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dennis deyzel OccupationMaintenance Planner



NationalitySouth African

Ethnic GroupWhite

Language English, Afrikaans

Desired job locationWilling to re-locate within South Africa as well as Internationally.

Current EmployerYara Animal Nutrition Durban

Availability1 month notice

Contact Details Cell phone+27 (0) 79 500 6847

Tel +27 (0) 31 823 9666

Residential LocationDurban North, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Profile Maintenance Manager with with 22 years experience in the Engineering fields including: Chemical (50%), Paper and Heavy Industry (40%), Textile (5%), Animal Feeds (5%). A self motivated and hard worker with management experience in all aspects of personnel work within the Engineering Industry. Ability to work with a strong degree of accuracy and effectiveness even under immense pressure. Able to use own initiative and work as part of a team. Proven leadership and Planning skills, including managing and motivating team members to achieve company objectives. An effective communicator at all levels within an organisation. Consistently works to the highest professional standards and thrives on delivering successful projects which yield positive results within the organisation.


1995AECI (Midlands Factory, Sasolburg) Olifants Fontein (Red Seal).Fitting and Including Machining


Standby duties and work on critical plant equipment were conducted whilst in second year of apprenticeship.

1993Sasolburg Technical CollegeN2 Fitting and Machinery Theory N3 Math; N3 Science; N3 Mechano. Technology

2006 - 2007Umbilo Technical College; Sastri CollegeN4 Math; N4 Science; N4 Mechano. Technology; N4 Supervisory Management; N5 Strength of Materials; N5 Mechano. Technology; N5 Power Machines

AchievementsObtained a distinction in N4 Supervisory Management.

1991New Forest High SchoolGrade 12 (Matric)


Awarded Natal colours for Gymnastics two years running and was placed second in Natal first year running and 1st in Natal second year running 1987/1988. Was also part of the school athletics team and rugby team.

Professional Certifications / Registrations / Memberships

Trade tested Fitter including Machining (Olifantsfontein 1995)

Computer Skills Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Microsoft Projects SAP R3 SAP B1 Internet

Professional Strengths Strong planning, organising and monitoring abilities and an efficient time-manager. Used to working under pressure and meeting strict deadlines. Ability to prioritise and deal effectively with a number of tasks simultaneously Active and dynamic approach to work and getting things done Respond quickly to changing situations; and work well under pressure while maintaining individual team effectiveness. Ability to coordinate group projects and complex timelines

Able to solve complex problems through strong planning and strong implementation skills

Able to evaluate complex problems, develop alternatives and consider their impact on the organization Attention to detail, planning, organization, and daily delivery requirements Able to interact with other people at all levels of the organization and from diverse backgrounds. Strong analytical problem solving skills. Ability to relate well to others and establish good working relationships

Proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives. Working knowledge of ISO 14001, 9001, NOSA

Working knowledge of engineering procedures.

Sound understanding of the national regulations regarding Engineering standards

Sound understanding of National Engineering Standards and good practices.

Sound understanding of preventative maintenance programs.

Strong leadership skills, self-directed and the ability to make independent decisions.Ability to think strategically and act tactically


...During this period of time Dennis has applied himself in a conscientious manner, in all tasks requested of him. Besides performing his normal duties, Dennis has assisted the company by performing standby duties, on behalf of other artisans who were not able to perform their duty at the time. Dennis is reserved gentleman who applies himself to the work at hand, rather than just talking about it. His attendance record is unblemished.Jeremy Reid, B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering; G.C.C. Sasol Fibres

Mechanical Expertise

Fault finding, overhauling and replacing of Pumps (KSB, Sulzer, Appleton & Howard, Mono Pumps, Warman, Corro, Piston, Diaphragm, Gear and vane pumps).

Fault finding, monitoring, replacing, routine maintenance and servicing of Atlas Copco oil injection screw compressors (Done oil sampling, oil changes, overhauling of load and unload valves, pressure testing of oil coolers and separators).

Monitoring, fault finding overhauling and replacing of Radicon Gearboxes.

Monitoring, fault finding, overhauling and replacing of stirrers and mixers.

