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Viril Tommy De Kock

Viril Tommy De Kock

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Africa

About

A Spectrometist , with process plant experience and managing analytical laboratories for more than 20 years.- Uranium ; All precious metals ; Ferromanganese; Non-Ferrous Metals; Sewage Plants ; Coal ;Electroplating ; Paints ; Cements ; Adhesives ; Copper ;Water. I am a goal orientated, collaborative,decisive leader and have worked with multinational teams in various sectors. I have demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and integrity throughout my career, renowned for my honesty and my ability to secure the trust of internal and external clients and key stakeholders at the highest level. Furthermore, through the leadership of cross- functional teams, I have proven that I can motivate, manage, lead, organize, plan and inspire people towards the achievement of company strategic objectives. During the course of my career, my responsibilities have grown from an chemical analyst to laboratory manager and progressively expanded in assist managing plants including refineries.

Experience

Assmang- Cato Ridge Manganese Works.

Laboratory /Quality Assurance Superintendent

Assmang- Cato Ridge Manganese Works.

Aug 2007 - Sep 2011

Metal and Chemical Industries.

Refinery Superintendent

Metal and Chemical Industries.

Jan 1986 - Jul 1988

Blue Circle Cements

Process Chemist

Blue Circle Cements

SGS- East Africa

Laboratory Manager

SGS- East Africa

Oct 2011 - Aug 2014

Inspection, verification,testing and Certification company • Assigned to do and improve the overall operation of various laboratory activities, in accordance with SGS policies, principles and procedures. • Rendered technical assistance to many plant and mining activity to solve practical problems and dealt with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exist

Northam Platinum

Chief Chemist

Northam Platinum

Ended in Jul 2007

Process Control ,quality assurance. • Succeeded to administer and manage the functions in the laboratory to provide an efficient timorous, accurate precise and cost effective analytical service to all relevant sections of the company.

Impala Platinum

Senior Analytical Chemist

Impala Platinum

Sep 1996 - Apr 1998

Management of Fire Assay Division. • Co-ordinate all tasks in the Fire Assay Section with respect to work or complexity – Budgeting; reporting; Staff selection etc. • Improved the turnaround time for the analysis of many critical samples by using an Atomic Emission technique named – Aztec.

Gold Fields Ltd.

Assistant Chief Assayer

Gold Fields Ltd.

Aug 1988 - Aug 1996

Base metal and precious metal laboratories. • Co-ordinate all tasks in the laboratory with respect to work or complexity. • Perform the more complex analysis using considerable experience intervention of material from gold diamond branch of the SAP; validate 213 of the Criminal Procedures Act 51 of 1977 by Signature. • Improved the of various environmental control samples including oil samples of machinery. • Assigned to do all water treatment analysis; analysis of cyanide solutions; determination of base metals in ores (Cu, Fe, Al, Zn, etc.) and related materials; analysis of miscellaneous mine materials; Physical and chemical analysis of uranium; Assay of gold bullion; quality controlling of acid plant; assayed complex Copper containing materials and geological prospecting samples; analysis of various environmental control samples including oil samples of machinery

Transvaal Coal Owners Association

Laboratory Analyst

Transvaal Coal Owners Association

Ended in Nov 1984

Coal quality control laboratories. • Ultimate analysis of coal (Pyrolysis with quantitative collection of gaseous soluble and condensable products). • Analysis of ash - forming materials in coal. • Determination of calorific value, moisture, ash, content, volatile constituents of coal. • Test for re activity of coke to carbon dioxide. • Test for efficiency and output of hot water boilers. • Analysis of volatile constituents and gasses in coal

Private

Technical Consultant

Private

Sep 2014

• Bring specific expertise to the design, instruction, or operations of technical solutions. • Work in an instructional capacity with clients, training end users. • Perform other work in manufacturing operations as a technical support person within a production capacity. • Resolve problems at operations.

Education

Specialized Training

spectrophotometry

Specialized Training