David Gouverneur

David Gouverneur

Technical department manager & decision maker. Coordinator. Deliverer.
 

Currently employed at Ocean Automation Solutions

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    Summary

    Technical department manager & decision maker, coordinator, deliverer, practical & logical problem solver, business process developer, quality manager and departmental administrator. Skills:- - Manages, coordinates and provides technical support to service engineers. - Handles all aspects of customer service, customer care and complaints. - Prepares quotations, tenders and visits clients for contract negotiations. - Schedules work assignments, manages work progress and monitors costs. - Develops business processes and tweaks them based on performance evaluations or KPI"s. - Manages projects, project costs and prepares final invoices. - Manages day to day running of the Technical department, IT department , workshop and facilities. - Engineers / designs new control systems and refits / upgrades. - Manages and coordinates the complete project life cycle. - Plans, designs, implements and maintains IT infrastructure and systems. - Designs and distributes marketing materials to customers and prospective clients (including design of online and printed brochures in Adobe Indesign / Illustrator). - Designs. updates and carries out search engine optimisation of company website and regularly updates the various social media channels. - Installs, commissions and troubleshoots control systems. - Determines HR requirements, advertises, interviews and employs engineering staff, carries out training needs assessments and arranges training as required. - Writes technical manuals and drafts CAD drawings (AutoCAD) for engineered systems. - Implements and maintains company QHSE systems ISO9001:2008, ISO17025:2005, OHSAS-18001

Experiences

Director / Service Manager / QHSE Manager

At Ocean Automation Solutions

From April 2008 to Present
Responsibilities included:- Management, Sales, Service & Marketing ; * Manage the service department and all operations related to the day to day running of the company. ; * Identify potential customers; discuss their business requirements, present solutions offered by the company, and...
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Service Manager

At Total Automation Middle East

From February 2002 to April 2008
Responsibilites:- * Management of the service department, including incoming enquiries and quotations. ; * Design and engineering of all new control systems and equipment. ; * Troubleshooting and Maintenance of automation systems. ; * Preparation of CAD drawings and engineering documentation....
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Divisional Manager - Programmable Systems

At Instech Technical Services

From May 1999 to April 2001
Responsibilities:- * Managed a team of 60 installation technicians. ; * Prepared quotations for new programmable systems and attend client meetings. ; * Carried out the installation and repair of high security time delay locks, CCTV systems, fire alarms and security alarms in banks and other...
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Instrument Specialist

At Suprachem Pretoria

From July 2000 to January 2001
Responsibilites:- * Installation, calibration and general maintenance of all instrumentation systems comprising ; * Moore APACS (DCS/PLC) and Intellution FIX (SCADA), Differential pressure transmitters, Orifice plates, Magnetic Flow Meters, Pressure switches, Level Switches, Temperature Switches,...
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Instrumentation Specialist

At Saldanha Steel

From November 1998 to April 1999
Responsibilities:- * Employed on a six-month contract to assist with the commissioning (cold loop & hot loop checking) and start-up of the Corex C-2000 plant, Raw materials plant, Sludge granulation plant and Iron and Slag granulation plants and handled the following instruments and system: * ABB...
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Instrumentation Technician

At Iscor Pretoria Works

From January 1994 to October 1998
Responsibilites:- * Responsible for the installation, maintenance and calibration of instruments and control systems on the Corex C-1000 plant, Desulphurising Plant, Pig iron plant, Coke ovens, Raw materials plant and By-products plant and handled following systems and instruments: * Honeywell...
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Iscor Trade Centre, Pretoria

National Trade Certificate in Industrial Instrumentation, Iscor Trade Centre

From January 1994 to June 1997
Process Control from Iron and Steel Corporation of South Africa, Pretoria Works, * 1-year Course in Industrial Instrumentation (National Certificate) from Pretoria West Technical College, 1994. ; * Completed ISO 9001:2008 lead auditor Training. ; * Trained as Computer Support Engineer from...
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Skills

 
  • Administrative support
  • AutoCAD
  • Automation and control
  • Business Development
  • Business Process Management
  • Company Needs Assessments
  • Customer Service
  • Design of control loops
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