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     Date Submitted:24-02-2016
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     Current job:Quality Specialist
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Management, Reliability and Safety, ILS and Quality
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    EXECUTIVE, PROGRAMME,QUALITY MANAGER/DIRECTOR


    PERSONAL INFORMATION

     

    NATIONALITY

     

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    PORTUGUESE/SOUTH AFRICAN

    RESIDENTIAL AREA

     

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    GLENVISTA, JOHANNESBURG

    PREFERRED GEOGRAPHIC AREA for work

     

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    COASTAL/OVERSEAS

    Marital status

     

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    MARRIED

    LANGUAGE/S

     

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    ENGLISH, PORTUGUESE, FRENCH (A BIT RUSTY)

    AVAILABILITY / notice period

     

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    ONE MONTH

     

    EDUCATION:

     

    Qualification:       MEng    

    Institution:           University of Pretoria       

    Date:                     3/May/1992

     

    Qualification:       MBA     

    Institution:           International Management Centres

    Date:                     17/January 1987

     

    Qualification:       BSc Eng 

    Institution:           Century University

    Date:                     27/July/1985

     

    Qualification:       Advanced Diploma in Industrial Management

    Institution:           Institution of Industrial Management

    Date:                     23/May/1984

     

    Qualification:       Diploma in Datametrics   

    Institution:           Unisa    

    Date:                     29/April/1982

     

    Qualification:       Advanced Diploma in Production Management

    Institution:           Production Management Institution Of South Africa

    Date:                     26/June/1981

     

     

    ADDITIONAL TRAINING:

    ·        Certified Quality Engineer (ASQ) 1978

    ·        Certified Reliability Engineer (ASQ) 1987

    ·        Reliability (Quality Training and Consulting)

    ·        Leadership (in-house)

    ·        Quality Management (in-house)

    ·        Specification Practices (Sparrius)

    ·        Logistics, (Sparrius)

    ·        Reliability and Maintainability (Metron)

    ·        Quality Management module of SAP R3

    ·        Certified Physical Asset Management Practitioner

     

    ACHIEVEMENTS:

    ·        Development and implementation of Reliability program

    -       Certification of a Combat Support Helicopter

    ·        Development and implementation of Aircraft maintenance programs

    ·        Implementation and maintenance of Quality Systems to ISO 9001

     

    ACCREDITATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:

    •             Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (number 1364256 )

    •             Member of the International Council on Systems Engineering (number 20642)

    •             CEng (Chartered Engineer) with the Engineering Council of the UK (number 575099)

     

    COMPUTER LITERACY:

    ·        Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, Access, Project, Power Point)

                        

    WORK EXPERIENCE:

     

    Date:     May 2014 until now

    Organization:       SANSA

    Designation:        Quality Engineering Specialist (May 2014 until September 2014 and then August 2015 until now)

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        Actively co-ordinate the implementation of a PMO

    ·        Development of corporate procedures to eventually conform to ISO9001 and AS9100;

    ·        Development and implementation of Product Assurance procedures for the Satellite program.

     

    Designation:        (Acting) Executive Director: Space Programme Division (from September 2014 until August 2015)

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        Act in the position of Executive Director: Space Programme Division until an appointment is made

    ·        Manage the acquisition of a satellite system

    ·        Development and implementation of System Engineering procedures for the Satellite program.

    ·        Engage the Department of Science and Technology, the main contractor and other stakeholders.

     

     

    Date:     September 2011 to November 2013

    Organization:       Hatch Goba

    Designation:        Strategic Asset Management Lead

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        Operational Readiness (OR), Reliability evaluations, Maintenance schedule development and updating, System Improvement workshops, Proposals, training and coaching of Junior engineers.

    ·        Participated in the following OR projects: RTCM, Transnet N16Mn, Transnet Richards Bay Port Expansion, KUMBA ZRP, QMM Madagascar. These are all on-going projects.

