Experience

  • Operations Manager

    at voestalpine VAE SA

    June 2018 - at Present

    Gauteng

    I am currently employed as an Operations Manager at voestalpine VAE SA (Pty) Ltd and in charge of the Broad Gauge turnouts manufacturing plant at the Isando branch. I manage in a highly unionised environment hence I find myself relying a lot on my conflict management skills, general communication, assertiveness and situational management approach. We rely on engineering knowledge to efficiently run our operations hence I manage to inspire logical approach to problem solving from my employees from all levels. I currently hold a Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Technology Management) from the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal and a Higher Certificate in Management Development (MDP) from the University of the Free State. I have also done short courses to supplement my skills and have obtained certificates as can be seen on my profile.

  • Production Manager

    at Macsteel Service Centres SA

    August 2015 - May 2018

    Gauteng

    I am in charge of production at Macsteel Coil Processing (Cut-to-Length) facility with more than 98 indirect reports and 9 direct reports. I am responsible for planning, organising and executing responsibilities in a cost effective manner to meet profitability and sustained growth as well as Quality standards. I ensure that meaningful and accurate information is recorded and documented as per company Quality Management Systems. I am involved in handling disciplinary processes as well as grievance related processes. I ensure that Health, Safety and Environment requirements are adhered to. I am responsible for implementing ideas and/or technologies that improves operational efficiencies to maintain sustained continual improvement. I am part of the company's internal QMS auditors and ensure that all operations are executed as documented in the company's Quality Manual.

  • Mechanical Engineer

    at Macsteel Service Centres SA

    August 2010 - July 2015

    Gauteng

    Involved in engineering design projects aimed at improving plant performance, Health and Safety and Maintenance

Education

  • Management Development Program

    at University of the Free State

    2017 - 2018 (1 year) Free State

  • Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Technology Management

    at University of Pretoria

    2013 - 2014 (1 year) Gauteng

  • BSc Engineering (Mechanical)

    at University of Kwa-Zulu Natal

    2005 - 2009 (4 years)

Languages

  • English Native

  • Zulu Native

Hives