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Linda Makaya

Candidate ID: 1725287

Career Summary

Years of experience: 10 years in SCADA/PLC Programming, Automation, Embedded Systems, Network Systems and Field Instrumentation Maintenance. Field: Process Instrumentation and Control Systems/ Electronics/ Light Current Engineering

Skill Set

PLC/SCADA Programming, Network Systems, Automation, Process Control, Instrument Maintenance, Troubleshooting, SAP

Professional Information

Total Experience : 10

Nationality : South Africa

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Engineering

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Curriculum Vitae of Linda Makaya

Years of experience: 10 years in SCADA/PLC Programming, Automation, Embedded Systems, Network Systems and Field Instrumentation Maintenance

Field: Process Instrumentation and Control Systems/ Electronics/ Light Current Engineering

BTech Degree
S4 National Diploma
Trade Test
Advanced Generic Management

ECSA: Candidate Engineering Technician
Reg no: 2018700612

Current position: Instrument Technician

Company: Impala Platinum Refineries PMR

Cell no: 078 219 0455 a/h
Work no: 011 360 3891


Surname : Makaya
First Names : Linda George
Identity Number : 8712305714083
Date of Birth : 30/12/1987
Postal Address : Tswelopele Village,5 Ingulule Street, Krugersrus Ext 4, Springs, 1559
Physical Address : Same as Postal Address
Cell no : 078 219 0455/ 082 518 7645 a/h
Work no : 011 360 3891
E-mail Address : or
Driver’s License : Code 10/ C1
Gender : Male
Marital Status : Married
Interests : Science and Technology
Nationality : South African
Languages : English/Zulu/Sotho/Setswana

Qualification 1
Baccalaureus Technologiae (BTech): Electrical Engineering/Light Current
Field of study: Process Instrumentation and Control Systems
Year: 2019
Institution: Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
Qualification 2:
National Diploma (NDip): Electrical Engineering/ Light Current
Field of study: Process Instrumentation and Control Systems
Year: 2011
Institution: Durban University of Technology (DUT)
Qualification 3:
Trade Test: Instrumentation Mechanician
Year: 2011
Institution: AngloGold Ashanti Engineering Training Centre/ MQA
Skills Programme:
Supervisory Development Programme
Advanced Generic Management-Version 2
Year: 2016
Duration: 1 semester
Institution: Top Performers for Africa/ MQA
Secondary School:
Highest standard passed: Matric
Year: 2004
Subjects passed: Physical Science, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, IsiZulu and English
School: Buhlebemfundo Secondary School

Current Position: Instrument Technician
Company: Impala Platinum Limited Refineries, Precious Metals Refinery (PMR)

Job description: To ensure plant availability and adequate systems control to assist operations in meeting process targets by resolving problems in plant instrumentation, PLC programming and SCADA programming.
Period: 01 November 2011 to date

I have knowledge and 10 years experience in the following equipments and systems:

1. SCADA/HMI: Wonderware System Platform Application Server and InTouch for System Platform.
2. PLC: Siemens Simatic Step 7, Siemens/ CTI 505 Workshop/ APT, Siemens LOGO and ABB AC500 CodeSys. Programming: Ladder, Statement List, Function Block, Timers, Counters and PID Control.
3. Communication Network Systems: Industrial Ethernet, TCP/IP and Peer to Peer.
Interconnections: Hirshmann Switches, Hubs, and Routers.
Communication Medium: RS232, Profibus DP, Fiber Optic, Cat5e and Conversions.
4. Embedded systems: PIC microcontroller programming-IoT Application. ‘C’ programming language.
5. Final control elements (pneumatic & hydraulics): globe valves, diaphragm valves, ball valves, butterfly valves and solenoids. Suppliers: Fisher, Georg Fischer, Valtek, DLM, Burkert, Prisma, Praher, Asahi, Quadrant and Hytec.
6. Measurements: Flow, temperature, pressure, level, weight, pH, Conductivity and safety light curtain systems. Suppliers: Endress+Hauser, Vega, Wika, Rosemount, Siemens, ifm electronic, Pepperl+Fuchs, DC Weighing, RET Automation, C& F Technologies and Banner.
7. Computer literacy: SAP and Microsoft Office.
8. Inventory Management: Maintain level of spares.
9. General Management: Planning, Leading, Organising and Controlling
10. Control Strategies: PID, Feedback, Forward, Cascade, ON/OFF, Gap and Ratio Control.

1. BTech Industrial Project 4 (university): Web-based System for Monitoring Physiological Parameters of Patient - an Internet of Things (IoT) Application.
2. Monitoring of EPMR Barrens Fume Extraction Pressure with Peer-Peer PLC Network Programming and SCADA Configuration.
3. Restarting and Commissioning Leach Plant Reactors A200A&B TIV. Programming of A200A TIV on A106A Filter Press SFC and Programming of A200B TIV on A106B SFC.
4. Commissioning of EPMR Barrens Plant Filter Presses K114A&B.
5. Leach Plant Filter Press Power Pack Relocation A106A&B. Standardization, wiring, P&ID drawing and easy maintenance.
6. Installation of praher 2-way ball valve M1 with position feedback in the Gold Plant. Cost saving and easy maintenance.
7. Installation of robust Vegabar Pressure Transmitters with diaphragm valves at EPMR Barrens Plant for level measurement. No downtime compared to the previous level measurement system. Accuracy improved, stability, reliability and cost saving.

My responsibilities in all mentioned projects:
Attend HAZOP meetings
P&ID drawings review and update
Instrument selection, advice, cost control and purchase-SAP
Commissioning-Loop checking/testing in and out of the PLC
PLC programming and simulation according to Process Philosophy
SCADA configuration

Cold/ Hot commissioning

ECSA: I’m registered as a Candidate Engineering Technician Reg no: 2018700612
Professional Engineering Technician Registration in Progress

1. Mr Resego Dithlobolo
Company : Impala Platinum Limited Refineries
Position : Senior Instrument Technician
Plant : Precious Metals Refinery (PMR)
Department : Engineering Services – Instrumentation
Contact info : 011 360 3067, E-mail address:
Postal address: P.O Box 222, Springs, South Africa
Physical Address: Corner East Geduld and Cowles Street, East Geduld, Springs, 1559