     

     

    Date:     October 2007 to August 2011

    Organization:       Denel Aviation

    Designation:        Systems Engineering Manager

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        This position addressed all the aircraft fleets in Denel’s portfolio: Rooivalk, Oryx, Impala, C130, Airbus 400, etc., even though the focus was on Rooivalk and Oryx. The position was responsible for the following disciplines: Systems Engineering, Design Engineering, Man Machine Interface, System Safety Analysis, Maintenance Program Development, Project Management, Reliability and Qualification, ILS, Avionics Simulator, and Test Bench.

    ·        The Rooivalk was certified against DEF STD 970 (mainly) whilst I was the Systems Engineering Manager. This was an all-important milestone. I am happy to have contributed to this effort through my reliability, safety, maintenance and (lately) certification activities.

    ·        The Oryx Helicopter underwent a midlife avionics update. This Program was subject to a rigorous Qualification and Certification program (DEF 970). The nature of the program demanded from the department specific attention to Safety Engineering, equipment Bench testing, system simulation, and Logistic updating studies.

    ·        In an effort to maintain a Design and Development activity in the Engineering environment of Denel Aviation, I supported the Chief Engineer in the launching of a new product from grass roots. The effort was started by conducting a market analysis, and comparing this with DA’s capabilities and skills. It was found that there was a niche for two products:

    •     an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which should be a silent Rotor Wing (for surveying/ security purposes)

    •     a Light Transport Aircraft (LTA) in the rugged 15 person transport category.

    ·        Next I assisted the Chief Engineer by preparing top level specifications used for presentations to DA’s management and prospective investors. These presentations were made and capital and support were secured that allowed DA to embark on the projects.

    ·        I left DA at this point.

     

     

    Date:                    October 2001 to October 2007

    Organization:       Denel Aviation/Dynamics

    Designation:        Project Manager RAMS

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        This position was dedicated to the Rooivalk helicopter. As an integral part of the Design activity, I developed and implemented a reliability program, a safety engineering program and a maintainability engineering program. The RAMS program was also used to support the Certification program. To this end the following typical types of activities were performed in each program: management, engineering and accounting. Tools like FMECA, FTA, Root Cause Analysis, Prediction, Preliminary and System Safety Analysis, and specific Logistic Evaluations (such as Spares requirement analysis) were used on a continuous basis. A Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS) was developed on Access and implemented to support the above activities and tool application.

    ·        The Life Cycle Costs and Total Costs of Ownership programs were calculated using proprietary programs and excel spread sheets. These programs used primarily the information collected and fed into the Logistic Support Analysis database, and the mission profiles as defined by the clients.

    ·        I was also responsible for the development and implementation of the Rooivalk Maintenance Plan. This plan was developed in accordance with MSG3. The plan was developed at three levels (O, I, and D), and addressed systems and components, and was both flight hours and calendar based. An important characteristic of the Maintenance Plan is that this is a living plan. By creating a Maintenance Review Board (MRB), and using the feedback from the FRACAS system, this Plan is updated on a regular basis.

     

     

    Date:     March 2001 to October 2001

    Organization:       Ogma

    Designation:        Project Manager: Assessor to the Board of Directors

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    Assessment of the organization, recommendations,

    and progress reporting to the Board of Directors, regarding the reorganization,

    training, and improved methods of work.

    •     organize for design/project work

    •     identifying suitable training organizations and software for RAMS

    •     developing a Project Management practice

    •     prepared a training schedule for those areas found wanting

    •     secure the approval of the Board for the implementation of the proposed actions

    •     prepared the training material for ILS

     

    Date:     August 1998 to February 2001

    Organization: Denel Aviation         

    Designation: Quality Systems Manager       

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    •     Providing support functions to the Product Managers

    •     Quality Assurance, Configuration Management, Product Safety,

          Information Technology, Technical Documentation, Technical Libraries,

          Technical Training, and Health and Safety.

