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2D & 3D Design 2D & 3D Modeling 2D Concept Design Services 3D AutoCAD 3D CAD Assemblies & Parts 3D Conceptual Design 3D Machine Design 3D Modeling Parts & Assembly Assembly Jigs and Fixture Bill of Materials CAD Design Component Design Concept Generation Jigs and Fixture Design Material Handling Equipment Mechanical Component Design Production Drawings Production Optimization Project Management Engineer turnkey systems
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About

Dedicated and experienced Projects Engineer with extensive knowledge of engineering principles,
practical concepts, solutions, standards and a broad industry experience and contact base.
Bringing leadership, drive, and 39 years of experience to the table. A proven track record of finishing
complex projects within budget and on schedule. Substantial experience in analysing problems
and designing solutions that solves them while improving production processes. Excellent in
compiling projects solutions and selling them to customers. Skilled at overseeing the
manufacturing process of machines and collaborating with other professionals to ensure that
projects are successfully completed.

Experience

  • Business Owner Kuul Projects · Full-time Jul 2002 – Present 22 yrs Cape Town, WC, South Africa • Attended meetings to discuss projects with clients, contractors, and other engineers.
    • Planned and directed the execution of various projects.
    • Analysed problems and offered mechanical solutions to existing problems.
    • Developed and tested prototypes of devices for specific projects and clients.
    • Designed, costed, and quoted and implemented cost-effective systems modifications.
    • Implemented various sales and marketing strategies.
  • Project Manager and Senior Designer Simmons Design cc · Full-time Mar 2001 – Jun 2002 1 yrs 3 mos Cape Town, WC, South Africa • Responsible for sales of various software packages; Solid Edge, MechSoft, AutoVue, Scitor
    PS8.
    • Responsible for sales of design hours for projects in the automotive jigging and tooling
    especially the catalytic converter sector.
    • Other projects undertaken were unique machine designs.
    • Responsible for concept design and costing of the above.
    • Responsible for the design process and project management of most projects.
  • Senior Design Engineer Comau Quad Precision · Full-time Sep 2000 – Feb 2001 5 mos Cape Town, WC, South Africa • Responsible for the design office employing four designers who work only in AutoCAD
    Mechanical Desktop 3D.
    • Developed a standard tooling design system and improved productivity.
    • Conceptualized new and unique solutions to customer’s design and manufacturing problems
    whilst maintaining delivery schedules.
    • Maintained the design ISO 9001 rating.
    • Quotations and customer interface regarding design and specification
  • Designer & Project Engineer GoodServe Consulting · Full-time Feb 1997 – Aug 2000 3 yrs 6 mos Cape Town, WC, South Africa Extensive use of AutoCAD LT and 14 and 2000.
    Examples of projects:
    • Can handling and conveying systems for SE&M.
    • Estimate & manage projects in the food processing and allied fields. Design of corporate
    imaging systems e.g. Sasol prime signs.
    • Projects manage & design steel billet charging system. CISCO
    • Designed and project managed a reinforcing bar handling system at the cold end of a steel
    production line. CISCO.
    • A variety of hydraulic specialised cylinders as well as a unique compactor
    • Layouts and detail design for Reutech Radar assemblies
  • Projects Engineer Thomas Automation · Full-time Jul 1996 – Jan 1997 6 mos Paarl, WC, South Africa Project Engineer with contracted responsibility for the design and installation of machinery and
    equipment in the food processing, canning and packaging industries. Emphasis was on the
    control of projects, installations and machine trials. Used AutoCAD, Project planning software and
    various office programs.
  • Designer SE&M · Freelance Jul 1995 – Jun 1996 11 mos Cape Town, WC, South Africa Design and detailing of conveyors and interfaces on Bevcan Springs, 2000 empty cans per minute
    line. Involved in checking interfaces from various suppliers, including three foreign, onto SE&M
    equipment. Used AutoCAD R12 and Microsoft Office extensively.
  • Senior Designer & Project Leader Creative Engineering (CREO) · Full-time Feb 1993 – Jun 1995 2 yrs 4 mos Stellenbosch, WC, South Africa Design and manufacture control of the following:
    • Jigs and tooling on Nissan LDV robotics chassis welding line
    • Various catalytic converter welding machines.
    • Mine prop bag manufacturing line built from aluminium.
    • The use of Caddie & AutoCAD and various office packages was essential in the productivity of
    the design office.
  • Designer Dormas Cape · Full-time Oct 1992 – Jan 1993 3 mos Cape Town, WC, South Africa Design and control of various fruit handling equipment projects. Was employed to get CAD system
    off the ground. This did not materialise due to a take-over by Dormas.
  • Business Owner Ciskei Fencing & Design · Self-employed Sep 1989 – Sep 1992 3 yrs East London, EC, South Africa Owner of two businesses in Ciskei in the fencing and access control industries. I decided to liquidate
    the companies on advice from my lawyer at the height of the labour unrest and strikes. We moved
    back to Cape Town.
  • Project Engineer Wilson Rowntree · Full-time Sep 1987 – Aug 1989 1 yrs 11 mos East London, EC, South Africa Project engineer with main responsibility the primary chocolate manufacturing department. This
    included budgeting and control of a project team. Some projects were:
    • The installation of a chocolate pumping & weighing system to six departments as well as a 6-
    ton chocolate mixer.
    • Cold storage room.
    • Various mixing vessels.
  • Designer Johnson & Johnson · Full-time Jul 1983 – Aug 1987 4 yrs 1 mos East London, EC, South Africa All aspects of a Drawing office including factory layouts, electrical schematics, mods to bottling,
    labeling and sanitary product lines. Involved with motivation for use of Skok Cad system during
    1/85. Involved with streamlining the design process and support for two project engineers.
  • Designer Alcape Henks · Full-time Jul 1982 – Jun 1983 11 mos Cape Town, WC, South Africa A large variety of equipment including stacker/de-stackers for fruit and mushroom farms, tractor
    and earth moving equipment canopies, clothing industry equipment, earth moving equipment
    add-on parts.
  • Design Office Manager Bakke Industries · Full-time Jan 1981 – Jun 1982 1 yrs 5 mos Paarl, WC, South Africa All aspects of a Drawing office including factory layouts. Machine design for Styrofoam trays for
    fruit packaging, 1 st foam egg mold in South Africa, labeling equipment, rubber mats &
    dustbins. The 1 st reverse osmosis production tooling in South Africa, expanding foam blocks,
    paper Mache' egg trays and many more.

Education

  • Cape Town Technicon NDT (T4) Mechanical, Medchanical Engineering, NDT (T4) Mechanical 1977 – 1980