Conveyor maintenance: Monitoring, fault finding, general repairs: Changing conveyor belts. Splicing of material belts on sludge conveyors. Removing & replacing guide rolls, drive rolls. Replacing bearings on drive rolls and guide rolls, belt alignments/tracking.

V-Belts: Inspection of belts and pulleys. Replacement of belts and pulleys. Alignment of belts and pulleys. Reading tension chart and tensioning belts accordingly with use of tension meter.

Pressure testing: I have experience with pressure testing a wide variety of equipments i.e. Tanks, filters, tube bundles, heat exchangers, steam/caustic evaporator bodies, compressor oil separators and air receivers.

Mechanical seals/Gland packing: Worked with and installed a variety of mechanical seals whilst stripping and overhauling centrifugal pumps. Have experience in repacking pumps and parallel installed agitators.

Carbon repairs: Have experience in repair carbon blocks on Hydrochloric acid towers. This entailed stripping the tower, inspect carbon blocks for chips, cracks etc. Then repairing cracks, chips with carbon putty and baking in oven to cure carbon repairs.

Clutches: Monitor, fault find and repair clutches (On coupling/motor) on various equipments.

Mechanical valves: Remove, replace and overhaul various valves: Butterfly, gate, ball, cone etc.

Pipe work: Replacing, strapping, inspecting and general maintenance such as replacing leaking gaskets etc. (Have experience with steam, water as well as hazardous chemicals and gases such as Chlorine, Hydrochloric acid, Sulphuric acid, Hydrogen, Mercury etc.).

Oil sampling of various equipment for analysis purposes. Overhaul, fault finding and repair to bucket elevators

Overhaul, fault find and repairs to Screw Conveyors

Overhaul, fault find and repairs to crushers

Overhaul, fault find and repairs to animal feed drier drums

Overhaul, fault find and repairs to coal furnaces (Including refractory replacements)

Overhaul, fault finding and repairs to spray drier unit Bearings: Insp, replacement of various bearings on pumps, gearboxes, rollers, agitators, conveyors, centrifuges and electric armatures etc. This involved setting up bearings with correct clearances, packing with correct grease and quantity etc.

Basic machining: Have experience with basic milling and turning of parts.

Alignment of equipment: Double DTI Clock gauge alignment and laser alignment on pump/gearbox/motor couplings as well as with pulley alignments on Vacuum pumps and agitators etc. Experienced with aligning pulleys with straight edge and plum line string to.

Removing and replacing Paper machine rolls and aligning (Been involved with numerous roll changes up to the weight of 30 tons plus).

Other general Paper Machine maintenance are: Maintenance on Fibron belts, steam and condensate heads, Paper winding and cutting machinery, Paper coating machinery, refiner pumps and vacuum pumps and slat conveyors etc.)

Pressure testing and general maintenance on Trichloroethylene and Cerechlor reactors.

Experience working on Chemical Hazard team with regards to Chlorine road tankers.


Installation of new Santex shrink machine in the textile industry (Frame Textiles).

Installation of new 6 tub dye machine in the textile industry (Frame textiles).

Stripping and overhauling/refurbishment of rail road tippler (AECI, Sasolburg). Installation of entire new caustic soda Evaporator body (AECI, Sasolburg).

Part of team to rebuild/install new paper machine (Mondi, Merebank).

Various small projects of pumping system installations. Rebuild on coal furnaces: Refurbishment of furnace beds and rotating equipments and rebuilding divisional walls, roof within furnace, Demolishing of damaged refractory and replacement of refractories (Yara Animal Nutrition Durban, 2014). Replacement of ducting system for animal feed plant scrubber system (2014). Total rebuild of spray drier unit at Yara Animal Nutrition for processing of Kalori: To obtain increased efficiency and reliability of equipment (Past history proved that previous spray drier unit was changed out on a 3 monthly basis, after rebuild and modifications made spray drier unit ran for 12 month period and was still running at my resignation with YARA Animal Nutrition (Yara Animal Nutrition Durban, 2014). Investigated, compiled motivation expenditure proposal according to national regulations, planned and managed storage tank containment bund rebuild project at Yara Animal Nutrition Durban