    •     Planning for all the support functions, long term strategy, and budgeting

    •     Maintenance of the ISO 9001 certification

    •     Maintenance of the 5 star NOSA certification (Health and Safety)

    •     Implementation of a Continuous Improvement Process Programme

    •     I travelled overseas and locally to ensure the transfer of technology in the fields of Quality, Reliability, Maintainability, Safety and Logistics and Information Technology and to assist our Engineering and Marketing teams in their promotion efforts

     

    Date:     August 1993 to August 1998

    Organization:       Denel Aviation

    Designation:        RAMS Engineering Manager

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    •             Established the Reliability, Availability and Maintainability Section.

    •             Prepared the Reliability Plan and the Maintainability Plan.

    •             Developed the specification for a RAMS database

    •             Supervised other engineers populating the RAMS database

    •             Developed a specification for a Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action System(FRACAS)

    Developed a methodology for the calculation of spares

    •             Established the Work Groups, and Engineering Steering Committee for the approval of the Maintenance Plan

    •             Prepared the Logistic Sections of product Specification which was a publication issued by the Program Office.

    •             An important aspect of this work was the continuous contact with the prospective client; specifications for development and production are consistently evolved from the conceptual phase until the production phase. I was deeply involved in the preparation of Marketing material for the promotion of our products

     

    Date:     September 1991 to July 1993

    Organization:       Simera  

    Designation:        Reliability Manager

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        My main contributions were the risk analysis in terms of total project feasibility, the logistic analysis proposal and the reliability and maintainability studies.

     

    Date:     April 1986 to August 1991

    Organization:       Atlas Aircraft Corporation

    Designation:        Logistic and Quality Manager

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        It was my responsibility to prepare an Integrated Logistic Support Plan (ILSP) for our main products; all the traditional ILS disciplines were addressed: Maintenance, Manpower, Computer Resources, Facilities, Spares, Technical Documentation, Training, RAM, Transportation, and PHS&T

    ·        My role included implementing a Quality Assurance System in the Design Environment. I developed a manual reflecting all quality procedures and practices.

    ·        Activities such as Quality Planning, RAMS Planning, Contract Review, FMECAS, FTA, Reliability Critical Items List, Sneak Circuit Analysis, Maintainability Analysis, were developed and implemented.

     

    Date:     January 1986 to April 1986

    Organization:       JCI, Kroostad

    Designation:        Quality Consultant

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        I was hired to help identify this fabrication company's manufacturing quality problems and to propose solutions to alleviate those problems. This entailed an appraisal of the company's management procedures as well as a thorough examination of the shop floor fabrication techniques and standards (relating to measuring, storing, cutting, bending, welding, shot blasting and painting, mostly). My findings and recommendations were presented to management at the end of my brief. Many of my recommendations were subsequently implemented

     

    Date:     May 1981 to December 1985

    Organization:       Circle Pumps

    Designation:        Quality Manager

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        I was responsible for the implementation of a quality system modelled on SABS 0157 (=ISO 9000 series), part 2. I developed a quality manual, and introduced a system of documented corrective action. The QA department that I headed performed supplier quality assurance, receiving inspection, process quality control, pump performance testing and final inspection. I was also responsible for the performance evaluation of new pump models and for the solving of problems experienced by customers in their pumping systems. This was of great help in introducing improvements in our products.

     

    Date:     August 1975 to April 1981

    Organization:       Haggie Rand

    Designation:        Head of Quality Assurance

     

    Duties & Responsibilities:

     

    ·        I started in the laboratory, performing tests on the raw material used in the manufacturing of sisal and steel rope. As I become more experienced, I was transferred to the quality control department, which was involved in the quality control of the wire manufacturing (drawing) process. Eventually I was promoted to head of quality assurance, and I was responsible for the development and implementation of procedures modelled on SABS 0157, part 1. At this stage, the department staff of quality technologists numbered a total of 11. An important part of our work was the development of project quality plans and their auditing.


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