbidity meters and recordings indicating flows, levels, including monitoring and filling of charts. • Measured mixed, and diluted purifying chemicals with water to address deviations in the dosing system through conducting of drop test and jar test and any other tests conducted by the supervisor. • Checked gas content in containers and replacing when empty. • Collected accurate readings of the rain gauge and recording reading in the record book, including compiling of relevant reports.

  • 2019 - 2020

    Laboratory Technician

    • Analyzed coal samples from preparatory department in an accurate and productive way and reporting results to the Lab management. • Maintained QC charts and checks as part of analysis. • Ensured that all equipment’s are calibrated before use. • Ensured that work is carried out with due regard to good housekeeping and safely policies. • Assisted with implementation of new and existing laboratory methods/services as well as validation. • Assisted in maintaining Laboratory accreditation to ISO 17025. • Ensured all traceability is properly completed and filled accordingly and use of LIMS to store results.

  • 2018 - 2019
    Richards Bay Minerals

    Process Metallurgy Trainee

    • Daily Water Plant Inspection. • Daily Water Plant Inspection. • Maintained housekeeping on Water Treatment Plant. • Ensured dosing chemicals are available stored according to the Material Safety Data Sheet. • Metallurgical Equipment Maintenance. • Conducted Daily Inspections namely, separating magnets, slurry spirals, plants samplers, vibrating screens, leaking downpipes. • Conducted Monthly Shutdown maintenance on metallurgical equipment as per Standard Operations Procedures. (SOP). • Specific equipment services tracking, when due for service and to be changed. • Metallurgical Equipment Optimization. • Evaluated possible projects that can be done to improve the process, based on automation. • Conducted metallurgical improvements for challenges at a time. • Sampling Lab-Work Supervisor. • Supervised a team of 8 people working at the Plant Lab. • Supervised metallurgical team make sampling in every stream for two hourly bases, this is done for grade control. • Product Quality Assurance. • Conducted two hourly analysis through sampling, which is grade control. • Do daily production and quality report to the plant management. • Working closely with mine engineers/ geologists for mining plan with possible sand grade for plant control. • Used DW Plots for mining pathway and adhere for grade to be mined. • Used SAP Solutions. • Created new plant maintenance notification to specific engineering department, may be mechanical, electrical or PCS Instrumentation. • Conducted daily scheduled plant inspections (PM01) and raised PM02 if there are exceptions to be scheduled for next task depending on the job required frame time.


Process Optimization
Quality Assurance
Process Engineering



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