Stef Coetzee
Stef Coetzee
Johannesburg, South Africa
Engineer with control and automation experience gained at Hatch, a leading consulting engineering firm. Holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering. Self-starter effective at reaching goals in demanding environments.
Work experience
Intermediate Control & Automation Engineer
April 2021 – Present
Hatch Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Hatch Technologies team member on the Zimplats Furnace 2 project. Responsible for control and automation design and deliverables.
Software team member on the Northam Platinum project, a US$60 million detail design and commissioning project in Limpopo, South Africa. Activities and responsibilities included:
  • Distributed control system software development and implementation on PLCs; and
  • Furnace instrumentation installation and commissioning on an expedited schedule.
Junior Control & Automation Engineer
February 2019 – March 2021
Hatch Africa
Johannesburg, South Africa
Control and automation team member on the Iron Bridge project, part of a US$2.6 billion 20Mtpa magnetite processing facility in Western Australia. Using T-SQL and Excel with VBA:
  • Saved hundreds of hours of reviewing and rework by developing diagnostics and progress-tracking tooling for the project control and automation digital twin; and
  • Developed an equipment-tagging generator to programmatically produce correctly formatted electrical termination tags, removing the need for error-prone manual entry by designers and engineers.
The Ruby on Rails Tutorial
July – September 2020
Michael Hartl’s
Completed courses on Ruby, Ruby on Rails with test-driven development (TDD), Unix command line, Git, HTML and CSS, and JavaScript.
Master of Electrical Engineering
February 2017 – December 2018
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Thesis permalink:
  • Awarded an Innovation Scholarship by the South African National Research Foundation
  • Member of the winning team at the 2018 Stellenbosch Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
2013 – 2016
Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa
GPA: 3.3 / 4.0
Languages & Frameworks
Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript (ES6+), SQL (T-SQL, PostgreSQL), HTML5, CSS3, Tailwind CSS, Python
Git, Heroku, Windows Subsystem for Linux, Excel (with VBA)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills (IELTS Overall Band Score: 9/9)